12 Must-Do Experiences in Los Cabos
Collected by Julie Schwietert Collazo, AFAR Local Expert
From water sports to hang gliding, and from open-air shopping to evenings by the Sea of Cortéz, one thing is certain: Travelers love Los Cabos for the area's exceptional weather and its geography of land and sea.
México 1, Chulavista, San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
San Jose del Cabo's geographical location, fronting both the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez, makes for great year-round surfing. Surf in Cabo offers one to 10-day tours for surfers of all levels. Beginners and those arriving without gear can also...
Carretera Transpeninsular San José del Cabo Km. 30, Las Ánimas Bajas, 23407 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
At Flora's, the farm-to-table restaurant and bar, you'll also find Flora Grocery, a small but carefully curated gift shop. On offer are preserves, honeys, sauces, dressings, and pickled vegetables, all made with goods grown on or near the farm....
San Ignacio, Los Cangrejos, 23473 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
It's amazing to think that the gray whale trundles its massive body—an average weight of 26 tons and an average length of 40 feet—on the longest migration journey of all mammals: nearly 10,000 miles from the Arctic to Mexico's Baja California...
Paseo de Los Pescadores, La Playita, 23403 B.C.S., Mexico
Cabo is called the marlin capital of the world. If you want to find out whether that's a gimmicky line or if it's true, plenty of captains are standing by to take you on a sport-fishing excursion. Drop your line in the shadow of the famous arch of...
Playa El Medano, Zona del Arroyo, 23479 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Instructors certified by the United States Parachute Association perform tandem jumps with brave souls who want to feel as if they're soaring straight down from the sun. Views are epic on this adventure, as you free fall toward the famous Arch of...
Boulevard Paseo de la Marina S/N, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Guides take you off the beaten path—literally—for a scenic desert drive in an open-wheel vehicle you pilot yourself. Tours range from one-third- and half-day options to four-day trips that show off Baja California's rugged beauty and uncover...
Calle Manuel Doblado, Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Visitors who come to Tequila to eat—it is a restaurant, after all—won't be disappointed. With caught-the-same-day seafood and beef, poultry, and vegetables sourced from Mexico, the menu offers plenty of delicious dishes, including a grilled...
Carretera a Todos Santos Km 111, Rancho San Cristobal, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Among the many outdoor activities to enjoy in Los Cabos, there's mountain biking. Outfitter Cabo Adventures provides all the gear, including bikes, along with a guide to lead the way among cactus-lined tracks in the Baja desert. From the topmost...
Blvd. Paseo de la Marina S/N Local 1-2, 1-3 Centro, Centro, San Lucas, 23410 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
There are lots of ways to see and experience the sea in Los Cabos: by air while parasailing; by land while riding horseback along the coast; and by boat while fishing. One of the more novel ways to experience the ocean, though, is via mini-sub....
Miguel Hidalgo S/N, Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Central Plaza is a lovely place to spend the day and watch the community wind down in the evening. During the day, the plaza is full of music and children playing, and the surrounding streets are full of restaurants, shops, and art galleries. As...
Camino viejo a San Jose, El Medano Ejidal, 23479 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Ever try hang gliding over the sea-strewn rocks and arches of Land’s End? If not, then strap yourself into a Cabo Sky Tours–powered flying machine and go ahead and look down as you soar over Pirate's Cove and Lover’s Beach. Keep an eye out for sea...
Km 1.2, Todos los Santos-Cabo San Lucas Lt 1, El Arenal, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
One of the newest "restaurants" in Los Cabos isn't to be found on the ground, but in the sky. "Dinner in the Sky" is the Los Cabos version of an increasingly popular international trend: dining above a spectacular vista, held aloft by the arm of a...
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