If taking great photos on your vacation is important to you, Cabo is the ideal destination, with a variety of beautiful locations that offer photo opportunities.
Whether you just want to make memories or build your social media following with aesthetic shots, Cabo offers some amazing opportunities to take fantastic photos. From majestic wildlife to vibrant culture, cuisine, and architecture, there are so many locations throughout Cabo to snap some amazing photographs.
In this article, we’ll be listing some of our favorite spots you should definitely check out if you want to take some memorable shots!
Let’s start with the most common and most popular on this list, and what puts Cabo on the map.
Every year thousands of tourists flock to Cabo to watch the whales that frequent its waters.
Whale watching season spans most of the year from April to December, and throughout this period a variety of whale watching tours are on offer. These tours allow you to view these ocean giants up close and is a must for any wildlife enthusiast or animal lover.
Cabo is also well known for its variety of water sports, which allow you to explore both above and below the water in a fun and exciting way. If you’re a photography fan you may own action or underwater camera such as a GoPro.
If so, then you definitely want to give snorkeling or scuba diving in Cabo a try. There are a variety of different experiences on offer which lets you see the glorious reefs and marine life lying just under Cabo’s waters.
Cabo offers a variety of beachfront cocktail bars that have glorious ocean views. With a casual dress code and floors made of sand, they’re the perfect way to unwind at the end of a busy day. Not only do cocktails make for great aesthetic photography that is popular on social media, but the stunning ocean sunset will also certainly make for an unforgettable photograph too!
A peaceful way to pass your evening which can also be a great photo opportunity is to sit in the marina. Here you can watch the fishermen come in with their daily catch and will likely view some hungry seals and pelicans too! Of course, remember to be respectful, and ask permission if you want to snap photos of locals, but once that’s out of the way the marina can offer some great photo opportunities which capture the more authentic side of Cabo.
Returning to the water, Cabo is well known for its cruises. Cruises happen throughout the day, allowing you to capture a variety of different shots. The sunset cruises are probably the most popular with amateur photographers, however, as Cabo looks gorgeous at nighttime and the ocean backlit by the setting sun is breathtaking to view.
On cruises, you can also get more up close and personal with some of Cabos marine landmarks such as the Arch of Cabo San Lucas and the Old Lighthouse.
There are a variety of different walking tours to experience around Cabo which can help you learn more about the history and culture of the area. However, if you enjoy exploring, why not explore the streets of Cabo at your own pace? You’re likely to discover something exciting down each alleyway, from local cuisine to flea markets, street vendors, and independent shops. Exploring is great not only for snagging holiday souvenirs but also snapping shots of the authentic side of Cabo.
The Baja desert is right next door to Cabo, and for those looking to venture inland can be an amazing place to take photographs. One of the most popular ways to explore the desert is via a camel safari. This not only allows you to take a picture or two of these amazing creatures, but also experience riding them first hand.
Most travelers only have their eyes set on the sea when it comes to Cabo, but by adventuring further and exploring the desert, you’re guaranteed to take far more unique photographs that will wow your friends and family back home!
Playa del Amor
Speaking of sights few tourists get to see, why not explore Playa del Amor? A little outside Cabo but still easy to travel to, the Playa del Amor is known as the ‘hidden beach’ or ‘lover’s beach’. This stunning location can only be accessed via boat. Playa del Amor has to be seen to be believed, as it is a small golden-sanded beach completely enclosed by a cavern, making it exclusive and the ultimate secret getaway. You can take photographs that seem out of this world, not to mention the amazing memories created by experiencing such a place!
There are so many more locations to explore that we couldn’t fit them all on this list! Some other favorites of ours include La Casa De La Cultura, the Lighthouse of the False Cape, Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, and El Cañón de la Zorra.
Explore them all to find the best picture spots for your photo album!