The Best Things to Do in Los Cabos
Collected by Ashley Alvarado , AFAR Local Expert
From scuba diving to whale watching to playing through on one of the golf courses that overlooks it, the Sea of Cortez is one of Los Cabos' most inviting attractions. But there are others, of course. So many others. One of Mexico's best beaches sits amidst the tourist corridor and the artists colony of Todos Santos is just an hour north of Cabo San Lucas. And there are plenty of other day trips on the Baja Peninsula too. Don't worry. You can visit again...and again.
Isla del Espiritu Santo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
This archipelago off the coast of La Paz (which takes the name of the main island) is a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. While the islands are uninhabited by humans save for a small fishing camp made of temporary structures, they’re home...
Blvd. Marina s/n, Plaza de la Danza Local 6, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Children big and small love Cabo Expeditions’ bright-yellow Cabo Submarine, a 60-foot semi-submersible vessel that departs from the Marina Cabo San Lucas and navigates the Cabo San Lucas Bay, providing patrons with dazzling underwater views...
Calle Melchor Ocampo 3320, Downtown, Ildefonso Green, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
It cannot be said with absolute certainty that Cabo Escape invented the floating nightclub concept, but it’s definitely perfected it. The perennially popular double-decker catamaran stays busy throughout the day with breakfast whale-watching tours...
Calle Benito Juárez S/N, Centro, 23300 Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
A celebrated artists' colony an hour north of Cabo San Lucas, Todos Santos was named a Pueblo Mágico by the Mexican government in 2006 because of its natural beauty, historical relevance, and cultural riches. These riches are on display in artisan...
Playa Santa María, Auroras, Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Not for the faint of heart. The locally owned and family-run Médano Beach water-sports company specializes in gravity-defying, high-powered toys that propel those who dare more than 30 feet into the air, allowing for acrobatic maneuvering...
Blvd. Paseo de La Marina Lote 9 Local A4, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
There’s something wonderfully old-fashioned and grand about the 144-foot, triple-deck Caborey catamaran, which has been sailing Mexico’s waters for more than 50 years. In addition to options like snorkeling and whale-watching, Caborey...
Bahia Santa Maria, Mexico
There are nearly as many snorkeling options in Los Cabos as there are fish in the Sea of Cortés, and that’s saying a lot. If you’re somebody who prefers going it alone, pick up a snorkeling mask and fins and head to Chileno Bay for some...
Gali Plaza 58, Blvd. Marina s/n, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Like many of us, the world’s largest fish prefers wintering in Baja. The slow-moving carpet shark can grow as big as a whale—more than 30 feet long—which is how it earned the confusing name whale shark. But whether it’s a...
Carr. Transpeninsular, Tourist Corridor, 23410 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
The 1,800-acre master-planned Cabo del Sol golf resort is located right on the Sea of Cortés. It features two public golf courses: the simply but appropriately titled Ocean and Desert courses. The first, many say, is Jack Nicklaus’s...
Baja California, Mexicali, BC, Mexico
There’s a lot to recommend the tourist-corridor beach known as Chileno Bay, or Playa el Chileno. It’s consistently ranked as one of the cleanest beaches in all of Mexico and has earned coveted Blue Flag status multiple times (the award goes to...
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