Trip to Los Cabos B.C.S. México
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Los Cabos a very beautiful Mexican beach destination is situated on the southern tip of México's Baja California peninsula. This is made of two little towns: Cabo San Lucas located on the East, and San José del Cabo (main municipality) on the West and a resort touristic corridor as well aprox. 36 km. long.
So that, the beaches of San José and the corridor are part of "Sea the Cortez" in contrast to those of Cabo San Lucas where is the place you can find a very famous arch where the land ends and so does "Sea the Cortez" and Pacific ocean just meets this sea.
Los Cabos, offers travelers a very special and unique viewing of dramatic desert, beautiful blue waters and white sand beaches making it a perfect place for enjoying and spending a great time with the family, or in special occasions such as honeymoons, for mature travelers, golfers, eco tourists or sightseers.
One of the most interesting and important attractions to visit there, would be its famous arch in Cabo San Lucas, which is a very special rock formation well known as the land's end the furthest you can go from the border to the South in Baja California which is the place Pacific ocean meets the Sea of Cortez and quite possible you will see surroundings here the sea lion colony and the pelican rocks.
This trip started with our flying by interjet air company which offered a good service, price and punctuality. We arrived at San José del Cabo airport on time. The place was crowded mostly of travelers coming from Canada and USA. As a matter of fact this surprised me a litttle because of the fact, we were traveling last days of May, and first days of June. So, we all in México had barely started to recover of swine flu and it had been a hard time for tourism industry in México in the May month.
Anyway, I guess, may be we were very lucky of this new sort of refresh wave of visitors. The thing was we knew our best choice to move there and to know surroundings, was to rent a car.
So, that day and the next one, we just spended our time reading, and resting at our hotel. This hotel has a Mexican-Spanish style and is situated on a very quiet hill in Cabo San Lucas. Therefore, we had a very beautiful sightseeing from our room to the beach and surroundings. Unfortunately, the beach here is a little dangerous for swimming.
The comfort and facilities of this hotel in general were excellent. Something very nice was the fact the swimming pools are opened 24 hours per day. I enjoyed a lot the sky pool which is at top of the hotel with this extraordinary view to the ocean. Sunsets from there are just spectacular.
In our third day, we were invited to know another resort. After that we got free tickets for visiting the famous arch on a boat, having free beverages and food.
A brief parenthesis. Even though, we did not go there, from January to March, is one of the best suggested times from the year, for going to "the gray whale watching". So there are several choices for going and between these we can go and take a boat to "ojo de liebre" and "San Ignacio" lagoons both located in a desert biosphere. The others are "El estero de la Soledad" in Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos and Puerto San Carlos in bahia La Magdalena located around 3 or 4 hours driving from La Paz city.
Next day, we went to La paz city the capital of Baja California Sur this took us about two hours driving our car to get there.
We got to La paz in the afternoon. The day was very beautiful, and sunny. We decided to make our walk around the shore in "El malecon" which has been renewed recently, this is an ideal place for have a nice walking, and admire the sea of Cortez.
An extra tourism information, is the fact, that all of this part from México, has a remarkable importance because of its abundance of marine and coastal fauna. So that, has been called "the marlin capital of the world" and very recently the Cousteau society has announced the establishment of a new marine observatory bearing the name of Jacques Costeau, which will contribute to create a better management of the seas and coastlines.
The last two days we spended our time in Los Cabos and one of these days, we visited a public beach called "Chileno's bay" this is really worth it, very beautiful, quiet, clean. I really recommend to go to this beach if you like a quieter beach, and want to enjoy a nice day on the beach.
We went just two times in the night to take a few drinks. Now I just mention something about this issue very briefly. In my personal opinion, night life in Los Cabos, does not have so many choices, as other beach destinations do.
Finally it was time for us, to say good bye to Los Cabos. In my personal opinion, I do recommend you, this place if you want to take a break of crowded beaches, and wish to know something different and to visit a special place for discover all this nature beauty, I have previously mentioned . So, the bad one in my opinion, is that Los Cabos is may be one of the most expensive destinations from Mexico.