Cabo San Lucas, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortes (also called the Gulf of California) at a natural stone arch formation "El Arco", jumps around the clock with shops, restaurants and nightclubs, the Marina and the mariachis. Approaching by air across the Sea of Cortés (which separates the Baja from the rest of Mexico) the visitor first sees contrast: the craggy peaks of the Sierra de la Laguna form a backdrop to miles of golden beach, blue water and dramatic red rock formations; saguaro cactus, palms and cultivated gardens cover the pale gold desert landscape. UNESCO declared 244 islands and protected areas of the Sea of Cortez a World Heritage Site.
Whales in Cabo San Lucas Cabo San Lucas is a bustling hub for sport fishermen, cruise ships, handicraft vendors, water sport aficionados and nightlife seekers. The area is considered the second fastest growing resort destination in all of Mexico and particularly busy with visitors during the winter high season, November to February. With some of the best all-around sport fishing in the world and every water sport imaginable, Cabo is the ultimate destination for travelers looking for outdoor adventure.
In spite of all the tourists, Cabo manages to retain something of a small town feel. Besides the full service marina, Cabo San Lucas's main attractions include an underwater nature preserve only a few minutes' boat ride from the harbor and the striking Land's End rock formations at one end of the bay, with a pristine beach right around the corner. Cabo San Lucas is the only coastal resort in Mexico with a nature preserve within its city limits.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is nowadays the world capital of golf and the favorite destination for divers and game fishing lovers (the sea of Cortez is home to world-class Marlin fishing). However, Cabo San Lucas will suit any travelers' taste, thanks to the great hotel infrastructure, wide assortment of restaurants and nightclubs and beautiful beaches.