ART WALK IN SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO
November through June, art galleries stay open late (until 9 p.m.) every Thursday in San José del Cabo’s historic art district, where many traditional adobe houses have been converted into galleries and studios. Select galleries serve food and drinks and visitors have the opportunity to meet resident artists, gallery owners and fellow art lovers.
BIG FISH IN A BIG POND
The excitement of Bisbee’s annual Black & Blue Marlin Tournament always spills over into the streets of Cabo San Lucas. Known as the Black & Blue, the five-day fishing competition draws thousands to the marina to watch man vs. fish. Gigantic fish are weighed, prizes won and subsequent celebrations involving just about everyone, center around Puerto Paraíso Entertainment Plaza.
FIESTA FOR FOODIES
Small fiestas take place at Plaza Teniente José Antonio Mijares, the main square in San José del Cabo throughout the year. But even if there’s no fiesta there is always plenty going on and it is an atmospheric place to visit at sunset when locals gather to enjoy food from stalls and food trucks. One of the biggest fiestas is the Festival of San José, the patron saint of San José del Cabo which runs for two weeks every March.
ONE NIGHT IN CABO
Cabo San Lucas is Mexico’s destination for nightlife. The energetic city is teeming with restaurants, cafés on the sand, curio shops, boutiques and Cabo’s famous nightlife with dancing and music into the wee hours at numerous clubs and bars.
Los Cabos offers an extraordinary wealth of rewarding activities and fun excursions. A sun, sea and sand wonderland, Cabo is famous for its world-class sport fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, yachting, sea kayaking, surfing and windsurfing.
The array of spectacular golf courses by top designers includes Robert Trent Jones II ‘s Cabo Real next to Las Ventanas. With 350 days of sunshine per year, the weather is almost always perfect for enjoying whale watching, all-terrain-vehicle safaris, horseback riding, swimming with dolphins and zip line experiences.
ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS RECOMMENDATIONS
Snorkeling and scuba diving
The Sea of Cortez is a colorful underwater world of beauty and wonder with living coral reefs, sand falls, ocean canyons and old shipwrecks to explore. Tropical fish, hammerhead sharks, moray eels and turtles abound.
Los Cabos is one of the world's great sport fishing destinations. Famous for its concentration of swordfish and sailfish, Cabo is known as "The Marlin Capital of the World." In addition to big trophy fish, fishing fans catch everything from mahi mahi and tuna to roosterfish, halibut, wahoo and corvina.
Sailing and kayaking
Los Cabos is a recreational sailor's dream with endless undeveloped coastline, small islands and open waters to explore. It is also a world-class sea-kayaking destination with coves, inlets, water caves and beaches that are only accessible by kayak.
Surfing in Cabo
Surfing is excellent on the Pacific coast of Southern Baja. There is an established surfing community, but it is not crowded and there is a choice of beaches with and breaks and waves suitable for experts and beginners alike. Windsurfing and paddle boarding is also available along the coast from the resort.
Los Cabos has evolved into one of Mexico's leading golf destinations with many spectacular courses, created by the biggest names in golf course design: Palmilla, and Cabo del Sol were designed by Jack Nicklaus; Cabo San Lucas Country Club by Roy and Pete Dye; and Cabo Real by Robert Trent Jones II.
Todos Santos is one of the colorful and charming towns and villages easily reached on day trips by road from Los Cabos. Visitors reach Todos Santos by taking a beautiful 50-mile drive up the Pacific coast from Cabo San Lucas through a desert landscape with a backdrop of jagged mountains. Originally a Jesuit mission and plantation, Todos Santos, is known for its fishing industry, fruit orchards and handmade crafts.
Miraflores and La Paz
About 35 miles north of San José del Cabo lies Miraflores, a quaint Baja village. The town is famous for its leather craftsmen and furniture makers. Further north, 124 miles from San José, is the main town and capital of Southern Baja, La Paz. Originally a pirates' haven, Italian missionaries built a church here more than 500 years ago and today it offers history, shopping, restaurants and more.