Best Places to Visit in Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is a vibrant community that lights up Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Here you’ll find a unique blend of cultural delights including mouthwatering meals, gorgeous beaches and wildlife, and amazing activities out on the water. Whether you’re going on a couples’ retreat or vacationing with your growing family, there’s something for everyone in this west-coast town!
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One of Cabo San Lucas’s most fabulous natural features is the 200-foot tall granite landmark known as El Arco. This magnificent pillar of natural stone is more than just a sightseeing attraction; it also has a rich local history. In centuries past, infamous pirate ships would hide in the shadows of El Arco and descend on unsuspecting merchant vessels, seizing their booty. Nowadays, you can visit the area by boat to see the landmark itself as well as marine life like coral and tropical fish!
All inclusive resorts like Breathless Cabo San Lucas, Grand Velas Los Cabos, and Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort offer guests the opportunity to book an excursion that will take them to El Arco. Pricing varies based on your resort.
The amazing beaches
You may have heard of Cabo San Lucas’s most famous beach, Playa del Amor, aka Lover’s Beach. This small stretch of white surf and pristine sand can be found next to El Arco in between beautiful rock formations. It’s best accessed by water taxi and makes for a great spot to sunbathe and snorkel through clear-blue waters. Since it’s situated on the Sea of Cortes, the water is calmer and safe for swimming (note: the Pacific Side, also known as Divorce Beach, has a rough current that’s too dangerous to swim in).
With its secluded location, there aren’t any restaurants in the area. If you plan on spending a few hours at Lover’s Beach, bring some snacks or even a lunch!
Another worthwhile beach spot is Chileno Beach. This laid-back stretch of sand is ideal for sunbathing and relaxing. Since the water here is generally shallow and calm, you’ll also be able to go for a swim or see some colorful sea life while snorkeling.
All inclusive resorts such as Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort, and Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa are less than three miles away from Chileno Beach. It’s open to the public and can be accessed by bus or car. Parking is free and there are also showers and bathrooms for your convenience. Similar to Lover’s Beach, you’ll want to pack water and food if you hope to enjoy a full beach day!
Visit Cabo’s town square and you’ll come across the area’s main church, Iglesia de San Lucas (Church of Saint Luke). This old relic was constructed in 1730 and offers a look at the authentic architecture of the era. It’s an easy walk from the marina and travelers are even welcome to attend a Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon mass.
Once you’ve taken in the majestic Iglesia, you’ll be able to enjoy relaxed shopping and dining opportunities in the quiet market center. This is a fantastic place to support local artisans and pick up souvenirs for friends and family back home!
Numerous species of whales make the Cabo San Lucas shoreline their seasonal home. While you’re visiting the tip of the peninsula, you’ll have a once in a lifetime chance to see these majestic animals in person.
Many tour operators offer whale watching services where you’ll spend either a half-day or full-day out on the beautiful ocean! The best months for viewing are between December and April. If you want to see whale calves following their mothers through the water, try to visit in January and February!
Looking to practice your golf swing? Lovers of the game will find that Cabo San Lucas is home to a number of scenic courses!
Cabo del Sol golf facility offers two courses that are popular with professional and casual players alike. The Ocean Course features 18 holes with seven of them situated along the water where you’ll take in eye-popping views of the Sea of Cortés.
The Desert Course is a blend of land and ocean, creating a picturesque setting as you play through 18 holes. Conveniently, Cabo del Sol is also home to two all inclusive resorts, Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar and Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos. Guests can book their stay at either location for premium luxury and a one-of-a-kind experience.
Quivira Los Cabos mixes land and sea to create breathtaking scenes for players to enjoy. Whether you choose 9 holes or the full 18, your time at this award-winning course will be memorable. If you book your stay at either Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort or Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort, you’ll be able to reserve a tee time at Quivira Los Cabos to save on green fees.
While these courses are just a few of what Cabo San Lucas has to offer, players will delight in a premium experience they won’t be able to find anywhere.
Wild Canyon Adventures
The town of Cabo San Lucas offers numerous opportunities to lie around on the beach for a relaxing, low-key experience. However, if you need an adrenaline rush or just an exciting change of pace, visit Wild Canyon Adventures! Park entry is $15 and guests can mix up their vacation with unique activities that will be talked about for days.
Get your adrenaline going on the largest zip line tour in all of Cabo San Lucas. Rates start at $110 and include professional equipment, training, water, qualified guides, free roundtrip transportation, and a locker for your belongings.
For the same price and features, rent an ATV and go off-roading through the area’s stunning backcountry landscape. The park even offers a bungee jumping experience available to any daredevils out there (also the same price and features). Other tours like sailing, horseback riding, camel rides, and more add to the excitement that visitors of all ages will enjoy!
Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park
Would you like to learn more about the mysterious and magical world under the surface of the Pacific Ocean? Look no further than Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park! Located on the eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula, you’ll take a short bus ride from Cabo for a fun day trip witnessing the park’s beautiful beaches, vegetation, and coral reef.
There are numerous opportunities here to learn about and appreciate the delicate ecosystem of undersea life. You can also take spectacular photos of the nearby desert and distant mountains!
Now that you know about some of the exciting attractions in the Cabo San Lucas area, are you ready to book your next vacation?
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