First sights can be deceiving. On the flight into Los Cabos International Airport, you might notice little more than a dry landscape with low-lying mountains. But within a short drive of the airport, you'll spot the bright blue band of Mexico's shimmering Sea of Cortez. And that's when everything changes. As the memorable drive continues, desert scrub and twisted cactuses give way to palm trees and vibrant pink bugambilia plants.
Soon, you'll see the iconic El Arco (The Arch). This rock formation is where cruise ships anchor and where hundreds of species of fish probe the marine refuge below. Stay at one of the many all-inclusive resorts and you'll find magnificent beaches and the jutting El Arco right in front of you.
From the airport, you'll travel through San Jose del Cabo, a traditional Mexican town. Along the 32-km Los Cabos Corridor, on the way to the more commercial and glitzy town of Cabo San Lucas, your driver may point out the resorts hosting Hollywood stars.
The Los Cabos area is anchored by the San Lucas Harbour. Restaurants, tour operators, indoor malls and facilities circle the marina in an area called The Golden Zone. The marina promenade stretches around luxury yachts, sailboats, fishing boats, water taxis and other vessels. Here, a parade of locals and travellers in bathing suits, shorts and T-shirts stroll. It's a people-watching paradise.
This is the place to bite into a sweet mango, feel the tang of the sea on your face, reach for a beer and smell a fresh lobster taco being prepared at a dockside restaurant. Get ready to join a parade that can rock until dawn at one of Cabo's huge nightclubs, including rock legend Sammy Hagar's landmark Cabo Wabo Cantina.
Maybe you'd prefer to settle the family into a sunset pirate cruise or have a guitar player serenade you during a romantic candlelit dinner? Perhaps you've come for a memorable wedding on the beach?
Whatever kind of holiday you're looking for, regardless of budget, you'll find in Los Cabos. The area includes Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Further out, there's the officially designated Magical Town of Todos Santos, where you might be tempted to check into the Hotel California. Just be forewarned, you may never want to leave.
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by Christine Vincent on 06/04/2019 in Before your trip