About Los Cabos
Due to it’s geographical location, at the most southerly tip of the Baja peninsula, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Sea of Cortez to the east and on the southern edge of the Sonoran Desert, the Los Cabos area comes with a guarantee of sunny weather for visitors – in fact, Cabo enjoys an average of 350 days a of sunshine each year.
With it’s central mountain range and canyons, the Sierra de Laguna, the hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches, vast areas of pristine desert and two oceans to explore, Cabo offers it’s visitors incredible ecological diversity and opportunities for recreational activities rarely found!
The Los Cabos Greater Resort area consists of the larger towns of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, the “Corridor” (the coastline between them), La Paz (the State Capital of Baja California Sur) and Todos Santos that are interconnected by good two-lane highways. Many visitors rent a vehicle and make the circle tour which can be done in a day but you might choose to stop or stay at any of the excellent restaurants or accommodations that you will find. Smaller towns along the way, such as Cabo Pulmo, La Riberra, Los Barriles, Buena Vista, San Bartolo, San Antonio, El Triunfo, El Pescadero, each offer their own Baja adventure and flavour!
You will find that Cabo San Lucas is slanted more towards active lifestyles, both for day and for night people. The primary attractions are the safe swimming beach, Playa Medano, (surf can be dangerous at most other beaches), the magnificent views of Lands End, the world class marina and Los Cabos main fishing fleet. With a long list of restaurants, bars, street vendors and available activities, you won’t be at a loss for things to do.
San Jose del Cabo, the “older sister” of Cabo San Lucas, bears more resemblance to an old colonial Spanish town. With wide avenues, beautiful gardens and rolling lawnscapes, San Jose appeals more to those seeking rest and relaxation amongst luxurious surroundings. And, for those that wish, there is no shortage of excellent restaurants, shops, nightclubs and resort activities.
The “Corridor” between the two municipalities follows the coastline and is dotted with major resorts, gated communities, world class golf courses and beautiful beaches.
La Paz, the state capitol, is the largest city in the state of Baja California Sur. Located on the Sea of Cortez, the city has an extensive Malecón, or walkway, along the beachfront. A very busy Mexican city, La Paz is more geared as a center for commerce, education, law and culture. Most visitor facilities are located along the coastline with excellent restaurants, accommodations and activities available for the choosing.
Todos Santos is a small Mexican town that is a step back into time past. Here, the “old Cabo” flavour abounds at every street corner. Home to the famous Hotel California, the town exhibits timeless small town Mexican architecture, full of funky shops offering local art and crafts. You’ll find excellent restaurants and accommodations to suit every taste. There is a very strong arts and culture community in Todos Santos that is staging many local events giving this town a “must see” recommendation.
With non-stop flights or convenient connections available from the United States and Canada, Los Cabos is both accessible and exciting. For more information, images and videos from Los Cabos, please visit www.visitloscabos.travel