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If you have fallen in love with Mexico on your last vacation and are thinking of going back, but another summer paying inflated tourist rates in Cancun doesn’t sound like your idea of funperhaps you should consider exploring the country’s Pacific coast.
In other words, why not skip the Mexican Caribbean altogether and fly somewhere new, where the weather is just as good, the seas brilliant blue, and the tourist offerings comparatively wide?
Are here 4 reasons why you should spend your long-awaited vacation in Los Cabos this year:
A higher concentration of wellness retreats
While Cancun, and the Riviera Maya in general, to some extent, have earned a reputation as the party capital of Mexico, actively promoting jungle parties and beach clubs as part of the tourism offering, the dual destination that is Los Cabos has followed a slightly different path. .
Rather than follow in Cancun’s footsteps, like Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta have done, ‘The Capes’ has focused on developing a strong wellness scene.
That’s not to say you won’t find nightclubs or a lively social scene here, but most guests come to Cabo hoping to simply chill out.
In fact, it is now the number one wellness destination in Mexico, as well as the absolute leader in Latin America in this market, with the largest presence of spa resorts and relaxation retreats of any coastal point on the subcontinent.
Whether it’s lounging on the beach all day without the constant noise of electronic music originating from any random beachfront bar in Cancun or treating yourself and booking a much-needed spa day, you’ll soon fall in love with the unique vibes. from Cape.
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Colonial cities free of development
The Capes may not have any pre-Columbian ruins, as it sits on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, and not in the ancient Maya-Caribbean world, but it is home to a number of national landmarks that history buffs you won’t want to miss out.
For example, three of the most beautiful Magic towns – The ‘Magic Towns’ of Mexico, a national designation for destinations with unparalleled cultural richness, are just a short drive from Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo.
Visitors interested in experiencing a more authentic side of Mexico, where overdevelopment has yet to drive out the locals and colorful houses create a postcard ready photo, you’ll want to add the small towns of loreto and All Saints to your summer wish list.
Established in the colonial era, when Europeans began to populate the territory of Mexico, they have retained much of their Old World charm, from the vibrantly colored facades to the charming 18th-century churches.
One of the biggest complaints from tourists who vacation in Cancun, or the state of Quintana Roo in general, is the state of the beaches when humidity begins to accumulate.
In the summer, in addition to a higher incidence of rain and tropical storms, the coastal strip of Cancun is invaded by the stinking brown algae known as sargassum, which continues to plague local swimming spots despite the best efforts of the municipality to keep it at bay. stripe.
Curiously, sargassum is not a common occurrence in the Pacific Oceanbeing exclusive of tropical and temperate seas.
This means that Los Cabos remains free of sargassum. all yeareven when the southeast of the country is battling against the phenomenon.
From the emblematic Playa del Amor to Playa El Médano, the sands remain golden and the sea sparkling blue. Storms can hit the coast from time to time, but those are infrequentand the skies remain clear for most of the season.
Cabo is safer
Mexico may have recently made headlines as an unsafe destination after a group of American visitors were kidnapped crossing into a border city, with a gruesome conclusion, but unlike what the mainstream media would have you believe , violent incidents involving tourists are largely an exception. than the rule throughout Mexico.
When it comes to Los Cabos, these rates are not even statistically relevant, as they are so extremely rare that they rarely make the news.
Besides, 67.5% of Cabo residents consider it safe to live inas reiterated by an investigation carried out by INEGI, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography.
In short, Cabo is as safe as it gets and could well be the safest destination in Mexico overall, with improved surveillance in beach areas, including patrolling of bars and nightclubs in the vicinity of El Médano beach, and a Campaign into pushy beach vendors known to harass beachgoers.
Learn more about Cabo’s successful and well-documented battle against crime here.
Cape is lonely Fashion
Cancun can continue to be the undisputed King of Tourism, attracting 30 million visitors last year alonebut it has long ceased to be the fastest growing destination in Mexico.
It now trails Cabo in terms of recovery, openly challenging it for the number one tourist destination spot in Mexico.
If you’re looking for first-class service, a more relaxed atmosphere, and untouched nature, this is a natural replacement for Cancun.
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