It's no secret that the world has changed and the interests and needs of travelers have changed with it. For many people, the idea of going to a large resort, eating and drinking rather too much and coming home with a few funny photos is not as appealing as it used to be. Many vacationers these days are looking to use their time off work in a more participatory way. They want to experience new cultures, immerse themselves into a world unknown, and push their limits both mentally and physically.
The area of Los Cabos is well known for its laid-back appeal, and also as a vibrant town to party. Visitors can easily find palatial villas or luxury all-inclusive resorts to stay in, where they can sip margaritas by sparkling pools and work on the perfect tan. However, Los Cabos also has lots to offer the new breed of traveler.
This diverse region has unique terrain and many fascinating eco-systems. The variety of marine life, especially at the point where the Pacific Ocean meets with the Sea of Cortez, is nothing short of awe-inspiring and should definitely be explored during your vacation. On the East Cape you'll find Cabo Pulmo, a protected National Marine Park that is actually home to one of the largest and most diverse coral reefs in North America. There are quite a few biosphere reserves as well, where the adventurous visitor can discover species of plants and animals found nowhere else on the entire planet.
The more eco-conscious tourist can choose from a wide variety of Los Cabos activities, including kayaking, mountain biking, whale and bird-watching, dolphin encounters, turtle hatchings, scuba diving, and a whole lot more. You won't have to look far to find a tour or excursion to suit your mood, just book it on www.cabos.com!
For those of you who want to have a unique eco-adventure during you vacation to Los Cabos, the 4x4 Desert Safari is definitely worth experiencing. In total you'll spend incredible four hours exploring the desert, learning all about the indigenous flora and fauna. You'll get to visit with a local family, where you'll have the chance to try a few traditional Mexican specialties, including handmade tortillas. On the way back you'll also have the chance to sample Mexico's national drink, tequila!
If you'd prefer to be sailing on the ocean waves or exploring the world beneath them, then Cabo has got you covered with a wide variety of water activities for all ages. Snorkeling is a great way to learn about the different species of fish that live on the reef, and the dolphin programs in Los Cabos really are second to none. Probably one of the most rewarding activities to participate in has to be the Turtle Release Program, where you will have the chance to adopt a baby turtle, and then ensure its safe release into the ocean.
If you are one of those people that needs a rush of adrenalin during your vacation then why not pay a visit to the eco-park Wild Canyon. Spanning a breathtaking canyon, they have a total of ten zip lines, which are sure to get your blood racing. You'll feel like a bird as you zip along the wind in your face and the desert floor far below. There are also incredible eco-systems to discover during your time at the park, which only adds to this already amazing adventure.
Some people feel the need to go to far off islands or the remotest regions of the world to get their eco-fix. However, there are plenty of fascinating sights to see and things to do right here in Los Cabos. There are rich and diverse eco-systems filled with an abundance of animal and plant life right outside your hotel, all just waiting to be discovered by anyone with the intrigue to look.
Eco Adventures in Los Cabos
- Matthew Kirk