Cortes himself first visited Los Cabos
in 1535. However it was a Jesuit mission built in 1730 that first
brought European civilization to this region. During the 19th
century Los Cabos became a modest center of
commerce for passing ships and today is a town of 40,000.
Los Cabos has a more subdued mature atmosphere
compared to Cabo San Lucas, which is better suited
for singles and young couples.
Superb sport fishing and a thriving beach community have
put these towns, located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, on the
vacation destination map. Water enthusiasts can keep busy snorkeling
in blue-water bays or exploring the coast in a kayak. Take a whale
watching tour on the waters of Los Cabos to search
for humpback and grey whales. These incredible creatures use this
area as the birthplace and nursing ground for their young.
the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, you'll discover
towering rock formations and a dramatic stone arch rising
from the sea. You can also stroll on white-sand beaches and
check out the active nightlife of Cabo San Lucas.