Los Cabos is incredibly scenic as the Baja desert meets the Sea of Cortez. And it offers many attractions and things to do. You can go scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, swimming, surfing, tennis, whale watching, rock climbing or catch some warm Baja rays. Enjoy sport fishing from two marinas, sail on the emerald ocean or enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and surfing in the Sea of Cortez. See whales playing in lagoons and bays. Explore miles of gorgeous beach, hike beautiful desert trails and climb 7,000 foot mountains. Cabo is an amazing golf destination with world-class courses like Palmilla, Puerto Los Cabos, or Cabo del Sol.
Explore Cabo San Lucas. Cabo San Lucas is known for its scenery, beautiful beaches, nightlife, shopping and restaurants. The most scenic feature is the stone arch, El Arco, which is a magnificent natural rock formation at Land’s End. Cabo’s main beach, El Medano, is a beautiful spot for swimming, surfing and watersports, and offers beachfront restaurants and stunning views. Enjoy incredible vistas of Cabo San Lucas Bay at Lover's Beach. Dive and swim in the secluded natural springs and waterfalls surrounded by incredible granite rock formations.
Tour San Jose del Cabo. Nestled a mile inland along San Jose Bay, San Jose del Cabo is a charming colonial town with the flavor of Old Mexico. Founded as a mission in 1730, San Jose features a small historic downtown with a main square and the Church of San José Del Cabo surrounded by courtyard restaurants, quaint boutiques and art galleries. Stroll along the estuary, home of 200 species of birds, or explore the La Laguna mountains. During the months of November through June, the town's historic center lights up with an Art Walk every Thursday, when the galleries stay open late to show off their art and offer hors d'oeuvres and wine for art lovers. Stroll these peaceful streets, browse the charming art galleries and enjoy a wonderful dinner at one of the fantastic restaurants of this historic Art District.
Fishing. Marlin Capital of the World, Cabo San Lucas is the world’s top big game and sport fishing destination. Anglers come to Los Cabos for the endless billfish that inhabit the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez. Set sail on a fishing charter for the thrill of hooking a trophy marlin or casting your line in the emerald waters off Cabo and landing striped marlin, sailfish, dorado (S and G's catch on the right), wahoo, and yellowfin tuna. From private charters to party boats, Cabo San Lucas offers a selection of fishing boats and skiffs that depart from Los Cabos Marina and Cabo San Lucas Marina. Most rental fees include fishing tackle, license, and an experienced crew. Fishing licenses are required for boat fishing and can be purchased at the marinas. Los Cabos hosts the largest sport fishing tournaments in the world, including the Blue Marlin Tournament, Billfish Tournament, Bisbee’s and Puerto Los Cabos World Cup.
Nature & Eco Tours. Cruise dramatic desert, canyon and beachfront terrain on driving tours of Southern Baja's sights. Explore deep, lush canyons, beautiful rivers, hundreds of species of migratory birds, and a dazzling array of marine life, including whales, dolphins, manta rays, and sea turtles. Trained eco-guides narrate the unique aspects of Baja's flora, fauna, culture and history.
Santiago Tour. The Santiago and “Canyon de la Zorra” expedition takes travelers off road into the mountains near Santiago. Hike through the wild canyons and discover natural springs and cascading waterfalls. See indigenous plants and animals of the Baja, while visiting this biosphere reserve. Tours operate during the high season.
Rancho La Verdad Tour. Drive off road through running water and down steep terrain before arriving at Rancho La Verdad. A 45-minute drive from Cabo, “The Truth” Ranch is a model of a working farm in Baja. Walk through the vegetable garden, tasting fresh papaya, figs, guavas, and tomatoes, pet animals (baby goats, horses, cows, and dogs) and see the colorful roosters, quails and hens. Absorb the natural beauty of this private oasis.
East Cape Adventure Tour. East Cape Adventure journeys across desert terrain and through fossil-lined canyons. The tour continues along the Sea of Cortez coast, stopping in Los Frailes Bay, a great spot for kayaking and snorkeling. Enjoy a picnic lunch at an oceanfront restaurant.
Todos Santos Tour. Take a scenic journey along the Pacific Coast, with stunning views of the ocean and Sierra Madre mountains to Todos Santos - a charming artist oasis overlooking a palm grove, streams, and the twinkling ocean. Get swept away by palm trees, the river through town, and houses up in gardens. Visit historic buildings and homes, including the regional anthropological museum, the beautiful mission and the illustrious Hotel California, Don Henley's inspiration for the Eagles Song. Explore colorful shops, restaurants and art galleries of Mexican curios. Take an off-road excursion to a rugged, secluded beach with vistas of the Pacific.
Whale Watching. Cabos San Lucas offers many whale watching tours that guide you to Baja’s amazing whale watching destinations. From January through April you can marvel at whales spouting, breaching, and swimming in the tranquil waters off Baja California. Watch Gray, Humpback, Fin, Pacific White-Sided, Bottlenose, Mink, Bryde’s, Orca and tropical dolphins swim gracefully in the ocean, sea and lagoons around Los Cabos.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling. Diving in the Sea of Cortez is an amazing experience with shipwrecks, caves, reefs, and sandfalls. The Sea is home to 800 species of fish and pelagics such as whale sharks, giant manta rays and hammerhead sharks. Take a water-taxi from Cabo San Lucas marina to Lover's Beach, around the famous arch, and dive and snorkel in the harbor. The finest snorkeling and scuba diving sites are 15 to 25 minute boat ride from the marina. At Pelican Rock, 25 to 100 feet deep, you can see colorful fish and interesting rock and sand formations. For beach diving head to Playa el Médano or Playa Chileno, where the Chileno Reef brims with tropical fish, eels and urchins. Dive the submarine canyon off Playa del Amor, famous for its sandfalls, sand rivers, and rock formations. The canyon walls are covered with marine life, colorful coral, and exotic tropical fish. For the ultimate Los Cabos diving experience, take a schooner to the Revillagegidos Islands, 300 miles southwest of Land's End, and see the amazing marine life. Arrange a snorkeling tour at the hotel, or rent gear at the marina and explore the bay.
Los Cabos Hiking. Los Cabos is a beautiful hiking destination - from desert to mountains to the sea. Hike the historic canyons of Sierra La Laguna, where abundant rainfall creates a unique biosphere in contrast to the desert. Take a journey into El Cayuco Canyon and traverse the Pacific Coast Migration Route used by Pericue Indians 11,000 years ago to set foot in the Americas. Hike through this lush oasis, alive with flora, fauna, and subtropical birds, along a river that flows to beautiful waterfalls that cascade over granite canyon walls into a refreshing pool. Guides will tell you the amazing history of the area, and show you rock petroglyphs carved and painted thousands of years ago. Another great hiking destination in Los Cabos is Land’s End, where you can explore the last rocks of the Baja Peninsula and experience spectacular sunsets. Enjoy mesmerizing views of Cabo San Lucas Bay at Lover's Beach where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea the Cortez.
Surfing. With its powerful surf break, Zippers on Playa Costa Azul in San Jose del Cabo (5 mins walk from El Zalate up the beach) is one of the most popular surf spots in Cabo. A dreamland of beauty and tranquility, Cerritos Beach - 45 minutes from Cabo San Lucas - is a fantastic surf spot on the Pacific Ocean with steady surf breaks that turn into beautiful tubes. The parade of waves makes it a wonderful place to learn how to surf. Other Cabo beaches and surf spots include: Punta Palmilla, Playa Acapulquito, Playa Buenos Aires, Playa Cabo Real, Playa Cantamar, Punta Chileno, Playa Cabo Bello, Monumento, La Roca and El Tule.
Golf. Cabo San Lucas is home to world-class golf courses - designed by legends like Nicklaus and Trent II - that provide challenging layouts, breathtaking views and the most amazing finishing holes on the planet. With dramatic views of the desert, mountain and sea, Cabo del Sol is an extraordinary experience. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol elevated Los Cabos to one of North America’s hottest golf getaways. The crown jewel of Los Cabos golf, the Ocean Course is a Nicklaus masterpiece ranked in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses in the World and the #1 in Latin America by T&L Golf. Praised for having the “three finest finishing holes in all of golf,” the Ocean Course features a dramatic layout with 7 holes along the ocean and tough shots through arroyos and sculpted fairways. Playing from a cliff-top tee over the surf of the Sea of Cortez, the 17th hole is one of the greatest par 3’s in the world. Tee off on spectacular Los Cabos courses, including: Puerto Los Cabos, Campo Campestre, Cabo Real, and Palmilla Golf Club.
Swimming with Dolphins. Get up close with beautiful Pacific Bottlenose dolphins at the Cabo Dolphin Center - one of the most exclusive dolphin centers in the world. Located in the Cabo San Lucas Marina, leading into the Bay of Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Dolphins offers interactive dolphin programs and exciting activities designed for dolphin lovers. With their Dolphin Swim Program, you can swim with dolphins in the education pool. Following orientation you will pet, hug, play, swim and kiss these friendly creatures. Swimming with the dolphins is one of the most exciting experiences in Cabo San Lucas.
Shopping & Nightlife. Cabo San Lucas is a fabulous destination for shopping, dining, and playing. Along the Main Avenue you’ll find shops and stores with casual and beach clothes, Mexican arts and crafts, and restaurants like Hard Rock Café. Swing by bars like Squid Roe with a lively dancing ambience and Cabo Wabo, owned by Sammy Hagar from Van Halen, who may show up and jam. Browse the city for Mexico’s beautiful silver, blown glass, pottery, sarapes, clothing, sandals, masks, and arts and crafts. A unique art center, Cabo offers many galleries with unique pieces by Mexico’s contemporary painters and sculptors, as well as internationally renowned artists. With its peaceful Mexican atmosphere, San José del Cabo has great shops and restaurants along its peaceful blocks.
Canopy Tours. The Los Cabos area offers several high-flying zip line canopy tours above the rugged canyons, rivers, streams and mountain terrain. Soar high above the canyon floor on some of Mexico's highest, fastest, and longest zip lines.
Costa Azul Xtreme. Strap into a harness and fly across Costa Azul Canyon along three miles of zip lines high above the river canyon in Los Cabos. Costa Azul Xtreme canopy tours offer an exciting adventure with incredible views of Los Cabos and dramatic desert scenery. Expert guides help you fly over scenic trails and the flowing river. Experience the Tarzan Swing, Racing Cable Contest, and 180-foot free-rappelling cable.
Wild Canyon Ekopark. The most exciting canopy tour in Cabo San Lucas, the Wild Canyon Ekopark is the only canopy tour in the Mexican Riviera where you can ride tandem. Ride a series of eight of the biggest zip lines in the Baja across a wild, scenic canyon, including the longest zip line in the Baja - over a half mile long - where you'll reach speeds of over 56 MPH.
Canyon Canopy Tour. Fly high above the rugged mountain landscape of Boca de la Sierra, a UNESCO protected canyon in the High Sierras. The Canyon Canopy Outdoor Adventure Tour zips you through deep canyons, impressive scenery and lush flora and fauna on double zip lines, 200 feet above the canyon. Cross from canyon to canyon enjoying views of the emerald green creeks of the Sierra de la Laguna. Test your bravery on a Tarzan swing, crazy ladder, canyon climbing on the “Via Ferrata”, rock climbs, hanging bridges and the 90-foot rappel down canyon walls.
Desert Safari. Travel off the beaten path and take a journey of discovery in the rugged Baja desert. Cabo Adventures offers a Desert Safari, an off-road voyage aboard Mercedes Benz all-terrain Unimog vehicles. Ride over bumpy terrain, through dry streams and remote villages on a mission to the Sierra Mountains. Once you reach the untouched Baja desert, you will embark on nature walks with ecologically trained guides and discover the flora and fauna of the desert landscape. On the journey back to Los Cabos you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Baja desert and sweeping stretches of the virgin coastline while sampling local tequila.
Sunset Tours. Sail off into the sunset on a Sunset Cruise on Cabo San Lucas Bay, Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. Many boats, yachts and vessels depart from the Cabo San Lucas marina and take you on a romantic sunset voyage over crystal blue waters as the sun dips into the sea. Many sunset cruises offer dinner sails, drinks, entertainment and whale watching experiences. Sail along the breathtaking Cabo coastline and view stunning sights like Lover’s Beach, El Arco and Land’s End. Many boat charter companies offer exciting sunset cruises, including: Adventures Deep Blue, Blue Adventures, Buccaneer Queen, Cabo Escape, Cabo San Lucas Tours, and Cabo Sails.