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Cabo San Lucas,Mexico: Named World’s "Most Luxurious" Summer Destination

02 May, 2014

Ealuxe,one of the most-followed blogs in the global luxury niche,has named Cabo San Lucas,Mexico,as one of this summer’s top five "Most Luxurious Summer Destinations.” Situated at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on the Pacific Coast,in the state of Baja California Sur,this popular resort town offers everything to make your next getaway one you will never forget.

“The resort town is a very popular place among Hollywood celebrities and artists where you will discover miles of pristine beaches and sparkling blue waters,” writes Ealuxe. “Rated as one of Mexico’s top 5 tourist destinations,Cabo is known for its beaches,the marine life,awesome scuba diving locations and the sea arch El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.”

In fact,if diving is on the agenda for your next visit to Cabo,there are a handful of places that are ideal for both beginners and those with more experience in the water. First,there is the Cabo Pulmo National Park. At just two hours north up Highway 1,this picturesque marine preserve is home to the oldest living coral reef in all of North America,where divers get to swim with garden eels,goliath groupers,moray eels,parrotfish,sturgeon and more. 

If that sounds like too far to travel,Pelican Rock is located near the famed El Arco landmark on the southwestern side of the Bay of Banderas at Land’s End,just a few minutes from downtown Cabo by boat. Here,with a sandy bottom just 20 feet from the surface,divers and snorkelers will be swept into a magical world of angelfish,barberfish,goatfish and a number of other tropical species as they move through the shallow waters. Nearby,a wall drops off into a 3,000 foot submarine canyon,where there are sometimes magical showers of sand that appear to cascade like waterfalls.

Other popular water sports that are available in and around Cabo San Lucas include sea kayaking,sport fishing,paddleboarding,surfing and whale watching. Many of these excursions launch right from Playa Médano,which is Cabo’s main swimming beach and lies at the harbor’s eastern side.

“Cabo’s bays and cliffs are a marvelous backdrop for a kayak trip,” writes Frommers. “The meeting of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez makes for amazing sea life here,from the teeming coral reef of Cabo Pulmo on the East Cape to the mantas and whales of the Pacific.”

For land lovers,there’s always the beach,but the region is also home to some of the world’s finest golf courses,prompting U.S. News & World Report to name Cabo San Lucas one of the world’s “most prized golf destinations,” citing the area’s year round tropical weather and world-class greens.

“It’s hard to choose a golf spot in Cabo because the quantity and quality of greens remain among the highest in the world,” writes the magazine.

Popular golfing destinations include the Cabo del Sol Golf Club,which is ranked among the top 100 courses in the world by Golf Magazine,followed by Tom Fazio’s impeccably maintained Querencia,which offers spectacular views,and the El Dorado Golf and Beach Club,which boasts a Jack Nicklaus designed course and a private club retreat atmosphere that is family friendly.

Finally,while visiting Cabo San Lucas,be sure to check out at least a few of the city’s top dining locales according to Condé Nast Traveler,including the Restaurant at Rancho Pescadero,which offers a variety of burritos and grilled Baja seafood,with organic fruits and vegetables that are grown in the property’s very own fields. Also,the Market and Suviche by Jean-Georges Vonerichten is a don’t-miss experience for serious foodies,offering exciting Euro-Asian fare that is artfully infused with traditional Mexican cuisine.

Have you ever been to Cabo? If so,share your favorite experience with other readers in the comments section below!

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