Get Inspired / Central America / Mexico A Beach Break in Cabo Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Central America / Mexico A Beach Break in Cabo story by: Tom Ricketts Mexico is home to many world famous attractions including the temples and pyramids of Chichen Itza, the sprawling metropolis of Mexico City, and the lush rainforests of the Yucatan Peninsula. So for the beach resort of Cabo San Lucas to be voted in the top five best attractions in Mexico by TripAdvisor, it must be pretty good! Usually shortened to Cabo, the town of Cabo San Lucas is a well known beach resort at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Its tropical desert climate and array of beaches attract tourists from all over the world, and being just a 2 hour flight from Los Angeles (or 2.5 hours from Houston) makes it a popular spot for celebrities alike. The main beach in Cabo is Medano Beach. This iconic strip of sand has long been the centre of Cabo’s beach scene and is home to the famous ‘El Arco’, a natural stone arch and Mexico’s own ‘Lands End’. The beach is lined with restaurants and bars perfectly positioned for a spot of people watching or viewing the many yachts and jetskis zipping by all day. But the best views come at sunset as the striking red sun slowly dips behind El Arco into the Pacific Ocean. That’s not the end of the day for Medano Beach though as the restaurants and bars shake off the lazy dinner atmosphere and transform into the city’s famed nightlife sector. However it’s not all about parties and surrounding Cabo you’ll find many other beaches which are much quieter than Medano. Of particular note is Playa del Amor, or Lovers Beach. Accessed by water taxi, this beach cuts through the rocky southern tip of the peninsula meaning you can be swimming in the Pacific Ocean and the switch to the Gulf of California with just a few short steps. Whether there for the peace or party, Cabo is an excellent beach and relaxation destination to add on to the end of your US and/or Mexican holiday. > View HOT deals to Mexico and Central America here Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist The Ancient Cities of Central America Read more Add or remove from Wishlist The Mayan Riviera: Cancun, Playa del Carman, Cozumel and the Yucatan Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.