Cabo San Lucas, a resort city on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, is known for its beaches, water-based activities, and nightlife. Playa El Médano is Cabo’s main beach, with outdoor restaurants and numerous bars. Past the marina is Land's End promontory, the site of Playa del Amor and El Arco, a natural archway in the seacliffs.
Snorkelers and scuba divers often encounter manta rays and sea lions, or even hammerhead and whale sharks several miles offshore at the Gordo Banks. Cabo is also renowned for surfing and big-game fishing, and December to March is peak whale-watching season. On land, there are golf courses, as well as hiking and mountain biking in the rugged desert hinterland. In the evenings, Cabo is known for hosting an energetic party scene. Up the coast on the Sea of Cortez, Parque Nacional Cabo Pulmo protects coral reefs.