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Los Cabos Hotel Vacation Tips

Cabo San Lucas beach.
Cabo San Lucas beach.

Los Cabos is the home to one of the best cruise ports and hotel destinations in the Mexican Riviera on the west coast of Mexico.

Los Cabos is a municipality on the southern tip of Baja Peninsual made up of two cities, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Both are unique and entertaining in their own ways.

San Jose del Cabo on the southeastern side of the peninsula has a calm atmosphere and a style of Mexico’s older times. It has austere beaches, art galleries and a peaceful estuary among an arid landscape.

Vacation planners looking for a low-key destination full of beauty and nature will find them in San Jose del Cabo.

Cabo San Lucas on the southwestern tip is a much livelier town compared to its sister city. This major cruise port is known for its large marina and entertainment complex as wells as water sports, gardens and a beautiful coastline.

Travel Tips

Los Cabos Hotel Map

Hotel and resort visitors will fly into Los Cabos International Airport, which is one of the busiest in Mexico. Cabo San Lucas is about 30 minutes away from the airport.

Visitors have a choice between more accommodations in the busy Cabo San Lucas or fewer in the quiet San Jose del Cabo. Another cluster of hotels where we stayed is about midway between the two cities. That midway location makes it easy to visit the best attractions in both cities.

There are 20 miles of pristine shoreline between the two main towns. Nature lovers will enjoy the flora and fauna of the area, along with the crystal blue waters of the Sea of Cortes. Secluded coves and rugged rocky cliffs make for a unique area that is encompassed by mountains and desert vistas.

The East Cape of Los Cabos is a long strand of coastline, almost 100 miles, that mainly consists of undeveloped desert.

Located within this area are two towns, Buena Vista and Los Barriles. Both communities attract tourists and fishermen alike. Windsurfers are also keen on the area, making it the most popular area for windsurfing in Los Cabos.

The small town of Cabo Pulmo also sits along the East Cape and is home to a colorful coral reef, very inviting for divers and snorkelers.

The Pacific coast of Los Cabos is notorious for large ocean swells and heavy surf.  The current from California keeps water temperatures low but it slowly rises as the water moves southward. Summer and autumn seasons bring in tropical storms, strong winds, and torrential rains.

There is a wide array of plant life throughout Los Cabos. In the southern area, desert plants such as mesquite, agave and cacti can be found. Non-desert vegetation is capable of growth in the regions that receive higher amounts of rain. Aspen, oak, fir and cedar forests are known to grow in the mountain territories.

With thousands of tourists visiting each year, Los Cabos continues to grow. New resorts and city attractions persevere, attracting people from around the world.