We love exploring the destinations we visit and sharing our insights with you – our members. These destination guides will give you plenty of inspiration about what you should – and could – be enjoying, whether it will be the first or the tenth time you’ve visited. From exciting activities, tips about where to head for luxury shopping and even things that you may find a little bit quirky, you’ll find something new and inspiring to try. Explore Los Cabos.
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Live like a local
The main focus of this glitzy peninsula, washed by the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, is the water. Despite strong currents on some beaches, there are plenty of safe sweeps of golden sands. Protective Land’s End juts out from Cabo San Lucas, protecting Playa del Amor and making it an ideal spot for swimming and snorkelling, while beautiful Médano is a curved bay and the town’s safest swimming beach. Santa Maria beach is part of a marine reserve and is truly beautiful, while the reef that edges Chileno Beach – set between the two Cabos – is home to sea turtles, and Palmilla is a safe, mile-long beach backed by luxury properties.Find out more
Combining rich Mexican heritage and laid-back Californian charm, Los Cabos is a unique blend of two nations in one beachfront location. In quieter San José del Cabo, art galleries are sprinkled along the streets of traditional adobe properties. Each Thursday in peak season an Art Walk showcases local artists and their work. If you can, time your trip with a festival: in February there is a jazz weekend, while October sees the Cabo Comedy Festival, and the A-listers descend in November for the Los Cabos International Film Festival.Find out more
Los Cabos is the ultimate Mexican playground, where you can tee off in the morning at a golf course with a spectacular sea view, set sail in the afternoon to spot humpback whales and gallop along the sandy coastline on horseback at sunset. Away from the beach towns you can fly through the desert on a zipline, go off-roading on a quad-bike tour or hike among the canyons and waterfalls of the surrounding area. All you have to choose is whether to explore land or sea first.Find out more
With the kids
The amazing wildlife at Los Cabos is a delight for children. Take a boat trip for the great whale-watching, as well as seeing bottlenose dolphins. If children are too young to snorkel with turtles, they can still ‘adopt’ a baby turtle and help it find its way into the ocean. Hop aboard the Buccaneer Queen pirate ship to learn about how this area was once a hotbed of piracy and enjoy games, competitions and a pirate show. Older children can enjoy surf lessons or even walk among the colourful fish on the sea floor during a helmet-diving expedition, which welcomes children aged eight years and over.Find out more
Begin your hunt for souvenirs at the Baja Blown Glass Factory in San José del Cabo, where you can blow your own glass and buy beautiful decorative pieces made by local artisans. In Cabo San Lucas you will find plenty of shopping downtown near the marina, while upscale brands can be found at the malls Puerto Paraíso and Luxury Avenue. And in San José the historic downtown area offers plenty of opportunities to pick up something unique in a relaxed environment. Its streets are dotted with artsy boutiques selling everything from jewellery and local handicrafts to clothes.Find out more
Food and drink
Whether you want spicy Mexican tacos, fresh seafood or fine dining, there are eateries for everyone in Los Cabos. You’re more likely to find the big chains in Cabo San Lucas, while San José is dotted with more independent restaurants. If you like fresh seafood, make sure to order mahi-mahi, sea bass or local lobster, cooked over a wood fire for an authentic local taste. There’s no shortage of international restaurants to feed the great and the good who visit either, while an organic farm-to-table trend has taken off at restaurants just outside San José, with some even offering cookery classes.
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