Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is a secluded town at the tip of Baja Mexico that's perfect for those who love the beach. The town offers plenty of activities, from fishing and snorkeling to diving and jet skiing. There are also many restaurants and bars to choose from, and the town is always bustling with tourists and cruise vacationers.
Cabo San Lucas is a great place to relax and rejuvenate. The clear, turquoise waters and white sand beaches are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and body boarding. If you're looking for something more physical, you can kayak to the Arch or ride camels on the beach. You can hike or bike the scenic paths along the coast, go diving and swimming with dolphins, or enjoy a variety of local tequilas.
All in all, Cabo San Lucas is a splendid destination for anyone looking for a fun, relaxing vacation.
The Camel Safari excursion we did from our Mexico Cruise with Princess was with Cabo Adventures at Tierra Sagrada. The camel we rode was named Flaco. Flaco was ornery AF. Seemed fitting. The camel we had our "meet and greet" with was Lola. It was Lola's first time meeting the public. She did a great job! Afterwards we had a Mexican buffet dinner, learned how to make tortillas, and had a tequila tasting.
This video is from our Camel Safari ride!
The large and impressive cacti that you can see all around the Los Cabos area is the Cardón cactus (Pachycereus pringlei) which is the largest cactus in the world.
There are about 1200 species of cactus, all of them native to the Americas however the Cardón is endemic to the deserts of the Baja California peninsula. Some of the largest Cardones have been measured at nearly 21 meters (70 feet) high and weigh up to 25 tons. Slow growing plants and extremely long-lived, many specimens live to well over 300 years.
''Cardo'' actually means ''thistle'' in Spanish, hence the root of the name.
Many first time visitors to Baja mistake this giant cactus for the ecologically similar Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea), another inhabitant of the Sonoran Desert. However, the Saguaro does not live in Baja and while there are a few stands of Cardón found across the Gulf of California on the Mexican mainland, they seldom occur near the Saguaro. In many areas of the Baja, the Cardón is the predominant plant, and may be found growing in large tracts of forest. These large stands of the tall columnar cacti are called ''Cardonales''.
This video is a short compilation of all 3 ports!
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