If you’re looking to get away from all of the European hot spots, here’s a change for you: Cabo San Lucas. This is Baja California at its best, but a lot of people aren’t touching it. Yes, Mexico has its problems, but this destination is beautiful. It’s worth checking out. If you’re on the fence, we hope that this guide gives you a few things to think about.
First and foremost, you should know that this is a city that has a lot to offer. If you want to hit up an all inclusive resort in Cabo San Lucas, you can definitely do that. If you want golfing opportunities, you can definitely find them. If you want amazing restaurants, you will find some of the best dining options in the world. This is a city that caters to tourists in every possible way, which is really not a surprise at all.
It’s just time to make sure that you take things into your own hands at every turn.
There’s really three main zones of Cabo — the Old Town, the Main Town, and the Corridor. Where you want to be depends on what you like to do. If you’re trying to go for nightlife for young folks, you gotta hit Main Town. If you want more of the old fashioned charm, you need to go with San Jose del Cabo.
No matter which side of Cabo you pick, you’re in for a wild ride. It’s a high energy type of place. If you’re looking for something more laid back, you might want to think about hanging out somewhere else for your holiday. This is where people come to meet new people, socialize, party, and really live it up — far, far away from home, of course. 🙂
Cabo is a place where you really don’t want to forget your camera at home. And no, not just your cell phone camera. Break out the big guns, baby. There’s plenty to shoot here. You want to make sure that you see the whales around the coastline. Yes, that’s right — whales! Real, real, whales. They are a thick population too.
We liked the views at Land’s End as well. This is where you have a lot of different rock formations that are literally carved into weird shapes through wind and water power. Wow!
If you’re way into scuba diving, you’re going to be in for a treat. If you’re into surfing, you’re going to have plenty of time to surf.
Fishing? You don’t know good fishing until you’ve hit Cabo. Sport fishing is very popular here, and you can nail big marlins, sailfish, and some dorados too. It’s all in the mix, but it can be pretty pricey. Make sure that you come prepared to spend money on a big charter if you’re really interested in fishing all day.
There are some nice cruises available if you’re intrigued by going around the Pacific. They’ll drop you back off in Cabo, so you aren’t going to miss a thing.
Going offroad with 4×4’s is a big pastime in Cabo, and you can rent your own offroad vehicle. If you want to take a guided tour, you can go rock climbing and rappelling.
Remember that this is a tourist’s playground, so there’s plenty of great stuff to buy. You will find plenty of high end stuff over at the Shoppes at Palmilla, but that’s not the only place. You’ll also want to check out San Jose Del Cabo’s range of shops. These are priced cheaper, and they focus more on the traditional side of Mexican life. There’s plenty of sweet goodies to take back home, if you’re really interested in that type of thing.
We can’t really cover the wonders of Cabo San Lucas if you’re not willing to talk about the food, right? There’s “Mexican” and there’s flat out, traditional Mexican fare. You’ll find plenty of both types here, but tons of authentic food. If you have a heart for steak, you’ll be able to find that as well. Of course, since it’s a tourist place, you’ll also be able to find Chinese, French, Thai and even Italian dining options. A lot of the traditional places to eat will incorporate fresh seafood caught the same day, which is a nice surprise.
Since this is Mexico, you can count on having different things to drink. Mexico actually has some pretty fine wines, but most people don’t talk about them. You can find plenty of different beers to try out, and the margaritas are fantastic — but strong, so be careful!
Budget living is a good fit for Cabo, but there’s plenty of luxury options if you’re ready to start living large and in charge. You will be spoiled and catered to. If you’re going with a resort, you’ll find a wide variety of activities to do on the resort grounds, including going to a spa.
Don’t forget that you can always get out and explore the Baja Peninsula as well. There’s La Paz, which is a history buff’s dream destination. It’s not that far from Cabo, so you can always get back into town when you’re ready to go to bed.
There’s so much to do in Cabo San Lucas that we really doubt you could get bored. Still, we hope that this guide lets you know about a few things here and there. If you want something different, going to Cabo is definitely going to give you that. Check it out today, while it’s still on your mind!