CABO SUNRISE OR SUNSET:
What a Beautiful Way to Start and Then Finish Every Day!
CABO LIVING: What a Wonderful way of life!
Los Cabos is a municipality located at the tip of Baja California, Mexico, which translates to “The Capes” in English. It includes what locals call “The Pacific Side” from Todos Santos south to the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, as well as the 25 mile Tourist Corridor connecting the two, and ending in an area known as “The East Cape” on the Sea of Cortez. The area’s economy, like many resort areas in Mexico, was once based on fishing but is now geared towards tourism, though sport fishing is one of the area’s main attractions.
An unearthly combination of desert, mountain and seascapes along the southern tip of the planet’s fourth longest peninsula, Baja California Sur (BCS, Mexico) is a land of starkly beautiful contrasts. Graced with mountains soaring to 6000 ft. and majestic deserts surrounded by brilliantly hued waters, it’s simultaneously hard to get to and very accessible.
The climate in Baja Sur is arid with over 330 days of sunshine, though there are some reports of over 350 days of sun. Average annual rainfall is 5-10 inches, most of which occurs during the months of September and October.Our average year-round temperatures are in the moderate high 80’s. During the high tourist season, October to April, the temperature is typically 80°F during the day, cooling to the mid-high 60’s at night. In the low season, May to September, the temperature will go up to the mid 90s°F during the day, and stay in the upper 70’s and low 80’s in the evening. The average year-round water temperature in the Sea of Cortez is 80°F.
Sunrises and sunsets here in Los Cabos are dramatic, and frequently so surprising in their brilliant hues that photographs just can’t capture their true radience. You must experience one! Interested yet?
The 2000 census reported that Baja California Sur has 424,041 inhabitants, or less than half a percent (<0.5%) of Mexico’s total population.It is the least-populated state in the country, both in number of inhabitants and population density. However, it has one of the highest growth rates in all of Mexico (3% in 2000). These statistics are quoted from the “International Community Foundation” website, and may be in part due to the fact Los Cabos is accessible within hours by air from most major cities in the United States and Mexico by Aeromexico, Aero California, Alaska Airlines, Continental, Mexicana Airlines, United Airlines, and various others from all major airports, including charter flights flying into the Los Cabos International Airport. From Los Angeles and San Diego, the flying time is approximately 2 hours. Barely enough time for a snack and a vacation champagne toast!
By land, Cabo is accessible via Highway 1, which runs the entire length of Baja California from the US border. There is Greyhound Bus service from Los Angeles to Tijuana via San Diego and then by Autotransportes Aguila Tres Estrellas de Oro from Tijuana to La Paz and then on to Cabo San Lucas or by various other tour bus operators. From Tijuana, the drive is quite long (22 hours by car and 30+ hours by Greyhound). The roads are narrow, but in decent condition, so if you decide to personally partake in the beauty of the region, be alert and careful. Don’t drive at night, as the baja is a free-range zone, and cows, goats, and horses can frequently be seen in the middle of the highway. And one last thing; watch for those “curvas peligrosas” (dangerous curves). In Mexico they don’t waste time with unnecessary signage!