We are going on the Elation, March 22nd out of San Diego. Our two stops are Cabo and Ensenada. It is a 5 night sailing. I have a few questions:
1. How many formal nights on a 5 night sailing and which night(s)?
2. Any suggestions on things to do in Cabo, Ensenada or San Diego (we are staying in San Diego for three nights). I know about the Zoo and Sea World. We have a 1yr old, 12 yr old, two 30 something, and 2 senior adults. We like tours of the islands but don't want the 12 yr old to be bored to death either.
3. How far is Hard Rock Cafe in Cabo from the port?
4. Are there any all-inclusive resorts on either island that we can get a "day pass"?
Rent a car from Avis, you can pick it up from the aiport and drop it off at their Kettner Blvd location in downtown San Diego. They have a free shuttle which will take you to the cruiseship pier. www.avis.com
This is a tender port, the ship anchors offshore and you take tender boats to town, it's a very short ride. If you guys like swimming you can go to Medano Beach by walking right around the boardwalk bordering the Marina. The Hard Rock Cafe is on the way there too, you just cannot miss the sign. Cabo Wabo than Rinker250 mentioned is a great watering hole to visit, maybe you'll luck out and meet Sammy Hagar of Van Halen fame.
You can also purchase shore excusrions ashore, plenty of vendors selling everything from boat rides to Los Arcos (The Arches) Lovers Beach, horesback riding, ATV desert tours to trip to San Jose del Cabo, about minutes away.
Above activities are great for adults as well as kids.
The Bufadora thing I mentioned in my review is an overated but worth it if oyu have not been theer before. I do not know about Estero Beach this time of the year. The Riviera del Pacifico just across the street from the pier is worth a visit. You then then like a 5 minute walk to the tourist drag, see my review. Plenty of watering holes there too such as Papas & Beer and the like. You guys can also visit the Santo Tomas winery in town or take a tour to the wineries out in the valley, again you can either book with the ship or through tour operators as you exit the terminal building.
I cannot imagine if Ensenada is gonna be a hit with the kids.
Phew...... I hope you find the above of some help, click on the links I provided for more info.
What kind of stuff for a 12 year old at Cabo Wabo? Isn't it a bar?!??
When you enter the property from the street you are among many shops. It is an area separated from the street but still outdoors. A few of the shops sell kooky gadgets that are a lot of fun.
You go up some stairs to get to the restaurant. This also is where they sell Sammy's signature bottles of tequila.
From there the bar is in another room.
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