On the southern tip of the Baja peninsula lies the charming area of Cabo. Here is where the mountains and dessert meet the Sea of Cortes and Pacific Ocean. Cabo (which means cape) consists of two towns connected by the “Corridor” on a 25-mile paved highway.
San Jose del Cabo is the sleepy sister with a quaint downtown area full of art gallery and jewelry shops.
Cabo San Lucas has a vibrant nightlife and fun shops.
On September 14, Hurricane Odile ripped through Cabo, shutting down the airport for several days and causing major damage to many of the hotels and condos along the coast line.
I just visited Cabo last week and I’m happy to report that Cabo has bounced back quickly, and in time for high season which begins mid December. The airport is functioning fully amid construction in certain areas. By the end of December, over 10,000 hotel rooms will be open and available to receive guests.
My top hotel picks in Cabo are:
- Secrets Puerto Los Cabos – a 500 room luxury adults only all-inclusive resort with exceptional spa and golf onsite. Opened a year ago.
- Riu Palace Los Cabos – large (642 room) upscale all-inclusive for all ages. Consistently my top selling resort for the area.
- Dreams Los Cabos Suites – elegant, family-friendly all-inclusive with 213 suites and junior suites. Set to reopen March 1, 2015.
- Las Ventanas Al Paraiso – the ultimate in luxury in Cabo with only 71 suites. The only AAA Five Diamond resort in Cabo, and considered one of the best resorts in the world. Romantic, pampering.
My top activities in Cabo
- For the energetic, zip lining at Wild Canyon.
- Camelback riding
- Glass bottom boat ride to the Arch.
- Golf (there are some amazing courses here)
- Deep sea fishing
- Shopping & nightlife
- Spa treatments
- Whale watching during winter months
Cabo is a year-round destination, with warm balmy weather during winter and hot weather during summer.
~Happy Travels! Cindy Grant, travel consultant with Expert Family Travel. Located in the Dallas Fort Worth metro area (Texas) Near Frisco, Plano, Little Elm, and The Colony. 972-625-6200.