Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos in general has experienced a “population explosion” especially since the “Hollywood crowd” has discovered it. What was once a relatively sleepy fishing village, Cabo San Lucas has turned into what could be called the Monte Carlo of Baja California/Mexico (without the casino) adorned with stunningly beautiful topography and dramatic homesite. Let’s start with what’s to do in general as a tourist.
Prime season throughout the region is December – April. Temperatures hover in the low to mid-70s. August is the hottest month with temps in the low 90s. There is a plethora of things to do in and around Cabo San Lucas when the weather cooperates since many activities revolve around the water.
Recreational activities in the area include what one might expect at a resort besides swimming – sunset cruises, glass bottom boat rides. fishing paragliding, golf, zip lining, snorkeling, kayaking, Jeep and ATM tours and all-day tours to some of the nearby towns. You also can visit the Hotel California made famous by the Eagles.
Swim-friendly beaches dot the stretch of land known as Los Cabos but the main beach close to downtown Cabo San Lucas is called Playa El Medano. This enormous swarth of sand wraps around the cove that buttresses the Sea of Cortez and it may be the only place where humans and pelicans swim together.
A number of cafes and restaurants line the beach that also is patrolled by souvenir vendors dressed in white. Some look like walking display cases selling everything from jewelry to blankets to baskets to wooden bowls. The costume jewelry is cheap and the wooden bowls are of high quality. More “upscale” shopping is available at the aptly-named Luxury Ave Mall near the marina.
One activity that may or may not be on your bucket list is looking at time shares. We sat through two just to get the “gift” being offered but the properties were vey tempting. The sales pitches were intense and time consuming but one can find the vacation “home” of their dreams in this part of Mexico at one of many luxurious resorts. .