Famed for its luxury resorts, outstanding beaches and effervescent nightlife, Los Cabos is the ultimate Mexican vacation destination.
Cabo San Lucas is a city located at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula which has not only beautiful desert landscapes & beaches, it is also known worldwide for being one of the most popular vacation destinations, the Marlin Capital and home of The Arch, also called “Land’s End“, where the Sea of Cortez & the Pacific Ocean meet.
The activities here are endless: jet-skiing, banana-boating, parasailing, snorkeling, kitesurfing, diving and horseback riding can all be found just by walking down to the beach. Outside city limits, you’ll be surrounded by majestic cardón cacti, caracara birds and mystical arroyos (streams) that will impress you just as much as that crazy club you partied at the night before.
The distinctive landmark of Cabo San Lucas is the rugged taffy-colored El Arco (The Arch) rock formation that erupts from the sea at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. Also known as Land’s End, El Arco is a popular tourist attraction and the central focus of countless vacation photos. A visit to Land’s End is undoubtedly one of the most popular things to do in Cabo San Lucas. Getting there is easy and you can view the iconic golden arch from your boat or ask the captain to drop you off and arrange a pick-up time. En route, you will pass lazy sea lions basking on the rocks.
60 miles northeast of the tourist corridor’s luxury resorts and bustling nightlife lies the sleepy village of Cabo Pulmo and its UNESCO-listed marine park. Efforts to protect and revitalize the reef after decades of overfishing have seen much success, and (restricted numbers of) keen divers come here to spot some of the Sea of Cortez’ 6000 species; eels, rays, bull and hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, schools of jack and countless tropical fish find sanctuary in these waters – and winter brings with it the chance to spot humpback whales and whale sharks.
Culture & History
Today visitors to Santiago can see a bronze bell dating from 1721, which is rumored to have been stolen by the Pericúes, or buried by fleeing missionaries – it wasn’t rediscovered until 2004. Find out more about the region’s past at the Museum of Natural History in Cabo San Lucas.
Spa & Sun Salutation
Channel the likes of celebrity Cabo fan Jennifer Aniston with a yoga session at Baja Soul Yoga or Manoma and treat yourself to a stay at one of Los Cabos’ high-end hotels, where private plunge pools and world-class spas come as standard. Solaz resort’s Ojo de Liebre Los Cabos Spa boasts a Himalayan salt igloo, chromotherapy showers and a team of nimble-fingered masseuses ready to pummel your aches and pains away – the perfect way to recuperate from days spent chasing waterfalls, hiking through canyons and posing precariously on a paddleboard.
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