Just got back from another cabo trip. I am a fish biologist
studying the effects of El Niño on the fishes of Baja.
Thought I would share some advice on traveling around down there
that is different from the other reports you have,
I have been at several hotels on the strip (CSL to SJC), so far
the best deal and the nicest rooms for the price is Fiesta Inn
in SJC, $65 for a room for two with ocean view, TV, and lots of
hot water; staff is pleasant. I don't agree with another report
that said a time-share tour is worth it. I have tried it and we
were given the hard-sell for several hours and then the freebies
usually have some strings attached . . . watch
out, unless you like used-car salesmen (there are no good
time-share deals, I believe).
Most people don't seem to know about it but Allegro Airlines
(check the internet for phone #) offers $170 round-trip airfares
(LAX-SJC). Also the combined flight-hotel offers are excellent
deals ($300-400 for 4 days).
Car rentals are expensive, at least $50 a day, be sure to ask
for AC in the hot months and check if the car is allowed to go
round the point (dirt roads from La Ribera to Cabo Pulmo/Los
Frailes); if you want a very bumpy ride.
Best snorkeling spot- beach and Bay just south of Punta
Pescadero, about 500m S of the hotel- usually calm and clear
even if the rest of the area is bad.
Fishing hints: Catches are very different from place-to-place.
I would check with other gringo fisherman at your hotels or bars
or docks to see how the fishing is before going out. Keep in
mind you could go out of Cabo, San José, or La Paz. Best
trip yet- out of Bahia de los Muertos to edge of Isla Cerralvo
(from La Paz). Fishing has been awful at the east cape during
the El Niño (at least in March).
Finally - best taco in Baja - order el Pastor at Erika's taqueria.
Its full of locals, very cheap and very friendly, but you have
to bring your own beer (just off the highway one long block west
of the highway traffic circle in the middle of San José;
can't turn down the local street from the highway (its