Cabo San Lucas
Located on the southern tip of the eight hundred mile Baja Peninsula, the resort area of Cabo San Lucas has been a coastal vacation destination for more than fifty years. Cabo is situated on the shores of a beautiful harbor near the convergence of two massive bodies of water, the Sea of Cortez (also known as the Gulf of California) and the Pacific Ocean. The deep cool-water currents of the Pacific mingle with the warm sheltered waters of the Sea of Cortez just off the rocky peninsula of Land’s End, a short jaunt from Cabo Marina by boat.
Once a sleepy seaside town, Cabo San Lucas, along with the resort area of the Golden Corridor and the colonial town of San Jose del Cabo, attracts vacationing travelers from across the Earth. An assemblage of five-star resorts, stretches of white sandy beaches, professional-grade golf courses, first-class cuisine, raucous night-clubs, and a first-rate down-town marina combine to make the region of Los Cabos the perfect vacation destination.
Some of the finest Offshore Fishing on Earth is just minutes from Marina Cabo San Lucas. An abundant spectrum of sport fish inhabits the cerulean waters of the Sea of Cortez. Fishing enthusiasts have the chance, depending on the season and weather conditions, to land an array of fighting fish including Sword-fish, Sail-fish, and Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin. Los Cabos is famously dubbed the Striped Marlin Capital of the Globe. You’ll also have the opportunity to hook a Dorado, Wahoo, Yellow-fin Tuna, Yellow-tail Tuna, Blue-fin Tuna, Cabrilla, Bonita, Big-eye Tuna, and varieties of Snappers, Mackerels, Groupers, Jacks, and Sharks, among others.
If you are a water-sports enthusiast, you’ll love vacationing in Cabo San Lucas. Whale Watching, Snorkeling, Scuba-Diving, Para-sailing, Sea Kayaking, Sailing, Jet-Skiing, and Surfing are among the many water-sports vacationers enjoy in the gorgeous waters of the Sea of Cortez. And outdoorsy folks can also opt for land-based activities – the desert out-back of Baja provides the perfect environment for motorized excursions on ATVs or more eco-friendly tours like horseback-riding or trail-hiking. The pristine Baja desert habitat is a truly breathtaking landscape.
The whole area, dubbed “Los Cabos,” includes downtown Cabo San Lucas, the twenty mile stretch of coastal resorts called “The Golden Corridor,” and the Spanish-styled charm of San Jose del Cabo. Compared to the boisterous atmosphere of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo gives vacationers a more mellow option to enjoy the native Mexican culture, including classic architecture, local cuisine, and local shops featuring hand-crafted merchandise. But, most visitors, like the scores of Spring Breakers who travel to Los Cabos every March, come to Los Cabos to party at world-famous nightclubs like Cabo Wabo, Squid Roe, and Mambo Café.