|the welcome sign|
Old Town: San Jose del Cabo
A kilometer away from the sea, San Jose del Cabo is Old Town, provides a contrast between pretty beaches and interior desert geography with hills covered by a wide variety of cacti and other desert vegetation. The main tourist attraction is Plaza Mijares, just opposite the legendary Church of San Jose where we heard Mass on Sundays. We were lucky to witness two nights when the Plaza magically transformed into festive expressions of Mexican traditions and way of life.
|at the cemetery|
|Thursday Art Walk|
Cape Town: Cabo San Lucas
|Lovers' Beach, sea lions, pelicans, and Land's End|
The other town is Cabo San Lucas (population, over 200,000), where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. It is a port of call for many cruise ships. We found out that February when whales end their journey from Alaska, mate, and give birth to calves would have been the best time to be in Cabo. A 45-minute public bus ride took us to town, and we got off at Puerto Paraiso, a major shopping mall that features three floors of shops, a food court, a cinema complex, a casino, and the Marina.