Los Cabos is located at the southernmost tip of Baja California, and is known by locals as “the end of the Earth”. With its dry climate, ambient sea temperatures, natural beauty and universal vacation appeal, Los Cabos is a perfect place to visit any time of the year.
The region is divided into three main areas: Cabo San Lucas, which is located on the south west of the Baja Peninsula, San Jose del Cabo to the south east, and The Corridor, a 20 mile-long stretch of land that connects the two. Located on the coastline Los Cabos is well known for “El Arco”, the famous arch-shaped rock formation just off the coast which acts as a landmark that indicates the meeting point of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean.
The Sea of Cortez, famously named as “The aquarium of the world” by Jacques Cousteau, is brimming with an incredible variety of marine life, including massive schools of fish, beautifully colored and shaped coral, rays and much more. This is an exciting location for snorkeling and diving, and also provides a fantastic opportunity for whale watching during the months of January through March. Amongst others, humpbacks and gray whales are plentiful as they follow their migratory paths south from Alaska.
When it comes to activities for the family, Los Cabos offers something for every visitor, whether it be gravity defying flyboarding experiences, thrilling off-road mountain biking adventures or even vertigo-inducing zip lining tours. Incredible educational options are available for kids at the marina where they can participate in a variety of programs that allow them to swim with dolphins. After an exhilarating adrenaline-filled day, an evening is never complete without a visit to the Wabo Cantina. A well-known bar owned by Sammy Hagar of the band Van Halen. Hagar plays at the club every year on his birthday, and many famous bands perform at the club throughout the year.
While many of the locals speak English, attempting to learn some Spanish will go a long way to enhancing the quality of your trip. Get the kids involved and teach them a couple of phrases to make their vacation fun, friendlier, educational and interactive. Some important phrases to use include:
“por favor” (please)
“gracias” (thank you)
“de nada” (you’re welcome)
Also a simple “no gracias” is understood by all.
A very safe Mexican vacation destination, Los Cabos covers the full spectrum from sea to semi-arid desert to rugged mountains. Perfect for every member of the family, the region’s great potential as a vacation spot is rooted in the natural versatility that Mexico has to offer. No matter what your travel style, Los Cabos has got you covered.