Explore Los Cabos - An Exclusive Guide
A perfect day in... Los Cabos, Mexico
Far from being just a party town, this vibrant stretch of beachfront on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula has many strings to its bow, from captivating wildlife and world-class surfing in Cabo San Lucas, to the buzzing arts’ district in San José del Cabo.
What to see in Los Cabos
While the resort town of Cabo may grab many of the headlines, the southern tip of the Baja peninsula is actually made up of two different towns with distinct personalities: the surfing haven of Cabo San Lucas and the laid-back art hot spot of San José del Cabo.
Any trip to Los Cabos begins with hitting the beach. Whether you’re keen to hit the waves with a surfboard or would rather marvel at the professionals as they ride the waves, make a beeline for Zippers. Situated just minutes from downtown San José del Cabo, the breaks here are legendary and it’s a great place to get acquainted with the local surf culture. For a spot of snorkeling, head to the calmer waters in the sheltered coves of Chileno Bay and Santa Maria Beach.
At the very end of the peninsula, where the Sea of Cortes and the Pacific Ocean meet, sits the breathtaking rock formation of El Arco, one of Cabo San Lucas’s most distinctive landmarks – locals say it looks like a dragon drinking water. Hire a water taxi or glass-bottomed boat, and keep an eye out for local colonies of sea lions.
What to do in Los Cabos
Tucked away behind the historic main square and church, San José’s arts district has made a name for itself as one of the finest places to come and buy authentic Mexican artwork. Though the emphasis here is on local art, you’ll also find pieces from nationally known painters and even some international contemporary artists, as well as sculptures, photographs and jewelry created by local artisans. If you’re in town between November and June, stop by on a Thursday night, when they close the street for a weekly art walk.
Sport fishing is a year-round activity in Los Cabos, with anglers flocking from around the world to chase after blue marlin, swordfish, dorado and yellowfin tuna. To have a go at the popular sport, book one of the numerous local deep-sea fishing charters, equipped with all the tackle and equipment you need.
Wildlife lovers should head to the Estero San José, located in the wetlands where the San José River and the ocean meet. The brackish environment attracts hundreds of species of fish and birds, including herons, egrets, pelicans and cormorants, which can be observed from gentle hiking trails or on horseback.
What to eat in Los Cabos
You can’t leave Los Cabos without sampling some Baja California-style fish tacos, known for being some of the best in the world. Pick up some shrimp tacos served in a warm, homemade tortilla from one of the many excellent stalls that line the bustling streets.
The farm-to-table scene is also big here, with places such as Flora’s Field Kitchen, which works with local farms and offers special cooking classes to educate guests about the seasonal ingredients that go into creating authentic Mexican dishes in a sustainable way. And don’t expect to find beef on the menu – they don’t serve it here as there isn’t enough water in Baja to raise cattle.
For more information, go to visitloscabos.travel
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