We've just done two port days in Cabo San Lucas, one of the most popular ports on the Mexican Riviera and it's the only stop we're doing on this 5-night hit and run cruise from San Diego on Carnival Spirit.

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The guests love this place and the crew love this place and for the guests there were tons of shore excursions to choose from including boat rides to Lovers' Beach, whale and dolphin watching, snorkelling, horse riding and 4X4 desert duelling. For us, day one in Cabo we stayed on board and enjoyed Serenity .. the adults only area at the back of the ship .. and with pretty much everyone ashore we had it all to ourselves.

 

We walked into town on day two and those that didn't do any of the organised excursions seemed perfectly happy shopping or drinking in the local bars - which pretty much sums up Cabo. It takes very little time to get your bearings in a place like Cabo San Lucas. There’s the marina, the beach and one or two blocks behind both packed with bars and restaurants - simple.

As easy as Cabo is to navigate, “quaint” is hardly a word that describes this fishing port as it now rivals its brash Mexican neighbours Acapulco and Cancún as a hedonists’ delight.

Blessed with great weather and warm water year-round, the reasons for visiting Cabo are varied, but they all revolve around enjoying the great outdoors.

Beach lovers, party animals, divers, snorkellers, surfers, fishing enthusiasts and golfers hit Cabo to indulge their past-time during the day - and it all makes for an amusing mix of people when the sun goes down and it’s time to go out and play.

Cabo’s beaches are what initially turned this sleepy fishing village into a popular international destination in just over two decades.

We're about to do our sea day back to San Diego, so I'll put up a gallery of images from Spirit ... there's been a few requests and a lot of questions and I promise it will be in the next blog. Just need a bit of time to put it all together and go through the comments ...