The cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, collectively known as Los Cabos, with a metropolitan area of 351,111 inhabitants, are located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The two cities are linked by a thirty-two-km, 20 mile corridor of beach-front properties and championship golf courses, Los Cabos is rated as one of Mexico’s top 5 tourist destinations, known for its resort hotels, hospitality, beaches, scuba diving, marine life and welcoming ambiance.
The area is warm and sunny year round with an average temperature of 84 degrees. There is great air quality, with no chemical or industrial manufacturing. The area was remote and rural until the latter 20th century, when the Mexican government began to develop Cabo San Lucas for tourism, which then spread east to San Jose del Cabo; its growth now rivaling that of the more famous resort area.
The main draw of Los Cabos is tourism, with over two million visitors per year. There are still cobblestone streets, adobe houses, jacaranda trees and churches that date from the 18th century.
San Jose del Cabo has a number of the large houses that date from the 19th century, and most of these have been converted into restaurants, art galleries and shops selling souvenirs. The art scene in the town is well-developed, with galleries carrying high-end paintings and sculptures from traditional Mexican, Mexican contemporary and international artisans and artists. Downtown Cabo San Lucas has an upscale mall and hundreds of tourist souvenir shops, sightseeing and fishing boat operators and public beaches.
Los Cabos, with its spectacular ocean views along the 20 mile corridor between the two small cities. is ideally located, The San Jose del Cabo International Airport is just north of San Jose del Cabo, with a bypass highway to Cabo San Lucas. It’s less than 3 hours flight time from 22 International Airport cities with a total of around 55 million people.
With an influx of US and Canadian people moving here, I see enormous opportunity for new businesses, including a Medical Tourism destination. It’s location in flight time is a little over two hours from San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston and the 5th largest city in the world, Mexico City. It’s 3 hours or less to Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, and New Orleans. 4 hours to Seattle, Chicago and Miami. It’s less than 5 hours flight to the Canadian cites of Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.
Los Cabos has modern Hospitals, Supermarkets, Malls, and within 10 minutes of downtown Cabo San Lucas is Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. The quaint pueblo town of Todos Santos is an hour drive north of Cabo, and the city of La Paz is two hours north.
Flight Times to Cabo International Airport
Two Hours or Less – Mexico City, Guadalajara, San Diego, CA, Phoenix, AZ
Two to Three Hours – Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Las Vegas, NV, San Francisco, CA
Four Hours – Chicago, IL, Seattle, WA, Miami, FL
Competition: With its great location, near constant sunshine and fresh sea air, and low cost medical, Los Cabos is an ideal location for a Medical Tourism industry. And yet that industry does no exist here. There are no Holistic Healing Centers in all of Mexico. Two million people come to the Cabo area each year as tourists, and thousands of them will spend $400-$600 a night for a hotel room. We would like to offer healing treatments and hotel room accommodations for a quarter of that price. Once fully funded it will all be free. With proper advertisement, starting with the 311,000 locale people and then the 55 million people within 3 hours, the Cabo Holistic Healing Center will soon have a long waiting list, and may need to expand and/or set up in other Mexican cities.
Tourist enjoy driving along The Corridor to Cabo San Lucas and or spending a few days in a luxury spa resort or an afternoon at the Marina Cabo San Lucas. They will book a whale-watching cruise or snack on shrimp tacos in one of the many delicious restaurants.
Forty minutes east of Cabo you can step back in time in the town of San José del Cabo. It’s fun to walk the cobblestone streets and visit art galleries and museums to get a glimpse of authentic Mexico. Visit a historic Spanish-style church and the estuary is great for birdwatching.
Once hailed by Jacques Cousteau as “the aquarium of the world,” the Sea of Cortez is home to a diverse marine ecosystem and Los Cabos is the perfect base from which to explore it. Swim with smart mammals at Cabo Dolphins, snorkel or scuba dive at Cabo San Lucas or head to the eco-friendly Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park with living reefs and tropical fish.
For a relaxing day out, one can cruise on a glass-bottom boat to the majestic El Arco, the rock formation that forms a natural arch, marking Land’s End. Hop out of the boat at low tide and stroll along Playa Del Amor (Lover’s Beach).