If you are looking for a thrilling and enjoyable vacation near a beach, you should consider heading off to Cabo San Lucas. With the waters of the pacific playing on its glorious beaches, Cabo San Lucas offers a number of exciting activities for the visiting tourist. If you are wondering what you can do once you reach there, here are some activities for you to try out.
Things to do in Cabo San Lucas
- Tour Cabo with a Glass Bottom Boat
- Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
- Go Swimming
- Whale Watching
- Charter a Luxury Yacht
- Water Activities
- Visit El Arco
- Enjoy a Bunch of Activities at Médano Beach
1. Tour Cabo with a Glass Bottom Boat
This is easily one of the best things that you can do in Cabo San Lucas. With a glass bottom boat, you can tour around all the major natural landmarks located off the coast including the magnificent El Arco and Land’s End. At the same time, you get a glimpse of the rich and fascinating marine life of the seas. The boat can also take you around the various beaches in and around Cabo San Lucas.
2. Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
The waters off the coast of Cabo San Lucas are teeming with life. Go ahead and explore the bewildering display of marine life here by snorkeling or scuba diving. Remember that you need specialized gear for scuba diving as well as a certain level of fitness. As long as you know that, you can easily dive down to the glorious waters and experience the beauty of the region for yourself.
However, you should note that there are only a few selected spots which are safe for snorkeling or scuba diving. The waters around Cabo San Lucas can be dangerous. As such, limit your scuba diving or snorkeling activities to only the designated safe spots.
You can visit some good snorkeling spots from the beach such as tidal pools around Los Cabos or the old packing factory beach (loved by locals). Alternatively, you can simply hire a boat to take you around the places where you can dive down and explore.
Some of the spots worth visiting include the Pelicans Rock Beach, Lover’s Beach and the further ones: Chileno and Santa Maria Beaches.
3. Go Swimming
Cabo San Lucas is home to several amazing beaches. Interestingly, each beach offers something different for the tourist. As such, you are not going to get bored with the beaches anytime soon.
Medano beach is the most popular choice and you are sure to find it crowded whenever you visit. Lover’s beach is another famous stretch of sands. It tends to be less crowded although it is easy to reach. Other excellent beaches to visit include the Playa Solmar and Playa Bledito.
4. Whale Watching
During the winter months, don’t be surprised to come across a whale or two off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. This is the time when Gray Whales and Humpback Whales move for their annual migration. You can easily view these magnificent creatures from the beaches. For a closer look, hire a boat. The best time for whale watching in Cabo San Lucas is from the middle of January to the middle of March.
Hire a boat exclusively for your family or go on a shared cruise to see whales frolicking like children. In fact, kids and adults alike are sure to be astounded at the sight unfurling before them.
5. Charter a Luxury Yacht
An excellent way to experience all that Cabo San Lucas has to offer is by hiring a yacht. A luxurious yacht can take you to all the places situated off the coast and the various beaches. At the same time, you can enjoy activities such as snorkeling or scuba diving. You can visit the beaches as well.
On a yacht, you can lounge about and relax while being enthralled at the splendor of Mother Nature in the seas and other natural formations here.
Of course, you can always halt the yacht and snorkel down to explore the marine life.
6. Water Activities
There is no shortage of water-based activities here in Cabo San Lucas. From waterboarding to surfing, you can easily have your fill of adrenaline-pumping sports here.
7. Visit El Arco
If you are visiting Cabo San Lucas, you must visit El Arco (The Arch) at least once or else your trip will remain incomplete. El Arco is the most famous sight in Cabo San Lucas. It is a naturally formed arch, a part of the Three Friars which is a breathtaking sight situated at the very tip of the peninsula.
Here, you will find the glorious Pacific Ocean on one side and the beautiful Sea of Cortez on the other. At any given point of time, you are sure to find crowds of people on boats and even a couple of cruise ships. Be that as it may, the sight of the dignified rocks jutting up from the ocean is sure to take your breath away, standing imposingly for centuries. Children and adults alike will also marvel at the fascinating display of nature here. Creatures that you may come across include sea lions, pelicans many other sea birds and occasional small manta ray jumping out of the water..
Surfing is another popular activity in Cabo San Lucas. The swells are exciting and worth riding. Your children can also participate. There are professional instructors available on the beaches who can teach beginners and children to surf the beautiful swells here. Best surfing beachs include Zippers, Old-Man and Cabo Surf, all are short dive away.
Surfing, like any other sport, require practice and persistence that brings to a highly rewarding experience. Even if you are not interested in surfing, it can still be enjoyable to see others try it out.
9. Enjoy a Bunch of Activities at Médano Beach
Medano Beach is the main beach here as well as the safest one. More importantly, there is a whole range of activities that you can try out here with your family. Of course, swimming is certainly an option and you can always help your kids build sandcastles.
On the other hand, you can opt for something a little more exciting such as kayaking, stand-up-paddle board or parasailing. If your kids want something more exciting, get on a jet ski or a banana boat.
Cabo San Lucas is an excellent destination for all kinds of tourists. Nature lovers, adrenaline junkies and tourists with their families can all find something to look forward to.