Tucked at the southernmost tip of the famous Baja Peninsula is Los Cabos. Often described as two places in one, it is an impressive blend of the old world in San Jose del Cabo area. With its cobble streets, classic main square, and Mission church, it is the ideal place to stroll into the past. And then there is the modern Cabo San Lucas, generally called "Cabo" by those familiar with the region. This area of Los Cabos is an iconic, upscale traveler's destination with a full array of hotspots that include natural attractions, activities like fishing or wind sailing, clubs, shopping centers, beaches and much more. There is also a third region described as the "Corridor" which, as you might guess, is the stretch of land between the old town and the new, and which is now a preferred area for golfing and resorts.
Naturally, this entire region is an idyllic location for luxury villa holidays, and clients of Isle Blue will find a bevy of Cabo villa options ranging from beachfront villa haciendas designed and decorated by skilled artisans to comfortable condominiums offering every activity and luxury imaginable. Dine on local dishes prepared by your private chef, bask in a rooftop Jacuzzi, or walk to the golf courses from your choice of Los Cabos vacation rentals.
Cabo is a place of natural landmarks as well as historical sites too. At the top of most must see lists, is the famous "Land's End". A wildly beautiful spot, it is a popular destination for hiking, beach goers and for photography. It is home to an array of natural rock formations, including "El Arco", part of the equally famous "Three Friars", and where you are most likely to catch a glimpse of wild sea lions and pelicans. A great tip is to have your Isle Blue representative help you book a water taxi or boat tour.
Los Cabos is known for having a lot of luxury accommodations. Even as you drive in from the airport to the resort areas, you’ll notice many upscale homes and villas sitting atop hills and mountainsides. One Los Cabos trip will show you there is a lot of money in this area. And you’ll find that our Los Cabos Villas won’t disappoint when it comes to this topic.
Whatever it is you want to do on your vacation, this destination will most likely provide it. About the only thing you can’t do is snow ski, but that’s not what you’ll be looking for anyway. You can shop, relax, get a massage, go horseback riding, parasail, hike, drive 4-wheelers, charter a boat, dine, and ride a camel on the beach in Los Cabos. Travel in the winter months and you can even do some whale watching, as this is the time when the humpback and gray whales migrate to warmer waters.
A Los Cabos vacation is the perfect way to spend some quality time with friends and family. This is a highly sought after getaway destination and once you’ve been there, you’ll know exactly why.
Things to Do In Los Cabos
As we stated above, there is no end to the things you can do in Los Cabos. You can make your vacation exactly what you want it to be in this city. If you want excitement and adventure, there’s tons of it. You can zip line, ride a giant canyon swing, swim with sea life, jet ski, parasail, kite surf or trek through the desert on an ATV. You can even ride a camel on the beach. If you want to just lounge around and relax, there are beautiful beaches where the sounds of the waves crashing against the shore will lull you right to sleep in a hammock or on a sunbed. It’s really all up to you.
The Sea of Cortez features some great areas for scuba divers. There are some boats on the seafloor that attract beautiful tropical fish for observing. This sea has a hard coral reef which is the only one of its kind in this area. It attracts a lot of really interesting sea creatures for divers to get close to. You’ll also get to see the sand falls that this region is known for.
Off-Road in an ATV
This is only for those who are 16 years old and above. You can go ride the rugged terrain of Baja on a 4-wheeler. Get dirty and have some fun as you steer your way through desert trails and over rocky topography. This will get your adrenaline pumping and leave you with a memory from your Los Cabos trip that can’t be replaced.
Learn to Sail
You can go sailing on the Sea of Cortez. You can sit back and just go along for the ride, or you can get up and get educated on how to sail yourself. This location is perfect for learning on. The waters are beautiful and perfect for sailing. Your captain will share with you some of the area’s history as well. You’ll be impressed with the skills of the sailors and get to see Los Cabos from a whole different angle.
It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, the waters of Los Cabos will always have great fishing. People come from all over the world to fish in this area. You can be an expert fisherman or just starting out and you’ll have fun fishing on your Los Cabos vacation. You can charter a fishing boat and service to take you out for the day. Services and boats range from the very affordable all the way up to incredibly luxurious boats that cost quite a bit more.
Los Cabos Points of Interest
The Cabo Arch
Probably one of the most iconic rock formations anywhere in the world is The Arch of Cabo San Lucas. To see it very well, you’ll have to take a boat ride out to where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean come together. The trip out is worth though and a lot of fun. You pass other rocks jutting up out of the water on the way. There are pelicans and other sea birds flying around. There is also a group of sea lions that hang out on the rocks and bask in the sun. This is a fun trip and doesn’t have to cost you much at all.
Marina Cabo San Lucas
So, if you’re a luxury yacht owner, then here’s a place you can park your gorgeous boat. If you’re not, here’s a place where you can gaze at some of the most incredible luxury yachts you’ll ever get the chance to see. It’s an activity all in itself just walking past giant, beautiful boats that are parked in this marina. It’s located in a very convenient spot too, close to a huge mall, lots of restaurants, bars, and clubs.
If you take your Los Cabos trip between the months of December and April, you can go out on a whale watching tour. Every year at this time, the gray whales and the humpback whales of Alaska make their annual migration down to the warmer waters by the equator to have their babies where there is more food. Many people report seeing the whales from the beach or a balcony at their Los Cabos vacation rentals. The best way to see them though is on a whale watching tour boat that will take you up close to the amazing creatures.
The Baja Peninsula is renowned for some of its surfing destinations. There are areas that are good for all skill levels. You can find surf instructors in the region that will help you get started with the sport too. If you don’t have your own equipment, then look for rental shops in the most popular surfing spots.
Los Cabos’ Best Restaurants
For those looking for a fine dining restaurant with the best views in the area, Sunset Monalisa delivers. The restaurant serves Mediterranean and seafood dishes to diners out on a large outdoor patio that is overlooking the stunning waters of the ocean. The atmosphere is incredibly romantic and the food is outstanding. This is an award-winning restaurant that will leave you breathless from its impressive location.
Bajo La Luna Restaurant & Lounge
This restaurant serves local cuisine in a stunning setting out under the moon. There are a lot of fresh seafood items on the menu, as well as some very fine wine selections. There is music played every night for dinner. Guests who are celebrating a special occasion can book the “Wine Room” for a little more privacy. The wine list is impressive but so are the creative cocktails coming out of the bar. Many of them look like pieces of art.
La Casa Country
Located in the marina is La Casa Country. The menu features a variety of traditional Mexican and Latin inspired foods. There are steaks, seafood items, and other creative items to choose from. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. This restaurant is a great place to grab a beer and a meal to sit back and catch any sports game on the many televisions in the bar area.
This is a moderately priced restaurant that serves Mexican and Argentinian food with a focus on steak and seafood. It’s a great place to take your family on your Los Cabos trip. They serve lunch and dinner. There are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available on the menu also. The food is fresh and made with locally-sourced ingredients.
Where to Stay In Los Cabos
On your Los Cabos vacation, you’ll have to decide if you want to stay in Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, or somewhere along the corridor that connects the two ends. Regardless of where you choose, you’ll have beautiful surroundings, amazing luxurious amenities, and plenty of things to do.
If you decide that you’d like to be close to both sides of Cabo, then staying somewhere along the corridor makes perfect sense. You really get the best of both worlds this way so that you’re close to everything that the area has to offer for your Los Cabos trip. Our Villas Del Mar 212 Palmilla is right in between the two ends of Los Cabos. It’s a 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom luxury villa that has tons of space and views of the sea from all over. You’ll have your own free form pool and hot tub to enjoy with a terrace that extends around it. There is an outdoor kitchen and dining area and a fire pit that will give you a nice ambiance at night for relaxing around. The villa is comfortable and homey with lots of luxury.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas has a lot of what people come to this area for. From the Cabo Arch to the surfing and the mountains, staying in Cabo San Lucas on your Los Cabos trip puts you within easy reach of all of what you’ll want to see and do. Villa Las Flores houses up to 18 guests. Children are welcome. There are 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. The villa sits on the side of a desert mountain and looks out over the Pacific Ocean. There is a pool with a giant terrace and hot tub and lots of space for socializing and laying out. You’ll have an outdoor kitchen area and al fresco dining space. The villa is large enough for everyone staying in it to have their own space. You’ll never want to leave this beautiful Los Cabos holiday rental.
San Jose del Cabo
On the opposite end of Los Cabos is San Jose del Cabo. This end of Los Cabos has its own offerings for restaurants and things to do but it’s not nearly as lively as Cabo San Lucas. For those who are looking for a more peaceful Los Cabos vacation, this area lends itself to that. Large traveling parties should look into our Villa Tranquilidad. It’s a massive 8 bedroom villa that is located in a neighborhood called Puerto Los Cabos. There is private beach access, views of the Sea of Cortez and a lot of peaceful tranquility. There’s a huge infinitely pool, a hot tub, lots of outdoor living space and a relaxing fire pit. Up on the roof is a terrace with a lounging space. Inside the villa, there are spectacular finishes that include a wood ceiling, gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, and a home theater.
Los Cabos Beach Guide
This is a super popular beach and is a spring break destination. The waters are calm so it’s good for some water sports. The area is chocked full of bars, restaurants, and other businesses. There are rental shops for any equipment you might want to use. The beach is around 2 miles long and is usually pretty busy throughout the year.
Lover’s Beach and Divorce Beach
These two beaches are on the way out to the Cabo Arch. To get to them, visitors will have to take a boat or water taxi and be dropped off. Lover’s Beach is on the side of the rocks facing the Sea of Cortez while Divorce Beach is on the Pacific Ocean side. Lover’s Beach has calmer water that is good for swimming in and snorkeling in. Divorce Beach is a little more treacherous. Visitors are urged not to swim on that side where the waves can get large and the rip currents are strong.
Many of the area beaches are not swimmable. Playa Palmilla is a very popular swim beach. It’s in the corridor area where the shoreline is protected in a little inlet cove. This beach is a nice place to take a walk on your Los Cabos trip. It is also the site of an Ironman competition.
This beach is on the Pacific Ocean side. The location is perfect for catching a sunset or watching for whales in the winter months. It is not a swim beach though. Getting in the water at this beach could be very dangerous even for the most skilled of swimmers. You can enjoy laying out on the beach and listening to the sounds of the crashing waves up on the sand but you should not get in the ocean water.
Los Cabos Vacation Planning Tips
When to Travel to Los Cabos
Some of the most popular months to go to Los Cabos are the winter months. Many people like to escape the cold of wherever they live. Also, you can enjoy the whale migration season. Hurricane season for this part of the world goes from the middle of May through to November. That’s something to consider when you’re planning your Los Cabos trip. If you want to go when there are fewer people around, May and June are the perfect months for that.
Los Cabos Weather
The weather in Los Cabos is pretty mild. The high temperatures range from about the upper 70s to low 90s. The low temperatures range from the mid-50s to mid-70s. The rainy season is from about August through the end of October. But even in rainy season, you’re sure to get lots of gorgeous, sunny days.
Cabo San Lucas Weather Forecast
How to Get to Los Cabos
Most people traveling to Los Cabos fly into the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). There are many direct flights from places in North America. Many major airlines have flights that land at this airport. Once you land, it’s only about a 30-35 minute drive to get to Los Cabos. It’s not hard to get to your Los Cabos trip destination at all.
Our Los Cabos concierge team strives to make your Cabo vacation the trip of a lifetime. We would love the opportunity to help you with any of the following services:
Los Cabos Rental Cars
Activities and Excursions
There are also seasonal attractions such as the gray whales who visit from October through March. They come into shallow lagoons and many pass by Cabo often. You can book a private tour, a group tour, or find many different villas where you can see whales from the shore!
Depending on the location of your villa or rental, you will be able to enjoy golfing, beach activities, shopping, and a huge array of activities and tours. Diving and snorkeling are major activities in the pristine waters, and if you want to visit one of the best places in Cabo, you will want to head to the Mexican National Marine Park location Cabo Pulmo. It is a true treasure of a coral reef, but if you want to remain close to the town, you can head to Los Arborlitos beach where snorkeling is safe and beautiful or to Las Sirenitas, where unusual rocks can be explored beneath the waves.