WHAT TO DO IN LOS CABOS – A GUIDE TO THE MOST POPULAR TOURIST ACTIVITIES AND TOURSYou're not going to have any trouble finding things to keep you occupied in Cabo San Lucas and a ton of those activities take place on the water. Tops on the list is Cabo's famous sport fishing. Water sports like Los Cabos waverunners come in a close second. Where there's a hotel on the beach you'll likely find wave-runners, banana boats, snorkeling tours, kayaks, parasailing… even stand up paddle boarding! There's some great surfing on both sides of the penninsula plus a couple of really cool surf shops that rent boards and give lessons. If you're idea of water sports is kicking back with a cocktail or dinner show, there's some party cruises to consider – or if more excitement is what you want, try a speedboat whale-watching trip or beach-hopping adventure. There's never a dull day on the water in Los Cabos!
For landlubbers there's world class golf, desert tours on ATV's, Jeeps and Hummers, horseback rides and hiking tours. There's shopping in dozens of artisan shops. For art lovers, try the Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo. If personal pampering is your cup of tea, you'll find many spas in Cabo for massage and wellness services. Use the navigation panel to the left to find the things you want to do in Los Cabos, or scroll down the page for some of our favorites.
A DAY OF FISHING IN CABO SAN LUCAS
If you had to pick one thing that put Cabo on the map as a top vacation destination, it would have to be their world famous sport fishing. Marlin, tuna, dorado.... they're all here in big numbers and that's why some of the world's largest fishing tournaments take place here in Cabo, including the Bisbee's Black & Blue and WON Tuna Jackpot.
WORLD CLASS GOLF COURSES
If you'd rather keep your feet on land a day of golf in Los Cabos is a good option. Cabo has an amazing collection of courses with some of the most beautiful ocean front holes you're likely to find anywhere in the world. Pictured above is the new Puerto Los Cabos golf course just north of San Jose.
WHALE WATCHING TOURS IN CABO
Every year come December, a migration of grey and humpback whales takes place off the coast of Baja. The path these leviathans take on their way south from the Bering Sea follows the coast of Baja all the way down to Los Cabos. Many companies offer whale watching tours with our favorite, Ocean Riders, topping the list.
EXPLORING CABO'S BEST BEACHES
You could easily spend all your days on the beach in Los Cabos... there's more than a dozen along the Sea of Cortez between Cabo and San Jose. Some, like Chilleno Bay and Santa Maria offer exceptional snorkeling in azure blue water that's usually calm and comfortably warm.
DINNER AND PARTY CRUISES
There are several booze, sunset or dinner cruises that leave the Cabo marina each day. You'll see them loaded with tourists having a good time, with good reason. First, an up close look at Land's End and famous Los Arcos (the arch). Second, a cruise by Medaño Beach. Third, dinner and a show followed by a spectacular sunset!
OFFROAD ADVENTURES IN LOS CABOS
You really haven't seen Los Cabos until you get offroad to tour the countryside. ATV, Jeep and motorcycle tours through the desert, on beaches and into the mountains makes for a great day of sightseeing. Here's a guide to the best offroad tours and adventures just for you!
SURFING IN LOS CABOS
Another great experience in Los Cabos is to take to the waves. With dozens of excellent surf breaks on both sides of the Cape, you won't have trouble finding just the right wave. Never surfed before? Not a problem. There's several surf schools and camps that offer first timers lessons.
CABO SPAS AND WELLNESS SERVICES
So, you've done the tours you wanted to and your a bit tired, kind of sore, too. Maybe a day of pampering is what you really need. Good news. Los Cabos has some world class spas that can help get you feeling like a new you in no time at all. Here's our picks for the best spas in Los Cabos.
LOS CABOS SCUBA AND SNORKELING
If you've done it all on land and on the water, maybe you need to see what's going on underwater! Los Cabos has excellent diving and snorkeling. You can find tours that take you to the East Cape, Cabo Pulmo, the Bay of San Lucas and both Chilleno and Santa Maria beaches.