The spring travel season is a busy one in Los Cabos. It’s also a popular time for Los Cabos locals to get away and enjoy a peaceful spring vacation.
So, if you live in a popular spring-season resort destination, where do you go to enjoy your holidays? Well, it’s a secret that many Los Cabos locals don’t share — until now.
There. The secret is now out.
The secret getaway for Los Cabos locals looking to escape the spring travel season crowds and traffic for some peaceful relaxation is La Ribera.
Located about a two-hour drive from La Paz or an hour and a half from Los Cabos, the small town of roughly 2,000 is the secret getaway for Los Cabos locals to enjoy a traditional spring holiday.
It is so small and so secret that even finding a Wikipedia entry about the community is impossible. Searches will turn up a Colonia in Mexico City instead.
But don’t let the small-town feel of La Ribera fool you. It’s actually got a big city-style five-star resort getaway nearby that you may want to put on your secret getaway radar.
Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas
The small town has another secret to share with high-end luxury visitors seeking to avoid the crowds, traffic, and congestion of the peak spring travel season in Los Cabos. It’s the five-star Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas.
Only an eight-minute drive from the center of La Ribera is one of the most secret hidden getaways in Baja California Sur.
Sure, you won’t have all the bars, restaurants, and hustle and bustle of Los Cabos. But, for those looking to get away from it all, it is the perfect escape.
Just reading the reviews on Google makes it sound like the perfect getaway from it all adventure in Mexico.
The resort hosts a number of first-class amenities for guests, including three restaurants, a tennis court, a fitness center, ocean views from all rooms, a spa, horseback riding, and an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II-designed golf course called Costa Palmas Golf Club.
Standard ocean view king and double bedrooms start at about $1,000 per night.
For visitors looking for lower-priced accommodations, there are several priced around $100 to $150 per night that caters to visitors wanting to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cabo Pulmo.
Cabo Pulmo is not exactly a secret destination. It receives a number of tourist visitors each and every day. But it is definitely a slice of peaceful relaxation off the beaten path in Baja California Sur.
Cabo Pulmo is a Mexican national marine park considered “the aquarium of the world” by many of its visitors. It is estimated to be more than 20,000 years old and hosts more than 800 different varieties of aquatic life.
For snorkelers and divers, there is simply no other place in the world as unique as Cabo Pulmo off the east cape of Baja California Sur. It’s also a great place for hiking.
It’s definitely an off-the-beaten-path location where sustainability is the mission of life. Most of the hotels and homes in the area are off the grid and run on solar power. While this may be limiting for some, it makes for some star-filled evenings on the beach.
The area is also a focus for low-impact kayaking among the reef and many animals to observe. Some of the varieties of animals include sea turtles and many different species of sharks, including the tourist favorite hammerhead shark.
So, if you are looking for a different type of peak spring travel season than the traditional Los Cabos party scene, now you know where to go. La Ribera is the secret destination of the locals, and now it’s your special vacation getaway place to enjoy as well.
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