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Off-The-Beaten-Path Sightseeing In Los Cabos, Mexico

If you think Los Cabos is all about hard-rock cantinas, Spring Break shenanigans and tequila shots, you’re missing many of wonders of this sun-drenched destination at the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. While it’s true that Cabo is well known for celebrity sightings, hot nightlife, endless beaches and glamorous resorts, it’s also home to incredible desert scenery, the legendary fishing of the Sea of Cortez, and charming historic towns. Here are some top picks for off-the-beaten-path sightseeing in Los Cabos.

Todos Santos – Located about an hour north of Cabo San Lucas on the Pacific Ocean, this former mill town turned surfer and artist enclave has romantic architecture, charming art galleries and great cafés. Stop at the bohemian oasis of Art & Beer, a cluster of palapas on your way into town, for a cold drink and some snacks. One of the world’s most famous breaks, Cerritos is a must for experienced surfers. In the town of Todos Santos, catch a glimpse of the historic murals in the Centro Cultural before stopping in at Tequila’s Sunrise Bar & Grill for incredible chiles rellenos.

San José del Cabo – The charming colonial sister city to Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo offers an authentic taste of old Baja. Located about 40 minutes south of Cabo San Lucas on the transpeninsular highway, San José’s alluring streets, courtyard cafés, extensive art galleries, historic church and traditional town square make it perfect for a laid-back afternoon of exploration. From November through May, Thursday evening art walks are a great way to browse the town’s galleries.

East Cape & Cabo Pulmo – A living coral reef system—one of only three in North America—Cabo Pulmo a great day trip for snorkelers and surfers. Located in the East Cape region on the Sea of Cortez, this dramatic undersea world showcases the majesty and beauty of these pristine waters, which Jacques Cousteau once called “The World’s Aquarium.” Take the scenic road trip out in your rental car or hook up with a tour operator. Better yet, book a beachfront East Cape villa rental like 4-bedroom Villa Kash for a remarkably tranquil getaway. Avid fishermen will appreciate the area’s abundance of marlin, roosterfish and dorado (mahi-mahi).--The above guest post was written by Ercilia Medeiros . Ercilia writes about Los Cabos, Mexico travel for CaboVillas.com , the leading provider of luxury Cabo villa and resort vacations for over 20 years.

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