Two small and very different towns, San José del Cabo to the northeast, Cabo San Lucas at the southern tip bracket a twenty-mile seacoast ‘Corridor,’ home to a range of elegant hotels, and to a collection championship golf courses that combine the green velvet-in-a-desert look of Arizona links with the oceanfront challenges of Pebble Beach.
Picturesque and historic San José del Cabo still looks like the 18th Century mission town it once was; Cabo San Lucas, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortés (home to world-class Marlin fishing) at a natural stone arch, jumps around the clock with shops, restaurants and nightclubs, the Marina and the mariachis. In both towns, and all along the highway between them, are places to stay that suit any style and fit most budgets.
Los Cabos has become one of the premier golf destinations in Mexico. There are five champion ship golf courses. Jack Nicklaus designed the Palmilla and Cabo del Sol courses. Roy Dye created the Cabo San Lucas Country Club and Robert Trent Jones Jr designed the Cabo Real Golf Resort. There is also an excellent nine-hole public course at Campo de Golf San Jose.
Mayan Riviera - Stretching from Punta Brava just south of Cancun International Airport to Punta Allen just south of Tulum, exists one of the most fascinating destination spots in the world. Tropical beaches, ancient ruins, abundant marine and wildlife abound. The Great Mayan Reef is the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere.
We do not know if there exists an exact spot where the Mayan Riviera starts but the general consensus is that once you get onto highway 307 along the coast in Quintana Roo you are pretty well in the Mayan Riviera. This highway runs from Cancun all the way down to Belize. The Mayan Riviera ends after Tulum, where the Costa Maya begins.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran Cancun offers tree lined and shaded fairways, challenging greens, great views of the ocean, Mayan ruins and an array of exotic birds and animals.
The 2002 World Cup (Golf) ushered on a new era of golf in the Vallarta area, bringing worldwide attention to mare than a handful of world-class gold courses clustered together along the Bay of Banderas. Straddling two neighboring states divided by the Ameca River, they come together to celebrate the prosperity of their common and rich Mexican heritage and the ever-friendly warmth of Mexico.
Punta Mita in the north is perched upon a promenade land mass 45 miles north of Puerto Vallarta Airport. It is the home of the Four Seasons Resort and a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course with 19 holes.
The Vallarta area is becoming a golf destination to compete with Cancun and the Riviera Maya, as well as Los Cabos.