Tourism and the bustling time share industry of Los Cabos has ensured a steady stream of American and Canadian tourists that come to Cabo San Lucas on a regular basis, and although most are drawn to the golf, fishing, and beach activities, many also like to keep up with their favorite sports while they are in Mexico. Currently, a large crop of Canadians may be seen roaming the streets of Cabo, looking for bars with satellite coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Two of the favorite watering holes for these hockey starved visitors are Cabo Lounge and Tanga Tanga. Both have numerous large screen televisions, and among the most affordable drink menus in town. Cabo Lounge, in addition to their sports coverage, is known as the best locals bar in town, and is a stopping point for all the local sailors, charter captains, time share salesmen, and starving writers. Owner and bartender Juan Tatemura offers free phone calls to the U.S. and Canada, free wireless service, as well as the de facto headquarters for all Vancouver Canucks fans in Los Cabos. The place swarms with Vancouverites this time of year, and the roars for home goals can be heard up and down Marina Boulevard.
Tanga Tanga has an open-air bar at the Plaza de la Danza, as well as an inside bar, near the Wyndham Los Cabos, and is also a key stopping point on the local drinking circuit. They get big crowds for football, and soccer matches from around the world, but hockey matches tend to draw the largest crowds, at least during this time of year.
Why exactly there are so many Canadian residents and visitors to Los Cabos is one of those questions that has never been adequately answered, but San Lucas has always been a key vacation stop for those along the western coast of the U.S. and Canada. Right now the two factions are jostling for position as the NBA and NHL playoffs are both reaching critical stages. And while the hockey fans seem both more passionate and more numerous, the most important thing for local bar owners is that business continues to boom despite the fact that high season is over.