Amstar Field Supervisor and “All Things Los Cabos” resident expert Emilio Canales provides us with an insider tip on a great desert adventure in Los Cabos.
Tucked away on the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula, there’s something very raw and real about the natural beauty of Los Cabos. As one of Mexico’s most exclusive destinations, 220 miles south of La Paz, Los Cabos has the ideal climate for a Mexican adventure and boasts an annual average temperature of 79F (26C).
Surrounded by mountains and arid tropical rain forests (locally referred to as the desert), as dry as the surrounding areas may look, the cactus lined fields are full of nature and wildlife.
The mountains of the peninsula can receive substantial rains and periodically, large amounts of water are washed down the river beds. Even though the arroyos may appear dry most of the year, moisture is retained in the soil and they are lined with hardy shrubs, trees and flowering plants. Because of the twice-yearly rainfall, both winter and summer annuals grow on the peninsula and perennial plants are able to survive as well.
One of the perfect ways to discover the flora and fauna is to head to the local village of Miraflores, located in “Canyon de la Zorra” (Fox Canyon) on the East Coast. Situated at the base of the mountains, this traditional village was originally established by British invaders and most local families have kept their old British names.
In the heart of Fox Canyon, protected by UNESCO, you can traverse exciting zip lines and enjoy the spectacular views and stunning greenery. Exploring is fun, and on the Outdoor Adventure you can learn how to rock climb, rappel and also experience the longest zip line in Mexico.
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