viernes, 28 de septiembre de 2012

Glass Menagerie

A visit to Vitrofusion y Arte, La Fabrica de Vidrio Soplado (The Blown Glass Factory) is a terrific place to purchase some souvenirs of Los Cabos. Go before 2PM and you’ll be able to watch the artisans at work.

In 1990 local entrepreneur, Sebastian Romo, opened what was, for many years, the only hand-blown glass factory on the Baja Peninsula. Vitrofusion y Arte was originally started to meet the demands of local hotels and shops for tableware. For many years Romo had to bring his artists from the mainland; now the technique is firmly entrenched in Cabo San Lucas. Today the foundry employs more 30 artisans who produce up to 500 one-of-a-kind pieces daily. Using recycled, lead-free glass, they fill custom orders for hotels, restaurants and retail shops, as well as fabricating original pieces for groups and individual buyers—from blue-rimmed margarita glasses to elaborate figurines.

Most tour agencies offer escorted visits with a bilingual guide to the Glass Factory, or you can take a taxi or rental car. It’s located on the bypass road to Todos Santos.

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