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The Vacation Matrix: Mexico’s Baja Peninsula

The Arches, Cabo San Lucas

Recently I took another journey to what I call the perfect vacation Matrix: Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and La Paz. All three offer luxury, history and adventure and all three areas are easily accessible from one airport (SJD).

If you long for adventure during the day and luxury at night , this is your place. How about spending lazy days poolside in resorts bathed by the shimmering sun and lapped by the blue Pacific or the shimmering Sea of Cortez?

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

The Mexican Baja is the place where the sun sets in every imaginable colour, the stars illuminate romantic strolls on endless beaches and the sounds of crashing waves drown out your worries.

There is nothing like a sunrise walk along the Pacific.
There is nothing like a sunrise walk along the Pacific.
Beach and Palm
Stars under a palm tree, who needs anything else?

So many people avert Cabo and the Baja for fear that the water is unswimmable but there are many places to jump in the ocean, swim with fish and see coral reefs.

Who says you can't swim in Cabo? There are plenty of gorgeous beaches and bays to take a swim.
Who says you can’t swim in Cabo? There are plenty of gorgeous beaches and bays to take a swim.

San Jose del Cabo is an historical centre with plenty of shopping and amazing restaurants. San Jose is the area that is closest to the airport and features a plethora of resorts nearby.

San Jose del Cabo
San Jose del Cabo

La Paz is a beautiful city located along the gorgeous blue waters and white sand beaches of the Sea of Cortez. Now only a 2 hour drive from Cabo, La Paz is an easy jumping off point for underwater adventures and exploring beaches and bays seemingly untouched even today.

La Paz

No trip to Cabo is complete without a boat trip to the arches to explore the beaches and bays that will have you in awe of what nature can create.

Los Cabos
Sunrise over Lands End.
The Arch, Los Cabos
The Arch, Los Cabos

Cabo and the Baja experience relatively lesser humidity which allows you to leave open your doors and windows inviting in the refreshing breeze off the Pacific.

San Jose del Cabo

Cabo San Lucas has the most premier resorts, with every imaginable luxury required to detox from life.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

I recently stayed at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, a glorious 5 star property only 15 minutes from the airport. Check in was inspiring to say the least, being handed Mescal and Mango daquiries while I looked out to the bright blue Pacific ocean. My vacation started from that moment onwards and didn’t end for my entire stay.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

The Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos offers all the luxuries for the perfect vacation, both for families and adults seeking a refuge from the Canadian winter: 24 hour rooms service, sprawling pools, kids club, large and inviting suites and an endless beach to walk for hours.

The beach at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
The beach at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

I predict Cabo San Lucas to become the next hottest spot in Mexico. With newer resorts opening up and more airlines servicing the destination with direct flights, there will be an increasing demand for the benefits of this quick flight destination.

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Stay tuned this month for another report from Cabo. I’m heading back in 2 weeks to check out more resorts and new hot spots.

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