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Los Cabos Attractions – Natural History Museum

People of all ages are certain to have an fascinating time at the Natural History Museum in Cabo San Lucas. This museum, known locally as the Museo de Historia Natural, is one of the most popular attractions in Los Cabos; it can be found in the heart of the downtown area, and inhabits what was once an elementary school (called Artículo 123 Naciones Unidas or United Nations Article 123). The museum itself, however, opened to the public on the 9th of October 2006 and has been enriching the cultural scene of the city ever since. A Bit of Everything You will definitely be more interested in some topics than others, but the museum itself has a good variety of displays and exhibits to enjoy so you should never find yourself bored! If fossils are up your street, for example, you will love the displays concerning paleoanthropology and paleobotany as they contain fossilized animal and plant remains! You can also look forward to exhibits concerning geology, astronomy, and paleontology! Cabo San Lucas History Lessons If you’re …

Free Tours for Your Next Trip to Puerto Vallarta

Budgeting during your vacations is like a fine art. You want to have a marvelous experience but don’t want to put too much pressure on your credit cards. This is particularly true for Club Caribe members who take regular vacations, sometimes more than twice a year. So, let’s just say you want to limit yourself to one paid tour each time you vacation in Puerto Vallarta, like the Marigalante Pirate Ship or a whale watching tour, then you will be happy to know that Puerto Vallarta offers alternative activities that are just as fun (well, almost).   Check out these popular pastimes in Puerto Vallarta that won’t cost you penny: Downtown Tour You can join the downtown tour by going to the Tourist Office located on the main plaza in Puerto Vallarta’s Centro area opposite Starbucks at 9am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays or 12 noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This tour is two hours long, so make sure your shoes are comfortable for walking and you have some drinking water on hand. Admire the …

Whale Shark Season Almost Upon Us

Summer is well on its way, and that means that the whale sharks, too, are coming to the warm water of the Mexican Caribbean in search of fresh feeding grounds. Whale sharks migrate to the waters near Cozumel and Cancun each year in order to feed in the warm shallow waters of the Caribbean Sea. They are fascinating creatures, and a sighting will be the highlight of any summer vacation in Cancun, of that we are sure! Whale season runs from June to mid September; this gives visitors plenty of opportunity to swim with these magnificent and gentle beasts. Whale Sharks are the largest fish species in the ocean, and despite weighing in at 20 tons with an average length of 18 to 32 feet they are gentle, docile creatures that have proven to be non-dangerous to humans. Their slow speed, around 3mph, and their preferred diet of plankton make them the perfect subject for snorkeling and diving. Whale sharks are one of only three known shark species which filter-feed, meaning they filter food through …

Where did the Mexican Margarita Originate?

The margarita is the cocktail most synonymous with Mexico by far… but have you ever asked where it actually came from? Combining ingredients including triple sec, tequila, and fresh lime juice; the classic margarita is a refreshing drink which can be served on the rocks or frozen and blended. Often served with a salted rim, especially in the classic lime flavor, these cocktails have evolved over the years; there have been countless versions and flavors of margaritas dreamed up. Fresh fruit concoctions are particularly popular; the actual history of Mexican margaritas is a bit unclear, however, although there are several different stories which claim to explain their advent (most contain beautiful women!). Political Connections One story claims that the cocktail was originally dreamed up by a bartender at Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada. Don Carlos Orozco had reportedly been tinkering with new drinks when Margarita Henkel, daughter of a German ambassador, stopped in for a drink. He offered her one of his concoctions and since she was the first to try it, he named it after …

Garza Blanca Los Cabos Update – Now Taking Reservations

We are excited to share that Garza Blanca Los Cabos Resort & Spa is shaping up spectacularly in its prime location between the lovely towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, just a short distance from Cabo San Lucas Airport. As Club Caribe members, you can be amongst the first to enjoy this stunning new addition to your membership that is sure to leave you breathless and coming back year after year for extraordinary experiences. Accepting Reservations from Members – October 1 2018 We are now taking reservations from Club Caribe members for vacations starting on October 1, 2018 and thereafter. Why not call today to book your accommodation at Garza Blanca Los Cabos Resort & Spa on +1 800 473 4590? We can’t wait for you to stay! In-keeping with the award-winning Garza Blanca brand, luxury, quality and fine service will be more spectacular than ever at Garza Blanca Los Cabos Resort & Spa. You will be met with chic design and elegant comfort at every turn. During this first round …

Experience a Dazzling Secret River Excursion

There is something magical about experiencing new and exciting things while on vacation, and visiting the incredible Rio Secreto (Secret River) should be at the top of your list when spending time in Mexico’s Caribbean. Situated near Playa del Carmen, this natural wonderland is sure to leave you in breathless awe. You will be led in an unforgettable exploration of a mystical underground river where extraordinary stalactites and stalagmites decorate the space in dramatic fashion. Nature’s Visual Wonders With thousands of these geological formations to encounter, this excursion is a feast for the eyes. Imagine floating in the crystal-clear fresh water of an underground river as you gaze above at the incredible visual wonders created by nature throughout millions of years. You don’t need to be a geology buff to enjoy this amazing site; in fact, those who visit without much prior knowledge on the subject may walk away from the experience feeling the most inspired by what they have seen. The Secret River Excursion Under the guidance of an expert, you will hike and …

San Jose del Cabo Highlights

Cabo San Lucas was once an exclusive and ritzy destination accessible only to the rich and famous, but these days it’s one of the most popular and busy tourist destinations in Mexico. San Jose del Cabo is considered to be the quieter, more sophisticated cousin of Cabo San Lucas; it has all the amenities you might need generally but a little more tranquil. The soon-to-open Garza Blanca Resort in Los Cabos is ideally located between both San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, so you will find you can enjoy the best of both destinations when you use your membership to stay from October 2018 onwards. Read on to find out more about how you should spend your time in San Jose del Cabo. Study the Architecture If you’re a culture vulture, San Jose del Cabo will be perfect for you; the architecture in the historic downtown district is charming and beautiful, as is the town plaza! Noteworthy buildings in the city include the Misión de San José del Cabo Anuiti, dating back to …

Great Tacos in Puerto Vallarta

If you’re planning on a visit to Puerto Vallarta in the near future, you should think about where you’re going to eat while you are there; no trip to Mexico would be complete without sampling a few tacos, and Puerto Vallarta is a great place to do just that! Puerto Vallarta is a city of art, music, and fine-dining, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the street food. In fact, some street food venues in Puerto Vallarta can put some fine-dining restaurants in other places to shame. Tacos of all kinds are most definitely on the menu, and here we have the (not so) skinny, so to speak, on the very best places to get them…   El Barracuda El Barracuda is a relaxed beach-side restaurant which offers a variety of foods, but specializes in fresh seafood. Their tacos are mouth-wateringly good; there really isn’t a bad choice on the menu, but if you want to get the best this eatery has to offer you should consider the Baja-style fish, smoked marlin, or steak …

The Amazing Yucatan Ruins of Coba

Coba is a spectacular archaeological site found on the Yucatan Peninsula almost two hours from Cancun that is rich with history and beauty. The intrigue and mystery of the ancient Mayan culture is found among these ruins that also boasts the tallest pyramid in the entire Yucatan.   Discovery The jungle landscape encompasses Coba on all sides and two large lagoons are found at either end of the impressive ruins. Because of its secluded location that is partially hidden by lush vegetation, the ruins at Coba were not actually discovered until the mid 1800’s. Further investigation into the area did not occur until the 1920’s due to the Caste War that was raging in the region at that time.*   Hidden gems Today, the majority of the ruins remain untouched so that visitors can truly see what life was like in Coba during the Mayan’s reign. In 1973, Coba was designated as an archaeological site so that the public can enjoy and appreciate a piece a history. There are around 6,000 structures throughout the site, …

Where Can You Visit with Club Caribe Membership?

You can discover paradise in a number of fabulous locations with just one membership. All you have to do is decide where and when you wish to visit and you can stay at a fabulous resort you can call home in various locations in Mexico and around the world. Learn a little about the destinations offered by your membership below and be sure to click on the links to read more information about each unique destination. Cancun Imagine a stunning combination of bright Caribbean hues, white sandy beaches and colorful Mexican traditions, and you have conjured the image of Cancun. This lively beach destination has earned popularity as one of the most incredible vacation spots due to its historical, cultural and gastronomic features that complement its natural beauty. Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit Two neighboring beach destinations both served by Puerto Vallarta’s international airport, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit create a love affair for all of your senses, tempting your taste buds with gourmet restaurants and local food stands, igniting your passions, soothing your stresses …