Cabo San Lucas, a resort city on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, is known for its beaches, water-based activities, and nightlife. Playa El Médano is Cabo’s main beach, with outdoor restaurants and numerous bars. Past the marina is Land’s End peninsula, site of Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach) and El Arco, a natural archway in the sea cliffs.
A natural archway that has become a picture-perfect symbol of Cabo San Lucas – take a boat tour to see it from the water. The rock formation is beautiful, and you can usually spot sea lions at the base of it. The beaches nearby are called Lovers’ Beach and Divorce Beach: funny names, but the surrounding waters make for excellent snorkeling too.
Whale Shark Snorkeling
Your chance to meet the biggest fish in the world up close in one of the only places in the world where a sighting is nearly 100 percent guaranteed. From September to May Dive Cabo offers whale shark swimming experiences that are out of this world. After two to three hours in the ocean, swimmers get a meal of fish tacos.
Cactus ATV Tours
Head out to see a different side of the Los Cabos region as you head through its desert, mountains, and dunes. If you’re looking for adventure, Cactus ATV (all-terrain vehicle) tours will get you out into some stunning natural scenery.
The Office on The Beach
A toe-in-the-sand restaurant with tables on the beach and fresh Mexican food offerings. This restaurant has been serving delicious Mexican staples since the 1970s before tourism started booming through Los Cabos.
Deep Sea Fishing
Hop on a boat and try catching a marlin or mahi-mahi. Cabo San Lucas is the place to be for deep-sea fishing, and the marina is very active. Head down to the marina and negotiate your charter for the day, or hire one through Seashine Adventures.
A shopping village full of hand-crafted glass, local art, and local finds. For hand-embroidered crafts, Mexican art and beautiful ceramics, visit La Coyota, a multi-room shop that sprawls through a converted hacienda and once belonging to Edith Jiménez, the founder of The Office on The Beach.
A gorgeous hike and sunset spot overlooking Los Cabos that takes about 30 minutes to make it to the top. Hike Mount Solmar for priceless views and photos of the Los Cabos area that’ll make your IG followers jealous. The hike is relatively easy but wears tight shoes, as it’s rocky in parts.
Cabo Snorkel & Sea Adventure
Cabo Adventures has a snorkeling tour for $89 per person that will take you to Land’s End and El Arco, Lovers’ Beach and the sea lion colony. The marine life and coastal landscapes here are stunning, and you can’t come to Cabo San Lucas without getting in the water.
Mexico’s longest, fastest, the highest zip line is aptly named the Superman. You’ll have to abseil from sheer rock walls and traverse a bridge to get there before the Superman shoots you along a 4,000-foot line over a Unesco protected biosphere reserve at 60 mph.
The Sand Bar
A bar and grill on Medano Beach that offers massages on its top deck, overlooking the ocean. Escape the crazy spa prices of the resorts and come to The Sand Bar for a relaxing massage.
One of Cabo’s most famous bars opened in 1990 by Sammy Hagar of Van Halen. Cabo Wabo is a Cabo San Lucas staple with live music almost every night.
In Cabo San Lucas—part of Los Cabos, right on the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula—the beaches are beautiful, the weather is hot, and spring break draws almost as many partygoers as Cancún. Not here to party? Worry not! There are plenty of other fun things to do in Cabo San Lucas. And, be sure to make the most of the ocean: snorkel with tropical fish, try your hand at deep-sea fishing then eat delicious seafood. Are you ready?