10 Best Things to Do in Los Cabos, Mexico
We fondly call magnificent Los Cabos “the desert meets the ocean”, and it literally does just that.
The name which means “The Cape” is the combination of two sister cities that anchor the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula: historic San Jose Del Cabo in the northeast and Cabo San Lucas, the bustling marina town to the southwest. Known as a party town to some, many others know of its hidden treasures and so much more.
Cabo is renowned for its picture-perfect beaches, world-class sport fishing, stunning sunsets, delectable Baja cuisine, and the multitude of water adventure activities. It’s as if magic happens here where the churning waters of the Pacific Ocean meet the calm, warm Sea of Cortez.
Here are some of the fun and phenomenal ways to fall in love with Los Cabos. 1. Stay at an Oceanfront Resort
Having trouble choosing where to stay in Cabo when there are so many choices? Much depends on what you are looking for. If you seek off-the-beaten-path luxury with breathtaking views and traditional Mexican architecture, playa grande and lands end are the perfect choice.
2. Play on Stunning Beaches
Like pearls on a necklace, a string of sparkling beaches stretches through Los Cabos along the Sea of Cortez and into the Pacific Ocean. Beaches here run the gamut from mild to wild. Visitors can slip on shades and sunscreen and find whatever stretch of sand trips their trigger, be it sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, wave running, or just sipping tropical drinks at a beachside bar. Secluded Playa Las Viudas (Widow’s Beach) is a hidden local favorite with its other-worldly volcanic formations, tide pools, and massive surf breaks. Santa Maria Beach is another must-visit as its protected crescent-shaped bay is ideal for snorkeling. It’s also a photographer’s dream. The breathtaking beach lined with palapas (thatched stands) is nestled between two massive bluffs overlooking a protected marine sanctuary teeming with colorful sea life and tropical fish.
3. Surf With the Pros
Mike Doyle was one of those early boarders. He established a surf school on Acapulquito Beach, one of the top surfing strands in the area offering long, perfect rides. Surfboard rentals are available, along with lessons by professional surfers.
4. Sail Into the Sunset
El Arco is a gateway to the open ocean where the breeze picks up, and the catamarans sail into the setting sun. As the great ball of fire dips below the horizon, the enchantment begins. Within minutes the evening sky lights up in a kaleidoscope of vibrant hues.
5. Kayak to Land’s End
While Lovers Beach waters are calm, crystalline, and perfect for snorkeling, Divorce Beach on the Pacific side is wild and tempestuous, with dangerous rip currents, and yet absolutely beautiful.
6. Discover Historic San Jose del Cabo
To the delight of locals and visitors, each Thursday evening from June to November the town hosts a celebrated wine-tasting art walk where artisans feature their original paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, and fine handicrafts.
7. Visit and Dine at an Organic Farm
Dining on the rustic patio of the 1888 stone building surrounded by verdant gardens with breezes blowing in from the Sea of Cortez was an unforgettable and timeless experience.
8. Zipline in the Desert
The adrenaline-producing activity led by experienced guides from Cabo Zipline Tours is not for the faint of heart. Participants traverse winding trails, tightrope over a stream, repel down a cliff, and rock climb as part of the multi-zipline adventure.
9. Head Out for Great Fishing
If you’re lucky enough to bring in a prize, many restaurants in the marina are happy to prepare the seafood to your liking. Or, subject to restrictions, some airlines permit passengers to bring the catch home in frozen, leak-proof containers.
10. Dine With a View
“They don’t have a view but the food’s good” doesn’t impress me much. Especially when there are so many top-notch restaurants that sport stunning sunset views in this Mexican paradise. One hands-down lunch favorite is the Office on Medano Beach. A model of excellent food, top-notch service, and entertainment, guests here dine feet-in-the-sand on multi-hued tables under a thatched palapa roof. Spectacular ocean views come at no extra charge. An extensive menu makes it hard to decide, but sharing is always in fashion. For a more romantic dinner, Sunset da Mona Lisa is an unforgettable must-visit. Carved into a cliff overlooking the deep tourmaline waters of Cabo San Lucas and an unending stretch of beach, everything about this place indulges the senses. Linen-covered candlelit tables sit strategically on Mediterranean-style terraces among the rock outcroppings. The magnificent setting rewards diners with sweeping ocean vistas and a spectacular view of El Arco (the arch) at Land’s End. Each sunset is announced as a waiter strikes a metal gong, then blows into a conch shell to serenade the setting sun. The Italian-inspired fresh seafood menu isn’t extensive, but it’s amazing and provides ample choices of the chef’s creative offerings. Conclusion It’s no wonder Los Cabos is a renowned haven for the world’s most discerning travelers. This charming piece of paradise is perfect for everyone—couples, friends, and families. And it provides an unparalleled vacation where each visitor can personalize the trip to their individual liking.