Cabo San Lucas’ Plaza Amelia Wilkes

After a significant renovation, Cabo San Lucas’ main square, Plaza Amelia Wilkes, recently re-debuted in 2019 as one of the city’s most prettiest attractions for the local community and visitors alike.

The park is located right in the heart of Downtown, just a few blocks inland in from the marina, at kilometer 0 on the Baja Peninsula. Signaled with a large “KM. 0 – [Mexico Starts Here]” sign, it has become an iconic landmark that marks the very end of the highway that runs down the Baja Peninsula, 1,059 kilometers from the border.

Plaza Amelia Wilkes KM. 0

The plaza is of great historical and cultural value for Cabo San Lucas. It received its name in honor of Amelia Wilkes Ceseña, a local Baja woman who brought many public services to the city, such as electricity and water. With beautiful gardens planted between accessible pathways, the focal point of this park is a picture-perfect bandstand gazebo and the Museum of Natural History of Cabo San Lucas in its background.

A step inside the museum offers visitors insight to the geography and topography of the Southern Baja Peninsula. The exhibits on display speak about the local flora and fauna, paleontology and geobiology findings, and  the Pericu and Guaycura native groups which were some of the earliest inhabitants of Baja.

In addition to the museum, the plaza proudly hosts different cultural festivals and community events. You can find them listed in the upcoming events calendar or in the local English newspaper.  Every Friday evening, there is an event called “Viva la Plaza” offering live music, traditional Cabeño gastronomy, and local handicrafts. It also features various art displays with sculptures, paintings, and other artistic expressions.  

Plaza Amelia Wilkes

Bordering the park are some of Cabo San Lucas’ favorite hang-out spots and restaurants. The Cabo Coffee Company is a must-visit café with a unique, local roasted blend which also makes a great souvenir to bring back home. There are three inviting wine bars: Invitra Italian Bistro, The Los Cabos Winery, and DOC Wine Bar, each with outdoor seating overlooking the colorful plaza. And there is also a great Mexican restaurant, Mi Casa, that offers traditional cuisine with much of the ingredients grown on their organic farm just outside town.

The community is very proud of the new and improved Plaza Amelia Wilkes and invites everyone to visit and share in Cabo San Lucas’ history and traditions.

For more information, visit www.visitloscabos.travel

 Photos by Los Cabos Travel and Lifestyle. See disclaimer here

 

Top Reasons to Visit Los Cabos for your Spring Vacation

Thinking about visiting Los Cabos? Los Cabos is a multi-city destination that has something for all types of travelers. Here are the top reasons why this special destination should be your next vacation destination this spring.

1) Beaches
The tip of the Baja Sur Peninsula where Los Cabos is located spans coastline on both the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez. The Pacific Ocean beaches are deep blue waters with wild and unpredictable waves while the Sea of Cortez offers tranquil blue-green bays and 19 Blue Flag certified beaches. Playa Chileno, Palmilla, and Santa Maria are said to be some of prettiest beaches in the world.

2) Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is the main hub for travelers. Not only do cruise ships arrive to port here, but it also is home to the most famous landmark “El Arco” which is a unique rock formation that marks where the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean meet. During the day, the marina is bustling with fishing tours and snorkeling boats floating out, and at night the city exuberates with nightlife, music, and entertainment.

3) San Jose del Cabo
San Jose del Cabo is a traditional Mexican town with a rich history dating back to the 1700’s. The main plaza offers colonial charm and a laid-back community vibe, completely contrasting Cabo San Lucas. The historic district comes to life on Thursday evenings with colorful photo displays, open art galleries, and unique Mexican fashion boutiques.

4) The Corridor
Between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, there is a 20-mile stretch of coastline called “the corridor” where you will find not only some of Baja’s most beautiful beaches but also some of the country’s best and most luxurious hotels. So whether you’re looking to pitch a tent in a hidden cove along the Sea of Cortez, or prefer a sumptuous suite at a leading hotel, the corridor is where you’ll find home away from home.

5) Wildlife and Adventure
From breathtaking seas to desert and mountains, Los Cabos has rich biodiversity and thrilling ways to discover it.  In the water, snorkel with the sea life in Chileno Bay, scuba dive with sharks and manatrays in the East Cape, or kayak among the sea lions. On land, cruise through the rugged terrain on 4×4 ATV, zipline above the cacti desert to spot foxes and jackrabbits, or ride a camel along the shore to witness whales breaching.

To book your spring vacation to Los Cabos, see a travel professional. For more information, visit www.visitloscabos.travel

Photos provided by Los Cabos Tourism Board. See disclaimer here

 

Los Cabos Named a Top Destination for 2020 Travel

Los Cabos has been named a top destination for 2020 travel.

Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort – Los Cabos

The destination has long been a favorite for travelers because of its laid back vibe, breezy lifestyle, desert landscapes, fresh seafood and unlimited beach coastline. The art and culture scene in nearby San Jose del Cabo remains a big draw for visitors as well as the many organic farms, fishing and yachting. And now, the East Cape is capturing the attention of chic travelers with the development of the exclusive new Costa Palmas area.

The pool at the fitness center at Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas

Los Cabos has elevated its offerings by attracting the world’s top luxury hotel brands sprinkled throughout the destination (from Todos Santos up to the East Cape), as well as Michelin star chefs, celebrity-designed golf courses and offers refined wellness programs, curated land and sea activities, exciting annual events and festivals, magic towns and cosmopolitan nightlife. With its iconic arch at Land’s End, (strikingly similar to the dramatic Faraglioni rock formations in Capri off the coast of Naples, Italy,) and convenient location at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula pronged by the shimmering blue hues of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, Los Cabos is considered one of the most desirable destinations in the world.

Major publications and media outlets including Travel + Leisure, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, The Points Guy, among many others have named Los Cabos as a top travel destinations to visit in 2020. Scroll down to see the lists.

Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Los Cabos

Travel+Leisure: T+L’s A-List travel advisors reveal what places they have their eyes on for 2020. Best Places to Travel in 2020

Forbes: Best Places to Visit in 2020

The Points Guy: We’re Calling it Now: The 20 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2020

Latin TimesLos Cabos listed as the number one destination to visit in 2020
New Years Resolutions for Travelers: 10 Destinations to Visit in 2020

Vogue: names Los Cabos on its Where to Travel in 2020 list. Where to Travel in 2020


New York Times:
52 Places to Go in 2020

New York Times: How We picked the 2020 Places to Go List

Evening Standard: Wish You Were Here: 2020 Hottest Travel Destinations

Cosmopolitan: Best Holiday Destinations

KAYAK: 2020 Hacker Guide

KAYAK: The Year’s Top Trending Destinations

Quintessentially Travel: Our Top 10 Destinations for 2020

Conde Nast: 2020 Gold List of Best Hotels in the World (One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos made the list.)

CNN: TripAdvisor reveals its top all-inclusive resorts for your 2020 vacation

Huffington Post: The best solo travel destination to visit in 2020

CNN: 20 great new hotels to visit in 2020

US News: For all of Mexico, 4 out of 5 spots are Los Cabos resorts
Annual Best Hotel Rankings (2020) 

Pop Sugar: 20 Food Festivals Worth Traveling For in 2020 / Best Destinations for 2020 Food Festivals

Forbes: The 20 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings for 2020

Forbes: The 40 Most Anticipated Luxury Hotel Openings for 2020

National Geographic Traveller: Nat Geo Traveller (UK) Reveals The Cool List, 20 Must-See Destinations for 2020  

Refinery 29: 20 Eco-friendly Hotels to Visit Around the World in 2020

Upscale Living: The Top 10 Instagram Worth Properties in the World (2020)

Conde Nast Traveler: Best Places to Travel in Feb 2020

Pop Sugar: Fun in the Sun: Here are the 10 Best Spring Vacation Destinations for 2020

If you are interested in booking a visit to Los Cabos, call your travel advisor or visit www.visitloscabos.travel for more information. 

Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort

Arch of Los Cabos (BOARD OF TOURISM BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR)

Los Cabos Growth Driven by Luxury Market

In a Travel Weekly article posted this week, writer Meagan Drillinger examines how the luxury market is driving Los Cabos’ growth.

“As Los Cabos continues to grow as a luxury destination, its tourism offerings are expanding beyond the traditional locales of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. From the coasts of the Pacific to the beaches of East Cape, the Baja Peninsula is in rapid development mode to support the increase in luxury arrivals.”

Read full article in Travel Weekly here.

Arch at Land's End, Los Cabos; Photo by Susie Albin-Najera
Arch at Land’s End, Los Cabos