The East Cape of Baja Sur in Los Cabos stays certainly one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets and techniques. Just 45 minutes away from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), and a world away from the Cabo crowds, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Los Cabos is located alongside two miles (3200 metres) of pristine beachfront on the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains on Baja’s East Cape.
To unlock the magic of this nearly untouched area, Chief Concierge and esteemed member of Les Clefs d’Or International Estefanía Cortez shares her high ten suggestions for an unforgettable East Cape journey:
1. Enjoy the beautiful Sea of Cortez!
A swimmable seaside in Los Cabos is sort of unparalleled because of the robust waves and harmful undercurrents on the Pacific Ocean facet of the Baja peninsula. The resort’s location on the nonetheless waters of the Sea of Cortez affords company a secure place to swim or take pleasure in water actions. And the Adventure Concierge staff is stationed on the seaside each day with complimentary stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and a Hobie catamaran – but in addition extremely advisable is the water trampoline, which is supposed to be loved by children and adults alike!
2. Explore Cabo Pulmo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cabo Pulmo is taken into account to be one of the affluent marine reserves on the earth. Spend the day discovering the oldest of solely three coral reefs on the west coast of North America identified for its a whole bunch of education jacks and mobula rays, sea lions, turtles, whales and resident bull sharks. Guests will take pleasure in a full day of snorkelling or diving in what Jacques Cousteau referred to as “the aquarium of the world,” situated simply 45 minutes away. For a really singular expertise, journey to Cabo Pulmo aboard one of many boats that departs immediately from the resort’s non-public marina.
3. Take half in a child turtle launch
Take half in a child turtle launch by way of the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Los Cabos Sea Turtles Program. From August to October, Costa Palmas, together with the native authorities, unite to guard the weak Olive Ridley sea turtles that nest all through the beautiful Baja Mexico shoreline. Approximately 19 miles (30 kilometres) of East Cape shoreline are patrolled, rescuing turtle eggs from dangerous prey. This intervention permits the ocean turtles to develop and journey to the ocean in a protected surroundings. Each 12 months greater than 300 turtle nests are relocated and planted in secure areas inside the Costa Palmas property the place they’re protected and tracked.
4. Swim in a spring-fed waterfall at Sol de Mayo
Just 40 minutes from the Resort, Santiago is likely one of the first missions to settle within the foothills of the Sierra De La Laguna Mountains. Near the city, the canyons disguise lovely swimming pools of contemporary water that run on high of giant granite boulders, unique vegetation and delightful trails. Sol de Mayo waterfall on the Cañon de la Zorra is accessed with a hike that may be as straightforward or as superior because the group requires.
5. Encounter the most important fish within the sea
The majestic whale shark which measures as much as 50 toes (14 metres). This unimaginable alternative is out there in only a few locations worldwide and Baja is fortunate to be house to those light giants. This unforgettable day journey from the Resort takes company to La Paz, the place they spend the morning swimming alongside these mystical creatures, adopted by an thrilling afternoon exploring Baja’s capital metropolis.
6. Hike to the Flat Rock
Hike to the Flat Rock for probably the most breath-taking views of the East Cape. This reasonable hike is situated simply 10 minutes from the Resort and affords uninterrupted birds eye views of the Sea of Cortez, the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains – and all that’s between.
7. Go off-road
Let your internal adventurer roam free and off-road by way of miles and miles of seaside and trails that run alongside the Baja coast and see how actually huge the East Cape’s panorama is. Guests could select to tear across the sand dunes, or take a scenic tour all the way in which to the lighthouse at Land’s End. Timing this journey so that you’re returning to the resort because the solar is setting is advisable to take full benefit of the kaleidoscopic colors of a Baja sundown.
8. Visit the historic neighborhood of El Triunfo
Visit the historic neighborhood of El Triunfo, the place time appears to have stopped within the early 1900s. Originally a mining city, this charming village attracted travellers from all around the world, every seeking riches on the heels of the California gold rush in 1849. At one time, the inhabitants soared to 10,000, however there was a mass exodus in 1926 when the mines dried up. Today, the small city is house to lower than 500 and lots of the authentic buildings have been restored and transformed in museums, boutiques and cafes. Do not miss the distinctive and hidden bar Café El Triunfo.
9. Go fishing within the Sea of Cortez
Fishing the Sea of Cortez is a should do. Considered one of many richest our bodies of water on the planet, the resort affords company fishing, sport fishing and spear fishing expeditions that depart immediately from its non-public marina. Highly advisable the 65-foot (20 metre) Haterras yacht, which may comfortably accommodate as much as 12 folks. For the perfect expertise, take this journey very first thing within the morning.
10. Go browsing
Nomad surfers from Southern California have been flocking to Los Cabos because the late Fifties seeking the right wave. Famous for persistently heat water, south swells, right-hand level breaks, and beautiful desert surroundings, the East Cape is surfer’s paradise.