A land of contrast
When you’re done relaxing on the 10-hour flight from the UK to the sunny tip of Baja, the ultimate All Inclusive escape in the luxurious Los Cabos awaits.
Head to its 20-mile desert strip otherwise known as the ‘Tourist Corridor’ and you’ll find its two remarkable towns San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas sitting at either end. While both towns offer tropical temperatures, spectacular hotels and some of Mexico’s most stunning shores, they’re also drastically different from one another.
For a taste of traditional Mexican culture there’s San Jose del Cabo. This charming, laidback location is ideal for those that love to discover a true taste of local culture – with history dating way back to the 1500’s this place has so many stories to tell. Not only that, it’s renowned for its art scene thanks to its Gallery District showcasing masterpieces from all over the world. At the other end of the scale you’ve got the buzzing party town Cabo San Lucas. Here you can expect to bump into A-list celebrities along the lines of Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney and Cameron Diaz as you sip cocktails by the glitzy yacht-filled marina.
Out and about
Although the All Inclusive hotels in Los Cabos are so good – so much so you won’t ever want to leave – there’s all sorts of things to see and do whilst out and about in the celeb-favourite holiday destination.
Venture out of the built up areas into the wonderful wilderness and you’ll find some of the most picturesque scenery. We’re talking mountains with a mix of desert landscapes and two enormous bodies of water – the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean. The Sierra de la Laguna mountains, which form the backbone of the Baja Peninsula, are a must-see. Get your hiking boots on and head here to discover secret lagoons, come face to face with spiky cacti, and discover stunning spots that you’ll definitely want to add to your Instagram feed.
Be sure to make a beeline for the famous landmark – El Arco. This sea-sculpted rock forms an amazing arch in the sea. Head out on a kayak tour or catch a boat from the marina and you’ll be given the perfect photo opportunity to capture the natural beauty spot in all of its glory. By opting for a glass-bottom boat you can admire the underwater world and keep your eyes peeled for the expected sea lions along the way.
Originally famed for its sport fishing, Los Cabos is the go-to place for those that enjoy casting a line. Catch the likes of tuna and striped marlin in one of the world’s sport fishing capitals. If you’re holidaying here during October, you’ll witness the world’s richest fishing tournament – Bisbee’s Black & Blue.
The biggest show on Earth
Its sun-soaked beaches are of course another main attraction in Los Cabos, however so are it’s glistening waters – and we don’t mean just for a swim or water sports. From mid-December to mid-March each year you can witness the ‘biggest show on Earth’ as thousands of whales migrate from the Arctic to breed in the coves and inlets around the Baja California Sur. Head out on a whale watching excursion for a nature performance you’ll never forget.
As for a night time there’s plenty to keep you occupied, especially in the vibrant town Cabo San Lucas. With its after-dark scene first pioneered by the famous American rock star, Sammy Hagar, you can expect rock bars like Cabo Wabo all the way to three-storey dance clubs like El Squid Roe. It may have a much more laid-back vibe however San Jose del Cabo has plenty to keep you occupied on an evening too, from chilled-out gardens to live music performances down its cobblestoned streets.