Los Cabos is one of Mexico’s most breathtaking beach destinations. Los Cabos, which means the Capes, includes the picturesque 18th-century mission town of San Jose del Cabo to the northeast, Cabo San Lucas at the southernmost tip of the peninsula where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet, as well as the 20-mile stretch of golf courses and luxury hotels in between both towns called el corredor.
Cabo San Lucas features world-class lodging and recreational facilities, including five-star hotels, luxury condominiums, impressive golf courses, charismatic marinas and exquisite restaurants. The area’s location is ideal for a variety of water sports and outdoor activities including fishing, swimming, sailing, diving and surfing in Cabo San Lucas and Cabo Pulmo.
The destination’s beaches are undoubtedly its most prized treasures. Popular beaches include Playa Azul, El Chileno (great for diving), Palmilla, El Medano, Cabo Real and Playa del Amor. During the winter, the western beaches of Cabo San Lucas are ideal for whale-watching on the Pacific.
Los Cabos is also internationally renowned for its exciting and diverse sport fishing. While a wide variety of fish are available in the junction area between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean such as grouper, amberjack and mahi mahi (dorado), Los Cabos is best known as the world’s capital of marlin fishing.
In the last few years, Los Cabos has become a major golf destination in Latin America as well. The city hosts the PGA Senior Slam and has earned full recognition of its facilities in the international golf community. Its 207 holes designed by world-renown personalities like Jack Nicklaus, Roy Dye and Robert Trent II, sit in majestic green golf courses beautifully bordered by the desert and sea, making it a one-of-a-kind golf destination.
For world-class cuisine, The Tourist Corridor in Los Cabos offers top gourmet and seafood restaurants. Culinary delights are primarily fresh seafood dishes seasoned with local herbs and spices. The city also boasts a varied nightlife, especially in La Concepción, north of the Marina. Popular venues include Squid Roe and Kokomo’s, a contemporary music bar on the Boulevard Marina. Los Cabos has long been the secret getaway for the rich and famous; recent visitors have included Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin, who enjoyed their honeymoon last December in Las Ventanas al Paraiso; and John Travolta, who thought he was going to have an intimate 50th birthday party at La Palmilla One & Only Resort, was pleasantly surprised by the huge bash that awaited him, featuring an entourage of other famous actor friends, including Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, Sylvester Stallone, Meg Ryan and Quincy Jones. Highlights of the evening included Barbara Streisand singing the “Happy Birthday” song and Oprah downing shots of tequila, but who’s keeping track?
Los Cabos is a quaint beach destination with all the luxurious facilities of a major cosmopolitan city – perfect for families and singles alike. From exploring a spectacular underwater world to playing golf on one of the most beautifully landscaped courses, Los Cabos is sure to surpass every traveler’s expectations.