What To Do in Cabo (Los Cabos)
What To Do in Cabo: Los Cabos, Mexico, better known simply as Cabo, is the beautiful place where we live and has a prime location in the terrestrial globe. Most of the year enjoys beautiful weather, sunny days with an average temperature of 78°F. Los Cabos includes Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and East Cape. San Jose del Cabo is the municipal seat, where the international airport is located. It is a beautiful and peaceful place, with some nostalgia because of the colonial architecture of the old town and the village. San José has many regional and international cuisine restaurants and is home to art galleries. Cabo San Lucas is located just 20 minutes away through a beautiful scenic roadway. It is a place with a lot of growth in tourism and real estate developments. Cabo San Lucas is known for its beautiful beaches and nightlife and also known for being a place visited by movie stars and famous athletes. Both places are the perfect complement, so Cabo it is the perfect destination for whatever kind of vacation you are looking for.
In Los Cabos you can enjoy a relaxing morning in the shade of a palapa (a thatched roof dwelling open on the sides) or partying until dawn; you can float in the quiet beach or skiing at high speed, you can enjoy a glass of wine watching the sunset from a boat or to stand-up paddle to test your balance. There are many fun, different, exciting things and there are also many relaxing, natural and healing activities, why not try both sides? Whatever your personality, Los Cabos will always have something great and memorable for you.
Cabo has it all, it’s awesome when you stop at any point of the city and from there see the majesty of the mountains of the Sierra de la Laguna Reserve, the aquamarine waters of the Sea of Cortez, the deep blue of the wild Ocean Pacific and the cactus named “cardon,” an iconic desert vegetation.
Being local it is difficult to make a list of must do as there are many special places and things that neither we ourselves have done. But here we leave you a list of the most appreciated and fun activities to do in Cabo.
El Arco, Where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meeting at Land´s End
Definitely something you should not miss is the rock formation called “El Arco” (The Arc) which can be reached by taking a glass bottom boat ride from the marina. Maybe you’ve seen it in pictures, but nothing compares to the feeling of seeing it in person. Your photo with The Arch behind definitely is mandatory, special for your Facebook profile.
Cabo Pulmo: The Los Cabos Marine Park
Discover the treasures of The Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park on a scuba dive or snorkeling excursion. This secret jewel is located just a couple of hours from Cabo and is home to the only living coral reef in North America.
The Beaches of Los Cabos
Suntan, swim and snorkel in Playa del Amor or Lover’s Beach. This is found on the Cabo San Lucas Bay, this beach along with Divorce Beach are beautiful and famous. You can get there walking, rather climbing hehehe, but more preferred, less risky and more comfortable is to take a glass botttom boat from the marina, which can leave you on the beach as long as you want and return for you. The recommendation is to be at the beach a couple of hours, it is a beach with no toilets or showers or palapas, because it is within the Natural Protected Area and close to the seal colony. While Lover’s Beach is calm and safe but swimming at DivorceBeach is not permitted, although only a few feet separating them, why? DivorceBeach is located on the side of the Pacific Ocean and the Lover´s beach in the Sea of Cortez, at first glance you will notice the difference in waves.
Spending the day or night on the Medano Beach, is in the beach town so you can walk to get there, either going through the marina or Puerto Paraiso mall. “El Medano” is where all the tourists come together, there are many watersports and activities, like kayak rentals and parasailing. It is a beach with some of the renowned hotels in Cabo, little ones and big ones restaurants, bars and lots of fun. Definitely a must see. You have to be there for a July 4th or New Year, the party, live music and the fireworks are amazing.
If you want a more relaxed beach, Chileno Bay is the answer, recently awarded the Blue Flag Certification, that Promotes the sustainable management of coastal destinations in the world, beaches and communities and recognizes those who achieve excellence in the areas of environmental education, water quality, safety and services. It has bathrooms and showers, wheelchair access, palapas and beautiful turquoise blue water where you can swim, snorkel and kayak or simply take a walk to discover the private adjoining beaches with natural small pools formations of rocks and sand. Chileno bay is our favorite family beach.
San Jose del Cabo, A Tradicional Mexican Town
Visit the marina of Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose, where you can rent a bicycle for a leisurely stroll and enjoy Cactus World or “Cactimundo” a living museum with about 5000 species of desert plants. You can also explore the Ecological Reserve Estuary of San Jose del Cabo, the oasis of Los Cabos and home to many and beautiful bird species.
Being there go to the Art Walk in San Jose, that takes place every Thursday evening of November to June, where the galleries welcome guests to enjoy an evening strolling the neighborhood, viewing art at the galleries or in the central plaza, enjoy wine tasting and dining at the downtown restaurants.
Here we can proudly presume that whales are from Los Cabos, are Mexican! from December to March whales arrive here doing their migration from Alaska, looking for warmer waters to give birth and mate, a natural spectacle that you can see from the beach or go to the sea to see them more closely, many local tour companies offer whale-watching trips.
Sierra de la Laguna Tour
Sierra de la Laguna Mountains it is a Protected Natural Area and one of UNESCO’s Global Biosphere Reserves, is the water source for southern Baja California Sur and is home to hundreds of unique endemic species. Hike the canyons, enjoy the waterfalls and swim in the freshwater pools. There are several ways to get there, but if you’re in Los Cabos visit the FoxCanyon, about 30 miles from San Jose del Cabo, close to Santiago.
Golf, designer golf courses in paradise
If you play golf, you should try to do it in Los Cabos, with eight beautiful golf courses along the corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the area has become one of the world’s premier golf destinations. Public courses fees vary from $35 – $65 and golf attire is required.
Become a Bird!
Flying in hang glider, a great and unique experience, is a difficult feeling to put into words, it’s amazing, unless you do not like heights or you ask the pilot for a bit of action, but seeing the landscape from the air is priceless. Look for Cabo Sky tours.
Todos Santos = Charming Town + Art + Surf
Spending the day in Todos Santos, an hour’s drive north of Los Cabos is one of the magical towns of Baja California Sur, you can take a tour departing from Los Cabos or go on your own. It is a beautiful colonial and art corner with beautiful weather.
Nightlife, Cabo’s Party Never Ends
For the young at heart, we recommend a night tour of the Cabo clubs, that are in the downtown; you can visit them on foot. The most legendary are the Squid Roe and Cabo Wabo, but you should also visit the Mandala, Hard Rock cafe, Pink Kittie, Divine’s bar, Giggling Marlin, No Where Bar, Desperados and Happy Ending.
Of course the party starts early in MedanoBeach, where you have a great time in the sun or under the stars in any of the bars and restaurants on the beach.
Fishing: the most popular attraction in Los Cabos
As you can see there are many attractions in Cabo, of course we love fishing, so obviously we recommend doing so whether or not you’re a fan of sport fishing, surely you’ll love! Come see why the world’s richest fishing tournament takes place every year in Los Cabos.