Explore Todos Santos
Besides the significant locales of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, Todos Santos is a location you don't want to miss. This surf town combines colonial architecture, art galleries, coastal cuisine, surf breaks, and boutique hotels all in one fantastic place.
A lot of the older buildings have gone through restoration, so you'll have plenty of places to explore. There's also plenty of shops and galleries in Todos Santos to make a lengthy art walk out of so that you get the chance to enjoy everything. For a little bit of extra nostalgia, there's even a Hotel California, though it's not the inspiration behind the Eagles' classic.
Go on an Off-Road Adventure
If ATVs, buggies, or motorcycle rides catch your interest, there's no shortage of adventure tours throughout Los Cabos. You can pick up an off-road option or even explore the region's desert areas. For those who don't want to take the same well-worn path as those before them, these tours are a great way to find trails on your own.
There's also no shortage of racing options, letting you try it Baja style in all manner of off-road vehicles. Want to try out a high-performance go-kart or venture in a Hummer? Yup, you can do it in Los Cabos.
Kayak to El Arco
Los Cabos doesn't just have a plethora of activities to do on land— there are lots to explore on and under the water, too! El Arco is one of Los Cabos's landmarks. Resting along the line between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, this rock formation is a sight to behold.
However, if you merely boat by, you won't get to enjoy El Arco in all its splendor. Passenger boats can't maneuver through the tight space, so if you want to get in close and explore the cove, you'll need to kayak in. You can easily find plenty of tours for this, and many also offer snorkeling in the package for a comprehensive water experience!
Enjoy the Music
For those who enjoy a little party during their vacation, Cabo San Lucas is probably your best bet. There's no shortage of bars, cantinas, and nightclubs in this area which will let you keep the celebration going all day long. You can also indulge in music throughout the daylight hours at the Playa Médano.
Want to explore the nightlife but don't want anything too rowdy on your schedule? Then slide out of Cabo San Lucas and into San Jose del Cabo. You'll be able to find a brewery, sports bar, or music venue in no time. Depending on your resort of choice, you may also be in for live performances as well.
Take a Hike
Want to see the view from the highest elevation point in all of Baja California? Then gather up your hiking gear and trek through the Sierra de La Laguna Dry Forest for a spectacular sight. Experienced hikers and climbers will have an excellent journey on this path.
For those with a little less experience when it comes to hiking, Sierra de La Laguna also offers a variety of guided tours for all ages and ability levels. No matter if you've never hiked before or you've been around before, you'll find an exploration of Los Cabos suited to you.
Dive into the Sea of Cortez
As a peninsula, Los Cabos has plenty of oceans to choose from when it comes to your water activities. If you only plan on one snorkeling experience, though, the Sea of Cortez is where you want to go. You can find thousands of unique species under is waters, giving this location the nickname the "Aquarium of the World."
No matter when you take your trip, the Sea of Cortez stays gentle for most of the year, making it snorkel accessible at any time. If the idea of submerging yourself in cold water, you'll want to dip under the water from June through December. Santa Maria, Chileno Bay, and Cabo Pulmo all offer opportunities to dive on your own, and you also have guided tour options to consider.
Fish Your Days Away
The vast amounts of species in the oceans around Los Cabos also have an extra activity attached to them: fishing. With the rich waters at your disposal, settling down on the seas and tossing out a line can bring incredible catches, such as:
And that's to start! Plenty more catches rest in Los Cabos's waters, and the draw of fishers from around the world more than prove it. For the competitive sort, consider dropping in on a fishing contest. The Bisbee Black & Blue competition is easily one of the most notable, with millions up for grabs in prizes.
Test Out Your Drive
Besides the great resorts and beaches, you can also spend your time in Los Cabos on the golf range. In fact, you can easily spend your time on any of the numerous gold ranges the area had to offer without any shortage of games to play.
Among the available courses are some of the best in the world, so you know you're in for a treat. If golfing sounds like an excellent way to spend your vacation then you don't want to miss your opportunity to play a few rounds at Cabo del Sol Gold or any of the available Los Cabos Palmilla Golf Courses.
Explore Sierra de la Laguna
We mentioned this location when talking about hiking, but that's not all Sierra de la Laguna has to offer. While Los Cabos does have desert ground, this area gives a lush oasis that will be sure to suck you in. You can find waterfalls, natural waterslides, beautiful trees, cold granite pools, and even hot springs within its biosphere.
There are even multi-sport tours that allow you to enjoy biking and even swimming through Sierra de la Laguna's different areas. You can also pick from several different length trips, ranging from day tours to long multi-day excursions that truly let you enjoy every bit of culture this area has to offer. These tours are available October through July.
Enjoy the Foods of the Seas
Since you'll be vacationing right on the oceanfront, there's always some fresh-caught seafood ready for your enjoyment. Award-winning chefs take advantage of this at the multitudes of fine-dining restaurants throughout the peninsula. These menus are your chance to try fresh ceviche, lobster, and chocolate clams, so don't miss out!
If the fine-dining scene isn't for you, that doesn't mean you need to miss out. Street vendors also serve seafood. Where better to eat a Baja fish taco in its original homeland? For a serving them on a mini-tortilla, these tacos don't skimp out on the ingredients in the slightest, with the fresh fish easily stealing the show.
Take Off on Horseback
Local ranches are aplenty in Cabo San Lucas, so you can take the opportunity to visit. The well-trained horses know how to handle visitors, and you'll also get the chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area.
While you're visiting, you can also enjoy a horseback ride along the trails or beaches, adding a romantic element to your trip. Never climbed on a horse before? No problem. Many ranches also offer private lessons, and the horses are gentle—suitable for even fresh beginners to ride.
Go on a Bar Crawl
If you're going to be spending your time in Cabo San Lucas, the Amazing Cabo Bar Crawl is one of the best things you can do for your trip. If that sounds silly, it's not; with this bar tour you'll hit up all the major hot spots in a couple of hours, giving you a great idea of the layout and which places you'd like to return to as your trip continues.
You can join the bar crawl in teams of two or four, so it's best to be prepared for a lot of drink if you go with just two. Along the way you'll have a wild ride of completing challenges and solving puzzles, guaranteeing for a memorable adventure.
If your trip is taking place mid-December to mid-April, then you're in luck. Numerous whale species are about in the Sea of Cortez and other surrounding waters. Booking a room with a view near Land's End will likely give you a fantastic look of whales breaching the water.
If getting more up close and personal is on your bucket list, then you'll want to sign up for an organized tour. Heading out on one of these boats will put you in prime position to see whales, and some will even swim right up to the ship!
No matter what vacation means to you, there's plenty to do in Los Cabos. Try some of these suggestions on for size and enjoy your trip!