Mexico has a rich and varied history and as such there are plenty of places to visit for those who enjoy sightseeing, particularly in Baja California.

The climate is great for holidays all year round. Although the temperature drops in the evening it remains warm. Cabo San Lucas is also home to several beautiful beaches and is the perfect place to relax and unwind on a peaceful holiday.

Beaches

For those who want a little activity during their holiday then head towards Playa el Médano (Dune Beach). The waters are ideal for swimming and here it is also possible to enjoy a variety of water sports. Jet skiing, water skiing and parasailing are all popular activities on this beach or for those who prefer their activities a little less water based, a quick game of beach volleyball is always an option.

Thanks to the wide variety of activities available this beach is popular with those who have arrived in Cabo for “Spring Break”. If you prefer your beach a little less crowded or just more peaceful then avoid this one during college holidays!

A quieter beach where you can kick back and relax is Playa del Amante (Lover’s Beach). The gorgeous sandy beach is something that dreams are made of. The beach is only accessible by water but a water taxi can be easily picked up at the marina. One word of warning about this beach, the Pacific Ocean side is not really suitable for swimming as the waves and currents are very strong.

However on the Sea of Cortez side the water is much calmer and perfect for snorkelling, swimming or just relaxing and dreaming in this idyllic setting.

Divorce beach, the stretch of sand on the Pacific Ocean side of Lover’s Beach and only a short walk away is another great place for relaxing. It is really not suitable for swimming but even so it is a beach

that should not be missed just for its beauty. It is worth remembering that there are no lifeguards on duty on the beaches (or even at hotel pools for that matter, so risking a swim in the dangerous waters is really not worth it.

Playa Solmar or Solmar Beach is a beautiful beach facing the Pacific Ocean therefore the waters are not suitable for swimming. However, the long stretch of white sandy beach is a lovely place to relax or take a stroll. It is also a fabulous spot to enjoy the sunset. If you are lucky enough to be visiting between January and March there is also the chance for a little whale watching form this beach. Definitely an experience not to be missed!

Things to do

The Dolphinarium located at the marina offers visitors the chance to swim with dolphins. This is an awesome experience and one that should not be missed even by those who cannot swim very well. Life jackets are provided and it is great for anyone aged 5 and upwards. Children must be accompanied by an adult. However, there are a few rules to consider, such as participants not being allowed to use sunscreen or wear jewellery and pregnant women are not allowed to take part. This is a dream come true for many people and as it is so close by why miss out on the chance? Book in advance to ensure you avoid disappointment though as this activity is naturally very popular.

Visit the state capital of La Paz and enjoy some great shopping opportunities. Local handicrafts and Mexican treats are in abundance here and you can even try your hand at weaving your own rug. Shopping in Mexico can be really inexpensive as one UK pound is worth around 20 Mexican pesos and One US Dollar around 12 Mexican Pesos. This means that your money goes much further in Mexico than in many other countries. Pick up a bargain while you can.

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