I just finished a certification for Los Cabos and since I vacationed there about a year and a half ago, it inspired me to share with you why Cabo is a great vacation spot.
Let’s first start off with a little geography; Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are two cities located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. These cities are about 20 miles apart. The cities together are called Los Cabos which means The Cape.
It’s a unique destination with the Sea of Cortez on the East Coast and the Pacific Ocean on the West Coast. These two bodies of water meet at the tip of the Peninsula called Land’s End (El Arco) where you will find Lover’s Beach on one side and Divorce Beach on the other. You will find that the water on Divorce Beach is much rougher due to the Pacific Ocean. At the tip, there are gorgeous, distinctive rock formations that serve as the backdrop for photos of this popular destination. Below are some photos we took from our kayaking excursion to Land's End. You can see El Arco in the background.
Cabo San Lucas has everything you would typically find in a resort town; i.e. restaurants, bars, shopping, nightlife and an extremely large marina that houses anything from yachts to pirate ships to water taxis that can take you to Lover’s Beach.
San Jose del Cabo is low key and laid back compared to its sister city and is known as “Old Town”. It boasts historical buildings, lots of art and some great beaches. The airport for Los Cabo is in the San Jose del Cabo (SJD) area.
The landscape in Los Cabos is very different from most tropical destinations. It has a subtropical climate with desert landscape. When you drive down the main road that runs between the two cities you will see the beautiful Sea of Cortez on one side and a dry, rocky desert dotted with cacti on the other side and mountain ranges in the distance.
Most of the resorts are located between the two main cities. There is a large variety of choices from large all-inclusive resort to small boutique hotels, from family resorts to adult only resorts. If you enjoy going to the spa, you will find world-class spa facilities in many of the resorts in Los Cabos. Also, many resorts boast world-class golf courses. There are more than a dozen courses to choose from featuring dramatic views of the beautiful landscape of Los Cabos.
Activities in Los Cabos are in abundance. It’s a playground for active travelers. Cabo is known for its scuba diving and snorkeling. If you are a scuba diver, diving in the Sea of Cortez should be on your “must do” list when visiting this area. Some great places to dive include Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park and La Paz. When we were scuba diving in La Paz, we went to two locations which included a sea lion colony. We were in awe as we watched the sea lions dive down and eat the millions of sardines that surrounded us. We also snorkeled with the whale sharks in La Paz, which is a once-in-a-lifetime thrill (check out some of the photos below). The whale sharks can only be seen in Oct., Nov., & Dec., providing they are in the bay of course. So if you are interested in this activity you will want to plan to go during these months.
Are you a fisherman? Cabo is famous for sport fishing and it’s one of the top five sport fishing destinations in the world. They have annual fishing tournaments that bring in fisherman from all over the globe.
Here is a list of some other activities you can enjoy in Los Cabos:
I hope this destination spotlight has inspired you to want to explore this cool destination. Below are some additional photos from our trip. Enjoy!
Stay tuned for the next Destination Spotlight with Explore Travel Planners!
Angie Conger Hinds
I have a true passion for travel and I want to share my travel knowledge with you. I hope this blog gives you inspiration to EXPLORE the world!
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