LOS Cabos Vacations
Cabo San Lucas together with San Jose Del Cabo is known as "Los Cabos". Los Cabos is located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula and comprised primarily of two towns, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, that are linked by a 20-mile Corridor lined with world-class resort properties and championship golf. Cabo San Lucas, noted for its vitality and nightlife, offers a variety of attractions, including The Marina, which features 380 slips accommodating vessels up to 200 feet, along with boasting one of the highest quality of services and amenities expected at luxury yachting marinas. There is also El Arco, a natural rock formation in the shape of an arch which lies adjacent to Playa Del Amor (Lover's Beach) where couples can stroll hand in hand when the tide is low. In Cabo San Lucas, water enthusiasts can dive and view gardens of black coral and waterfalls of sand as they glide with the sea life under clear, warm water.
In 1990 rock musician Sammy Hagar of Van Halen opened a nightclub and restaurant, the Cabo Wabo Cantina, with the three other members of Van Halen. In the mid-nineties he bought out his bandmates and assumed complete ownership of the club. He is known to play live at the club at least once a year with his band, the Wabos, on his birthday, October 13, and shows often include many famous guests and friends from the music industry. Other clubs in Cabo include Pink Kitty Nightclub, Mandala, El Squid Roe, No Worrys Bar & Grill, Giggling Marlin, Nowhere Bar, Tiki Bar, the Usual Suspects and the Jungle Bar. Tourists may also ride horses through the desert and parasail on the beach. The English language newspaper for Cabo San Lucas, the biweekly Gringo Gazette, has news on tourist activities in Cabo San Lucas, San Jose, Todos Santos, La Paz, and the East Cape Baja.
San Jose del Cabo is reminiscent of an older time, where the days are longer and the mood softer. However, its attractions are just as desirable as the more upbeat Cabo San Lucas. The Old Jesuit Mission, known as Parroquia San Jose, has a history dating back to the 1730's, and The Estero, an estuary with an endless variety of colorful birds and wildlife are just two of the town's many attractions.
Cabo San Lucas's raucous party atmosphere and San Jose's laid-back colonial style are bridged by a golf course and resort studded Tourist Corridor that stretches between the two towns in twenty miles of pristine beaches and craggy coves. Also known as the corredor del oro (Golden Corridor), the Corridor is where most tourists go and where newcomers settle down in retirement homes. Exclusive hotels and gated residential communities, attracting a wide clientele of the rich and famous, are found here. Many of these properties have become havens to Hollywood stars, Fortune 500 CEOs, and even the US President during the 2002 Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC). High-end resorts in the Corridor include the One&Only Palmilla, Esperanza, and Las Ventanas. Chileno Beach, located in the Chileno Bay, is one of the most frequented beaches in the Corridor. Its nearby coral reefs attract tropical fish and snorkelers to the area.
Beginning just north of San Jose, the East Cape stretches nearly a hundred miles along the Sea of Cortes eastward and northward past Los Barriles. This beautiful stretch of desert coastline is still mostly undeveloped, however the towns of Los Barriles and Buena Vista are thriving fishing and tourist communities offering lodging, local cuisine and pangas to rent for a day casting your line in the deep. The East Cape is also the windsurfing center of Los Cabos, as well as being home to the more remote Cabo Pulmo which draws divers to the most northerly coral reef in the Pacific.
At the other end of The Corridor beginning just north of Cabo San Lucas, the Pacific Coastline is developing rapidly, with electricity and other services pushing north from Los Cabos and south from Todos Santos to ensure development of several exclusive residential projects. While much of this spectacular coastline is still undeveloped, a paved highway provides easy access and sightseeing, including frequent whale sightings during their winter months of migration.
Today Los Cabos is visited annually by thousands of tourists who enjoy world-class fishing, golf, water sports, spas, shopping and more. And its growing number of luxury resort properties features a level of amenities and fine dining that is attracting elite groups for meetings and conventions, not to mention a Hollywood celeb or two. But the Tip of Baja wasn't always that way.