Los Cabos is often referred to as “the end of the world,” as it sits at the very tip of the Baja peninsula. Los Cabos is also often thought of as having a split personality. One personality comes out with the peaceful, authentically Mexican San Jose del Cabo where cobblestone streets lead to traditional restaurants and locally owned boutiques. The other personality comes alive in Cabo San Lucas, which lies on the other end of the highway—also called the Corridor. Cabo San Lucas is boisterous and funky. People go to Land’s End to toss their inhibitions to the wind.
Of course Los Cabos offers many attractions off the well-tread streets. At Baja’s southern tip lies the San Jose Estuary, a two thousand-acre marshy lagoon that is southern Baja’s largest body of water. While the estuary has historically provided drinking water for indigenous populations, Spanish sailors, pirates, and explorers, it is now a protected nature sanctuary as hundreds of species of migratory and tropical birds take refuge there as well as other wildlife. Land’s End is also the home of the renowned Arch of Cabo San Lucas which juts out of the ocean.
Los Cabos has been a top tourist destination for a long time, but even before it was a commercialized hotspot celebrities such as Bing Crosby and John Wayne were known to frequently fly down to the cape to go fishing and enjoy the locale’s funky allure.