The beautiful region of Los Cabos, on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, extends from the town of Cabo San Lucas towards San José del Cabo and is renowned for its dramatic, desert-meets-ocean coastline.
The two towns possess contradictory personalities despite being just 50km apart. To the west, Cabo San Lucas buzzes with nightlife, while San José del Cabo offers a tranquil escape. Here’s our pick of six things to do around Los Cabos.
Playa del Amor – Lover’s Beach
Accessible only by boat, Playa del Amor is renowned as a place to escape civilisation. The beach offers soft white sand, impressive rock formations and clear azure water, often without another human in sight.
The Spa at Las Ventanas
Uniting the indoor and outdoor environment, and with a display of palms and rock pools, this luscious spa provides the ultimate in decadent self-rejuvenation. Visitors are given rooms that link to private terraces and can indulge in personalised spa and salon treatments.
Cabo Wabo Cantina
For evening entertainment, Cabo Wabo Cantina can’t be missed. The lively Mexican cantina offers music from international musicians – and there is impeccable food and drinks, including the venue’s own specialty tequila.
Sailing and kayaking
The spectacular coastline boasts myriad marine life and sparkling water, and is best taken in by boat. Sailing tours operated by Viator run in the Bay of San Lucas and give you the opportunity to snorkel in the beautiful natural marine park of Santa Maria Bay.
Hiking Mt Solmar
Looking for a challenge? Hiking Mt Solmar will certainly get your adrenalin pumping. Pack plenty of water, though, as the hike up isn’t a leisurely stroll. The views from the top, which overlook the Pacific side of Lover’s Beach (often dubbed ‘Divorce Beach’ due to its dangerous current!) make this difficult climb worthwhile.
Hacienda Cocina Y Cantina
Where better to relax after a long, hard day of exploring Los Cabos than a beachfront restaurant? This Mexican-style bar and cantina provides open-air dining, with tables propped directly into the sand. Menu highlights include smoked tuna empanadas, sea bass ceviche and lobster and shrimp empanadas.
Original article by Laura Box published here