This article is from the November 2000 The Mexico File newsletter.
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Cabo Contacts 

Hotel Mar de Cortez. Corner of Blvd. Lazaro Cardenas and Guerrero, three blocks from the marina. Phone in U.S. 800 347 8821. In Mexico (114) 3-0032.

This is the place I always stay. It has been very popular since it opened in the mid-seventies, especially for the crowd that doesnít like to spend big money on accommodations. Very nice pool area and inner courtyard filled with palms and plants. For slightly more money, request a room in the newer section, preferably with private patio. This isnít one of the large, world-class resorts, but is fun and a good place to meet others. Restaurant, bar and tourist services on premises. Doubles from $46 US.

The Resorts. There are many to choose from, ranging from intown to several miles out. My favorites are La Palmilla, Hacienda Beach Resort, Hotel Twin Dolphin, Hotel Cabo San Lucas and the new Los Ventanas al Paraiso, voted Latin Americaís best in Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Price range starting from $100 to $400 per night. A quick internet search can help you decide where you might want to stay. Just type in Cabo San Lucas on your search engine and youíll be in business. Or try www.loscabosguide.com for a complete list, including condo rentals. If it is important to be in town and walking distance to the clubs, restaurants, etc., choose appropriately.

Eco-tours. Contact Baja Salvaje at (114) 25300 or cell phone (114) 80502. www.bajasalvaje.com.  Covering the entire Cape area offering surfing, diving, kayaking, camping and more. For great diving packages contact Pepeís Dive Center at (114) 10001 or cell # (114) 81207 email: cabopulmo_parque@yahoo.com.mx or pepesdive99@mail.com. I highly recommend contacting Pepe Murietta. His English and diving knowledge are excellent and he is a terrific guy.

Camping and R.V. Full service parks often are full in high season.

Vagabundos del Mar RV Park. U.S. (800) 474-2252. Mexico (114) 30290.

El Faro Viejo Trailer Park. (114) 31927.

El Arco Trailer Park. (114) 30613

San Vicente Trailer Park. (114) 30712

Beach camping is common throughout Baja. If someone is available, ask for permission. If not, go for it.