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.
MISSION SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO
Founded in 1730, Mission San José del Cabo was the southernmost Jesuit mission on the Baja California peninsula. The church is located on the Plaza Mijares amid charming streets lined with boutiques and stores.
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.
CELEBRATE THE EMBODIMENT OF CRAFTSMANSHIP
Explore traditional Mexican handicrafts crafted from local artisans filled with distinct Mexican flavors.
With 350 days of sunshine per year, Los Cabos offers an extraordinary wealth of rewarding activities and fun excursions that allow guests to taste its world-class sports. Being a home to contemporary galleries, San José del Cabo’s Art District presents guests with an enjoyable way to deepen their knowledge about the arts and culture. To mark this memorable journey, guests can take home artisan made crafts and objet d’art.
Luxury Avenue Boutique Mall
Located on the waterfront in Cabo San Lucas Luxury Avenue Boutique Mall is home to a wide variety of international prestigious international brands. A sophisticated retail experience, Luxury Avenue features lavish touches such as quartz columns, marble and granite floors and fountains.
On Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings, guests can visit the Cabo San Lucas Organic Farmers Market for an amazing variety of organic fruits and vegetables, freshly-caught seafood, eggs, cheeses and herbs, along with a selection of prepared foods. Local artisans also showcase their work at the market.
Los Cabos’ unique history has created a distinctive culture that is authentically Mexican but infused with international flair. The area’s time-honored festivals like the Festival of San José and newer traditions like sport fishing tournaments and jazz festivals, showcase its rich and colorful culture.
Behind San José del Cabo’s historic main square lies the town’s expanding Art District, where high-end galleries showcase original paintings, sculpture and jewelry by local folk artists and international contemporary artists. The Art District is also home to some of the area’s top restaurants.
Old Town Gallery
Situated in San José del Cabo’s flourishing Art District, the Old Town Gallery showcases fine art by prominent Mexican and international artists who either live in Los Cabos or visit often. Enhancing the gallery experience, featured artists regularly stop by to discuss their work and inspiration.
For the past ten years, Pez Gordo has established itself as the leading contemporary art gallery in San José del Cabo’s Art District. Featuring innovative work by artists throughout Mexico, the United States and South America, Pez Gordo is one of the most unique and exciting galleries in the area.
Casa Don Pablo Gallery
Located in San José del Cabo’s Art District, Gallery Casa Don Pablo has a little bit of everything. Among its wide selection of original Mexican artwork, shoppers can find traditional pottery, woodcarvings, antique knick knacks, fine silver jewelry, paintings and historic photographs of local Los Cabos culture.
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.
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.
In the heart of San José del Cabo lies a tropical estuary home to much of southern Baja’s wildlife. Birdwatchers will delight in the 250 species of birds that frequent the estuary, and all guests will love strolling along the paths amidst the natural beauty of Los Cabos.
Puerto Los Cabos Marina
The Puerto Los Cabos Marina lets guests experience the world’s most bountiful waters for deep sea, big-game fishing. With guidance from knowledgeable captains, guests can hook the catch of a lifetime.