BEACHES OF THE BAJA
The serene and exotic settings found on the Cabo San Lucas beaches is a breathtaking scene for sunset walks, relaxing and sunbathing, while the warm, pristine waters invite you to an endless array of activities. First-rate snorkeling and diving are among the favorites, but Cabo San Lucas has much more. Wave Runners, and Jet Skis are ready to take you on an adrenaline ride, and for those who like the view from a different perspective parasailing is a thrill. From the Pacific Side’s vista of the Pacific ocean, to Land’s End at the tip of the Baja Peninsula in Cabo San Lucas, through the 20-mile Tourist Corridor to San José del Cabo and even further on the Sea of Cortez to the East Cape, the beaches of Los Cabos are unsurpassed, offering tourists exactly what they’re looking for: tranquility, striking beauty, safe, crystal-clear waters, crashing waves on rocky coastlines, and, most of all-fun!
Need a day in the sun and sand, or just adventurous at heart and have no car? Your day on a sandy beach can still happen! Autotransportes del Noroeste, SuburCabos, and InterBaja buses run approximately every 20 minutes back and forth from San Lucas to San José, daily from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. with stops near most beach accesses. Let the driver know your stop in advance. The 2010 fare is about $2.00 U.S. each way, but remember that U.S. and Canadian coins are not legal currency in México, so take your pesos with you. Local tour companies also organize snorkel, kayak and beach trips by van or boat to Bahía Santa María and Bahía Chileno, at Km13 on the twenty mile-long Tourist Corridor.
Along the Pacific Side, between Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos, you’ll find numerous expansive, white sand Turtle Beaches. Remember, on the Pacific Side swimming is limited to a small number of ‘coves’ offering protection from the riptides. Do not ignore the no-swimming signs, but the sun still shines on lounge chairs here; the whales are on display through mid April, and the beaches are tremendous for other activities, such as ATV, horseback riding and exploring the intermittent rocky coastline.
Cabo San Lucas is is best known for the famous Arch: “El Arco” pictured in the upper left margin, which is actually the southernmost tip of the entire Baja Peninsula, at Lands End. It’s water sports include world class sport fishing and scuba diving.
The Cabo San Lucas Tourist Corridor connects San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Here you will find your choice of popular beaches including Playa Santa Maria, Chileno, Monuments Beach, Twin Dolphin Beach, Costa Azul, Palmilla, Playa Acapulquito, Bledito, Playa Cabo Real and more.
Fronting on the beautiful Gulf of California, San Jose del Cabo offers outstanding swimming, kayaking, water skiing, Jet Ski jaunts and SCUBA diving and snorkeling. The warm, clear waters will beckon you, and you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away!
Heading northeast out of San José del Cabo is an unpaved road leading to the area called The East Cape,. This is one of the most scenic drives in Los Cabos, but better yet, the road passes dozens of beaches, most of which are deserted. From Los Frailes at the south end to Bahía de Los Sueños (formerly Bahía de Los Muertos) to the north, you’ll find over sixty miles of virtually unspoiled coastline, where the beaches are wide and empty and the water is calm, warm and clear
We’d like your visit to turn into a permanent residency here in paradise at Land’s End. Safety issues and standards in a foreign country are always different, and frequently a surprise to vacationers. Be sure to read about safety issues in Baja Sur before you head out to the beach.