That's why I spent 10 days in Mexico for Thanksgiving and my birthday. Because what better way to usher in another year? (And also because I found a sweet deal on Virgin America -- $264 for a nonstop, roundtrip flight from San Francisco to Los Cabos.)
Despite evidence to the contrary
But. When I found out about the tiburon ballenas (whale sharks) that I was almost guaranteed to see in La Paz, just two hours from Cabo San Lucas, there was no more question. I was going.
Best decision of my life!
2. If you're trying to back out, move forward a few inches. Then put it in reverse and use the extra momentum to get through the little rut. That worked for me sometimes.
3. If your wheels are spinning, stop and change direction. Repeat. And remember: spinning the tires will only make it worse. If you're driving a manual, which you probably will be, use second gear.
4. If that doesn't work, try putting the car in neutral (or in gear, with one person in the car using a light touch on the gas pedal) and pushing it out -- this worked pretty well for me in a small car.
5. Add traction, like sticks or plants, under and in the direction of the tires. You can also try using the car's floor mats, nap side down.
There are also several places to camp along the Sea of Cortes. From San Jose del Cabo (the city with the cheaper airport), follow Highway 1 to Calle Palo de Arco (the old road) to Calle Eucalipto. When you start getting close to Cabo Pulmo Preserve, there will be tons of huge pot holes in the road -- watch out for them! Eventually, the road will turn into a dirt road. People will say you need 4WD to continue, but you probably don't. I didn't.
There are two main places to camp in Cabo Pulmo. Los Arbolites is in the actual preserve, and has some amazing snorkeling at the right end of the beach. It's $5 to camp, but it comes with fresh water (which you can rinse your gear with), bathrooms, and possibly showers (I didn't look for them, so I'm not sure).
It was the perfect way to see Cabo.