Best Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas

Camel Desert Rides

One of the amazing things about Cabo San Lucas is that you can enjoy both the beach and the desert! Believe it or not, you can even ride on camels in the sand, and gather the alluring coastal scenery of the Baja peninsula. Camel riding tours give you the opportunity to get up close and personal to the creatures, as well as embark on an educational session about the animals. Many camel riding tours also provide lunch or dinner of authentic Mexican cuisine, as well as tequila tasting. You’ll also be set up with a knowledgeable guide, to ensure top safety and precautions when riding on the animals.

Desert Ziplining 

If you’re craving a little more adventure on your tropical vacation, then you’re in luck! Reserve a spot on one of the many ziplining excursions in Cabo San Lucas, created for thrill seekers. Begin your ziplining journey by getting fastened in by a professional over the deep crevices that outline the gaping Cabo canyons. Travel through canyons on a network of cables at max speed, draped miles above the scenic landscape of Cabo San Lucas. Cabo is even home to the longest and fastest zipline in Mexico, at about an 1800 foot length. Other adventure activities included in the desert ziplining include rock climbing, UTV off-road riding, and the daring upside down line. Food and beverages are also offered on most zipline tours, and a safety guide with recommended items to bring will be provided.


Since you’ll be surrounded by the crystalline island waters while in Cabo, make sure to reserve as much time as possible to enjoy them! Cruises and boating along the coast is a perfect way to kick back and relax, enjoy the scenery, and socialize with friends or family. There are various cruise and boating options that Cabo San Lucas has to offer, that all come with their own unique qualities. Tours typically last anywhere from 2-6 hours, but you can book  a half day or full day cruise, depending on the business. It’s common to find boat tours that include diving and snorkeling, as well as whale watching, so you can enjoy the plethora of marine wildlife Cabo hosts. Sunset cruises are a popular choice, in which the boats travel along the coastline while the sun goes down. Guests can enjoy a drink while viewing the dreamy tropical sun and listen to the waves. Other boat tour options include party boats, sailing, jet skiing, and private yachts.

Exploring the Many Cabo Beaches 

There are several incredible beaches to relax and swim at in Cabo, all of which are unique in their own way and centralized to many attractions. Here are a few of the primary beaches to visit:

  1. Medano Beach 

The area surrounding Medano Beach is packed with bars, resorts, and restaurants. The ocean is not only beautiful, but suitable for swimmers as it is protected from natural hazards. While it’s a more traditional resort style beach, Medano is a classic go-to spot in Cabo San Lucas. 

  1. Lover’s Beach

This iconic destination is accessible only by boat, creating both an adventurous and tranquil experience. Lover’s Beach is also a perfect getaway spot, and also a great point for snorkeling. 

  1. Santa Maria Beach

A more isolated beach, the Santa Maria bay is a perfect way to experience Cabo’s surrounding beauty. This beach is also a protected marine sanctuary, and a popular snorkeling and scuba diving spot. Similarly to Lover’s Beach, there aren’t any local amenities nearby, so make sure that you pack items for entertainment and basic beach necessities. 

Other beaches near Cabo San Lucas include Palmilla Beach, Cabo Pulmo Beach, Chileno Beach, and the Cannery Beaches.!1s0x86af4b21f1ea70d5%3A0xc55eadaecbaf1a5e!3m1!7e115!!5slovers%20beach%20cabo%20-%20Google%20Search!15sCgIgAQ&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipPiqeLZeazbz_-4sbBzw53PZYrPrCWB4TXXKG0X&hl=en

Ride on Horses along the Beach

Just like in every romance movie that exists, beach horseback riding is a popular activity in Cabo. Each tour journeys through a different terrain, so make sure to do your research on all the options beforehand. For example, one tour may take you through cliffs and cactus fields, while others are guided through part of Cabo’s desert. No matter your scenery preference, there’s an expedition for everyone to enjoy. 



Eat Like a Local

Aside from the endless restaurant choices that exist in Cabo, food tours are a great way for tourists to get a taste of genuine Mexican cuisine. Downtown food and taco tours are just one of many choices, in which travelers are guided through different local eateries. For all the tequila lovers out there, tequila tasting is a common portion of most Cabo food tours.

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