Recent Searches
Clear
Things to do in Los Cabos

Things to do in  Los Cabos

Welcome to Los Cabos

Located at the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Sur peninsula, Los Cabos—primarily known for its two main towns, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo—never fails to deliver on a good time, but the Mexican municipality is more than just tequila shots and beaches (although you’ll find both in abundance). Journey to San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos’ lesser-known resort town, which offers both action-packed and laid-back adventures and city tours. Go on a scuba-diving or snorkeling tour to get an under-the-sea look at the local marine life, set out on a whale-watching cruise to spot humpbacks, or gallop on horseback across the sandy coastline. Aside from its party-heavy nightlife, Cabo San Lucas is actually perfect for relaxation, recreation, and water activities. If you’re craving outdoor recreation, Cabo is home to multiple golf courses with unbeatable views of the surrounding area. Or you can skim across the water on a charming sunset cruise to see where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. For a more thrill-focused jaunt, bump up your adrenaline with an off-road ATV tour or desert-canyon zipline tour. Once you’ve had your fill of adventure, relax on Playa del Amor, also known as Lover's Beach, and catch sight of El Arco’s distinctive rock arch from afar. And music fanatics can’t miss a visit to Todos Santos (roughly an hour drive from Cabo) to see the Hotel California that inspired the Eagles’ 1976 hit song.

Top 10 attractions in Los Cabos

#1
Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

star-4.51,508
Love it, hate it, or can’t remember it, there’s no denying that Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas is a town fueled by fun and firewater. From deep-sea fishing to fishbowl sipping, Cabo always delivers on its reputation as the Baja Peninsula’s favorite resort town thanks to its combination of kid-friendly water sports, whale-watching opportunities, world-class beaches, and raging nightlife.More
#2
Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)

Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)

star-510,510
A signature landmark of Los Cabos, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas—known locally as simply “El Arco” or “the Arch”—is a limestone arch carved by time, tide, and wind. The natural attraction runs runs down to the water’s edge at Land’s End, the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas (which itself is at the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula) and into the Sea of Cortez. From a distance, the rock formation looks like a dragon; up close, the arch frames sky, sea, and sand for prime photos.More
#3
Lover's Beach (Playa del Amor)

Lover's Beach (Playa del Amor)

star-53,965
With white sand and jade-colored water, it’s no surprise that this postcard-ready beach has a reputation for inspiring romance. Rock formations frame the beautiful scene, and, since Mexico’s Playa del Amor faces the relatively calm waters of the Sea of Cortez, it’s ideal for snorkeling right off the shore.More
#4
San Jose del Cabo

San Jose del Cabo

star-5873
The two towns that make up Los Cabos are fraternal—not identical—twins. They both have long, sandy beaches with crystalline turquoise waters, and they both offer a luxurious escape on the tip of the Baja Peninsula. But while Cabo San Lucas has a reputation for nonstop partying, San Jose del Cabo is content to drift at a slower pace.More
#5
Medano Beach (Playa Médano)

Medano Beach (Playa Médano)

star-5989
The water may be wild elsewhere, but at Medano Beach - or Playa Médano - there’s miles of safe, calm swimming and beach fun for all the family.Los Cabo’s most popular beach is a long, long stretch of beach towels, sun umbrellas, beach volleyball, pleasure boats and beach bars. Resorts and high-rise apartment buildings line the sands, offering beachfront restaurants and bars.Beach vendors stroll the sands selling everything from sombreros to jewelry, and when the sun goes down the beach turns into Los Cabo’s nightlife hub.More
#6
Isla Espiritu Santo

Isla Espiritu Santo

star-5278
Isla Espiritu Santo, off the coast of La Paz in the Gulf of California, is part of the national marine park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. This long narrow island is abundant in wildlife, both above and below the ocean’s surface, and a popular destination for travelers looking to experience some of the best of Mexico’s outdoors.More
#7
Balandra Beach (Playa Balandra)

Balandra Beach (Playa Balandra)

star-4.5105
The untouched shores of Balandra Beach are some of La Paz’s most beautiful. With calm waters sheltered from the Gulf of California and a shallow sandbar stretching from one side of the bay to the other, it’s the perfect beach for swimming and wading. It’s also part of the national marine park and one of La Paz’s last undeveloped beaches.More
#8
Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa María)

Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa María)

star-52,125
Stretching around a secluded cove, Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa María) is a protected marine sanctuary and an excellent spot for snorkeling or sunbathing. Santa Maria’s serene setting offers a nice alternative to the noise and excitement of Cabo San Lucas’ beaches, and snorkeling with a variety of colorful fish is just a short swim from shore.More
#9
Chileno Beach (Playa Chileno)

Chileno Beach (Playa Chileno)

star-4.51,804
Protected by the Chileno Bay, the waters at Chileno Beach (Playa Chileno) are calm, warm, and clear, while the reefs just offshore act as a home to an abundance of sea life. The beach, considered one of Los Cabos’ best-kept secrets, mimics the feel of Caribbean shores. Sun-seekers will enjoy the seclusion and the top-notch snorkeling opportunities.More
#10
Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park

Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park

star-5125
Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park (Parque Nacional Cabo Pulmo) contains the oldest living reef on North America’s Pacific coast, home to corals, colorful fish, and larger species such as whale sharks, dolphins, manta rays, and sea turtles. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this marine park is a rich destination for reef snorkeling and scuba diving.More

Trip ideas

How to Spend 1 Day in Cabo San Lucas

How to Spend 1 Day in Cabo San Lucas

Top activities in Los Cabos

Sunset Cruise from Cabo San Lucas

Sunset Cruise from Cabo San Lucas

star-4.5
208
From
$60.00
Airport Los Cabos Private Transportation

Airport Los Cabos Private Transportation

star-4.5
105
From
$69.34
per group
ATV Tour in Baja California

ATV Tour in Baja California

star-5
54
From
$106.08
Los Cabos Airport One Way Shuttle Only Arrival
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Outback Camel Ride

Outback Camel Ride

star-4
6
From
$109.00
Airport Roundtrip Exclusive Transportation

Airport Roundtrip Exclusive Transportation

star-4.5
95
From
$165.34
per group
Los Cabos Horseback Riding

Los Cabos Horseback Riding

star-4
25
From
$115.00
Private Transportation Los Cabos Airport

Private Transportation Los Cabos Airport

star-5
11
From
$105.60
per group
Los Cabos Shared Shuttle One-Way
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Airport Los cabos Round Trip Transportation

Airport Los cabos Round Trip Transportation

star-4.5
13
From
$133.34
per group
Los Cabos Canopy Tour

Los Cabos Canopy Tour

star-4.5
22
From
$110.00

Recent reviews from experiences in Los Cabos

star-5
This turned out to be one of the more...
JEFFREY F N, Feb 2008
Los Cabos Deluxe Shopping and City Tour
The guide, who spoke flawless English, was extremely informative and helpful.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the top things to do in Los Cabos?
Q:
What are the top activities in Los Cabos?
Q:
What are the top things to do near Los Cabos?
Q:
What do I need to know before visiting Los Cabos?