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Understanding Los Cabos

With the opening of Garza Blanca Los Cabos just around the corner, we want to share some information about the area, for those who might not be familiar. The term “Los Cabos” refers to the area of the southern Baja California Peninsula that includes Cabo San Lucas, San Jose Del Cabo and the corridor in between the two cities.

Cabo San Lucas is at the southernmost tip of the peninsula. It is the largest city in the Los Cabos area, and perhaps the well-known city in the area. Swimmable beaches, water activities, entertainment and nightlife can be found here. Medano Beach is the main beach in Cabo San Lucas. You can go parasailing, jet skiing, paddleboarding and kayaking off Medano Beach. The Marina and Downtown are walkable areas full of shops, restaurants and bars. You can indulge in high-end luxury shopping at stores such as Louis Vuitton,  Coach and Rolex Luxury Avenue in the Marina, and Plaza Puerto Paraiso downtown. You can take high-end charter boat rides and glass bottom boat rides from the Marina. The Land’s End Arch rock formation is off the coast of Cabo San Lucas.

San Jose Del Cabo is further north, and on the east side of the peninsula, near the airport. It’s a smaller town, more laid back, quieter, and more artsy and quaint. It’s the historic center of the area and features cobblestone streets, small art galleries, artisan shops, and boutique restaurants. There are large beaches here, but some areas have stronger currents and steep drop offs, and some beaches are rocky and unswimmable, so check for information before you head out. There are plenty of watersports in the San Jose Del Cabo area too, including surfing, but many of the snorkel and dive trips, dinner cruises, Pirate ships, and water activities leave from the Cabo San Lucas Marina. Nightlife is not as extensive in San Jose Del Cabo, so many visitors take a taxi or bus into Cabo San Lucas to go party at the nightclubs.

The two cities are connected by a sandy strip of land and highway referred to as the Corridor.

Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos is located at the midpoint on the corridor between both cities, which makes it the perfect home base from which to experience both “Cabos”.  The resort has its own swimmable beach, and it’s just a short 20 minute taxi or bus ride in either direction to downtown Cabo San Lucas or downtown San Jose Del Cabo.