Savor The Sheer Exclusivity Of RIU’s Los Cabos Resorts
At the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula is Los Cabos, one of Mexico’s most beautiful and exclusive destinations. This area, between the towns of San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, has a startling number of attractions: exceptional beaches, wonderful landscape, water sports, a range of leisure options for both day and night, the chance to spot grey whales and delicious food and drink. Almost certainly you have come to Los Cabos in search of its wonderful beaches, and enjoying them will probably be your main activity; however we have drawn up a three-day plan in case you would like to see some of the local area and make the most of your vacation.
If you are in Los Cabos you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see its famous sea arch, the Arco. You can take a boat trip from the port of Cabo San Lucas to this spectacular natural monument, and this is a good opportunity to take a stroll along the two beaches on either side: the Playa del Amor and the Playa del Divorcio. There are different options; you can take a small launch or water taxi and the driver will act as a guide, explaining the area’s features of interest. There are also catamarans on which you can spend the day on the high seas, take a dip and make some new friends. Whatever else may be included, most of these excursions also go to the Cueva de San Andrés grotto.
If you have chosen a half-day trip, you can have lunch at the buffet restaurant of your Hotel RIU and spend the afternoon at the nearby town of San José del Cabo. We recommend a stroll in the old town and a visit to the Misión, the Palacio Municipal and the central plaza, where you can enjoy the elegant architecture and buy craft souvenirs. If you visit on a Thursday, you can join an Art Walk, a visit to a number of galleries and studios that open their doors so the public can find out more about the artists and their work, while you enjoy a drink or a snack.
To see some of the impressive landscape of Baja California we suggest taking a buggy tour or a horse or bike ride, so you can have fun while you enjoy marvelous sites such as the Cabo Falso lighthouse, which is very difficult to reach by car. If you are looking for more of a thrill, try the Wild Canyon theme park where you can go zip-lining or bungee jumping, as well as camel riding. Here you will have the opportunity to see, and even feed, some curious local animals: parrots, lizards, snakes... In the same afternoon you can visit the town of Miraflores or the craft glass factory located on the Cabo San Lucas road, two different ways of finding out more about the local culture.
A visit to Los Cabos would not be complete without seeing some of its rich sea heritage. There are different ways of experiencing the underwater beauties of this area: scuba diving and particularly snorkeling, are the most frequent, but there are also glass-bottom boat trips that provide excellent views of the reefs here. If you prefer, there are excursions that take you to areas with a greater chance of sighting whales, particularly between December and March. However, if you want to be sure of seeing sea life, visit the Dolphin Discovery complex. Later on you can spend the afternoon finding out more about these animals by visiting the Pasado Marina Museum, dedicated to the species that live in the sea around Los Cabos.
Remember that every night, after a delicious dinner at the buffet restaurant of your RIU hotel or at one of the theme restaurants, you can enjoy the evening entertainment programs at the Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas and the Hotel Riu Santa Fe.