Cabo San Lucas
At the tip of Baja California Sur you will find the dual destination of Cabos San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo. Wondering why they call it a dual destination? Part of the fun comes with exploring the region’s two dramatically distinct personas. Tranquil San Jose del Cabo retains the look and vibe of an authentic Mexican town. Cobblestone streets, intimate restaurants and boutiques radiate from the central main square and mission church. Rambunctious Cabo San Lucas, on the other end of the highway (called the Corridor), is party central with funky bars and the slick Luxury Avenue Mall centered around the marina.
North American’s often refer to Los Cabos as Land’s End as it is located on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula south of California. Thanks to its close proximity to the U.S., Los Cabos has been greatly influenced by North America in terms of developments, shopping malls, real estate and vibe. However, the remarkable setting where the sapphire Sea of Cortez meets desert and mountains is unique to Los Cabos. The stretch of shoreline making up Los Cabos expands into three distinct areas: San José del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas and the 33-km (20-mile) Corridor connecting them.
Sleepy San Jose del Cabo to the east, with its shady main plaza and narrow winding streets is the place to slow your pace while strolling among the colorful colonial buildings and browsing small art galleries and boutiques. Grab a refreshing Hibiscus flavored popsicle or sip a frosty margarita at one of the alfresco restaurants while embracing an atmosphere that manages to be both laid-back and sophisticated Mexican.
Along the Corridor and you will most of the luxurious resorts, impressive spas and championship golf courses for which Los Cabos has become famous. The Corridor is also home to some of the area’s best beaches for water sports. Medano beach, on the end of the Corridor where Cabo San Lucas begins, is the epicenter for party and play.
More species of whales migrate to Los Cabos than anywhere else in the world. Whale watching here is spectacular from the beaches or an inflatable boat. Each year in early autumn, one of nature's most delightful signs of seasonal change occurs the migration of hundreds of whales from the frigid waters of the Arctic to the warm, calm waters surrounding the Baja Peninsula. And, from December to March, there is no better place to view such a spectacle than Los Cabos. The whales make their way south completing the 12,000-mile migration by late December.
The Aquarium of the World. Come on in, the water's warm and full of creatures at the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park in the Sea of Cortez. Unspoiled beaches, luxury resorts, world-renowned golf courses and sport fishing... just when you're thinking Los Cabos has it all, don't overlook Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park in the East Cape. Its shallow bay cradles three living reefs, including the only hard coral reef in North America. A kaleidoscope of vibrant tropical fish and turquoise blue waters await your discovery at Cabo Pulmo, a family-oriented and ecofriendly park. The Sea contains 39 percent of the world's total number of species of marine mammals and is recognized by UNESCO for its extraordinary importance.
Few places bring together so many options as Baja California, an Adventure Under The Sea. Its waters hold many marine species and big secrets; on land, beautiful scenery and lots of fun await you. Come, discover the depths in Baja California and confirm the reason why the famous biologist, Jacques Cousteau, named the Sea of Cortez the world's aquarium. Home to approximately three thousand marine species, no matter where you are on the peninsula, you will be able to admire hammerheads, sea lions, stingrays, moray eels, corals and old sunken ships.
Marlin Alley in Los Cabos. Experience the thrill of the chase by reeling in a big one in Los Cabos. Long before the luxurious hotels, championship golf courses and world-class spas, the waters of Los Cabos were brimming with an abundance of marine life. Hollywood stars, such as Bing Crosby and John Wayne, lured by the legendary sport fishing initially put Cabos on the tourist map back in the 1950s. Ranked among the top five fishing destinations on the planet, Los Cabos holds the title as the "Marlin Capital of the World." The destination's azure waters entice black, blue and striped marlin that weigh in as big as 1,000 pounds. Marlin is the number one fish in Los Cabos because it is present throughout the year, with peak months being May, June, December and January.
Desert and beach combine to form a perfect setting for your trail. You’ll be able to visit the beach at Cerritos, the mountains of Sierra Laguna, Cabo Pulmo National Park, el Cañon de la Zorra (Fox Canyon) and tour the colorful town of Los Cabos. ATV trails will offer you a contrasting picture of the area’s desert, sea and forest landscapes, as you drive at high speed in your jeep, motorbike or buggy. The guides, who are fully qualified and bilingual, will take you to places that you’ll think are virtually untouched by mankind.
Swinging the clubs in Los Cabos. Put Mexico's numero uno golf destination on the top of your hit list and prepare for bragging rights. The towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo act as bookends for the 20-mile (33-kilometre) corridor of hotels and golf courses known as Los Cabos on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. Hollywood stars such as Bing Crosby and John Wayne, lured by the legendary sport fishing, initially put Los Cabos on the tourist map back in the 1950s. And while fishing still draws avid anglers to what's called marlin alley, Los Cabos has also become one of the world's top golf destinations. Several top-notch facilities presently dot the strip with more on the way by acclaimed designers who happily compete for the opportunity to ply their art on such a stirring canvas.
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