Cabo San Lucas Travel Guide

Located at the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, Baja California Sur, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez at the iconic stone arch of Land's End ("El Arco"), Cabo San Lucas (also known simply as "Cabo") is all about non-stop action, hot nightlife, celebrity sightings, gorgeous sunny beaches, world-class sportfishing and spectacular golf courses designed by some of the world's most legendary professional golfers.

All of this is complemented by luxurious amenities and the breathtaking natural beauty of turquoise ocean waters and the striking surrounding desert landscape dotted with cacti. While Cabo San Lucas has long been known for its party-loving spirit, the destination has established itself as a luxury getaway spot with incredibly high-end accommodations as well as a family-friendly vacation choice with value-minded options.

In part, Cabo San Lucas (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Cabo St Lucas) has become a hot vacation destination for its convenience; it's just a quick flight from most U.S. cities and English is widely spoken in the resort areas. And of course, there are the luxurious accommodations including magnificent private villa rentals and spectacular resorts. Whether you're planning a stay in an oceanfront vacation rental with family and friends, or are looking for a relaxing getaway in an all-inclusive resort, you're sure to discover the perfect spot for an unforgettable escape in Cabo San Lucas. A favorite for destination weddings, Cabo's outstanding villas and resorts offer the ideal venue for a special celebration, whether it's a dream wedding in paradise, a milestone birthday party, anniversary party, family reunion or other special event.

The city's action is centered around Cabo's world-class marina where beautiful luxury yachts dock and fishing charters head out in search of marlin, dorado, tuna and other big-game species. In the surrounding downtown streets you'll find a lively scene teeming with restaurants, nightclubs and shops selling everything from handmade souvenirs to designer clothing. And for people watching, nothing beats Cabo's beautifully swimmable Médano Beach where you can sip a margarita with your toes in the sand at one of the beachfront restaurants or clubs. Médano Beach is also a great spot to hop on a jet ski. To visit Cabo's famous El Arco and postcard-perfect Lover's Beach, it's easy to catch a water taxi or glass-bottom boat from the marina or Médano beach. A sunset cruise in Cabo is another great way to view the stone arch.

Top Vacation Rentals in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

A villa rental is a perfect choice for families and groups in Cabo San Lucas, offering exceptional privacy and vacation value. A villa can also be an excellent choice for a destination wedding or other special celebration. Vacation rentals in Cabo offer you the comforts of home with many luxurious extras, as well as ocean views, private pools, and a host of amenities to make your stay unforgettable.

All-Inclusive Resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo's luxury resorts line the warm sands of Médano Beach as well as the long stretch of Pedregal and Solmar beaches facing the Pacific. Many guests enjoy the convenience of an all-inclusive resort vacation. All-inclusive resorts offer a variety of gourmet international dining options, with dining, beverages and some activities included in the nightly rate.

Fishing Charters in Cabo San Lucas

The waters around Cabo San Lucas provide some of the finest fishing in the world with a variety of species and year-round abundance of marlin. In fact, Cabo has earned the title of "Marlin Capital of the World" for its outstanding populations of striped, black and blue marlin. A sportfishing trip to Cabo is adventure travel indeed! Charter boats provide an excellent way to tackle the true Los Cabos fishing experience. Anglers can also try their hands at catching a prize dorado (mahi-mahi), wahoo, roosterfish, tuna and other species. A number of prestigious fishing tournaments take place in Cabo San Lucas each year drawing international competitors with large cash prizes. We work with an outstanding local fishing charter fleet with over 40 years of experience offering expert captains, crews and a variety of vessels to meet your fishing needs in Cabo.

Our Top Restaurant Picks

Cabo San Lucas is becoming a true foodie destination offering everything from authentic Baja fish tacos in local eateries to gourmet dining with celebrity chefs and farm-to-table organic restaurants. You'll discover that you can eat your way through Cabo while sampling international cuisines in a variety of breathtaking scenic ocean-view restaurants. Freshly caught local seafood is always a highlight in Cabo's restaurants. However, whatever your dining preference, you'll find countless outstanding options in Cabo San Lucas. Be sure to enjoy one of the area's many oceanfront restaurants.

Lorenzillo's - The Live Lobster House
Blvd. Lazaro Cardenas Esq. Malecon S/N
Telephone: 105-0212 FAX: 105-0213 E-mail: [email protected] s.com.mx

At Lorenzillo's, the "Live Lobster House" you can dine inside in the nautical themed restaurant or on the patio with spectacular views of the Marina. This restaurant, a recipient of the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award, features fresh live lobster as well as great steak and seafood dishes. Your view overlooking the yacht-filled harbor below can only be made more perfect by a starry moonlit sky. Come and visit Lorenzillo's, where memories are made.

CUISINE : International Cuisine
COST: Over $30
Misiones de Kino
Vicente Guerrero and 5 de Mayo, 3 blocks from Cabo Coffee Co.
624-105-1408

With a charming cottage setting, a palapa and a lush garden patio, Misiones de Kino offers an intimate setting to enjoy some fantastic international cuisine. Quickly becoming a favorite with locals and visitors alike, Misiones de Kino serves unique appetizers and creative cuisine fusing Italian and Mexican influences. Enjoy crab cakes, fresh seafood, Mexican dishes featuring the owner’s popular secret sauce recipe and more. Sip a cocktail at the bar and enjoy friendly service in a casual, fun atmosphere.

CUISINE : International Cuisine
COST: Over $30
Mama’s Royal Cafe logo
Mama’s Royal Cafe
Hidalgo St. between Zapata and Madero downtown Cabo San Lucas
624 143 4290

One of the favorite spots for breakfast in Cabo San Lucas, this casual eatery offers up all the American and Mexican favorites, including amazing fresh toast, eggs Benedict, omelets and huevos rancheros.

CUISINE : International Cuisine
COST: Over $30