What to Do in Los Cabos
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
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....
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
Manuel Doblado & Boulevard Mijares, (office on rooftop at Shooters Sports Bar), Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Cabo Outfitters leads full-day kayak and snorkel excursions to the bay of Cabo Pulmo, a national marine park reputed to have the greatest variety of underwater life in all of Los Cabos. All gear is provided for the trip, led by experienced guides...
Carr. Transpeninsular, San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
One & Only Palmilla is among a handful of luxury resorts that travelers can choose from in Baja California Sur's Los Cabos region, but its history may be the most interesting. Built in 1956, the hotel was commissioned by Abelardo...
Libramiento al Aeropuerto Km. 119, Club de Golf Fonatur, Campo de Golf Fonatur, 23405 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Plenty of international golf clubs and resorts can boast that they have a Jack Nicklaus or Robert Trent Jones-designed course. But Club Campestre is probably the only one that can claim this particular bragging right: those superstar-designed...
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...
Alvaro Obregon 12, Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
In downtown San José del Cabo, just behind the church and near the main square, is the gallery district, chockablock with more than a dozen storefronts full of paintings, photographs and sculptures on exhibit. Most of the work is for sale, and...
Plaza Aramburo, Lázaro Cárdenas, Centro, Ildefonso Green, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
"Airplanes are mainstream: Why fly when you can swing?" is the tagline of the giant swing, one of several outdoor, adrenaline-fueled adventures offered by Wild Canyon. Hanging in a glass-bottomed gondola, looking 300-feet down into the canyon...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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