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Family Friendly Sporting Activities in Cabo

When you visit Cabo San Lucas and the surrounding area you will have ample opportunities for fun and family friendly sporting activities! Here are just a few. ATV & Dune Buggy Satisfy your need for speed! The deserts around Cabo San Lucas are perfect for racing around in these off road vehicles, and if you have teenagers this is a great family activity. Anyone age 16 and up with a valid driver’s licence can drive one. Tours are typically 3 hours long. Jet Ski If racing on dry land isn’t your thing, get your adrenaline rush by renting jet skis at Medano Beach and cruising around the bay. Check with the tour operator ahead of time to find out the minimum age for driving a jet ski solo. Some will allow children 16 and up with a valid driver’s license to drive, while others require drivers to be 17 or 18. Minor children can often ride along with parents on the same jetski. FlyBoard In the last few years FlyBoarding has taken over as the …

Rio Cuale Islands

Puerto Vallarta is a fabulous city filled with haute cuisine, designer shopping, hillside cityscapes and breathtaking beaches, but the real magic is in the hidden details. To truly get to know a place and its people, one must take a walk and absorb the sights and sounds of life around them. For a rich source of history, art and culture, a visit to the Isla Cuale or Cuale Island is in order, and the only way to explore it is on two feet! The Cuale River splits in half to circumvent two large islands in the middle of the city defining the distinct styles of Puerto Vallarta as it divides Old Town (or the Romantic Zone) from Centro. The two halves of the city are completely different, each offering a unique flavor and pace. As a silent mediator between the two, the islands sit quietly tucked between rushing waters and lush gardens. Children, couples and individuals stroll the manicured walkways in this city park filled with music, artisanal crafts, quiet dining and community events. It’s …

Day Trip to Tulum

The archeological ruins of Tulum are a short drive down the coast from Villa del Palmar Cancun! Going to visit the ruins can be a fun day trip for you and your family, and we can help you book the tour. Post-classical Trading Port Tulum was one of the last cities where ancient Mayans lived before the Spanish colonization of Mexico. The ruins date back to the 13th through 16th centuries. It is one of the most well-preserved Mayan sites. It was a city that was an important hub for trade in the region, situated on a cliff above the Caribbean Sea, and protected by a wall surrounding the city, which is still mostly intact today.   Tulum is famous for its Pyramid El Castillo (The Castle) and its position on the coast. You can tour the ruins and then walk down the stairs to the beach and swim in the sea! It is one of the truly magical sites in Mexico, and being the only Mayan site built on the coast, it is one …

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Los Cabos 101

Los Cabos stretches along the southernmost tip of Baja California and includes the cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo. We’ve put together a quick guide that covers some of the things to do in the area.   Cities Cabo San Lucas is known for nightlife, high end restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. It’s also where the main marina is. San Jose Del Cabo is known for its traditional Mexican look and feel, including cobblestone streets and brightly colored buildings. It is an artists’ hub with many art galleries. Waters Los Cabos is situated where the Pacific ocean meets the sea of Cortez, which provides the opportunity for travelers to experience both bodies of water which are quite different. The Pacific side has stronger wind and waves, and cooler weather The Sea of Cortez side has calmer waters and warmer weather The shallower, warmer waters of the Sea of Cortez allow many varieties of marine life to thrive there. Jacques Cousteau called the sea of Cortez “the aquarium of the world.”   Water …

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Sport Fishing in Puerto Vallarta

One of the best ways to enjoy your vacation in Puerto Vallarta is to go on a sport fishing trip on the Bay of Banderas, and the fall and winter season is the best time for fishing! There are several fishing tour agencies in Puerto Vallarta. These tour agencies work with independent fishing boats, and have numerous different kinds of boats under contract. Booking your trip through one of these agencies will ensure that you will be on a very professional boat with a top-notch crew that speaks English, and has been vetted by the agency for safety, reliability and quality of the trip. Master Baiter’s Sportfishing and Tackle Charly’s Sport Fishing & Tours Mike’s Fishing Charters & Tours Puerto Vallarta Sport Fishing The agency will arrange everything for you, and the boat will supply everything you need, including the fishing license, fishing rods, tackle, bait, drinking water, everything. The only thing you need to bring is sunblock, a hat for the sun, and you may want to consider wearing long sleeves, or dressing for …

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MUSA – Cancun’s Underwater Museum

Travel is an amazing experience, even if you stay at your resort, but what makes your time extraordinary is discovering the wondrous phenomena of an area. MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) is one of those magical finds that can define your vacation and expand your horizons. This underwater art museum is a testament to human ingenuity, creativity and the mark we leave for future generations. More than 750,000 people visit the Cancun-Isla Mujeres Marine Park every year severely taxing the natural environment and changing the seascape. So in 2009, Roberto Díaz Abraham, once the President of the Cancun Nautical Association and Jaime González Cano, Director of the National Marine Park created a plan to draw people to the waters surrounding Punta Nizuc, Isla Mujeres and Cancun. This would help to spare the overly visited coral reef systems and give tourists an equally stunning experience. They then searched out Jason deCaires Taylor, an English sculptor, to get the project started. As it gained momentum, other sculptors such as Karen Salinas Martinez, Roberto Diaz Abraham, Rodrigo Quiñones …

Balandra Beach

If you’re up for adventure outside of Cabo San Lucas, Balandra Beach could be just the place you are looking for. This stunning, secluded beach is located approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes northeast of Cabo San Lucas, on the Baja California Sur peninsula, outside of the town of La Paz. Even though this beach is located on the eastern side of the peninsula, due to the geography of this particular cove of the peninsula, this beach actually faces west. Check it out on Google Maps. White sand, clear water, and perfect swimming conditions are some of the reasons why people love Balandra Beach, but the dramatic scenery is the most important reason to travel here! Desert mountains surround turquoise blue water here, with the shapes of the mountains forming many natural coves, each with its own beach. This location is rather remote and there are not many people on these beaches, so they are quite private.   Balandra Beach became a Natural Protected Area in 2008, which means there isn’t any development in this …

Colomitos, The Smallest Beach In México

The Emerald Hidden in the Mexican Pacific Less than an hour from downtown Puerto Vallarta is a special place, surrounded by exquisite flora and adorned by a warm, golden beach, where numerous varieties of marine fauna coexist and where unique and wonderful sunsets over the ocean can be appreciated. An authentic jewel where tranquility and adventure converge, where the senses are enlivened and the pleasure of being in the sea is felt all around. Playa Colomitos offers diversity in its maximum splendor because to get to this particular place, you either can hike the trails from the road to Barra de Navidad, or you can take any of the boats that depart around Puerto Vallarta. Besides the small size of this beach, the calm and warm waters, spectacular view and comforting breeze are the first things you will notice about Playa Colomitos. It is a beautiful tiny destination that invites you to stay from sunrise to sunset, walk in the jungle, rest on the sand, capture photographs, dive, fish, explore the nearby beaches, and taste …

Cancún Prohibition Of Plastics

Regulation of the use and consumption of plastics is growing in Mexico, due to public concern about how plastics are destroying the environment and its wildlife. One of the main challenges in highly touristic cities is the eradication of the use of disposable plastics in public places, specifically on beaches and in parks. Straws, plastic cups, cutlery, bags, bottles, styrofoam, and a wide variety of non-biodegradable products are the current focus of attention due to the ease with which they reach our hands and with which they are wasted. In December of 2017, the city of Querétaro became the first city in Mexico to ban plastic bags, by unanimous city council approval of the Regulation of Environmental Protection and Climate Change, which allows for a fine of up to 200,000 pesos to anyone who violates the new provision. Earlier this year, the state of Jalisco announced a plan to prohibit the use of plastic straws and plastic bags, starting awareness campaigns in January 2019 and moving into a ban on those products in 2020. The …

The Origin of Mexican Chillies

Christopher Columbus is most commonly credited with aiding the spread of chillies (and their popularity) across the globe, but did you know that these spicy little plants originated in Mesoamerica? Particularly in ancient Mexico. Long before Columbus ever reached the “New World” the ancient Aztecs and Maya had domesticated the chilli plant; archaeologists can trace them as far back as 5000 BC in the Tehuacán Valley! The word chilli comes from Nahuatl (an Aztec language from which many modern terms and words are derived). The plant itself had many uses beyond spicing up food and drinks; it was used for medicinal purposes and for the fumigation of homes in certain cultures!   So you see, the chilli has been popular for a very long time! Mexico, el país de los 64 chiles 🌶 si no pica no sabe 😅 . . . . #mexico #gastronomia #chiles #tijuana #tijuanamakesmehungry #visitmexico #bajacalifornia #tjtq #chilemexicano #raices #mexicanos #elpecadogastronomico #youtube #youtubers #youtuber #blogger #turismo #🇲🇽 #mercado #mercadoelpopo #mercadomexicano #mercados #centrotijuana #tijuana #enchilados A post shared by Carlos Amarillas (@carlosamarillas84) …