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Tips from the Publisher: Visit Los Cabos, Mexico

Publisher Mike Spring gives the low-down on Mexico's hottest destination.
Mexico's hottest destination is Los Cabos, at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula. I'd go now before the area really gets discovered and turned into another Acapulco or Cancun.

The twin towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are known collectively as Los Cabos (The Cape), although they couldn't be more different. Cabo San Lucas is an extension of American-styled Southern California, with luxury accommodations, championship golf courses, endless shopping, franchise restaurants and a spirited nightlife. San Jose del Cabo, however, remains rooted in the traditions of a quaint Mexican town, although it's rapidly becoming gentrified.

Eighteen miles of smooth highway known as the Corridor lie between the two Cabos. It's along this stretch that the major new resorts and residential communities, including some of the world's finest golf courses, have been developed.

Golf has overtaken sport fishing as Los Cabos' main draw. But there's also great whale watching, diving, surfing, and a chance to camp on wild, isolated beaches nearby.

Where to stay? In San Jose del Cabo, our top choice is the boutique Hotel Casa Natalia. A more moderate option is El Encanto Inn.

The Corridor is home to some of Mexico's most lavish resorts. At the upper end, we love the little-known treasure Casa del Mar and the grand dame of Los Cabos resorts, Hotel Palmilla. Another top choice is Las Ventanas al Paraiso. A more moderate option, in Cabo San Lucas, is the Bungalows, a charming retreat decorated with authentic Mexican furnishings. Our budget find here is Cabo Inn, a three-story hotel on a quiet street that combines low rates, friendly management, and great, funky style.