Roughly 20 miles apart and separated by a magnificent beach, progressively taken over by hotels, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas are commonly known as Los Cabos. These two southernmost sea resorts of Baja California are, however, very different from each other. San Jose is more typically Mexican, with its colonial city centre, its small markets under the ?portals' and its affordable, pleasant hotels facing the sea. Cabo San Lucas is more americanised and more expensive, with its marina and luxury hotels, facing the jagged rocks of the cape of the same name. These rocks, which become a blazing ochre colour in the sunset, are the habitat of many sea lions. Divers and big game fishing enthusiasts will be delighted with the water depths crowded with marlins, sword fish and tuna. You can also rent a car to explore the surrounding area with some typical mountain villages and desert bays worth a trip.