The bay of Cabo San Lucas, at the southernmost tip of Baja, 73km from Todos, was once a base for pirate vessels waiting to pounce on Spanish treasure ships. Until the 1980s it was little more than a village occasionally visited by adventurous sports fishermen. Today it’s more like an enclave of the US than part of Mexico, with almost all aspects of civilization geared to tourism – millions of North Americans vacation here, many flying down from LA for the weekend or disgorging from a constant stream of cruise ships, and it’s a well-established Spring Break party town. Transactions are conducted in US currency, multi-million-dollar second homes occupy the best vantage points and everywhere is kept pristine. If you can handle the crowds and aggressive touts, spending a day or two here can still be fun, and the jagged cape which gave the town its name is still entrancing – if you’re looking to fish or dive, the allure will probably last a bit longer.