If you're looking for the perfect outdoor Mexican adventure, Los Cabos will not disappoint. This beach destination on the tip of the Baja Peninsula boasts more than 300 days of sunshine every year, beaches, mountains and deserts and plenty of other opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Whether you want to hit the trails or prefer to sail the open seas, you will be able to plan your perfect vacation at this Mexican paradise.
Hit the links at one of Los Cabos' picturesque golf courses. Several of the courses, including the One & Only Palmilla golf resort, have been designed by hall-of-famer Jack Nicklaus. You may have to pay a little more to play these championship courses but won't be disappointed by the ingenious and challenging design. Most of the courses have the added bonus of a magnificent vista of the sparkling Sea of Cortez.
Hiking and Biking
Hiking enthusiasts will be in awe of the diverse terrain of Los Cabos. The obvious choice would be to hike along the 30-plus miles of beaches. However, it is the desert hiking that draws the most adventure seekers. Hike or bike the deserts in the winter when it cools down a bit. You will see rock formations, desert vegetation, jackrabbits and rattlesnakes. You can also take guided tours of the La Laguna Mountains and the fossil fields of the Cape region.
Scuba and Snorkeling
Some of the most beautiful sights in Los Cabos can be seen only under water. Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez "The World's Richest Sea." Three separate major ocean currents meet in this area to create bountiful selection of marine life. See endless species of colorful tropical fish, ocean rays, sea lions and even whales while you swim in the warm ocean waters.
If you prefer staying on top of the water, there are endless opportunities for boating off of the shores of Los Cabos. You can choose anything from catamarans and sailboats to authentic pirate ships and luxurious cruise ships. Sailing as the sun sets over the sea will provide you with some gorgeous vacation pictures. Witness ocean views and rock formations of the Sea of Cortez as the pirates must have seen them hundreds of years ago.
Article Written By Emily Brown King
Emily King holds a dual Bachelor's degree in English writing and business, along with a minor in studio arts from the University of Pittsburgh. She has written for a printed monthly magazine, has experience in the financial and health care industries and has published numerous online articles.