If you are an early riser, you are in for some treats on your Cabo trip! There are plenty of activities in Cabo for those who enjoy getting up a little early in Cabo.

We all have our preferences in our day-to-day lives, with some of us enjoying sleeping in. Others, on the other hand, prefer to wake up early and get out to experience the world.

Luckily, Cabo is a destination that offers something for everyone, no matter how early they want to roll off their bed.

In this article, we will look at some of the top activities in Cabo for early birds to experience.

Morning Activities in Cabo

Lover’s Beach

One of the sole drawbacks of visiting Cabo is the water’s strong undercurrents, which make swimming on most surrounding beaches unsafe. However, there are a few locations where swimming is safe such as Lover’s Beach. This tranquil beach is known for swimming and watersports like snorkeling and scuba.

Lover’s Beach beach can get very crowded during the daytime and afternoons therefore the ultimate visiting hours are during the early morning hours. That makes it a perfect activity for early birds! Local fishermen will offer return rides to the beach for as little as $10, making it an affordable activity.

Morning Cruise

Cabo offers a variety of cruises throughout the day and into the evening. Early risers can enjoy a morning cruise, and maybe spot local fishermen as they head out for the daily catch. While they are still sleepy, you will have a first-hand glimpse at some of Cabo bay’s beautiful marine life! (Those can include hatching sea turtles at Lover’s Beach).

Fishing Charters

If you really want to live like a local and spend time with Cabo’s locals, you could sign up for a fishing charter.

Cabo is well known for excellent fishing and is a must-do activity. Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna fish, and Swordfish are caught frequently in Cabo’s waters. A fishing charter is a great option for early birds as you have to start your day during the early hours, just like the locals, to get the best catch!


Cabo has some stunning views and vistas to explore on the coast and inland. In fact, even the dessert is there for you to explore while in the Baja. In general, hiking in Cabo is recommended during winter, but is possible for early birds because until the sun is high in the sky, the temperatures are still hot yet bearable.

The Festival of Cabo San Lucas

If you visit Cabo for a winter getaway, you may arrive in time for the Festival of Cabo San Lucas. Taking place between the 14-18th of October, the locals call this festival ‘The Great Day’. It is the highlight in the locals’ calendars.

The four-day celebration is held to memorialize Saint Luke (San Lucas). The festival represents an important religious celebration that captures the true cultural spirit of Mexico.

Early birds can catch the spirit of the festival during the first day of the festival. Starting at 4:00 am, the locals carry a statue of San Lucas to a boat where the saint sailed out into the bay. Saint Lucs then stopped at the arch at Land’s End.

The ritual is full of meaning, as it is meant as an offering to Saint Luke to bring them a bountiful year to come. The ceremony is followed by flowers offering and traditional songs. If you are in Cabo at this time of year, you would be crazy to miss such a special and authentic occasion!

Cabo San Lucas Marina

A gorgeous spot to check out at the start of the day due to its peaceful quiet is Cabo San Lucas Marina. You can watch the fisherman sail out and may encounter curious seals hanging around for fish scraps.

Luxury yachts sail in and out of a marina too, making it a great spot for those who love watching boats of all kinds! There are also shops to explore and excellent local seafood to eat.

Explore Downtown Cabo

Downtown Cabo is not just a place to grab food and party come nighttime. It is an excellent spot to spend your morning. Early birds can benefit from less crowd, and explore at a leisurely pace the surroundings. Really take in the sights and sounds of the beating heart of Cabo.

You can even do your own bit of wildlife spotting while exploring Cabo’s streets. Hummingbirds, iguanas, desert falcons, and ring-tailed cats are all frequent visitors to the downtown area.

So, as you can see from our list, the Cabo old saying could not be truer. The early bird really does catch the worm! When visiting Cabo, set your alarm a little early to discover more this wonderful holiday destination has to offer.