I can’t claim to have truly “seen” Cabo; after all, my entire day there was spent underwater diving in one of Mexico’s national parks. But what I did see was a stark contrast to the image of Cabo in my mind.
For one, the glimpses my Enrichment Voyages dive group and I caught of it from our little dive boat out at sea were truly breathtaking.
It is devoid of huge crowds like the Caribbean side of the country, boasts beautiful rock formations, is home to a smattering of Central American bird life.
Offers fantastic underwater thrills.
But despite its peaceful facade from Pelican Rock, there are also times in harbor when it’s quite evident that Cabo moonlights as a party destination; I think the, uh, interesting (to say the least) choice of boat names—not to mention, accompanying graphics—says it all.
Yes, Cabo may be beautiful, but beaches and water sports aside, it has somewhat of a naughty side.
Though I’m sure if you asked a local about this, he’d just shrug and respond: “Pura vida.”