Cabo San Lucas

With the Pacific Ocean on the west side of the peninsula and the Gulf of California, also called the Sea of Cortés, on the east. The warm, dry, sunny climate and beautiful scenery have turned the former fishing village into the home of hundreds of resorts, hotels, and vacation homes from Cabo San Lucas up to a newly developing coastal area north of the airport called the East Cape. Sportfishing, snorkeling, swimming, diving, sailing, and surfing are among favorite water sports, and on land, visitors play golf and tennis, explore the desert and beach terrain on dune buggies, hike, and ride mountain bikes, horses, and camels. 

Grand Cayman

The largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman is all about down-shifting into vacation mode. Seven Mile Beach and other sandy spots provide ample opportunities for sunbathing, while Stingray City (actually a sandbar) lets you bob along next to undulating stingrays. Starfish, turtles, and stalactite-filled caves are other natural attractions on hand. Those looking to hit the town can head to George Town for shopping and bars or the deliciously named Rum Point.