Upon hearing the words “Los Cabos,” many first reactions include the infamous “Cabo, baby!” line, which showcases the area’s popularity with party-seeking college students. But even though this area on the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula has a reputation for being a wild time, it's got plenty of culture, charm, and natural beauty as well.
Los Cabos, meaning “The Capes,” is composed of three different districts: San Jose del Cabo; Cabo San Lucas; and The Corridor. San Jose del Cabo has more of a historic and cultural focus, while Cabo San Lucas is home to the party-hearty all-inclusive resorts that Cabo is known for. The Corridor is the highway that connects the two, and is lined with high-end resorts.
The area is also known for its rugged oceanfront cliffs and scrub-covered hills. Many golf courses, restaurants, bars, and resorts can be found throughout Los Cabos. Plenty of beaches lend to a wide variety of outdoor sport options, including sport fishing, snorkeling, wind surfing, and scuba diving.
Each “district” of Cabo has a distinct vibe. Travelers seeking an experience centered on a bustling nightlife and restaurant scene will probably appreciate the vibrancy of Cabo San Lucas, which is never short of a party that lasts into the wee hours of the morning. Meanwhile, San Jose del Cabo offers visitors all the convenience of Cabo San Lucas, but without the crazy party scene. Instead, the town is historic and charming. Couples that still want to be within walking distance from restaurants and bars will probably appreciate the romance of San Jose del Cabo. The Corridor, which acts as a connector of the two, is home to some family-friendly resort options.
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