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There are places in here, where the Peninsula of Baja California ends, exactly where the land is no more and it becomes sea, which fascinate for their provincial peacefulness, move for the warm grin of its settlers, thrill for their possibilities for aquatic adventures, astonish for their tourist infrastructure, or amuse for their bohemian nights, lights, toasts and dancing music.

Los Cabos is one of the 5 municipalities in the State of Baja California Sur. San Jose del Cabo is the head of it, a place that maintains its quiet provincial aspect.

Cabo San Lucas, a tourist bastion that has a modern infrastructure, is only 32 kilometres away from San Jose del Cabo.

You can visit the following places in Los Cabos:

-San Jose del Cabo: a wonderful bay, a serene town typically Mexican, people having fun in the sea or relaxing under the protective shade of a palm tree; these are some of the every days' life scenes on the adored beaches of the Sea of Cortes; scenes repeated in the main plaza of a town with a provincial atmosphere.
The fishermen's Town of San Jose del Cabo is the head of the Municipality of Los Cabos since 1928, and since 1970, when the local tourist industry took off, a forceful tourist destination in every traveller's log, not only because of the fame of its bay, a bastion for aquatic sports, but also for the quietness of its streets and picturesque corners in which there is no lack of artisans, painters and musicians, neither of colourful fairs and festivals.
San Jose del Cabo is situated at 152 kilometres from La Paz, the State capital of Baja California Sur.

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    -Estuary of San Jose: it is a piece of greenness on the desert, an oasis of leafy vegetation, a forceful stage for over 200 migratory bird species, this is what this 50 hectare natural reserve located at the mouth of the San Jose River, in the Sea of Cortes, is.
    The exuberant vegetation of the estuary seems too be a miracle on a deserted zone in which rains fall only four or five days a year, mainly during September. That is why the flora in San Jose is adapted to store and make maximum use of the water coming in these precipitations.
    The San Jose River runs for 30 miles before flowing into the Sea of Cortes, where the high tides help in blending its fresh waters with the salty ones of the ocean, which originate a solution rich in nutrients that end up as sediment, thus favouring the explosion of life it holds.
    The waters of the estuary are fresh and contain a great variety of plants in the upper zone, although only vegetation capable of withstanding the high levels of salinity grows in the lower area. Likewise, fishes and other marine species spend their youth or larvae stage in here, due to the great amount of food that allows them to develop and reach their adult stage before returning to the ocean.
    There are also birds that make of this area their port of call to make use of the abundant seeds and small fruits, in order to satiate their hunger and to regain strength.
    From the anthropology perspective, the estuary attracted the Indian Pericúes, which were the first to settle in the zone due to its abundant wildlife. Years later the Spaniards would found the mission of San Jose in 1730.
    The estuary can be toured in a kayak, which allows better appreciating its exotic beauty, due to its calmed waters.

    -Cabo San Lucas: this old fishermen's town transformed into a tourist destination in the 1970s. The reasons for this change are all over the place: a small, picturesque and dreamt of bay, an exceptional sea of transparent waters with chains of black corals and submarine cascades of sand.
    Located at 241 kilometres from La Paz, the capital of the State of Baja California Sur, Cabo San Lucas is a place of arid beauty where you can fish, dive amongst corals or practice any aquatic sport. A true adventure challenge complemented with excellent services and infrastructure, which will make your stay yet more pleasant.
    In Cabo San Lucas, on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, you will find more than you are looking for: a divine landscape, excellent hotels, restaurants that will please your palate, shops full of exclusive items, a modern marina and a nightlife that will lure you towards insomnia.

    -The Arch: the persistent swaying of the waves sculpted this rock for centuries, perhaps millenniums, until it created an imposing and monumental arch precisely on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, being therefore the only finisterra (end of the earth) in the world.
    The waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortes come together under the shadow of the arch; besides, playful seals and sea lions live on its rocky and rough surface, being one of the main attractions of this rock colossus that has become the main symbol of Los Cabos, in so much that it is on the municipal coat of arms.
    You can go on excursions on the surroundings of the arch onboard boats with glassed bottoms, which allow appreciating the coloured fishes living in the transparent waters of the natural monument.

    -Playa del Amor: a most beautiful beach of white sand, which is mainly visited by loving couples who come to the place to play with the waters, unbend on the shore, or just walk in the evening, form every four years on the surrounding of the Arch of Cabo San Lucas.
    There is a spectacular view of the Sea of Cortes and the Pacific Ocean from this beach. Amusing rides on glassed-bottom boats are organised for the romantic type.

    -The Lighthouse of Cabo Falso: it guided the ships steering these waters in better times. Nowadays it is an abandoned skeleton that reclines over the dunes that surround it. It was built in 1890 and, in spite of its apparent abandonment, it is one of the main attractions in Cabo San Lucas.
    Regardless of being located a few kilometres from the centre, the lighthouse can only be accessed on horseback or 4 x 4 vehicles, both means of transportation that can be easily rented in the city.

    -The Marina: it is the tourist core of Cabo San Lucas. It is a lavish neuralgic point with mooring areas for more the 350 yachts and boats, innumerable restaurants, shops in which you can find everything you need and a huge shopping mall.
    The marina is agitated and unease, especially at night, when the centres of entertainment open their doors and party is all there is. The town's fishermen prepare their fishing gear and boats at dawn, before setting off in search of dolphin fishes, tuna fishes, snappers, and even marlins, whilst travellers are proposing the last toasts.

    -The Corridor: it is a 32 kilometre-long road connecting the peaceful City of San Jose del Cabo with Cabo San Lucas. It has four lanes and is one of the most important roads in Baja California, allowing a fast and easy transit to the thousands of people going to and fro.
    The corridor runs parallel to the Sea of Cortes and it is flanked by luxurious hotels, golf courses and beautiful beaches, being one of the most exclusive zone sin Los Cabos. It is ideal for shopping or for having fun at the nightclubs.
    It is pretty easy to make use of the corridor; there are taxis and buses covering the distance. The setting is very interesting and allows enjoying the coastal beauty, especially at the beaches of Palmilla, El Chileno and Santa Maria, amongst others.

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