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Los Cabos San Lucas, Mexico is located at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. Los Cabos as a whole consist of a corridor stretching from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo. Due to its proximity to the US, Los Cabos has become one of Mexico's most popular coastal stop. Plenty of fishing, hotels and golf courses. Nightlife in Cabo San Lucas is full of beats.
The breathtaking beauty of the natural landscape in southern Baja remains almost prehistoric: high mountains roll down to arid hills and plains of stark serenity that extend to the water's edge, one of the rare places in the world where a living desert meets the sea. Hummingbirds flit among desert flowers, giant iguanas sun lazily beneath soaring cactuses, and the hot sun is almost ever present.
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At the southern tip of this pristine landscape lies a cluster of increasingly intense development. Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo and the 20-mile corridor of land between them, now known collectively as Los Cabos, lay in isolation at the tip of the Baja peninsula until the road linking it to the United States border at Tijuana was paved in 1973.
International hotel chains cleared seaside cliffs and built enormous hotels in a style that can only be described as BEAUTY. Cruise ships filled the harbor. Golf courses grew in a desert that receives only a few inches of rain.
By the 1990's Los Cabos was created. Flights arrive at the international airport north of San José del Cabo from New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Forth Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.
Most visitors who stay in the center of Cabo San Lucas simply use it as a base for sport fishing and golfing. There are many pleasures to be had in Los Cabos, which now receives nearly half a million tourists a year, five times the local population. But most of them must be found offshore or off-road. At the marina, boats run regularly to El Arco, at the very end of the land where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez. The rock formations are magnificent. Swimming and snorkeling are pleasant at nearby Playa del Amor, or Love Beach. There are sunset tours on the boats that depart by 6:30 p.m.
In winter, usually from mid-December through late February, great gray whales swim down from the straits of Alaska and Siberia to frolic with their offspring. Any hotel can set you up with a whale-watching trip.
About an hour and a half northeast of Cabo San Lucas, at the Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort, kayakers and snorkelers have the company of sea lions and tropical fish. The resort looks like a little village, and the landscape is largely unspoiled. The resort abuts a national marine preserve, established by the Mexican government in 1995, that shelters a living coral reef, a rarity on the West Coast of Western North America.
A traveler's experience of Los Cabos depends a great deal on where one stays. In the big chain hotels along the corridor built by Sheraton, Westin, Hilton, Fiesta Americana, among other guests are placed at a deliberate remove from Mexico, in an international sphere of protection from its elements. You can eat American food, watch American television, spend American dollars and leave without having heard a word of Spanish.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso is a totally over-the-top experience. One of the most expensive hotels in the Western Hemisphere, where an oceanfront one-bedroom suite is $2,500 a night. Situated in the middle of the corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, it has a spa, two restaurants. That oceanfront suite offers more than a nice view: its own pool and Jacuzzi, for starters, and a telescope for watching the stars.
Twin Dolphin, a hotel of great charm and comfort at far more manageable prices. Very little man-made mangling intrudes on the view, only the hills to the west and the Sea of Cortez to the east. A perfect beach lies below, and a short walk away is Los Cabos's best bay for swimming and snorkeling. It offers something rare: peace and quiet. There are no telephones or televisions in the rooms. The calm that wafts over the clientele spreads and deepens as time passes.
Los Cabos Mexico Golf - When it comes to top-of-the-line golf courses, Los Cabos leads the pack. Golf is such a draw that there are dozens of daily flights to the area, many carrying passengers with nothing but golf and relaxation on their minds. The 18-hole golf course at the Cabo del Sol resort in the area called The Corridor was designed by none other than Jack Nicklaus and ranks among the world’s top courses.
One & Only Palmilla, a hacienda-style hideaway once a favorite of John Wayne, Desi Arnaz and Bing Crosby, Nicklaus designed his first signature Latin American course, the Palmilla Golf Club, a 27-hole course heralded by experts as one of the toughest to tackle. From towering cacti and deep arroyos to breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez, the course ensures golfers of every skill level a memorable and exciting game. In 2004, the One&Only was also awarded the Best Golf Course in Mexico from Conde Nast Traveler.
You can also test your endurance at the Robert Trent Jones-designed 36-hole course found at the Cabo Real Golf Club or visit a local favorite, the El Dorado Golf Club. Other top courses in the area include the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Ocean and Golf Resort, the Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos, the Melia Los Cabos all Suites Oceanfront Spa & Golf Resort, the Querencia, the Cabo San Lucas Country Club and the San Jose Golf Course.