Unveiling Cabo San Lucas: Where Desert Meets the Sea

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Kendal Brock

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  • Cabo

  • Mexico

  • Adventure Travel

  • Beaches

  • Beach Town

  • Local Culture

  • Outdoors

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Curator’s statement

Embark on a journey to Cabo San Lucas, where the sun-drenched desert landscapes merge seamlessly with the azure waters of the Gulf of California. In this captivating destination, find yourself immersed in a tapestry of experiences, from the lively beaches to the vibrant cultural scene in this stunning corner of the world.

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Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort

A tranquil oceanfront retreat offering an exceptional golf experience, lavish spa services, and breathtaking Pacific vistas in Cabo San Lucas.

Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa

A breathtaking beachfront retreat in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, offering unrivaled luxury, stunning ocean views and a serene spa experience.

Bahia Hotel & Beach House

Sleek and intimate beachfront hotel with a boutique-like feeling.

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Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

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  • Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach): Kick off your adventure at Playa del Amor, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Accessible by water taxi, this secluded beach is framed by towering rock formations, a truly angelic beach day vibe.

  • Medano Beach: Beach town more of your vibe? Head over to Medano Beach for watersports like parasailing and jet skiing, and grab a bite at the many beachfront bars and restaurants.

  • Charter a Boat: From whale watching to a sunset cruise - you can hop on any type of tour in Cabos Marina. We recommend Cabo Lands End Tours, where you'll witness breathtaking rock formations, sea lions basking in the sun, and the iconic Arch of Cabo San Lucas.

  • Snorkeling at Santa Maria Bay: The crystal-clear waters teem with colorful marine life, providing an unforgettable snorkeling experience. We recommend doing this first thing in the morning for a chance to view the most species, and catch the sunrise.

  • Camel Safari Adventure: Embark on a unique adventure by taking a camel safari through the Baja California desert. Enjoy stunning views along the cliffside coastline and capture memorable moments riding these gentle giants.

  • Golf at Cabo del Sol: Tee off at Cabo del Sol, a world-renowned golf destination offering two championship courses: the Ocean Course and the Desert Course. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez as you navigate through challenging holes designed by legendary golf architects.

Places to eat & drink in Cabo San Lucas

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  • Cabo Wabo Cantina: You can't leave town without experiencing Cabo's nightlife - especially at the legendary Cabo Wabo Cantina, founded by rock legend Sammy Hagar. You can keep the party going all night while dancing to live music and drinking their unqiue shots.

  • Edith's Restaurante: Indulge in authentic Mexican cuisine, set in a charming hacienda-style building with stunning colorful decor, the restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring Baja California specialties and classic Mexican cocktails.

  • The Office on the Beach: Savor traditional Mexican bites right on the sand with a laid-back atmosphere and ocean views, the perfect any time of day spot.

  • Sunset Monalisa: Celebrating something special? Elevate your dining experience at Sunset Monalisa, perched on a cliff overlooking the bay. With Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and breathtaking sunset ocean views for a romantic evening.

  • Hacienda Cocina y Cantina: Indulge in Mexican cuisine with a modern twist. Located along Medano Beach, this restaurant offers a picturesque setting for enjoying dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

  • Mandala Club: Experience the vibrant nightlife of Cabo at Mandala Club. This popular nightclub offers energetic music, themed parties, and a lively atmosphere, making it a must-visit for those looking to dance the night away.

  • El Huerto Farm to Table: Nestled in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, redefines dining with its farm-to-table philosophy, sourcing fresh, organic ingredients from local farms. Dine under the stars in a charming garden setting, where each plate showcases the vibrant flavors of the Baja Peninsula.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Brittany Abeyta’s guide, Cabo San Lucas: Baja Mexico Luxury.

This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Cabo.

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