Yellow sands, sunshine warmed, slope gently into the blue Pacific at Cabo San Lucas. Spread along the southwest shore of the Baja Peninsula, this popular seaside getaway boasts all the tourist amenities, from well groomed golf courses and manicured resorts to sportfishing and scuba diving.
There is no shortage of parties in Cabo San Lucas, but for the wearied socialite there are plenty of ways to get back in the groove. Kick back on deck with a day of charter fishing on the Pacific. Day cruises around the coast offer a selection of 'booze cruises', catamaran excursions and whale watching.
If the idea of gentle swell leaves you queasy, explore some of Cabo's attractions beneath the surface. Dive with sea lions near the famous arches at Land's End or join a guided snorkeling tour to make the most of your mask.
For those determined to tour the Pacific independently, local operators rent out kayaks, canoes, fins (the sort for feet, not for sharks) and surf boards. Catch a wave at one of the beaches with breaks between Cabo San Lucas and neighboring San Jose del Cabo.
If the golf game gets called on account of rain, head north to Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de la Laguna for a brisk hike or stick around Cabo and get married.
Collectively, 'Los Cabos' - Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo - cap the southwest shores of the Baja Peninsula. Cabo San Lucas is 18 miles west of San Jose del Cabo and 1059 miles from Tijuana.