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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


Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)

Nature has carved some amazing formations at Los Cabos, and El Arco is perhaps the most famous. A signature icon of Los Cabos, the limestone arch carved by time, tide and wind runs down to the water’s edge and into the sea. From a distance the formation looks for all the world like a dragon, and up close the arch frames sky, sea and sand for picture-perfect photos. Take a cruise by day or sunset for views of El Arco from the water, and look out for sea lions basking on the shore.More

Cabo San Lucas

Love it, hate it—or can’t remember it—there’s no denying that Cabo San Lucas is a town that’s fueled by fun. Partygoers flock to the oceanfront beach bars and resorts all lining the strip, and carry the party deep into the night at the thumping downtown discotecs. Anglers spend the day slathering on sunscreen and listening for zinging reels, as they troll the waters for trophy fish that leap from the cobalt sea. On the outskirts of town, surfers race across peeling waves from Zippers to Todos Santos, and snorkelers explore the rocky reefs of Playa Santa Maria. At Land’s End—where the 1,100 long Baja Peninsula finally submits to the sea—stand on the sands of “Lover’s Beach,” where jagged rocks embrace a cove that’s completely hidden from view. Watch as sea lions splash on the rocks and tour boats cruise the “tip,” and head back towards town for an afternoon meal of seafood served on the sand.More

Bay of Cabo San Lucas

The Bahia de 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

Lover's Beach (Playa del Amor)

Playa del Amor - or Lover's Beach - is a true hidden gem, nestled amongst the craggy rocks of Land’s End. Reached only by boat, this perfect crescent of sand is surrounded by rocky outcrops, including views of El Arco. The secluded location is a romantic destination for a day by the sea, the lovely stretch of sand extending across the Land’s End peninsula from the Sea of Cortes to the Pacific Ocean. The water here is dangerous, so take care if you go for a swim or snorkel, and only enter the water on the Sea of Cortes side of the beach.More

Pelican Rock

Even though this spot is named for the pelicans that clumsily land on the rocks, it’s the animals and action beneath the water that warrant all the attention. Here, at this protected swimming spot by “Lover’s Beach” and the famous rocks of “El Arco,” snorkelers, swimmers, scuba divers, and cliff jumpers all play together in the tropical sun outside of Cabo San Lucas. The rock is popular with Los Cabos snorkeling tours, and snorkelers have the chance to see frogfish, goatfish, lobsters, nudibranchs and even some white tipped sharks. Strap on a tank and head 60 feet down to find schools of silvery jacks, or climb up 15 feet up the side of the rock before splashing in the waters below. A small, protected section of shoreline is exclusively reserved for swimming, and colonies of sea lions bark and lounge on the craggy rocks offshore.More

Cabo San Lucas Cruise Port

Cabo San Lucas finds itself on all cruise lines, making their way along the Mexican Rivera and Sea of Cortez. It has also garnered a reputation for being an American ex-pat party hot spot. This is THE place to do your duty-free shopping and pick up vacation trinkets and souvenirs. Outside of downtown’s party atmosphere, Los Cabos offers tranquil scenery and exotic adventure opportunities. Downtown Cabo is a pleasant ten-minute beachside walk from the marina. The town itself is very walkable, however taxis are readily available by the terminal. Several international car rental agencies have offices in town, if you feel like getting out and exploring beyond the coast. Los Cabos is known as a great locale to get your water sport on! Try the Sailing and snorkeling cruise through the famous rock formations and see some remote beaches. Or, get up close with the abundant and diverse tropical ocean ecosystem in a Two-tank scuba dive.More

Medano Beach (Playa Médano)

The water may be wild elsewhere, but at Medano Beach - or Playa el Medano - 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

Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa María)

Secluded, sandy, sunny, and serene, Santa Maria Beach is one of the nicest beaches in all of Los Cabos. If beachfront bars with thumping music are the Cabo scene you’re hoping for, then it’s best to stay back in Cabo San Lucas within walking distance of the resorts. If, on the other hand, an isolated beach without any resorts is what you had in mind—where snorkeling with schools of colorful fish is just a short swim from the sand—then load up the car, pack some sunscreen, and make the short drive to Santa Maria Beach for a dose of Baja tranquility. This horseshoe shaped bay is a darling of snorkel cruises that ply the Los Cabos coast, but it’s also accessible as a short drive via a well-marked stop off the road. The middle of the week has fewer crowds, and mornings offer better conditions and calmer waters for snorkeling. For what it boasts in beauty, however, it definitely lacks in shade, so consider packing a beach umbrella to provide an escape from the sun.More

Chileno Beach (Playa Chileno)

One of the premier beaches in the Cabo San Lucas area, Chileno Beach offers sun-seekers unrivaled beauty, deep seclusion, and some excellent snorkeling opportunities. Protected by the Chileno Bay, the waters here are calm, warm, and clear, and the reefs that lie just offshore act as home to an abundance of sea-life. It’s no wonder that Chileno beach is one of Cabo’s most celebrated treasures, as a visit to the beach here is close to what you get in the rich Caribbean. Chileno beach is a popular stop for those looking to do a bit of underwater exploration or to laze on the sunny shores of this secluded escape. Still, there are few accommodations to be found here (bathrooms aside), so if you’re planning on making the trek to Chileno Beach yourself, it’s best to bring your food and snorkel gear yourself, unless you’ve planned to take a tour of the area.More

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How to Spend 1 Day in Cabo San Lucas

How to Spend 1 Day in Cabo San Lucas

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Camel Outback Adventure and Eco Farm from Los Cabos

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Los Cabos Private Mini-van Round-Trip Transfer

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Recent reviews from experiences in Los Cabos

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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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.
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.
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.
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!
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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