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Cathie Smith LoCicero of Cathie Smith Insurance – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Fishing tournament, Cabos San Lucas, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe best thing for me to do in Los Cabos – La Paz is to kick back and relax because my life is very hectic in the United States. 
 
The most famous thing to do and the number one thing that brought people to Los Cabos and La Paz in the first place is the sport fishing. You could fish for everything; either you want to catch something to put on the table for dinner or join the big marlin tournaments that they have in Los Cabos. I think the biggest marlin tournament in the world, the Bisbee, is in Los Cabos, which is held every October. Fishing is what brought the Americans and the Canadians to Los Cabos back in the day. 
 
Now, Los Cabos – La Paz have some of the most beautiful golf courses designed by some of the most famous golf course designers like Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones. There's a new golf course designed by Tiger Woods. There are a couple of small golf courses that are affordable for average people, but you could be paying US $250 to $300 a day to play on them because they're spectacular golf courses. Some people go to Los Cabos – La Paz just for that. 
 
When I fly in, I like to see what kind of carriers and bags they have for these golf clubs. There are some spectacular pieces of luggage there. 
 
A lot of people like to go walking and hiking in the desert. There are also the traditional things that you do when you go to sports areas like sky diving. There are airplanes in Los Cabos that take you up to jump out the airplanes. You can go on the wave runners, parasailing, and rent ATVs. You can also go down to the beach and do just about anything. Now they've got ziplining, too. 
 
I always tell people, "If you're going to Los Cabos and La Paz and you're going to do these adventurous things, make sure that you have added extreme sports coverage in your travel insurance," because people don't think about that when they travel. If you get hurt during one of these activities and you don't have it added on to your travel insurance, you're not covered and they're always going to make you sign a liability waiver. When you're going to do these fun, adventurous things, you're going to sign a piece of paper before you get started, which says that the tour company is not responsible if you get hurt. 
 
I'm an insurance agent, but I'm also a mom and a grandmother, so I'm giving this advice to make sure you're always protected with insurance when you want to do these fun things.
 
(Fishing tournament, Cabos San Lucas, Mexico, pictured.)
John K. Glaab of the settlement company® – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Balandra Beach, La Paz, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIn late January, whales are enjoying the waters up not far north of La Paz, where there are five hundred adults and two hundred baby whales that come down here from Alaska. The whales are born and they leave with “born in Mexico” stamped on their back. The whales come down here to breed and it is quite a site. There is a place called San Carlos where you can go out on a panga (small fishing boat) and you can actually reach over and touch a whale. How many other animals in the wild can you go out and touch when their baby is right there?
 
Kayaking is one of the best things to do here. The Bay of La Paz is a wonderful place for kayaking. We have a place called Balandra that has seven bays just outside the city of La Paz where you can go in and out of the mangroves with your kayaks. Kayaking is a big sport here. 
 
Balandra is interesting because there is a chunk of land over there that is owned by one of the most powerful families in Mexico. It’s beautiful. They decided to develop it but the people of La Paz stood up against it. They paraded and wrote letters and, as a result, it is not being developed. It is the same thing with mining. The water comes down the side of Granite Mountain and goes into an aquifer. A Canadian company wanted to mine there. The people of Cabo stood up against it as it is a tourist place and they wanted to preserve its natural beauty. They didn’t want the mining company to come and destroy it. 
 
More recently, we have stand-up paddle boarding, which is a sport that is kicking off and become quite a business here because the bay is so calm usually. We have five marinas in La Paz and there are two marinas in Los Cabos. Sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding are some of the best activities here.
 
One of the best things about the marinas here in La Paz is that it takes you half a day to get from Cabo San Lucas up to here in La Paz in a yacht, but once you are here, you are in the open Sea of Cortez. Then you can cruise all over the place. You can go across the Mazatlan if you want or you can go to Guaymas or other places on the coast, or just spend your time out in the middle of the ocean.
 
(Balandra Beach, La Paz, Mexico, pictured.)

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