Cabo San Lucas City Guide
About Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is a Mexican resort destination located at the very tip of the country’s Baja California peninsula. This resort town is the favored holiday destination of popular Hollywood actress, Jennifer Anniston who has been for years associated with big-game fishing. Nowadays, it has achieved much fame as luxury hotel filled resort that is a choice playground for visitors looking for a laid back or activity filled vacations in the sun.
Cabo San Lucas is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez offers a whole host of water sporting activities like, spot fishing, snorkeling, diving and surfing though this resort town is also known for the many shopping, dining and raucous nightlife options that it offers.
If you are feeling a bit rundown and feel the need for ‘ some fun in the sun’, then a trip to Cabo San Lucas may just be what the doctor ordered.
Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas
San Jose del Cabo
San Jose del Cabo or ‘the Old Town’ is located closest to airport. The old town has a unique old world charm though it offers many new luxury hotels and resorts as well. If you enjoy having the unique ambience of the old coexisting with the new, then San Jose del Cabo should be your favored accommodation locale for your stay in Cabo San Lucas.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas often referred to simply as ‘Cabo’ is the main town of the resort, which is located at a distance of 20 miles from the airport. Located here is a famous natural stone arch, which is called El Arco and is the symbol of Cabo San Lucas. ‘Cabo’ is famous the world over for its ‘rocking’ night life and if the purpose of your visit to Cabo San Lucas is to party hard at its many night clubs and bars then the hotels of main town Cabo, should form your base during your vacation here.
The Corridor is the name given to the highway that connects the two main towns, which comprise the resort of Cabo San Lucas, namely San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. This highway is lined with golf courses and resort hotel properties that offer gorgeous views of the stunning coastline.
Places to see in Cabo San Lucas
Water sports and partying are known to be Cabo’s main attractions but the beach resort town also offers a few cultural attractions.
Iglesia de San Lucas (Church of San Lucas)
This church is the oldest church in Cabo San Lucas, which is located on Calle Cabo San Lucas near the main plaza. The church was built by the Spanish missionary Nicolás Tamaral in 1730. A large bell is located in the stone archway commemorates the completion of the church in 1746. The Church of San Lucas is the most widely attended church in the Cabo area even though it has a gruesome past. It is believed that the founder of the church Tamaral was actually murdered by the original inhabitants of the town, the Pericúe Indians because they found his demands for monogamy highly objectionable.
Casa de la Cultura
The Casa de la Cultura is a pink, colonial style building which hosts dance and music performances along with other artistic exhibits. The building also has much history associated with it, as it served as a refuge for U.S. Citizens during the U.S. –Mexican War of 1847.
The Cardon Gallery is located in the Plaza Nautica and offers reproductions of art and artifacts from old-world Mexico. These contemporary sculptures and installations are fashioned out of ceramic, brass, paper mache and copper and are available for sale.
Land’s End is a spot in Cabo that is known for its jaw-dropping views and many photo taking opportunities. Land’s End is also known for its many unusual rock formations which have been fashioned by the wind and tides. Most visitors on vacation to Cabo San Lucas enjoy walking along Playa del Amante (Lovers Beach) during low tide for it allows them a better view of an eroded passageway located here called the Arch of Poseidon.
Museo de la Californias
This museum offers exhibits like artifacts, maps, tools, photographs and journals that chronicle the rich history of the Baja Peninsula down the ages.
Cabo San Lucas is known for its many beautiful beaches which offer a wide array of water sports activities like swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing and more. Playa El Medano, Playa Chileno and Playa del Amor are some of the resorts most popular beaches which must be experienced on any visit to Cabo San Lucas.
Best time to visit Cabo San Lucas
Most visitors who frequently book a vacation to Cabo San Lucas seem to think that the resort enjoys year round perfect weather for the resort experiences more than 300 days of glorious sunshine. Average temperature highs in Cabo range from the mid-70's in winter months to mid-90's in summer months. While the temperatures in the spring and fall are usually extremely agreeable as they hover around the mid-80.
As a result Cabo San Lucas experiences a peak tourist season for much of the year. However if you are planning to make your travel bookings for Cabo San Lucas with Fare Buzz, you have no cause for worry for we offer reasonably priced Cabo San Lucas flight and hotel deals all year round.
Getting around in Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is served by its Los Cabos International Airport which is located near San Jose Del Cabo. This airport welcomes a whole host of legacy and budget carriers from the USA, Canada and Mexico.
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Cabo San Lucas is served by a public transport system, which consists of public buses and taxis. However taxis at this high end resort town cost a pretty penny and it definitely makes sense to rent a car for the duration of your stay in Cabo San Lucas.
Fare Buzz offers a wide array of affordable car rentals for Cabo San Lucas. You can reserve your car for your Cabo holiday at the same time that you make your other travel bookings for your vacation in Cabo San Lucas with Fare Buzz and pick up your rental vehicle once you land in the resort city.
Having a rental car at your disposal in Cabo San Lucas also gives you much flexibility as it enables you to make day trips to neighboring towns like Todos Los Santo, Los Barriles, La Paz which lie within easy reach of the Cabo area and offer great sight-seeing opportunities.
Where to shop in Cabo San Lucas
If you feel the need for some retail therapy on your vacation in Cabo San Lucas, you will not be disappointed by the shopping options offered by this oceanfront paradise.. Quaint boutiques, luxe malls, designer brands, impeccable service and a wide selection of shopping choices, are hallmarks of Cabo San Lucas’s shopping landscape.
Luxury Avenue, easily accessible from the many hotels and resorts in Cabo San Lucas is an immensely popular choice with shoppers. Situated at the Marina Cabo San Lucas, cheek by jowl to the Puerto Paraiso shopping mall, Luxury Avenue, as its name suggests offers a one of a kind shopping experience, in a setting adorned with luxe trimmings like sparkling fountains, gleaming marble and granite flooring and quartz columns. This open air shopping enclave opened in 2008, and today hosts outposts of the best- known names of luxury retail, Cartier, Fendi, Salvatore Ferrgamo, Ermenegildo Zegna, Hermes and many more brands have a representation on Luxury Avenue. This unique boutique mall is open from 10 am to 10pm daily.
Yet another popular shopping locale, in Cabo is the Puerto Paraiso mall located in the heart of Cabo’s downtown area. This mall extends over three levels and besides shops and restaurants, also offers various avenues for entertainment in the form of ten movie theaters and a bowling alley. Additional upmarket shopping options in Cabo San Lucas are offered by spots like The Shoppes at Palmilla, a shopping center located within the ultra-luxurious Palmilla residential development.
Where to eat in Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas offers plentiful dining options at its many diverse restaurants, which aim to cater to all travel budgets.
The list of popular and recommended eateries in Cabo San Lucas, currently includes eateries like Mi Casa Restaurant and Cantina (Mexican and Latin fare) Ristorante Amarone and Romeo y Julieta ( both Italian restaurants), Latitude 22+ Roadhouse (meats and grills), Javier's Cantina and Grill (traditional Mexican fare) , Flora’s field kitchen (farm to table cuisine) and the Crazy Lobster (seafood).
Nightlife in Cabo San Lucas
As the sun goes down, Cabo San Lucas comes alive with a lively nightlife scene, featuring numerous cool bars, cocktail lounges and hot dance clubs. Favored nightspots in Cabo San Lucas currently include haunts like Billygan’s Island, Las Palmas, the Office, the Deck, Cabo Wabo Cantina, the Giggling Marlin, El Squid Roe, the Body Shot Night Club, Mambo Café, Nikki Beach and Zoo Bar and Dance.