You’re probably looking forward to the sun and sand in Cabo, but the area is actually known for a lot more! Here’s some of what you have to look forward to.
The region of Cabo is famous for many different reasons, which is why visiting the area is top on many people’s travel wish lists, no matter their age, gender, or interests. Join us as we explore some of the top things that make Cabo unique from the faith, to celebrities, and aquatic adventures.
Faith and Festivals
Faith plays a big part in the lives of Cabos locals with Roman Catholicism being practiced in almost every home. Faith gives Cabo a lot of its traditions and also plays a large role in its surroundings and events calendar. There are a variety of different historical sites to visit, such as the San Jose Del Cabo church, which is the most visited landmark in downtown Cabo.
There has been a church on the site since 1730, with the current building being in existence since 1940, meaning that the church has very literally grown with the people of Cabo over the centuries. The church also features a variety of stunning architectural and art pieces that tell the story of some of the key historical events in the area. Mass is held daily, with a service held in English every Sunday at 12 pm.
Faith also has a large impact on many of Cabo’s yearly festivals, such as San Jose Del Cabo Traditional Festival, which is held in honor of Cabo’s patron saint (San Jose), and also to commemorate the building of the church in 1730. There’s also the Festival of Cabo San Lucas, which involves the local ritual of sailing a statue of Saint Luke out into the bay past the famous Arch at Lands End (which is an excellent spot for snorkeling) to ask the saint for another year of prosperity.
Cabo is quickly becoming an A-list holiday destination to rival places such as the Maldives and Bali. Because Cabo has over 300 days of sunshine and warm temperatures all round, it can make the perfect winter getaway. Cabo has been chosen by celebrities such as Christian Bale, Jennifer Anniston, Enrique Iglesias, Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Cameron Diaz, Oprah Winfrey, and Justin Timberlake, to name just a few! So, if you’re looking for a destination that gives you a taste of the A-list lifestyle, as well as to boost your Instagram following, then consider Cabo your number one choice.
Cabo boasts some of the most abundant marine life in the world, which makes it the perfect place to discover the world below the waterline. Probably the number one event that Cabo is known for is whale watching. Cabo has the unique privilege of being the perfect spot for whales to have their calves. This means that during the whale watching season of April to December, Cabos waters are visited by gray whales, humpback whales, blue whales, sperm whales, and orcas. Because of this, a large amount of Cabos tourism industry focuses itself around whale watching, which means there are a variety of tours available to get up close and personal with these marine behemoths.
If you like to take a more active role in exploring Cabo’s waters, then you’ll be happy to know the waters are well-known for activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving, which allows you to see the seabed and all its exciting aquatic life and flora first hand, as well as cool off from the Cabo heat. As with whale watching, there are lots of different tours available across the region.
Cabo is well known for its vibrant culture, too. We’ve already mentioned the two large festivals which take place yearly, which really captures the heart of Cabo, but the authenticity of the region is abundant all year round.
The aptly named “Casa de la Cultura” features a vibrant mural that spans the building. Its design is packed with color and design, which communicates the artistic essence of Cabo. Inside the building, you can explore Cabo’s art scene, with examples of both modern arts created by artists in the area and traditional crafts that have been practiced in Cabo for generations. If you’re looking to take a piece of Cabo’s culture home with you, then you could visit one of the many artist markets held on-site to pick up a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
However, you don’t need to visit anywhere specific to get the true taste of Cabo. By simply walking the streets of downtown Cabo, talking to the locals, and tasting the traditional cuisine, you can experience Cabo’s cultural heritage first hand.
Famous for So Much More
Listed above are just a few of the things that make Cabo a famous tourist destination, but we could name so many more. From huge New Year’s parties to eco-travel, destination weddings, historic landmarks, cruising, and more, Cabo truly does offer something for everyone, and if you don’t believe us, come and experience Cabo for yourself.