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Airports:
Foreign visitors staying for more than 24 hours would be expected to pay 350 pesos ($18.50), although giving to the fund is completely Optional.

From airport you can take a private car or shuttle but book it before from someone with 5 star rating from TripAdvisor or Yelp. Many scam artist in the airport.


Getting around town there’s car rental, taxi, bus and Uber. But Uber might not be allowed in your lobby.

Where to stay:  Points?
Hilton Points
Waldorf
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Los Cabos

Marriott Points
Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort (RECENTLY CLOSED)
JW Marriott
Westin
Fairfield inn

Hyatt Points
The Cape, a Thompson Hotel
Ziva-All inclusive

IHG
Holiday Inn Express Cabo San Lucas

Kosher:
Reb Benny +52 624 133 0489
Baja Kosher (covid currently closed)

"Costco has tuna fish, OU Glatt sausages, Chalav Yisrael Natural and Kosher cheeses, salmon etc.
Walmart, La Comer, Soriana, Chedraui have smoked salmon, fruits, veggies, pastas, eggs, sugars rice, cereal, ketchup, mustard, Dolores brand tuna (not bishul yisrael), etc.
Corn tortillas fresh are usually kosher and they’re shehakol.
Yogurts, milk, and spreads can be found here but they are cholov akum.
If you want Cholov Yisrael milk, we get ours from the farm so let us know earlier and we will try to get you some.
Wine is available at La Europea.
For those looking for ice cream shops that are OUD, there is a Ben and Jerry's and a Haagen Dazz. " -Chabad

Chabad:


What to do:

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #260 on: February 14, 2023, 10:44:32 PM »
Long distance השגחה
Restaurant mashgiach has mexico phone number…
Austrain hechsher with isreali number for questions?

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #261 on: February 14, 2023, 10:59:09 PM »
Restaurant mashgiach has mexico phone number…
Austrain hechsher with isreali number for questions?
@ExGingi I think you mentioned this Rav Hamachshir once?

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #262 on: February 15, 2023, 10:52:29 AM »
@ExGingi I think you mentioned this Rav Hamachshir once?

I don't recall doing so. But IIRC when I inquired about it I didn't get positive feedback.
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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #263 on: February 15, 2023, 10:56:03 AM »
I don't recall doing so. But IIRC when I inquired about it I didn't get positive feedback.
Iirc, you had posted a video or something.

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: February 15, 2023, 11:00:10 AM »
Iirc, you had posted a video or something.

I might have posted a video of Rottenberg describing hotel השגחה. Just to show how challenging it is, not an opinion or evaluation of his השגחה.

Also IINM there are two Rottenbergs (brothers?) that give certification.
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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #265 on: February 15, 2023, 11:03:54 AM »
Restaurant mashgiach has mexico phone number…
Austrain hechsher with isreali number for questions?

IMHO, when it comes to restaurants it is a combination of ownership of the establishment and the Kashrus certification.
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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #266 on: February 16, 2023, 02:09:57 PM »
Anyone familiar if there’s a grocery delivery from Walmart or Costco like Instacart in the area?

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #267 on: February 23, 2023, 02:39:06 PM »
Stayed at WA Los Cabos for 4 nights, paid with FNC, got upgraded to a massive 3 bedroom thru my Hilton status.
Booked taxi through https://www.viator.com/ paid $125 for round trip Ford expedition > Chevy Suburban.
Ate mornings at hotel chef made kosher breakfast, they prepared plastic cutlery, they knew everything, had my own pot, knives, bread, cheese.
Suppers ate by Rays café at Chabad center, small menu but delicious fresh food, did not check out the ember , ordered one night fleishig from Chabad rabbi, food was delicious as well.

I did hear from somene who was there this week that the Chabad rabbi put back the hechsher on ember if anyone can confirm
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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #268 on: February 23, 2023, 03:09:30 PM »
Stayed at WA Los Cabos for 4 nights, paid with FNC, got upgraded to a massive 3 bedroom thru my Hilton status.
I booked for my friend a few weeks ago had same experience
Ate mornings at hotel chef made kosher breakfast, they prepared plastic cutlery, they knew everything, had my own pot, knives, bread, cheese.
Ill take some credit for that ;)
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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #269 on: May 17, 2023, 08:32:32 AM »
Has anyone stayed at the WA over shabbat? Was it easy to manage or too many complications? Trying to decide between a long weekend visit or a Sun-Thursday.

Also for people who brought pans with them, did you bring it back home in checked luggage or carry-on? I ask b/c I had it in my carry-on returning from Cancun and it was confiscated b/c they claimed it was a "weapon"  ::)

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: May 17, 2023, 11:07:05 AM »
Has anyone stayed at the WA over shabbat? Was it easy to manage or too many complications? Trying to decide between a long weekend visit or a Sun-Thursday.
What kind of complications? iirc u can get get everywhere with out needing elevators, chabad is 10mins away if u want meals or sometimes minyan, lots of the staff knew about shabbat.

Also for people who brought pans with them, did you bring it back home in checked luggage or carry-on? I ask b/c I had it in my carry-on returning from Cancun and it was confiscated b/c they claimed it was a "weapon"  ::)
I used to bring Betty Crockers i think i only bought one back didn't have any issues.
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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: May 17, 2023, 11:51:59 AM »
What kind of complications? iirc u can get get everywhere with out needing elevators, chabad is 10mins away if u want meals or sometimes minyan, lots of the staff knew about shabbat.
I used to bring Betty Crockers i think i only bought one back didn't have any issues.

Thanks, yeah wasn't sure how feasible it was to get around without elevators and such. Good to know Chabad is a close walk.

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: May 17, 2023, 11:54:59 AM »
Thanks, yeah wasn't sure how feasible it was to get around without elevators and such. Good to know Chabad is a close walk.
Its not a big building with lots of floors theres many small buildings with a few rooms spread across the whole property, and u can request a ground floor room
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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: May 28, 2023, 08:21:25 PM »
WA concierge is asking me if I want to order kosher food? Do they offer this benefit for diamond members or has anyone gotten anything from them previously?

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« Reply #274 on: May 29, 2023, 12:22:55 PM »
WA concierge is asking me if I want to order kosher food? Do they offer this benefit for diamond members or has anyone gotten anything from them previously?
for dinner?
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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: May 30, 2023, 02:33:38 AM »
In my experience I've found the AC to go ON and OFF whenever I opened the patio door. Something to be careful of.I kept it closed whole shabbos. Patio was super tempting though. I'll wait for my reward in Olam Habah

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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: May 30, 2023, 11:03:10 AM »
For breakfast
As a diamond member you get Continental Breakfast, they offer kosher breakfast for you like Eggs, Acevedo, vegetables and fruits If you have your own pan they will cook for you. they will charge you like $20 because its a extra/upgraded service


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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: May 30, 2023, 11:13:29 AM »
As a diamond member you get Continental Breakfast, they offer kosher breakfast for you like Eggs, Acevedo, vegetables and fruits If you have your own pan they will cook for you. they will charge you like $20 because its a extra/upgraded service




make sure to turn on the fire. What about the bread?
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Re: Los Cabos, Mexico Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: May 30, 2023, 11:17:07 AM »
make sure to turn on the fire. What about the bread?
So the chef called me in for that, to turn on the fire, and to check the eggs with him.
Bread I brought my own, and he toasted it for me on my pan, the waiter offed me kosher milk but I wasn't sure about hechser. (I think it has the local mexico hechsher)