Los Cabos

Los Cabos

In a land known for its inexpensive travel destinations, Los Cabos, Mexico, is one of the priciest. Los Cabos is also one of the most popular, as travelers are willing to pay handsomely for what the area has to offer: fine beaches, world-class restaurants, sumptuous resorts, excellent golf courses, lively nightlife and some of the best sportfishing in the world.

Los Cabos (the Capes) is not actually a town: It’s the name Mexican tourism officials bestowed upon two once-remote Baja California communities—Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo—and the stretch of coast, known as the Corredor Turistico (Tourist Corridor), that connects them.

Geography

Known as Los Cabos, the region is made up of the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, as well as a 20-mi/32-km stretch of shoreline called the Corredor Turistico (Tourist Corridor) that connects these two towns.

The four-lane highway traversing the Corridor parallels the coast and is lined with upscale resort developments and golf courses. Los Cabos lies at the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula in the state of Baja California Sur. The dramatic juxtaposition of desert against the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez is striking.

The Baja Peninsula is bounded to the west by the Pacific Ocean and to the east by the Sea of Cortez, which is also sometimes called the Gulf of California. Los Cabos’ most distinctive geographic feature is El Arco, a wave-cut arch and headland jutting out into the sea at Land’s End, the tip of the Baja Peninsula.