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Photo Essay: Essential Destinations in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Is Cabo San Lucas and the surrounding area the ultimate easy vacation getaway for West Coast travellers? I say, it is!

In This Photo Essay You Will Discover

  • The Beaches of Cabo
  • The Resort Life
  • Downtown Cabo San Lucas
  • And More!

Sometimes, you just need a week or two to relax. No complicated itineraries, no 18-hour flights… just an easy beach vacation with hot weather and cold drinks. That’s why Cabo San Lucas is so popular, especially for travellers on the West Coast of North America. Residents of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California can easily find quick and cheap flights (from Vancouver [YVR], Seattle [SEA], Portland [PDX] San Francisco [SFO] and Los Angeles [LAX]) — you can leave in the morning and be getting a suntan before the dinner bell strikes.

And don’t underestimate the adventure quotient of the Baja California Sur. Awesome surfing is found throughout the corridor between San Jose Del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas (try Costa Azul Beach), as well as in the surf town of Cerritos, north of Cabo. And while Cabo itself is all margaritas and debauchery, funky and authentic townships litter the Baja, just waiting to be explored. Rent a car, or even better a motorcycle, and get lost!

So without further delay, here is Cabo San Lucas and the surrounding area, in photos. Vamonos!



A stone’s throw from Cabo San Lucas, the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean… the cruise ship is in the Sea of Cortez, the glass bottom boat in the Pacific Ocean.


Cabo San Lucas is a lively town — maybe you’ll get lucky and see a crew of breakdancers perform.


Lover’s Beach, a short boat-ride from Cabo San Lucas Harbour, is a wonderful spot to snorkel.


Sometimes, you just need a stress-free, easygoing beach vacation…


The beaches of San Jose Del Cabo — if you want to swim, find protected lagoons. The waves and currents have swept unsuspecting swimmers out to sea…


Cabo San Lucas Harbour — where the rich and famous park their mega-yachts…


The quintessential landmark of Cabo San Lucas — El Arco, at Land’s End. Doesn’t it look like a dragon drinking water?


It’s all-party, all-the-time in downtown Cabo San Lucas.


The famous “Magic Cave” at Lover’s Beach, Cabo San Lucas. They say it’s magic because, “two people go in, three come out…”


All-inclusive resorts in Cabo San Lucas’ Hotel Zone are popular places for destination weddings.


Land’s End, Cabo San Lucas, as seen from the wild Pacific side.

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About the author: David Webb is a Vancouver, BC-based travel writer, photographer and magazine editor.

4 comments… add one
  • Toni Floor Nov 15, 2013 Link

    Hi David,
    My name is Toni and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Cabo San Lucas to share on our site and I came across your great photos and trip. If you’re open to it, I’d like to feature your site. Please shoot me an email at toni(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    -Toni F.

  • Ryan Mach Aug 3, 2012 Link

    Lovely and lively shots!

  • Nomadic Samuel Jul 18, 2012 Link

    I love the diversity in your shots David! San Lucas appears so inviting 🙂

  • Alexis Jolene Jul 2, 2012 Link

    Wonderful looking blue ocean! What a colorful life on San Lucas’ Hotel!

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