A festival of the creative arts that has been entertaining Los Cabos tourists for ten years will be returning later this month.
The streets of the beach resort destination will come alive with artists and entertainers from November 18 to 26 for the annual Pa’h La Calle International Performing Arts Festival.
Pa’h La Calle Festival
More than 100 artists from all over Mexico will arrive in Los Cabos in mid-November as the festival kicks off with street performances around some of the popular intersections around town.
The artists will be hosting puppetry, pantomime, circus acts, storytelling, music, dance, and even storytelling in the streets. The festival also celebrates literature and photography.
As a special feature, they will also host artists from Cuba to expand the cultural opportunities for locals and tourists in Los Cabos.
It adds to the mission of the cultural exchange as an opportunity to bring people together from different cultures to learn and share more about each other and forge important connections.
The best part about the festival is the fact that most of the entertainment is free, although donations are accepted for the performers, especially those that traveled far distances to perform.
Los Cabos as a Cultural Center
This is not the first time Los Cabos has presented itself as a cultural offering to visitors on a vacation getaway.
The beach resort destination hosts many cultural dances, traditional music, art exhibits, and even food events to entertain and delight visitors to the area.
While most tourists see Los Cabos and the surrounding area as simply a vacation hotspot, there are a lot of opportunities to connect with the local traditional culture of the region simply by venturing outside of the traditional tourist hotel zone.
Vaquero Culture in Baja California Sur
For travelers to Los Cabos, the best way to experience the local traditions and culture of the area is to experience the Vaquero lifestyle, known in the United States as the cowboy or rancher culture.
Before there were the tourist hotspots of Los Cabos and La Paz, there were the Vaqueros with cattle ranches in the area. It was the traditional way of life, along with fishing, in the hot and dry desert of Baja California Sur.
This tradition carries on today, where visitors to the area can actually visit an operating cattle ranch and ride horses with Vaqueros as they round up the cattle and handle other traditional duties.
There are tours available for travelers to Los Cabos to connect hands-on with these ranch experiences and learn more about the traditional lifestyle of the Vaqueros in Baja California Sur.
More information about tour opportunities can be found online at popular travel websites or can even be arranged through the concierge or front desk at the major resorts and hotels in Los Cabos.
What Visitors Need to Know
Los Cabos is much more than a beach resort destination with sun, sand, and surf. It’s a cultural crossroads where visitors to the area can enjoy learning about the traditional culture at the same time as enjoying lounging on the beaches.
The Pa’h La Calle International Performing Arts Festival will provide travelers to the area with plenty of traditional cultural arts opportunities across the entire region from November 18 to 26.
Street performances will be available to delight and entertain visitors of all ages as well as provide some insight into traditional cultures of different parts of Mexico as well as Cuba.
But it’s just the tip of the iceberg of the deep culture and traditions of the area.
For a more in-depth experience, tourists should pair the Pa’h La Calle festival with a day-trip venture into the more rural parts of Baja California Sur to learn about the traditional Vaquero lifestyle of the ranching communities that also call the Los Cabos area home.
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