When it comes to Mexican vacation destinations, Los Cabos is one of the most popular. But you might be wondering, is Los Cabos a good place to vacation?
In this article we will share a few of the reasons that Los Cabos is a great place for your next Mexican vacation.
The number one reason to visit Los Cabos is the scenery.
Los Cabos is located in the state of Baja California Sur, at the southern end of the Baja California Peninsula. This part of Mexico is known for its drier climate and desert landscapes, as opposed to the jungles of southern Mexico.
The area called “Los Cabos” encompasses the twin cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.
Los Cabos’ location at the tip of the Baja gives the area easy access to both the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez.
The most iconic scenery in Los Cabos is The Arch of Cabo San Lucas rock formations at Land’s End, also known as El Arco. No trip to Los Cabos is complete without visiting this magical spot where the two seas collide. You will be impressed with the imposing presence of El Arco and the other monoliths. This spot is considered one of the natural wonders of Mexico.
You can hire a tour boat at the marina to take you there, or ask your hotel concierge to book a trip for you.
While you visit El Arco, you can also visit Pelican Rock, Lover´s Beach, and Divorce Beach, on the same tour. This area is a good spot for snorkeling. There is a coral reef where you can see dozens of different tropical fish swimming around the rocks. Snorkeling at El Arco amid this breathtaking natural landscape is an unforgettable experience.
The beaches of Los Cabos are beautiful with lots of sand and sun. It is important to note that but not every beach is suitable for swimming due to high waves and a powerful undercurrent in some areas. Here is a short list of swimmable beaches in Los Cabos.
Medano Beach is considered the main swimming beach in Cabo San Lucas. It is the main tourist beach, where you can find restaurants, lounge chairs, vendors, parasailing, water sports and equipment rentals.
Chileno Beach is located in the hotel zone. It’s a quieter beach without all the amenities of Medano Beach, but it has calm water, and it’s great for swimming and snorkeling. In terms of services, there are palapas, porta-potties, and a restaurant close by.
Santa Maria Beach is one of Los Cabos’ best destinations for snorkeling because of its coral reefs. Since it’s a popular snorkel spot, it can be crowded as boats bring snorkeling tours here. There are on-site restrooms, showers and a parking lot. You can sometimes see whales breaching from this beach during whale season in January and February. If you just want to swim and not snorkel, you can choose another beach and be just as happy.
The beaches of Coral Negro and Balconcito are known as “Cannery Beaches.” They are located near the marina, before you reach Land’s End. There are large boulders on this beach, and the water is good for swimming, but it’s not as good for snorkeling as some of the other beaches.
Palmilla Beach is located in San Jose del Cabo. It’s also good for swimming and snorkeling. This beach doesn’t have any services except palapas and rental umbrellas. You’ll need to drive there, and you’ll need to bring your own food and snorkeling equipment.
Los Cabos is one of the closest Mexican beach destination cities to the United States. It’s only a two-hour flight from Phoenix or San Diego, two and a half hours from Los Angeles, and three hours from Denver, Houston and Dallas.
This close proximity to the U.S. brings American tourists, and also means that English is spoken everywhere in Los Cabos. The convenience of being able to travel to Mexico and still speak English is another reason why Los Cabos is a good place to vacation.
Wildlife and Ecotourism
Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez “the world’s aquarium” because there are so many kinds of marine life living there. When you visit Los Cabos, you will have the opportunity to see all kinds of wildlife, from tropical fish to whale sharks to sea lions.
There are several tours that you can book, depending on what kind of flora and fauna you want to experience. You can swim with the whale sharks or visit the sea lion rookery. There are excursions for every age group. Just ask the concierge at your hotel to recommend a tour to suit your needs.
Water Sports and Adventure Excursions
Los Cabos has all the water sports and adventure excursions you could want. Everything from snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, flyboarding, jet skiing, fishing, whale watching, parasailing and much more.
The adrenaline junkies in your family will love adventuring in Los Cabos. You can find water sports and excursions at Medano Beach and at the marina, or ask the concierge to book for you.
The resorts in Los Cabos are unparalleled. Because Los Cabos tends to be a more high-end destination, the resorts are very nice. However, you can easily find accommodations for all budgets, including family-friendly hotels and group rates. Many resorts have fall travel deals going on right now, so take advantage of these great prices.
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos is one of the newest resorts in Los Cabos. It was built with the needs of modern travelers in mind, including ultra-comfortable suites with private terraces and hammocks overlooking the beach, 8 pools, and full services. Garza Blanca features all-inclusive plans, and a high-end spa called Spa Imagine where you can indulge in massages and beauty treatments to help you relax and enjoy your time off.
Being an international destination, Los Cabos has amazing international gastronomical offerings. From fresh seafood to Mexican home cooked recipes to haute cuisine. You can even delight in an unlimited array of mouthwatering dishes with the Gourmet Culinary All-Inclusive plan at Garza Blanca Los Cabos.
So be sure to visit Los Cabos. You will find that it is a good place to vacation, whether you are traveling solo, with your family, or with a group.