If you are planning a visit to Baja California you will find miles of gorgeous sandy beaches along the 2,500 mile coastline of this quiet Mexican peninsula. Starting south of Tijuana, on the border with California, the Baja stretches south, separated from the mainland of Mexico by the blue waters of the Sea of Cortes, also known as the Gulf of California. Those lucky enough to be staying at a vacation rental in Cabo San Lucas have easy access to both beautiful coasts.
East Coast Baja California Beaches
Along the eastern coastline of Baja California you will find some of the best sandy beaches in Mexico. Loreto is the oldest city in Baja California, settled around 1600 AD. If you get the chance to explore the Baja from your vacation villa rental in Cabo San Lucas, head north on a scenic two-hour drive to this lovely city in the shadow of the Sierra Giganta Mountains. For beautiful beaches you can’t beat those at Juncalito, Ligui and Puerto Escondido. The National Marine Park protects the clear calm waters which are ideal for snorkeling, diving and windsurfing.
Closer to your Cabo San Lucas vacation villa is La Paz, which boasts pristine sandy beaches backed by a mountainous landscape. Nopolo and El Tesoro beaches have shallow waters in a protected bay and are popular for non-motorized watersports such as stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing and kiteboarding. Colonies of sea lions and dolphins can be seen on boat trips around this protected marine environment. Winter visitors to Cabo San Lucas may even spot Gray Whales in these waters during the breeding season from early December onwards.
Surfing from your Cabo San Lucas Vacation Rental
The western Pacific Coast of Baja California peninsula has better waves for surfing, although some areas can be rocky. Cabo San Lucas is particularly popular as it catches the excellent south to southwest swells. With warmer water and air temperatures than northern Baja California, Cabo San Lucas vacation rentals are an excellent choice for surfers at any time of year. Recommended beaches around Cabo San Lucas for surfing include Zipper’s, Nine Palms, Punta Perfecta and Old Man’s.
For family vacations, Cabo San Lucas has beautiful white sandy beaches and scenic mountain backdrops. The atmosphere is friendly and intimate and visitors can enjoy golf and sport fishing as well as lazing on the beach during the day. After dark, Cabo San Lucas is renowned for its lively bars, clubs, restaurants and nightlife. The Old Town, known as San Jose del Cabo, is a great place to stay. Close to the airport, it combines modern resorts with old Mexican charm. The main town of Cabo San Lucas is bustling with visitors all year round and is linked to San Jose del Cabo via “The Corridor.” This newly developed area is lined with golf courses and is popular for golf vacations in Cabo San Lucas.
For those wanting a taste of Mexico in an unspoiled environment with beautiful beaches, vacation rentals in Cabo San Lucas could be an excellent choice.
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