Los Cabos

This area's mix of natural beauty, world-class resorts, traditional Mexican towns and spectacular marine life make it a must-visit destination.

Los Cabos encompasses the towns of San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. A resort area on the southernmost tip of Baja California in Mexico, it includes the Los Cabos Corridor, a 32-kilometre stretch of highway lined with luxury resorts and golf courses that links the two towns. Los Cabos' many attractions and fine weather draw thousands of visitors year-round.

The Baja California peninsula runs parallel to Mexico and sunny Los Cabos sits at its most southerly point. With the Pacific on one side and the tranquil Sea of Cortez on the other, one of the main draws to Los Cabos is its location and the incredible variety of its marine life.

Head to the Marina Cabo San Lucas to organise a whale-watching cruise or a sport fishing expedition. Or, if you want to explore the ocean in luxury, charter a yacht for you and your guests. Cabo Dolphins offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to get up close with dolphins, while Cabo Pulmo National Park is home to one of three living reefs in North America. Alternatively, just grab your snorkel or scuba gear and dive right in to the Sea of Cortez, which Jacques Cousteau called the “aquarium of the world”.

Organise your trip to El Arco and Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach) from Cabo San Lucas. Take a glass-bottomed boat cruise to this famous limestone sea arch at Land's End and spend a few hours on the adjacent secluded strand. When you return from the beach, fit it some shopping before relaxing in style back at the Marina Cabo San Lucas. Refuel with some of the region's famous shrimp tacos. Then slip on your dancing shoes and hit some of Cabo San Lucas' many clubs.

Hop on the highway and head up the coast to San José del Cabo, stopping off for a few days of golfing or a luxury spa experience. When you arrive in this old Mexican town, spend a few hours soaking up the colonial atmosphere as you walk its cobblestone streets. There's a wealth of museums and galleries to check out, and the Spanish-style architecture of the Old Jesuit Mission is not to be missed. Budding ornithologists should grab their binoculars and head to the estuary.

You can drive to Los Cabos from San Diego or fly into San José del Cabo.

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