- Destination Management Companies (DMC)
The Sea of Cortez teems with colorful and bountiful undersea life.
Underwater visibility can reach
120 feet at times. Water temperatures can soar into the low 80's in
summer and the 70's at other times of the year. Several shipwrecks,
caves and canyon dives are available. Two of the most popular dives
include Cabo Pulmo and Sand Falls. The National Marine Reserve of Cabo
Pulmo in the East Cape offers shallow water dives with colorful fish on
a live coral reef (the only one found on North America's west coast).
Just off the tip of Land's End in Cabo San Lucas, you'll find the
undersea Sand Falls, discovered by Jacques Costeau,. A cascading fall
of sand forms a unique spectacle on this wall dropping 1,200 feet. This
90 foot deep water dive offers a glimpse of some of the tropical sand
larger fish. There are many small coves and beaches for snorkeling
beautiful Santa Maria Bay, Playa Palmilla, Chileno Bay, and famous Playa
del Amor (Lover's Beach) at Land's end.
Golf & Tennis
Los Cabos is probably Mexico's premier golf destination with five
championship-caliber courses designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus,
Roy Dye and Robert Trent Jones Jr with another five under construction.
Other courses and a public nine-hole
course in San Jose del Cabo mean that the golfer will have many
opportunities to golf between the sea and the desert. Reservations are
usually required. Some of the more prominent courses include Cabo del
Sol, Palmilla, Cabo Real, and Cabo San Lucas Country Club. Most larger
hotels offer at least two tennis courts with lights. Check with your
Married in Cabo
and more, couples are deciding to tie the knot in Cabo on the
beach, in an antique church or at any number of breathtaking locations
that have made Cabo weddings so popular. Expert wedding planners will
plan your perfect wedding in Cabo so that your wedding goes off
without a hitch. Whether you're eloping or inviting your closest 200
friends, Cabo is THE place to begin your new life together. See the
Married in Mexico
guide for more information.
Hiking & Biking
Los Cabos offer many areas of unique terrain for hiking and mountain
biking. Local tour companies will assist you if needed. Areas such as
the Sierra de Laguna with it's forests and lush valleys, the waterfalls
near the town of Santiago, and the East Cape's coastal dirt road route
test the adventurer. Touring bicycles can be rented in both Cabo San
San Jose del Cabo, but if you're into serious riding, bring your own.
Sportfishing and Boating
Los Cabos offers some of the finest fishing in the world. The area
holds numerous world records, and over 40,000 marlin and sailfish are
hooked each year with the majority being released. The area offers many
species of game fish including dorado, wahoo, yellowtail, and
roosterfish. You can choose between full day charters or smaller pangas
for half day excursions. Several major tournaments are held each year
including the Bisbee Black and Blue Marlin and For Pete's Sake in the
Surfing, Windsurfing and Other Watersports
The tip of the Baja Peninsula offers many areas for the surfer
including Todos Santos to the north and the East Cape, heading east and
northeast of San Jose del Cabo. Local surf is available at Zippers and
near San Jose del Cabo as one of the popular spots. If you are
interested in windsurfing, head for Los Barriles and Buena Vista north
of San Jose del Cabo on the East Cape where the wind conditions are
ideal, especially from November through March.
Whale watching in Baja California is from January through April. An
estimated 11,000 gray whales make this journey of over 10,000 miles to
bear their calves and frolic in Pacific Coast lagoons to the north of
Los Cabos. Some continue south, veering around Land's End and into the
warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. Day air tours and multi-day land
tours are available.
Cabo Outdoor Activities
Los Cabos' predictable climate and varied terrain, make for the perfect
place to be
active. Included in this are beach and mountain horseback
riding, canyon hiking, ATV
riding, ocean kayaking, birdwatching, jet skiing
and sailing. If you want to see the sites or experience the adventure
of a lifetime,
check out tour companies that offer sightseeing and shopping trips to
Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and nearby Todos Santos, as
well as regularly scheduled diving, snorkeling, kayaking, horseback
riding and ATV expeditions.
The Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), located in San Jose del
Cabo, is where most
visitors start their Cabo vacation. There are currently three terminals
at the airport and a fourth is under construction. The official airport
site has not been updated since 2005, but Wikipedia has an up-to-date
list of the terminals and the airlines they serve. Air
service is available from major
US cities. After clearing
immigration and customs, you will pass through a room full of timeshare
transportation to your destination. Unless you want to participate in a
timeshare presentation however,
smile and say "No gracias" then head straight for the transportation
desk to book a seat on a shared shuttle (makes numerous stops along the
way), grab a taxi (very expensive!), take the bus or
rent a car.
Bus service along the Corridor to and from San Jose and Cabo San Lucas
is available for 25 pesos per passenger near Terminal 1 but don't look
for signs - there are none. You need to stand at the stop sign (Alto)
on the traffic return loop near Terminal 1 in order to catch your ride.
in town, taxis are readily available, but for about $2 you can
climb on a public bus and travel between
the two towns safely and easily.
Car Rentals in Cabo
All major car rental companies and many little known companies
rent cars at the airport, hotels and other locations
throughout Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. If you
rent a car, be sure to carry insurance coverage or purchase some from
the car rental company. In the unlikely event that you are involved in
an accident, you will be required to have insurance or face severe
penalties. Don't say we didn't warn you.