Everyone likes to share the best of their vacation on social media, and some are even able to make a living off of beautiful Instagram posts. Below are some of the shots you won’t want to miss on your Cabo vacation.
Tropical locations like Cabo ooze luxury and celebrity lifestyle, and with glistening tropical waters and an average 360 out of 365 days of sunshine a year, it’s almost a crime not to whip out your phone and snap some Instagram sensations. Cabo boasts a plethora of stunning scenery which easily makes for stunning landscape shots or beautiful backgrounds that are certain to liven up any feed and have likes pouring in! In this article we’ll be taking a look at some of the best Instagram-worthy spots that Cabo has to offer.
Top Instagram-Worthy Spots
- El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
- Mision de San Jose del Cabo Añuiti
- Casa de la Cultura
- Whale Watching
- San Jose Estuary
- El Faro Viejo
- San Jose Del Cabo Traditional Festival
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Also known as ‘The Arch at Land’s End’, El Arco is Cabo’s number one must-snap location, viewable from Cabo’s coastline. The arch has a long history, and was created over thousands of years by coastal erosion. In the 17th century, it was used as a hideout for pirates waiting to ambush incoming merchant ships.
Viewable from most coastal areas of Cabo, El Arco is best seen at sunrise or sunset, though it is stunning throughout the day and night, too. For those wanting to get a photographic closeup of the arch, there are a variety of snorkeling trips available, allowing you to swim up to and around this stunning natural landmark.
Mision de San Jose del Cabo Añuiti
If you’re seeking an inland Instagram spot, then look no further than ‘Mision de San Jose del Cabo Añuiti’ or ‘the Church of San Jose’ for those without a flair for Spanish. The church is one of Cabo’s oldest Institutions, despite several relocations, and can trace its history back to 1730. Mision de San Jose del Cabo Añuiti is located in downtown Cabo and has beautiful mosaics and architectural features that are begging to be showcased on your feed.
Casa de la Cultura
Also in downtown Cabo, the Casa de la Cultura has a vibrant mural which spans the entire building, creating a great backdrop for budding fashion and style Instagrammers. Not to mention the fascinating range of arts and culture to be discovered inside. There is also often markets held within the Casa de la Cultura showcasing the work of local artists, which not only provide another photo opportunity, but also the chance to pick up one of a kind souvenirs for loved ones back home.
Probably the activity that Cabo is most known for, this tropical idyll is visited by hundreds of whales each year. Most commonly gray whales and humpback whales who visit to give birth, these majestic creatures are best snapped between November and December, which is prime calving season. However, whales still frequent Cabo all year round, with the official whale watching season running from April 15 to December 15.
If you want stunning up close shots, your best option is to take one of Cabo’s many whale watching tours within these months. Be sure to keep your eyes and lens peeled as blue whales, sperm whales, orcas, and bottlenose dolphins are all uncommon, but not unheard of bonus sights.
San Jose Estuary
Another inland attraction perfect for your Instagram feed is the San Jose Estuary. Here you’ll find not only stunning landscapes, but also a variety of tropical and migrating birds. Best visited early in the morning to achieve some sweet sunrise shots, some of the birds you’re likely to see include Night Herons, Bitterns, and Thrashers.
El Faro Viejo
This Cabo landmark can be snapped from land or from sea. Translated into English as ‘The Old Lighthouse’, El Faro Viejo was in operation from 1890-1961 and is packed with maritime history. You can explore the lighthouse on foot at part of one of Cabo’s many walking tours, or you can take the more luxe option and choose a cruise, allowing you to snap El Faro Viejo as part of the Cabo landscape.
San Jose Del Cabo Traditional Festival
If you’re visiting Cabo in mid-to-late March and want to snap some true Cabo culture, then look no further than the annual Traditional Festival. With a whole host of local and international music to party to and an exciting range of local delicacies to sample, the festival is the place to live it up like a true local.
When taking breaks from the week-long party, there are also loads of Instagram opportunities that are popping with color and energy. From street performers such as Mariachi bands, to colorful clothing, costumes, and decorations, the San Jose Del Cabo Traditional Festival is certain to upgrade any Instagram feed!
Cabo is an Instagram Hotspot!
Whatever your Instagram niche or style, one thing is certain, Cabo truly does have something for everyone. From awesome backdrops and landscapes, to awesome up-close experiences and animal encounters, you’re sure to capture photo upon photo that’ll have your friends back home jealous!