Meaning “The Capes” in Spanish, Los Cabos is lined with secluded coves, jutting points and is bolstered by wonder from all sides. El Arco, or “The Arch,” is a prominently unique structure that sits as the iconic natural landmark at “Land’s End”, where the Sea of Cortez meets the currents of the Pacific Ocean in a beautiful mixture of turquoise waters amidst a backdrop of stunning granite mountains.
Celebrities visit the stretch for its luxurious hideaways and lavish resorts. The rich and famous have been visiting Los Cabos since it was a small fishing village, attracting even renowned author Ernest Hemingway. Other interesting things to know about the area include that it was one of the favorite places that Jacques Cousteau dove to document and study marine life in his television series. And rockers, listen up – Legendary rock star Sammy Hagar chose this place to open his bar – Cabo Wabo, which coincidentally is the name of his famous Baja tequila offered right at the bar.
Mountain Standard Time.
The Mexican peso is the official currency, but American dollars are also commonly accepted.
Major hotels and restaurants offer purified water. Water comes from the surrounding mountains, filtered through natural sand beds. Many resorts desalinate and purify their own water on property. Bottled water is also readily available.
Los Cabos is a subtropical desert. During the summer, highs can be in the mid 80ºF (30ºC) with occasional showers. Winter evenings may drop to the mid to high teens, with daytime highs nearing the 80ºF (30ºC) range.
The San Jose del Cabo International Airport (SJD) has recently enjoyed a number of upgrades and expansions, including the additions of a second terminal specifically for international flights, to ensure travelers experience the highest levels of comfort and safety. The airport is a 50-minute ride from the Hard Rock Los Cabos.