So, way, way back in February, we spent two weeks in Cabo San Lucas. A friend was getting married there, and we, of course, took the opportunity for a longer visit. I’m not sure why it took me this long to write about it, as our lives just aren’t that busy, but it did (probably because we weren’t huge fans of Cabo). A return trip to Mexico in May (more on that later) finally gave me the impetus to put the figurative pen to paper. So, here goes.
In short, we didn’t love Cabo. It was expensive and touristy and not the type of place we normally would like. Mexico deserves far more than seeing it only from the bottom of an empty margarita glass, yet many of the Cabo tourists seem intent on only doing that.
And, there was “Let’s Go Brandon” stuff everywhere. I only moderately fault the vendors for selling that crap — they have to make a living after all — but it speaks volumes that the trash sells well enough that nearly every vendor with t-shirts or hats or flags had that junk.
And, we didn’t like the ever-present touts trying to get us to buy things. It was beyond obnoxious. (But we did see one amazing t-shirt — it said “Don’t tell my mom I sell timeshares. She thinks I play piano in a whorehouse.)
We didn’t like that American dollars were accepted pretty much everywhere. If you go to a foreign country that uses their own currency, shouldn’t you expect to pay in the local currency? Isn’t that just like a basic level of respect?
And, the tacos aren’t as good as we have had elsewhere in Mexico. But, on the other hand, even an only halfway decent Mexican street taco is still good. Amirite?
But you know what we loved, loved, loved? The whales.
The whales were incredible. They made the entire trip. (Well, ok, the wedding wasn’t bad either.)
The whales were so incredible we took multiple whale watching trips. We even got to see a baby being taught how to breach by its mom and an adult male. It probably breached something like 50 times while we watched. Over and over and over again. Life doesn’t get much better than watching something like that.
We would go back just to see the whales.