About Los Cabos

 

CABO INTRO

El ArcoLos Cabos is one of the most beautiful and exclusive destinations in Mexico. Los Cabos is located at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula.

Along the Corridor and you will most of the luxurious resorts, impressive spas and championship golf courses for which Los Cabos has become famous. The Corridor is also home to some of the area’s best beaches for water sports.

Los Cabos is truly a blue-water paradise. Our pristine swimming beaches, 350 days of sunshine, deep-sea fishing and dramatic oceanfront settings serve as constant inspiration beckoning vacationers, homeowners and guests back again and again. Once you visit Cabo, it’s likely you come back again and again.

Los Cabos Information

  •      Main industry: Tourism
  •      Attractions: Golf, sport fishing, spas
  •      Population: 164,162
  •      Avg. temperature: 78 degrees Fahrenheit/26 C (year-round)
  •      Rain: Less than 10 inches per year
  •      Notable Landmark: The Arch, or “Lands End.” The southern most point on the Baja Peninsula.
  •      Seas: The Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean

Truly a unique destination, Los Cabos has been recognized by the travel industry’s leading consumer and trade publications, Travel + Leisure and our amazing properties have been featured in world-wide publications like Architectural Digest, Robb Report  and more. In fact, in 2011 Los Cabos was voted the No. 1 resort destination in Mexico by TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards, an accolade determined annually by millions of real travelers and their reviews. Los Cabos continues to be a favorite destination for those who want to life the lifestyle that they’ve earned.

Even more exciting, in 2012 Los Cabos played host to an elite collection of international dignitaries and heads of state from the most powerful nations in the world as they convened at the new Los Cabos Convention Center at the 2012 G20.

 

HOW TO GET HERE

how to get to cabo san lucas mexicoAirlines will sometimes refer to this resort destination as either Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo or Los Cabos — but no matter what you call it, we hope you call it your favorite Mexican destination.

Flight is the preferred means of traveling to Cabo. The regional airport, Los Cabos International Airport(SJD) is located outside of San Jose del Cabo and will take approximately 30-45 minutes to travel to Cabo San Lucas. In 2011, the airport handled 2,807,000 passengers.

For General Aviation or Private Jets, Terminal 2 is used.Charter companies such as Jetset Charter fly a variety of private charter aircraft and jets, from charter luxury Gulfstream’s down to economical piston twins for small groups and individuals.

Cabo San Lucas International Airport (CSL). Only 15 minutes to downtown Cabo San Lucas.This is the airport to use for private aircraft and small charter flights.

 

FISHING IN CABO SAN LUCAS

cabo san lucas fishingHollywood stars, such as Bing Crosby and John Wayne, lured by the legendary sport fishing initially put Cabos on the tourist map back in the 1950s.

Ranked among the top five fishing destinations on the planet, Los Cabos holds the title as the “Marlin Capital of the World.” The destination’s azure waters entice black, blue and striped marlin that weigh in as big as 1,000 pounds. Marlin is the number one fish in Los Cabos because it is present throughout the year, with peak months being May, June, December and January. However, recent records show that in summer months the catch per boat varies from one to ten fish in a single day.

Apart from marlin, you will also encounter sailfish,dorado, roosterfish, shark, snapper, swordfish, wahoo and yellowfin tuna in the waters of the Sea of Cortez.

Fishing tournaments:

Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournaments have been taking place in the Los Cabos region of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico for over 30 years. The Bisbee’s are currently producing three tournaments – Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore in Buenavista which takes place each July, and the Los Cabos Offshore Charity Tournament and Black & Blue Marlin Tournament which take place every October in Cabo San Lucas. In 2006 the Black & Blue had its biggest overall cash payout of $4,165,960. This was, and remains, the largest payout in sportfishing history.

Year 2012 was the best fishing ever for the 14 years the Cabo Tuna Jackpot has been held. There was one tuna over 300 pounds, 11 over 200 pounds and more than 25 over 100 pounds brought to the scales.

The size of the fish was not the only thing that grew this year. We had 108 teams last year, but this year we had a field of 121. We offered $438,000 in price money in 2011,in 2012 it was $564,000.

 

WHALE WATCHING

whale watching sea of cortezEach year in early autumn, one of nature’s most delightful signs of seasonal change occurs—the migration of hundreds of whales from the frigid waters of the Arctic to the warm, calm waters surrounding the Baja Peninsula. And, from December to March, there is no better place to view such a spectacle than Los Cabos.

The whales make their way south completing the 19,312-km (12,000-mile) migration by late December, staying until late March when they repeat their journey northward. Ideal climate, shallow waters, salinity and abundant marine life make the bays and lagoons north of Los Cabos the perfect place for whales to birth and rear their young. Of the 11 species of whales found worldwide, eight venture to the waters off Los Cabos, including minke, bryde’s, fin, sei, humpback, gray and blue. This six-month, round-trip sojourn is the longest trip made by any animal in the world.

 

DIVING

cabo pulmo divingUnspoiled beaches, luxury resorts, world-renowned golf courses and sport fishing… just when you’re thinking Los Cabos has it all, don’t overlook Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park in the East Cape. Its shallow bay cradles three living reefs, including the only hard coral reef in North America. A kaleidoscope of vibrant tropical fish and turquoise blue waters await your discovery at Cabo Pulmo, a family-oriented and ecofriendly park.

Jacques Cousteau once called the sea of Cortez with its eight reef fingers, “The Aquarium of the World”. The Sea contains 39 percent of the world’s total number of species of marine mammals and is recognized by UNESCO for its extraordinary importance

 

YACHTING

Yachting in CaboThe Marina at Puerto Los Cabos is the gateway to the Sea of Cortez and the world’s finest sport-fishing grounds. With slips that hold boats of up to 400 feet in length the Marina at Puerto Los Cabos provides the most exclusive, all-inclusive, secure, fully enjoyable and relaxing destination experience that you will find anywhere in Mexico. Currently at the Marina at Puerto Los Cabos we have 200 slips available and a boatyard with Dry-stack and a 150-ton travel lift in place. “The initial plan was an immediate build-out,” explained Captain Jim Elfers, the marina manager. “But we had to adjust our plans because of the economic situation. We’ll be at full size, 420 slips, three to four years from now.”Marina Cabo San Lucas is a world-class destination marina that offers an outstanding range of on-site conveniences for luxury yacht owners, their guests and crew members.

The marina features 380 slips and accommodates vessels up to 375 feet with a max 24 foot draft and boasts the highest quality services and amenities expected at a luxury yachting marina.  Strategically located in the harbor of Cabo San Lucas, at the very tip of the Baja Peninsula, the marina hosts renowned sport fishing tournaments for marlin, tuna, dorado, and wahoo.

 

GOLFING

golfing at cabo realLos Cabos has also become one of the world’s top golf destinations. Designer Jack Nicklaus has certainly left his mark on this Baja Peninsula. His 27-hole Palmilla, was the first Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course in Mexico. The Ocean, Desert and Mountain nines are brilliantly routed layouts over ponds and around desert scrub.

The Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol opened in 1994. Jack Nicklaus, intent on creating “the Pebble Beach of the Baja”, on what he described as “the best piece of golf property I have ever seen”, clearly succeeded—in spades! The 7,047-yard, par-72 layout boasts seven fairways that nudge the jagged coastline of the azure Sea of Cortez. It’s one of the few layouts on the planet to embrace ocean, mountain and desert environments.

Also at Cabo del Sol, you’ll want to tackle the Tom Weiskopf-designed Desert Course. Bring lots of balls as there are plenty of forced carries.

The newest of the Nicklaus courses is Club Campestre San Jose, a par-71 measuring 7,055 yards with ocean vistas on every fairway.

Puerto Los Cabos offers the unique chance to play a composite 18 holes by both Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman.

Eventually each designer will have his own signature 18 holes but for now it’s fun to sample their contrasting styles.

At Cabo Real, a Robert Trent Jones. Jr. championship design, the first six holes wind their way up the mountainside, before gradually meandering back to sea level.

Finally, at Cabo San Lucas Country Club (formerly The Raven), Roy Dye’s layout is the most forgiving of the lot and a joy to play, especially the vista of the Sea of Cortez and Land’s End on the 18th.

 

SPAS

one and only palmilla spa in cabo san lucas mexicoLos Cabos’ world-class spas have made it Mexico’s premier pampering destination. The numerous spas offer multi-sensory experiences with the backdrop and soundtrack of remarkable natural beauty.

The Armonia Spa at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica focuses on holistic wellness journeys. The Playa Grande Resort & Spa excels in thalassotherapy healing treatments using local seawater and seaweed. The Auriga Spa at the Capella Resort draws upon pre-Hispanic rituals and therapies, including signature treatments based on lunar cycles. The Spa at Esperanza uses fresh fruits, herbs and sea greens to renew, rejuvenate and relax its guests.

A visit to the Steam Cave is a must. The award-winning One&Only Spa at Palmilla offers chocolate synergy, Mayan deep tissue and a profoundly relaxing underwater massage in your own private pool in a secluded garden. These are but a few of the spa temptations in Los Cabos that will leave you rejuvenated, relaxed and revived. Los Cabos is truly a mecca for discerning spa aficionados and those who are soon to be converted.

 

REAL ESTATE

snell real estate office in palmillaSnell Real Estate is the largest independent luxury real estate brokerage in Baja, specializing in the finest properties available in Los Cabos.
With a team of 30+ realtors and support staff, Snell Real Estate positioning as the top-selling, high-end brokerage in Los Cabos, bringing with it over $1.3 billion in sales closed since the company’s inception. Snell Real Estate remainds dedicated to providing premium services to clients. With an active listing volume of nearly $400 million, Snell Real Estate exclusively represents the communities of Villas Del Mar, Espiritu Del Mar, Oasis Palmilla and Villas Del Mar, Puerto Los Cabos, Cabo Real, Club Campestre and Exclusive Listings within communities like Palmilla, Cabo del Sol, Punta Ballena, Querencia and more.

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