Cabo del Este – the East Cape – is a beautiful tourist corridor of beaches, sierras, quays, hotels, tourist services, private villas and vacation homes, stretching the length of Las Palmas Bay from Punta Pescadero to Cabo Frailes.
Access to the East Cape is either by road or air, in the latter case through the landing strip at Los Barriles or the airport at San José del Cabo.
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Punta Pescadero is at the northern tip of the cape; Cabo Pulmo and Los Frailes are at the southern extremity, slightly below the Tropic of Cancer.
Sportfishing is the main attraction at the East Cape, and the region has gained international fame as the World Marlin Capital. The sportfishing fleet consists of 200 boats that can be booked by visitors in pursuit of the region’s most sought-after species: marlin, dorado, roosterfish, swordfish and sailfish, with the high season running from May and October.
The fabulous resort hotels stretching along the shore offer complete services for fishermen, with prices varying according to the season.
The latest novelty in the region is to fish while kayaking; this is just one more attraction in this fascinating corner of the Sea of Cortez.
Windsurfing, diving, kite-skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking and birdwatching and plant observation are several of the activities available to visitors at the beaches of Los Barriles, Buena Vista, Cabo Pulmo, Los Frailes, La Rivera and Punta Colorada, all located within the tourist corridor.
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