Los Cabos (the capes) is a tropical destination located a 1,000 miles south of the southern California border. Here you will find crystal blue waters, bordered by some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Los Cabos is comprised of 3 areas. San Jose Del Cabo is the first resort town you may come across, a quaint and beautiful area retaining its Mexican culture, but catering to the vacationer with fine restaurants, shopping and other activities such as golf, fishing, snorkeling, diving and much more.
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The first golf course was established here, a 9 hole course with great views of the sea surrounded with beautiful homes. Paseo Mijares is the main thoroughfare, a wonderful place to stroll, with its ancient, ornate stone arches and quaint white and pastel-colored cottages decorated with profusions of colorful flowers.
The Corridor: As you depart the town of San Jose Del Cabo you will enter the 18-mile Los Cabos Corridor which follows the coast towards Cabo San Lucas. The Los Cabos Corridor is lined with an abundance of magnificent beaches. Palmilla Bay, Chileno Beach, and Santa Maria Bay are some of the superb beaches for safe swimming and snorkeling. The Los Cabos Corridor offers tranquility and serenity for the best and most peaceful vacation possible. Besides the beaches, you will see some of the most luxurious, intimate and outstanding new resorts and golf courses in Los Cabos.
Cabo San Lucas is Land’s End, the tip of the Californias recognized by the famed Arches (Los Arcos) where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Cabo is known all over the world as Marlin Alley, the most popular fishing destination for game fish. Marlin, Wahoo, Sail Fish and Dorado abound here, tempting the novice and pro angler alike to cast their rods into the Sea of Cortez. Cabo San Lucas is a resort destination filled with a variety of attractions for all. Here you’ll find some of the most elegant and beautiful resorts which front the safe and tranquil waters of El Medano beach. Cabo is filled with a wide variety of restaurants and activities, from elegant to the most casual eateries, from traditional Mexican to the most lavish European entrees. Cabo San Lucas is a definite party town, with no shortage of nightlife, from discos to all night clubs and bars, dancing girls and live music. We are sure you’ll have a good time in Cabo San Lucas.
GOLF COURSES OF LOS CABOS
Golf is a major activity in Los Cabos, no surprise here, since there are now a total of four 18 hole championship courses with panoramic vistas of the desert and Sea of Cortez. The four most popular courses are Palmilla (Nicklaus design), Cabo Real (Robert Trent Jones II design), Cabo Del Sol (Nicklaus design) and the Cabo San Lucas Country Club (Dye designed) and last but not least, the San Jose Del Cabo golf course (Joe Finger design) a beautiful 9 hole course.
Cabo San Lucas Country Club:
This is the only golf course in Cabo San Lucas proper. This is an 18 hole course designed by the Dye Corporation. Initially this is a less intimidating course than the others. The fifth hole is the most difficult of the front nine. It has a long fairway and slopes slightly uphill and doglegs from left to right. The 15th and 16th holes are the highlights of the back nine. Cabo San Lucas Country Club has a dazzling view of Land’s End and of the Sea of Cortez.
Cabo Del Sol:
This is the crown jewel of Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses in Los Cabos. Be prepared for a challenge, with countless arroyos, sand traps and other obstacles, Cabo Del Sol is full of them. Beginners may find themselves playing in the arroyos quite a lot. 1.5 miles of beach frontage has been used for holes 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 17, and 18. As Nicklaus has said, Cabo del Sol has three of the best ocean finishing holes in the world!
The first Jack Nicklaus designed 18 hole championship course, which is spectacular and challenging. The views are magnificent with desert, ocean and mountain views.
San Jose Del Cabo Golf Course:
A great 9 hole course located in San Jose Del Cabo, this was the first course that was developed in Cabo it provides casual golf and great fun with super views of the Sea of Cortez. There is a great restaurant and clubhouse here.
A championship Robert Trent Jones II designed course offers 7,000 yards of lush landscape with all holes overlooking The Sea of Cortez. Cabo Real features three oceanfront holes, with the sixth hole being 460 ft. above sea level. The Cabo Real Golf Course was the scene of the 1996 PGA Senior Slam.
LOS CABOS BEACHES
Los Cabos is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! We have included the names of some of the best.
El Medano Beach
Located in Cabo San Lucas, is by far the most popular beach, both for safe swimming, bathing and Mexican vendors that sell all types of tourist items such as silver, blankets, statues and other curios. You will also find an abundance of water sports rental vendors here, restaurants, bars and other activities available such as jet skis, glass bottom boats rides, parasailing etc..
Costa Azul Beach
Is known as a surfer’s paradise, located at Kilometer 28.5 along the Los Cabos corridor. Some of the best surfers in the world head here for the oceans ride, you’ll will find a surf camp, rental cabanas, beach restaurant, convenience store and services here.
This is a protected cove, perfect for swimming, improving your tan, snorkeling, watching the pelicans perform their aerobatics. Snorkeling and diving equipment can be rented at the dive shop located next to Pepe’s restaurant, at Km.27.
Cabo Real Beach
An expansive beach area which fronts the Melia Cabo Real Hotel, and Casa Del Mar resort this is a beautiful beach to stroll along and enjoy this portion of paradise. The safest part of this beach area for swimming is at the La Concha area, where La Concha beach club is located, left of the Melia Cabo Real Hotel.
Santa Maria Beach
Located adjacent to the Twin Dolphin Hotel, this is the perfect beach for snorkeling and diving. This is a beautiful horseshoe shaped beach with sand the color and consistency of pink rice. This is a marine sanctuary, bring some bread and feed the multi-colored fish of the deep. This is an excellent beach for relaxing and swimming.
A breath-taking bay known for diving and snorkeling, this beach is situated in the corridor and is indicated by a dive flag at the edge of the highway at Km.15, which marks the parking entrance. There is an equipment rental shack located on the beach’s western end.