Top 10 things I learned about Cabos San Lucas:
1. At a given bar, you can only find either Corona beer or Dos Equis. You can't find both. One or the other. While Dos Equis is very popular here in Texas, Corona is more popular over there. Pacifico is also popular there.
2. Most bars serve wine from Chile. You have to pay top dollars for California wine. I am talking about 45-50 dollars for a small bottle of Kendell Jackson. Grey Goose Vodka is moderately priced though. You can buy it at a grocery store.
3. Bugs. Lots of them. Although they are not enough to be scary, they can be very annoying. Take some bug spray with you and keep it handy.
4. Most restaurants have no air condition and are open air. I am from Texas so I can tolerate some heat but sometimes it can be overwhelming. Also, the bugs like to share your food at times or just swim in it.
5. Water Taxis are abundant on Cabos beaches. It is just like hailing for a cab in Manhattan. You can flag one down from Medona beach to take a boat ride to the Arch. You can take glass bottom taxis also and actually see some exotic fishes in the crystal clear water.
6. Lover's beach is a really small strip of beach and is very crowded. If you think you are going to have a nice romantic time there, you are mistaken. I think it is called lover's beach because everyone is packed like sardines there. If you take a water taxi to see the Arch, you'll pass by it. Just ask the taxi driver to slow down so you can take some pictures.
7. Only some beaches are swimable. The undercurrent on most beaches is very strong. I have never ever heard such loud thundering waves crashing on the shores. Once I was taking a walk on the beach and a wave came out so strong that everyone literally ran for their lives. Follow the rules. Don't swim where you are not allowed to. On the positive side, you can easily find swimable beaches within a walking distance or short taxi ride. And no there are no jelly fishes there. None that I could see.
8. Regardless of the hotel you are staying in, you'll make new friends. You'll run into the same people over and over again. And if you are nice, you'll gain some friends. There is something about the air over there that makes people friendlier.
9. Coffee is very very mild. You ask ask for extra strong coffee but that doesn't change much. Solution? Drink Diet Coke immediately followed by champagne.
10. I was told that in Mexico, Men always have the last word. And it is always, "Whatever you say my dear."
I can't wait to go back!
Huge thanks to Carol for letting me steal the top 10 concept!