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Why Go?

The golden peaks of the Sierra de la Laguna above a skinny desert peninsula jutting between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez.

Whales, dolphins, and mighty marlins leap from the Sea of Cortez, beloved by John Steinbeck and Jacques Cousteau.

Lavish resorts, golf courses, marinas, and hedonistic getaways surrounded by all sorts of desert oddities.

What To Skip

The Animal House drunken revelry that sometimes overtakes Cabo San Lucas and Rosarito Beach.

What For:

Active + Adventure, Beach + Island, Family, Golf, Green + Eco-Travel, Luxury, Outdoors + Nature, Spa + Wellness

When To Go:

January, February, November, December


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