Los Cabos Information
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The Low Down: Los Cabos
If you want a vacay spot with stuff to do out the wazoo, then plant yourself in Los Cabos. For all you water babies, there’s snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and big-game fishing. Don’t like getting wet so much? No problem. You can golf on world-class greens, chillax at chichi spas, ooh and ahh at art galleries, or just revel in all the goodness that the lush resorts here can lavish upon you. For adrenaline junkies, you can hop on an ATV, zip line through canyons, or go whale watching where you might see ginormous mammals leap out of the sea a few feet in front of you. Whew. Ready to chill? Or do you want to continue your excursion-induced, ninja rush? Good, because Los Cabos has both. You can kick back with a glass of fine wine at an elegant nosh spot, or blow it out until all hours at the clubs until the sea cows come home.
Other Destinations in Mexico
The Swiss Army Knife of Destinations: Mexico
Let’s start with the east coast: Cancun’s got an epic party scene. Cozumel is the mecca for diving and snorkeling. Moving to the west coast, if you’re into adventure, head to Mazatlan to explore historic ruins or hit Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo for a similar vibe, but a bit more upscale. For those who want to escape into the wilds of nature, Huatulco and Mazanillo are your places to explore. Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos have majestic mountains that kiss their beachy shores along with aahmazing golf courses, breath-stealing resorts and delicious beaches. But Cabo, situated at the tip of Baja, where the shimmering Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific, not only has a hip party vibe, it also has the iconic Los Arcos, where you can slow down and let the beguiling magic of Mexico wash over you.
Baja Blowout: Cabo’s Party Scene
Think of the hottest nightclub (and we don’t mean temperature) you’ve ever been to, then add some shimmering sand, glistening water and a shot of tequila. That’s Cabo.
The first place (and as far as we’re concerned only) you should hang is at Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort and Spa. This chic, minimalist decor, adults-only locale serves up smokin’ hot monthly and nightly themes like Play with a Hot Bunny and Anything Can Happen. Other sizzling spots to check out are the Passion Club and of course, Cabo Wabo, the joint owned by former Van Halen musician Sammy Hagar. Look for flyaway hair and spandex and you might spot him gyrating in the crowd. If you’re jonesin’ for phat backbeats, hit Giggling Marlin and Squid Roe.
Party’s Over: Chill Stuff
Not everyone can party like a rock star. And while sunsational beach and water activities abound in Cabo, there’s oceans more to do than just frolic in the sand ‘n surf. How about teeing off in paradise at champion golf courses designed by Jack Nikklaus and Pete Dye? Schwing (indeed). Foodies, ready your taste buds. The drinkeries and grubberies here make for one heck of an Epicurean Odyssey. For you culture cravers, the art district in San Jose del Cabo is a popular complex for checking out local sculptures, photography, paintings and jewelry. If you want to even more culture and history, explore the towns of Todos Santos and La Paz, but don’t miss Plaza Mijares, San Jose del Cabo’s town square, where you can soak up all there is to know about to learn about all the Old Mexico architecture.
Set Sail: Winter Whale Watching
Channel your inner Captain Ahab, climb aboard and set out for one of the experiences of a lifetime: whale watching in Los Cabos. Each winter, you can get a rare looksee at the grey whales as they make their journey through the Pacific to Baja California, where they'll search for mates in warmer waters. On a whale watching tour, you’ll see whales playfully swim through the waters, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see a baby being born or a mama and her calf approach the boat. Nature is so awesome. What do we call this? A whale of a good time.
Get Out and About: ATV Riding
Fact: the landscape of Los Cabos is breath-stealing. The coast, the mountains and the desert are knock-your-socks off gorgeous. Couple this truth with a jaunt on a high-speed ATV and you’ve got a thrill a second. You can whiz by all this natural beauty filled with cacti (don’t get too close), palm and pine trees while you inhale the fresh Baja air. Then slow down, ponder your escape from reality and grab some Selfies and nature snaps. It’s a rush you won’t want to miss.
Fly High: Canyon Zip Lining
Talk about taking your Cabo vacay to new heights, check this out. You’ll put on a harness, helmet and all other accoutrement that you’re required to wear, then travel through mountains and valleys at speeds up to 50 miles an hour on a thin metal wire–300 feet in the air. If your heart is pumping just a little faster reading this, imagine how you’ll feel when you’re actually zipping along above it all. The majestic views of nature’s awesome from this vantage point are incredible and unmatched. In a word: eyegasm.
Los Cabos Quick Facts
Mexican Peso, but USD is also accepted.
110 volts (same as US) and the plugs are the same
All U.S. citizens must have a valid passport when traveling to and from Los Cabos.
Ask for “agua purificada” (purified water) or bottled water.
Mountain Standard Time (UTC/GMT -6 hours)