Yachting in Los Cabos: 4 Things To Know for Your East Cape Travel Experience

When was the last time you treated yourself to an extra-special getaway in a dreamy destination? Yachting in Los Cabos is pure luxury. And there’s no time like the present to take a rejuvenating retreat.

East Cape is known as the best-kept secret in Los Cabos Baja Sur for good reason.

As your own private hideaway drenched in sun and sand, Los Cabos is just what the doctor ordered. If it’s unassuming yet upscale surroundings you seek, hop aboard your yacht and head out for an opulent adventure, but first, read up on these four need-to-know tips for your East Cape travel experience.

  1. 1. Action-packed or full of rest and relaxation? Pick your priorities.

    Close your eyes and imagine your picture-perfect escape to paradise. What do you envision?

    Whether you’re hoping to detox your mind, body, and spirit with mindful relaxation or want to up the ante with an adrenaline rush, Los Cabos offers everything you desire right at your fingertips.

    An East Cape yachting excursion offers the freedom to do as much or as little as you like–you only need to decide what your vision of luxurious downtime looks like.

    • Sun, sea, and serenity

      Sunbathe on the deck of your immaculate, massive yacht deck and soak up the panoramic ocean views. Then go for a swim in the brilliant blue waters of the Sea of Cortez.
      Set up a yoga or meditation session, soak in the hot tub, or catch up on a good book–you might even catch a glimpse of dolphins leaping nearby.
      Head on over to El Arco, also known as The Arch, for a stunning sight you won’t soon forget.
      Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. The massive taffy-hued limestone formation has stood the test of time, tide, and wind.
      Travelers from all across the globe sail over to take photos and bask in the beauty of the natural landmark. And they Passing sea lions sunning on nearby rocks en route to the golden arch.

    • Posh pampering

      Have the chief stew arrange for a massage, facial, or other spa treatment right on the deck of your luxury watercraft.
      Head on to dry land at the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas and immerse yourself in decadence at the resort’s sumptuous spa.
      Go in for a treatment or two or spend the day in a private spa suite. Sit back and relax, and sip and snack on complimentary champagne, strawberries, and cheese between services.

    • High-octane water sports

      Any number of watersports await to keep you on your toes. Windsurfing, kitesurfing, and surfing are all popular pastimes in the area.
      Feeling a bit rusty? Have your crew book a lesson with a local expert or instructor to be in top fighting form.

    • Strike up some friendly competition

      Have a knack for fishing? Enter one of the region’s numerous fishing rodeos that occur several times during the year and offer impressive cash prizes.
      The Los Cabos area is known for its fish-rich waters, so you’re likely to catch species such as sailfish, blue, black, or striped marlin, and grouper.
      Unleash your inner competitor at the resort’s 18-hole golf course, on the basketball or tennis courts, or even while working up a sweat at the state-of-the-art fitness facility.
      Need a break from jogging or swimming along two miles of swimmable beach? Choose from one of six swimming pools to take a dip and do some laps.
      Hit the rugged terrain on a mountain bike or hike to waterfalls.
      Watch in wonderment as the landscape changes from beach to forest to desert-like surroundings while your endorphins flow.

  2. 2. Be up-front with your expectations.

    Not only does an East Cape travel experience grant you the freedom to create your own schedule, dropping anchor and staying put or jet-setting to the next location on a dime–but it also allows you the opportunity to let your desires be known.

    Your crew–from the captain to the professional chef and team of stewards onboard–are literally there to make sure your every wish is granted.

    Prior to boarding your luxury watercraft, fill out your (and your fellow travelers’) preference sheets with as much detail as possible. The more information you provide, the more customized your yachting experience will be.

    Be sure to indulge in your favorite foods, dishes, or drinks. It’s your getaway, jot them down!

    Preferred thread count, room assignments, or themed dinner party ideas? Let them know, and you can guarantee your top-tier crew will be ready and waiting to make sure your yachting holiday has all the comforts of home.

    3. Adventure awaits. Don’t be afraid to try something new.

    There are so many sights to see, people to meet, and things to do, you’ll never be bored on your East Cape yachting trip.

    Los Cabos is a magical destination packed with one-of-a-kind adventures–don’t let your holiday slip by before trying something new and making unforgettable memories.

    Go ziplining through the thick, lush forests, go horseback riding along the beach, or take a camel safari through the desert.

    Get up close and personal with a menagerie of vibrant, colorful fish and other marine life on a day trip to Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve and see for yourself why legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau called it “the world’s aquarium.”

    Spend the day soaking up Mexico’s history by visiting local museums and other cultural landmarks, like the former gold and silver mining town of El Triunfo.

    Explore the works of artists and craftspeople in galleries and shops that line the streets of San José del Cabo, and prepare to be mesmerized by the colonial architecture and deliciously fresh seafood to be found in the magical town of Todos Santos.

  3. 4. Pack smart.

    Don’t underestimate the need for sunscreen to protect your skin from head-to-toe.

    Even if you’ll be on land, the Mexican sun is strong and hot, so waterproof formulas are your best bet to ward off UV rays when sightseeing, shopping, swimming, or sunbathing.

    Choose neutral pieces that can be easily dressed up or down, so you can go from shopping the unique boutiques at Marina Village, the resort’s premier port of call, to brunch, lunch, or dinner al fresco without needing to change.

    Hats are also key

    to making the most of your Los Cabos escape.

    A good rule of thumb is to have two or three hats on rotation, so you can transition from sailing on your yacht to sipping coffee and stocking up on pantry staples at Casena, Marina Village’s open-air market, effortlessly.

    Opt for hats, swimwear (like rash guards or swim trunks), and coverups with built-in SPF protection, too.

    When it comes to footwear,

    choose wisely. No, you probably won’t need 20 pairs of shoes, but you will need several to hop from activity to activity.

    Pack at least one pair of casual and more formal sandals, evening shoes, and casual footwear for exploring all the area has to offer, plus athletic shoes for exercising.

    One of the golden rules of yachting is that the barefoot rule is usually enforced while onboard. Some shoes damage the vessel’s teak decks, and heels can cause unsightly scuff marks. So only soft-soled shoes should be warn on deck.

    You’ll also want shoes that are up for a challenge. Say for when you venture off to dance to live music, dine beneath the stars, or grab a cocktail from a seaside bar. All before heading off to the nightclub at Marina Village.

Surround yourself in the splendor of the East Cape on a permanent basis. When you purchase palatial waterfront property near Marina Village, every day brings new and exciting experiences to be had.

Where elemental luxury meets a sea of dreams

Set at the edge of the Sea of Cortéz, Costa Palmas is a dramatic landscape…and a home. Costa Palmas is a unique invitation to elemental luxury and spirited adventure on a calm blue sea of dreams. Resort amenities include:

  • A world-class Beach & Yacht Club
  • Marina and Marina Village
  • Robert Trent Jones II designed world-class 18-hole Golf Course, and a Golf Practice Facility
  • Organic farms, orchards and an estuary
  • Aventura Adventure Planning and Guides
  • Bespoke Shopping
  • Sports Park

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