Los Cabos is a vacation hotspot in Baja California Sur, Mexico that is actually two separate tourist destinations in one, with three different areas to stay in. Cabo San Lucas is at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, while San Jose del Cabo is located about 20 miles north of Cabo San Lucas, and the area in between is called the Tourist Corridor. Each of these areas offers a unique experience, so you have to decide which will be best for your next Los Cabos vacation, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, or the Tourist Corridor, and we’ll tell you a little bit about each.
Getting To Los Cabos
The airport that serves the entire Los Cabos area is Los Cabos International Airport, and it’s located in San Jose del Cabo, about eight miles from the city center. The airport is very well connected to both the United States, with more than 20 cities offering direct flights to Los Cabos, and Canada, with at least five cities offering direct flights to the tourist destination. Taxis, buses, and shuttles are available for transportation from the airport to hotels in all areas.
Location, Location, Location
No matter which part of Los Cabos you stay and spend most of your time in, the location will be perfect for a beach vacation. There are more than 20 beaches throughout the region, and even more if you include private hotel property beaches. The coastal location, with the backdrop of the desert and hills, makes for stunning scenery as well, regardless of where you are in the area.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is the most popular area and is home to the best swimming beach, Medano Beach, in Los Cabos, as well as the largest number of luxury all-inclusive resorts. It is well-known for its exciting nightlife, waterfront restaurants, vibrant marina area, and high-end shopping. This is also where most water activities take place and where you’ll find the majority of the boat tours and other tour operators. The famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas and Land’s End are also located here, and this is where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet.
San Jose del Cabo
San Jose del Cabo offers a more laid-back experience than Cabo San Lucas and is better known for its culture, specifically its arts culture. It, too, has some great all-inclusive resort properties along the coastline and is home to some great restaurants too. The city even holds a weekly event called Tasty Tuesdays that highlights some of the best restaurants. From November through June, on Thursdays, they also hold an art walk through the downtown art district to highlight the different galleries.
The nearly 20-mile-long stretch between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas that is the Tourist Corridor is a lot more than a highway used to get from one place to the other. Situated on its coastline are some of the most exclusive luxury resorts in Los Cabos, including the One&Only Palmilla, Grand Velas Los Cabos, and Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos, all very highly rated and some even frequented by celebrities. The Tourist Corridor is great for water activities like snorkeling and paddleboarding, but the real draw is the more private, secluded location.
Deciding Where To Stay
Which area of Los Cabos you decide to spend your next vacation in should depend on what you’re looking for. You have three very different options, essentially in one place. Fun and excitement in Cabo San Lucas, culture and history in San Jose del Cabo, or the ultimate opportunity for relaxation in the Tourist Corridor, they’re all right there for the taking in Los Cabos!
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