Outdoor Land Adventures in and Around Los Cabos
Collected by Julie Schwietert Collazo, AFAR Local Expert
Away from the crowds of revelers, a lovely and surprising part of Baja exists: Discover it along the trails of Todos Santos and Wirikuta Park, along the wide-open roads, and from the back of a galloping horse before a beach sunset.
Always a popular image, riding horses on the beach is one of the most attractive things one can imagine. And it’s easy to do. There are lots of freelance horse companies on the beach, but we did a couple of rides through the Cuadra San Francisco...
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...
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...
Calle Madero 1240, Zona Central, 23300 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico
In 2013, adventure company Todos Aventura (now known as The Hub) opened 15 miles of amazing mountain bike trails over dunes and around cacti and through dreamlike landscapes. Nothing beats a few hours of this kind of kickin' around right before...
Carretera Transpeninsular Km 43.5, 23420 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
It hasn't yet hit the radar among amateur birders but Los Cabos is beginning to attract passionate birdwatchers who travel the world to tick more sightings off their checklists. The diverse microclimates of Baja California and Los Cabos allow...
Boulevard Antonio Mijares, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
The Estero, or Estuary in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico is a quiet nature preserve. It's free to visit and easy to find. It's especially lovely at the end of the day when the light is golden and the air begins to cool. Birds fly around, fish jump, and...
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...
Boulevard Diamante, 23473 Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico
With its nearby deserts and the obvious water hazards, Los Cabos might not seem like a natural vacation destination for golfers, but try telling that to Tiger Woods. The famed golfer opened his own course, El Cardonal, in Cabo San Lucas in...
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