7 Things You Have to Do in Cabo

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Cabo San Lucas – just the name itself invokes visions of breathtaking natural beauty, Land’s End (the iconic arch), the luscious cobalt Sea of Cortez, water/land activities, sea animal gazing, and last but never least, the epic partying. It’s truly the complete vacation; however, unless you pick up and move there, you’ll have a limited time to explore, and might need some help navigating around/through all the many awe-mazing things to do in Cabo. Though this list is far from exhaustive, you can at least browse what we’ve gathered and see what leaps out at you.

Land's End, Los Cabos, Mexico
(Land’s End, Los Cabos, Mexico, photo by: S. Stoller.)

1. The Epic El Arco. Located on the southernmost tip of Baja, this awe-inspiring, majestic rock formation known as Land’s End is the most famous landmark in Cabo, (aside from Cabo Wabo, for all you party people). There are numerous boats that will take you out to this iconic, beautifully roughhewn spot – some even offer tequila tastings on the way over. When you arrive, you can explore a couple of nuptial-named beaches: Lover’s Beach (a Cabo must-see) and then, not surprisingly, Divorce Beach. If you’re an experienced diver, you’ve hit a gold mine. The seabed offers a spectacle like no other – the waterfalls of sand in the underwater canyon. The stunning coral colonies. The large variety of sparkly, multicolored fish. Other fun things you can do here are snorkel and swim. During your Cabo vacation in these parts, you might even see some sea lions. Pirates once hid in these craggy rocks, but once you arrive we know you’ll find your treasure. This is just one of the many things to do in Cabo that will make your vacay so beachtastic.

Medano Beach, Los Cabos, Mexico
(Medano Beach, Los Cabos, Mexico, photo by: instagram.com/suelee12.)

2. Marvelous Medano Beach. This sun-soaked, mile-long stretch of sand is bordered on one side by the azure Sea of Cortez and the other by a string of hoppin’ restaurants and bars – check out Nikki Beach at the ME resort and Mango Deck. At this rockin’, beachy spot, you can tan, swim, snorkel, dive, and even set sail for Land’s End. While it’s one of the swimmable (and most popular) beaches in Cabo, use caution because the undertow is still present. You don’t want to get snarled up in this during your stellar Cabo vacation.

Horseback riding, Royal Solaris, Los Cabos, Mexico
(Horseback riding, Royal Solaris, Los Cabos, Mexico, photo by: instagram.com/kristinfeeny.)

3. See the Sites on Horseback. Of all the things to do in Cabo, there’s nothing like riding along the beach on horseback watching the waves roll in and out with the warm sun on your face. Generally, you ride trail horses so your experience will be slow and relaxing, unless you give your mare a kick and she takes off. (Don’t do this.) Nevertheless, taking time to breathe deep and let the ocean breeze wash over you while ambling along is a great way to take in all the awesome of Cabo.

Cabo Wabo, Los Cabos, Mexico
(Cabo Wabo, Los Cabos, Mexico, photo by: R. Sanchez.)

4. Happenin’ Party Spots.  You can’t go on a Cabo vacation and not go to Cabo Wabo. When it comes to things to do in Cabo, it’s kind of a rule. Owned by the famous rocker, Sammy Hagar, Cabo Wabo is a vortex of party fun comprised of a complex of bars and restaurants. Continuously flowing drinks and DJs who’ll be spinning some wicked tunes. For dancing, hit the Passion Club and shake your groove thang. Giggling Martin and Squid Roe are also great locales for scaring up some fun, Cabo-style. For local acts/bands, check out Cabo Blue, Jungle Bar, Cabo Lounge and Faraway, a bar owned by former surfers. These are just a tiny glimpse into all the epic things to do in Cabo when you’re looking to get down and partay. And the good news? The only rules are those you set yourself. You can get your fun on until the sea cows come home.

View of golf course, Secrets Los Cabos, Los Cabos, Mexico
(View of golf course, Secrets Los Cabos, Los Cabos, Mexico, photo by: J. Clegg.)

5. Serious World-class Golfing. A golfer’s paradise, Cabo has numerous courses crafted by some of the best designers in the world. Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa boasts a heavenly course situated just steps away from the championship-caliber Puerto Los Cabos golf course. It’s a unique 18-hole experience consisting of nine holes designed by Jack Nicklaus and nine holes designed by Greg Norman – with ocean views that will blow your mind. A few other courses of note are Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol, Quivira Golf Club and Dunes Course at Diamante Cabo San Lucas. When you tee off, you can take in the magnificent mountains, fresh air, and of course, the cocktails that help you hit that hole in one. For you avid golfers, playing a round on the greens in this earthly paradise is definitely one of the things to do in Cabo.

Flora Farms, Los Cabos, Mexic
Flora Farms, Los Cabos, Mexico, photo by: one of our True Beach Lovers.)

6. Food, Glorious Food. Gourmands, prime your palates because you’re in for serious grub. You could stay here for a whole week and never dine at the same place twice. A couple of great spots to try are Invita Bistro, and La Roca. But the place we’re most excited about is Flora Farm. It’s an off-the-beaten-beach-path mecca for homemade cuisine from farm fresh ingredients. Everything, we mean, everything is fresh. For instance, the bread. Jose the baker arrives at 4 a.m. to make Pain L’ancienne baguette, sourdough and focaccia, to name a few. You can enjoy drinks al fresco on a magical patio that’s not only a traditional bar, but also a spot where you can sip on fruit and vegetable infused specialty cocktails. Try the Farm’s spin on the traditional margarita and the Farm Julep made with fresh watermelon juice. You can even get to-go food: sandwiches, grain salads, veggies and fruit that are picked fresh daily. When you’re thinking about what kinds of Foodie things to do in Cabo, you won’t want to miss Flora Farms.

Fishing, Los Cabos, Mexico
( Deep-sea fishing, Los Cabos, Mexico, photo by: instagram.com/jchow412.)

7. Water Activities Out the Wazoo. The fun here in the agua aka mind-blowing blue water runs the gamut. During your Cabo vacation, try your hand at big game fishing. You can hop on a variety of boats to catch everything from a 5-pound Sierra mackerel to Marlin, Dorado or Tuna. Scuba diving is big here – don’t miss the abundant sea life, amazing rock formations and spectacular coral reefs. What’s more, there are many dive spots you can explore along the coast and not just at El Arco. Fortunately, you can find all levels of diving here – from first-time divers to divers looking for all levels of PADI certifications. Same goes for snorkeling, though you’ll likely be in more shallow waters – Santa Maria Bay is a great place to take the plunge. An excellent spot for coral gazing is at Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park. It’s 60 miles north of Los Cabos and cradles one of three living reefs in North America. For surfing, you’ve got it every which way. There’s a wide diversity in locations, break direction and level of difficulty. But a few of the top places include Monuments, Zippers and La Bocana at the San Jose Estuary. The list of splashy fun things you can experience when you book a Cabo vacation package goes on (and on) with sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and sunset cruises. For wet ‘n wild things to do in Cabo, you’ve got oceans to choose from.

Champagne, Breathless Resort & Spa, Los Cabos, Mexico
(Champagne, Breathless Resort & Spa, Los Cabos, Mexico, photo by: instagram.com/miriamlaylis.)

All of these super fun things we’re suggesting are just the tip of the beachberg: you can go whale watching, ride ATVs or sail through the air on a zip line – and so much more. Better still, the weather is amazing year round in Baja, which means any time you go on a Cabo vacation you’ll be soaking in the sun and fun. You in? Our BhDs are ready and waiting to help you set up a Cabo vacation package that will blow your beach hair back. Just call 1-800-915-3162. However, if you want to take a look-see for yourself at all our Cabo vacation packages, then just go here. With all the amazing things to do in Cabo, you’re sure to have crazy delicious getaway like no other.

Lisa Mitchell

I am a blogger for CheapCaribbean.com who is a travel junkie and addicted to the beach.

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