Ask Mark | Which Cabo Do I Want?

Ask Mark | Which Cabo Do I Want?

Mark Orwoll, seasoned traveler and Travel + Leisure's Managing Editor, is here to help you with your travel questions. Think of him as your personal concierge, and ask away...

Q. I've just booked a last-minute trip to Los Cabos. I think we were more wanting Cabo San Lucas. Is Los Cabos much dirtier ?Is there anything to do there?

A. Los Cabos (which means "the Capes") is the generic term for the towns and hotel areas of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, located at the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico. There is no town called "Los Cabos." You should check with your travel agent, or do a little bit more research on your own, to find out if your hotel is in either of the two towns or in the increasingly popular hotel zone between them. Cabo San Lucas is the more action-oriented town, San Jose del Cabo a bit more relaxed. No matter where your hotel is, though, you’ll have access to the entire region and its many recreational activities, mainly sport-fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, and other watery pursuits.

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