12 Awesome Activities in Cabo San Lucas
At the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, about a 30 minute drive from the international airport in San Jose Del Cabo, sits Cabo San Lucas. A location that holds much natural beauty, and marine life.
You’ll have the chance to see: sea turtles, mobula rays, sea lions, dolphins and more on one of our many tours! Even on a leisurely stroll around the marina your are bound to see many fish and other marine life as you explore downtown. Cabo San Lucas is considered one of the top travel destinations in Mexico and the world. In addition to its interesting culture and history, the city has much to offer to domestic and foreign tourists.
If you are looking for unique, adventurous things to do in Cabo San Lucas here is your guide:
What are the best activities in Cabo San Lucas?
1. Ascenso al Cerro del Vigia (Hike Mt. Solmar)
If you are looking for cheap things to do in Cabo San Lucas. Go hike Mt. Solmar with the dogs. Hike leaves everyday. Meet at the dog training camp at 8:15am (Google Map Link) After an hour of moderate difficulty hiking will bring you about 590 feet above sea level and treat you to amazing views of the Pacific ocean and the Sea of Cortez. This Activity is FREE but Donations to the Dog Training Camp are appreciated. There are drop boxes for donations as you exit the trail. Facebook Pay donations are also accepted here
2. Private Yacht Charter
Kick back and relax on a private yacht as you cruise the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. You’ll see the famous Arch and many more breathtaking sights! There are many yachts to choose from, for any budget or group size. There is a store at the marina where you can stock up on drinks and snacks or order food from one of the many restaurants to be served on board. Learn More Here
3. ATVs and SxS
If you are looking for adventurous things to do in Cabo. Blast through the rugged desert on a high performance ATV or SxS! Experience the wind in your face, as you race past giant cacti and beautiful scenery! This is an adventure that you don’t want to miss! Your guide will lead you along many beaches and trails as you explore the Baja.
4. Cabo San Lucas Sunset Dinner Cruise
If you’re looking for a spectacular sunset in front of Cabo San Lucas’ famous arches and a relaxing evening on the water, then this Cabo Sunset Cruise is for you. Enjoy the luxury of aboard a fully equipped French yacht at the marina in downtown Cabo San Lucas. Receive a tall glass of sparkling wine and a friendly greeting from the captain and crew. The captain and crew provide unparalleled personal service throughout the excursion. Grab a drink and perch on plush deck cushions as you travel across the smooth waters to the iconic location of Los Cabos, Mexico.
Enjoy the beautiful view as you watch the sunset on Land’s End either with others or on a private yacht.
4. Whale Watching
Cabo San Lucas is a global hotspot when it comes to whale watching. That’s because the waters around Cabo are a breeding ground and stopover point for Pacific whales.
Experienced guides here at Cabo Adventures proudly offer this unique Cabo Whale Watching Tour to get as close as possible to these magnificent creatures and capture photos to commemorate the moment.
Experience the impressive size and grace of 40-50 ft (12-16 m) humpback whales up close in their natural environment from a private inflatable boat.
Feel the rush as you watch humpback whales leap from the depths of the ocean, soar high into the air, and return to the ocean in a huge splash on a whale watching tour in Cabo.
5.Lover's Beach (Playa Del Amor)
Formerly known as Playa de Dona Chepa, Lover’s Beach and Playa de los Amantes, are also must-sees, but you’ll need some form of water transport to reach this hidden cove. The easiest way is to hire a water taxi at the marina. Your captain will take you on an informative tour of his spots to dive around the Arch (El Arco), pointing out Lover’s Beach, then roam the popular spots with stunning views of the dramatic area where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. ocean. Bring your own lunch and water, and spend most of the day enjoying Lovers Beach and the impressive rock formations shaped by wind and water. Ask the skipper to come back at the set time. All he does for one fee. Be especially careful here. The powerful waves and currents of the Pacific make swimming very dangerous. Swimming and snorkeling should only be attempted on the Sea of Cortez side of Lovers Beach.
6. Ride Camels on the Beach
Embark on a journey through the Baja Desert on this 4-hour outback and camel riding safari tour. Your day begins with complimentary transportation in an air-conditioned van to the Tierra Sagrada Ranch (approximately a 45-minute drive from Cabo San Lucas). Upon arrival, we will take you on his 1 hour tour of the eco farm. Here you can attend various ecological workshops. Then introduce camel ride for 20 minutes along the desert and Pacific Ocean. Meet the camels and make a short photo stop before discovering the richness of Baja culture with the advice of an expert guide on an educational nature walk. At the end of the tour, you will enjoy a traditional Mexican lunch his buffet and a tasting of mezcal and tequila. This is a great all-inclusive tour for guests who want to experience everything Cabo San Lucas has to offer.
Best Camel Ride in Cabo
If you’re looking for a different and down-to-earth way to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Cabo San Lucas and the surrounding Baja California Sur region, a camel ride is the perfect choice.
Here at Cabo Adventures, we offer the best camel rides in Cabo, perfect for kids and adults alike. Supervised and supervised by experienced local guides, our camel-riding desert safari tours are safe and fun. Even if you’ve never met a majestic and gentle animal before, a camel ride will make you feel right at home.
Cruise along the Cabo Desert and Pacific Ocean at the new Tierra Sagrada Ranch, soaking up the scenery, refreshing sea breezes and lapping waves on this unique eco tour. Stop by to meet cute camels and take some fun photos! When it comes to camel riding in Cabo, there is no better tour.
More Than Camel Riding
Camel riding may be the focus of Cabo’s outback and camel-riding desert safaris, but it’s not the only reason to book. Interested in a tequila tasting in Cabo San Lucas? We’re here for you. Conclude your desert safari in Cabo with a delicious multi-course Mexican lunch complete with refreshing beverages and tequila tastings at Casa Typica, overlooking the endless Pacific Ocean.
Alternatively, enjoy an educational hike through the Baja Outback countryside and join an authentic tortilla-making lesson with a local expert. A camel ride has never been so delicious! See our full list of outback and camel riding desert safaris included below.
7. Eat Amazing Tacos
8. Glass Blowing Factory
Glass has been blown in almost every culture since ancient times. Cabo San Lucas was home to the Baja Peninsula’s only glass factory for many years. It’s fascinating to watch craftsmen blow glass, the technique is fascinating. Go before 2pm while the big shops (stores) are buzzing with activity. Most travel agencies offer bilingual guided visits to glass factories. Alternatively, you can take a taxi and walk on your own time. There is an onsite shop that sells glassware, figurines, plates and bowls. Special orders are also welcome.
9. Swim at Pelican Rock
The tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula juts out into the sea, transforming into dramatic rock formations. Between these rock formations are secluded beaches, great snorkeling and plenty of beautiful photo opportunities. Pelican Rock in Cabo San Lucas is one of his natural attractions located in Cabo San Lucas Bay. Seemingly rising straight out of the water, this stunning rock formation is only accessible by boat. Water taxis and glass-bottom boats are easily available from Medano Beach and the marina. The marina also has various charter companies that offer tours throughout the area. Explore the bay aboard a
glass-bottom boat, looking for tropical fish along the way. Upon arrival at Pelican Rock, you can take photos and enjoy the scenery, or step off the boat for a water adventure. Some riskers climb rocks and use them as jumping points to get into the water below.Pelican Rock in Los Cabos is also a popular snorkeling spot, swimming with colorful tropical fish on calm days. The perfect spot for
Once you’ve visited Pelican Rock in Los Cabos, it makes sense to stop by the bay’s other famous attractions. The Arch (El Arco) is another rock formation some distance from the coast. As the name suggests, this natural formation stretches in the shape of an ocean arch and provides a great backdrop for photos.And of course, it wouldn’t be a Cabo tour without spending time on the beach. Both Lovers Beach and Divorce Beach are located along this peninsula and are accessible by boat. Lover’s Beach faces the bay and offers comfortable swimming conditions with plenty of snorkeling opportunities. A short excursion between rock formations connects Lover’s Beach with Divorce Beach on the Pacific side. This is less spectacular, but swimming should be avoided as the water conditions are rougher.
10. Play Golf
From the moment Jack Nicklaus came on the scene in the early 1990s, Los Cabos was in the midst of an unprecedented golf boom. Four of his 18 golf courses were ranked among the top 100 golf courses in the world (excluding the United States) by Golf Digest in 2018. That’s a staggering percentage considering it was his first restaurant, which only opened in 1987.
Los Cabos’ courses can be grouped into three basic categories. It can be played public, private and with some restrictions. For example, Chileno Bay Golf Club, designed by Tom Fazio, is open to guests of the Chileno Bay Resort. The Fred Couple-designed Twin Dolphin Golf Club is playable at the nearby Montage Los Cabos. Nicklaus’ spectacular clifftop masterpiece, Quivira is accessible to guests of four resorts around Pueblo Bonito, as well as owners of several nearby developments. Diamante’s Davis Love III (Dune) and Tiger Woods (El Cardonal and 12-hole Oasis Short Course) golf courses are open to Diamante and newly opened Nobu Hotel Los Cabos residents and resort guests.
Two other acclaimed new golf courses, Rancho San Lucas and Costa Palmas Golf Club, are also playable with some restrictions. For example, guests at his seven local Solmar Hotels & Resorts properties can enjoy tee time on a Greg Norman-designed course in Rancho San Lucas. Good luck with Robert Can Trent Jones Jr.’s Challenging CPGC Design
Less complicated are Cabo Real, Cabo San Lucas Country Club, Club Campestre, Palmilla, Puerto Los Cabos and Vidanta. They’re all open to the public. So too is Cabo del Sol’s Desert Course, although that status may be modified to accommodate residential members and guests at the Park Hyatt Los Cabos when the hotel opens at Cabo del Sol in 2022. El Dorado and Querencia, by contrast, are private, members-only clubs. So too is the Cabo del Sol Ocean Course, at least at present, although guests at the nearby Four Seasons Resort and Residences, tentatively scheduled to open in 2023, are expected to have tee time access.
What all the local courses have in common is a stunning mix of terrains and the Pacific Ocean or Sea of Cortés views. Some holes hug the sandy coastline, some meander through the cactus-strewn desert, others climb into the foothills of the mountain range–the Sierra de la Laguna–that forms the spine of Baja California Sur between Los Cabos and La Paz.
Most of the newer layouts also boast luxe amenities and mid-course comfort stations offering cocktails and gourmet snacks. Our top pick, Quivira Golf Club has even opened a steakhouse adjacent to its pro shop, taking the traditional 19th hole concept to an entirely new level.
11. Puerto Paradiso Mall
There are several large shopping malls and plazas in Los Cabos, most notably Puerto Paraíso and Luxury Avenue on the Cabo San Lucas Marina, Plaza Sendero in the Delegation area of Cabo San Lucas, Plaza San Lucas in the Tourist Corridor, and the Mega mall complex in downtown San José del Cabo. Soriana, the primary store at Plaza Sendero, and Mega in San José (there is now a second location in San Lucas) are both chain-style grocery and sundry stores, and therefore of much more interest to locals than tourists.
For short-term visitors to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Paraíso and Luxury Avenue are by far the most popular malls for souvenir hunting and shopping for resort necessities such as swimwear, sunglasses and warm weather apparel. Puerto Paraíso and Luxury Avenue are located next to each other on the marina boardwalk, with the latter catering to higher end clientele interested in luxury brands like Fendi and Cartier. Plaza Bonita, nearby, also features clothing boutiques and arts and crafts galleries, but is perhaps best known for housing the city`s only Starbuck’s and Burger King franchises. Located on the tourist corridor that connects Cabo San Lucas and Cape Town, San Jose del Cabo,
Plaza San Lucas is popular with both locals and tourists alike for its variety of offerings, primarily at Walmart. San Jose’s Plaza de Artesanos is a must-see for souvenirs, with more than 75 vendors selling authentic Mexican handicrafts.
12. Glass Bottom Boat Ride
Board a glass-bottom boat in Cabo San Lucas and watch the marine life pass by your feet.
These glass bottom boats are a fun and inexpensive way to make the hour-long trip. Kids love boats and don’t need to get wet. Meet your boat at
Marina to join his 45-minute cruise around the Sea of Cortez and return to the marina after your tour.
You may also want to visit the legendary Playa del Amor and Lovers Beach, but if you want to snorkel and visit Lovers Beach, the glass-bottomed boat snorkeling he must book a tour.
This tour is just his 45 minute boat ride.
Cruise Passenger: Yes! This is a great idea for a cruise shore excursion.