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Between Locals and Spring Breakers

Boat landing
Boat landing
My mother and I had planned our trip around the migrations of gray whales, which led us to arrive in San Jose del Cabo in the middle of Spring Break season. Hostel staying backpackers at heart, we took the local bus into Cabo San Lucas and gained a more authentic view of the ‘tourist corridor’ and the locals which call the peninsula home.

Arriving into Cabo, we hopped off the bus and checked into our hotel before immediately heading towards the beach for which Cabo is renowned. We were greeted by a very different scene from the local bus: the infamous Spring Break Party. Never having been a party-goer in college (and certainly not with my mother present), we walked along the beach and giggled to ourselves about the levels in intoxication that surrounded us. From one extreme to the other, we quickly learned that two very distinct flavours exist in Mexico, and it was easy to tell which we preferred.

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