More than a half a century ago, legendary anglers like John Wayne and Ernest Hemingway were lured to Los Cabos for wrestling matches with the Big Thr... Read More
More than a half a century ago, legendary anglers like John Wayne and Ernest Hemingway were lured to Los Cabos for wrestling matches with the Big Three: black marlin, blue marlin, and sailfish. Today, the sportfishing is still considered some of the world’s best, with several professional contests held annually. It’s no wonder the main marina is packed with fishing charters.
Powerful riptides and brisk Pacific waters make swimming less than ideal on most of the 20 beaches, but sunbathing and water sports more than make up for it. One of the most famous beaches is El Médano, a two-mile stretch fronted by barefoot bars and restaurants. If you want to get in the water, head to Playa Palmilla, a swimmer-friendly strand near the One&Only Palmilla.
From January to March, thousands of gray whales migrate from the Bering Sea to protected lagoons along the Pacific Coast. Another group that’s attracted to this area: the nomadic surf tribes, who love the long barrel waves found up and down the coast. One of the best breaks is called Zippers (it’s also home to a fun beach bar).
Onshore, there’s plenty of action, too. Los Cabos has become a vibrant golf community, with at least a dozen world-class, seaside courses.