About Samantha O
Lives in Redmond, Oregon
Since Feb 2015
25-34 year old female
I like to experience a trip by going to more local places and meandering about. Walking through a food market on a busy Sunday, eating like a local at a food stall and going to a couple historical places sounds like my cup of tea. I grew up in Mexico City and have traveled around Mexico through my childhood and adult years, always adamant about how the best beaches can be found here. Lived in the Pacific Northwest for over five years and currently involved in farming and adventure days in Central Oregon.
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As the name suggests, this beach is sure to spark romance at the first glance, but having a significant other is not necessary! Families and solo travelers should also visit this beautiful spot while in Cabo. It's a more secluded beach for beach pioneers that don’t need commercial establishments around.
After a morning full of beach activity (snoozing and tanning included), you can grab lunch at the ubiquitous Office on the beach. We all wish this were our actual office, a large palapa with colorful decorations, plenty of seating right on the sand, and a menu that accommodates anyone.
Medano Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Cabo San Lucas; with tranquil waters and a wide sandy area, this spot is accessible and enjoyable for all ages. You will find an array of water sports to try out here, anything from kayaking, paddle boarding, or jet skiing. Restaurants, shops, and bars line the beach with enough options to keep you entertained for a whole day.
A nice walk along the boardwalk is a good way to spend the afternoon. There are numerous clothing shops, coffee shops, restaurants, and bars around. Gawk at the luxurious yachts and walk till the hunger and a thirst for margaritas arrives, which may not be too long.
A well-deserved Mexican breakfast awaits you at this cute cafe named after the ubiquitous Beatles song. Penny Lane offers freshly-prepared organic dishes featuring the best of Mexican breakfast cuisine.
A two-hour drive up the peninsula will take you to one of the most wonderful preserves in the area. Access the only remaining coral reef in the Gulf of Mexico, where you can observe natural habitats at their finest. Cabo Pulmo is one of Mexico’s National Heritage sites — named so by UNESCO — where there are residing families providing basic services for tourists and securing the preservation of nature. You will not regret coming here to experience the most beautiful natural landscapes and escaping from society for a bit.
Gordo Lele's offers the amazing balance of 'out of this world' Mexican food, fun entertainment by the charming chef, and unbeatable prices for a filling dinner. Experience the Mexican tradition of going out for tacos in a casual place with good company and a cold beer.
El Squid Roe is legendary among locals and tourists as one of the most entertaining and attended nightclubs in Cabo. Three floors are usually crammed with people from all over the world dancing to a mix of popular music and drinking cocktails out of yard-long glasses.
Cabo has a wide variety of tourist activities, but the one most people should experience at least once consists of a small cruise taking about 30 people around Cabo’s bay for snorkeling, sightseeing, and partying under the sun.
Popular among surfers for awesome waves, Zipper's is a good place to either enjoy the surf, or sit at a restaurant and enjoy the view. Zipper's offers international cuisine that is sure to please anyone’s palate, a wide variety of cocktails, and live music to set the mood just right for your last day in Cabo.
Baja California has one of the best craft brewery industries in Mexico, and Cabo is lucky to have a few Baja Brewing Company bars open around, where locals and tourists like to come sample the well-executed recipes inspired by Mexico.
There is no sweeter goodbye than a good Cabo Taco goodbye. Tacos Rossy will deliver the popular Cabo fish taco to the best of standards. Locals rave about this place and will crowd the joint at all hours. Don't leave without going to Rossy!