Los Cabos

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The geography of the region is absolutely diverse. It is a mixture of a virgin desert, white sandy beaches and naked cliffs. “Arka”, a distinctive feature of the region, located at the peak of the Land End, is the hallmark of these places. “Arch” is exactly in the place where the Pacific meets the Sea of ​​Cortez. It was formed because of the water washing it from two sides.

Hotels in Los Cabos

The Los Cabos Hotel Association includes more than 51 hotels and 10,000 rooms, from boutique hotels to gran Turismo hotels, stretching from the East Cape to San Jose del Cabo, around a luxury road, along the Cabo San Lucas and the beaches of the Pacific of the ocean.

Novelty – Grand Velas Los Cabos Hotel

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 The family company Grand Velas has been providing the level 5 Diamonds service to tourists for 20 years – luxury rooms, comfortable rooms for events and the highest quality cuisine. This has already been appreciated by guests of this brand hotels on the Riviera Nayarit in Puerto Vallarta and on the Riviera Maya in the Playa del Carmen area.

In 2016 Velas Resort opened its new hotel in Los Cabos, which became the only luxurious all-inclusive resort in the area. From private terraces offers spectacular ocean views, among the 304 rooms there are suites with jacuzzi and swimming pools, two-story suites, rooms for admirers of welness, etc. In restaurants there are two chefs, an obsidian of the Mishenov star, a famous Mexican sommelier who manages 2500 selected bottles of wine. The world-class spa center combines modern procedures and authentic, based on ancient rituals. 6 restaurants, 4 bars, a tequila and mezkla tasting room, a coffee shop, a seafood bar, an extensive entertainment program, butler services, a children’s club and a separate club for teens. Finally,

Despite the fact that the official language of the Los Cabos region is Spanish, English is also widely spoken.

Time zone in Los Cabos

The average time of the mountain states, which is one hour longer than the Pacific Standard Time, is one hour less than the Central Standard Time and two hours less than the Eastern Standard Time.

Beaches of Los Cabos

On the territory from San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas there are 20 magnificent beaches. The most famous of them is the beach of Costa Azul – a real paradise for surfers; Palmyya beach, a favorite place for photographers; the bay of Santa Maria, famous for its marine reserves and soil; beach Chileno, excellent for swimming and snorkeling; El Medano beach, Cabo San Lucas water sports center and Love Beach, which can only be reached by water and is located next to the famous “Arch”, where the Sea of ​​Cortez and the Pacific Ocean are connected. Many of these beaches are secluded, others are crowded. Some have restaurants and changing rooms, others do not. The flow is quite strong, so visitors are advised to pay attention to pointers and seek advice before swimming.

Chyleno Beach

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Chile is one of the most famous beaches of Los Cabos. Located at 14 km. tourist corridor, it is famous for its enchanting views, and thanks to the proximity of the reef, it is a favorite place for diving and kayaking.

The beach is well equipped with shower cabins, restrooms, deck chairs, and street vendors can buy the most necessary things. And for car enthusiasts in sufficient quantity parking spaces are provided.

Approximately by noon from Chilno depart tours to the coral reef, there you can agree on renting a kayak or equipment for diving.
It should be noted that this segment of the coastal zone of the resort of Los Cabos prohibits the use of motorized swimming equipment – nothing will prevent a carefree holiday on one of the best beaches of the Pacific Ocean.

Beach of Lovers

Beach lovers (Playa del Amante) is one of the most famous beaches of Los Cabos with unusual forms of rocks and caves.

Local waters are rich in different kinds of fish and are perfect for diving. You can often see seals, sea lions, pelicans and other birds. The most convenient way to reach the beach by boat from the city of Cabo San Lucas.

Médano Beach

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The beach of Medano is located in the town of Cabo San Lucas. It features a convenient entrance to the water and proximity to night entertainment. Nearby hotels: ME Cabo , Cabo Villas Beach Resort and Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos .

Palmyma Beach (Palmilla)

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On the beach of Palmyya are Las Ventanas al Paraiso, One & Only Palmilla , Zoetry Casa Del Mar and Esperanza, An Auberge Resort.

Nesting of sea turtles on the beaches of Los Cabos

From June to December, thousands of sea turtles sail to Los Cabos for egg laying. It is expected that there will be a lot of them on the beaches of Palma, Chile and Santa Maria. Why on them?

They have a prestigious ecological certificate Blue Flag, which is awarded to the cleanest and well-equipped beaches of seaside towns or to their own hotel beaches.
Many Los Cabos hotels organize special events – together with guests they find and save eggs of turtles, and then help them to reach the sea unscathed.

What to do in Los Cabos

Whale watching

From December to April, in Los Cabos, you can see a gray whale, blue whale, Bryde Belly, sei whale, fin whale and humpback whale. It is the latter that is most interesting for observation, and the best place for this is the Sea of ​​Cortez, where humpback whales come to lead the offspring. In addition, interesting are gray whales that migrate to the San Ignacio lagoon and the Magdalena Bay.

Purchases

In San Jose del Cabo, guests are offered a wide range of exclusive boutiques and galleries with high-quality works of art, handicrafts, jewelry, clothing and much more. Cabo San Lucas boasts a large selection of clothing stores and handicrafts, outdoor bazaars, souvenir shops and markets, as well as a shopping center with famous boutiques – Luxury Avenue Los Cabos.

Eco-events

Whale watching , walking tours, mountain biking, bird watching, rock climbing, mining, camel safaris, horseback riding and swimming with a whale shark.

Water sports

Scuba diving with akvalagnom, snorkeling, parasailing, surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, water skiing, sailing, kayaking.

Surfing

In summer, the local waters will be the best for the conquerors of waves from around the world, striving for the Pacific coast of Mexico. Three main locations are best for surfing: the southern side of the Eastern Cape, Zipper’s beach in the Costa Azul and the west coast of the California peninsula.

In addition, in June Los Cabos Open of Surf is held.

Horseback riding

Horse riding on the beach, horse riding centers, excursions in the desert.

More information about horseback riding in Los Cabos can be found in our article about the equestrian center Cuadra San Francisco.

Fishing

Los Cabos is one of the best destinations for fishing in the world – here you can catch more marlin and swordfish than anywhere else on the planet. Catch and release is a general rule. Known worldwide sporting events for fishing are annually held in Los Cabos.

Golf in Mexico: Los Cabos

Los Cabos is rapidly becoming a “mecca” for championship golf with fields designed by professionals in the design of golf courses, such as Robert Trent Jones II, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weisskopf. Los Cabos is represented by the following golf courses:

  • Cabo del Sol – The Ocean Course
  • Cabo del Sol – The Desert Course
  • Cabo Real Golf Club
  • Cabo San Lucas Country Club
  • Club Campestre San José
  • El Dorado Golf & Beach Club (private)
  • Mayan Country Club Los Cabos
  • One & Only Palmilla Golf Club
  • Puerto Los Cabos
  • Querencia Golf Course (private)
  • Diamond Cabo San Lucas (private)

Read our separate material on golf tourism in Los Cabos.

Tennis

In August in Los Cabos is a tennis tournament – Abierto Los Cabos. In 2016, confirmed the fifteenth world racket Austrian Dominic Tim, who occupies the 23rd line of the ranking of Bernard Tomic, Croat Ivo Karlovich and others. The prize fund will be 800 thousand dollars.

The tournament will be held from 8 to 13 August at the hard courts of Delmar International School, and the official hotel of the event will be the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar. Thus, in 2016, Los Cabos will host the tournament for the first time under the auspices of the ATP and will be ranked alongside the other Pacific resort of  Acapulco , where Abierto Mexicano Telcel is held – the open Mexican tennis championship.

Film Festival

In November in Los Cabos, the annual Cabo Film Festival starts, a film festival featuring the best art and documentaries from Mexico, the United States and Canada.
It consists of two main sections. In the first – Los Cabos Competition – tapes come from all participating countries, and in the second – Mexico Firts – only Mexican paintings. In addition, there is a section Work & Progress, which, as the name implies, will get the works that are at the production stage.

Spa in Los Cabos

This direction is different in that in Los Cabos are the most luxurious spa in all of Mexico. Some of the spa hotels in the hotels are oriented to the world market and offer soothing therapies, while others emphasize the authentic Mexican concept using proprietary procedures using natural ingredients from the Bach peninsula such as aloe, clay, grass, desert flowers due to its healing properties.

Restaurants and nightlife

Los Cabos is gaining a reputation for its magnificent branded cuisine, which is highly appreciated by tourists from all over the world. In Los Cabos there are dozens of gourmet restaurants with different styles and types of cuisine. Elegant restaurants with covered snow-white tables, street bistros, restaurants-hacienda with dancers and live music, beach restaurants and cute little eateries. Here are the tastes of Italy, France, Japan, and also the American continents. Mexican cuisine is something that any tourist should definitely try. Local seafood dishes are highly appreciated, they can be found in the menu of almost any restaurant. Nightlife can be as calm as the waves and stars … or as intense as the first hours after midnight in the famous clubs of Cape.

Sunset Da Mona Lisa Restaurant

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It serves Italian cuisine and interesting seafood dishes. Included in the Top 10 romantic restaurants in Los Cabos by USA Today and in the Top 4 restaurants with the world’s best views according to BuzzFeed . It is located in close proximity to the luxurious The Cape, a Thompson Hotel .