Los Cabos - The Need
Most people only see the resorts and landscapes of the beauty of Los Cabos, but there is a stark contrast to what the tourists see as opposed to where most of the resort employees live. Even the most competent are paid very little for the responsibility they have and the hours they work. Most of the workers at the resorts were not born in Cabo but have come from all over Latin America to get ‘good’ jobs. Los Cabos also has Costco, Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Soriana, Chedraui, Super Ley and Mega which are all huge grocery/department stores. For me, as an American, the stores are huge and pretty but have very little of many of the things we would expect such huge stores to have. The prices are also very expensive even as compared to prices on the West Coast of the U.S. For the locals, it is worse yet. The stores show what is available in other parts of the world, but that they cannot afford; along with the temptation to spend the little money they have on non-necessities. From our experience around the average working family, they eat very little meat, except maybe fish they can catch, and what meat they do eat is spread very thin. The cheapest cuts of meat (white and red) are more expensive than T-bone steaks (on sale) in Michigan. They don’t complain, but the vast gap between their income and the super stores is very apparent.