Los Cabos is geographically blessed. Not only is the region home to distinct mountain and desert terrains, but it borders both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. This ecological diversity accounts in large part for the tremendous array of outdoor activities available here. Sportfishing and golf are probably the most popular pursuits, but Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, and the surrounding area also offer world-class conditions for adventures as wide-ranging as diving, kiteboarding, zip-lining and off-road racing.
For beachgoers, there are two mandatory stops in Cabo San Lucas. The first is Playa El Médano, a two mile stretch of sand that rings the bay, and is home to bars, restaurants and many large luxury resorts. Médano Beach draws its biggest crowds during the Spring Break months, but attracts sun-seekers year round for swimming, socializing and water-based activities rentals. You'll need a kayak, wave runner or water taxi to get out to Lover's Beach near Land's End. But it is an excellent spot for swimming and snorkeling, and offers some of the area's most gorgeous views.
Billfish enthusiasts may want to sign up with Pisces Sportfishing, one of the top local charter outfits, to try their luck with the local blue, black and striped marlin populations. And destination golfers will definitely want to tee it up at Puerto Los Cabos, which features a gorgeous composite layout from links legends Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman.