In 2007 we spent a few days in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula. It is a beautiful location. We stayed at an all-inclusive hotel. Not only were all meals, nightly entertainment, and most water sports included in the very reasonable room rate, each room was well-stocked with complimentary 750 ml bottles of scotch, rum, bourbon, gin, vodka and tequila.

Here are a few photos from that trip highlighting a couple of the many activities Cabo has to offer. This trip provided my first experience with whale watching and paragliding.

In addition to “all you can eat” food and beverages, views of the Pacific Ocean from the room’s balcony, and laying out at the pool or on the beach, a very popular and surprisingly competitive activity at the hotel was ping pong. There was almost always a wait for a table.



Whale watching was amazing. Dolphins and humpback whales that were bigger than the boat we were on regularly surfaced within a few feet of the vessel. The whales were shy. That they decided not to engage in spectacular breaching displays must have been a fluke. 😊

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Parasailing was an adventure that I had second thoughts about but once in the air, the experience was pure fun.

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Final Thoughts

My only trip to Cabo was memorable in spite of the quantity of alcohol consumed. I’m amazed that an all-inclusive hotel that provides large bottles of booze in each room is able to stay in business at the rates that were charged.