Travel (MP) If you want to hob-knob with the rich and famous, all the while enjoying the best of sun-filled weather, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is your destination. Cabo, a resort city on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, is known for its beaches, water-based activities nightlife and celebrity sightings. During your trip to Cabo you may meet the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Kimmel, Jessica Alba or Cindy Crawford.
Cabo began as a fishing village in 1842 has become one of most prominent vacation and spa destination of the world. And in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas is rated as one of its top 5 tourist destinations. Despite concerns over the general safety for tourists traveling to Mexico, Cabo remains one of the safest tourist destinations.
What to do in Cabo?
Cabo San Lucas has everything you need for a relaxing (or active) vacation experience surrounded by extraordinary natural beauty and top-notch attractions and activities. Especially if you love water, Cabo San Lucas is right up your river with beaches, surfing, and sport fish opportunities galore. Tourists can also ride horses through the desert and parasail on the beach. And talk about spectacular scenery, you’ve never experience better.
Visit Medano Beach, the city’s long main beach, great for swimming and watersports, with lots of fun restaurants by the edge, drink your Margarita or Tequila with the sand under your feet and enjoy the picture-perfect views.
Also see Land’s End— Known for its exceptional views and photo taking opportunities, this area is composed of a large cluster of rock formations that were carved into fantastic shapes by wind and sea. During low tide, many visitors like to walk here along Playa del Amante (Lover’s Beach) because it allows for a better view of an eroded passageway called the Arch of Poseidon.
Where to stay in Cabo
Why the Corridor of course, exclusive hotels and gated residential communities are found here. Many of the properties are the get-to-getaways of Hollywood stars, Fortune 500 CEOs, and even the US President during the 2002 Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC). High-end resorts in the Corridor include the One&Only Palmilla, Esperanza, Fiesta Americana Grand, and Las Ventanas.
Where to eat?
Alexanders Restaurant French Cuisine, On the Cabo San Lucas Marina at the Plaza Bonita Mall, 011 52 (624) 143-2022. It’s hard to miss this lively restaurant that is always packed and upon dining here, you’ll understand why it has maintained its popularity for so long. With the chef combining French-influenced cuisine of Swiss origin with hints of the tropics and Mediterranean, the menu offers something for just about any palate and craving. Be sure to try the shrimp tempura with a Thai coconut-chile sauce, its taste and freshness will satisfy.
La Casa del Dorado, 01 (624) 143-2017. Charming family run Mexican and seafood restaurant.
Mariscos Mocambo, Leona Vicario y 20 de Noviembre, +52 624 143 2122. 11AM-11PM. Local favorite for fresh seafood served in a no frills decor.
Peacocks restaurat (grupo Mi Casa). Peacock’s Restaurant it’s the best European restaurant in Cabo, the food is just delicious! edit
Brasil Brazilian Steak house. A buffet style steak house. Good for large groups.
La Dolce. Italian restaurant and pizzeria serving authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Cabo. Open for dinner only and has standard Italian fare. Also located in San Jose del Cabo.
Amarone. With a variety of Italian apertifs on offer, Amarone offers a traditional Italian vibe, complete with the Italian chef at the helm. All pastas are hand-made as well as bread and all desserts. Expect to spend about 35 USD per person…
Clubs in Cabo San Lucas include the Cabo Wabo Cantina, the Baja Brewing Company, Pink Kitty Nightclub, Mandala, El Squid Roe, Giggling Marlin, Nowhere Bar, Tiki Bar, the Usual Suspects and the Jungle Bar.
Cabo San Lucus Safety & Transport
Taxis are readily available but are not metered; rates are negotiable and should be negotiated before you get in. Unfortunately with an abundance of Hollywood stars everywhere, Cabo has some of the highest taxi rates in Mexico. Remember, although stars consider Cabo pretty safe you and I don’t travel with a security detail. Just be careful whenever traveling abroad and check out U.S. Gov Mexico Travel Warning and other Warnings and Dangers of Cabo at VirtualTourist.com. For more info checkout Cabo Times Daily.