Today, we will move from the icy winters of Baikal to the sunny beaches of a tropical paradise called Cabo San Lucas.
In the decade of 1970, celebrities and actors from Hollywood traveled all the way up to to Cabo San Lucas, a Mexican city located on the southernmost tip of Baja California, to take a refreshing break from the world of showbiz. Even today, this city is a thriving vacation destination with hundreds of luxury resorts, sprawling golf courses, glitzy beach clubs & bars, restaurants and entertainment venues.
There’s a whole lot to see in and around Cabo San Lucas, but which of these places are the topmost favorite? It is practically impossible for any two people to agree, but we’ve put together a list of the 7 best tourist attractions that we think every tourist to Cabo San Lucas will enjoy:
1. LAND’S END (EL ARCO)
‘El Arco’ is a stone arch that denotes the union of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. All the rock structures here were formed by the rough winds and waters of the southern Baja peninsula. The undisputed milepost of Cabo, Land’s End is a wonderful spot for the romantics to see the sunset from. Go diving or take back sweet memories of your encounters with the playful Sea lions. For a thrilling adventure trip, the robust ones can rent in an ocean kayak from central Cabo and sail southwards to reach Land’s End.
2. SAN JOSE DEL CABO
If you are on a lookout for a breather from all the glitz, glamour and razzle-dazzle of Cabo, you must visit the neighboring but often overshadowed town of San Jose del Cabo. Not as commercialized as Cabo San Lucas, this town is more easygoing and oozes old-world Mexican appeal. Commonly known as the ‘Old Town’, San jose del Cabo is known for its it’s picturesque central plaza, colonial architecture, golfing and authentic Mexican restaurants.
3. CABO DEL SOL GOLF CLUB
With an Incredible course and spectacular ocean views, the Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol Club simply should not be missed. Extravagant green fees, yes, but definitely every penny worth it.
4. CHILENO BEACH
Calm and shallow waters make Chileno beach a splendid spot for snorkelers. Situated approximately 9 miles east of Cabo San Lucas, this beach is free of noisy bars and restaurants that are littered all across the other beaches of Cabo. Come to this impeccable beach with your own snacks and drinks to enjoy a private picnic!
5. CASA DE LA CULTURA
Built in the 1840s, as a refuge for American citizens during the Mexican-American War, Casa de La Cultura (House of Culture) has today been converted into a vivacious showcase of Mexican culture. Catch a local musical concert, a theater performance or click amazing pictures of the city from the ‘lookout point’.
6. IGLESIA DE SAN LUCAS (Church of San Lucas)
Constructed by a Spanish missionary in 1730, Iglesia de San Lucas is a magnificent place to view local architecture and traditions. This church is surrounded by an immaculate plaza that houses several restaurants and small shops.
7. CABO WABO CANTINA
Located on Calle Guerrero in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, Sammy Hagar’s legendary club and restaurant, Cabo Wabo Cantina, offers a good restaurant, an excellent nightclub and is considered by travelers as one of the best nightlife hotspots in the city. The restaurant offers several unique menu choices apart from the usual Mexican items such as fish tacos, chicken tamales and fajitas. This joint also offers live music on Friday and Saturday nights.