OUR AIR-CONDITIONED MOTOR COACH whisks us off to the edge of the sea by the dramatic El Mirador. This coastal walk along the rugged eastern shoreline of Cozumel offers a popular lookout from a sea-carved rock arch. The selfie crowd deals with their selfie sticks to take photos of the unusual natural limestone formations as we carry on our coastal tour to other sandy stretches.
TUCKED AWAY AT THE DISTANT tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, barely accessible amid a dreamscape of towering rock soaring skyward from azure waters, a nondescript fishing village once toddled timidly through time. It doesn’t now. It’s not that the skyscraping formations crumbled or the fishermen abandoned the hypnotizing seas — they’re all still there — but the once small village exploded into a rollicking hotbed of adventure sports and luxurious resorts. You know it as Cabo.