Los Cabos, located on the tip of Baja California, Mexico, has year round warm weather, the world's best fishing, world class golf, and beautiful white sand beaches that are perfect for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, or just relaxing.
Local activities include horseback riding, hiking, boating, and sightseeing. Santa Maria and Chileno, two local snorkeling beaches, have crystal clear blue water and a wide assortment of marine life. Cabo Pulmo, about 1 hour North on the Sea of Cortez side, boasts the only living reef in this part of the world. The artists town of Todos Santos, home of the original Hotel California, made famous by an Eagles song, is about 45 minutes North on the Pacific side.
Originally sought after by pirates for its safe harbors, the Los Cabos ("The Capes") region of the Southern Baja Peninsula is now home to a spectacular coastline and ideal climate offering travelers an exciting fun-filled destination.
With a population of over 25,000 and growing, the past few years have seen luxury new hotels and beachfront condos added to round out this vacation destination. Superb sportfishing has put Cabo on the map, but non-fishermen will enjoy the beautiful beach community as well. Snorkeling gear, boats, waverunners, kayaks, peddalboats, and windsurfing are all available for the active vacationer.
Cabo has what you want, whether it is the peaceful tranquility of San Jose del Cabo, or the action and night life of downtown Cabo San Lucas.
In recent years, it has rapidly become the focal point of Los Cabos: million-dollar condos have sprung up, palms have been transplanted, golf courses have been laid. More like an enclave of the US than part of Mexico, preserving almost nothing that is not geared to tourism, it can be fun for a day or two, unless, of course, you want to fish or dive. Currently there are some 3000 rooms for rent, and the local feeling is that 10,000 is the next feasible "goal" that would equate the town with the long-established resorts such as Acapulco. Upcoming developments include an enormous mall that will comprise a convention centre, a theatre complex, a bowling alley, a huge parking outlet and condos, and there are even plans for an artificial island to sit in the bay, complete with restaurants and bars.
Eating, drinking and nightlife. For reasonably inexpensive food, head for Morelos and the streets away from the waterfront. The more touristy places - some of them the most expensive in Baja - cluster around the marina and along Hidalgo. At night, such places compete for the custom of partying visitors by offering happy hours (often 6-8pm) and novel cocktails. There's little to choose between them; stroll along and take your pick.
Beautiful Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, might become a dream vacation in paradise for you this year ...