Cabo San Lucas is popular city in Mexico’s Baja California Sur. It is a varied destination which confines the true essence of Baja Peninsula through its various resorts, world class restaurants, championship golf courses and fascinating outdoor activities.
The city prides itself as a hub for cruise ships, sports fishermen, water sport aficionados, nightlife seekers and sport fishermen. Matter of fact, it is now regarded as Mexico’s 2nd fastest growing resort destination. Cabo has become the ultimate destination for those seeking a memorable outdoor adventure.
Cabo has 3 districts. This includes The Corridor, San Jose del Cabo and Can San Lucas. The Corridor pertains to the highway connecting Cabo San Lucas and San Jose. It is currently lined up with condos, golf courses and resorts throughout its stunning coastline. San Jose del Cabo pertains to the “Old Town” nearest the airport. It features that old Mexican Charm mixed with several new resorts.
As for Cabo San Lucas, it is considered as the “Main Town”. It is about 20 mi. from the airport and even Cabo’s entertainment hub. It has the most famous arch. It is deemed as North America’s hottest party town at night. It features a plethora of dining choices and a glittering nightlife. As an all-time favorite wild party destination throughout the Baja Peninsula, many call it “Cabo San Loco” or plainly “Cabo”.
Cabo San Lucas Activities
Aside from the bustling night scene, there are various activities you can do in this exciting city. This includes many watersports and scuba diving activities as well as cruise adventures, ATV offroad biking, buggy rides and a visit to the Cabo San Lucas Glass Factory.
Scuba diving is a favorite activity in Cabo, especially for those who rarely see the sand fall under the water. For a more relaxing scene, there’s Lover’s Beach and a lot of romantic restaurants to go to afterwards. Some places to consider for scuba diving and other water activities are Cabo Surf Safari (has professional surfing instructors); Picante Bluewater Sports (has yachts that range from 24′-75′ and costs around $600-$2,500); and JT Watersports (offers parasailing, kayaking, snorkeling, wave running and sunset cruises to “El Arco” or Lover’s Beach).
Cruise through Cabo San Lucas through Jazz & Wine Tour aboard the Tropicat or via the Reggae Jungle Cruise. Jazz & Wine Tour aboard the Tropicat offers a huge sailing catamaran. Aboard this yacht, you’ll enjoy the breathtaking sunset as you listen to contemporary Jazz music. They have an international bar serving hor d’ouvres and premium wines. Reggae Jungle Cruise, on the other hand, offers snorkeling and whale watching activities along with continental breakfast and lunch while cruising through 2 different reefs.
For those who want to try an ATV offroad adventure, you can go on guided tours through the desert, sand dunes, beach and the mountains. The price for a half day trip is $85 US, inclusive of a mountain bike or ATV, expert tour guide, rappelling gear, energy bars, rappel instructor, beverages and an air conditioned van for round trip transportation.
For Sierra buggy rides via Road Runner Tour, you’ll experience riding through the Boca de las sierra mountain range. This way, you’ll see different kinds of rocky dry river beds, cacti and even Mexico’s UNESCO protected biosphere reserves. You can also swim in one of the hidden freshwater pools of Sierra. The cost for this activity ranges from $150 to $230 US.
A visit to the Cabo San Lucas Glass Factory will surely make your vacation worthwhile. It’s a nice place for the whole family to see an actual centuries-old art – Glass Blowing.
Affordable Cabo San Lucas Resorts and Hotels
Seven Crown Hotel – This hotel is nestled between a liquor store, strip club and a gas station. Adjacent to it is a hospital. This is actually the closest hotel to all the bards and Riu Resort is only a short walk away. The address of this hotel is Boulevard Lazaro Cardenas y 16 de Septiembre I Col. Centro.
Cabo Inn – This is a clean, charming and Bohemian-style hotel with helpful and friendly staff. Amenities include a small rooftop pool, communal kitchen and BBQ area. The marina, beach and several drinking establishments are close by. They also have open air “palapas” with a private Jacuzzi. The address of this hotel is 20 de Noviembre & Leona Vicario Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410.