Has the world seemed particularly stressful lately? Then maybe it’s time to venture to a place where you can kick back with a margarita and let the sun and surf nurture your soul — Los Cabos.
Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, this region offers a variety of ways to unwind and refresh. Whether your idea of the perfect vacation includes a slew of adrenaline-rush activities, a non-stop party or being pampered in an upscale seaside spa, Los Cabos is the perfect escape from the daily grind.
From its early days as a tiny fishing village, Los Cabos has lured harried U.S. citizens — especially those living in SoCal — to its beautiful shores. Luckily, it’s just a quick plane ride from La La Land, and direct flights are also available from many other major U.S. cities, including Dallas, Chicago and New York.
Today, Los Cabos, which includes the party town of Cabo San Lucas and the quiet Old World charm of San Jose del Cabo, attracts an interesting mix of visitors. Surfers and anglers come to play and test their skills; while the rich and famous pamper themselves in luxurious 5-star resorts far from the prying eyes of the public.
Weary? Stressed out? Need a place where you’ll be pampered and can chill out without having to think about where you’re going to eat or what you’re going to do?
Checkout the newest all-inclusive resort opening in the Fall of 2017. Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos is the latest offering from luxury brand Palace Resorts. This adults-only resort will offer large suites, gourmet restaurants, a 29,000-square-foot full-service spa and will cater to a clientele who expects the best of everything.
Is golfing your preferred form of therapy? Golf Digest described the area as “the type of golf destination that will make you wonder if it’s the best you’ve ever visited.” Pretty high praise, wouldn’t you say?
In fact, seven of Golf Digest’s top fifteen golf courses in Mexico are located in the Los Cabos area, with four — Diamante (Dunes), Cabo del Sol (Ocean), Querencia and Quivira — actually topping that list.
Do you believe that the best way to blow off steam is by partying up a storm? The town of Cabo San Lucas — specifically the two blocks surrounding Plaza Bonita was once described as a “drinking town with a fishing problem.”
And Frommers calls Cabo San Lucas the nightlife capital of Baja. Fortunately many of the most notorious bars are all within easy walking distance from one another.
Some people love the stark austerity of the desert; while others prefer the roiling waters of the ocean. In Los Cabos, you can enjoy both because this is where the desert meets the sea. The contrasting terrain is stunning and dotted with dramatic rock formations, including the region’s best known landmark, El Arco.
Los Cabos is also famous for its big game fishing as well as the amazing sea life that can be found in its waters. Popular activities include whale watching and glass-bottom boat tours that allow you to check out the area’s colorful tropical fish without getting wet.
Does the rush of adrenaline coursing through your veins helps you to relax? Then you’ll be thrilled to discover a slew of exciting activities for every level.
One of the most unique and popular experiences is flyboarding, where you can “fly” through the air or over the water with the help of a personal jetpack strapped to your feet. Prefer your thrills on dry land? Then consider heading to Wild Canyon Activities, where you can go ziplining, ATV riding or cross the longest hanging wooden bridge in the world.
Need a break from partying in Cabo San Lucas? Then take a trip down to San Jose del Cabo, where you’ll find a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere. This town boasts a historic downtown area, art galleries, a mission and restaurants serving authentic Mexican cuisine.