Talk:Cabo San Lucas
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I spotted this city using Google Earth. It seems to be a very interesting place. NSR 1 July 2005 11:07 (UTC)
- Yes is is.DrSatan 02:53, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
A little bit about the Golden Corridor
I think that the title to this section sounds stupid. Opinions? I am going to change it to The Golden Corridor, but if people want the old name, I'll change it back. DrSatan 17:15, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
Stop Adding the Spam
Please stop adding the Cabo house rentals website up. This wiki doesn't even seem very popular.DrSatan 02:52, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
- Whoever adds these must be exceptionally stupid - they only stay up for a few minutes, unlikely to get many clickthrus. (Or they are smart, and even being up for a few minutes is enough additional traffic to be worth the trouble. :-) ) Stan 15:16, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
I don't think that the weather thing added should have been deleted...Opinions?
- Heh, never looked at it before - 8 bits of weather info, 8 megabytes of ad, so not worth keeping. I'm sure there are better current weather links, if one likes that sort of thing. Doesn't anybody talk about Cabo *without* trying to sell something? Stan 02:13, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
Apparently not...DrSatan 04:16, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
I believe the beach picture should be first. Without its beaches, Cabo would not be on most Americans radar. Why is Cabo popular? First and foremost, because of it's beaches.
I also think a mountain picture might replace the marina picture (although the marina picture is good), because Cabo's mountains are a little known, prominent feature of the surrounding geography. (posted 4/25/07 by chrisknop)
- Los Arcos is a distinctive feature of Cabo, so it seemed most sensible as the first. While the beach picture is nice, it could have been taken anywhere in the world - I didn't see anything in it that said "only at Cabo". There are additional pictures at commons (see commons:Category:Cabo_San_Lucas), though nothing that is both good beach picture and good Cabo picture. All fine points though, I'm not going to fight to the death over it. :-) Stan 23:18, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
Los Arcos is a nice feature, and definately a trademark of Cabo. However, I believe the beach picture is also distinctively Cabo; the wide clean beach, the water, and the cliff. I think it's important for the layman to see Cabo at first glance as a beach destination. Don't you agree? Chris, 4/26/07
- Well, no. We're not a tourist brochure. In fact, WP:NPOV requires us not to promote any particular view of the place. And what about the people who actually *live* there? Doesn't their viewpoint count for anything? Stan 16:11, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
Here's how I look at it. Having pictures of Cabo without showing the beach is like having a picture of New York City without showing the skyline. As far as NPOV, my understanding is that it applies to writing, not photos. Chris 4/26
- I'm not arguing against having a picture of the beach, I'm just talking about relative importance. As for NPOV, you're the one who said "important for the layman to see Cabo at first glance as a beach destination", which is a very distinct POV. NPOV does apply everywhere, it's just that it's harder to push POV with pictures alone, and most of the time we don't have enough pics for it to even come up. As I said, it's all fine points, and if past experience is any guide, editors will randomly rearrange the photos from now until the end of time anyway. Stan 13:44, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
Questionable Tourist Health Care Charges and Practice
"I belong to a group of sailboat owners who share information, experience, and advice. A recent thread on health care insurance while abroad included the following paragraph. The author is a known quantity and reliable, but he passed this on as information he received, and not as direct experience. He is currently traveling in Mexico, and had otherwise commented that the health care there was generally good and reasonably priced. I would at least check this story out prior to selecting Cabo San Lucas as a travel destination."
"Note that Cabo San Lucas is an exception. The U.S. State department has issued a warning to Mexico about the situation in Cabo, letting them know that if it continues the State Department will issue a "Travel Advisory" warning U.S. citizens to avoid Cabo San Lucas. An example of the situation: A few months ago one visitor became seriously dehydrated, and was admitted to a clinic. She received fluids, and no other services. The hospital charged over $3000 for a couple of hours of treatment, and when the patient balked they called the local police, who took the woman to jail, and demanded additional money for her release. Apparently this is common with a few hospitals in Cabo, where a simple check-in can result in maxing out all your credit cards, and a trip to jail if you protest."
The Corridor (again), utter crap
"Cabo San Lucas's party atmosphere and San José’s subdued colonial style are bridged by a golf course and resort-studded tourist corridor that stretches between the twin towns along twenty miles of beaches and coves."
I nearly vomited when I read this sentence (I just copy/pasted it from this article). Sometimes it's painfully obvious that Wikipedia isn't close to being a proper encyclopaedia. Sort it out please, Cabo-people! 188.8.131.52 (talk) 16:25, 13 August 2013 (UTC)