Mexico is a popular tourist destination because it's so close to the United States and Canada, and the weather is great all year long. Out of all the places to choose from, Cabo San Lucas is one of the best places you can go in the country. We know you'll want to make the most of your time while you're there and see as much of the area as possible, so we've come up with a top ten list of things to do while you're in Cabo San Lucas.
What Is Cabo San Lucas?
Cabo San Lucas is a tropical paradise in Mexico that attracts tons of tourists every year for its beautiful beaches and vacation atmosphere. It's not only beaches, though! It's also mountains and deserts all in one location, providing an array of things to see and do. There are plenty of other reasons that Cabo San Lucas is a fantastic place to visit. It has low rates of crime and poverty compared to other destinations in Mexico. It is also a relatively short flight. Plus, the weather is amazing almost every single day.
Ten Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas
1. Playa Del Amor
Playa Del Amor is the perfect place to take a spouse or significant other for a romantic day on the beach. The name even means "The Beach of Love". It's easy to find right by the Land's End rock formation. You can get there by ferry from the nearby shore. Once there, it's a great place to relax and awe at the sights. Be warned that the currents can get dangerously strong on the Pacific side of the beach. Spend the entire relaxing day there. It is popular, so go early in the morning or late at night when other people won't be there. Luckily, the location is always open to the public, so it's free!
2. Play Golf
Golf is a popular pastime in the area, so you have a variety of places to play! Enjoy the stunning palm trees and beaches around you while you make your way through eighteen holes. Remember to prepare for warm weather, so dress appropriately and bring the sunscreen. Most facilities offer clubs for people who didn't bring their and food and drinks for sale. The weather is usually nice, and the scenery can't be beat. They label the golf courses as private, semi-private, or public, so make sure you go to one you can enjoy. Some of the most popular spots to golf include:
3. Swim with the Dolphins
Dolphins are some of the most intelligent animals on our planet. They are also one of the most attractive and majestic creatures. Luckily, you can swim with dolphins in several locations in the area! You may even get to feed the dolphins and watch them interact with each other. The dolphins live in a comfortable, confined location that guarantees plenty of interaction during your visit, and the dolphins are trained to swim safely around humans. Informed guides help you learn about the animals throughout the process. This activity usually lasts about an hour or two. This opportunity can fill up fast so sign up in advance. Remember to be respectful of the animals!
4. El Arco
One of the most popular spots on our list is El Arco, a picturesque part of the Land's End rock formation. This natural formation has developed a gorgeous shape that resembles an arch (hence the name). Waves regularly hit the arch, creating an amazing scenery. This is a common photo op spot for people to pose with the once in a lifetime backdrop. You must be in a boat to get the best view, and there are many tours and day trips that take a trip to this location. Whatever you do, don't forget to bring the camera. Also, try to visit Play Del Armor while you're in El Arco; it's right next door!
5. Whale Watching
The beautiful beaches house a wide variety of marine life, but the largest of the waters is the whale. The Pacific Ocean in this area houses many types of whales. Experts will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about every species, and you can stand in awe at their size when you see them in their natural habitat. You may even get to hear the whales "singing" to each other. The most popular whale to find on a trip is the Humpback Whale. With any luck, you can see its unique body come out of the water and produce a mighty splash. While beautiful, these creatures are dangerous because of their size. Tour guides know exactly how far away to stay from the creatures to get a great view while still staying safe. If you get sea sick easily, sign up for a tour in the morning when the boats haven't stirred the water yet. Most tours will take about 2.5 hours, so you can schedule something for later in the day, too.
6. Go Under the Sea
If you think the beaches are beautiful, just wait until you see the wonders that live underneath the crystal blue waters while scuba diving. You'll find fish of every color as well as a variety of other marine life amongst beautiful corals. Instructors are available to lead tours of groups of every experience level. The more experienced you are, the deeper into the water you can go. As the water gets deeper, you can see wonders you wouldn't be able to see at shallower levels. If you don't want to go that far underneath the water, you can always snorkel. With a snorkel, you don't even have to use equipment to help you breathe, but you can still get a clear view. You can even find boats with clear floors so you can look without even getting wet.
Cabo San Lucas is a fisherman's dream because of the abundance of different fish. You can catch a trophy fish such are Marlin, Billfish, and Tuna, You can catch smaller species if you choose, too. Take a boat out into the deep waters, or find a nice fishing spot against the coast. Be sure to research the fishing laws if you plan to catch anything exotic. Anyone of any experience can learn how to fish in this amazing environment, but there are multiple popular tournaments in the area for the professionals. You may even take fish back with you to eat. It's best to go fishing in the early morning before a lot of boats scare them all away. However, you may continue fishing throughout the day if the lines are biting.
Beaches in Cabo San Lucas are perfect for surfing. Ride the waves and get a killer tan at the same time. This is a great opportunity to learn something new while you're in the area if you've never surfed before. Advanced surfers will already know how popular the waves in the area are. Most surfing lessons will take about three hours. If you're surfing independently, you can ride the waves for as long as you'd like.
9. Spa Day
You're on vacation, so it's time for some pampering, right? Book a day at the spa! The smell of the ocean air and the warmth of the beautiful weather will help keep you relaxed while you enjoy a day of relaxation and beauty. There is an infinite number of spas in the area you can choose from, including a few award-winning locations. It's a great way to spend the morning with the girls, and you'll feel better throughout the entire day. Guys can also enjoy massages and other spa treatments, too. Look for unique options that can help you look younger and gain energy.
You can't go to Cabo San Lucas without enjoying the amazing food that's available to you. The Mexican food will be some of the freshest available, especially if you want seafood. Tacos, burritos, and chile relleno is just the start! You'll find new menu items and flavor combinations you won't find in restaurants back home. The restaurants range from small stands on the corner to luxury fine dining, depending on your budget. Instead of going for an all-inclusive option at your hotel, explore and find the many amazing food spots scattered throughout the area. You'll experience more that way. This is the best time to bond with the family over your new and exciting experiences.
Cabo San Lucas is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and we hope this article has shed a little light on 10 fun and exciting things you can do while you're in this part of Mexico. You're sure to have a fantastic time while you're there, whether you're alone or with friends, family, or a special someone, especially now that you know the amazing things you can do while you're there!