Imagine walking among sand dunes, limestone, shrubs, and cacti, with the sun warming your skin, but softened by the fresh sea air coming from a paradise-like beach set just a few steps away. The desert and the beach in one place! This is exactly what you can find in Los Cabos, a wonderful tourist destination running 20 miles between the cosmopolitan city of Cabo San Lucas and the colonial city of San Jose del Cabo.
The region's geography and the dry climate keep it arid and with little humidity almost the whole year round. The Baja California desert measures in at almost 50,000 square miles, a figure that makes it bigger than the entire state of Baja California Sur; this is because it also includes territory in the state of Baja California. Located on a peninsular, the desert is flanked by both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. The region is not only home to desert, beaches, and sea, but also mountains! This desert really is unique in Mexico, offering both mountain and ocean views.
The Los Cabos Tourist Corridor takes advantage of the natural features of the sea, the desert, and the mountains, with infrastructure that attracts people from across the globe. You can explore and enjoy a camel safari in the desert at Rancho San Cristobal, just minutes from Los Cabos, or if you prefer, experience an unforgettable camel adventure at the Wild Canyon Park. You can also take a tour of the virgin beaches close to Los Cabos as you participate in a safari on horseback. This is more exciting and even romantic when you go with your partner!
Adrenaline junkies can head to the dunes in the desert and to the beach on the thrilling ATV tour at Playa Migrino, one of the best beaches for making the most of the whale watching season. You can also get to the rocky "El Salto" area by taking an ATV tour to La Candelaria exploring the beach, the desert, and the mountains.
There are plenty of things to do in this destination that get the most out of the natural wonders that come from having a desert by the ocean. Here you can enjoy lots of Los Cabos attractions, such as the botanical garden Cacti Mundo, which is home to an impressive range of cacti. Visit the San Jose del Cabo estuary and find out more about nature and the migratory birds that make a stop there. As you can see, the options for fun here are almost never-ending!
Los Cabos is definitely a unique place on Earth, featuring a spectacular desert with an ocean view that invites you to come and experience something unforgettable. Plan your next trip to Los Cabos and let Mother Nature wrap you up in her majestic beauty in this stunning region, which puts everything on a silver platter, ensuring you get the most out of your time here.
Los Cabos: Desert with an Ocean View
- Luis Ernesto de la Garza Carballo