Cabo Locals’ Favorite Activities
Cabo Locals’ Favorite Activities: Now I’ll talk about what the locals do in Los Cabos, besides working when everyone else is on vacation!
Some of the “Choyeros” (local people born in Baja California Sur) customs as you imagine include: swimming, surfing, snorkeling, deepsea fishing, surf fishing on the desalination plant beach, and all sport/recreational activities related to the sea and the beach.
Weekends are meant for family and friends. Where does everyone go? To the beach! Most also grill steak or visit the Fox Canyon – with its natural pool and waterfall, it’s a great spot to swim and relax. This canyon is located near Santiago, about 30 miles east of San José del Cabo. Adventurous nature lovers may camp in the Sierra de la Laguna reserve. The Sierra de la Laguna reserve features unique, beautiful vegetation and fauna which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Family Activities in Los Cabos
Enjoy a walk downtown or on the beautiful Cabo San Lucas marina. Spend the afternoon in the San Jose Plaza with the family – it’s fun and relaxing activity that some for parents and kids alike! The children enjoy running through the square and going up to the unique kiosks while parents cool off on a bench; then everyone can enjoy delicious ice cream in a rich colorful family atmosphere.
There are also film club evenings! Admission is free and there are always interesting films or documentaries. In Cabo San Lucas, the film club meets every Thursday at 7:30 PM in the theater of the Cultural Pavilion of the Republic. The film club in San José del Cabo meets every Tuesday at 8:00 PM in the “Casa de la Cultura”.
Pure Adrenaline and Fun Activities
Another deeply rooted tradition in our region is offroad racing – in fact, the sport is known as the most important of all of Baja California Sur! There is no weekend without a race. In another post we’ll talk more about this adrenaline-filled activity but for now, we’ll give a bit of history. Offroad racing in Baja goes back more than 50 years ago: the first big race was held in 1955 and passed through La Paz, San Antonio, Los Barriles, San Jose del Cabo, Todos Santos, and San Pedro. Thanks to its geography, our state has become the cradle of the offroad, as it’s seen not only as a recreational activity or a sport but also as a lifestyle within our culture.
Organic Market in Los Cabos
One of the most popular activities is a visit to San Jose´s Organic market. There you can have a great and relaxing day spent outside with your family or friends. The market is a place where the community can find locally grown produce, a multicultural market with local growers, food, art, live music, and crafts. The Organic Farmer´s Market in San José del Cabo is held every Saturday from 9:00 to 3:00 PM.
What Else To Do in Cabo
I´m dying to talk about Los Cabos regional food, but that’s another post! What else do we do on weekends? Hmmm…
Okay, I’ll let you in on a local secret, one which most tourists never hear – so don’t tell anyone! Locals love to hang out in El Chorro hot spring, one of the thermal springs in Los Cabos. Nature´s hot tub is located west of the village of Agua Caliente, near Santiago. A great, unique experience for in-the-know visitors, don´t you think?
Los Cabos has some others hidden gems close by, but that’s all for today, folks! Check back regularly to learn more secrets.
Catholic Churches in Los Cabos
The population in Cabo is predominantly Catholic, so we attend Sunday Mass at any church in Los Cabos indeed in San Lucas Evangelista church the Sunday Mass 12 noon is bilingual. This church is located in the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas (on Cabo San Lucas Avenue and Zapata Street) so you can easily reach it. You can also attend the Mission San José del Cabo in San Jose, where the Sunday service at noon is in English. This church features a long history, funded by the Jesuits in 1730 and it’s located in Morelos at Zaragoza.