At the tip of Baja California Sur you will find the dual destination of Los Cabos. Wondering why they call it a dual destination? Part of the fun comes with exploring the region’s two dramatically distinct personas. Tranquil San Jose del Cabo retains the look and vibe of an authentic Mexican town. Cobblestone streets, intimate restaurants and boutiques radiate from the central main square and mission church. Rambunctious Cabo San Lucas, on the other end of the highway (called the Corridor), is party central with funky bars and the slick Luxury Avenue Mall centered around the marina.
North American’s often refer to Los Cabos as Land’s End as it is located on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula south of California. Thanks to its close proximity to the U.S., Los Cabos has been greatly influenced by North America in terms of developments, shopping malls, real estate and vibe. However, the remarkable setting where the sapphire Sea of Cortez meets desert and mountains is unique to Los Cabos.
The stretch of shoreline making up Los Cabos expands into three distinct areas: San José del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas and the 33-km (20-mile) Corridor connecting them.
Sleepy San Jose del Cabo to the east, with its shady main plaza and narrow winding streets is the place to slow your pace while strolling among the colorful colonial buildings and browsing small art galleries and boutiques. Grab a refreshing Hibiscus flavored popsicle or sip a frosty margarita at one of the alfresco restaurants while embracing an atmosphere that manages to be both laid-back and sophisticated Mexican.
Along the Corridor and you will most of the luxurious resorts, impressive spas and championship golf courses for which Los Cabos has become famous. The Corridor is also home to some of the area’s best beaches for water sports. Medano beach, on the end of the Corridor where Cabo San Lucas begins, is the epicenter for party and play.