Destination: Mexico: Cabo
Protected by a cove, Playa Palmilla, at One & Only Palmilla, has one of Cabo’s few swimmable resort beaches—strong riptides and undercurrents render most too dangerous, at least for inexperienced swimmers. Other (relatively safe) beaches include: Playa Médano, a bar-lined stretch of sand in Cabo San Lucas and the Corridor’s pink-tinged Santa María beach—both are big water sports destinations. The more secluded Playa Las Viudas, located just west of the former Twin Dolphins resort, is a popular and pretty picnic spot, whose concealing rock formations attract “au naturel” sunbathers. Surfers head north to Playa Costa Azul, near San José del Cabo, and to Los Cerritos and San Pedrito, south of Todos Santos.
California-based starlets and movie execs flock to Cabo every winter but January through March, the region receives another kind of Northern visitor—pregnant gray whales, who migrate to Baja’s warmer waters to give birth. Eco-outfitters Baja Expeditions (52-612-125-3828; www.bajaex.com) and Baja Discovery (52-619-262-0700; www.bajadiscovery.com) operate safari-style camps near breeding sites. For shorter excursions Aéreo Calafia (52-624-143-4302; www.aereocalafia.com.mx), the regional airline, arranges three-hour trips to Magdalena Bay sanctuary, where a guide will take you to nursing and breeding locales. Transportation to and from your hotel is included.
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