Located at the most southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos has a lot to offer expats in Mexico: It’s easy to get to, the weather is spectacular, the local Mexican people are incredibly friendly and the action is endless.
Los Cabos is the name for the 20-mile coastal corridor at the very tip of Baja California Sur. In Spanish, Los Cabos means “The Capes.” Cabo San Lucas in English is “Cape St. Luke” and San Jose del Cabo translates to “St. Joseph of the Cape.” San Jose del Cabo is often known for being cleaner, quieter and artsy. On the other hand, Cabo San Lucas is most known as the place to party! But there is so much more to Los Cabos.
The Capes, where the desert meets the sea.
Los Cabos was remote and rural until the late 20th century when the Mexican government began to develop Cabo San Lucas for tourism. Longtime residents speak of a time when the roads were all dirt, the markets were few, chickens ran wild and the marina was absent. It’s so hard to imagine what Cabo was like before tourists began arriving in droves. The Los Cabos I know is up-to-date with many luxury lifestyle options.
As one of Mexico’s premier tourism destinations, Los Cabos, is now home to some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts, outstanding spas, award-winning restaurants, top ranked golf courses and amazing tours, activities, and adventures.
A few reasons to visit or move to Los Cabos.
Beaches: Los Cabos beaches are some of the most beautiful you will find in Mexico. Beaches on the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez coastlines include:
- El Medano (Spring Break)
- Playa El Amor (Lover’s Beach)
- Bahia Chileno
- Santa Maria
- Costa Azul (Surfer’s Beach)
- Playa Las Viudas (Widow’s Beach)
- Playa Bledito (San Jose)
- Los Cerritos (Todos Santos)
Fishing: Cabo San Lucas, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez = World Class Fishing! Top fishing tournaments include:
- Stars & Stripes
- Los Cabos Billfish
- Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore
- Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore
- Bisbee’s Black & Blue
- Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot
- Golfing: Some of the best golf courses in the world can be found in Los Cabos:
- Cabo del Sol
- Cabo Real (Public)
- Palmilla (Public)
- Chilean Bay
- Club Compestre (Public)
- Puerto Los Cabos (1 Public)
- Rancho San Lucas
Shopping: From the flea market at the marina to the Puerto Paraiso Mall and all the way to the ArtWalk in San Jose del Cabo, you can absolutely shop ‘til you drop!
There is an abundance of outdoor activities in Los Cabos, so try one of these: sailing, hiking, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, biking, kayaking, wave running, surfing, parasailing, horseback riding, golfing, playing tennis or hanging out at your favorite resort or beach.
As you can see, Los Cabos has a lot to offer expats in Mexico and tourists. Come visit Los Cabos or find out from me how to become an expat and have a wonderful lifestyle in Los Cabos, Mexico.