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Frommer's Los Cabos & Baja [Paperback]

Lynne Bairstow


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Oct. 14 2005 Frommer's Complete (Book 47)
You’ll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer’s. It’s like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go––they’ve done the legwork for you, and they’re not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer’s Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife.

This premier edition covers the hottest resort area in Mexico. Written by an expert journalist who's lived in Mexico for years, it's packed with great information. You'll find outdoor adventures, whale watching, the party scene, and pampering spa experiences, plus complete details on Baja's increasingly renowned golf courses. You can trust our candid, up-to-date reviews of the very best accommodations and dining in all price categories. With detailed advice, logistical tips, and accurate maps, this guide puts the best of Baja at your fingertips!


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Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommer's. The best trips start here.
  • Top recommendations for golfing, watersports, and seeing Baja by boat.
  • Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
  • Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
  • Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.

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About the Author

For Lynne Bairstow, Mexico has become more home to her than her native United States. After exploring the country and living in Puerto Vallarta for most of the past 14 years, she’s developed a true love of Mexico and its complex, colorful culture. Her local friends now claim she has patas saladas—a term translated as “salty feet” and which means that she has become a true Vallarta local. Her travel articles on Mexico have been published in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, Private Air, Luxury Living, and the Mexicana and Alaska Airlines in-flight magazines. In 2000, Lynne was awarded the Pluma de Plata, an honor granted by the Mexican government to foreign writers, for her work with the Frommer’s guide to Mexico.

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Although many consider Baja Mexico as an extension of Southern California, it is actually a region rich with its own culture, history, and attractions. Read the first page
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy It Dec 20 2006
By Robert Hutchinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I've been going to Cabo for years and I can tell you there's nothing remarkable about this book. They actually sugest Cabo Wabo is a main attraction. Anyone who's been to Cabo knows there are much better places. The book has almost no pictures, the few maps are useless and the restaurant recomendations are predictable.

Do yourself a favor, save the $10 and ask a Cabo Taxi driver to show you around.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The new edition is terrific! Dec 8 2011
By country lover - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This edition seems to hit all the high points, which is helpful for someone on a limited time vacation. Good restaurant tips, and pointers to out-of-the-way spots that show a true insider's knowledge of this beautiful part of the world. Highly recommended!
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy It June 22 2006
By S. M. Baxter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Was shock in the lack of detail and inside info on hotels, activities, and restaurants. Heading to Cabo San Lucas in Nov 06 and did not even list our 4 star hotel that has been around for decades with the exception of a one liner about festival night, nor the two pirate ship cruises, glass bottom boats, ultra lite info, baja racing....well you get the idea. If you have not been there before you would assume there is nothing to do but club, whale watch, golf and eat. Good general info for Mexico traveling.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Overview of Baja Jan. 1 2013
By debhibb - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I read this before going on a week vacation to the East Cape. We used it for tips on beaches to visit in Cabo, and places to eat and shop in Los Cabos. I also enjoyed the history section at the beginning. I cannot speak for the accuracy of the north/central baja sections, since we did not visit that region.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No help at all. Aug. 16 2008
By J. A. Mills - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
My husband and I purchased this book to help us as we traveled in Cabo. The information was incomplete, inaccurate, and dated. It failed to warn travelers about the constant barrage of time-share vendors (even in the grocery store and before you leave the airport) and omitted practical advice in dealing with them. The prices listed were too low. The "quality" of many of the restaurants listed was inaccurate. We got more practical tips from local literature. This book was a waste of money.

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