Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Things to do in  Cabo San Lucas

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Spring breakers and A-listers alike love Cabo San Lucas for its white-sand beaches, clear waters, and colorful nightlife. Cabo always delivers on its reputation as the Baja Peninsula’s favorite resort town thanks to the diversity of its offerings, from kid-friendly water sports to high-energy bars and clubs. Kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving are all popular things to do in Cabo San Lucas, as are fishing, whale watching, and cruising to the distinctive rock formation of El Arco.

Top 10 attractions in Cabo San Lucas

Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)

A signature landmark of Los Cabos, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas—known locally as simply “El Arco” or “the Arch”—is a limestone arch carved by time, tide, and wind. The natural attraction runs down to the water’s edge at Land’s End, the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas (which itself is at the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula) and into the Sea of Cortez. From a distance, the rock formation looks like a dragon; up close, the arch frames sky, sea, and sand for prime photos.More

Lover's Beach (Playa del Amor)

With white sand and jade-colored water, it’s no surprise that this postcard-ready beach has a reputation for inspiring romance. Rock formations frame the beautiful scene, and, since Mexico’s Playa del Amor faces the relatively calm waters of the Sea of Cortez, it’s ideal for snorkeling right off the shore.More

Medano Beach (Playa Médano)

The waters of Cabo San Lucas may be wild elsewhere, but at Medano Beach (Playa el Medano), there is plenty of safe, calm swimming, along with beach fun for the whole family. Los Cabos’ most popular beach offers up a long stretch of sand filled with towels, sun umbrellas, volleyball, pleasure boats, and bars, backed by resorts and high-rise apartment buildings.More

Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa María)

Stretching around a secluded cove, Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa María) is a protected marine sanctuary and an excellent spot for snorkeling or sunbathing. Santa Maria’s serene setting offers a nice alternative to the noise and excitement of Cabo San Lucas’ beaches, and snorkeling with a variety of colorful fish is just a short swim from shore.More

Chileno Beach (Playa Chileno)

Protected by the Chileno Bay, the waters at Chileno Beach (Playa Chileno) are calm, warm, and clear, while the reefs just offshore act as a home to an abundance of sea life. The beach, considered one of Los Cabos’ best-kept secrets, mimics the feel of Caribbean shores. Sun-seekers will enjoy the seclusion and the top-notch snorkeling opportunities.More

Pedregal de Cabo San Lucas

Pedregal de Cabo San Lucas, the first luxury community of Cabo San Lucas, is still one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods. It’s home to numerous 5-star resorts, restaurants, shops, and a thriving nightlife scene—but the area’s best feature is arguably its expansive views of the marina and ocean, which you’ll see at every turn.More
Fox Canyon

Fox Canyon

Located about 1.5-hour drive north of Cabo San Lucas, Fox Canyon (Cañon de la Zorra) has a short hiking trail through the Baja California Desert passing by a freshwater lagoon and 40-foot (12-meter) waterfall. Bring your bathing suit and keep your eyes out for local wildlife and indigenous plant species in this secluded natural oasis.More

Pelican Rock

Located off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Pelican Rock features dramatic rock formations and a small, gravelly beach that's often crowded with snorkelers, swimmers, scuba divers, and cliff jumpers. This protected spot at Land’s End is famous for its abundant wildlife, both above and below the ocean’s surface, and popular with Los Cabos snorkeling tours.More

Bay of Cabo San Lucas

The Bahia de Cabo San Lucas (Bay of Cabo San Lucas) is the cape’s hub for water sports and beach activities such as jet skiing, kayaking, waterskiing, parasailing, and more. Sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California, the bay is lined with scenic stretches of sand and swimmable beaches, with Medano Beach being the safest and most popular in Cabo San Lucas.More

Cabo San Lucas Cruise Port

The most popular cruise port on the so-called Mexican Riviera, Cabo San Lucas Cruise Port welcomes liners from around the world. Known for its natural beauty, nightlife, and endless beaches, Cabo San Lucas marks the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and acts as a gateway to the region.More

Top activities in Cabo San Lucas

Los Cabos Luxury Sailing, Snorkel and Lunch Cruise
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Los Cabos Luxury Sunset Sail
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Camel Outback Adventure with Mexican buffet and Tequila tasting
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All about Cabo San Lucas

When to visit

Cabo San Lucas offers brilliant sunshine and picturesque beaches year-round, but the best time to experience the magic of this destination is in October and November. Temperatures are still high for these months, perfect for hours of lounging on the beach or for taking a dip in sparkling waters. The sea is especially calm, as well, providing excellent conditions for activities such as whale watching, waterskiing, and snorkeling.

Getting around

The best way to get around and explore Cabo San Lucas is by renting a car. This allows you to set your own pace and take advantage of the hidden gems along the coastline. If you prefer public transport, there is an affordable bus network within the city and beyond. However, it can be difficult to navigate without Spanish. Taxis offer a great alternative, although it's wise to agree on a price beforehand.

Traveler tips

While both Mexican pesos and US dollars are accepted in most places around Cabo San Lucas, you should be aware of the exchange rate on offer. Most of the time, if you pay in USD at restaurants, hotels, and tour agencies, you'll end up paying a bit more. Try to stick to the local currency, Mexican pesos, for the best rate and less confusion with how much things cost.


People Also Ask

What is Cabo San Lucas known for?

Cabo San Lucas is known for having an abundance of culture, history, and natural beauty. You’ll find dramatic mountains pressing up against sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters and glitzy 5-star resorts. Enjoy whale watching, perusing local markets, and snorkeling and swimming with sea lions.

What is the month to visit Cabo San Lucas?

Any month is a great month to visit Cabo San Lucas. This Mexican destination offers plenty of things to do year-round. However, if you’re looking for the best combination of activities and ideal temperatures for your next trip, December through March are especially attractive months for a vacation here.

Is Cabo San Lucas worth visiting?

Yes, Cabo San Lucas is worth visiting. Cabo offers world-class resorts and spas and is home to attractions and experiences that draw vacationers. From whale watching to hiking lush desert terrain to snorkeling in warm Pacific Ocean waters, there are plenty of exciting things to do in Cabo.

Is Cabo a party scene?

Yes, Cabo San Lucas has a thriving nightlife scene. Multiple nightclubs offering lively music, dancing, and cocktails line its shoreline. While there are plenty of places to go out at night and have a good time in Cabo, there is also plenty to do during the day.

How many days in Cabo is enough?

For a quick, all-inclusive resort-focused stay, a long weekend should do the trick in Cabo San Lucas. But if you are looking to visit the famous rock formations, take part in water activities, and sample the food, then four or five days is better.

Why is Cabo so popular?

Cabo is popular for its white sand beaches, world-class golf courses, and picturesque blue waters. Additionally, Cabo San Lucas offers a variety of activities such as shark diving, nature walks through a tropical desert landscape, and visiting landmarks such as the Arch of Cabo San Lucas at Land’s End.

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