Aussie actress and singer Sophie Monk, now living in Los Angeles
, agreed to take Getaway
to a place where it's party party party day and night. That's the story of Cabo San Lucas on the tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, and it's just a two-hour flight from LA.
Cabo is built around several bays and beaches. The warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez have lured Americans from freezing winters for a very long time. You will also see sea lions basking on coastal rock formations as you enjoy endless water sports.
To get the most out of her visit, Sophie enlisted Luis Oropeza, local celebrity minder. Luis is an actor, musician and local identity. He knows Cabo inside out and first up was a snorkelling trip which began as a party. Tequila is always on hand when you fancy indulging. The national drink is pretty strong, so drink it wisely!
The marine sanctuary is home to schools of triggerfish, angelfish, goatfish, parrotfish and loads of other colourful sealife. Fishing of any kind is not allowed, but exploring and taking pictures of teeming marine life and coral reefs is more than satisfying.
This is definitely a party hotel. It has 155 rooms and suites, free-form pools and beautiful gardens flowing down to Nikki Beach. A two-level lagoon pool leads to the beach where drinks are served. It has three restaurants, bars and lounges, Passion Club and Lounge, Yhi spa ad Bali beds when you need a rest from partying. Don't expect to spend a lot of time in your room!
There are three main shopping areas in Cabo. Puerto Paraiso Mall on the marina is air-conditioned, and that can be very welcome. You will find quality arts and crafts from various regions and beautiful jewellery made by local silversmiths. International exclusive fashion designers are there, along with Mexican creations. The Mall has 10 movie theatres and a bowling alley.
You will find more temptations along the streets west of El Squid Roe. Outdoor bazaar-style vendors sell traditional tourist items.
In the streets behind Cabo Wabo you will find silver, turquoise and opal jewellery. Don't forget to bargain and you can expect to leave with something beautiful to take home that won't break the bank.
It's endless. The Marina is jammed with bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Luis chose Nowhere Bar where Sophie was introduced to the very spicy Mexican version of sushi.
Cabo San Lucas is the place for you if you love sun, water, nightlife that doesn't quit and the odd Margarita.
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Cabo San Lucas on the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula.
Adventure World has six-day packages including stays in a deluxe Garden View room at Me Cabo by Melia Hotel. They start at $1020 per person twin share and include return transfers.
V Australia has flights to Los Angeles.
- Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane $1149
- Adelaide $1299
- Perth $1449
Sales and validity dates apply.
Connections to Cabo San Lucas are available.
Prices correct at August 26, 2010.
For further information
Level 20, 141 Walker Street
North Sydney 2060
Ph: 1300 363 055 or (02) 8913 0755
Fax: (02) 9956 7707
Playa El Madano
Cabo San Lucas
Ph: 1800 221 176
Visas: Australians do not require a visa to enter Mexico.
Electricity: 120V at 60Hz.
Time zone: GMT -6.
Currency: The peso.
International dialling code: +52.
It is recommended travellers to Mexico see their doctor at least six weeks before departure as there are specific vaccinations recommended. Other health precautions and preventions may also be recommended and best discussed with your doctor. For further information, visit www.smartraveller.gov.au.