Insider's Guide to Cabo San Lucas
A cab driver once told me there are more Americans living in Cabo than there are in LA. I can’t vouch for the truth of that and didn’t press the cabbie for facts, possibly because I was distracted by the rocket-launch velocity at which he was shooting along the high-speed highway linking San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, the two towns bookending Baja’s busiest vacation destination. Depending on the type of traveler you are, his allegation may be comforting (safety, wide-spoken English) or unnerving (eroded native culture, chain restaurants), but regardless, Cabo’s natural beauty can't be denied. Situated at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez clash like boxing foes, this coastline laces through sun-bleached desert beaches and primordial mountains. Five-star hotels occupy their peaks like luxurious fortresses, migrating whales splash in the distance, and the weather is like heaven’s..;with less rain. An easy getaway from New York/Newark (and easier from Houston, Phoenix, and the West Coast), Cabo is where you want to be this winter. Just be sure to pack plenty of sunblock, and our insider tips.