Medano Beach is large and directly across the bay from the famed Los Cabos Arch and Lovers Beach. Sand is a bit more coarse than the powdered sand variety. 15-20 mins walk from the Airbnb.
RUTA PERICU HIKE
Explore Los Cabos outback in the National Reserve Sierra de la Laguna, resposible for almost the 70 per cent of clear water in los Cabos.
Immersed in the semitropical desert on a historical – nature pilgrimage to the roots of Los Cabos native nomadic tribe; the Pericu.Only when we understand, we get to care!
Visit a local ranch and meet the Ranchero Californio; now considered the native of the baja peninsula after the extinction of the Pericu culture.
Enjoy making your own tortillas and a tasting of traditional Talega coffee, food and drinks, both tradicional reicipes of the Rancho culture in baja.
Discover the wonders of the reserve with our hike, starting at the skirts of the mountain range along the canyon (4 miles) on a loop hike on easy irregular terrain.
Ending up with the chance of soaking up in one of its many water springs before heading back.
Guided boat tour of the Land's End landmarks like El Arco ("The Arch"), Pelican Rock, Neptune's Finger, Divorce and Lover's Beach.
Right where the Sea of Cortez collides with the Pacific Ocean stands El Arco, the rock formation that is synonymous with Los Cabos. The jagged rock is situated at the very tip of the Baja Peninsula known as Land’s End and is an iconic sight that locals and visitors alike admire for its stunning qualities. Most tours make a stop at the arch and hotels sprawled along the sand in Cabo San Lucas ensure that views of El Arco are never obstructed, inviting you to take in the beauty of the arch’s silhouette.
The History of El Arco: The Baja California Peninsula was once a part of the North American Plate about 12 to 15 million years ago and through plate tectonics, the peninsula was eventually formed, which means that El Arco and the other rock formations scattered nearby are millions of years old. Over time, erosion carved through the rock, forming the arch that is recognized around the world today.
Beaches are year-round attractions in Cabo San Lucas, and two of the Los Cabos area’s most beautiful stretches of golden sands are found amidst the granite rock formations at Land’s End, at the southernmost point of Baja California peninsula.
Playa del Amor, or "Lover’s Beach," is the most famous of the two, and certainly worthy of its romantic moniker. Lover’s Beach is a sand-strewn idyll bounded by towering rocks, and the beach offers gorgeous looks across the bay towards the luxury resorts that line the coastline.
Unlike Médano Beach, which is easily accessible from the downtown area, Lover’s Beach requires a bit of effort to reach its shores. Water-based transportation is a must, the easiest and cheapest method being one of the many pangas (or water taxis) that operate out of the Cabo San Lucas Marina.
A view of Baja peninsula's southernmost beaches: Lover's Beach and Divorce Beach — Photo courtesy of Solmar Hotels & Resorts
Kayak and stand-up paddle board tours sometimes include stops at Lover’s Beach, but it is an experience best enjoyed without time limits or scheduling constraints. Pack a picnic lunch and a bottle of wine–plus water, sunscreen, towels and any other essentials you’ll need–and enjoy a relaxing, romantic and unforgettable interlude at one of Baja California Sur’s most majestic settings.
Snorkel gear is also recommended, since the Sea of Cortez offers safe swimming and very good snorkeling conditions.
The same, unfortunately, cannot be said of the waters found on the other side, also known as the Pacific Ocean. Strong rip currents make swimming in the Pacific very dangerous, but anyone visiting Lover’s Beach should absolutely walk through the gap in the rocks that separates it from its neighbor, Playa del Divorcio, or "Divorce Beach."
Divorce Beach is five times the size of Lover’s, a fact oft remarked upon by cynical locals. Despite its name, however, Divorce is every bit as beautiful, with soft sand and evocatively eroded rock formations. These provide perfect perches from which to watch waves that have traveled thousands of miles crash upon the shore.
The rocky promontory that stretches to Land’s End begins near the luxurious Grand Solmar resort, and locals and adventurous visitors occasionally access Divorce Beach via a path that requires a bit of rock climbing. This shortcut is not advised, however, and the safest way to reach Divorce Beach is by taking a panga to Lover’s Beach and walking over.
Plaza Mijares, The Town Square
Plaza Mijares is the main town square in San Jose del Cabo. Plaza Mijares Square, known as La Plaza by locals, is a popular gathering point for residents and tourists.
Located in the heart of the town’s Historic District, The Plaza Mijares square is surrounded by historic buildings like the City Hall, San Jose Church and the Casa de La Cultura; and full of not to be missed spots such as the Kiosk, the Flagpole and the Jardin de Cabeños Ilustres and circled by restaurants and stores.
ATV ride with Cactus Tours driving through the desert, mountains, canyons formed by a huge dry stream and a beautiful beach with sand dunes and spectacular ocean side cliffs.
While this scenic locale is known for its options for rest and relaxation, it’s also a place where it’s just as easy to spend time exploring and those that prefer to do so by hitting the trails will want to make sure to make Mt. Solmar a must-see.
Mt. Solmar is easy to spot as it sends its peak up and over glittering Cabo Bay. This small mountain is highly visible from iconic Medano Beach, making it a destination that many come to be intrigued by during their time on the sand. Perhaps even more interesting is the fact that while Mount Solmar is accessible for hiking, it doesn’t actually enjoy an official trailhead. Those that are looking to make the most of a trek to the top will have to garner some insider information on the area to do so.
Mt. Solmar makes for a rather quick, but challenging trek to the summit and hosts an elevation gain of 446 feet. It’s often noted for its dynamic terrain that moves between dirt pathways with gentle inclines to sections that are much rockier and more difficult to maneuver. In total, the trail that takes hikers up and around Mount Somar is just under two miles out and back. While those that love a good challenge find the hike up Mt. Solmar exciting, most are thrilled with the reward waiting at the top. Sweeping views of Cabo San Lucas await that are tough to beat so this is a trail you won’t want to forget your camera for.
Because Mt. Solmar and its primary trail to the top has no official access point, it’s well-known in the area that prospective hikers will want to start by checking in with a man named Enrique who runs a dog kennel at the base of the mountain. He has become the trail’s unofficial sponsor and helps guide guests up upon request with nothing more than a tip of your choosing required at the end. He’s more than willing to share area insight as well as folklore that has long surrounded the mystic wonder of how this particular mountain gains power from the waters that surround it.
Discover the old Jesuit village of Todos Santos on a history walk trough the city and it’s main buildings with a certified tour guide as the voice of the streets; the perfect way to learn about this Pueblo Magico and its synergy between the Spanish and native heritage.
Crowning our excursion with a 2 to 4 miles multitrail hike (depending on the physical cindition of the travelers), moderate effort at the outskirts of the town to enjoy the incredible sunset view of the pacific cliffs.
A great excursion to visit Todos Santos hidden spots, easily missed by regular travelers.
PACIFIC SUNSET HIKE
Trailhead located near Hotel San Cristobal, a 32-room luxury hotel on the beach at Punta Lobos in Todos Santos, starts the 2 to 4 miles multitrail hike, moderate effort at the outskirts of the town to enjoy the incredible sunset view of the pacific cliffs.