Cabo San Lucas has so much going on that it can be hard to decide where to go or what to do. Trusting the local professionals to show you all the best sights can take all the stress out of your vacation!
Cabo holds some of the world’s greatest wildlife adventures in the rugged wilderness that surrounds its pristine beaches. You stand to miss out on too much if you never get off the beaten path. However, you have to know where to find those best places in the city, underwater, as well as in the nearby Baja desert.
As a tourist town, Cabo is full of professional tour guides who are just waiting to help you get the most out of your time there.
Boat Sightseeing Tours
Cabo, much like Venice, Italy, is all about the water. The significant difference between the two cities is that the water flows through Venice, while it washes around Cabo. That means that many of the “city sights” you experience will take place, at least in part, on a boat.
Many of these boat tours take you to the best beaches and out to Land’s End, one of Cabo’s most incredible ocean sights. This national ocean park is home to some of the most diverse and beautiful wildlife in the world.
While many of the tours involve boating, there are some short guided walking tours you can make through the cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.
If you are hungry and like authentic Mexican cuisine (which is going to cover almost everyone who visits Cabo eventually) there is a top rated food tasting tour through downtown Cabo San Lucas.
It includes three hours of tasting classic Mexican food like tacos, quesadillas, and more while you soak up the sights and sounds of Mexican culture. While you eat, your guide will provide you valuable insights into the history, culture, and folklore of Cabo.
If you really want to dig your hands into the culture, there are even cooking classes you can take so you can bring a little of that Mexican culture and cuisine back home with you.
San Jose also offers walking tours that really dig into the local history. You will hear stories about pirate legends and local celebrities. These tours give you plenty of time to ask questions and converse with your guides about the local area and get some valuable insights on how to spend the rest of your time visiting Cabo.
For a unique perspective of the coastline of Cabo, you can take a guided tour by horseback or ATV. These tours are so popular that many of them offer to pick you up right at your hotel. You can spend several hours enjoying the rocky canyons of the Baja desert as well as incredible views of the Sea of Cortez with these majestic animals.
If you are feeling especially adventurous, you can swap out your horse for a camelback riding tour through the desert.
Some of these camel riding tours include stops in cultural site centers where you can learn to cook tortillas and taste locally-made tequila.
One of the great attractions of Cabo is whale watching. During the winter months (December – March), the Sea of Cortez hosts migrating Grey and Humpback Whales. These cooler months are also great times to catch sight of many kinds of sharks, especially hammerheads. It is also the season to see large schools of pelagic fish, like tuna, migrating down from the North Pacific. Many of these magnificent sea creatures travel south to the warmer waters of Cabo to mate and nurse their young, which means you may have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see more than just whales, but their calves as well.
These are eco-friendly tours, which means that the crews of the ships offering whale watching tours are trained to provide these tours without interfering with their routines. When possible, the engines are turned off, and sails are utilized to prevent the ships from disturbing these great creatures.
Those visitors who are exceptionally brave can combine whale watching cruises with snorkeling cruises, allowing you to share the Sea of Cortez with these mighty sea mammals.
Cabo is one of the top-rated scuba and snorkeling locations in the world. As such, it is a frequent stop for professional scuba divers and underwater photographers. The coral reef out at Land’s End offers a vast and diverse number of sea creatures including pufferfish, cornetfish, trumpetfish, moray eels, several varieties of rays, seahorses, blennies, and many more.
With such a reputation, it might seem intimidating for beginner and novice scuba divers and snorkelers. However, there are plenty of ocean guides and certified scuba instructors who offer the necessary instruction and certification to get you into the ocean and experiencing the rich depths of the Sea of Cortez.
Not only can they teach you scuba diving skills, but they also know where the best spots are in each season to capture the most beautiful ocean sights – whether that is the mighty sharks and sea lions, the gentle tropical reef fish, or the incredible underwater sand falls that can be found here in Cabo.
If you want to experience the best of Cabo, check into their guided tours. They will not disappoint, and you will come away with the experience of a lifetime.