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Rated as one of Mexico's top 5 tourist destinations by Trip Advisor California peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is much more than just a resort town. Located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Cabo is world renowned for its beaches, gorgeous landscape, recreational activities, competitive culinary scene, and vibrant nightlife.
A unique mix of Baja culture and western accessibility, the region is as colorful in history as its present-day setting. A popular 16th-century trade route for merchants and pirates alike, the Cabo coast is rich with stories of sunken Spanish Galleons and buried treasure. Up until recently, Cabo was mostly known as a quiet and remote fishing port accessible only by ship, chartered boat, or a three-hour drive from La Paz. However, by the 1950's Hollywood celebrities would routinely fly down to Los Cabos via private plane to vacation away from the public eye, with 1974 seeing the construction of a highway reaching Cabo San Lucas from Tijuana. With the 1977 expansion of the San Jose del Cabo airport in order to allow for international flight traffic, Cabo was instantly launched into the popular hub it is today.
Cabo is divided into three major areas: 1. San Jose del Cabo, the "Old Town", and closest to the airport. 2. Cabo San Lucas, the "Main Town", approximately 20 miles southwest from the airport and "downtown" of Cabo. 3. Los Cabos Corridor, which is actually a highway connecting San Jose and Cabo San Lucas, now lined with coastal resorts, condos, and golf courses.
Cabo San Lucas is famous for its nightlife, fishing & water sports, eclectic restaurants & bars, and boutique shopping. The bustle of downtown Cabo San Lucas is offset by Medano Beach, the safest swimming beach in Cabo. Celebrated for its striking white sands and clear blue waters, Medano Beach is an ideal spot for swimming, relaxing, and people watching. Popular water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and boogie boarding are widely available, as well as kayak and jet ski rentals. Medano Beach is conveniently located within easy proximity of a wide range of cocktail bars and eateries, with additional beverage and snack vendors a familiar sight along the beach. Culinary enthusiasts can indulge in local Mexican specialties, fresh seafood, international fusion menus, and classic American fare.
A recent Urban Insider article for National Geographic notes that "the heart and soul of Mexico can be found in local shops", and nothing could be truer where Los Cabos is concerned. Visitors and residents alike are often found perusing the local shops for hand crafted goods such as jewelry, handbags, art, and accessories, as well as boutique-quality clothing. Cabo San Lucas also boasts several modern shopping centers and malls carrying the latest electronics and fashions.
Essentially what is known as a tropical desert, Cabo San Lucas gets about 7 inches of rain a year, with relatively low humidity due to the absence of a rainy season, as well as significantly cooler Pacific breezes coming in off the water. Bright, sunny days are pretty much a guarantee, no doubt a favorable influence for holiday goers.
Los Cabos Corridor is a stunning stretch of coastal highway running the length of southern San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas. With spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez, the corridor also features an assortment of upscale accommodations, amenities, and world-class golf courses. With its rugged cliffs and picturesque coves teeming with marine life, the natural landscape of Cabo is a striking study in contrast: cardón cacti, caracara birds, and arroyos (dry creeks) are just a few of the region's desert highlights, all located mere miles from the azure sea.
For lovers of outdoor recreation, Cabo San Lucas offers numerous water sports and guided activities. The coastal region has long been sought out as a prime surfing destination, with many of the beaches on the east cape road benefiting from impressive southern swells. Guests can also rent kayaks, jet skis, and wave runners, as well as partake in scuba diving lessons and parasailing excursions. January through March is the must-see time for whale watching, with many companies offering chartered up-close tours to witness the whale migrations.
Famous for its panoramic views and photo-op-worthy subjects, Land's End consists of a large compilation of rock formations carved into otherworldly shapes by thousands of years of wind and waves. During low tide, visitors can stroll along Playa del Amante (Lover's Beach) for access to the eroded passageway called known as The Arch of Poseidon. Los Frailes is also nearby, a frequent perch for sea lions. Whether you're seeking a beautifully peaceful locale in which to relax or prefer a livelier social scene, Cabo San Lucas is truly the best of both worlds. An intoxicating blend of tropical paradise and desert vista, combined with the convenience of metropolitan living, Cabo has rightly earned its reputation as a modern-day Eden.