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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #75 on: January 31, 2016, 01:32:24 AM »
Hi all,

Just signed up to an account. We manage the Chabad in Cabo and are happy to help with any questions or info related to travel in or around Cabo.

I can't stand it when people get ripped off by the local trip vendors around town and would be happy to suggest what prices you 'should' be paying for different trips around town.

Feel free to email or PM me at any time.

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: January 31, 2016, 03:25:33 AM »
Hi all,

Just signed up to an account. We manage the Chabad in Cabo and are happy to help with any questions or info related to travel in or around Cabo.

I can't stand it when people get ripped off by the local trip vendors around town and would be happy to suggest what prices you 'should' be paying for different trips around town.

Feel free to email or PM me at any time.

Amazing !!! Thank you!

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: July 18, 2016, 11:10:26 PM »
I just returned from a business trip to Cabo and loved it. Weather wasn't so bad, hotel was fantastic and the food was wonderful (Thanks Benny for the help!). If anyone needs any updated info etc let me know. Even though it was a work trip still managed to get some jet skiing in as well as a fishing trip.

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2016, 09:11:56 AM »
I just returned from a business trip to Cabo and loved it. Weather wasn't so bad, hotel was fantastic and the food was wonderful (Thanks Benny for the help!). If anyone needs any updated info etc let me know. Even though it was a work trip still managed to get some jet skiing in as well as a fishing trip.

Will there be a TR?

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: March 25, 2017, 11:21:38 PM »
My family and a bunch of other families will be staying in the westin resort in Cabo. Right now we have a confirmed minyan with daveners, lainers, and kosher food. I was wondering if any other families would like to attend so over shavuos night we could hear lots of drashas, divrei torah, and the more people the better. If you would like to come or have any questions pm me

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: May 07, 2017, 10:49:17 AM »
Rabbi Benny & Sonia are the best!
Nuff said.

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: July 18, 2017, 06:19:07 PM »
BIG NEWS!

Cabo is about to have a glatt kosher restaurant! But they need your help to get it started... please give to the go fund me campaign to help them cover the start up costs.

 This restaurant is run by Chabad and it won't make lots of money, they are doing it purely to HELP provide kosher food for people that are looking for a place to vacation!

https://www.gofundme.com/baja-kosher-restaurant-in-los-cabos

LET'S PUT CABO ON THE KOSHER MAP! It's a really beautiful place... and the chabad shluchim are awesome.

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: November 01, 2017, 08:29:40 PM »
Has anyone gone late December?  Is it packed then?  Is it worth going there for 2 days if we can't go to beaches with non tznius people there.
Not looking to spend all day at the beach, don't mind going in the early morning to a non touristy spot.
Is there other things to do besides the beach?

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: December 07, 2017, 02:18:24 PM »
How is cabos vs cancun? I have been to cancun already. any major difference? Thanks.

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: December 21, 2017, 11:39:48 PM »
Has anyone gone late December?  Is it packed then?  Is it worth going there for 2 days if we can't go to beaches with non tznius people there.
Not looking to spend all day at the beach, don't mind going in the early morning to a non touristy spot.
Is there other things to do besides the beach?

Just got back from Cabo last week. Rabbi Benny can answer any questions about what to do and where to go etc.
There are beautiful empty beaches on the Pacific side of Cabo about 20 minutes outside the city. you could put your feet in the water, but that's it because it's rough and dangerous.
If you want beautiful swimming/snorkling beaches, earlier to mid morning Chileno Beach will be pretty empty as long as it's not a weekend or holiday. By late morning or afternoon it'll have plenty of non-tznius. Swimming beaches are on the sea of cortez side of Cabo.

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: December 21, 2017, 11:44:13 PM »
How is cabos vs cancun? I have been to cancun already. any major difference? Thanks.

Cancun feels like Miami Beach. Cabo feels like chilled out Mexico, but safe - seems like police are everywhere. 
Cabo also has a very good cheap Kosher restaurant run by the Chabad Rabbi, who's very nice.

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: December 28, 2017, 11:42:55 PM »
Just booked airfare for Feb.

SNA-SJD 10K SW + $94 Tax

Got plenty of HH to burn for room..

Any other lodging suggestions?

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: January 01, 2018, 03:33:48 PM »
got back from Cabo last week.

a few things: the mafia runs the taxis so its way overpriced and theres no competition. no free hotel shuttles from the airport. it seems like you need to book round trip transportation from the airport before you arrive. shuttles is the cheapest. i think its about $21 a person for a shuttle each way and taxis are $60 or more one way. (not a set amount, price will go up with the amount of passengers) there is a local bus that the locals use. its $5 US from the airport to cabo. takes about an hour as opposed to the 35- 40 minute drive by car. not sure how long a shuttle takes. i guess it depends on how many stops they have to make

the city is very safe, people are pretty helpful.

you almost dont need pesos - in the tourist areas, they take US dollars for everything. but take cash, u never know if there will be fraud on your cc, though they have atm's all around if u need.

expect to tip for everything. the initial prices are pretty cheap though.

many beachfront hotels  - you actually cant swim in the water as its not safe.

i asked earlier on this thread about tznius. overall i found that it was fine. since we took our own boat for the tour we didnt have anyone in their bathing suits on the boat with us. for parasailing - its gets windy so most people are wearing stuff over their bathing suits. sunset cruise it can actually get a bit chilly, everyone is dressed. as for the Marina and walking around. I found it to be the same as walking in California in the summer. most dressed normally, a few not.
the Mexicans dress pretty modestly especially considering the temp.
we didnt stay at a resort so cant answer for that

if youre going to rent a car - look on trip advisor, they list a few trustworthy places. apparently there is a required daily mexican insurance charge (third party) on top of the regular insurance. most rental places will make you pay the regular insurance unless you argue or bring proof that your cc covers. so online you can find very cheap rentals, but you wont end up paying that.
with the trusted places it will be about $50 a day for a compact to standard card. everything included.
book in advance as they get booked pretty fast

for the activities to do there - theres plenty stuff you can book online in advance, but you can also book from the marina while youre there. prices arent too much different. as soon as you get to the marina (and even before) theres people trying to sell you stuff

things to do
basic boat tour to the popular beaches, lands end arch, ....
a glass bottom boat or water taxi will cost you $10 a person. some may charge you a bit more if you want to get out and swim or snorkel and then get back in. one of the spots - pelican cove - is clear waters with all theses beautiful fish. you have to rent the snorkelling stuff from the marina. to me it seemed, many were just swimming with goggles. you can even see the fish from the boat. its a small area, and during busy season it was jammed
we got a boat for just us 2, for $15 each. the basic tour is around 40 minutes

parasailing - costs about $40 each

whale watching - price depends on the size of the boat and how many you go with. we were offered $100 for a boat with just us.
usually about 2.5 hours

sunset cruise - again depends on the boat, there is 15 people boats and much bigger ones. about 2 hours. most offer open bar and light supper.

fishing trips - again depending on size. i think these are 5 hours

they also have tubing and banana boats, jet skis...

other activities is swimming with dolphins, horseback riding, electric bikes, scuba diving
and atving - that seems to be big there

i found on trip advisor - glass blowing factory. not too many people knew about it and 3 taxis we asked didnt know where it was as the address says the main street but its not on that street.
was nice place, you can watch them make the stuff and you can make requests or actually help make your own piece.
keep in mind that you will have to come the next day to pick up the stuff if its made on the spot. and they stop making things by 3:30 so you need to go there earlier. its about a 5 minute drive from the marina.

the kosher restaurant is in the "mall" right near the marina. easy to walk there. great food! friendly helpful staff. Rabbi Benny is very helpful and has ideas, tips and contacts (disclaimer - i am related)


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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: January 01, 2018, 04:23:59 PM »
got back from Cabo last week.


Thank you, good info.
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