Los Cabos has become one of the most popular vacation destinations in Mexico, famous primarily for its stunning beaches and striking scenery.
But there are more reasons to visit this much-loved region of the Baja Peninsula than just the fact that it makes for an unbelievable beach vacation.
Here are 7 things you probably didn’t know about Los Cabos that will make you want to book your vacation right now:
There Are Swimmable Beaches
It’s very likely that if you know someone who has visited Los Cabos, you have probably heard about the unswimmable beaches.
Many times tourists will stay at a resort without a swimmable beach and just assume all beaches in Los Cabos are unswimmable.
Fortunately, this is not the case, as there are a number of beaches where visitors can swim, including the very famous Medano Beach, located in the heart of Cabo San Lucas.
Other beaches in Los Cabos suitable for swimming include:
- Santa Maria Beach
- Chileno Beach
- Lover’s Beach
- Palmilla Beach
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The Sea Of Cortez Has Been Referred To As The Aquarium Of The World
Not only is the Sea of Cortez a UNESCO World Heritage site worthy of its status and the protection that it provides, but it was also coined the “Aquarium of the World” by famous oceanographer Jacques Cousteau.
What does this mean for visitors?
It means that anyone who visits Los Cabos will have the opportunity to explore a vast array of marine life that calls the Sea of Cortez home.
There are over 900 species of fish swimming in the waters and more than 40 species of marine mammals living in the sea.
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You Can Scuba Dive To See Sandfalls
In addition to the diverse variety of marine life that lives in the Sea of Cortez, there are other wonders to be found in the waters surrounding Los Cabos.
One such wonder, underwater sandfalls, is a phenomenon that you can see in very few places in the world, and Cabo San Lucas is one of them.
The sandfalls here can be found in the Land’s End area, where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet.
The friction between the Pacific and North America’s tectonic plates is what causes the mind-bending sandfalls.
Because of their depth, though, you’ll have to be a scuba diver to see them.
70 Percent Of Residents In Cabo San Lucas Are American And English Is Widely Spoken
You might be surprised to learn that as much as 70 percent of the residents living in Cabo San Lucas are American ex-pats.
These are individuals who are digital nomads or retired that can live anywhere in the world and choose Los Cabos.
And because of the huge American population, English is widely spoken, so there is not as much of a language barrier as when visiting many other Mexican vacation destinations.
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Cabo Gets 350 Days Of Sunshine
If you love the sunshine, then Los Cabos is the place to be.
The region gets an average of 350 days of sunshine every year.
Not only does the ample sunshine provide plenty of vitamin D, but it also produces beautiful weather year-round in Los Cabos.
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Los Cabos Is Becoming A Foodie Destination
You may not hear Los Cabos referred to as a top foodie destination yet, but the region is definitely on its way to becoming a favorite destination for food lovers.
In addition to a multitude of fantastic local restaurants serving Mexican dishes and fresh seafood, you’ll also find that even the all-inclusive resorts go above and beyond in their culinary offerings.
You’ll even find a growing farm-to-table food scene in Los Cabos that focuses on using the freshest ingredients.
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There’s No Shortage Of Outdoor Activities
Finally, if the beaches, the sea, and the food scene are not enough to have you book your Los Cabos vacation right away, consider the wide variety of outdoor activities you can enjoy.
With the desert so close to the sea and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains only minutes from Los Cabos, adventures await around every corner in this very popular and diverse vacation destination surrounded by desert, mountains, and sea.
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