We sailed the Carnival Splendor May of 2018. Cabo San Lucas was a beautiful port all around. There are many vendors so you don't have to worry about getting a water taxi or a glass boat tour. However, we were on a mission to get to the beach by foot. We arrived at Medano beach about 20 minutes into our walk and it was well worth it. The water was next to clear and light blue, I dipped in and had a good time swimming with the tide. It was a well maintained beach and extremely clean. I got my hair braided by one of the vendors on the beach, bought a sweet Cabo tee, and negotiated for a sarong wrap on the walk back to the ship. The only regret I have is not asking how much something is before you take it in your hands. I note this because I asked for a bag of chips to munch on from a vendor & as my hubby went to reach for his wallet to pay... He charged us $5. So my advice is to ask before taking. I kicked myself since I could purchase chips for $1 at home, but just be aware and don't let vendors rip you off, other than that you'll have a great time! :)
Do not waste your money purchasing an excursion through the ship here. As soon as you get off the tender boat go to a vender and tell them what you want to do. They will give you a good price and great service. You can get a ride to medano beach, or tour of lands end, snorkeling, scuba diving, dolphin stuff and more for crazy cheap.
Visited: Apr 14, 2018
Cabo review! Well our trip wasn't perfect but what one is lol. The weather was not cooperative for this port. We had a luxury sailing excursion booked through carnival, we were really looking forward to it. They had great reviews. Five min before we walked out the door to get a quick breakfast before heading to the FTTF tender waiting area, we got the dreaded pink slip under the door. Our excursion was canceled due to weather. So we went with our back up plan...and then our next back up plan lol. You see the back up plane was water taxi to Medando beach and Billygans (another tip from cruise tips tv). But guess what... the water taxis were not running either due to the rough seas. So next back up plan.. We took a land taxi to Billygan's at Medando beach. We got some loungers for a while, ordered drinks and shrimp ceviche(delicious). Which was all delicious. We later opted for a table and ordered the coconut fish to share(it was very good). The staff at Billygan's was super nice. They moved umbrellas around every once in a while to keep everyone who wanted shade in the shade. My limited Spanish(I can ask where the bathrooms are and order some food lol) and their limited English got us by. The bathrooms were clean. The vendors were super aggressive of you went outside the roped off area and somewhat aggressive even when in the ropes area but they do have security there at Billygan's to mostly ward them off. They take credit, USD and pesos. They have a sign right by the entrance on the street with the conversion amount listed. The staff helped us get a cab back to the port and we hoped in just as it started to down pour. We stopped in the market area and bought a few souvenirs , but didn't have much luck negotiating. Until we had $15 left im cash and Hubby wanted a shirt that the vendor wanted $22 for. He told them we had $15 left and the guy said okay. We had a super rough tender ride back to the ship, but on the bright side we saw a friendly sea lion. Alot of people freaked out about it lol But being from cali we 💜 them. They have such personalities.
We love visiting Cabo. Medano Beach is a 20-30 minute walk around the marina. You can take a water taxi, but you miss out on so much along the way including the giant #cabo sign. Medano Beach is absolutely beautiful. The water is clean and you get the most beautiful views there.
Visited: Jul 07, 2018
Whole reason we booked this cruise was to do whale watching in Cabo, and MAN did we enjoy a show!! We booked private boat with Whalewatchingcabo.com, A+++ rating!! Cabo is lovely and we look forward to our next visit.
Cabo was awesome. We didn’t do an excursion. Took a water taxi which had a glass bottom boat. He took us to see the arch and to see some fish. Then we headed to the Office which is a popular restaurant. We were able to get 8 seated. Fun atmosphere. The kids swam in the ocean in front.
Visited: Apr 21, 2019
Cabo is a great cruise port! During our time there, Margaritas were either $3 or buy one get one. Delicious! If wanting to book parasailing do it early morning with Happy Flights. Ours was canceled due to wind in the afternoon but quickly processed a refund. Restaurants: Cabo Wabo. Order a Waburrito and a CaboWabo shot. Baja Cantina: Great atmosphere when the sun goes down. Order Baja Sampler with a Cadillac margarita. Walk Medano Beach. Take a taxi to the Arch. Find a snorkel spot! Purchase Tequilia!! Enjoy :)
If you just want to get off the ship and relax and not do excursions, this is a great place. At the tender pier, just walk the sidewalk to your right for 10-15 minutes and you will find yourself at Medano Beach. Don’t waste your money on a water taxi...unless you want a little cruise around the bay. The beach is lovely, has good restaurants, and shopping!
Visited: Oct 22, 2018
I enjoyed this port when I visited. Lots of restaurants and bars to check out. We went snorkeling for an excursion. Along the way we got to watch sting Ray's jumping out of the water. It looked like they were flying. An awesome sight.
Loved Cabo, went snorkeling via catamaran excursion. The sea life was very cool, thought I was in a giant aquarium. On the way back, we were treated to drinks and fresh fruit, sandwiches and fresh guacamole. Sailed back listening to 70s rock and roll. Had a great time.
Visited: May 03, 2006
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