The sign at the entrance to Wirkuta says "Take a Mystical Journey". This is because the location combines three unique experiences. As you enter the grounds, you have the opportunity to see hundreds of different types of cacti that are found in the deserts of Mexico. Undercover and with information about each type displayed. School groups often find this to be a very interesting tour. But beyond the cactus garden is a large sculpture garden that combines both traditional stone sculpture with modern metal sculpture spread widely across the field. Three natural stone pyramids make up a part of the journey, depicting the history of the Mayan culture. This is a central part of the only night time show of its kind offered in Los Cabos. The show combines a Mexican meal with the costumes and dancers depicting history of the culture as well as some modern interpretations. For more information about Wirikuta and the night time experience visit http://thewirikuta.com/index.html
One of the favorite things for which people shop in Los Cabos is handmade Mexican products. From both a quality and a price point of view, there are some exceptional deals. When we built our home on the East Cape, we wanted the style to be Modern Mexican. To us, this meant modern lines but Mexican accents throughout. All of the bathrooms were designed with hand-painted ceramic sinks, toilet paper holders, inset soap holders, towel and toothbrush holders and towel hooks. These brightly painted ceramics give the house its style along with the saltillo tile floors. Add painted clay sconces for iighting, equipale (simple crossed wood and leather) furniture and some carpets and the colors and quality of Mexico come through. The main source at that time (and until today) for the design items was Artesanos on the main highway just outside of Cabo San Lucas. This is also one of the first stops for our guests when they are interested in glasses, plates, coffee mugs, pewter, silver or ceramic serving pieces. Whether furniture, fixtures, ceramics, glassware or artwork, this is great stop for any visitor or resident in Los Cabos to find unique items. In San Jose del Cabo, the Plaza Artesanos on Blvd Mijares is another great source. This is a whole square block of small shops that offers everything from apparel to rugs to ceramic fixtures, all kinds of glassware and artwork from which to choose. Unfortunately, neither of these locations appear to have websites or Facebook pages but there are lots of reviews on Trip Advisor.
Each Wednesday morning for most of the year, an organic market is held at Bajhaus in Zacatitos. Providing a gathering place for the community and beyond, Bajhaus not only is the location for the organic market but also on Wednesday evening, it hosts Off-the-Wall Cinemas nights with recent movies and the $50 peso admission goes to East Cape Critters to care for the animals in the neighbor hood. The organic market offers much more than fresh produce. You can enjoy freshly made empanadas, buy your fresh seafood for the evening meal, select from a wide range of hand-crafted jewelry, artwork and apparel and even make appointments for massages, yoga classes or a cranial massage. There are also organic soaps and fruit drinks made by people from the local community. With the slogan, "Don't Panic, It's Organic," this is a fun meeting place on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 11:00 am. A similar event is held at Vida Soul in Boca de Vinorama on Friday mornings. Come by and meet the vendors and residents in Zacatitos.
The Turtle Sanctuary on La Laguna Beach. On Saturday evening at about 7 pm, Paul Meredith was walking his dog along the beach when he saw a mama turtle leave the water and make her way up the beach to lay her eggs. As he was walking home, the man in charge of monitoring sea turtles just happened to be patrolling the beach and help her lay her eggs. There were a total of 83. It was amazing to watch. Thank you Paul for the story and the photos.
Mary McGrath Keenan also added - Lovely way to end the day. Mama turtle laid 83 eggs! Thanks to Paul Meredith of Buzzards, a local turtle rescue guy stopped by to help protect the eggs from future ATVs and predators. Amazing!
For more information about protecting the turtles in Los Cabos visit http://www.todostortugueros.org