Los Cabos actually comprises two separate towns at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula — San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. This stretch of Mexico has a variety of fun things to do, and they range from exploring the rich history of the region to enjoying its vibrant (and notorious) nightlife.

If you are planning a trip to Los Cabos, be sure to eat plenty of seafood. The streets of Cabo San Lucas are filled with taco spots such as Mariscos Torito and Mariscos Las Tres Islas: two locals favorites. If you are looking for more of a fine-dining experience, grab a table at El Farallon, which sits cliffside over the Sea of Cortez at the Resort at Pedregal.

Some of the best surfing in the world can be found on the Baja Peninsula. Whether you are a veteran surfer or have never been on a board in your life, be sure to make a day trip to Cerritos Beach Club & Surf at Todos Santos. If you’re feeling truly adventurous, try flyboarding – similar to wakeboarding, but with a jet pack.

Though it might come as a surprise, San Jose del Cabo is also home to a bustling contemporary art scene, led by galleries like Galeria Corsica and La Sacristia Art & History. An Art Walk is held every Thursday night from November until June, with galleries around Alvara Obregon staying open late until 9:00 p.m.

Referred to by Jacques Cousteau as the “aquarium of the world,” a trip to Los Cabos is not complete without exploring the underwater wonders of the Sea of Cortez. Be sure to visit Cabo Pulmo National Park for incredible snorkeling and diving — though Los Cabos is also famous for its incredible sportfishing. (Anglers, including John Wayne and Ernest Hemingway have long been congregating here to chase black marlin, blue marlin, and sailfish.)

The famous rock formation Arch of Cabo San Lucas, also known as Land’s End, marks the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula. Hail a boat taxi from the Cabo San Lucas Marina and ask the captain to drop you off for a photo op. For uninhibited views, book a room at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, where all 161 rooms have private balconies boasting vistas of El Arco.

Clearly, adventurous travelers will find no shortage of active things to do during their stay in Los Cabos. Go for an ATV ride in Cerritos, the mountains of Sierra Laguna, or Cabo Pulmo National Park. If you would prefer to stay on the open seas, take a sea kayak tour with the operator OARS and paddle to Espirtu Santo Island to visit a sea lion rookery.