Where to Stay & Why - Why stay in a hotel when you can rent a home that provides the same amenities (and more) and offers a lot of space and privacy for everyone. Especially for those traveling with kids or your furry pal, staying in a vacation rental home will be worth it. Whether you’re going to Cabo for a family vacation, a girl’s trip, for fishing or golfing, maybe for a romantic getaway, you’ll find the perfect home-away-from-home with Owner Direct - a condo rental overlooking the beach or a beautiful villa rental located in a quiet neighborhood yet close to town.
Within the accommodations, the living room can boast comfortable furniture where you and your loved ones can come together for a quick chat or for movie nights (some rentals even have a DVD library). Relax on your own by watching your favorite TV show from the flat screen TV with cable, and stay connected with the high-speed internet. Stock the kitchen with your groceries and liquor from that US-style Walmart within walking distance or pay extra to have it stocked already. Share drinks with your loved ones on the terrace while watching the sunset over the ocean. The large patio is also perfect for alfresco dining.
While the large front deck provides a perfect view of the ocean and beach, the courtyard may have a heated pool, hammock, patio table, shady lounging, and grill, which are all private. There’s also an in-suite laundry so that you won’t have to pack a lot, and parking space in case you decide to rent a car.
What to See & Do - While having a reputation for drawing party-goers, Cabo also offers many family-friendly attractions. The beaches range in temperament, from the serene waters of the Sea of Cortez and Playa del Amor to the kickin’ waves of Zippers, a surfing paradise. Take a water taxi to Lover’s Beach to take photos with the famous Arch, a natural rock formation. Tour or take a sunset sail on the Buccaneer Queen or book a whale-watching charter for a chance to see gray whales. Kids will have a blast communing with the local animals by swimming with dolphins or taking a camel ride through the Desert Park Natural Reserve.
Where to Eat & Drink - A rainbow of flavors from all over the world can be found at Cabo San Lucas restaurants and eateries. Some popular spots to try: Suviche, which plates sushi and ceviche; Flora’s Field Kitchen offers farm-to-table meals. Don Sanchez dishes out traditional Mexican fare with innovative flair. For more casual but authentic Mexican meals, head to smaller hot spots such as Mi Casa, Burrito Surf Burrito Shop, or Hacienda Cocina y Cantina.
How to Get Here & Getting Around - By plane, the regional airport Los Cabos International Airport is located outside of San Jose del Cabo and will take about 30-45 minutes to travel to Cabo. If traveling by road, drive Mexican Highway 1 all the way from Tijuana.
The best way to get around is on foot. Sites are clustered within the downtown area, though some vacationers opt for a ride on the scenic water taxi from the downtown marina to the best beaches. If you want to go further, like San Jose del Cabo, you’ll need to drive there or use public transportation along the corridor. Just make sure you don’t venture too far off from the beaten path.
When to Go - The best time to visit is from late November to mid-May, where conditions are ideal because of sunny days and cooler nights. From May to June, the wintertime crowds have gone home and the summertime storms have yet to hit. For whale-watching, visit between December and March. If you like to fish, go here during late summer or fall.
Cabo San Lucas offers something for everyone, so take a break and plan a vacation to this varied point of paradise.