Steeped in rich natural and cultural history, the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula is home to a bounty of fascinating colonial villages and natural attractions.
With the recent construction of paved four-lane highways through Cabo’s Tourist Corridor, accessing surrounding villages and national parks from Cabo San Lucas is easier than ever. In just an hour drive visitors can immerse themselves in Mexico’s diverse and charming culture.
Here are three of our favourite day trips from the city.
A two-hour drive north up the scenic coastline from Cabo San Lucas will bring you to the city of La Paz. This region is a hotbed of culture and home to a number of museums including the Regional Museum of Anthropology and History in Baja California Sur and fascinating Whale Museum.
The bustling waterfront promenade, known by locals as the 'Malecon', boasts some of the city’s best dining experiences and is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.
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Todos Santos has remained under the tourist radar up until recent years. This town is best known as home to the Hotel California- the infamous namesake of the Eagles’ 1977 single.
Visitors are invited to the town’s art district on the first Friday of every month to explore local galleries and enjoy live music as a part of the popular Todos Santos Art Walk.
Todos Santos is a one-hour drive from Cabo San Lucas and can also be accessed through guided tours with Baja Outback and Cabo San Lucas Tours.
Located just two hours outside of Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Pulmo National Park is a World Heritage-listed site and the oldest of three remaining coral reefs in North America.
As a haven for more than 800 marine species, Cabo Pulmo is one of the most sought after diving destinations on the continent.
Visitors can explore the vibrant underwater world of the eight fingers of living coral reef through snorkelling, scuba diving and even glass-bottom boats through guided tours and diving courses.