Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula just about 1,600 kilometers south of San Diego, Los Cabos is nestled between two bodies of water, the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez. Home to just over 238,487 people, Los Cabos is made up of three distinct areas: the upbeat and trendy Cabo San Lucas in the southwest, laidback town of San Jose del Cabo in the northeast, and the 32-kilometer-long Corridor that runs between the two. A true outdoor playground, the entire region is brimming with shimmering sands, rugged cliffs, quiet coves, world-class golf courses, and historic architecture.
In addition to admiring this breathtaking landscape, guests can truly immerse themselves in the Los Cabos environment thanks to a number of eco tour and adventure expedition options. Thrill seekers can really get an adrenaline rush on the Outdoor Adventure. Offered by Cabo Adventures, this zip-line expedition through the Boca de Sierra Biosphere Reserve features challenging climbing walls, swings, and a 550-meter zip line. Enjoy a bird's eye view of the Baja Peninsula during a 3,960-meter drop through the air with SkyDive El Sol, or keep things closer to the ground with a lesson from the experts at Mike Doyle Surf School.
For a more relaxing tour of the Los Cabos scenery, visitors can find a number of companies that offer less challenging activities. See wild animals and exotic desert plants on the Pacific Beach Horseback Tour offered at Rancho Carisuva. Tio Sports offers a colorful snorkeling adventure to top snorkel spots such as the Playa del Amor, Chileno Bay, and Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, home of the only living coral reef in western North America. Or visitors can stay above the water aboard the Buccaneer Queen. This stunning replica of an 18th-century pirate ship offers sunset cruises that sail past the famous El Arco stone formation.
For as much as they are active, Los Cabos locals also know how to unwind. The region features nearly 30 world-class spas that offer facials, massages, cleansing treatments, and more. Try "vinotherapy" at the SOMMA Wine Spa at the Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos, where treatments are infused with wines from the Mediterranean and Baja California. Visit the 1,395-square-meter spa at Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, which uses indigenous ingredients in its healing massages, hydrotherapy baths, body treatments, and more. For a different take, indulge in a little retail therapy at Luxury Avenue in Cabo San Lucas or The Shoppes at Palmilla in San Jose del Cabo, where guests can find high-end retailers and unique boutiques.
After working up a healthy appetite, visitors to Los Cabos can take advantage of the region's five-star dining scene. With its seaside location, Los Cabos cuisine focuses on seafood, accented by fresh chiles and exotic herbs and spices characteristic of pre-Columbian and Spanish cultures. Enjoy this unique marriage of flavors at establishments such as La Pangua Antigua, and Mi Casa, one of the most popular Mexican restaurants in the region. Then end the night right at one of the area's famed club venues, which range from the wild Giggling Marlin to upscale The Office on the Beach. As the sun sets over the water, guests understand why in Los Cabos it's more than easy to "leave it all behind."