I never liked the radio shows after the 1980s. The whole stations themselves went downhill in their quality. You used to be able to get a quality show no matter what time of day or night it was. I would listen to comedy during the morning drive time slot, and I enjoyed late night talk radio when I worked the midnight shift. Now the shows that have music seem kind of lame. They are just playlists of top hits with no talk about the music much at all. That was when I decided to do a regular Shoutcast Internet radio station. I could play the music I wanted and have a show around it. (more…)
I used to love summer. But now I dread it!
Well, first of all, I wasn’t able to go to the first of two garden shows that I go to each year since I started this gardening blog. I was upset for days, but I had two great excuses to refrain from going. One is my busy work schedule and the other is the attack of pesky prickly heat.
As much as I want to go and as much as I can adjust my freelancing work schedule, I still opted to stay home because the summer heat is too much for me. During summer, I have prickly heat and I couldn’t stand commuting for hours with the type of weather that we have right now. I can bear the rainy seasons, but when it’s too hot during summertime, I have a hard time deciding.Even though I was able to go to the first of two yearly garden shows at the University of the Philippines last year, I just can’t let my skin take the hard beating right now. The temperature varies, but it is almost always 30+ degrees. But come October or sometime around the last quarter of 2014, I will do my best to go to the garden show again.
Another great reason why I dread the summertime is because many of our backyard garden plants died due extreme weather condition. Rainy days can become thunder storms and the warm summer can have extreme high temperatures, and both have the potential to kill plants in any backyard garden.
Below are just a few of our plants which suffered from the scorching heat of the sun between the months of March and May. The only remedy we have, aside from daily watering (sometimes twice per day – morning and afternoon), is use rice sacks to cover the plant from the scorching heat. We place the sacks over the garden net. (sorry no picture of the rice sacks covering the top of the net)
Despite this summer dilemma, we always see something positive and surprising in the backyard garden. Many of the plants have flowers that bloom in the summertime such as my favoritePlumbago or sky flower.
The white bougainvillea flowers bloom all year round, but it is during the summertime that we notice more blooms. I guess pruning the long stems after the blooms have dried out is really paying off. And this has become a routine since I saw a positive response from the plant – a.k.a. more flowers after the last blooming cycle.
Our golden garland has produced 3 bracts this time around. And these can live for a few weeks to a few months before drying out. And lastly, our pink aglaonema has produced a flower, but to my surprise when I took pictures this afternoon, there’s a tiny part, the top of the white spadix protruding beside the other flower.
And of course, we have several plants with colorful foliage such as Persian shield, aglaonema and mayana or coleus. Lately, we’re more fascinated with aglaonema because it is an ornamental plant species and it thrives in tropical regions. However, we are very cautious when it comes to caring for our plants because of our weather.
You can see the flowers and plants I mentioned on the photos below.
Our Aglaonema plants have adapted very well despite the two seasons they have already encountered since we bought and planted them. New leaves emerging here and there are quite promising.
I’ve also managed to find time in improving the garden net which was basically ‘loose’ and touching the longer/taller bougainvillea stems. I tied a new wire (aka clothes line) on the exposed steel rod on the wall and on a ‘wood bar’ that encloses our dirty kitchen’s top-half section. The wire is placed underneath the netting to give it a bit of a ‘lift’ and I tied tightly the 2 points of the opposite side of the net to stretch it – giving the net the much-needed stretch and almost flat top. This in turn will make it easier for us to properly place and position the rice sacks to cover the plants below.
Here’s the before and after…
Last but not the least, our front garden also got a little makeover with the addition of the welcome plants, maiden hair fern, and colocasia (Angel face) which used to be located at the back. We had to place them in the front garden to prevent them from taking the hard beating from the scorching heat. The rest of the front garden plants are okay, except for the miniature San Francisco plant which died just yesterday.
I have also rescued 3 wild ferns growing inside the bucket of citrus and sour sop seedlings. I am not sure if these are 3 species, but they seem to look different from one another. I remember my mom telling us just a few days ago that we used to have a species of fern which she just plucked from our defunct garden’s stone wall and replanted in a terracotta pot. So, I did the same.
I have replanted the wild ferns in a small terracotta pot with the hopes that they will grow bigger and thrive together with the other plants.
I may have missed the garden show last April-May, but our backyard gardening activities have really kept us busier. So, we make sure to set aside one weekend or at least one day during the weekend to ensure that pending projects/activities (relocating and rescuing plants) and garden improvement (netting) are given well-deserved attention and action.
It’s your turn to share.
What have you done lately in your backyard garden?
What kept you busy/busier?
Let us know by commenting below.
Have fun gardening!
It’s been a while since I posted an update. But first let me say that it is officially rainy/typhoon season here in the Philippines. So, no more crunchy, dry brown leaves on most of our backyard plants. Thank goodness!
However, the rain brings in another type of dilemma especially when it is non-stop or whenever there’s a storm. Nevertheless, I am thankful that no matter how extreme the weather conditions are, the plants in our backyard still persist.
In connection to garden plants, I’ve always wanted to put up a page here on my blog about the common names and pictures of plants that might interest you. We have different climates and species of plants to choose from to suit each of our country’s hardiness zones. But it is a project that keeps on getting bumped because I couldn’t find time in researching and writing my own version of an encyclopedic page just for garden plants.
But thank goodness for House Plants Encyclopedia A-Z. This website is totally dedicated to house plants, tips, and other useful information. And yes, it is free to browse. It’s possible that you’ve visited this website in the past while looking for the name or a picture of a plant that you were interested in. I am sharing the link to this website on this post, as well as a link on the right side of this blog just on top of the Pinoy Garden Forum badge.
Once again, do visit House Plants Encyclopedia A-Z if you have a particular plant in mind that you want to add in your garden. Enjoy!
“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” ~ Alfred Austin
Whenever I see photos of homes with plants all around, I really get excited and inspired to write a blog post. The photo above is owned by a family friend – Ate Matess and her family. They also live here in our city, but she’s not our next-door neighbor.
Anyhow, it was a delight to see this picture of her lanai on Facebook. So, I asked for permission if I can use the photo and feature it here on my gardening blog.
As you can see, she’s also gardening the DIY way and makes use of the extra space she has around their lanai. Her garden plants are strategically scattered, so there are open spaces for the family or their guests to move around.
Even with limited semi-outdoor space like a lanai, Ate Matess was able to create an outdoorsy and tranquil atmosphere.
What I love about this lanai garden are the hanging ferns. Hanging baskets and other types of planters are a great way to fill a smaller garden without cluttering the area. Mixing in a few container garden plants is just a way to fill in the gaps and extra spaces.
Those welcome plants on the two pedestal planters are truly living up to their names as they are situated at the entry way, to the main door of the house. This Areca palm reminds me of my mom’s old garden with several containers of this species. It makes me think of getting one and we’ll just propagate it like what mom used to do.
Maybe to you this is just a simple garden with few plants here and there. But to me, this is something I’ve always wanted to see more of. We live a small town that has become a city a few years ago, but many of the town folks are still gardening and enjoying the relaxing ambiance they have created outdoors.
I hope you found the inspiration you’ve been looking for through this post. But I’d love to hear from you as well.
If you have an inspiring story to tell about your own garden, just share it in the comments below.
I am an advocate of planting trees. I may not be a part of any organization nor do I advocate tree-planting in public, but still, I do my part in my own little way.
Nowadays, it seems impossible to plant and grow trees in communities like ours due to the changing infrastructure, road plans and widening, as well as the lack of lawns in residential areas.
It saddens me.
I remember those days in the early 80’s were residential lots have extra space for fruit-bearing trees that children can climb and play, and harvest fruits using their bare hands or nets attached on bamboo poles. Those were the wonderful days when I was growing up – when Philippine gardening – trees and plants of all shapes and sizes – is still a part of family life.
Before our old house was wrecked, we had a huge star apple or kaimito tree in our front yard. We had lots of plants around, and I think we also had a guava tree at the back.
Reminiscing about trees made me think of planting them. But we do not have enough space anywhere within our residential lot.
Our tiny backyard garden can only accommodate a container garden with small- to medium-sized plants; some of which are in hanging PET bottles to minimize clutter.
Nevertheless, I do my best (no matter how weird it appears to my mom) to grow seedlings. I’ve successfully grown avocado and mango seedlings months ago and gave them away to my uncle and aunt who owns vacant/large plots of land somewhere here in our town. I am now on my second batch of avocado and a new batch of duhat ( Java plum) seedlings steadily growing.
Somehow, my mom got a kick out of my seedling-growing assignment. She already talked to a long-time suki (her favorite and constant meat-seller) at the town market who owns vacant plots up North. Mom told her about the seedlings I’ve been growing and she liked the idea.
We just have to wait a little longer – probably another month or two – until the seedlings are fully established before we give them away – it’s the only way we can plant and grow them.
I want to continue doing this despite our lack of land. We can always donate the seedlings to other families who are more than willing to cultivate them. I also hope that someday I’ll be able to plant seedlings on my own plot and see them grow.
I hope you also like tree-planting and may this post inspire you to do something even in your own little way.
Let’s plant more trees for the future.
I have answered a couple of visitors’ comments on my blog and also several email inquiries about the places to buy garden plants. However, I can only give them recommendation based on where I actually bought our garden plants.
I live in the province of Laguna and there are many garden supply stores and landscapers here in our province. But I am pretty sure whatever we have here – plant species and garden accessories – are also available elsewhere in the Philippines.
Lately, my favorite garden stores are Inang’s Garden (Canlalay Binan, Laguna) and Del’s Garden (they are regular participants and sellers in the UPLB Garden Shows and they now have a branch in SM City Sta. Rosa, how cool is that!?). I love purchasing from these stores because their plant varieties are better in terms of species and appearance.
Inang’s Garden and another store in Canlalay Binan do not have a Facebook page nor telephone numbers I can post here. Inang’s store is right across Bong-bong’s Garden which, by the way, is also one of the stores I bought some of our plants from. They have a seller who goes to our town market every weekends and sell a few plant varieties, clay pots, and garden soil. The other store where I first bought plants from has no name or I was just not paying attention (?) because I get too excited seeing the plants!
Another store which I was able to visit twice is in Balibago Sta. Rosa, right across Target Mall and beside Max’s Restaurant. Again, I was not able to see their sign, ever they have one, and I did not bother to ask because of excitement. Sorry. But you will see it and another garden store just right beside it when you visit Sta. Rosa Complex in Balibago.
I bought Tillandia stricta, Aglaonema sp., and a few dish garden plants from them recently. If you want to buy from Del’s Garden, they have several branches across Luzon. Below is their business card that the owner gave me when I purchases a few plants from their SM City Sta. Rosa branch.
Another garden supplies store I was able to visit months ago is Kathleen’s Garden in Bucal Calamba, Laguna. They are among the stores that line up the right side of the street if you’re going the direction of Calamba-Los Banos. They have beautiful bonsai trees at the front when we went there. They also have lots of herbs and plants you won’t find in some of the garden stores nearby Binan and Sta. Rosa.
There you have it. I hope you will be able to visit these garden supplies stores when you are around Laguna. But it is always better to buy locally, so don’t forget to visit your friendly neighborhood garden stores soon.
Disclaimer: These garden stores did not pay me to post their business names and links to their Facebook pages. I just simply enjoy shopping from them, that’s why I rave about them on this post. If you encounter an ill-tempered seller from these stores, which I am not sure if it will happen, remember that you are forewarned.
Indoor gardening is a great excuse to buy cacti last weekend. I wanted other types of desert plants, but the seller told me they’ll have succulents next month (if their mother store will supply them).
Gardening indoors is a way to augment my view since I work hours in front of a computer. Although my windowsill garden is just a glimpse away, I always thought of putting plants on top my large office table.
The only dilemma I have is not having a proper camera to take proper photos of my new plants. It’s been a year since my digital camera gave up, so I have to resort to using a mobile phone’s camera; hence, the sub-par photos on this gardening blog and on my cooking/recipe blog.
But this doesn’t deter me from taking photos. So, here they are…
A little dark ‘coz they were taken at night time.
I used three old PET bottles which were sliced in half and I took the bottom halves to plant these cacti and pothos vine. I added purple and red ribbons just to add color to the plastic bottles and to add contrast to the greens.
I kept the other halves of the PET bottles for a possible hanging plant project in the future. I always have this ‘recycle and reuse’ mindset whenever I see plastic soda bottles around the kitchen, so I keep some of them and give away the rest.
Update: Glad to find a succulent plant inside the mall here in our city. The seller is a flower shop actually, but they sell a handful of succulent plants so I was able to buy the one beside the pothos. Had to buy a small square pot, pebbles, tiny marble chips, and place mats.
This project is still on-going ‘coz my sister suggests covering the see-through plastic bottles with sinamay. I’ll include new photos once we have sinamay on-hand and covered the PET bottles.
I hope to inspire more people to plant more greens inside and outside of the home. This is just a simple, cost-effective, and enjoyable way to beautify our surroundings and to be one with nature at the same time.
Enjoy the week and happy gardening!
I have been in this business for a couple of years and I have decided that I should start looking for a bigger opportunity. Of course right now I am working for one of the smallest of the energy providers for Texas and there just is not a lot of room for advancement here. All of the guys above me are going to be there for the foreseeable future, unless they get fired or they decide to seek other opportunities some other place. I figure that I should be able to get a better job with a bigger company and in particular one where there is room for me to grow. (more…)
The Maldives is home to many luxury resorts. It can be difficult to choose the right for you, when the opportunity arises.
The following information will give you an overview of three major luxury resorts in Maldives each one is over $ 1,000 USD per night and offers top class luxury and comfort.
This Luxurious Maldives resort is set within a tropical lagoon on a private coral island. Everywhere you look in their luxurious villas that you see the finger species and marine waters show shining in the sun. This resort in Lankanfushi located on a private island, and simple 20-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport.
You and your family will love this five-star property, as you stay in one of their 45 above – sprinkle villas only accessible by boat. Enjoy the sunsets and romantic dinners on your solarium, right next to the water and your private garden. Their nightly rates start at about $ 1,100 per night and go from there.
Another popular place of luxury resort in the Maldives is the four seasons with Landaa Giraavaru. In this property you will rest comfortably in your air-conditioned pavilion sleep, equipped with teak furniture. Or – if you choose, you can enjoy the fresh sea air your ball in the open or covered with traditional thatched hut. This property consists of 102 rooms that range in price and amenities offered.
The five-star property offers lots of outdoor living space, stunning views of the sparkling lagoon and lots of activities to participate in. For example, the property has four swimming pools, tennis and fitness and marine discovery center, among other places. If you want to stay in this location four seasons, you will pay $ 1,500 per night or more.
Anantara Kihavah Villas
When it comes to luxurious resorts in Maldives, few other offers that Anantara Kihavah Villas offer. In a dining experience diving and unlimited horizons to the tranquil private villas; this is one of the most unique holiday resorts in Maldives. The property overlooks the clear, the lagoon sparkling waters for you that afternoon tanning by your very own infinity pool. If you are looking for tranquility and privacy in your trip to the islands, then this is where you want to stay! They offer asylum villas in their own private sanctuary in the large sanctuary.
If you stay here, make sure you try their restaurant at least once. Here you will be served high quality wine and culinary treats with a panoramic view of aquatic life around you – because it is one of very few wineries and restaurants submarines the world. Their rooms start at $ 1,000 per night.
In the end, when you travel to Maldives you have many choices of where to stay, what to eat and what activities to participate in. Make sure you are just planning for future, because it is a popular destination and there’s lots to see and do there.
Miami is famous for its glitzy beaches and tropical climate. She appeared in several television series, movies and video games, always with the image of a surface paradisiaquement city.
Yet Miami, it’s not that luxury and golden sand. It is also a cultural center, with its many theaters, museums, parks and zoos, but it is also a stronghold of the Hispanic culture. Note that Miami and Miami Beach are two different cities we cover with this top. And here are top 10 miami tourist attractions and things to do in Miami.
1. South Beach
The area is famous for several reasons: firstly, the Art Deco district houses the largest collection of architectural movement. Hundreds of pastel buildings are a credit to this eccentric style. But above all, mercury is known to climb to dusk. Dress code in highly selective plates on the corner, where you can cook up with the world’s highest concentration of Botox, tanning and steroids.
South Beach is the southern part of Miami Beach, located between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic, it exists since 1930 This is where you will find hotels, nightclubs and restaurants in the Art Deco architecture. It is a pole of attraction leading to the people of North East who want to escape the cold and spend a weekend warm.
The place is only a few hours flying and beach awaits. You remember Miami Vice pastel and neon colors sweeping the night sky? This is where it happened, this is also where you will find great beaches, hip nightclubs, resto Trendy and finally, you can go shopping on Ocean Drive.
2. The Metro Zoo
It’s not just on the beaches of Miami that can be observed unusual creatures. There are also genuine exotic animals that have nothing to do with cosmetic surgery, and that’s the Metro Zoo it happens. Zoo Miami is one of the major parks in the world. Due to the location in a tropical zone, the place is able to accommodate 2,000 animals (500 species) that share 740 acres of land. The animals are not in cages, as in other zoos. They roam free in the wild in habitats that are recreations of their natural habitat of origin.
Here are the visitors who are in cages. The protected path that allows you to roam the park has a length of 5km (3mi), so come in are full. You can also visit the four areas Asia, Africa, the Amazon and Australia through the air by taking the monorail.
3. Little Havana
Cuban neighborhood in the heart of an American city, it is even more unlikely to build a mini-London to Paris, and that’s why the visit is essential! Built by Cuban immigrants, the neighborhood has retained its authenticity and character. For those who would like to make a little trip to Cuba legally, without transit through Canada or Mexico.
Little Havana is the Cuban neighborhood of Miami, is the haven of a large Cuban community in exile. It is located 5 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from South Beach. When you find that the display is now in Spanish, you’ve arrived. The place exudes Cuban culture, with its colorful murals dedicated to his heroes from the past and present monuments. You can find the old play dominoes and discuss politics, while the cigar rollers are at work an atmosphere steeped in a tropical aroma of Cuban coffee.
4. Design District
As the name suggests, the Design Disctrict brings trendy boutiques, art galleries, antique stores, architectural offices and buildings of the Art Deco style galleries. The boom of 2009, since the day Christian Louboutin decided to invest the scene. Yes, when Topito moved to Paris that did the same.
Design Disctrict brings trendy boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, architectural offices and buildings of the Art Deco style galleries. This is the place for upscale shopping and do some window shopping, not to mention bite to eat in one of the many small cafe and bistro mode. The Miami Design District is the property of the Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Dacra which was founded by the visionary entrepreneur Craig Robins and what the real estate development firm The Real Estate. The latter has a reputation for designing and launching places for upscale shopping.
5. The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
The businessman James Deering Miami chose to build his winter residence, for which he brought in materials and furniture from all over Europe. Originally, it covered 73 acres and had a firm and staff residences. A force to be inherited and sold, the estate does “more than” 20 acres and is sometimes used as a backdrop for meetings and official visits.
In the Coconut Grove section of Miami is the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Originally the property was built from 1914 to 1916, was the winter home of James Deering man affair. Since 1953 Villa Vizcaya is open to the public, in addition to a museum it is also a botanical garden. The museum contains 70 rooms decorated with objects ranging from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. The villa is a building built in the style of a villa located in northern Italy called the Villa Rezzonico.
6. Parrot Jungle Island
Parrot Jungle was originally a 22-acre zoological park located south of Miami. The place was founded in 1936 by Franz & Louise Scherr, this is one of the leading tourist attractions in Miami. The place has attracted tourists and celebrities include; Sir Winston Churchill, filmmaker Steven Spielberg and President Jimmy Carter, to name a few. Since 2003, 1,100 exotic birds have moved on Watson Island is strategically located between downtown Miami and South Beach.
The place is now called Jungle Island and parrots must now share the park with a group of mammal comprising; leopards, Lamas, Kangaroos, Canadian Lynx, among others. The park is also home to reptiles, primates, fish and exotic plants. Shows featuring residents of the park are held in different places broadcasts. The Parrot Bowl Pepsi has colorful activities with the stars of the park parrots. Jungle Theatre you can see a show featuring Big Cats and Serpentarium … with a name like it unnecessary to add.
7. The Seaquarium
This very interesting marine park offers eight daily and the opportunity to enter the basins to approach dolphins shows. The star of the park is undoubtedly Lolita, a killer whale as a crazy phenomenon.The Miami Seaquarium is a must, difficult to Miami than that. It is in these large plants 30 acres you’ll see dolphins walk on water, with the skyscrapers of Miami as a backdrop. This park dedicated to marine life present eight different shows and multiple daily attractions. It is located in the tourist area between Key Biscayne and downtown.
8. The Everglades National Park
World Heritage by UNESCO, it helps protect some endangered species like the Florida panther species. It is possible to walk and camp there, but swimming is not recommended because of the wildlife that thrives in its waters (alligators, crocodiles, sharks, barracudas. Unless you speak Parseltongue.
The Everglades National Park is a World Heritage by UNESCO, offers 611,000 acres of marshes, prairies and subtropical jungles, Everglades National Park is one of the most amazing parks in the United States. The park has the largest mangrove ecosystem in North America. It straddles the counties of Miami-Dade, Monroe and Collier and 36 species considered endangered species such as the American crocodile, Florida panther and the manatee. In addition to the endangered species you will find over 350 species of birds, 300 species of fresh and salt water fish, 40 species of mammals and 50 species of reptiles. Visitors have access to hiking trails and it is also possible to camp. Remember, however, that wildlife is a bit more fierce than the one found in the Luxembourg Gardens.
9. Monkey Jungle Park and Research Center
Monkey Jungle has a surprising pattern the monkeys will frolic freely, while browsing their field in a mesh network of tunnels. Be careful when feeding the monkeys are smart and hungry, and most importantly, there are no bilingual girl to tell Swiper to stop pilfering.
Monkey Jungle Park is a 30 acre preserve established in 1933 and is the work of Joseph DuMond, the latter sought to study and at the same time preserve endangered species. The park is home to over 400 primates from different 30espèces, among them the monkey Java. The latter is a skilled hunter, able to dive into the river park and grab crabs and shellfish for food. There is also the Capuchins, the spider monkeys, Cercopithecus diana, gorillas, howler monkeys, macaques, orang utan, squirrels monkeys, tamarins and Gibbons white hand.
10. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Miami is a cultural city, the proof is with this huge theater dedicated to the performing arts. Obviously, you do not expect sobriety either. Welcome to Miami.
Cabo San Lucas is in the anchor of the Los Cabos, Mexico. Restaurants, tour operators, shopping malls and other indoor facilities surround the marina, in an area nicknamed The Golden Zone.
The walk to the marina unfolds between luxury yachts, sailboats, fishing boats, water taxis and other boats moored. Here walks a parade of inhabitants and travelers in their swimsuits, their shorts and t-shirts. This place is also a paradise for those who love people watching.
It’s also the perfect place to bite into a sweet mango smell on her face spicy sea breeze, sip a beer and smell the fresh lobster tacos that prepares one of the restaurants of the dock. Be prepared to join the revelers dancing until dawn in one of the huge nightclubs in Cabo San Lucas, including Cabo Wabo Cantina’s famous founded by rock legend Sammy Hagar. And here are some Cabo San Lucas activities that is interesting to do.
Go fishing in Los Cabos
Sportfishing in Los Cabos is one of the main attractions of the region. The abundant marine life in the Sea of Cortez is a vast playground for anglers throughout the year. Many species of fish live there, including yellow fin tuna, mahi mahi, yellow tail snapper and red snapper.
Cabo San Lucas is also known as the marlin capital of the world thanks to the abundance of striped marlin, who is between 45 and 90 kilograms. December and January are the best months (but certainly not the only) to catch one of these beautiful fish with stripes.
But this sport is not just for fishermen. Indeed, you will see families with children to board large charter boat leaving the port around 7 am and returning at 15 pm. The bench Gordo Banks located nearby is one of the main destinations. Tour prices vary, usually depending on the size and quality of the vessel. Moreover, there are many outfitters and guides, as Picante Sportfishing Charters and Gladiator, and they depart from various locations.
Take a Camel Safari
Camel ridingThe Outback & Camel Safari tour is a new adventure that offers Cabo Adventures. There are very few places in Mexico (or elsewhere) that offer this combination of desert, ocean and ride a camel.
This tour allows you to take the pulse of the desert for several hours. You will have the opportunity to taste different kinds of fresh corn tortillas and, provided you have more than 18 years, tequila and mescal. Within an easy hike you will learn how the cacti grow in seemingly difficult conditions and how vultures looking for their prey.
For about 20 minutes, you will have the opportunity to take a walk on your own camel along the nearby shore. Once you have placed your feet in the stirrups from a raised platform, you will become aware of how you sit high and the incredible view that this position gives you. This is great camels and they are swinging at a similar rate to that of a horse.
When you slide your hand over the hump of the camel (where it stores water), you’ll feel like a scrub pad. A manager will accompany you at all times to ensure that the camels are well behaved. This will be dressed head to toe typical tribal clothing desert and who are not from Mexico. This costume gives the tour an exotic touch that is part of the desired atmosphere. Finally, why not enjoy a mint tea with your fellow tour and discuss your experience?
The cost of the tour is $ 99 for adults and $ 70 for children.
Try Paddle Surfing in Los Cabos
Stand-up paddle surfing Paddle surfing is a sport which is growing fastest in the sun destinations. You will need a board that looks like a surfboard. However, it should be seated standing and paddling.
The Los Cabos area is a great place to try this form of surfing because of all its variety of beaches and waves. You may be a little faster if you practice skiing, since the requirements of maintaining balance and positioning of the feet are like learn. The paddle has a sharp curve and is quite long. If you take a wave, place your feet in a position to surf, like snowboarding. This activity may be of moderate intensity when the sea is calm, and more demanding when the waves become strong.
Jorge David Solchaga, who teaches surfing to paddle Baja Outback, says that you must stay flexed position the waist down. “Bend your knees slightly and when you paddle, move your center slightly forward at every stroke. And keep your feet halfway, “he advises. The board is longer, thicker and wider than a surfboard; therefore it is more stable. “All that matters is the fun,” says Jorge. After all, “You are in Cabo to relax.”
Follow a test of America’s Cup aboard a Yacht Race
America’s Cup RacingCabo San Lucas is one of four places in the world where you can be part of the crew of a true racing yacht during a test of the Americas Cup. Even if you do not know how to participate in the work of the crew, who may need to operate the winch to tighten the sails, you can learn as you or just sit and relax.
However, if you want to do moderately intense physical training while living the experience of a lifetime, this is an event not to be missed. Once the yacht left the harbor, the sails are up and the wind comes in, salty waves of the sea water the bow. The yacht is pitching with power and adrenaline rises. And you’re inevitably conquered.
Cabo Adventures organizes this tour, giving you the opportunity to meet crew members from around the world. The rivalry between the two yachts in the race adds to the fun. The boats leave from the center Cabos Dolphin Centre at the marina of Cabo San Lucas. Minimum age is 8 years and children 8-16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. That said, it is quite possible that your crew is composed only of adults. The price of this aquatic adventure is $ 100 for adults and $ 70 for children.
Go horseback riding on the Beaches
It is possible that walking along the beach, you cross Jorge Collins, of the family of Rancho Collins, in the saddle of his horse. For 20 years, this family offers riding tours on the beaches and in the deserts of Los Cabos.
On the family ranch, Collins raised, train and renting horses, in addition to offering guide services.
Rancho Collins is near Playa El Medano. Bring the kids take a short walk to be able to take some memorable photos, or set out a few hours to explore the beaches. You can also take a romantic stroll at sunset and discover secluded beaches. “It’s up to you. If you want to ride, you’re the boss, “says Jorge. “This is the best way to get closer to nature in Los Cabos.