We started looking for a printed or printable map showing all the streets of Cabo San Lucas. The internet would only print a very small portion at a time and would not give us the overall layout of the city. Bookstores didn’t have one. The gas stations didn’t have one and neither did any of the tourist shops. We finally started asking a variety people and were sent us on a number of wild goose chases over a period of several months (as we had time to pursue the map-quest). Finally, one helpful employee at the Delegacion told us to go to Catastro (I now have the spelling. At the time, I wasn’t sure if I understood enough to even search for it on the internet).
The employee gave us instructions as to where the Catastro was and told us the office was actually northeast of us in San Jose del Cabo. When our daughter and grandson, Amber and Roman, were here in March, the three of us started walking according to the directions I had received. We finally found the government office, the Catastro, which is actually the register of deeds. The lady at the desk told me I had to bring a letter to them in order to get a map (which was a fun challenge considering the language barrier).
We returned home to Cabo San Lucas and I later returned to Catastro with a letter, which—not knowing exactly why then needed in the letter requesting a map—asked for a map because we were a Christian ministry wanting to pray for all the streets in Cabo San Lucas. The receptionist had an interesting look on her face!
I was then sent to the back of the building where a very kind man told me he was just filling in for his parents that day and it would be the next day before they could prepare an official map for me. Two days later, I made it back to get the map. The kind man then asked me if I had my passport so I could purchase the map (that thought never occurred to my either)! Knowing the struggle I had endured, he asked his boss if he could buy it for me, so I wouldn’t have to drive up there again. They graciously allowed me to purchase the map that way.
It was quite an adventure just acquiring the map. I can’t wait to see what God has in store as individuals, churches, and families begin to ‘adopt’ each section of Cabo San Lucas!
We’ve posted a picture of the map here. I’m not sure how it will print, but if you’re inspired to do so, please print a copy, remember us, and pray for the transformation of Cabo San Lucas, as well as all of Los Cabos!