Cabo San Lucas Luxury City Guide: Known as the jewel of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas has something for everyone, whether you're planning a family vacation or a romantic getaway.
Historically speaking, Cabo was once a frequent provision stop for pirates awaiting passage of Spanish ships. Nowadays, Cabo is an epicenter of fine dining and one of the most active night cultures in the world.
Cabo has become a premiere resort destination, thanks to its striking desert landscape. Bordered by miles of white sandy beach and clear, azure waters, Cabo is also surrounded by a stunning desert landscape, featuring an array of cacti and huge mountains. Just outside Cabo San Lucas and its booming nightlife, is one of the world's most awesome natural wonders, El Arco.
The bay of Cabo San Lucas has gone though several changes throughout history, being a port for pirate ships and becoming a fishing and canning village. Now, it is the site of many luxury yachts and fishermen in search of the area's famed marlin.
The downtown area of Cabo is filled with fine dining and nightlife and often caters to a younger crowd.
The nearby town of Los Cabos sports a more relaxed atmosphere and has an ecologically protected nature preserve estuary in the center of its downtown. You can also find shopping, jewelry stores and more.
Must Sees & Do's:
There is no shortage of outdoor activities in Cabo. Active outdoor lovers can take their pick of world class golf courses, fishing, parasailing, swimming, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, rock climbing and more.
Because of its location on the peninsula, Cabo's best attractions are the endless strips of white sand beaches, including Twin Dolphin and Playa San Pedro.
For shoppers, the Puerto Paraiso Entertainment Plaza is a merging of indoor and outdoor shopping centers. International favorites including Guess, Quicksilver, Mossimo, and Dolce & Gabbana as well as local designers like Tropica Calypso Swimwear and jewelry stores including Joyeria México Lindo's and Tanya Moss. Art galleries and entertainment are also all within the extensive Mexican-colonial built structure.
Wining and Dining:
With one of the world's most notorious nightlife scenes, Cabo is filled with some of the best restaurants, bars and clubs anywhere.
Cabo is a famous stomping ground for musician Sammy Haggar, and his Sammy Haggar's Cabo Wabo Cantina is a must-see for old-school music lovers.
7 Seas Restaurant combines some of the most elegant in Mexican cuisine with stunning ocean views. Conveniently located in the Cabo Surf Hotel and Spa, 7 Seas offers an extensive international wine list as well as local liqueurs.
For some of the best food in Cabo, try Casa Rafael's. Located in a boutique hotel, Casa Rafael's features innovative cuisine as well as a piano bar, cigar bar and live dinner music nightly.
El Squid Roe is one of Cabo's newest and hottest nightclubs. Covered in cheeky signs, El Squid Roe makes for great fun with its anything goes atmosphere.
For the VIP:
Cabo San Lucas has quickly blossomed from fishing village to a luxury resort town, becoming a favorite location spot for celebrities. Here's our list of special touches to enjoy Cabo like a star:
Cabo Concierge takes care of anything you may need while in Cabo. From personal chefs to childcare services, Cabo Concierge wants to make sure that your stay in Cabo San Lucas is restful and enjoyable. They can even help you make flight arrangements, plan your trip and where you'll stay.
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