10 Best Non-Touristy Things To Do In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - Updated 2021

non touristy things to do in cabo san lucas

Cabo San Lucas is a Mexican destination with a combination of perfect weather and spectacular scenery. This resort city is located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. It started as a fishing village. It is renowned for its white beaches, waters ranging in temperament, water-based activities such as parasailing and snorkeling, scuba diving locations, nightlife where conga lines are formed and waiters pour tequila down dancers’ throats, balnearios and marine life. It is no wonder Cabo has been rated one of Mexico’s top five tourist destinations. The town is served by Los Cabos International Airport, the port for cruise ships and local taxis. However, the town also offers some not-so-crowded tourist activities to indulge in. Read on to know more about the non-touristy things to do in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

1. Wallow in Mediterranean cuisine at Sunset Monalisa

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Posted by Sunset Monalisa Restaurant on Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Dine at this restaurant that not only serves scrumptious Mediterranean cuisine but also offers spectacular views of the famous Arch at Land’s End. It is carved into a cliff overlooking the Bay of Cabo San Lucas. You can choose to dine either at the indoor palapa or terrace. The chef is known for his spontaneous dishes as he continuously changes his menu creating innovative and creative dishes by way of using hand-picked and fresh local ingredients. What more can one want than delicious food and amazing sunset views!

Sunset Monalisa

Address: Transpeninsular Highway Km 5.5, Neighborhood Misiones del Cabo, 23455 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, México.

Website: Sunset Monalisa

Opening hours: 4:30pm - 10pm (daily)

Price: 301 - 600 MXN (16 - 32 USD)

2. Pump your adrenaline while flyboarding on Puerto Los Cabos Marina

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Puerto Los Cabos Marina is located on a pristine stretch of coastline along the Sea of Cortez. Experience the thrill of hydroflying, an activity suitable for all ages and abilities. A trainer will give you professional hydroflight lessons where you will be taken step by step and learn how to use a flyboard and surf the sky. This is definitely a thrilling experience that will be worth it.

Flyboarding on Puerto Los Cabos Marina

Address: Paseo de los Pescadores, Puerto Los Cabos, San José del Cabo, 23403 Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico

Website: Flyboarding on Puerto Los Cabos Marina

Opening hours: 9am - 4pm

Price: 199 USD onwards

3. Enjoy art and wine at Los Cabos Winery

Posted by Los Cabos Winery on Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Los Cabos Winery is a highly rated restaurant and jazz bar. Its specialties are fillet of beef, fresh local lobster, local seafood and incredible pasta dishes. It also showcases wines imported from Argentina, Chile and local wines from Mexico that are very exclusive and very limited. Enjoy a quiet and romantic dinner here with smooth, live jazz music playing in the background.

Los Cabos Winery

Address: Corner of Lazaro Cardenas, Calle Miguel Hidalgo &, 23470 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

Website: Los Cabos Winery

Opening hours: 6pm - 11pm (closed on Sunday)

Price: 151 - 300 MXN (8 - 16 USD)

4. Try your hand at Casa de Colores School of Traditional Mexican Cooking

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Posted by Foodie Engineer on Sunday, 12 August 2018

We all like to sharpen our culinary skills by learning to cook something new. Donna Somerlott has lived, traveled and cooked in Mexico for over 35 years thus is very experienced in Mexican cuisine. Come and have a fantastic and fun experience learning how to make some classic Mexican comfort foods using authentic Mexican ingredients at her colorful residence where the classes occur. You can either take private classes or be part of a small group to ensure a personalized experience.

Casa de Colores School of Traditional Mexican Cooking

Address: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Website: Casa de Colores School of Traditional Mexican Cooking

5. Enjoy captivating views during a 60-minute parasailing adventure (from USD 69.0)

Clear skies, warm temperatures, breeze, and trained guides guarantee a safe and exciting parasailing adventure as you take in panoramic views of Cabo San Lucas Bay, Land’s End and Medano Beach. Depending on wind and water conditions, you will soar up to about 600 feet (183 meters) and feel like a bird while at it. The departure point is at Cabo Expeditions and you can choose to do it alone or with a partner. Plan a trip here and enjoy this extraordinary experience.

Parasailing Adventure in Los Cabos

Duration: 1 hour

3 reviews

6. Feel like a vintner at Grand Solmar

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Visit Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa and get to learn about the rich history of wine and a basic introduction to winemaking and tasting with an experienced sommelier. During this three-hour experience, Grand Solmar’s sommelier walks participants through the process of wine elaboration and you can indulge in pressing wine grapes barefoot and learn about the wine racking and aging process. This one-of-a-kind experience is available for individuals, couples, small groups, basically anyone who wants to experience the complete winemaking process from grape to bottle. Additionally, a selection of six wines will be presented for tasting and paired with hor d’oeuvres.

Grand Solmar

Address: Av Solmar 1, Centro, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

Website: Grand Solmar

7. Experience marine life through scuba diving

Under the guidance of professional and friendly staff, get to experience the premier scuba diving operation in Cabo San Lucas. Daily scuba diving tours are available as well as lessons for beginners and advanced divers looking for more challenging dives. Depending on where you go, you will get to see dramatic rock formations, wall dives, Sandfalls, Sea lion Colony, beautiful coral, different types of rays, underwater pinnacles and large schools of fish. The most specialized dive site is at Gordo Banks and it features schooling hammerhead sharks. La Paz offers the unique opportunity to swim with whale sharks. Definitely an experience worth undertaking and do not forget to capture amazing photos of the marine life.

Dive Cabo

Address: Blvd. Marina, Lote 9 y 10 Hotel Tesoro, Local A14, Centro, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

Website: Dive Cabo

Opening hours: 7.30am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 85 USD (diving tour price per diver)

8. Ride on a pirate ship to watch whales (from USD 74.0)

How cool is it to be on board a pirate ship? Head out from Cabo San Lucas on a three-hour tour whale-watching from the Buccaneer Queen pirate ship across the waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. As you take in the amazing scenery, be on the lookout for humpback and gray whales. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and an open bar while at it and listen to the commentary on the behaviors and other characteristics of the animals. Such a fun and enlightening way to spend your time.

Los Cabos Whale Watching Pirate Ship Cruise with Breakfast

Duration: 2 hours

7 reviews

9. Enjoy live entertainment at El Squid Roe

Posted by El Squid Roe on Wednesday, 8 November 2017

To all the party lovers, this is the place to be. Visit this night club that comprises of three floors with five full bars, a clothing store, a full kitchen, and private VIP areas. The atmosphere is electric with an MC guiding the crowd all night. Bump to the beats as you have an enjoyable night creating memories worth remembering if at all you will remember the next day. One is even allowed to go wild and dance on top of tables. The club attracts a lot of artists who hold live performances here. Definitely, the right place to be in when you want to let loose.

El Squid Roe

Address: Lázaro Cárdenas, Downtown, Centro, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

Website: El Squid Roe

Opening hours: 10am - 4am (daily)

Price:151 - 300 MXN (8 - 16 USD)

10. Dance your heart out to some salsa (from USD 100.0)

Learn how to make traditional salsa recipes and some salsa moves from qualified instructors on this three-hour tour. The tour starts at Sunset Monalisa through the beautiful Villa Serena Restaurant & Bar at 5 pm every Wednesday and Friday. Treat yourself to all you can. Drink margaritas and indulge in delicious snacks such as quesadillas, taquitos, and chips. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Transform into a Mexican through learning salsa and making some of their lip-smacking foods.

Salsa & Salsa

Duration: 3 hours

Explore Cabo San Lucas in the not so conventional ways

For those who like exploring the hidden parts of a place, these are the activities for you. From feeling the adrenaline rush through flyboarding and parasailing to dancing your heart out to catchy salsa tunes, you will definitely enjoy your trip. Book your next ticket and go enjoy some of these non-touristy things to do in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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