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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:07 PM
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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"?

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you'll find some of the answers here, it's my review of the cruise we took on the Elation last week:

www.cruisemates.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=590443


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Thank you for the review. However, I didn't see anything in it regarding any of the questions I posted. Are the answers in the rest of your review? I was only able to access day 1 review. Thanks!
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Ilfan, you have to scroll the page down.........the review is in 7 installaments, they are all on the same thread, just keep scrollingthe page down.


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By Hard Rock Cafe, do you mean Sammy Haggar's "Cabo Wabo"?
We literally bumped into him on the stairs...real good guy.

It's about a 10 minute walk from the pier.

I don't remember seeing a HRC.
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By Hard Rock Cafe, do you mean Sammy Haggar's "Cabo Wabo"?
We literally bumped into him on the stairs...real good guy.

It's about a 10 minute walk from the pier.

I don't remember seeing a HRC.

Dan, no she means the Hard Rock Cafe!

it's located on Marina Blvd in downtown Cabo, it's on the main street, you just cannot miss it!



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Captain, I did find the rest of your review. Thanks it was great!

So, I take it...one formal night!??

Still, any suggestions on tours for our group of 6 that are interesting for adults yet not boring for a 12 year old?

How far is the Hard Rock Cafe from the cruiseship?
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Captain, I did find the rest of your review. Thanks it was great!

So, I take it...one formal night!??

Still, any suggestions on tours for our group of 6 that are interesting for adults yet not boring for a 12 year old?

How far is the Hard Rock Cafe from the cruiseship?
About an eight hundred yard swim!!!

Sorry, I could not resist...there are no piers for ships in Cabo. Tenders only.
You should still catch Cabo Wabo just to say you,ve been there. Lot's of neat stuff for even 12 year olds.
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What kind of stuff for a 12 year old at Cabo Wabo? Isn't it a bar?!??
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ILFAN, let me start with San Diego:

Seaworld
www.seaworld.com/sandiego/

San Diego Zoo/San Diego Wild Animal Park
www.sandiegozoo.org/wap/index.html

LegoLand
www.legoland.com/California.htm

Adults and kids alike will LOVE all the above.

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


Cabo:

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.


Ensenada:

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.

Oh, btw, 1 formal night.


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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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Thanks to all of you for your help. I really want an all inclusive resort for the day in Cabo or Ensenda. Anyone have any info on this? You all are so helpful! Thank you!!!
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