Alaska Airlines has been adding more and more routes to its lineup recently, so the carrier’s latest addition, a flight between Orange County and Los Cabos, comes as no surprise. Southern Californians get ready for nonstop action to the land of beaches, water sports and margaritas.
Flights depart from John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:05 a.m., and they arrive at Los Cabos International Airport at 1:20 p.m. Return flights leave on the same days at 2:20 p.m., landing in California at 3:44 p.m.
This isn’t Alaska’s only route to Los Cabos. The airline flies into the beach town 50 times a week during peak vacation season.
It’s the Next Generation Boeing 737
On this route, Alaska is flying the quieter and more fuel efficient next generation Boeing 737. For passengers that means larger overhead bins, an interior that looks and feels roomier and dynamic mood lightening. All that adds up to the flight being a little more comfortable and relaxing.
Like on all Alaska flights, you can get Northwest themed food and drink, including Beecher’s Flagship cheese, Canoe Ridge wine and a selection of microbrews.
Lovely Los Cabos
Los Cabos, a municipality on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula that includes the town of Cabo San Lucas, has it all: sunshine, beaches, water sports, fresh seafood and nightlife that goes from dusk to dawn. The area offer over 50 miles of beaches stretching from the Sea of Cortez to the Pacific Ocean. The only thing more breathtaking than the endless pristine beaches are the towering rock formations along the coast, which are nothing short of amazing.
Los Cabos is a varitable mecca for those who love the ocean. You can take a tour on a glass bottomed boat and enjoy the great views of local marine life and corral formations. If you’re more adventurous, you could try parasailing, renting a jet sky or snorkeling.
Whale watching is a big draw in the area, and chances are you’ll find at least one or two swimming right beside your boat. Los Cabos is also known for its sport fishing, and is often called the Marlin Capital.
Golfers are in luck, too, with many fabulous courses available in the area, including Cabo del Sol, Palmilla and the Eldorado Golf Club at Cabo Real. After a round of playing golf or a day on the beach, you might want to book some time at one of the many spas catering to visitors.
Food and traveling go hand and hand, and Los Cabos does not disappoint in this area either. You can find everything from casual cafes to fine-dining establishments offering local seafood, such as sea bass, yellow tail and Marlin.
If you want to party, you’re in the right place. The area’s known for its blazing nightlife, which can go well past dawn with live music and dancing. Some favorite venues among travelers include The Giggling Marlin, The Pink Kitty, El Squid Row and the Nowhere Bar.