Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo.

South of La Paz, Baja California finally runs out of land where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez come together in spectacular fashion. The ocean and sea meet at the sister towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, known collectively as Los Cabos – easily the most exclusive parcel of land in Baja California. Undeniably beautiful and home to the lion’s share of the peninsula’s lavish resorts, golf courses and oft-photographed beaches, the area is one of the fastest-developing regions in Mexico (despite being hammered by Hurricane Odile in 2014). Lonely Planet – México.

Cabo San Lucas has a curious charm. The beaches are protected by beautiful Land’s End, and the activities are endless: jet-skiing, banana-boating, para-sailing, snorkeling, kitesurfing, diving and horseback-riding opportunities can all be found just by walking down to the beach.

Land’s End is by far the most impressive attraction Cabo has to offer; a jagged natural feature that partially fills with the tide. Pelicans, sea lions, sea, sky – this is no doubt what brought people to Cabo in the first place, and it’s still magical, despite the backdrop of cruise ships!

San José del Cabo is like the ‘mild’ sister of ‘wild’ Cabo San Lucas, offering quiet shopping, an attractive plaza, a beautiful church and excellent dining opportunities. In addition there is a great micro brewery with some awesome beers to try.

Land’s End – low tide – (source unknown).

Cabo San Lucas Marina.

Cabo San Lucas Marina.

Land’s End.

José del Cabo.

The chef’s at the excellent food park – José del Cabo.

Beautiful pedestrianised centro de José del Cabo.

About Richard Griffith

My first independent travel experience was a trip to Israel, in 1997, it was here that I caught the 'travel' bug! In 2001 I took an 8-month sabbatical and traveled around South East Asia. Since then I have managed to visit most of Eastern Europe along with India, Bangladesh, and a few other destinations in between. I love travel and I love meeting new people.
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