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Los Cabos – the perfect West Coast holiday

Alisha O'Malley May 17, 2018

If stunning marine landscapes are your idea of the perfect holiday, then put Los Cabos to the top of your list. It’s Mexico’s finest luxury resort. Here are five reasons you need to visit the spectacular region of the Baja California Sur coastline on your next amazing holiday…

Whale watching and below the waves

Head out to sea between mid–December and mid–April and you could be fortunate enough to witness multiple whale species, including humpback, gray, blue, sperm and Bryde's whale. Thousands of these graceful giants of the sea make their way south to the calving grounds of the Sea of Cortez providing an exceptional marine wildlife experience to tick off your wish-list. Further up the coastline you’ll want to get your flippers on to discover Cabo Pulmo National Park with its UNESCO protected reefs that are over 20,000 years old.

 

A photographer’s dream location

Pack your camera and a pair of flip-flops and head to El Arco, a stunning rock formation at the tip of Cabo San Lucas between Playa del Amor and Playa del Divorcio where the Pacific joins with the Gulf of California. You won’t find a better location for shots of startling red rock formations contrasting with silvery smooth sands, clear blue skies and green blue seas. Spot sea lions here and dolphins out to sea as you wait for the sunset to cast its rays upon this peaceful and memorable spot.

Some of the finest resorts in the world

Enjoy the chic bars and restaurants around a marina dotted with luxury yachts. Our tip for a sumptuous stay is Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort, with its authentic approach to the culture of the region, its wide range of culinary options including the Tequila & Ceviche Bar, plus spectacular views offered from every angle of this stunning resort. 

Also consider the family friendly all inclusive resort, Grand Velas Los Cabos set where a golden beach meets sapphire seas, offering breath-taking vistas, extensive international-class dining options, personal butler concierge service and Jacuzzi® plus great facilities for children of all ages.   

The perfect California multi centre holiday

With its desert-meets-the-sea absorbing landscapes and far horizons, Los Cabos is the perfect contrast to the excitement and glamour of Los Angeles, while still managing to be ultra-stylish too. Imagine teaming California, a road trip encountering San Francisco, Los Angeles and spectacular national parks, with the marine panoramas of this stunning slice of Mexican coastline.

Unforgettable Mexican cuisine

This is Mexico after all, and Los Cabos has a lot to live up to, yet it delivers on so many levels. From street corner taco vendors and taquerías to modest family-run cantinas offering delicious local dishes and recipes passed down through the generations, to exceptional coastal bistros with world class chefs. Everywhere you eat you’ll be greeted by sublime sunsets and views. Of course, being a coastal resort the very best food will be caught fresh that day with marlin, seabass and snapper proliferating, also almejas [clams] a particular delicacy up and down the Baja California Sur.

San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas

Fantastic on land or sea, tranquil or laidback, these two towns are the epitome of the Los Cabos experience. Cabo San Lucas with its marina and its vibrant nightlife sometimes takes all the plaudits. Here, just take a wander along the beach and you’ll be tempted to try your hand at any number of watersports, from kite-surfing to horse trekking along the beach. You’ll find Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach) and El Arco here to soothe your soul with a pleasant walk during the afternoon sunshine. The nightlife here is vibrant and colourful but a morning spent snorkelling could be the best hangover cure ever.

San Jose del Cabo is a charming coastal town renowned for its arts district, beaches and marina facing the Sea of Cortez. Those who like to stay active will indulge in a round of golf or will indulge in a spot of diving off local reefs, including the Cabo Pulmo. Stroll through history when you visit the Mission of San Jose del Cabo, built around 1730.

Still wondering why you should visit Los Cabos this year? Visit our Baja California pages for more inspiration and start planning your trip of a lifetime.