Discover the other sides of Baja Sur
Ready to switch off and relax? Check out our guide to some of Baja Sur's finest remote vacation rentals beyond Los Cabos – off-the-beaten-path gems where you truly can get away from it all. Whether you're simply looking to explore a bit beyond Cabo, or planning a full eco-travel itinerary visiting the pristine beaches, islands, and coral reefs of the Sea of Cortez, read on – for amazing remote villas beyond the bustle of Cabo San Lucas.
Unwind in our remote villas set in some of the most scenic of Baja Sur. Whether you’re in search of peace and quiet just outside Los Cabos or somewhere that offers incredible natural beauty without the crowds, we’ve got the perfect vacation rental waiting for you. We understand just how important it is to escape and recharge your batteries every once in a while. That’s why we’ve handpicked all our delightful villas with tranquility in mind.
Just beyond San José del Cabo and the glamorous luxury development of Puerto Los Cabos, the breathtaking beaches of the East Cape offer a taste of classic Baja Sur - with pristine stretches of sand overlooking the aquamarine waters of the Sea of Cortez.
Paradise just Beyond Los Cabos
While the East Cape is an easy day trip to vibrant Cabo San Lucas, you'll feel like you are worlds away from the bustle of Cabo's marina, resorts, and downtown action. East Cape waters are known for outstanding fishing, surfing, and windsurfing. This area is home to some of the region's most well-known surf spots, including Nine Palms, Shipwrecks, La Fortuna, and Zacatitos. With the backdrop of rugged desert hills dotted with cacti and the sounds of crashing waves, the East Cape offers a slower pace with convenient access to the area's activities if you choose to explore.
Small villages dot the desert landscape of this wildly beautiful coastline. Be sure to stop at Buzzard's Bar & Grill for wonderful casual dining and drinks in a beachside setting.
- Distance from San José del Cabo Airport (SJD): 20 miles
- Distance from Cabo San Lucas: 35 miles
- The vibe: Tranquil, without being too remote.
- Known for: Secluded beaches, fishing, surfing.
- Day trips: 1.5 hour drive to Cabo, or head up the coast to Cabo Pulmo.
EAST CAPE VILLAS
Villa Kash 4 BRLuxury Beachfront Villa on the Peaceful East Cape
The capital of the state of Baja California Sur, La Paz is a city filled with culture and history. The surrounding region is home to some of the area's most breathtaking beaches, with enchanting islands just offshore.
Natural Beauty and Local Culture
La Paz itself is a busy commercial center, boasting attractive colonial architecture, ferry service connecting port cities, and a lively cultural scene. The stunningly beautiful Balandra Beach in La Paz is one of the area's most-photographed scenic attractions. Approximately 38 miles from La Paz, Bahia de los Sueños ("The Bay of Dreams") is an immaculate bay lined with white sand beaches. Home to vacation rental Rancho de Costa, this area is known for excellent sportfishing for dorado and roosterfish. Relax in serenity and enjoy the quiet pace, and magnificent natural scenery just a 45-minute drive from La Paz. This area is also great for kayaking, snorkeling and standup paddle boarding.
- Distance from Bahia de los Sueños to La Paz Airport (LAP): 43 miles
- Distance from San José del Cabo Airport (SJD): 96 miles
- Distance from Cabo San Lucas: 122 miles
- The vibe: Classic Baja Sur serenity and natural beauty.
- Known for: Tranquil white sand beaches, sport fishing
- Day trips: Explore the history and culture of capital city La Paz
LA PAZ VILLAS
Rancho de CostaOne-of-a-Kind Beachfront Estate on the Bay of Dreams
One of only three living coral reef systems in North America, Cabo Pulmo is a National Marine Reserve known throughout the world as an incredible diving and snorkeling location.
Coral Reef with World-Class Diving
Recognized as one of the most prestigious dive spots for eco-travelers in search of unique marine life and unspoiled waters, Cabo Pulmo is located approximately 2 hours by car from Cabo San Lucas. Rainbow-colored reef fish dart among intriguing varieties of coral, curious sea lions observe divers, sea turtles, manta rays and sharks swim through the Sea of Cortez waters. Villa Bahia de Los Frailes, a luxurious vacation rental overlooking a beautiful bay, offers a convenient nearby home base to explore Cabo Pulmo.
- Distance from San José del Cabo Airport (SJD): 56 miles
- Distance from Cabo San Lucas: 82 miles
- The vibe: Bucket list location for eco-tourism
- Known for: Coral reef with outstanding scuba diving, snorkeling
- Day trips: 2 hour drive to Cabo San Lucas
CABO PULMO VILLAS
Villa Bahia de los FrailesBeachfront Villa Close to Cabo Pulmo Diving & Snorkeling
Along the Pacific-facing coast just north of Cabo San Lucas, new developments of luxury vacation communities are offering an incomparable blend of serenity, high-end accommodations, and excellent proximity to the area's top attractions.
Luxury and Sunsets on the Ocean
Enjoy spectacular sunsets, world-class golf courses, and resort-style amenities within an easy drive of Cabo's downtown, marina, and activities. These private gated communities include Diamante, home to a 10-acre manmade Crystal Lagoon, as well as golf courses designed by Tiger Woods and Davis Love III. This stretch of coastline offers stunning views of the mighty Pacific Ocean, with sights of migrating whales passing along the shore during winter months.
- Distance from San José del Cabo Airport (SJD): 33 miles
- Distance from Cabo San Lucas: 8 miles
- The vibe: Luxury and ocean views just outside of Cabo
- Known for: World-class private resort developments.
- Day trips: 30-minute drive to Cabo San Lucas