Tuesday, September 11, 2007
This day was our first day of diving. We had a local dive at the Pelican Rock and another dive site that was close. The visibility wasn’t that good, maybe because of the hurricane that hit the place a week before. We still saw a lot of fishies though.
We got back from our dives around noon and decided to walk to Pisces Sportfishing to check on our inquiry to share a boat. On our way, someone invited us to attend a timeshare presentation offering free stuff. It was in our plans to attend one timeshare presentation to get freebies . So we said yes. The guy told us that we need to be married to attend the presentation. But we weren’t. So on our way to the timeshare presentation, the guy stopped at a shopping center and got us silver rings as wedding rings, ha! We husband and wife for the rest of day hihi.
The timeshare presentation was at Cabo Villas, close to Pueblo Bonito Rose. We were glad, we got a free ride! We also got free lunch, Mexican blanket, Tequila, ATV tour, and discounted Swim with the Dolphins.
We ended our day with a dinner at Mi Casa. It was a Mexican restaurant. I like the feel of the place, with mariachi bands singing to you and clowns making balloon things. Of course they expect tips. The food, however, I wasn’t too impressed with.
Reviews after the jump…
Dive shop: Amigos del Mar $70 pp local dive
The dive shop was small but adequate. The boats we had were not that big either, and could accommodate up to 8 passengers. We had the Amigo 1 our first day of diving. The boat allowed for the giant stride entry. We had the Amigo 2 our second day of diving.Â It was smaller than Amigo 1 and we had to do the backroll entry.
Our divemaster, Jorge was great. Since it was only my second dive trip, I was a real newbie. I even had to take my time to remember how to set up my gear. The biggest problem I usually run into when I dive is going down. I can’t seem to go down easily. Jorge held my hand and helped me go down. He made sure I’m settled in the bottom and asked me to stay so he could help the others.
Dinner: Mi Casa $57/2 people + tip
Mi Casa serves traditional Mexican cuisine. John ordered La Cochinita Pibil and I ordered El Mole Poblano. My order was okay. The chicken wasn’t that juicy. And I didn’t like the sauce very much. Service was good though.
There was a mariachi band who sang at each table. There were a couple of clowns making balloon stuff for the guests, too. Of course we had to tip the clown, even though we could care less about the balloons. The mariachi band didn’t approach us. But John rather had the mariachi band than the clown.
The exchange rate at Mi Casa was MX$11 to US$1. It was better than the exchange rate ($10.90 – $1) we got when we exchange our US$ at Consultoria Internacional by Tesoro hotel. So we paid for our dinner in US$ in addition to the vouchers I purchased from Los Cabos magazine with 35% discount.
Grocery: Pueblo Bonito Rose Deli
The Deli pretty much had all the basics guests needed, from bakery and deli products to eggs and medications. It was open early morning til late at night. I’m sorry I forgot exactly the hours.
The items weren’t very cheap, but not very expensive either. It was cheaper than I expected from a resort deli. The exchange rate was MX$10.19 to US$1. So we paid using the MX$ we got from exchanging our US$ at Consultaria Internacional.
The Deli had a couple of tables where you can eat. The Deli is right by the courtyard so if you don’t want to stay outside in the courtyard while you access the internet, you can go in the Deli with the airconditioner blasting.