From hunter-gatherers to conquistadors, Jesuit missionaries and even pirates, Los Cabos has played host to a colourful array of people throughout its history, although these days you're more likely to bump into a Hollywood A-lister enjoying Spring Break in 'Cabo'. And while the region has a reputation as something of a party town, we love nothing more than a good myth-busting session. So whether you're searching for a relaxing fly-and-flop, an adventurous escape or some cultural enlightenment, here are five reasons why you should make Los Cabos the next target on your holiday hit list...
Mexican food was the first ever cuisine to be granted UNESCO World Heritage status and gastronomic globetrotters will not be disappointed in Los Cabos. Despite the popularity of the region, the food here has stayed true to its authentic Mexican roots. Fresh local seafood dominates the menus (and we can recommend all the best restaurants) - the famous fish taco, which originated in this region of Mexico, is a particular speciality alongside the local tequilas and mescals.
What To Do: To Sea
Los Cabos sits on the tip of the Baja California peninsula, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, and there is so much on offer in this region for ocean lovers. Watch grey whales (from December to April) making their 7,000 mile migration to the Southern Gulf of Mexico, enjoy some of the best surfing in the world at Cerritos Beach Club and Surf at Todos Santos, or use the region as a springboard to some of the best diving in Mexico, in the newly protected Revillagigedo Archipelago - Jacques Cousteau didn't call it the aquarium of the world for nothing.
What To Do: To Land
While Cabo San Lucas has something of a wild child reputation, neighbouring San Jose del Cabo is the sophisticated older sister, with plenty to occupy culture vultures and art aficionados. Between November and June the Gallery District Association organises weekly art walks throughout the Gallery District, which sees visitors and locals alike spend an evening strolling through the city's colourful back streets and stopping off at art galleries along the way. A meander through the main square, the Plaza Mijares, is also a must while the historically important Mission of San José del Cabo church, originally built in 1730, takes visitors back to colonial times.
Where To Stay
You don't attract the great and the good of Hollywood without having some pretty decent hotels to offer and Los Cabos is home to some seriously stylish hotels and resorts. Our picks of the bunch are the One&Only Palmilla and The Rosewood Las Ventanas Al Paraiso. Both sit in the corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, and offer beautiful beaches, uber luxurious accommodation and more activities and facilities than you could shake a burrito at.
Los Cabos sits at the meeting point between desert and sea and is framed by a sweeping coastline complete with picture-perfect beaches, rugged cliffs and sparkling azure waters. Whether you want to simply set up shop on the beach for a week and not leave the comfort of your sunlounger or you want to get out and explore the region, it will be against a backdrop of beautiful scenery. From organising quadbiking tours through the desert to chartering a yacht to the iconic El Arco (The Arch) at the very southern tip of Mexico (the exact point at which the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez meet), we know all the best ways to explore the Los Cabos region.