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Back from Cabo/Pacifica Hotel

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Back from Cabo/Pacifica Hotel

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for all the great tips before we left for our 4 night stay. Overall, it was just what we wanted, relaxing, relaxing, relaxing. The grounds at the Pacifica are beautiful, our suite (once we got in, problem detailed under hotel review) was great with a huge balcony and fantastic ocean view.

We ventured into town due to a 1st night bad experience at Siempre, the hotel restaurant, otherwise we would have been content to stay put at the hotel. We went to Mi Casa with another couple who we shared a cab with. That was fun, we loved the colorful atmosphere and the food was good. We ran into Cabo Wabo and sat outside and chatted with a nice couple from Michigan while the crowd got rowdy. The next night we went to Pancho's, tequila tasting was up in the air because the tasting master wasn't back - so we didn't get to do that, but I was very pleased with my lobster tail and grilled shrimp dinner - and my husband enjoyed his combination dinner which included the famed chile relleno.

On our last night, just out of desperation to not eat at Siempre, we went next door to Sunset to the La Nao where we had the Italian buffet, not very good, but we didn't really care.

I have to say, overall, I think I enjoy a place that's a bit cleaner. I've not been to many tropical destinations, but compared to Kaui - there was a lot of trash around Cabo, graffiti, half-constructed and abandoned structures, not a very overall visually appealing area. Even driving in to our hotel there are mounds of dirt and steel beams that don't seem to be an 'active' construction area. I expect to see that in a city, but not a resort destination.

We didn't really find the downtown area that appealing. We might try a different destination next time we get a non-family obligation vacation.

I do miss my poolside pina colada - -

Patuli

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1. Re: Back from Cabo/Pacifica Hotel

welcome back,

glad you enjoyed your trip! cant wait to read your review!

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Sounds like you adjusted after some minor setbacks. There is no comparison of Kauai and Mexico. Remember, this is an area where the workers make $5/day....and its not tropical, its desert. All those things you mentioned, i.e. abandoned buildings and half constructed structures...etc. is what gives Cabo some of its "charm". I've been to Kauai and many times to Cabo. No plans to return to Kauai.

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Just my two-cents, being that you're from LA I found it very unusual that you tried to compare Cabo w/ Kaui ! First of all, Kaui is in the US. Cabo is in MEXICO. If you're from LA have you never taken a trip down to Rosarito or Ensenada? That would give you a better idea of what to expect. I've been to both places Kaui/Cabo and reading your review kind of made me giggle! You need to do better research before you travel Patuli.

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I am glad you had an overall good trip.

I agree completely with Attilla. Having also been to Kauai and the other islands many times, one must remember that there is no comparison. Mexico is still a "foreign" country, and one that is struggling to improve their financial problems. The poverty is getting better, but it is widespread, and visable. Having just recently been in The City (San Francisco) I will say that I don't find Cabo to really be any dirtier that my favorite City! Just a bit different in that it's not dusty, and there are more finished construction areas, but.....well-you get what I mean.

Perhaps Mexico is not the ideal destination for your vacations. Cabo is still in a huge growth boom, and while it is a "resort destination" it is definitely a growing city with all the quirks that go along with that. There really is no way to compare the desert beauty with the tropical beauty of Kauai (one of the wettest places on our diverse planet). Both have their own special appeal, and I agree, Kauai and the rest of the islands are incredibly lovely.

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I guess I was making the comparison between kauai and Cabo because they are both 'destination' vacations, I shouldn't have characterized it as 'tropical'. Obviously the geography is different, and I wasn't referring to the desert location as being unappealing, it's like Los Angeles, and I love the landscape here.

In metropolitan cities I expect to see grit and grime - that's where I find it part of the landscape. When we were in Budapest last May - everything is covered in graffitti - but we learned that it all occured after the demise of socialism and was part of their political history.

I just have a different assumption of what I expect a destination location to be, and perhaps it's incorrect.

We'll just have to keep travelling and figure it out!

Patuli

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