15 Best Things To Do In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - Updated 2021

things to do in cabo san lucas mexico

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is a great playground for tourists seeking both adventure and rest and relaxation. Settled in the southernmost Baja California peninsula, this resort city offers a ton of fun things to do. Party scenes take place almost everywhere. Tourists flock to the shores of Playa El Medano. Breathtaking sites of Playa del Amor and El Arco are timeless. Surviving Hurricane Odile in 2014 and constantly visited by the Pacific storms, Cabo San Lucas has proven it can stand the test of time. From wildlife sightings to horseback riding to strolling along the city streets, we give you the rundown of the 15 best things to do in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

1. Fall in love with the Pacific Ocean through this clear boat tour (from USD 44.0)

If you are a big lover of the sea, you will surely be excited about this Cabo San Lucas tour package. It is an exciting escapade that will make guests ride a transparent boat while sailing through the Pacific Ocean. The views of the ocean and its marine life will surely take your breath away. Some of the gorgeous points of interest that are included in this tour’s itinerary are Divorce Beach, Love Beach, Pelican’s Rock, Scobby Doo’s Stone, and more. At the end of this hour-long journey, guests may enjoy exploring more of the marina or go on a food trip and shopping spree.

Cabo San Lucas only Clear Boat Tour

Duration: 1 hour

25 reviews

2. Go for a horseback riding adventure on Migriño Beach (from USD 98.0)

Migriño Beach or Playa Migriño is one of the many beaches in Cabo San Lucas. Here, you can spend hours basking in the warmth of the sun or taking a refreshing swim in the sea. Imagine building sandcastles with your loved ones or enjoying a glass of martini. Also, this beach is known as an excellent whale-watching paradise. Once you’re done with all the water-related activities, you might be interested in going on a horseback riding adventure. Book this Airbnb tour package and spend three hours taking in the beauty of Migriño Beach with a company of a friendly horse and a tour guide. Roundtrip transport services and drinks are included in the package.

Cabo Horseback Riding on Migriño Beach

Duration: 3 hours

9 reviews

3. Try snorkeling into the Sea of Cortez (from USD 34.0)

Unleash your inner mermaid and make your Cabo San Lucas adventure one for the books by taking up the challenge of diving the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez. This famous diving spot is home to a wide array of marine life, and it is known for its pristine and calm waters. If you are into extreme water adventures, this snorkeling escapade by Airbnb will surely excite you. It is a three-hour-long adventure that includes safety gear and equipment as well as refreshments. You will be hiking for a while until you reach the perfect spot where eels, octopus, and different species of fish are found.

Snorkel the Sea of Cortez

Duration: 3 hours

101 reviews

4. Sandboard the amazing dunes in East Cape (from USD 92.0)

Cabo San Lucas is not only a paradise of breathtaking beaches and watersports opportunities, but it is also a place with land adventures. If you are into sandboarding, join this exciting tour package by Airbnb that takes place in East Cape. Guests of all skill levels are welcome to avail of this tour package as the venue has four different dunes with diverse difficulty levels. The best part? The ocean views add drama to the place, and the sunset on this side of the city is breathtaking. Equipment and drinks are provided for participants.

Sandboard in Cabo

Duration: 3 hours

98 reviews

5. Marvel at the beautiful sunset of the Pacific Ocean (from USD 78.0)

Are you a sucker for picture-perfect sunsets? Who isn’t, right? If you are into sunset-viewing and hiking, this Pacific sunset hike will surely pique your interest. This scenic expedition will take place in Tropic of Cancer. Participants will be picked up from their locations and driven to a quaint Jesuit village in Baja Peninsula. It is a six-hour tour that will take you to Jesuit Mission of the Pueblo Magico Todos Santos and Hotel California. You will also get to check out an organic farm. The trip ends with a magical sunset view of the Pacific Ocean.

Pacific Sunset Hike

Duration: 6 hours

52 reviews

6. Admire the distinctive rock formation of El Arco

El Arco
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The iconic El Arco (Land’s End) is one of Cabo San Lucas’ most picture-perfect attractions. Nestled along the Gulf of California where it meets the Pacific Ocean, this distinctive natural limestone in the form of an arch seamlessly straddles by the bay. The Gulf of California is one of the most biologically diverse waters in the world. There is no other way for tourists to experience its vastness and diversity than by diving into them. Apart from the underwater species, you will get to see lions hanging out on the rocks. Now, isn’t that amazing?

El Arco de Cabo San Lucas

Address: Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

7. Indulge in nerve-wracking activities at Wild Canyon

Located in the third fork of El Tule Canyon, Wild Canyon is home to Cabo San Lucas’ craziest and most nerve-wracking activities. Off-the-road ATV adventure, night zip line, gondola bungee jump—if you are seeking fully loaded action, you can do pretty much all of the death-defying activities here. Have you tried crossing a suspended bridge on board an ATV? Well, Wild Canyon has it for you. A lot of Wild Canyon tours can accommodate you so be sure to check them out.

Wild Canyon

Address: Cabo Real, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Opening hours: 8:45am - 6pm (daily)

8. Look for unique souvenirs at Arte de Origen

Arte de Origen is the right place to find your local souvenirs to bring home. All products here are handmade and unique, ranging from carpets, sculptures, and boxes to furniture. These are particularly inspired by various Latin-American and Mexican cultures.

Arte de Origen

Address: Calle Madero, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Opening hours: 9:30am - 9:30pm (daily)

9. Experience the most vibrant nightlife at Playa El Medano

El Médano
Source: Photo by user X3m used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Experience the most vibrant nightlife in Cabo San Lucas’ main beach area—Playa El Medano (Medano Beach). It is busy all year round but March sees its peak as people flock here for the spring break. Extending up to 3.2 kilometers (2 miles), restaurants, bars, hotels, and souvenir shops sit across the Playa El Medano shores. The beach, however, is not just popular due to parties, as water sports activities abound everywhere.

Playa El Medano

Address: El Medano Ejidal, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

10. Play a round of golf at Quivira Golf Club

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At only five years old, Quivira Gold Club has become one of the world’s most renowned gold courses. Located on a secluded island facing the Pacific Ocean, this golf course is stunning in most parts of the day. Quivira Golf Club is exclusive to guests and residents of Pueblo Bonito Resorts. Nevertheless, just request a tee time via their website below if you want to try this world-class waterfront golf club.

Quivira Golf Club

Address: Via de Lerry, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Website: Quivira Golf Club

Opening hours: 6am to 11:45pm (daily)

Price: From 4087 MXN (227 USD)

11. Sign up for a fishing tour with Blue Sky Cabo

Private Yacht
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Blue Sky Cabo offers various fishing charters according to yachts to use and time to spend. You have four yachts to choose from: the Intrepid Express, Luhrs, Riviera, and Beltram. The latter is for those that have deep pockets, starting at 37805 MXN (2100 USD) for 5 hours.

Blue Sky Cabo

Address: Slip F12 Lote A-18 de la Darsena B.C.S. Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur

Website: Blue Sky Cabo

Price: From 10802 MXN (600 USD)

12. Enjoy the sand and sun at Playa Chileno

enjoy the sand and sun at playa chileno

Playa Chileno, or Chileno Beach, is the go-to place for tourists to avoid the crowd in Medano Beach. Off the radar to party-goers, this cream-colored sandy beach still has a few bars and restaurants to chill out at. Chileno is a good spot to snorkel so you will still see quite a number of tourists and locals coming in.

Playa Chileno

Address: 23410 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

13. Get your dose of vitamin sea at Playa del Amor

Playa del amor, Cabos San Lucas
Source: Photo by user Karen Blaha used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Settled near the Land’s End rock formations, Playa del Amor, or Lover’s Beach, is one of Cabo San Lucas’ famous beaches. Sunbathing is the perfect form of relaxation here. Its long stretch of shoreline facing the sunset makes it a romantic destination for couples.

Playa del Amor

Address: Playa del Amor, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

14. Join a whale-watching tour on Magdalena Bay

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Whale watching is one of the most worthwhile things to do when in Cabo San Lucas. Tour agencies usually bring tourists off the shores of Magdalena Bay to see enormous whales abound. This is activity is family friendly and does not harm these sea creatures at all.

Magdalena Bay Whale-Watching Tour

Website: Magdalena Bay Whale Watching Tour

Price: From 1062 MXN (59 USD)

15. Explore Cabo San Lucas with a sunset cruise (from USD 60.0)

Cabo San Lucas has one of the most stunning sites to observe the sunset. La Prinsesa Sailing Catamaran offers sunset cruises navigating the seas between Cortez and El Arco for two hours until the sun’s waning light comes to a close.

Cabo San Lucas Sunset Cruise with Open Bar and Snacks

Duration: 2 hours

183 reviews

Adrenaline meets relaxation

Cabo San Lucas is indeed home not only to beaches but to adventures as well. It is a great place where adrenaline meets relaxation. These things are just some of the best in town, so be sure to check out more to make the most out of Cabo.

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