Los Cabos Vacation Activities
There are an abundance of daily activities and entertainment at the resort. However, if you would like to venture out and explore all that Cabo San Lucas has to offer, here is an overview of what activities and entertainment are available. Whether you’re staying nearby the resort, or exploring Baja, you’re sure to have a great time!
Los Cabos has some of Mexico's finest beaches including; Arco at Land's End and Cabo San Lucas. Some of the beaches have world-class surf, while others are calm, with a multitude of colorful tropical fish.
All 17 Los Cabos beaches are open to the public and accessible. Some are crowded with resorts and commercial activities, but many beaches are more isolated, and can be wonderful for beach combing.
It's easy to rent high-powered Jet Skis, Sea Doos or peaceful kayaks. The bay in front of Villa del Palmar is alive with watercraft, sea kayaks, catamarans and parasailors.
Cabo scuba diving and snorkeling adventures take advantage of coral reefs, shipwrecks, underwater caves and caverns.
Many who visit Los Cabos take the glass-bottom boat ride to El Arco. The hour-long outing gives visitors a lesson in geology and marine life, and passes by Lover's Beach. This is a spit of beach between the tall rocks. Sunbathers can be dropped off and picked up later.
Cabo Sport Fishing
Some of the world's deepest water is just offshore in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. This makes it possible to catch many types of deep sea fish right from the beach.Over 650 different species of fish swim through these beautiful waters including; marlin, sailfish,swordfish, tuna, roosterfish, wahoo, and rays.
Many claim that Los Cabos deep sea fishing is the best. Cabo is often referred to as the Sports Fishing Capital of the World - with annual tournaments like: Bisbee’s Black and Blue.
Orca, Gray and Humpback whales migrate down from Alaska and are present December to March. They can be seen in the waters off Baja. The world's largest fish, the whale shark, is also found here. It’s here that they give birth to their young.
Whale petting is a popular tourist attraction. North of Cabo San Lucas, on the Pacific side, tourists hire boats to pet the whales, or to watch them crash out of the water up close. In some places the whales allow visitors to pet them from fishing docks.
Golf, Hiking & Riding
Golf - These world-class golf courses boast designs by Jack Nicklaus, Roy Dye, and Trent Jones. The settings range from mountainous terrains to beachfront views. Click here for a description of 6 Cabo golf courses.
Hiking & Riding - You can choose between riding your horse in the mountains or following a beach trail. Hikers and mountain bikers can take trips into the highland peaks and valleys of the Sierra de la Laguna. The unique blending of alpine and desert produces one-of-a-kind plant species.
Many other land-based activities are offered, including; ATV tours & sightseeing.
Restaurants & Shops
Those who prefer shopping or sightseeing have plenty of choices. Fine arts, jewelry, crafts, food, and drink are available in abundance. The new Puerto Paraiso Mall, overlooking the marina of Cabo San Lucas, holds over 200 stores, indoor/outdoor restaurants, a 10-screen cinema, a bowling alley and a children's play center.
At night, few places can compete with the night-life of Cabo, with its dozens of high quality Cabo restaurants, discos, clubs, and bars.
Favorite Cabo San Lucas Beach Resort Activities
These are some vacation activities that our guests have tried, liked, and told us about:
"I loved walking up the beach to downtown Cabo San Lucas and viewing the many shops (I did it 4 times!). I sailed on the Pirate ship sunset cruise -- what a rush"
"We did most of the activities -- ATV Lighthouse Tour (2 times), Waverunners, Banana Boat, Parasail (2 times), Pirate ship snorkel tour, sport fishing (caught 9 tuna), and took the glass-bottom boat trip to Land's End. The people from Cabo were very friendly and helpful"
"We really enjoyed the Activity Staff at Villa del Palmar and got to know them by name, since we did pool aerobics and played pool volleyball on our 'pool days'. The people were all so friendly, from the people working at the resort, to the taxi drivers, to the vendors on the beach. Seemingly everyone was 'mucho feliz'. We tried to communicate in Spanish (and Spanglish) as much as we could, and it was really appreciated. It would make them smile"
"The beaches were some of the best I have ever been on. The girls enjoyed the Kids in Paradise program (at Villa del Palmar). I parasailed for the first time, which was awesome. And we rented a car for a day and drove to Todos Santos. It was definitely a calm and relaxing vacation -- one I look forward to taking again."
"I loved the accommodations, the kids loved the beautiful pools and the beach. We went snorkeling, on boat trips and a magical horseback ride along the beach at sunset. I visited the Spa and had an amazing massage. The people are all so friendly. It was like being in Paradise. We had a fun, relaxing trip that we will remember for a long time."
"We went sport fishing and caught 7 yellow fin tuna which yielded 30lbs of meat. We saw whales, a shark, and even the marlin that got away. WE HAD A BLAST!"
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