Often overlooked as all-inclusive beach resort destination, Mexico has long been of Latin America’s most beautiful and culturally rich countries, from uts ancient Mayan and Aztec routes to its contemporary revival as a center for arts and sciences. Central and North America is home to the Caribbean islands, a hugely popular sailing destination in the winter months. However, there still remain parts of North America that are not as populated with visitors and remain hidden gems. Mexico is a country of endless contrasts, steeped in history and natural beauty, providing a land and seascape of incredible beauty. A country with so much variety, from sun to sea, to mountains and the jungle, the possibilities are endless, especially for the seafaring explorer.
San Jose Del Cabo
San Jose Del Cabo is the older and more refined of the two towns of Cabos and is a great location to get away from the crowds. The picturesque, cobblestone streets are rich in architecture and history and surrounded by colonial buildings. The town offers an impressive view of the humpback whales playing whilst you dine at the One & Only Resort. If you are looking for a cultural experience, why not join the locals on the famous Art Walk, or take a Mexican cooking course at the organic farms surrounding San Jose. For those looking for privacy and freedom, Isla Moserrate is the perfect secluded island. The clear waters are home to a variety of fish, where you can snorkel with manta rays and whale sharks near the jagged cliffs and if you are lucky you might spot a grey whale! On a clear night no other lights can be seen as you converse into the magical night.
First inhabited by neolithic hunter-gatherers at lest 10 000 years ago, the area around Baja California’s capital city is rife with prehistoric rock paintings, even quite near the city. Spend a day seeking them out, hiking up into the region’s rocky terrain, and then head back to the centre of the city, an a palm-lined neighborhood that blends modern port and quiet colonial outpost. Visit the Museo Regional de Antropologia e Historia to get a better picture of the peninsula’s history, stretching from the ancient settlers all the way through the Mexican-American War and the 1910 revolution. Stroll along the waterfront promenade, taking in the stunning views accroos the Sea of Cortez. Just south of the city, visit the lovely Bahia de Los Muertos, a perfect sport for a beach walk and a picnic lunch.
Enjoy an afternoon on the anchor around the small island, home to hundreds of sea lions. Look out over the magnificient deep blues of the Sea of Cortez before, if you’re feeling brave, diving amongst the large animals, known for being comfortable with divers. Bearby, the islands of Espiritu Santo and Partida a re separated by the crater of Caleta Partida, making for some fascinating underwater topography. The islands are an ecological preserve and home to many varieties of tropical fish, bird life flora and fauna that can only be found there. Toward the inside of the cove two white sand spits come together to form a beautiful array of deep blue to turquoise coloured water. Explore the rugged coastline’s spectacular caves, and while away the hours kayaking, kiteboarding and jet skiing.