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Why Los Cabos Tourists Are Visiting These Popular Areas Less And Where They Are Heading Instead

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For many visitors to Los Cabos, the beach is the main draw of their resort vacation getaway, with the world-famous El Medano beach being the center of attention.

Recently, merchants have recognized a decline in these visitors hitting the sun, sand and surf of El Medano. They have come to the conclusion that the center of Los Cabos needs a refresh and something new to attract visitors.

The fact is that travelers are uncovering a more authentic side of Baja California Sur, and more of them are seeking experiences that include more than just El Medano beach in Los Cabos.

El Medano beach in Los Cabos

Todos Santos

The nearby magical town of Todos Santos has been getting a lot of recent attention from travelers exploring day trip locations near Los Cabos.

Located just one hour away from Los Cabos, yet with an authentic feel that is much more distant, the town of Todos Santos attracts many of the sun, sand, and surf seekers from Los Cabos.

Colorful street in Todos Santos

Todos Santos was once just a sleepy little surf town that has reinvented itself as an artist and foodie enclave in Baja California Sur.

There are plenty of art galleries to explore in Todos Santos, several with a more local feel to their design elements. Some of them even let tourists try their hands at designing their own artistic inspirations.

Afterward, try some of the restaurants in Todos Santos. Some of them are even foodie hotspots that are among the best in the entire region.

Shops and Art Galleries in Todos Santos, Mexico

For example, Eater says don’t miss Taller 17, Bar Mis Amores, and Mariscos El Compa Chava.

La Paz

La Paz, the capital of the State of Baja California Sur, is quickly rising in stature with tourists visiting Los Cabos. A town that once was regarded as “being too far away” now is a must-see travel destination on its own.

Isla Espiritu Santo near La Paz

Connecting to the sea is a way of life in La Paz. A once small fisherman’s village in Baja California Sur. For travelers in the know, La Paz is the place to connect with nature.

Not only are some of the best beaches in the entire region located near La Paz, but those looking for an opportunity to swim with whale sharks or explore the amazing nature sanctuary of Isla Espiritu Santo know it all comes together in La Paz.

One of the most popular destinations is Balandra Beach, located about 30 minutes from La Paz. It is regarded as one of the top beaches in Mexico, if not the entire world.

Balandra Bay Near La Paz

The turquoise waters enchant travelers and the opportunity to snorkel with an amazing variety of sea life is unlike anywhere else in the world. It is so popular that local officials have to limit its accessibility to preserve the natural beauty of the beach and bay.

Even the airport in La Paz could provide some competition for Los Cabos. Recently, the airport has been working with Volaris to restart nonstop international flights from the United States directly to La Paz.

No date has been set for the potential start of the first flights direct from Los Angeles International Airport.

Divers swimming with a whale shark

What Travelers Need To Know

Travelers are finding additional places to visit in addition to their stay in Los Cabos.

Adding towns like Todos Santos and La Paz to a beach vacation getaway to Los Cabos provides travelers with different experiences to enjoy and learn more about what makes Los Cabos and Baja California Sur one of Mexico’s top three travel destinations.

However, the world-famous travel destination of El Medano Beach in Los Cabos truly should not be missed as one of the highlights of an entire regional vacation.

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