Cabo San Lucas, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortes (also called the Gulf of California) at a natural stone arch formation "El Arco", jumps around the clock with shops, restaurants and nightclubs, the Marina and the mariachis. Approaching by air across the Sea of Cortés (which separates the Baja from the rest of Mexico) the visitor first sees contrast: the craggy peaks of the Sierra de la Laguna form a backdrop to miles of golden beach, blue water and dramatic red rock formations; saguaro cactus, palms and cultivated gardens cover the pale gold desert landscape. UNESCO declared 244 islands and protected areas of the Sea of Cortez a World Heritage Site.
Cabo San Lucas is a bustling hub for sport fishermen, cruise ships, handicraft vendors, water sport aficionados and nightlife seekers. The area is considered the second fastest growing resort destination in all of Mexico and particularly busy with visitors during the winter high season, November to February. With some of the best all-around sport fishing in the world and every water sport imaginable, Cabo is the ultimate destination for travelers looking for outdoor adventure.
In spite of all the tourists, Cabo manages to retain something of a small town feel. Besides the full service marina, Cabo San Lucas's main attractions include an underwater nature preserve only a few minutes' boat ride from the harbor and the striking Land's End rock formations at one end of the bay, with a pristine beach right around the corner. Cabo San Lucas is the only coastal resort in Mexico with a nature preserve within its city limits.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is nowadays the world capital of golf and the favorite destination for divers and game fishing lovers (the sea of Cortez is home to world-class Marlin fishing). However, Cabo San Lucas will suit any travelers' taste, thanks to the great hotel infrastructure, wide assortment of restaurants and nightclubs and beautiful beaches.
Visited by cruise ships and private yachts all year round, it has become a much sought after place, as a comfortable refuge away from the spotlights, for artists and other famous people. Many wealthy people are now making Cabo and surrounding areas their destination of choice. Prices of real estate and meals are higher here than just about anywhere in Mexico.
If you want an upper class resort, that offers luxury, with the opportunity to take part in some water-based fun, golf, or all night partying - perhaps a taste of all these - then Cabo San Lucas could be just the place you're looking for
Cabo San Lucas activities
Cabo attracts people looking for relaxation, water sports, golf, fishing, scuba diving and during winter season, the unique opportunity to admire whales. All in all, Los Cabos offers something for everyone in a natural wonderland where the desert collides with the confluence of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez.
Golf in Cabo San Lucas
The climate in Baja California Sur is ideal for Golf all year-round, and the region is fast becoming one of the top places in the world to play the game thanks to the development of some of the world's finest golf courses.
During the winter (between January and March of each year) in Los Cabos you can admire one of the most beautiful natural phenomena to occur on Mexico’s coasts: the courtship, mating and birth process of the gray whale. There are 3 main areas where its best to view the whales - the main one being Magdalena Bay off the Pacific Coast.
For years Cabo has been a remote playground for private yacht owners. Sportfishermen flocked here to be near "Marlin Alley," as Cabo San Lucas became recognized as the undisputed billfish capital of the world. You will find here the marlin (black, blue and striped), sailfish, swordfish, mahi mahi and yellowtail.
Long known for its world renown sportfishing, Cabo San Lucas is now being recognized as a world class dive destination. Nowadays the area is well know to SCUBA divers for its sand falls and the colonies of black coral and other marine fauna that inhabit the waters.
A variety of watersports are popular in the area. Beaches such as Love, Medano and Hacienda in Cabo San Lucas are havens for swimming, snorkeling, sailing and surfing. During peak summer months, Magdalena Bay is perfect for scuba diving, kayaking and sportfishing.
Tour of the surroundings
A tour of the surrounding area takes you to other interesting places such as the famous arch of Cabo San Lucas known as "El Arco", a rocky arch formation considered as the landmark of this destination and the unique place where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortes meet. Day Trips out exploring, horse riding, and All Terrain Vehicle tours are some of the other experiences you can enjoy in and around Cabo San Lucas.
While Cabo nightlife is not on par with Acapulco's, the town attracts a young, energetic crowd that creates a more vibrant ambiance than is found at the relatively laid back city of San Jose to the north.
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