About Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo
Cabo San Lucas or Cape Saint Luke, commonly called Cabo or Los Cabos, is a city at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. Cabo San Lucas together with San José Del Cabo and the East Cape is known as Los Cabos.
Cabo has been rated as one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations; it is known for its beaches, scuba diving locations, the arch El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, and marine life. The Los Cabos Corridor has become a heavily-trafficked destination for tourists, on holiday and year round. There are numerous hotels and resorts along the coast between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. This area is commonly known as the “corridor.”
Both towns, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo are full of rich history, as well as world renowned bars, clubs and restaurants. Cabo´s night life and cuisine is one of the main reasons people from all over the world visit this destination, along with its world class gold courses and deep sea fishing. Being 1-1/2 hours from southern California by plane has made Los Cabos a top choice getaway for movie stars and millionaires.
Is Cabo San Lucas safe? In 2013 the US State Department issued a general warning for the southern tip of the Baja peninsula that includes Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, the East Cape and La Paz (Baja’s Capital city). This focuses largely on drug trafficking and roadway threats and applies to the entire country of Mexico. However, in a state-by-state assessment, no advisories were in effect for the area in which Cabo San Lucas is located. While this determines that the destination is relatively safe for U.S. citizens, it does not imply that there are no security concerns for visitors. When traveling anywhere use common sense and be aware of your surroundings.
Cabo San Lucas has several beaches on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula. Rip tides and rogue waves are common dangers for swimmers at these beaches. Generally you are advised not to swim on the Pacific side of Cabo. In the Sea of Cortez there is Médano Beach and is generally considered the safest in Cabo San Lucas. It also has a roped-off area to keep swimmers protected from boats and personal watercraft.