If you are headed to Los Cabos, you may already know that it is divided by a 20-mile stretch of road known as the Tourist Corridor, and at either end of the Corridor is Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. They are very different destinations, even if they fall under the same Los Cabos heading. It is Cabo San Lucas, or as many call it “Cabo”, noted for its fun and excitement.
As one travel expert has so accurately said, “Cabo San Lucas is where the desert meets the ocean. It’s a place that no matter where you are, you’re only a block away from the water. This where you can experience numerous outdoor activities, shop ’til you drop, and drink, dance and party all night long!”
That says, quite plainly, that there are many things to do in Cabo San Lucas, and we’ll look at three of the most easily and readily enjoyable.
The Party Hearty Nightlife
Some of the world’s most famous celebrities make a point of visiting Cabo San Lucas to enjoy the amazing outdoor amenities, but also the party atmosphere. It all begins at sunset when one of the most popular activities is to head to a beachfront bar, “where the floor is made of sand and there’s no dress code,” and grab a drink before beginning that night on the town.
You can often find that your beachfront drink, evening meal, and night of dancing can be enjoyed in a single spot. For example, El Squid Roe is a noted restaurant, bar and live entertainment venue that is the perfect place to find fun in the very heart of Cabo San Lucas. Open every single evening, it is a popular choice for those eager to sample the Cabo nightlife.
Other options include:
· The Rooftop Lounge at The Cape (A Thompson Hotel)
· Rockstone Tavern
· Nowhere Bar
· Purple – VIP Rooftop Lounge at Breathless
· Tanga Tanga
· Coco Bongo
· Cabo Blue
· Cabo Wabo Cantina
· Jungle Bar
· Baja Brewing Company
· Pink Kitty
Maybe you are less a fan of the bar scene and more a fan of the outdoors? If so, there is more than enough for you to enjoy in Cabo, but most particularly some of its natural wonders.
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
The Arch of Cabo San Lucas, is as an article in Atlas Obscura noted, is a “graceful natural rock formation stands astride the point where the Gulf of California meets the Pacific Ocean.”
Almost anyone in the area will want to pay a visit to this amazing, natural wonder when descriptions like the following attempt to paint a portrait of the site: “Baja California is the second-longest peninsula in the world and helps form the Gulf of California, one of the most biologically diverse seas on the planet. And they both terminate in the picturesque Arch of Cabo San Lucas.
Hugged by the Playa del Amor on the gulf side and the Playa del Divorcio on the ocean side, the limestone arch — known locally, and appropriately, as El Arco — was carved over millennia by the same winds and potent tidal forces that make swimming on the latter a potentially lethal and thus decidedly ill-advised proposition.”
It is one of the most photographed spots in all of Cabo San Lucas and a popular gathering place for the native sea lions of the region. Traveler’s need only request a taxi ride or boat trip to “Land’s End,” and the local will know precisely where to go.
Travel experts say that a cruise around Land’s End or the El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is one of the best ways to spend an afternoon and that the formations of El Arco and Scooby Do Rock are must-see sights. There are scores of tour operators bringing travelers around the area, and rather than taking a quick spin through the region, it is a great idea to enjoy a guided day tour of the entire area.
Time on the Boardwalk Promenade at the Cabo San Lucas Marina
Remember that quote from the opening of this article? The one that pointed out that “you can experience numerous outdoor activities, shop ’til you drop, and drink, dance and party all night long.” Well, we’ve looked at one major outdoor activity and the party all night long options, and now it is time to turn our attention to the third thing – that shopping to you are dropping option!
That is possible at what Fodor’s calls the “pedestrian mecca,” the “long boardwalk promenade that parallels the Land’s End city’s marina, snaking from the cruise ship terminal on one end to the juncture with Playa El Médano on the other,” also known as the Boardwalk Promenade around the Cabo San Lucas Marina.
This is not just your average boardwalk, however, and runs along major shopping destinations like the premium Luxury Avenue shopping mall and the Puerto Paraiso Mall. There are major eateries and restaurants to enjoy, and lots of people love to come and watch the fishermen all along the way.
In fact, in addition to all of the shopping and dining, some of the preferred activities along the promenade and in the marina include:
Watching the “fisherman return to the marina from their day on the water.” The pelicans arrive shortly afterward and make for a very entertaining few hours as the fishermen prepare their catch for the market. There are also the “seals all over Marina Cabo San Lucas,” and they are a delight to watch as they swim among the boats and yachts, chase birds and also follow the fishermen into the marina at sunset in the hopes of an easy supper.
There is much to see and do in Cabo San Lucas, and we’ve looked at just three of the most exciting and enjoyable options. Travelers love to hit the romantic beaches, shop in the historic gallery district, visit the cactus gardens, and much more.