Los Cabos is located at the end of the Baja peninsula with the Sea of Cortés (also called the Gulf of California) on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, and the UNESCO protected Sierra La Laguna mountain ranges dividing the peninsula. The seas meet at El Arco, an arch-shaped rock promontory, and protected national monument in the town of Cabo San Lucas. Los Cabos is made up of the two larger towns of San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas which are connected by the Tourist Corridor where many hotel and residential developments are, and three small villages: La Ribera, Miraflores and Santiago. According to the national census taker, INEGI, Instituto Nacional de Estadística Geografíca e InformáticaI), in 2015, the municipality of Los Cabos had a population of 238,487.
Los Cabos has a semi-desert climate with pristine seashores. Tourist attractions include swimming, surfing, yachting, world-class golf, snorkeling, diving, sport fishing, whale-watching, ATV, horseback and hiking tours.