Located on the tip of the Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos is where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, where the desert meets the tropics and the mountains meet the beaches. A magical place of sunrises, sunsets and starry nights, this is a wonderful holiday destination offering some of Mexico’s finest beaches, luxury spa hotels, glittering nightlife, fine dining, golf and game fishing.
One of Mexico’s most popular holiday destinations, Los Cabos has much to offer the visitor. Whether you’re looking for glitzy luxury, rustic charm, a chance to enjoy both water and land-based sports or to enjoy the natural splendour of the glittering oceans, beguiling desert and timeless mountains, Los Cabos has something to suit all tastes. Enjoying a stunning location at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos, which means ‘the capes,’ is surrounded by desert and mountain scenery and flanked by the Sea of Cortez on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas are the two main towns and the coast road that links them is known as the Baja Corridor, spanning 35-kilometres and dotted with beautiful beaches, secluded coves, world-class golf courses, adventure activities and resorts. So, it’s no surprise to learn that this beachside playground is a popular retreat of the rich and famous.
Those flying into the area will arrive in San Jose del Cabo, a quaint town full of Mexican charm and Spanish style. The resort is mellow and laidback, and we think it’s a lovely place to pass the time pottering among the shops, cafes and restaurants of the delightful colonial centre. There’s also a growing arts scene with many galleries showcasing the work of local artists. This is the location of some of the most exclusive resorts and spas on the peninsula, boasting fine ocean views and pristine secluded beaches and we would recommend San Jose to those who want all the amenities and attractions of the area, without being in a large commercial resort. But if it’s nightlife and full-on glamour that turns your head, make your way to the elite party town of Cabo San Lucas. Once a quiet fishing village, ‘Cabo’ as it’s known, is now awash with luxury hotels, trendy bars, destination restaurants and glittering night life.
While the beach life here is fabulous, there is also much to see and do in terms of water activities including snorkelling and diving, deep-sea fishing and boat trips to the Sea of Cortez, where you can swim with sea lions and whale sharks (the largest fish in the world). From December to March, it is also possible to go whale watching, to see the grey whale that migrate to the area to avoid the cold Alaskan winters. The landscape also offers much scope for adventure activities including hiking, biking and horse riding, to explore the cactus strewn desert and rugged mountain terrain.
With all the ingredients for a relaxing and exciting break in a stunning location, we would recommend a holiday to Los Cabos to both couples and families. The flight time between San Jose and Mexico City is two-hours 15-minutes and San Jose is around a two-hour drive from La Paz.