Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Los Cabos, Mexico

Fri Mar 4, 2011 8:28am EST
 
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By Chris Michaud

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (Reuters Life!) - The booming resort area of Los Cabos, at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, has attracted anglers, divers, golfers and sun worshippers in recent decades.

They have been lured to the sun-baked mecca by idyllic weather, outdoor diversions and warm, crystalline waters.

Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get the most out of a short stay in Los Cabos, a region where mountains, desert and sea converge.

FRIDAY

6:00 p.m. - Get settled at your hotel, most likely on the scenic stretch between San Jose and Cabo called "The Corridor," or in Cabo itself. Choices range from luxury chains like Westin and Hilton to independent budget operations such as Hotel Tesoro in the Marina. Options abound at most price levels.

7:00 p.m. - Head to the Marina where tourists join locals lolling at dozens of outdoor cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

8:30 p.m. - A good choice for dinner is the Baja Lobster Company. Try to get a table on the deck, order lobster tacos and take in the scene below as you sip a margarita made with seemingly countless offerings of top-shelf tequila.

10:00 p.m. - Shops stay open late, especially on weekends, so take an after-dinner stroll through Cabo's compact downtown. The flea market, with a score of stalls laden with Mexican handicrafts and other souvenirs, is a fun spot and a great place to pick up small gifts.   Continued...

 
<p>A cabana on a beach in Los Cabos in an undated photo. REUTERS/Mexico Tourism Board</p>