While A Tale of Two Cities wasn’t written about Los Cabos, you’re sure to be able to write your own after your vacation here. Los Cabos is actually the setting of two cities: San José del Cabo to the north, and Cabo San Lucas to the south, at the very bottom tip of the Baja Peninsula. San José del Cabo used to be a sleepy little village of colonial stylings. It now is a conglomeration of cultural hot spots, arts galleries, and stylish boutiques. Cabo San Lucas is much the opposite. Once a harbor for a tuna factory, this town could easily steal the title “The City that Never Sleeps”. The downtown action never stops, the marina is always busy, and the bars and nightclubs offer refueling for your “tequila tank.” Separating the two towns is a 20-mile strip known as the Tourist Corridor, and ritzy and glamorous are adjectives that don’t do these resorts justice.
The area is easily reached by an approximately two-hour flight from LA, and the airport allows private jet landings as well. Thanks to this, you just may see a celebrity or two during your visit. Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, and of course Sammy Hagar (founder of Cabo Wabo) are just a few who are known to frequent these two towns.
Much like other Mexican towns, when you get away from the glam of the downtown, the outskirts are quite laid-back. In fact, a little outside of San José del Cabo, Flora Farms has created an emerging food scene on the premise of farm-to-table dining. This is an organic farm and restaurant serving food grown right on the premises. They even offer cooking classes and a shopping center with their organic foods.
As with any vacation where you’re bound to spend the majority of your time walking from destination to destination, it’s smart to bring some decent walking shoes. The cobblestone streets of Cabo call for it. Otherwise, good ol’ flip flops will be just fine. That is, unless you’re heading out to dinner somewhere like Palace Deluxe.
Los Cabos is definitely thee place for the quintessential beach vacation. Anywhere you look, the views will become photos worthy of postcard status.