East Cape Communities & Condos
The East Cape is known for its beautiful sandy and unpopulated beaches. Local activities include fishing by boat or shore, diving and snorkeling, sea kayaking, windsurfing, kite surfing, and off-roading on the beaches and in the surrounding hills.
The location’s remoteness is sought out by many who are looking to enjoy nature, beaches, and many pursuits. The area is also a haven for those looking for a simpler life “off the grid”. Check out the Los Cabos Guide East Cape page for things to do and see on the East Cape
The East Cape of the Baja Peninsula is a vast tract of land starting at the eastern edge of San Jose del Cabo where the East Cape road passes the turn-off to El Encanto de la Laguna, Laguna Hills, and Buzzards Bar & Grill.
The East Cape Road is paved to Zacatitos and after that is a slow bumpy dirt road that is unkind to most cars. Rental companies sometimes prohibit take a rental car on the East Cape Road. In Zacatitos, check out Zac’s Bar & Grill.
Farther along the cape, La Fortuna, Vinorama and the coastline are dotted with homes and organized home developments. Major stops heading north include Cabo Pulmo, La Ribera, Los Barilles/Buena Vista before the official end of the East Cape at Punta Pescadero. Cabo Pulmo is home to Parque Nacional Cabo Pulmo – a national marine and underwater national park and a small surrounding community.
La Ribera is a small community and large marina, golf, resort and residences development called Costa Palmas being resurrected from the original developers by the Four Seasons Group. The resort got some pre-opening notoriety for hosting a visit by Gwyneth Paltrow and friends for her bachelorette party in April of 2018. Los Barriles and Buena Vista next are thriving fishing communities and a haven for kite surfing and windsurfing enthusiasts. The roads here are regularly populated by quads and other off-road vehicles. Be sure to visit Smokeys for the best ever chips and salsa and Baja Chicken Soup known as Tlalpeño.