At the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos has something to fulfill every vacationer’s check list — beautiful beaches, the Baja California Desert, great food, energetic nightlife in Cabo San Lucas, a peaceful retreat in San Jose del Cabo, and best of all, 350 sunny days a year.
So what exactly awaits you in this Pacific coast paradise? Here are just a few of our favorites:
Farm to Table Delicacies
Enjoy a wonderful dinner at Flora Farms, a beautiful 10-acre organic farm, in a lovely open-air restaurant that is set in the middle of a papaya grove in San Jose del Cabo. The menu changes depending on the season, but there is always fresh fish; bread is cooked in their own brick oven; and the cocktails are creative. Jalapeño margarita anyone? Reservations are an absolute must.
So Many Souvenirs
Mexico is a shopper’s paradise, and Los Cabos has plenty of markets and stores to choose from. There are so many places to shop for beautiful souvenirs that will act as a reminder of your trip long after the tan fades. Arte de Origen sells paintings, jewelry, fabrics and household items all 100% made in Cabo. Locals often trek to Artesanos for genuine Mexican furniture, and colorful dishes and glassware.
A must see for any visitor to Los Cabos is El Arco, the iconic arch-shaped rock formation that sits at the very tip of the Baja Peninsula. You’ll also see Land’s End, which is aptly named since it’s the last land mass before the South Pole. Best of all, you can reach El Arco and Land’s End by glass bottom boats. Along the way you will spy all kinds of exotic fish under the water, and there are barking sea lions hanging out on the cliffs above. Many trips also take visitors to the beautiful Lover Beach located right at the bay.
Soar on a Flyboard
When you feel your adrenaline-loving side kicking in, take a lesson at Cabo Flyboard at Medano Beach and take off. After donning a helmet and life jacket, visitors strap into boot bindings that are attached to a board. An instructor then connects to a pressurized hose and voila! You are propelled up and out of the water. Most people get the hang of it very quickly, and some are even doing flips 45 feet above the water before their 30-minute lesson is over.
Race Through the Desert
Hop on an ATV and cruise over the dunes and through the cactus fields in Los Cabos. It’s one of the most popular activities enjoyed by travelers. During the ride, make a pit stop at the old lighthouse at El Faro Viejo and the tiny town of La Candelaria (population 60). Chose a Morning Glory or a Sunset Adventure with Olympus Tours, who will pick you up at your hotel.
Art for All
In addition to breathtaking scenery, San Jose del Cabo also features a feast for the eyes through its many art galleries. Serious collectors, novice collectors, and those who just like to window shop converge near the town square where many of the artists are located. On Thursday nights, be sure to visit the Art Walk. Many places display their wares outdoors until about 9 p.m. Contemporary and historic works can be seen side by side. When you visit, also pop in to the lovely colonial mission cathedral.
Fly Through the Canyon
Love an adventure? You’ll find a wide variety of action-packed activities at Wild Canyon Adventures Park. How about zip-lining across Los Cabos 300 feet off the ground during the day or at night? Cross from one canyon to the next on the world’s longest suspension bridge. Bungee jump down a desert canyon or look at the world through a glass-bottom gondola. The adventures are nearly endless.
The Party Starts at Night
When it comes to some of the world’s best nightlife, Cabo San Lucas reigns supreme. Head down town to dance the night away in famous bars and clubs such as El Squid Roe, the Giggling Marlin, or Pink Kitty. Top your night off at Sammy Hager’s place, the Cabo Wabo Cantina, for live music and a taste of his signature tequila of the same name.
Los Cabos is a paradise for divers and snorkelers. Take a trip to Espiritu Santo: Desert Island – which is protected by UNESCO as a biosphere – to see hundreds of colorful fish as you swim with sea lions and take in some of the most beautiful underwater scenery imaginable. There is also kayaking and other water sports to check out here, but if you are all about staying dry, there’s the Cabo Sub, which is perfect for an outing for kids.
Livin’ It Up at the Hotel California
A short drive up the coast from Cabo San Lucas leads to the tiny town of Todos Santos and the Hotel California, which may or may not (depending on who you ask) have been the inspiration behind the legendary Eagles tune. The hotel is in the center of town and surrounded by quaint shops offering crafts from all corners of Mexico. Also be sure to visit the Distillery to try genuine Baja Midnight moonshine.
The Baja Peninsula is a vacationer’s dream, and Los Cabos has everything you need for an epic getaway. Speak with your travel agent to arrange all these and many more unique adventures to enjoy during your visit.