Everything you need to know about Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is a vacation paradise at the the west coast of Mexico. It has white sand beaches, crystal clear water, mountains, it is warm all the time and has tons of activities for everyone. What else can you ask for in a vacation destination? Cabo San Lucas is located at the southern most tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Cabo San Lucas is best identified by the image of the world famous rock arch formation “El Arco” where the Pacific meets the warm water of the Sea of Cortes. The Sea of Cortes is one of the world’s unique ocean environments. It is considered to be the biologically richest body of water on earth, supporting over 800 marine vertebrates species. Diver’s come from all over the world to dive here.

Cabo San Lucas was once a frequent stop for pirates to hide what they had stole. Now it is a busy resort area. Cabo San Lucas is filled with American food, American cars and most places accept American dollars. Most of Cabo San Lucas was developed by American companies. Therefore it has a closer tie to the US than the Mexican mainland, which makes it more American friendly.

Cabo San Lucas also has activities galore. You can enjoy a horseback ride on the beach, world-class fishing, world-class diving, kayaking, golfing, surfing, mountain biking and some amazing whale-watching. Cabo San Lucas also has a very active nightlife. The clubs here vary from Rock ‘ Roll to jazz to a regular pub. Cabo San Lucas is also home to the “Cabo Wabo” which is owned by the famous Sammy Hagar.

Cabo San Lucas is known for it’s marlin, hence the name “Marlin Capital of the World”. More Marlin are caught here than anywhere in the world. There are many fishing competitions in Cabo San Lucas each year. During these competitions there are so many boats in the water that it looks like a big froth of white water as the boats speed out of the bay. Cabo is home to the richest sport fishing tournament – the Brisbee which it’s price money is in the millions every year.

Cabo San Lucas also has become world-class destination for golf with many golf tournaments hosted here every year. Along with the professionally designed courses by some of the world’s most renowned golf course designers. The golf courses in Cabo San Lucas are expensive but, they are also first class courses.

The accommodations in Cabo San Lucas are also first class and feature some of Mexico’s finest properties. Here in Cabo San Lucas you can find million dollar villas available for rent for the duration of your vacation along with many five star hotels.

Cabo San Lucas is a great choice for vacation destination if you are looking for the sun and the sand to relax in. The atmosphere here, in Cabo San Lucas is also very relaxed. Despite being one of Mexico’s most savvy destinations, Cabo San Lucas has remained relatively unknown outside of its primary west coast markets of California and Pacific Northwest. Which makes it a nice quiet recluse for those looking to get away.

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Flight Deals to San Jose del Cabo

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Guadalajara

22.05.2020

29.05.2020

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Mexico City

18.04.2020

25.04.2020

Tickets from 65

Tijuana

26.04.2020

02.05.2020

Tickets from 90

Hermosillo

30.12.2019

02.01.2020

Tickets from 167

San Antonio

04.06.2020

07.06.2020

Tickets from 188

Culiacan

20.11.2019

22.11.2019

Tickets from 192

Monterrey

30.01.2020

03.02.2020

Tickets from 211

Las Vegas

22.01.2020

29.01.2020

Tickets from 216

San Francisco

18.02.2020

24.02.2020

Tickets from 220

Chicago

28.05.2020

31.05.2020

Tickets from 230

San Diego

13.12.2019

14.12.2019

Tickets from 246

León

26.12.2019

30.12.2019

Tickets from 262

San Jose

08.12.2019

12.12.2019

Tickets from 267

St Louis

21.06.2020

28.06.2020

Tickets from 269

Medellin

27.04.2020

05.05.2020

Tickets from 271

New York

16.05.2020

23.05.2020

Tickets from 274

Mazatlan

20.11.2019

27.11.2019

Tickets from 284

Bogota

20.01.2020

15.02.2020

Tickets from 286

Ontario

10.12.2019

18.12.2019

Tickets from 303

Oakland

17.06.2020

24.06.2020

Tickets from 304

Seattle

07.01.2020

14.01.2020

Tickets from 314

Calgary

11.12.2019

17.12.2019

Tickets from 320

Portland

16.03.2020

23.03.2020

Tickets from 329

Toronto

10.01.2020

17.01.2020

Tickets from 338

Reno

13.12.2019

20.12.2019

Tickets from 349

Santa Ana

13.12.2019

16.12.2019

Tickets from 352

Long Beach

08.12.2019

10.12.2019

Tickets from 376

Austin

18.02.2020

21.02.2020

Tickets from 379

Phoenix

09.03.2020

13.03.2020

Tickets from 405

Ciudad Juarez

23.01.2020

27.01.2020

Tickets from 415

Puebla Atlixco

21.03.2020

28.03.2020

Tickets from 435

Acapulco

05.12.2019

17.12.2019

Tickets from 450

Covington

22.01.2020

27.01.2020

Tickets from 451

Fort Lauderdale

06.01.2020

14.01.2020

Tickets from 471

Miami

06.01.2020

14.01.2020

Tickets from 488

Shreveport

16.06.2020

23.06.2020

Tickets from 518

Springfield

29.11.2019

07.12.2019

Tickets from 592

Atlanta

20.06.2020

27.06.2020

Tickets from 598

Lima

21.12.2019

27.12.2019

Tickets from 637

Winnipeg

24.11.2019

01.12.2019

Tickets from 642

Milwaukee

05.02.2020

11.02.2020

Tickets from 767

Palm Springs

28.04.2020

05.05.2020

Tickets from 777

Puerto Vallarta

03.12.2019

05.12.2019

Tickets from 789

Washington

14.01.2020

19.01.2020

Tickets from 842

 

Top Seven Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is becoming a sought after vacation destination, and that’s a fact. It’s popularity is steadily increasing. Cabo San Lucas offers something for every vacationer, including: private secluded getaways, beachfront weddings, nightlife and activities. In this article I am going to discuss the top seven things to do in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo. If you are planning a vacation to Cabo, the activities listed below are all a must do!

Diving in Sea of Cortez
Cabo San Lucas is a unique diving destination because the Sea of Cortez is located between temperate waters and tropical waters. The Sea of Cortes is one of the world’s unique ocean environments. It is considered to be the biologically richest body of water on earth, supporting over 800 marine vertebrates species. Diving in Cabo is famous for it’s “sand falls”. The sand falls are actually streams of sand that fall over the underwater canyons. They create sand rivers and this is extremely interesting to see. The nutrient rich waters make for a spectacular population of fish from small inshore fish to large schools of jack, tuna, dolphin, and “sportfish” such as dorado and marlin. There are migratory visits from whales and hammerhead sharks. A fortunate scuba diver may also encounter manta rays, and even whale sharks in the plentiful waters of the Sea of Cortez. It is critical to the success of your dive to plan your dive at the right time. The Sea of Cortez sees good weather conditions June through November. Prior to June, the Sea of Cortez waters temperature is quite cold. If you are not interested in diving you could also snorkel. There are diving and snorkeling tours available. Snorkeling would still allow you to see most of the inshore fish and some of the beautiful coral.

Horseback riding on the beach
Horseback riding for is available for all levels of riders at several stables in the Cabo San Lucas area. There are trail rides in which you are accompanied by a guide. Trail rides can vary from a desert ride, to a beach ride or, in and about beautiful rock formations. Either way it is a great way to see much of Cabo San Lucas’ scenery. Horseback riding is also available for the whole family, with younger children riding with adults. For those of you who are horse lovers you can see pure Andulsian horses at:Cuadra San Francisco Stable.

Whale Watching
Whales pass several hundred meters off of Cabo San Lucas’ shore every year. The best time to see whales are between January and March, when the gray whale migrates. There are several ways to whale watch in Cabo San Lucas. There are boat tours that offer whale watching. Boats of varying size carry the hundreds of whale watchers out to see these marine mammals as they visit our peninsula in their annual migration, every year. It is not uncommon at this time for a curious whale to come close to a boat. Although no trip can guarantee whales, the odds are definitely in your favor. The smaller the boat the better your chances are of getting close.

Have a drink at Cabo San Lucas’ most famous club
The Cabo Wabo cantina is Cabo’s most famous club, owned by Sammy Hagar. If you are in town at the same time as Sammy is, you might even get to watch one of his impromptu performances. If you are not that lucky, you can still enjoy the atmosphere the Cabo Wabo has to offer and live music on most nights. The Cabo Wabo also offers a menu filled with American and Mexican food to feed your hunger.

Hike through the desert
You must be especially careful when hiking in Cabo’s desert lands. You will need twice as much water as you normally would. A trek through the desert is absolutely spectacular. Desert hiking is best in the winter, with the temperature being around 70. It is possible to hike the desert in the summer but, you must go in the early morning. It is dangerous to hike alone, and best to hire an experienced guide from the area, just incase you get lost. The desert offers incredible rock formations, unique vegetation and wildlife native only to this region. Hiking can be for all ages and hiking in Cabo’s desert is something that you will remember. There are also other hiking and natural history tours which include fossil fields, challenging hikes into the Sierra de la Laguna and day trips to old mining ghost towns.

Bird Sanctuary
Close to downtown San Jose Del Cabo is the San Jose Estuary and Bird Sanctuary. In the sanctuary you can find about 200 species of exotic birds which include egrets, herons and brown pelicans. You can rent a kayak to experience this sanctuary. Sunrise and sunset are the most scenic times to visit; however, if you are an avid bird watcher and want to see species and identify them, you may want to visit during daylight hours. There is a also an information center to answer any of your questions. Admission is free at the San Jose Estuary and Bird Sanctuary.

Visit Lover’s beach
Lover’s Beach ( also known as Playa Del Amor) is another must, but to get to this beach you’ll need some kind of boat or kayak as the beach is not accessible by land. It is possible to hire a water taxi at the marina. Lover’s Beach is surrounded by towering rock formations and is hidden behind Cabo San Lucas’ landmark arch, El Arco at Land’s End. Be careful swimming here, the powerful waves and currents of the Pacific make swimming quite dangerous. You can view where the Pacfic and the Sea of Cortez meet. Lover’s beach offers many spectacular views.

 

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