Los Cabos Travel Guide
Shopping There are shops galore in the two towns and along the Resort Corridor, and shoppers will not be disappointed in the variety of clothes and shoes, gifts and souvenirs, furniture, jewellery, leather goods and speciality stores. Cabo San Lucas has the largest selection of shops, and also has imported American goods, an artisan's market and dozens of boutiques to explore while on holiday.
Restaurants There are numerous restaurants in Los Cabos offering a wide range of fare from Italy, France and North America, as well as some excellent local Mexican cuisine. Seafood is understandably popular and is offered by almost every style of eatery. Diners can choose between fine dining, local restaurants with dancing and live music, bistros, and casual eateries. The tourist-orientated Resort Corridor has a vast variety of fine dining options, while simple Mexican cuisine is best found in either San José or San Lucas. One of the best places to sit elbow-to-elbow with locals is Marisquería Mazatlán, which serves simple and delicious seafood.
Nightlife The after dark scene in Los Cabos is mainly located in Cabo San Lucas, which has a livelier atmosphere than the relatively laid-back San José and attracts a younger, more energetic crowd. The most popular nightclubs are El Squid Roe, Cabo Wabo, Zoo Bar & Dance, and The Giggling Marlin, while many hotels have popular clubs and bars. For a quieter evening out, there are also numerous places to enjoy soft music and a romantic atmosphere.
Activities Los Cabos has become one of the leading golfing holiday destinations in Mexico, featuring five championship courses and a wonderful setting for golf. Los Cabos is also known as the Marlin Capital of the world, and is a favourite fishing destination for most of the year. Divers are never disappointed with the abundance of marine life, and whale watching tours operate between January and April. Watersport operators and hotels also offer sailing, windsurfing, surfing, water-skiing, and kayaking, as well as sunset cruises, snorkelling tours, and excursions to the natural rock formation known as El Arco. Other activities include horse-riding, bird watching, and spa facilities that offer fitness and pampering opportunities.
Negatives Los Cabos can sometimes experience hurricanes and tropical storms. Hurricane season runs from June to November and visitors to the region during this time should take care to check weather and storm forecasts.