In front of and in between the resort properties are a number of sandy beaches, hidden coves, and exposed rocky points. Unfortunately for independent travelers, access to many of these prime coastal areas becomes more difficult by the month as new hotels go up; however, though builders may discourage the public from attempting to visit the beach by installing gates and security guards, they cannot legally prohibit access entirely. You may have to ask permission to pass or park at the highway and walk, but you should be able to get to the beach, one way or another.
There aren’t really separate towns along the Corridor; instead, the area is divided into several fraccionamientos, or districts for development, each containing several resorts, golf courses, spas, and the like. At Km. 19.5, the Cabo Real development presides over scenic Bahía El Bledito and comprises the Marquis Los Cabos, Meliá Cabo Real Convention Center Beach and Golf Resort, Hotel Casa del Mar, and Casa del Mar Condos as well as the renowned Cabo Real Golf Course and the Jack Nicklaus–designed El Dorado Golf Course. Stretching between Km. 10 and Km. 20, Cabo del Sol consists of the Sheraton and Fiesta America resorts and the Cabo del Sol golf course.
Driving along the Corridor is easy compared to driving around the rest of Baja. Mexico 1 is a four-lane highway between San José and San Lucas, with a mix of paved and dirt roads running perpendicular into the resorts and developments. Off-ramps are still the exception rather than the rule, so in some cases, you may have to pass your destination and make a U-turn to get to the other side of the road.
© Nikki Goth Itoi from Moon Baja, 9th Edition