Cascada del Sol and Fox Canyon, Los Cabos

James W. visited Los Cabos and sent us this blog entry:

Los Cabos is full of surprises, it turns out. Drive along Highway 1 between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo and you’ll get a full dose of Los Cabos’ interesting combination of gorgeous desert landscapes and coastal views.

If you continue north past San Jose del Cabo on a highway that winds through hills and mountains, you’ll reach the small town of Santiago, which is considerably greener than everything else I’ve seen so far. Follow a dirt path further up into the mountain and you’ll reach one of Los Cabos’ truly stunning sights – the Cascada Sol de Mayo.

I was fortunate enough to go on a tour to this wonderful place. Our guide led us down a rocky path flanked by various types of cactuses until we reached our first stopping point, about 100 meters from the waterfall. Considering everything I’ve seen in Los Cabos so far, seeing a waterfall and the crystal clear waters below was a strange sight. Our nearly two-hour journey, which included a fair amount of rock climbing, took us past the first waterfall, over dozens of large quartz and granite rocks, and to another smaller pool that I swam in.

On the way I saw a pair of hawks, fish, and numerous types of lizards and frogs. Our journey ended with a refreshing dip in the chilly waters of the large pool, which was fantastically refreshing after a long hike.

While this is a great experience, the longer hike is really best suited for people who can handle some pretty strenuous physical activity. The good news is there are much shorter excursions that take you right to the larger pool, but the climb down can still be pretty harrowing. If you’re looking for a bit of exploration and want to visit a truly enchanting place, you should definitely visit Cascada Sol de Mayo.

Where to stay:

Club Regina Los Cabos rises above the shoreline where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Every unit faces the ocean and you can enjoy colorful sunsets and sunrises from your terrace. From November through March, it is unusual not to see whales playing in front of the resort. The resort is a mecca for those seeking the best under the Baja sun – from championship golf courses to some of the best sports fishing in the world.

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