Destination Overview: Los Cabos Mexico
If you are thinking about going on a vacation to Los Cabos Mexico, this article will help you learn more about this colorful and playful paradise. Read on to get a big picture overview of this fabulous destination.
Los Cabos is located at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur. This 20 mile coastal area is made up of the mission town of San Jose del Cabo to the north, Cabo San Lucas to the south and the resort area that lies in between the two towns.
Beautiful Los Cabos was once remote and quite rural until the later part of the 20th century when the Mexican government decided to start developing it as a fabulous tourist destination. It is currently Mexico’s fastest growing resort destination with more than two million visitors every year and is bustling with people enjoying the numerous art shops, small restaurants, and nightclubs. Throughout the entire Los Cabos area, people will find luxurious all-inclusive resorts as well as Latin America’s best golf courses. These golf courses have been designed by famous golfers such as Jack Nicklaus, Roy Dye, Tom Weiskopf and Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
The geography of the area with the desert meets the sea, as well as the incredible sport fishing, luxury resorts, golf, and warm temperatures are what draw the majority of the visitors. Golfers, surfers, hikers, and divers come here to experience the endless summer along with a minimum of 350 days of sunshine every year.
Although Mexico developed much of Los Cabos, there are still miles of empty desert and many deserted beaches. Although the beaches are plentiful and beautiful, it’s important to note that not all of them are safe for swimming and you should always check to see if conditions are safe before jumping in the water. If you do want to swim, you should consider going to Medano Beach, Lovers’ Beach, or Divorce Beach.
Since Los Cabos offers plenty of year-round water sports and outdoor activities, everyone will find something that they enjoy. Visitors can choose from biking, four-wheeling, horseback riding, and hiking when they are exploring on land and kayaking, surfing, whale watching, and sport fishing when out on the water. Go-carts and hang gliding are also popular options, and no golfer would be able to resist playing on one of the golf courses in Los Cabos.
Travelers should choose Los Cabos for their destination if they want to hang out at the beach or golf on one of the best courses in the world. Los Cabos is perfect for people who want an active vacation as well as for those who want some downtime. First class spas allow the opportunity to relax while the nightlife will keep you partying for hours. Los Cabos is known as the “Marlin Capital of the World”, so it is no surprise that many people arrive in the town to catch the biggest fish possible or to go out on a whale watching expedition.
When to go:
Peak season for Cabo San Lucas is December through April and rates for hotels and golf are at their highest during this time. Spring Break occurs around March and April and draws crowds and noise, so you may want to avoid this time if you are looking for something quieter. The Pacific hurricane season mirrors that of the Atlantic and Caribbean, so there is always a slight chance of a hurricane from August through late October. Pacific hurricanes happen much less frequently than in the Atlantic, but they do occur and can cause significant damage. The rainy season is from July through October, but storms pass by quickly and don’t tend to ruin your day. May and June are ideal times to visit since the winter crowds have gone home. October and November are also good months to visit and you can potentially save money if you travel during this time. If you want to go whale watching, you should plan to visit between the months of December and March. If your priority is to go fishing, you should try to go in the late summer or fall.
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