There’s no better way to start the day than floating on the beautiful waters of the Sea of Cortes.
I’m fortunate to be able to paddleboard regularly in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, located on the southern tip of Baja California. Mar de Cortes is also known as Sea of Cortez, and is named after the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés.
At Cabo San Lucas, the Sea of Cortes meets the Pacific Ocean, and Land’s End is the final piece of land at the end of the peninsula.
We often paddle right to Land’s End. The sights are spectacular. The famous arch is a sight to behold, but all the rock formations have their own rugged beauty, with variations in colours, shapes, and vegetation.
Below us are so many fish, and the water is so clear and beautiful that it’s like snorkeling without having to get in the water.
Of course, we love to get in that clear water. We often stop and do some snorkelling, tying our boards to swimming buoys or stopping at one of the amazing beaches on the peninsula. A swim cools us off and lets us enjoy the beaches too.
Paddling is a relatively calm form of exercise, once you get your balance, but is still a great workout. I come home with tired legs from maintaining balance, a tired upper body from paddling, and a peaceful, refreshed feeling from being in the ocean.
It’s also fun to be out in the early morning, watching the activities get started as people head out to snorkel, whale watch, or just boat out to Land’s End. We get to travel on our own and see all the sights whenever we want!
Cabo San Lucas has a reputation as party town, but there’s so much more than the raucous bars on the beach or in town. The Sea of Cortes and the beauty of Land’s End provide a wonderful backdrop to enjoying time on the ocean.