Here, the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez meet in a swirl of waters teaming with life. It was these fertile waters that drew the pioneers who have built the Los Cabos of today. Cabo San Lucas is the generally agreed upon dividing line between the oceans of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific. The famous arch appear to separe the cool waters of the Pacific and the warm and quiet water of the Sea of Cortez. All along the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean side of the peninsula, you will discover miles of pristine beaches and sparkling blue water. You’ll find hidden coves, unusual rock formations, bird sanctuaries, and desert wilderness.
These two bodies of water bump heads right at Cabo San Lucas, creating a remarkably stable temperature break that begins practically under the arch at land’s end and extends many miles out into the ocean. Thus, Cabo anglers have a wide choice of temperatures to pick from on any given day, typically cooler on the Pacific side and warmer on the Cortez side, and somewhere in that mix are the fish. As you walk in the lobby, there is an amazing ocean view. Pool is very nice with cabanas located throughout the area and on the beach. Mision La Serena is an exclusive five star luxury oceanfront resort reflecting a Mexican Mission period architecture. The resort offers 2 and 3 bedroom villas with unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez.
Los Cabos has a desert climate with a dry heat tempered by ocean breezes. Though temperatures can soar to 100F in the summer, the humidity is low and rain storms are rare. There is an incredible club house with ocean views that serves an excellent brunch on Sundays. This unit is full ocean front on white sand beach with beautiful warm water.
Snorkeling gear, boats, wave runners, kayaks, pedal boats and windsurf boards are all available for the active vacationer. So have a mini-adventure—rent snorkel gear, take a water taxi—be sure to arrange your return trip as well—to Lover’s beach, explore, snorkel and enjoy.
Villa del Arco sits right on the beach, boasting 5-star luxury accommodations, restaurants and pools. One of the family pools has its own pirate ship, and the lighthouse tower gives unparalleled views of the arch at Lands End. Immerse yourself in one of many resorts, located in front of the marina or at any of the beaches available. Cabo attracts an extremely diverse crowd with many interests and it seems to do a great job of keeping them all happy. The beaches and rocky coves on the tip of Baja were the domain of fishermen until 1973, when Highway 1 was completed and development began. Since then, Los Cabos has become a Hamptons for Hollywood, with world-class resorts alongside Cabo San Lucas hotels, inns, posadas, B&Bs, and hostels—many of which are bargains.
You can quickly descend into downtown Cabo and all of its festive daytime action and popular beaches or its splendid array of nighttime dinner and dancing. You can easily take a short cab ride without the hassles of driving or parking.
Read our complete review of the Cabo San Lucas area.