Desert meets ocean at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, where rebellious Cabo San Lucas meets much tamer San Jose del Cabo. Connecting the two is the neutral middle child, The Corridor, with its 20-mile stretch of beachfront resorts, villas, shops, golf courses and fun family activities. You can spend days basking on sandy coves where waters fade from sapphire to aquamarine. And when cocktails and suntans lose their luster, there are endless adventure activities to keep your occupied.
It’s no secret that Los Cabos Mexico is ranked among the top fishing destinations in the world, and the leading location for striped marlin. International anglers cast their lines at Cabo’s numerous tournaments like Bisbee Black & Blue, which has a prize purse in the millions. However, you don’t have to be a competitive fisherman to hire a boat and a guide for a day out on the water.
Virtually every tour boat that ventures into the surrounding waters provides morning or afternoon Los Cabos snorkeling trips, and usually visits two or three separate bays.
True scuba diving enthusiasts will also want to explore the living coral reef off Cabo Pulmo on Baja California Sur’s beautiful East Cape, which boasts the highest concentration of marine life in the Sea of Cortez, and remains one of the best spots to flyboard.
From mid-December to mid-April numerous whale species frequent the area including gray, humpback, sperm, blue, and whale sharks. Gray whales typically arrive in late December and head north come March. Some of the whale watching can be had on the Sea of Cortez, where humpbacks gather to feed in the calmer waters. However, if you’d rather keep your feet dry, simply book a room with a view at a property near Land’s End, and you’re likely to see whales breaching on the horizon.
At the tip of the Baja Peninsula stands the famed El Arco, the iconic rock arch that separates the Pacific from the Sea of Cortez. This jagged rock formation is one of Cabo’s top attractions, not to mention the most photographed image among tourists. Catch a boat to El Arco from the Marina or Playa Medano. Here, you can disembark at Lover’s Beach on the tip of the Land’s End Peninsula and enjoy the famed landmark up-close.