Cabo San Lucas: Tropical destination for renewal

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SAN DIEGO, May 12, 2015 — Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, is located at the southernmost point of the Baja peninsula.

Photos Courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate ©2015
Photo Courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate ©2015

It is surrounded by the Sea of Cortez on the east, and the Pacific Ocean on the south and west.

Sea life is abundant in the jewel-like green and turquoise bodies of water of Cabo San Lucas, and includes many varieties of fish, sponges, sea turtles and invertebrates.

Whale watching is very popular, attracting onlookers from all over the world, during the peak season each year from December through March.

A variety of bird species such as seagulls, pelicans and others indigenous to Cabo San Lucas fill the skies with their vivid beauty and inspirational songs.

Hotels and resorts are plentiful along the Cabo San Lucas coastline, offering their guests swimming pools and hot tubs within a few feet of palapa-covered swim-up bars–with waiters in crisp white uniforms serving a wide variety of delicious beverages.

Also poolside, are a plethora of brightly-colored outdoor chaise lounges, luring guests to relax where sun safe umbrellas and cabanas are provided.

Ground transportation from the airport to Cabo San Lucas takes approximately one hour.

Due to its remoteness, Cabo was a favored get-away for many years amongst the Hollywood set, providing natural beauty and a respite from the limelight. Cabo San Lucas is unique in that it also boasts a fairly consistent climate year round.

Photo Courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate ©2015
Photo Courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate ©2015

There is a beautiful, small airport located in San Jose del Cabo, making for relatively short flight times from California, approximately 2-to-3 hours, depending on your departure city. This close proximity is just one of the many reasons why vacationing in Cabo San Lucas is very popular with Californians.

In fact, Cabo San Lucas is a desirable vacation destination to which many Americans enjoy traveling.

Canadian vacationers are also very fond of Cabo San Lucas.

Not only does Old Glory fly publicly side-by-side with Mexican flags, the Canadian flag is often also beside her.

The people of Cabo San Lucas welcome Americans and Canadians warmly, as tourist dollars contribute to their economic well-being.

Most Cabo San Lucans who work in the service or restaurant industry speak English in addition to their native tongue, Spanish.

The air quality of Cabo San Lucas is very high and even boast-worthy.

Photo Courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate ©2015
Photo Courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate ©2015

The limited amount of manufacturing and industry in Cabo San Lucas combined with the natural breezes of the surrounding ocean and sea waters, makes breathing the salt air a refreshing and memorable experience to enjoy throughout the entire vacation stay.

The option to eat healthy, delicious cuisine in Cabo San Lucas is commonplace, and many restaurants and resorts offer organic produce and meats or vegan dishes.

In 1990, members of the Cabo San Lucas organic farm community came together to promote organic farming, organic foods and wellness.

The following are just a few of the many restaurants which offer healthy fare when dining in Cabo San Lucas:

  • La Roca at Grand Sol Mar
  • Healthy Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • Rico Suave
  • The Restaurant at Las Ventanas
  • Flora’s Field Kitchen
  • Pan di Bacco
  • Ricki-San

A farmer’s market is held 3 times each week in Pedregal, selling fresh organic fruits and vegetables to the public.

Drinking water is likely safe at most major hotels, resorts and restaurants-but do not hesitate to ask about water quality, and immediately request bottled water if at all unsure about its purity.

Insects and mosquitoes are not a major problem–however, mosquitoes can be prevalent after a rainfall during the rainy season from July through September, after a hurricane during the rainy season, or could appear in standing pools of water.

To be safe, it is advisable to purchase organic insect and mosquito spray, and use whenever outdoors.

Wearing sunscreen is a must in a sunny, tropical environment such as Cabo San Lucas.

Always remember to apply sunscreen when going outdoors, and reapply it following swimming or water sports both of which are plentiful in Cabo San Lucas.

For those who enjoy nightlife, Cabo San Lucas is well-known for popular clubs and tequila bars such as Cabo Wabo, El Squid Roe, Giggling Marlin, Baja Brewing Company and more in the heart of the downtown area.

Photo Courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate ©2015
Photo Courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate ©2015

There are many wonderful and relaxing spas in well-established hotels and resorts, some of which are world renowned. They offer luxurious amenities, in tranquil surroundings, which beautify or relax the body and enrich the soul.

Cabo San Lucas creates an environment of complete relaxation and peacefulness which is available for any visitor who is ready to enjoy it.

Providing a natural environment, fresh salt air, healthy foods, recreational opportunities, a variety of amenities, and friendly townspeople, Cabo San Lucas is an ideal locale for relinquishing the stresses of everyday life while living peacefully in the now.

Until next time, enjoy the ride in good health!

Laurie Edwards-Tate, MS, is a health care provider of over 30 years. As a featured “Communities Digital News” columnist, LifeCycles with Laurie Edwards-Tate emphasizes healthy aging and maintaining independence, while delighting and informing its readers. Laurie is a recognized expert in home and community-based, long-term care services, and is also an educator.

In addition to writing for “Communities Digital News,” Laurie is the President and CEO of her firm, At Your Home Familycare, which serves persons of all ages who are disabled and infirm with a variety of non-medical, in-home care and concierge services.

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Laurie Edwards-Tate
Laurie Edwards-Tate, MS, President and Founder of At Your Home Familycare in San Diego, California, was among the first to recognize the growing need for services allowing individuals to remain independent created by the aging of America including the Baby Boomer generation, now being called the “Silver Tsunami.” It is the Baby Boomers who are rapidly redefining what aging and growing older means and looks like in America today. Now celebrating its 28th year in business, AYHF is among San Diego County’s Top Women-Owned Businesses and Fastest Growing Businesses, and enjoys a reputation for upholding the highest possible standards among its employees and its emphasis on customer service. Edwards-Tate is a valued contributor to the public dialogue on current issues and challenges in the home care industry, and serves in leadership roles on the Home Care Aide Association of America Advisory Board and Private Duty Home Care Association Advisory Board, as well as the Home Care Aide Steering Committee of the California Association for Health Services at Home. Edwards-Tate is frequently interviewed in the media on healthy aging, caregiving, and health care topics. Follow Laurie and AYHF at; on Facebook at, and Twitter at @AYHFamilycare