Between the Capes: The Best Attractions in the Los Cabos Tourist Corridor

The 20-mile coastal corridor that connects cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo is home to many of the area’s most luxurious seaside resorts, as well as some of its most notable activities options.

Golf and beaches are particularly well-represented in the Tourist Corridor. More than half of the region’s championship-level layouts are located here, including the world-class designs from Jack Nicklaus at Palmilla, El Dorado, and the Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol. And Robert Trent Jones II’s Cabo Real course put Los Cabos on the golfing map when whales were spotted breaching near greens during a 1996 PGA Senior Slam event.

Playas Chileno and Santa María are among the most beautiful local beaches, offering golden sands and safe swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. Playa Las Viudas, or Widow’s Beach, is popular with photographers due to its evocatively shaped volcanic rock formations. And Playa Monumentos, or Monuments Beach, boasts some of the best surfing in Baja California Sur, although its tricky left-hand point break and rocky hazards are decidedly not for beginners.

But there are also other options. The Baja California peninsula’s biggest theme park, Wild Canyon, is located in the corridor, and offers adventurous pursuits that range from zip-lines and bungee jumping to camel quests and off-road racings. Cuadra San Francisco, meanwhile, is the premier local stop for riders, with a stable of nearly 50 horses available for beach and trail rides, as well as other equine-related activities.

This lengthy 7,220 yard loop offers wide fairways that wind elegantly through both desert and mountain terrain, and are often bordered by bougainvillea, palo blanco trees and towering cardón, the largest species of cactus in the world....  Read More

Beautiful Tourist Corridor beach Playa Palmilla is essentially divided into public and private areas, with the latter belonging to One&Only Palmilla, one of area's benchmark luxury resorts. The beach offers great swimming in a protected cove,...  Read More

Cabo Real is one of the least heralded of the great golf courses in Los Cabos, although it is the only area layout to host two PGA Senior Slam Events. The set-up is gorgeous, with lush fairways, swaying palm trees, towering cactus, and superb...  Read More

Playa Monumentos, or Monuments Beach, is a mecca for Baja bound surfers, thanks to a challenging left-hand point break and scenic views of El Arco and the other granitic rock formations that stretch to Land's End in Cabo San Lucas. This spot is...  Read More

Cuadra San Francisco is one of the Los Cabos area's hidden gems. Francisco Barrera and his son Valente are master horsemen, and they offer virtually every equine-related activity imaginable: trail rides over local terrain, romantic rides along...  Read More

Jack Nicklaus has designed so many great golf courses in Los Cabos - currently six - he should be eligible for dual citizenship. Palmilla Golf Club is one of his crown jewels, with a gorgeous layout featuring some stunning seaside views. There...  Read More

Playa Santa María is not quite as popular as Tourist Corridor neighbor Playa Chileno, but this exquisitely lovely horseshoe-shaped beach is definitely worth a visit. The protected bay includes a marine sanctuary, and there is an colorful array...  Read More

The Baja California peninsula's biggest and baddest theme park, Wild Canyon, is home to a wide array of hair-raising and adrenaline-pumping adventures, ranging from zip-lining and bungee jumping to sling swings and off-road racing. Although it's...  Read More

Playa Chileno is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and has been consistently "blue flagged" for excellence by the IMNC (a Mexican regulatory agency) for its water quality, safety and services. As one might imagine, Chileno Beach is...  Read More

Los Cabos has drawn a host of legendary names to design the ever-increasing number of championship-level loops in the region, but nonpareil golfer Jack Nicklaus was the one who put the area on the map. The Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol is...  Read More


Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is Editor at, co-writer of Fodor’s 2015 guide to Los Cabos, and a regular contributor to Los Cabos Magazine and 10 Best/USA Today. He lives in Cabo San Lucas.

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