Cabo is located at the end of the Baja peninsula and is now the fastest growing resort destination in all of Mexico. Cabo or Los Cabos refers to both cities, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, plus the stretch of resorts in between.
Here’s the difference between the two. Cabo San Lucas draws most of the tourists and spring breakers, while San Jose del Cabo gives you a quieter and more authentic experience. Because we were on a cruise and had limited time to explore, we only explored Cabo San Lucas. It was off season, so it was a rather quiet experience too. We’ll just have to come back for you later, San Jose del Cabo.
Visit El Arco De Cabo San Lucas And Land’s End: El Arco is their most famous landmark in Cabo and Land’s End is just the end of the Baja peninsula. This is a stop on almost all water activities you book. Approximately every four years, the tide changes and the beach emerges so you can walk underneath the Arch. Unfortunately, for us, it wasn’t the right time, but the arch still looks very beautiful regardless. We were told that it occurred unseasonably last year, so the cycle might be irregular now.
Go For A Swim At Lover’s Beach (PLAYA Del Amore) & Walk Along Divorce Beach:
These are two connected beaches. Lover’s Beach is on the bay side and is much more calm, while Divorce Beach has turbulent waves and we were cautioned not to swim there because of the rip currents. It’s like a relationship. One side is more calm, while the other turbulent. Although the beaches are connected, we noticed that it gets much more crowded on Lover’s Beach even for people who are simply sunbathing.
Window to the Pacific:You will see this on any boat ride to El Arco, but if you want to get up as close as we did, you have to take a water taxi or glass bottom boat. All the others do drive bys.
Take A Glass Bottom Boat Ride To Land’s End, Lover’s Beach and The Window To The Pacific: This is the cheapest and most perfect way to see all the major landmarks. We originally were just looking for a cheap water taxi for transportation to Lover’s Beach, but they ended up having a glass bottom too. On top of getting a great tour of Cabo San Lucas, you get to see lots of fish through the glass without having to get wet. They typically go for $10-15 a person round trip, but we negotiated them down to $6 a person and tipped them well after.
Chillax At Chileno Beach (PLAYA Chileno): This is a quiet beach 9 miles east of Cabo San Lucas that is popular with the locals. It’s rated one of the cleanest beaches in all of Mexico and perfect if you’re looking for a chill place to relax. You can also bring your own snorkel gear and snorkel on your own here. We had a guided trip that took us by boat to this spot and Santa Maria Bay.
Cabo San Lucas, a resort city on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, is known for its beaches, water-based activities and nightlife. Playa El Médano is Cabo’s main beach, with outdoor restaurants and numerous bars. Past the marina is Land's End promontory, site of Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach) and El Arco, a natural archway in the seacliffs.