Condo Rules & Suite Instruction Manual
Transportation – Taxies and Shuttles
-Aldo – Our recommended SUV Airport Transportation guy is $60 Each way (20 mins to El Zalate) Also Aldo speaks fluent English and will give you the latest Cabo Tourist update of what is happening. (011-521-(624-114-7102) (Cell), 146 0399 (Land Line) www.dunestt.com)
Sample taxi rates from hotel zone in San Jose
For your convenience, the owners of this condominium have attempted to provide you with everything necessary to make your stay enjoyable. We, at Nash Group Properties, want to be sure that you are completely satisfied. If something is lacking or not to your liking, please stop by our office in the El Zalate Plaza Local 7, Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 29 (2nd floor, at the end of the hall on the right looking from Villa 4 - towards the highway) or call us at 142-1195 from local line 2. Your comments and critique are appreciated and help us to provide the very best of service to you and future vacationers. You can also Call the owners direct using the Vonage line (LINE 1) with any inquiries at 604-671-7000. Please ask for Les or leave a message with the answering service.
Line 1 - 778-786-8739 - Vonage Line for free calling to
Overview of Los Cabos from Destino Magazine
Los Cabos (the capes) is in the southern most tip of the State of Baja California Sur and consists of three main areas: Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo and the East Cape. In between, along the coast as well as inland, you will find smaller towns and points of interest such as Santiago and Miraflores.
THE BAJA SUR LOOP
San José del Cabo
Please go to important dialing instructions below. The cordless phone in the kitchen has both the Vonage line & the Local land line. This phone can reach to about the middle of the pool side.
Cancellations and Refunds:
El Zalate has gone green in May 2012 - Our building has just implemented a re cycling program. We installed a dual garbage canister in the kitchen area – one is for regular garbage, the other is for plastic (garbage bags are in the pantry as well as two other bins – one for glass & one for cardboard. You can drop off your recyclables in an area behind the building next to the garage.
The suite gets dusty very quickly due to the proximity to the ocean. The owners have provided a host of cleaning products that are located in the entry closet. Please use wood wipes or pledge on all wood surfaces. Please use a wet cloth or Leather Wipes to wipe down leather on all couch surfaces, Stainless Steel Cleaner on all appliances, Granite Cleaner for all counters and Windex on outside patio table. Please do not use any cleaners on the TV monitors or computer monitor. The owners have supplied special Screen Cleaner that is located in the second drawer of the office desk. If you need to clean or wipe down the floors, there is also a bucket & a bunch of towel rags on the floor of the entry closet. The Swifter Duster works great on all surfaces & there are lots of refills. Please rinse all your dishes as the dishwasher does not have a garborator - you may need to clean out the filter area by doing a simply rinsing it out if the dishes are not getting thoroughly cleaned. The filter is located at the bottom of each drawer & slides out very easily.
Please dispose the garbage on a daily basis. The garbage bins are located behind Villa 4 to the right of the underground Parkade Entrance - please refer to area map. This is very important - otherwise you will get little ants appearing on the kitchen counters & sinks. They are attracted to food, so do not leave anything that is not sealed properly on the counters or in the kitchen area. There are a lot of Ziploc Bags in the 3rd drawer.
Extra towels are available under the beds in each bedroom. We have 8 full size Beach Towels in the Pantry Area, two Irons and an Ironing Board. Please return all towels to the suite upon your departure. We will charge your account $50 for each towel that goes missing. (We lose 4-6 towels a year & it is a hassle to replace them). Please do not bring any glass bottles to the pool side - it is against the bylaws - security will confiscate them. We have provided plastic drinking & plastic wine glasses for your convenience.
If you were satisfied with the service the cleaners provided,
SATELLITE TV / DVD PLAYER;
The Master Bedroom 40 inch LCD TV is new (Nov. 2012) it is internet ready. It can access Netflix, Youtube videos, Skype, Internet Explorer and many other features. you can even hook up your Smartphone to it or you can also connect it to your laptop thru any of its 3 HDMI inputs - You must be connected to "HDMI-1" to watch Sat. TV. If you are connected to any other source, you will not get a TV signal. Use the TV remote to surf the internet.
For those people that want to be "connected" the homeowners have left a Telcell Mexican Cellular phone and charger for your use. The phone is located in the 1st drawer under the printer. All you have to do is go to the Mega Store 3 blocks away and buy a sim card and load it up with minutes. you can get 100, 200 & 500 peso cards ($10, $20 & $50). the cashier can load up extra minutes by simply providing a tel cell phone number if you want to add more minutes or you can go to any TelCell kiosk to pick up the pre paid cards. NOTE, to make local calls its about 25 cents a minute, to make calls to Canada, its about 75 cents. If somebody calls you locally or from Canada, they pay for the call & it does not cost you anything (the caller pays for the call - receiving a call is free).
Please Note: All receivers receive HD channels. HD Movie Channels are; #283, #296 & #297. We also have a DVR in the master bedroom – instructions are in the nite table. Make sure the TV is set on Channel #3. To play a DVD, you must change your selection to "Video 3".
For your convenience, we have included 10 - 15 movies that are located in the right hand drawer of the TV stand in the living room.
NOTE: The Channels in white are not accessible
Wireless Connectivity & Hard Wire Internet
NOTE: In the past month, we have had numerous complaints that the internet was not working in a unit but the telephone was okay. All of these problems have been reported to Telmex. Recently, the number of complaints has escalated. Today we learned a new trick to help solve the problem. In the past, we have told people to unplug the electrical cord to the modem and then plug it back in. Recently, this has not done the job with the new type of modems. Today, Telmex told us if the unplug/plug in does not work, to press the reset button on the back of the modem and hold it in for 20 seconds. This has worked to get internet reception back, to redo the password for a modem and other things.
If not then call our property manager from the land line - line 2 142-1195 or call us from line 2 at 001-604-671-7000.
Telmex Modem to access internet and Vonage line one telephone modem;
Computer in the Suite
Bedrooms, Sleeping arrangements;
* Each room has it's own luggage racks, please refrain from putting your luggage on the clean white bed spreads, there have been instances where guests put their luggage on the bed that had grease on them. We had to replace the bed spreads and charged the replacement to the guest
Safe - We Have Two Safes - One in Each Bedroom.
The suite/building WIFI :
Hot Water Tank;
AC in the suite;
How to turn on the Jacuzzi:
Keys to suite & Gym Location & key
Kitchen Window - Security;
Check Out Time;
Unfortunately, there have to be a few rules set to ensure that everyone has a safe and happy holiday. Please read and follow the following rules and hints:
WARNING - Bringing down more than one carton of cigarettes:
Other currencies and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks that can be found throughout the Los Cabos area. You will get the best exchange rate at the banks, however there can be long line-ups and they sometimes only cash travellers cheques in the morning. The American Express office near the HSBC Bank in San Jose del Cabo also has good exchange rates. Please ask us for information on current exchange rates or a bank location near to your daily travels.
Please note: We have found the use of ATM's preferable to carrying large amounts of cash or travellers cheques. However, depending on the bank plan that you have with your individual bank, there may be a large service charge as this is considered an International Transaction. These fees usually run between $3 - $12 per transaction on a $500 withdrawal This is a general rule but is not always the case
BE AWARE: THERE IS A 4% SERVICE CHARGE ON THE VISA by some merchants unless you pay cash
to get to El Zalate & Car Rental & Transportation Info
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|Advantage Car Rental Website
- If you book with Advantage, you can make the
reservation without a guaranteed charge to your credit card, where as if
you book through Expedia, you need to pay up front for the rental with
your credit card. BE CAREFUL" when filling up with gas, all gas stations
have workers that will fill your tank, do not give the money before the gas jockey
fills up, they tend to rip off tourists - IE you give the gas jockey 500 pesos
($50US) he will tell you you gave him $50 pesos ($5US)
AirPort Time Share Sales - Beware!!
If you are interested to see a time share presentation, these sales people will offer you 3 days of car rental & cash & more. Its all negotiable. They get paid by the time share company to bring you there. We have gone to many of these presentations. These sales people are very pushy. If you want to waste 3-6 hours of your day, go for it. Personally I would not do it. If you really want to experience a time share, there are 2 that I want to recommend. Pueblo Bonito Sunset in Cabo San Lucas & Grand Mayan Resort in San Jose. Both are spectacular. After the 2-3 hour presentation the sales people will really try to close you for another 2 hours, just say no from the beginning & pick up your cash, gift & car rental voucher & leave.
Get familiar with the area
with Gringo Gazette + USA TODAY store in San Jose;
TRANSPORTATION / TAXIS;
Airport Pick-up And Taxis
SAN JOSE DEL CABO
– On top of the ramp at El Zalate Entrance - 172-.......
2. TRADER DICK’S
- (Coral Baja) 142-2989 – On highway, in front of Coral
3. MEGA (Commercial Mexicana) – At the blue Fonatur monument on the main highway. Mega is also at the entrance to the toll highway to & from the airport.
Large new grocery store with other items including furniture, linens, appliances and pharmacy. Large fruit and vegetable section. Good meat and fish sections. Good deli & prepared foods section but get there early in the day for fresh product. Good prices on liquor. Large bakery department. Mexican & American brands.
4. SUPER LEY – At the corner of Valerio Gonzalez behind Waldo’s (first stoplight on highway from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo).
Groceries only but good prices. Brand new. Mexican brands.
5. MUNICIPAL MARKET – On Coronado, just off the highway. Fish markets have good fish. Fruit & vegetable stores have god produce (nice ripe Roma tomatoes & Russet potatoes).
6. SORIANNAS – On highway across from the Police Station. Another good large supermarket with good selection and good prices. Mexican brands. Specialty areas are very good for prepared foods, bakery, deli and liquor. Not as impressed with fish section.
7. LIZARRAGA – On highway in Santa Rosa. Vegetable and fruit market.
8. SUPER PLAZA ARAMBURO – On highway in Zacatal. Large supermarket with American & Mexican brands of products. Older and a little more expensive than MEGA or Soriannas.
9. LA EUROPEA – On highway across from Punta Ballena. Use lateral road. Large liquor store and good deli. Prices are reasonable.
10. COSTCO – On highway, across from Misiones del Cabo. Use lateral road. Just like at home. Membership card required. (near KM#5)
11. CITY CLUB – In Cabo at Chevrolet dealer. Use lateral road to make left turn. Similar to COSTCO. Membership required. You can get a temporary 1 day membership for free, it takes 5 minutes.
12. ARAMBURO – In Cabo, across from Hard Rock Café. Large supermarket with American & Mexican brands.
13. C.C.C. – On Todos Santos highway, just after Pemex station. Large supermarket with good selection of fruits & vegetable. Good meat & deli section. American & Mexican brands.
14. SORIANNAS – On Todos Santos highway, after C.C.C. Same as San Jose del Cabo store. (past the downtown San Jose turn off).
RESTAURANTS AROUND SAN JOSE DEL CABO AND CABO SAN LUCAS
Phone U.S.A. 01152 (624) 143 2022, while in Cabo 143 2022
Applebees on the 4-lane
highway (Across The Street From Coral Baja)
Buzzards Bay Cantina
Cabo Del Sol - KM#10 on the highway.
Casa Natalia Hotel “Mi
Cocina” Restaurant in San Jose
Lugareno Cocina Restaurant - Villa Valentina Plaza - 624-142-6612 * Click Here For Pictures and Write-up
Cynthia's Restaurant - (Behind Mega Grocery Store)
KM 30 at Plaza Caracol, San José del Cabo
Don Sanchez Cantina Restaurante
Blvd. Mijares s/n Edificio Eclipse, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Flora Farm is a ten-acre organic farm in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. Floras Field kitchen is about handmade food using our farm fresh ingredients. Our goal is to create a healthy family meal with a sense of place.
French Riviera Bakery & Cafe
Baja California Sur 23400, Mexico 142-3380 / 142-3351 [email protected] www.frenchrivieraloscabos.com/bakerylocations.htm If you are looking for the best crepes in San Jose - this is it. Our favorite are Strawberry Crepes. They also have great breakfasts and a wide assortment of pastries. They have the best cinnamon buns in Cabo. All made on site - you can view the bakers do their thing right in front of you. They have 2 locations - one at KM 6.5 & one in San Jose. We always go to San Jose, never tried the other location. Please also note that they ad 15% tip to every bill.
Hilton Hotel Brunch
- Everyday - on the strip
Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
La Dolce *****
Good pasta and pizzas. Reasonable prices. The people are very nice, too. Phone Number 142-6621 in San Jose. They have 2 locations - other location in San Jose del Cabo 143-4122. When visiting the San Jose location, you must check out the back open courtyard part of the restaurant, just by walking by & looking at the front section does not give it justice. www.loscabosguide.com/dining/la-dolce-san-jose.htm Owners name is Juan.
On Zaragoza across from the cathedral. Nice seafood.
Mama Mia** Next door at
Coral Baja Resort On The Beach
Great Breakfasts for $5, great club houses & BLT's for $5, 1 minute walk from the condo, different theme nights with music every night, dinners are OK, check it out. Dinners are marginal -& would not recommend
One & Only Palmilla
- San Jose Del Cabo - "The one & only Lounge"
Pueblo Bonito Sunset Sunday Brunch******
If you want to experience
the best Sunday Brunch in the world, this is a must try. The cost is $40US per
person, you have to phone one day in advance for reservations. It is located on
the Pacific side of Cabo – about 30 min drive from the condo. Phone number 142-9941
from the room - Ask for Lanow Restaurant
Sunset Da Mona Lisa *****
Events RSVP Online: Event
Downtown, one-half block up Manual Doblado from Mijares (near city hall). Beautiful courtyard restaurant with excellent food. Reservations recommended (2 11 55). Expensive.
In the clubhouse of the Mayan Palace Golf Course. International cuisine with an oriental flair. Moderate to Expensive.
Downtown San Jose on Mijares Boulevard, about one block south of the fountain. Good bar, good restaurant, cute hotel. Moderately expensive, lots of food. One of our favourites. A must go to place. Phone #142-2311, make reservation & sit out side on the patio http://www.tropicanacabo.com/
Downtown San Jose, opposite the city hall and fountains. Newly renovated with roof garden (Shooters). Good food. Moderate prices.
Zaragoza between Guerrero
and Morelos Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. (624) 142-6619 (Rest.) (624)
142-0831 (Fax), [email protected],
(One block from plaza Mijares), Downtown San Jose del Cabo At la bodega steak
and wine house, our menu offers assorted appetizers for one person or to share,
featuring high quality meats, fresh seafood, a variety of salads, and soup of
the day. Entrees highlight the Certified Angus beef cuts, pork porterhouse steak,
tender chicken breast and catch of the day.
Stepping into La Bodega (the warehouse) feels like entering a loft even though it’s located on street level. Showing off modern interior lines of the air-conditioned dining room, it expands out to a cozy outdoor patio shaded with a canopy of an old tree. With the neat line of wooden tables faced by a long bar on the inside and the romantic setting outside, La Bodega is a sleek yet comfortable dinner spot for any occasion.
List Compliments of Les Twarog RE/MAX Crest Realty, www.6717000.com
Zippers Beachfront Restaurant
Location Km 28.5 on Transpeninsular
Hwy., In Playa Costa Azul, just south of San José (624) 172-6162
The beach is swimmable but it depends on the time of month and time of year you come, sometimes it gets rough. The nearest swimmable beach is Santa Maria Beach (15KM towards Cabo - see highway corridor map) where people go snorkeling
You can book most and all of your activities; such as scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing and ATVing in the lobby of the Coral Baja Resort next door to El Zalate. 624-142-3939
Snorkeling - KM 14 - Tourist
Corridor (See map below)
SAN JOSE CAMPO DE GOLF
Green Fees 9-hole $45 18-hole $90 Phone Number 142-0905
Carts $25 $50
Pull carts $7 $14
Clubs $15 $15
Guests may also use the tennis courts and pool located at the Club House. The rates for the tennis courts are $10 per court per hour. The night rate is $20 per court per hour. The pool rate is $3 per person per day.
PALMILLA - 144-5250
EL DORADO - 144-5451
CABO REAL- 144-0040
CABO DEL SOL - 145-8200
CABO SAN LUCAS COUNTRY CLUB - 143-4653
East Cape - Porto Las
PLEASE NOTE: In your travels around San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas you will meet individuals that offer you discount or free golf at some of the championship courses. These offers are legitimate, but you will have to experience a 2-3 hour presentation on time-share accommodation to secure your golf discount. These time-share presentations can sometimes be quite high-powered.
Dream Maker Sportfishing Charters
Sport fishing in Los Cabos is excellent. In fact, the area has been called the "Marlin Capital of the World". Though Marlins in several varieties, including Striped, Blue and Black, are plentiful, the sea is full of other types of fish. Sailfish, Dorado, Wahoo, Tuna, Snapper and Sea Bass are just a few. The excitement of catching one of these sport fish is exhilarating and well worth the time. You may choose to keep your catch for eating or mounting, or the "Catch and Release" of sport fish is becoming more popular to ensure that the fish are there for your next trip to the area.
There are several types of opportunities available to you to enjoy these catches from the sea. Most fishing boats in the Los Cabos area sail out of three locations, Cabo San Lucas, Palmilla Bay or La Playita. Cabo San Lucas definitely has the largest fleet of boats and the greatest variety. Boats can range in size from the seaworthy Panga to a large sport fisher yacht. If going out on a boat is not your idea of a holiday, you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the fishing dock in the late morning when the boats start returning. Boats raise flags up their outriggers to indicate their catch. If the fish has been landed, you can watch it being weighed and the proud angler can have their picture taken. Of course, you can enjoy these fruits of the sea in almost all of the restaurants in the Los Cabos area. Fish and shellfish are excellent choices from menus as they are normally very fresh and moderately priced.
If you choose to fish while in Los Cabos, here are a few hints to help you have an excellent time. Charter boats are available though agents in your home town, the internet, offices in Los Cabos and from the fishing dock. We can also arrange a fishing charter for you. In selecting the boat, you must consider the number of people that want to fish and the amenities that you require on a boat. The trip out to the fishing area can be as long as a one hour ride, so you want to ensure that the boat has enough power to get to the fishing area quickly. Amenities that make the trip enjoyable include a bathroom (head), a shaded area, good fishing equipment and a knowledgeable crew. You will want to take sunscreen, a hat, clothing to protect you from the sun, a seasickness pill (just in case) and plenty of beverages and food.
The cost of a fishing charter is quite expensive, but well worth it for the exhilaration of catching one of these fish. The good thing about the Los Cabos area is that the fish are plentiful, so your chances of "Being Skunked" are fewer. When arranging a fishing charter, the price includes the boat and the crew. It is not a price per person. The boat will hold a maximum number of people and you can share the cost among that number or less. Charters leave around 7AM and they will first stop to buy live bait at $2 per fish (probably will buy 10). The charter boats can provide a lunch and beverages, at a cost. You can also take your own snack. When you return to the dock, you can have your catch weighed and a picture taken. The captain can also arrange to have your catch cut-up and packaged for you. There will be a cost for this service. It is also customary to tip the boat crew at the end of the fishing trip. Though this amount is not set, 10% is acceptable but it will also depend on your catch and the service.
We would be more than happy
to arrange a boat for you. Please review the following information and let us
know if we can be of service.
Luxury Yacht Rental
Welcome to Cabo Luxury Yacht Charters we are one of the oldest Yacht and Sport Fishing companies in Cabo San Lucas with 35 years of making vacationers dreams come true.Allow us to make your dream come true on one of our Luxury Yacht charters. Whether you're planning a Wedding, Anniversary, Corporate Event, Sport Fishing, Elegant Dinner, Whale Watching Excursion, or just a nice Sunset Cruise to the Arch at Lands End we offer multiple size Yachts and Cruisers customized for Cruising and Sailing to big game. Take the time for yourself and your family to experience all that Los Cabos has to offer as life is to short not to enjoy so much of beautiful Baja California.
TELEPHONE DIALING INSTRUCTIONS
Our Suite Numbers for #402- Villa 4;
- Suite Vonage number (Line 1) (from Canada or US - 1-778-786-8739)
Emergency Phone Numbers
060 or 122- 0054
TO CALL MEXICO FROM the US or Canada;
Calling U.S. Toll Free Numbers
Those wonderful folds at Telmex block access to toll free numbers in the United States, but if you must call your bank or your credit card company while down here there is a work-around
GET A LOCAL MEXICAN CELL PHONE FOR $50
If you plan to be in
How to transfer Tel Cell minutes from one phone to other;
Transfering credits from One Telcel to another telcel number
What To Do In An Emergency
If you need help, especially emergency help, call 911. Lines operate 24 hours a day, all year long. When you call, the operator will ask for basic personal information and the nature of your call. If it’s an emergency, within a minute, even while taking your information, the team will get the wheels in motion to send help. Operators direct your call to the appropriate emergency vehicle or department. We are told unit response time averages between 15 and 20 minutes, so we’re going with that story.
Instructions From The Gringo Gazette
published rules are not limited, but can include, the following:
OBLIGATIONS OF THE OWNERS, RENTERS, OCCUPANTS or GUESTS
(Occupant will be used to reference Owners, renters, occupants or guests in the following)
The following rules regarding the pools shall be followed at all times:
PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS: For a concise copy set the print page set up so that the margines and top and bottom are at 0.25". This is found in 'File' - 'Page Setup' - you will see the margines table with left, right, top, bottom. These must be set at 0.25 for a correct printing of this document. Also You Can Print A PDF Version
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