Casitas de Cortez Guidebook: Sea, Sun, Sand & You

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Casitas de Cortez Guidebook: Sea, Sun, Sand & You

Local Food in Los Barriles and beyond
My favorites.
Varied and eclectic menu with sushi and other seafood, beef, pork and chicken entrees. Great for dinner. Reservations aren't required but are helpful to the restaurant.
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La Casita Restaurant Bar Los Barriles
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Varied and eclectic menu with sushi and other seafood, beef, pork and chicken entrees. Great for dinner. Reservations aren't required but are helpful to the restaurant.
Best shrimp dishes around. Small local-owned restaurant. Inexpensive. Good drinks. Across the street from Smokey's.
Restaurant de mariscos barriles grill
Sn Calle 20 Noviembre
Best shrimp dishes around. Small local-owned restaurant. Inexpensive. Good drinks. Across the street from Smokey's.
Nice breakfast and lunch spot right on the beach. Vegetarian options, smoothies, fresh juices, espresso, amazing eggs benedict and huge hamburgers. One of my favorites.
La Playa Restaurant & Bar
Nice breakfast and lunch spot right on the beach. Vegetarian options, smoothies, fresh juices, espresso, amazing eggs benedict and huge hamburgers. One of my favorites.
Great Mexican food, great for vegetarians if you ask.
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Restaurant Triny’s (Campestre)
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Great Mexican food, great for vegetarians if you ask.
Sightseeing
Protected national park that only allows snorkeling and scuba diving. Chartered diving and snorkel tours, or snorkel from the beach. Many little restaurants and some lodging.
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Cabo Pulmo National Park
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Protected national park that only allows snorkeling and scuba diving. Chartered diving and snorkel tours, or snorkel from the beach. Many little restaurants and some lodging.
Rent a quad or side-by-side ATV and cruise the beaches and arroyos.
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Rent a quad or side-by-side ATV and cruise the beaches and arroyos.
The beach here is fantastic. Best in Baja. Snorkeling just north of the casitas, easy walk, to the first set of rocks. More snorkeling further north at the bend, in front of Rancho Buena Vista.
Spa Buena Vista
The beach here is fantastic. Best in Baja. Snorkeling just north of the casitas, easy walk, to the first set of rocks. More snorkeling further north at the bend, in front of Rancho Buena Vista.
City/town information
Old British mining town that still has some historic mining facilities from the 1800s. The town also boasts an antique collection of pianos that were shipped in and carted across the desert for entertainment for the thousands of people who used to live there. Small but well-done museum and a couple good restaurants.
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El Triunfo
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Old British mining town that still has some historic mining facilities from the 1800s. The town also boasts an antique collection of pianos that were shipped in and carted across the desert for entertainment for the thousands of people who used to live there. Small but well-done museum and a couple good restaurants.
Top town for kite boarding and fishing. Catch a panga boat out of nearby Muertos Bay for catching roosterfish, dorado, grouper, and more. Recommend: Juan Lucero Fly Fishing.
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La Ventana
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Top town for kite boarding and fishing. Catch a panga boat out of nearby Muertos Bay for catching roosterfish, dorado, grouper, and more. Recommend: Juan Lucero Fly Fishing.
Catch a snorkel tour, pirate ship sunset cruise, booze cruise or check out the local nightlife. The marina is worth seeing. Check out the famous Cabo arch. I've used Cabo Adventures and really liked that outfit for their tours.
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Cabo San Lucas
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Catch a snorkel tour, pirate ship sunset cruise, booze cruise or check out the local nightlife. The marina is worth seeing. Check out the famous Cabo arch. I've used Cabo Adventures and really liked that outfit for their tours.
Food, Sightseeing, Art
Check out the "art walk" every Thursday night starting at 4 p.m. in the old part of town near the old church. So many food choices, people walking around (locals and tourists) and amazing art in the galleries.
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San José del Cabo
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Check out the "art walk" every Thursday night starting at 4 p.m. in the old part of town near the old church. So many food choices, people walking around (locals and tourists) and amazing art in the galleries.

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Exchange US dollars for Pesos near the SJD airport

Best rates of exchange at San George money exchange facilities in San Jose del Cabo. Bring your US cash and exchange for Pesos before you leave the area. Otherwise, use local banks' cash machines for getting pesos. ATM fees vary, $5 - $9 per hit. BBVA max amount of pesos in one transaction is 8,000. Get familiar with the exchange rates and how to pay with pesos.
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Hazards on Local Highways: Keep Alert

Renting a car is the best way to get around these parts. That being said, there are often cows, horses and donkeys that free roam the open lands and wander into the roads. If you see someone driving toward you with their hazard lights on, that means there is a potential hazard up the road and to be alert. Also watch for washed-out roads and oncoming traffic passing in your lane. Cars on the highways go varying speeds and passing is common, even on solid lines (versus dotted lines). Roads are also very narrow so watch your shoulders.