If you’re an early riser, you’re in for some treats on your Cabo trip! There are plenty of things to do 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 while others much prefer to wake up early and get out in the world. Luckily, Cabo is one of those destinations that offers something for everyone no matter their body clock.

In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the top activities for early birds to experience.

Lover’s Beach

One of the sole drawbacks of visiting Cabo is the water’s strong undercurrents which make swimming on most of the area’s beaches unsafe. However, there are a few locations where it is safe to swim, such as Lover’s Beach. This is a very tranquil spot which is popular for swimming and watersports such as snorkeling and scuba.

This beach can get very crowded during the day and afternoon and therefore is best visited in the morning. 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 as well.

Morning Cruise

Cabo offers a whole host of cruises throughout the day and into the evening. This means early risers can enjoy a morning cruise and maybe spot some of the local fishermen as they head out for the daily catch. Not only can you enjoy wonderful views, but it’s likely you’ll spy some of Cabo’s bountiful marine life too!

Fishing Charters

If you really want to live like a local and spend time with Cabo’s natives you could sign up for a fishing charter. Cabo is well known for excellent fishing and for many is a must-do activity. Marlin, sailfish, tuna fish, and swordfish can all be caught in Cabo’s waters. A fishing charter is a great option for early birds as you have to start your day in the early hours, just like the locals, to get the best catch!


Cabo has some stunning views and vistas to explore, both on the coast and inland. In fact, there’s even a desert for you to explore in Baja. In general, hiking in Cabo is mostly advised in winter, but is possible for early birds because until the sun is high in the sky temperatures are hot but still bearable.

The Festival of Cabo San Lucas

If you’re visiting 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’ and is the highlight of local’s calendars. The four-day celebration is held to memorialize Saint Luke (San Lucas), and therefore represents an important religious celebration that captures the true cultural spirit of Mexico.

Early birds will be able to catch the true spirit of this event, as the first day of the festival starts at 4:00 am when locals carry a statue of San Lucas to a boat where it is then sailed out into the water where it stops at the arch at Land’s End.

This is a ritual full of meaning, as it is seen as an offering to Saint Luke to bring them a bountiful year to come. The ceremony is followed by flowers and traditional songs, and if you’re in Cabo at this time of year you’d be crazy to miss out on 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, the Cabo San Lucas Marina is a great place to explore. You can watch the fisherman sail out of the harbor, and may also be visited by curious seals who like to hang around for scraps of fish. 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 isn’t just a place to grab food and party come the night time — it can also be an excellent way to spend your morning. Early birds can benefit from less crowding, meaning they can explore at a leisurely pace and 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, like hummingbirds, iguanas, desert falcons, and ring-tailed cats all frequent the downtown area.

So, as you can see from our list, in Cabo the old saying couldn’t be truer, as the early bird really does catch the worm! When visiting Cabo, set your alarm a little early to truly discover all this wonderful holiday destination has to offer.