Cabo San Lucas is a city located at the southern tip of Baja California peninsula in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. This place is commonly called as Cabo. It has also been rated as one of the top five Tourist destinations in Mexico. It is popular for its beaches, the fantastic scuba diving locations, marine life and the famous sea arch El Arco which is in Cabo. Cabo is a place that captures the essence of Baja Peninsula with its many resorts, golf courses, fabulous outdoor activities and its world class dining. Cabo San Lucas is a vacation Paradise. And it also has tons of activities for everyone who comes to this place. So what else can you ask for in a vacation destination?
For many years Cabo was mainly a sleepy and a remote fishing port which was accessed either by a ship or a three hour drive from La Paz. In the year 1977, the transformation of Cabo took place because of the expansion of the airport to the north of San Jose Del Cabo to handle the international flights. Later in the 1980s and 1990s this place grew into a lively hub for sport fishermen, handicraft vendors, cruise ships, etc. In the year 2005, Hurricane Wilma that took place destroyed a large part of Cancun which was famous for its beautiful white sand beaches. Cancun was a major tourist destination and with its devastation people started looking for other places in Mexico for their vacation options. And that is when Cabo San Lucas came into picture and became one of the major tourist destinations in Mexico. Now Cabo is regarded as one the second fastest growing resort destination in Mexico.
SIGHT SEEING AND ACTIVITIES
The city of Cabo San Lucas is filled with numerous natural landmarks and many well known monuments. From the month of January to March, a must see sight is that of whales as they come to Cabo during this time. There are many boat rides that take you to the sea to watch them. However during early March, they are many in number.
This is one of the most famous landmarks in Cabo San Lucas. It is known for the exceptional views and photo taking opportunity that it offers to the tourists. This area is formed due to the large cluster of rock formations made by wind and sea. During the low tide, visitors prefer to walk here along the Lover’s beach as it gives a better view of the eroded passageway known as the Arch of Poseidon. You can also spot the famous Arch called El Arco at the end the passageway.
Church of San Lucas
This church is very famous in Cabo and is 300 years old. Even though it was built hundreds of years ago it has been very well maintained. And it also boasts of many original features.
Casa de la Cultura
This is built in the solitary hill in downtown Cabo. This place has a theatre and also a tall Mirador tower surrounded by a beautiful small park. This tower provides a beautiful view of all of Cabo. This place is a peaceful retreat from the craziness of the town.
Cabo San Lucas also has activities galore. There are so many things to do here right from horseback riding on the beach to world class diving. It has plenty of water sports options for the visitors and is also very famous for its championship golf courses. You can also go mountain biking here.
Scuba diving and other Water sports
Scuba diving is one of the best water sports here as you can watch the sandfalls under the water. It is one of the most fascinating sights provided by nature. However, there are many other water sports carried on here like surfing, kayaking, snorkelling, parasailing, etc. Diving into the sea is also possible here. You can also swim with the dolphins here. Thus, this is an amazing place for a water sport lover with so many varied water sport activities.
Cabo San Lucas is famous for the Marlin fishes. It is also known as the ‘Marlin Capital of the World.’ Most number of Marlins are caught here than any other place in the world. There are also many fishing competitions held every year. During the competitions there are large numbers of boats in the sea. It is also home to the richest fishing tournament in the world.
There are many golf course tournaments hosted in Cabo San Lucas every year making it one of the world class destinations for golf. There are some professionally designed courses by the world’s most famous golf course designers. The golf courses here a little expensive but they are definitely first class courses.
The accommodations in Cabo San Lucas are one of the best you can find in Mexico. So that won’t be a problem while you visit here. Cabo also has a very active nightlife. The clubs vary from rock and roll to jazz to a regular pub. Hence, Cabo San Lucas is a great choice for a vacation if you are looking for the sun and san to relax in. With so many water sport activities and other outdoor adventures it becomes an ultimate travel destination for travelers looking for some outdoor adventure.