The cities, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, are together known as Los Cabos. At the tip of the peninsula, the tourist towns welcome cruise ships and host an international airport. All-inclusive hotels, condominiums, and a world-class marina in Cabo San Lucas entertain visitors. Los Cabos is very different from other cities and pueblos on the peninsula due to its fast pace and party atmosphere. Nevertheless, the outdoor activities dominate the local and tourist trades.
Ann Zwinger spend the majority of her time in the cape region of Baja, including Los Cabos. Although the cities have change a lot since her first visit, a few miles outside of town a shift occurs and Baja’s original landscape emerges. Zwinger’s descriptions and drawings of plants and animals of the region are still relevant today, even as Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo continue to develop as tourist meccas.
The cities’ location, on the tip of the peninsula, allows for easy travel to the east coast on the Gulf of California or the Pacific coast. Sports fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling, and whale watching are all popular water activities, while ATV trails dominate the area’s dry river beds. In the cooler months, mountain biking and hiking are popular.
Oftentimes, it is difficult to overlook the inundation of tourists in the city. However, any serious traveler will be able to look beyond the holiday traffic to the region’s natural beauty. El Arco is visible from most of the high points and beaches, while the hills surrounding Cabo San Lucas provide a picturesque view from any angle.