Los Cabos is located on the very edge of Baja California. So if you're able to drive straight down from Orange County, this is where you may just end up. The beautiful peninsula of Los Cabos.
Once in Cabo San Lucas, you have to take a little boat ride to the shores of Los Cabos since there isn't a docking area for a huge cruise ship there. Be sure to wake up early and get down to the boat station as fast as possible because it gets really crowded. Everybody wants to get to Los Cabos fast, but there's only two little boats that go back and forth. We thought we got down early, but had to wait about 30 minutes before being able to get on the boat that takes you to Los Cabos.
Anyway, once you're on Los Cabos, you are welcomed by the beautiful sea and wonderful natural architecture. Here in Cabo San Lucas, we decided to go on the Land's End Boat, Beach, and Shopping excursion.
This excursion was an awesome deal. We first start out by getting on the triple decker boat that takes you around the Los Cabos Peninsula. You're able to see the famous "Arch," a beautiful natural archway, and all the beautiful things around it.
We also saw dolphins, seals, and pelicans as we sailed through the beautiful peninsula.
After your boat tour is done, the tour guide will then take you down to a local resort hotel. The hotel is located right by the beach where you can relax, enjoy the ocean, and have a wonderful lunch. As you saw from my previous post, we enjoyed this little spot, relaxing on the sand with some Pacifico beer. One of those Corona beer commercial moments.
And after you relax and enjoy the beach for about an hour, they take you down to the local shopping mall where you can splurge what you have left of your money to buy souvenirs for your friends, family, and of course, yourself. I was able to buy some Cuban novelties here myself.
After the shopping, its now time to go back on the cruise ship, and you have two more days of never ending entertainment, all you can eat buffets, and relaxing by the pool. Can't complain. :)
I think on this trip, we spent about $2000 for the two of us including the cruise, shore excursions, tips, and alcohol. The cruise alone turned out to be about $550 a person or so.
One little advice for you to save money when going on a cruise is to bring your alcohol with you when you initially board the cruise ship in Long Beach. Having a bottle of rum, tequila, whiskey, wine, or anything else that you like will help you to save a lot of money on alcohol. Of course, we did splurge once on some strawberry daiquiris and pina coladas, but it's always nice to have your own bottle of wine that you can sip to.
The cruise will not let you bring in alcohol once you are in Mexico. You can buy a bottle of tequila and some Kahlua, but they will take it away from you and give it back when the cruise is all over. Having your own little stash of booze will definitely help to make your trip even more entertaining while saving a little cash that you can spend elsewhere.
Anyway, it was all fun on the cruise. We hope to go again sometime soon!