Cabo is a buzzing city of 200,000. Its electric vibe and modernity in the downtown area reflect that it’s a well-trodden tourist hotspot.
It’s a smaller city of about 135,000, and it’s 250 years older. But it’s more spread out, and renting a car if staying here isn’t a bad idea.
A more chill swimming beach in Cabo San Lucas is Lover’s Beach, near the iconic rock Arch (El Arco) at Land’s End.
El Ganzo Beach is also a great swimming beach in San Jose del Cabo. It has a beach club (El Ganzo Beach Club), but the scene is way more mellow than at the beach clubs on Medano Beach.
Two of the best snorkeling beaches in Los Cabos – Santa Maria Beach and Chileno Beach – are found on the Tourist Corridor. They’re a tad closer to Cabo San Lucas than to San Jose del Cabo.
- Go whale watching - Take a water taxi boat to Land’s End and Lover’s Beach - Walk around the Cabo San Lucas Marina