Los Cabos, MX
March 31 – April 3, 2016
Although it was a short visit, Los Cabos quickly became a favorite destination of mine. The climate was very comfortable, waters a vibrant blue and overall a very clean destination. Cabo’s unique desert climate bordering the Pacific Ocean produces a tropical destination without the uncomfortable humidity. The mornings were comfortably cool then quickly warmed up with abundant sunshine. I was continually impressed with the cleanliness of all resort areas around Cabo, many of the main roads had a landscaped median and/or sculptures to admire while making your way from place to place.
The area commonly referred to as Los Cabos is comprised of 3 different resort areas located on the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. The area closest to the airport is San Jose del Cabo which is known for its colonial architecture and laid back atmosphere. The opposite end of the resort area is called Cabo San Lucas and is known for its dining and nightlife. The area between these two towns is known as the corridor and is great for golfers and those that like to get away from it all.
Most beaches in the area are not swimmable due to a dangerous riptide that can cause problems for even the most experienced swimmer. While I was visiting most beach areas had large waves crashing on the beach. Resorts commonly have chairs on the beach plus an expansive pool area for guests to enjoy as well. There is a protected bay with calm, turquoise water called Medano Beach that is safe for swimming. Medano Beach is located just outside of Cabo San Lucas. There are a few beachfront resorts on Medano Beach.
My host resort for the full time I was in Cabo was Secrets Puerto Los Cabos. This resort is located northeast of San Jose del Cabo near the Puerto Los Cabos Marina. The Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course wraps around the resort making for great ocean and golf view rooms. I was fortunate enough to have a room that overlooked both the golf course and the ocean, the view was amazing!
During the 4 days I spent in Cabo I toured 14 resorts in addition to our host resort. I saw a wide variety of resorts and came away feeling like there is a resort for anybody’s travel style. There are quiet laid back resorts to a very chic resort with a DJ entertaining all day at the pool. We saw moderate family resorts up to deluxe family resorts and some adults only romantic resorts.
Overall I felt that with the mix of activities offered in each resort area and the variety of resorts, Los Cabos has something to offer everyone.