The general environment is dry and sandy with sandstone mountains surrounding the town. It's impossible to move 10 yards without being pestered by vendors trying to sell everything from sea trips to timeshares! There are some spectacular beaches just outside the town with Lover's Beach being visually stunning.
If you are a golfer be sure to play the wonderful Campoestre (perhaps the wrong spelling) course, not a blade of grass out of place, quite extraordinary.
A large indoor, upscale shopping mall close to the waterfront is full of very pricey shops, and, when we were there, was virtually deserted!
Night life is predictably busy and very loud with the most famous bar being 'Cabo Wabo' owned by Sammy Hagar who often turns up unannounced.