Magno Travel Insights for the State of Baja California Sur
Traveling in Mexico and in the State of Baja California Sur with the Insights of Franco Magno
The state of Baja California Sur. Hi! Magno readers. The Magno Insights are some of the learnings I’ve come to after 25 years of traveling experience in Mexico. By taking advantage of these inputs, you’ll go a little beyond on your trips in Mexico. Please take advantage of these recommendations that I consider useful for any kind of visitor.
So, some recommendations for the Baja California Sur state are:
* Los Cabos is a separate destination from other Mexico’s destinations. This way, for example, putting into practice money-saving strategies is totally different here.
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* Should you want to come in traveling high season, booking your flights, hotels, and attractions at least four months in advance is ideal.
* The increase in tourist arrivals itself doesn’t determine the Los Cabos and La Paz high tourist arrival season, and generally in the rest of Baja California Sur state.
Those seasons are mainly influenced by the winter and the whale-watching seasons. This phenomenon is the same for Baja Sur’s Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez.
* This way, high seasons are present from October to mid-April-May.
* Despite the Los Cabos weather is mostly warm at night in the winter season, you can sometimes feel cold air sensations.
This way, keep this in mind to protect yourself from those winter illnesses.
Cabo’s wind usually blows strongly in late summer and early fall, which lessens the intense heat feeling a little bit.
* There are two whales species swimming in the Baja California Sur’s surrounding waters. One is the humpback whale, and the other one is the gray whale. Visiting Los Cabos for whale-watching tours have different price ranges.
You can find great deals even in the high season by going to the “Cabo San Lucas Marina” to check those prices out. Some tour operators are open to negotiating prices. It doesn’t hurt anybody just to sound the field.
* However, there are other Baja Sur’s cheaper places in Baja to admire these marvelous cetaceans species as they follow: “Puerto Adolfo López Mateos,” “Guerrero Negro,” and the “Laguna de San Ignacio.”
Some other paradisiacal whale destinations are the “Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto,” the “Bahía Magdalena,” “Mulegé,” and the “El Vizcaíno” biosphere reserve. Tour prices are considerably lower there.
* In Baja (Baja is an alternate friendly way to name the Baja California Sur state), there isn’t a typical dish, representing the state by itself.
Some of them raise their hands, but once again, you won’t find the iconic one. Instead, Baja California Sur’s cuisine is an exquisite menu made up of all the different human groups’ culinary contributions. All those people have migrated from Mexico’s inland and from abroad too.
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* Thursday is a “Pozole” day. Some Mexican restaurants have established that Thursdays are the “Pozole Day.” This way, you can find this exquisite typical Mexican dish at affordable prices on Thursdays.
* As I usually recommend in other blog’s posts, eating at Mexican municipal markets is an incredible, tasty, and economical way to enjoy Mexico’s traditional cuisine dishes.
Walking into these amazing places is a micro journey by itself to the Mexican way of life essence. It also allows you to find many more options than in international level restaurants.
For example. In San José del Cabo, you can find the “Alberto Alvarado” municipal market, and in Cabo San Lucas, the “Mercado Marina.” Both markets are full of delicious options for all visitor’s likings.
* On the other hand, some local restaurants where you can taste delicious and economic Mexican food are these ones:
1.)El Campestre and
* The “Machaca de Res” is a satisfying dish that you can find at several restaurants and is the predominant one in the Baja California Sur state.
However, as I previously mentioned above, Baja Sur’s cuisine is a great dishes’ mixture.
Fish and seafood dishes at local restaurants near the sea are amazing experiences in Baja California Sur’s lands that you can experience all year long.
* Taxi services are somewhat expensive, especially in Los Cabos.
However, there are alternatives wherever you go. You can use transportation services by smartphone applications or urban transportation too. These latter options come from the hand of “Cabo Baja” and the “Ruta del Desierto” transportation companies in Los Cabos.
Besides, there’s a regular urban transportation line that runs along the Los Cabos main avenues. Additionally, if you prefer to rent a car, you’ll hit the jackpot in your Baja Sur’s destinations transfers.
* Are some of you nightlife hunters? Well, Los Cabos has rhythmic options for you. The discos or “antros” (Antro is a slang word we use in Mexico to name a “Disco”) stack up in Los Cabos at the “Lázaro Cárdenas” avenue and the “Boulevard Paseo de la Marina.”
However, Cabos’ nightlife main venues are pricey. There are also cheaper options. If you are ok, no problem, then go ahead. The choice is yours.
On the other hand, if you want to experience the typical Mexican music atmosphere, full of fun and dancing, you can visit some Cabos’ public squares. Those ones that you can easily find around the “Cabo San Lucas” marina, or the “Circuito Cultural Cabo.” Music usually starts from 6.00 PM to 11 PM from October to July and August.
In fact, there’s a season, which every Saturday, you can find typical music and dance. In August and September, this activity takes place once a month.
Now, what is the result of combining fantastic accommodation options at very affordable prices and awesome tours? Hostelworld and Musement.
* On Thursday nights, Cabos has the famous “Art Walk” in the San Jose del Cabo gallery district. Classy experiences just for refined people.
* Another Magno appreciation. Tourism from the United States and Canada represent the majority in Los Cabos.
This way, if you visit us from George Washington’s or Terry Fox’s lands, some businesses apply discounts for members of AARP, AAA, and those benefits that offer you credit cards like AMEX.
Don’t forget to ask the stores if they accept these discounts.
* Most of the Mexican resort workers are friendly and receptive to tourism. However, aggressive and bossy behavior isn’t well received in Mexico. So, it’s not unreasonable to observe some courtesy manners.
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