At the very tip of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucus nestles on the rocky hills lining the coast.
Over the past 40 years, this sleepy, little fishing village has transformed into a renowned tourist destination and a city of a 1/4 million.
Travelers come for the beauty of the rocky coasts, warm temperatures, whale watching, golf, and deep sea fishing.
Revelers also flock here at Spring Break and throughout the year. Since 1990, Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cantina, “Where the land ends and the party begins,” has helped fuel this atmosphere.
Cruise ships sailing the Mexican Riviera frequent Cabo San Lucas. We visited on the Disney Panama Canal Cruise. We were about a month early to go whale watching. So, we chose to do a land and sea tour.
Lands End and El Arco highlight the rocky tip of the peninsula where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet.
A colony of sea lions makes this their home.
The opening scene of Planet of the Apes with Charlton Heston as well as the later remake was filmed on one the Pacific beaches. Imagine the top of the Statue of Liberty protruding through the sand.
We also visited a a glass shop and watched glass blowers create beautiful creations.
We enjoyed both the exhibition and the unique beauty of the shop.
Prior to visiting, I did not realize how compact Cabo San Lucas is. We actually passed by and saw almost all of the rock formations sailing in on our cruise ship.
With our tour, we were able to get closer for better photos, see the sea lions, and be educated about the history. So, it was worth it.
As you can see from our photos, Cabo San Lucas is picturesque and well worth a stop, whether as a vacation destination or as a cruise port.