Los Cabos (“The Capes”) is situated at the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula, with the Pacific Ocean on its western coast and the Sea of Cortez to the east. The resort town of Cabo San Lucas, named for the slender cape extending eastward from Baja's southernmost tip, has transformed from a tiny quaint fishing village into a breathtaking tourist hot spot during the last forty years. Here the crystal clear azure waters of the Sea of Cortez softly splash onto stunning white sandy beaches, home to glittering resorts, hotels, and condominiums. The marina is full of some 300 super yachts for sport fishing and touring.
Cabo San Lucas has held onto its old world style and feel, and other than the resort areas, remains virtually unsettled and third world, with a population of only 28, 000.
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However, take a trip to the resort areas and you’ll find an extravagant 5 star golf and fishing vacation paradise with no peers, in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Cabo San Lucas is world recognized as the Marlin Capital of the World, as more large billfish are caught here than any other location. Each October, Cabo is home to a $1 million dollar biggest marlin competition. Due to the close proximity to the US, this is one of the best Vacations we can recommend as far as a Weekend Warrior Sportsman goes. The spectacular golf courses overlooking the Gulf combined with a potential 10001b marlin catch are unsurpassed. For the sex tourism, it’s not cheap, but there are some real diamonds here, dark exotic hard bodies from Amazonia who will make your toes curl.
Mean temperature of 80 degrees F. (28 C.) with an average of 340 sunny days per year.
US dollars for everything here, and lots of ‘em.
From the US, a certified birth certificate and driver’s license is sufficient, but bring the passport anyway just in case. Fee included in airfare in most cases, no fee to return.
Cabo taxi businesses are owned and operated by the government, including the airport cabs, so they won’t negotiate… not even for reefer. Airport vans cost $14 each way to your hotel, but they will stop at everyone else’s hotel first. It’s a long haul of about 30 miles, and with stops can easily take an hour. Who needs to start a vacation with hassles? Your best bet is to grab a bunch of guys and pool together for a cab. Around $80 total to the center of Cabo, a direct shot. They will stop at the liquor store, on the way during the first few miles.
Nothing is cheap here on the peninsula, and the hotel you choose depends on your game plan. Rooms run around $100-200+ a night if you’re close to the action. There are some dumps away from the action for a lot less. If you’re here for golf, there are 5 star hotels home to their own courses that are about 15 minutes away from downtown and the action. The courses are gorgeous, and the room rates are ugly.
If you’re here for fish, booze, and chicas, there are a few top-notch hotels right on the beach to choose from. Resort development growth is continuing northward up the coast. Recommended is the beachfront Hotel Melia San Lucas. It is centrally located, walking distance from all the titty bars, clubs and brothels, and just 100 yards from the best beach bar in town for daytime action. Also, the fishing marina is minutes away by cab.
Melia San Lucas has a spectacular view, overlooking the Lands Ends rock formation, a new open-air all-suites resort that features a large, majestic freeform swimming pool, health club and spa.
Address: Playa El Medano S/n, Cabo San Lucas 23410 Toll free Reservations: 1-800-745-2226 Email: info@melia-los-cabos. Com (www.melia-los-cabos. Com)
Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, located between the two towns of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas where extensive golf layouts weave in and around sheltered coves and grand sweeps of beach. Cabo Real is one of the finest developments on lower Baja. The ocean front course, was the site of the 1996 – 1999 PGA Senior Slam, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. And the El Dorado Golf Course, a Jack Nicklaus creation. This beautiful resort is on an 11. 3 acre stretch of ocean front land, approximately 30 minutes driving distance from the airport, 15 minutes from San Jose del Cabo and 15 minutes from Cabo San Lucas. 1-800-Hiltons (www.hiltonloscabos. Com)
Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort and Spa.
Corredor Turistico KM 10, Lote D, Cabo Del Sol Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur 23410 Mexico Phone (52)(624) 14 58000
Located on a private beach surrounded by 28 acres of quiet, private gardens, home to a Nicklaus designed ocean-lined course. The old-world hacienda architecture of the resort's deluxe guest rooms, fountains, cafes and shops evokes the rich history of the Baja region. In addition to an array of first-class services and amenities, the Sheraton features a selection of fine restaurants, private swimming pools and beaches, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
At the tip of the Baja peninsula, Beach Resort boasts a dramatic location at Land's End, where the Sea of Cortes meets the Pacific Ocean. Luxurious ocean view rooms, plenty of outdoor activities, a private beach and seven pools help you take advantage of the year-round sunshine and are just a few of the reasons it was recently named to Conde Nast Traveler's 2002 Gold List. Hailed as ‘ one of the best golf resorts' by Conde Nast Traveler's 2001 Top Golf Resorts readers’ survey, The Westin Regina Golf and Beach Resort enables you to fill your days with golf and sun and relaxation, and your nights binge drinking, bogus fish stories and hookers.