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Welcome to Los Cabos

Located at the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Sur peninsula, Los Cabos—primarily known for its two main towns, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo—never fails to deliver on a good time, but the Mexican municipality is more than just tequila shots and beaches (although you’ll find both in abundance). Journey to San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos’ lesser-known resort town, which offers both action-packed and laid-back adventures and city tours. Go on a scuba-diving or snorkeling tour to get an under-the-sea look at the local marine life, set out on a whale-watching cruise to spot humpbacks, or gallop on horseback across the sandy coastline. Aside from its party-heavy nightlife, Cabo San Lucas is actually perfect for relaxation, recreation, and water activities. If you’re craving outdoor recreation, Cabo is home to multiple golf courses with unbeatable views of the surrounding area. Or you can skim across the water on a charming sunset cruise to see where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. For a more thrill-focused jaunt, bump up your adrenaline with an off-road ATV tour or desert-canyon zipline tour. Once you’ve had your fill of adventure, relax on Playa del Amor, also known as Lover's Beach, and catch sight of El Arco’s distinctive rock arch from afar. And music fanatics can’t miss a visit to Todos Santos (roughly an hour drive from Cabo) to see the Hotel California that inspired the Eagles’ 1976 hit song.

Top 10 attractions in Los Cabos

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Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)

Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)

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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 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
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Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

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Love it, hate it, or can’t remember it, there’s no denying that Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas is a town fueled by fun and firewater. From deep-sea fishing to fishbowl sipping, Cabo always delivers on its reputation as the Baja Peninsula’s favorite resort town thanks to its combination of kid-friendly water sports, whale-watching opportunities, world-class beaches, and raging nightlife.More
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Bay of Cabo San Lucas

Bay of Cabo San Lucas

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The bay (bahia in Spanish) of Cabo San Lucas is the cape’s hub for water sports and beach activities.Rent jet skis and kayaks at Medano Beach, or hang out at the resorts lining the long stretch of sand overlooking the bay.Take an underwater snorkel tour of the bay and nearby Sea of Cortez, or go diving off the Chileno reef or Cabo Pulmo Marine Park.There are charter boats for sports fishing in the world’s marlin capital, or more gentle cruising in a glass-bottom boat on the bay at sunset. For youngsters, what could be better than a cruise aboard a pirate buccaneer’s cruise, me hearties.More
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Lover's Beach (Playa del Amor)

Lover's Beach (Playa del Amor)

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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
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Pelican Rock

Pelican Rock

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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
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Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa María)

Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa María)

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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
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Medano Beach (Playa Médano)

Medano Beach (Playa Médano)

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The water may be wild elsewhere, but at Medano Beach - or Playa Médano - there’s miles of safe, calm swimming and beach fun for all the family.Los Cabo’s most popular beach is a long, long stretch of beach towels, sun umbrellas, beach volleyball, pleasure boats and beach bars. Resorts and high-rise apartment buildings line the sands, offering beachfront restaurants and bars.Beach vendors stroll the sands selling everything from sombreros to jewelry, and when the sun goes down the beach turns into Los Cabo’s nightlife hub.More
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Pedregal de Cabo San Lucas

Pedregal de Cabo San Lucas

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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
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Chileno Beach (Playa Chileno)

Chileno Beach (Playa Chileno)

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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
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Balandra Beach (Playa Balandra)

Balandra Beach (Playa Balandra)

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The untouched shores of Balandra Beach are some of La Paz’s most beautiful. With calm waters sheltered from the Gulf of California and a shallow sandbar stretching from one side of the bay to the other, it’s the perfect beach for swimming and wading. It’s also part of the national marine park and one of La Paz’s last undeveloped beaches.More

Trip ideas

How to Spend 1 Day in Cabo San Lucas

How to Spend 1 Day in Cabo San Lucas

Top activities in Los Cabos

Los Cabos Luxury Sailing, Snorkel and Lunch Cruise
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Los Cabos Shuttle Airport Roundtrip Transfers
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Camel Outback Adventure and Eco Farm from Los Cabos
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Outdoor Ziplining and UTV Adventure from Los Cabos
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Sunset Dinner Cruise in Cabo San Lucas
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EcoCat Sunset Catamaran Cruise

EcoCat Sunset Catamaran Cruise

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Cabo San Lucas: Private Boat Tour, Snorkel, SUP, and Fun Water Mat
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Your Own Private Luxury Yacht Experience in Cabo
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Los Cabos Arch and Playa del Amor Tour by Glass Bottom Kayak
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Park Pass

Park Pass

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Sunset Cruise from Cabo San Lucas

Sunset Cruise from Cabo San Lucas

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Los Cabos Reef Snorkeling Cruise

Los Cabos Reef Snorkeling Cruise

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Recent reviews from experiences in Los Cabos

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Beautiful views, excellent crew
Wyatt_H, Jul 2020
Jazz and Wine Sunset Cruise in Los Cabos
The boat was nice, a lot of room to roam to see different views.
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Marriage Proposal
Relaxing66, Mar 2020
Luxury Private Boat, Cabo Bay, Land's End Arch, Swim or Snorkel its your time!
We recently took a trip out to see the sights around Los Cabos and of course the Whales too Our Captain was Manuel, he was great, very welcoming from the start.
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We took a cruise to the Mexican...
Bob, Jan 2018
Los Cabos Snorkeling Tour to Chileno Bay and Santa Maria Cove
Sergio also told our kids exactly where to snorkel to see the best sights on the coral.
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The Los Cabos Combo Tour was very...
uliegarcia, Jun 2018
Small Group or Private Tour of Los Cabos
Anyone going to Cabo for the first time to see the arch I definitely recommend this specific tour.
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Fantastic tour - one of the best ones...
Cat, Nov 2014
La Paz Whale Shark Snorkeling Tour and Lunch From Los Cabos
It took some searching for the whale sharks since it's early on in the season and there are fewer around, but we were able to see 4 of them and swim alongside them (no touching!
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This turned out to be one of the more...
JEFFREY F N, Feb 2008
Los Cabos Deluxe Shopping and City Tour
The guide, who spoke flawless English, was extremely informative and helpful.

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