As you prepare for your next Los Cabos vacation, have you made plans for how you will spend your days away from your Los Cabos resort home? Here are some exotic day trips that will help you embrace your Mexican vacation while seeing a little more of the culture and history of the Baja region.
Purchase Art in Tordos Santos
Todos Santos is known as a surfer town, with a rich history dating back to the 1700s and home to the the original Jesuit Mission that founded the community. Along the beaches, including Playa la Postora which sits on a freshwater lagoon, you will find colorful shops with arts and crafts in almost any genre. If you are looking to bring back something from your trip to decorate your home, you will easily find it here. If you are visiting in the winter, the waves are prefect for surfing as well.
Take a Break from the Beach at Santiago
If you wish for a day away from the beach, the friendly community of Santiago is waiting to welcome you. The agricultural community gives you a feel for the small town atmosphere of Los Cabos when you get away from the resort scene. You can tour a working farm or ranch, taste fruit freshly picked from the orchard and tour Southern Baja's only zoo. Be sure to see Santiago Church, the site of the first mission in Santiago, and spend some time at the small local museum.
Explore the Culture and History of the Capital City
The capital city of Baja California Sur, La Paz is a two-hour drive from Los Cabos. However, taking the trip gives you the chance to explore a real, non-resort Mexican city. Here pristine beaches offer exceptional fishing and dining, with the offerings of the city nearby. Plan to spend some time shopping at the Mercado Municipal Madero, or pick up some work from local artists at the Casa del Artesano. You can even spend a few hours touring the exhibits of the Regional Museum of Anthropology and History, which highlights the full history of the region.
Los Cabos has everything you need for a relaxing, exotic vacation - from eco tourism options to golf and world-class fishing, but sometimes you want a change of scenery. The next time you are planning a trip to your Los Cabos resort villa, be sure to spend a day or two exploring the nearby communities.