Cabo San Lucas Cruises- Party Town
Cabo San Lucas is a popular holiday city at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico. It is a fast-growing holiday resort for sun and adventure seekers. It is also known for nightlife, with plenty of bars and restaurants welcoming visitors. Find a cruise for your next trip to Cabo!
The Port: Docking in Cabo San Lucas
Although a popular cruise port, Cabo San Lucas is a tender port. This means that ships anchor offshore and ferry passengers ashore using tender boats. The tenders arrive at the marina which is home to plenty of shops and eateries itself, and is also an easy ten minute walk along the waterfront to the heart of the city.
The City: Sun, Sand, Fun, Adventure in Mexico
Cabo San Lucas, known by most as Cabo, was once a remote fishing town and port, accessed by ship or a long drive from La Paz. Now, it couldn't be more different- a bustling tourism destination which offers beaches, nightlife, sport fishing and adventure watersports all in one place.
Natural features of the city and surrounds include Land's End, a rock formation which provides great views and is made up of interesting shapes carved by the wind and waves. In wintertime, whales visit Cabo, and there are many contractors who will take people out to see them. Medano Beach is the longest beach which is safe to swim at, and it is backed by resorts, bars and companies offering water sports. Some other smaller beaches in the area are also swimmable.
Fishing is a favourite activity in Cabo for locals and tourists alike, and there are great prospects thanks to the meeting of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez which creates a nutrient-rich environment for sports fish. There is a huge fishing charter fleet in the city, so anyone can get out on the water and have a go. Other water sports offered are scuba diving, submarine trips, surfing, parasailing, snorkelling and more.
The urban delights of Cabo may be focused on bars and clubs, but the shopping is good too. The main shopping centre is called Puerto Paraiso, and is indoors and air-conditioned for a pleasant shopping experience. The marina where the cruise tenders come ashore is another great place to shop, and for higher-end boutiques, there are the Shoppes at Palmilla.
Cruise to Cabo San Lucas: Celebrity and Beyond
There is no shortage of cruises visiting Cabo San Lucas, especially during the winter months as North Americans escape to the tropics. Princess ships are a very common sight in the port, along with Celebrity and Royal Caribbean. The small luxury ships of Azamara Club Cruises are also sometimes seen at Cabo.
Most cruises to Cabo San Lucas and other ports on the Mexican Riviera depart from one of the ports on the west coast of North America. These include San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver. Some cruises are round trips back to the port of embarkation, and some continue on, often through the Panama Canal into the Caribbean. These usually finish in Miami or Fort Lauderdale.
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