In yesterday’s post I told you a little about the Los Cabos area, and today I will share where we stay when we come to Mexico. As I mentioned before, Cabo San Lucas is often called the party town and it has a very busy harbor and downtown area with lots of tourists. The cruise ships anchor just outside the harbor and the cruise guests are brought to the dock via tenders.
We enjoy our timeshare every July at a big hotel called Playa Grande at the very end of the harbor near what is known as “Land’s End.” The older part of the hotel faces the Pacific Ocean, and the nearer part, called the Ridge, faces the harbor. Our place is located in The Ridge so we have a great view of the city lights. The good part about the Ridge is that only owners or guests have access, so it’s relatively less busy.
What attracted us most to Playa Grande was the Old Mexico feel of the property. The architecture is very Spanish with oranges and browns, lots of arches, fountains, and brightly colored tile. Here are some photos of the main part of Playa Grande:
You can see how bright and colorful everything is–very old Mexico, right? The grounds are also pretty and well-kept. There are several good restaurants to try within the property as well. The last photo shows the end of the property on the Pacific side, looking south toward Land’s End. You literally cannot go any further on this side. An interesting fact about this side of the peninsula is that you cannot go in the water. The tide and waves are treacherous at this point and the depth drops off quickly. The waves are absolutely awesome to watch!
Around the other side is the famous Lover’s Beach and the famous arches as well. Here is a great picture of me at the arches:
Haha! Thought I’d see who actually reads this far down in my post!! This is a picture of the arches along the harbor walk in Cabo San Lucas. I’m sure you all know that the arches are a rock formation at the furthest point south on the Baja Peninsula and they are at the spot where the Pacific Ocean becomes the Gulf of Mexico. We have taken several Sunset Cruises in the past where you can get a close look at this very cool geographic feature.
Tomorrow I will share some pictures of The Ridge area and views of the harbor.