09 Feb 5 fun and exciting things to do in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is among Mexico’s most vibrant resort destinations. Boasting a desert climate, the sun shines between 300 to 350 days per year – excellent news for those who fear having their vacation ruined by nonstop rain.
While soaking up vitamin D on a sun lounger is surely among your top priorities, also know there are plenty of things to see and do in Cabo. Let’s discuss several possibilities below…
1) Take a tour to Land’s End (El Arco de Cabo San Lucas)
Easily the most significant natural attraction in Cabo, Land’s End is an awe-inspiring sea stack which shouldn’t be missed by anybody visiting this part of Mexico. There are two main ways to experience this wonder: if you are budget conscious, a water taxi can be hired for about $10 USD round trip; if you are willing to spend a bit more, we recommend going on a glass-bottomed boat tour.
The water taxi will drop you at Lovers Beach and will return to fetch you at a later time, while the latter choice gives you the opportunity to view beautiful tropical fish without getting in the water (ideal for those who don’t know how to swim), provides illuminating commentary, and often comes with a delicious meal.
2) Spend a day at Chileno Beach
Located in the heart of Cabo, the sands of Playa El Médano are rife with party hearty folk throughout the year. If this makes you cringe, know there are more sedate beaches in the region than this one.
Chileno Beach is such a place – located 18 kilometres away from the maddening crowds of Cabo San Lucas, its waters are defined by varying shades of blue. You can choose to admire its beauty from the shade of your own palapa, or don a snorkel and mask and check out the colourful reefs which lie just offshore – the choice is yours.
While it was once deserted, some of the trendiest vacation rentals in Cabo San Lucas can now be found here. It may not be secluded any longer, but the atmosphere here is still far more serene than what you’ll find in town.
3) Go on a diving expedition
Situated close to where the waters of the Sea of Cortez meet the Pacific Ocean, Cabo San Lucas is a great base for divers. With plenty of reefs teeming with life, you’ll have plenty of chances to see significant marine life.
Sea lions, white tip sharks, octopi, and moray eels are just a few of the creatures you may encounter beneath the waves in Cabo. Don’t have your SCUBA certification? Numerous diving outfits offer courses to give you the training you’ll need to go diving here and around the world, so go ahead and sign up – when was the last time you’ll learned something on vacation anyway?
4) Ride the beaches and desert of Baja on an ATV
Puerto Vallarta has mountains and jungles. The Yucatan Peninsula has Mayan ruins and cenotes. The Baja Peninsula is known for its deserts and deserted beaches.
Get in touch with these landscapes on an ATV tour. Exhilarating and fun to drive, these toys will give you the adrenaline rush of your life. With plenty of sand dunes and dried up river beds to tear up, you’ll enjoy pushing these machines to their limit.
5) Party until the break of dawn
Cabo has a well-deserved reputation for being a party town, so be sure to hit up its bars and clubs at least a couple times during your stay.
From the chilled out vibe Tanga Tanga offers to the uninhibited dance parties which put El Squid Roe on the map, there’s a nightspot in this town that will help you enjoy life to the fullest.
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