Cabo San Lucas

Mexico

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Relaxing Cabo San Lucas awaits: its beaches, oceanfront, food, and more!

Although there are many popular activities in Cabo San Lucas, including whale watching, ocean fishing and horseback riding, it is hard to go past this city’s beautiful beaches.

Situated on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico, the climate is tropical, and the sea is never cold. One of the area’s most popular beaches is Medano Beach, right in the heart of Cabo San Lucas. This is the largest area for safe swimming and is usually bustling with tourists, locals, vendors and volleyball players. It’s also a great spot to get involved with water sports such as boogie boarding and parasailing. In the early months of the year, go to Solmar Beach to see the whales that come close to the shoreline.

Take a trip out to the natural rock arc at Land’s End, and watch the sea lions and seals basking. Scuba diving tours allow you to witness black coral, sea turtles, manta rays, and possibly even a hammerhead shark. For the ultimate up-close-and-personal experience, go swimming with dolphins; a number of companies around Cabo San Lucas provide this opportunity.

Sports fishing and deep-sea fishing are popular in Cabo San Lucas. Depending on the season, you can bag marlin, tuna, sailfish, wahoo, and yellowtail. To test your skill against other anglers, investigate the many fishing tournaments held in the area, including the Puerto Los Cabos World Cup and Bisbee’s Black & Blue, which offers millions of dollars in winnings.

Coffee shops are a key part of Cabo San Lucas culture. Take your pick from the many that line the beaches and other parts of town. Be sure to order a café de olla, a spiced Mexican coffee usually served in a clay pot. If you like your music live, get stuck into the salsa, marimba and mambo.

For more details on interesting local attractions and activities, check out our things to do in Cabo San Lucas page.

Known for

Beaches, Relaxing and Marinas

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Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Downtown Cabo San Lucas
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Downtown Cabo San Lucas

Beaches, Romantic, Family-Friendly

4/5 (218 Ratings)

The pristine beaches and ample dining options are top of the list for many visitors to Downtown Cabo San Lucas. A stop by Natural History Museum of Cabo San Lucas or Amelia Wilkes Square might round out your trip.

Marina
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Marina

Marinas, Beaches, Dining

4.5/5 (596 Ratings)

A noteworthy feature of Marina is its stunning beaches. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Marina Cabo San Lucas and Solmar Beach.

Pedregal
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Pedregal

Sunsets, Relaxing, Beaches

4.5/5 (1,010 Ratings)

The stunning beaches and fantastic nightlife are just a few highlights of Pedregal. Make a stop by Solmar Beach or Cerro de la Z while you're exploring the area.

El Medano Ejidal
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El Medano Ejidal

4.5/5 (169 Ratings)

If you're spending some time in El Medano Ejidal, Marina Cabo San Lucas and Medano Beach are top sights worth seeing.

Centro
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Centro

5/5 (26 Ratings)

If you're spending some time in Centro, Cabo Dolphins and San Lucas Bay are top sights worth seeing.

Paraiso Escondido
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Paraiso Escondido

While visiting Paraiso Escondido, you might make a stop by sights like Quivira Golf Club and Cerro de la Z.

Top Hotels in Cabo San Lucas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Bahia Cabo san Lucas KM 4.5, Camino Viejo San jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
3.9/5Good! (7,782 reviews)

Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of San Lucas Bay and Medano Beach. Marina Cabo San Lucas ...

3.9/5Good! (7,782 reviews)

"The pools were beautiful. We also enjoyed the slides and kids water park. The staff was very friendly and attentive."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive
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Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Camino Viejo a San Jose del Cabo Km 4.5, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
4.3/5Excellent! (6,218 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Cabo San Lucas property is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Lucas Bay and Medano Beach. Marina Cabo San Lucas and Cabo San Lucas Country ...

4.3/5Excellent! (6,218 reviews)

"The rooms could be more cleaner. The floors were dirty all over the room and some of the walls were dirty. The king size beds were also a little uncomfortable and hard to really relax and sleep on. Other than that this resort was amazing! There was lots to do and so many good food options all other! ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
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Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa - All Inclusive Optional
4 out of 5
1 Playa Solmar, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
$137/night
Aug 22 - Aug 23
4.3/5Excellent! (2,095 reviews)

Located in Marina, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within 1 mi (2 km) of The Arch, Land's End, and Lover's Beach. Plaza Bonita Mall ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,095 reviews)

"I loved everything about the resort just need to go back for more days"…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa - All Inclusive Optional

Popular things to do in Cabo San Lucas

The Arch
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The Arch

4.5/5 (2,571 Ratings)

This magnificent natural rock formation at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula marks the start of Land’s End, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean.

Land's End
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Land's End

4.5/5 (1,866 Ratings)

Separating the roaring ocean from the crystalline waters of the sea is a magnificent arch. Ride a glass-bottom boat through its core and spot sea lions.

Lover's Beach
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Lover's Beach

4.5/5 (1,504 Ratings)

Walk under the frame of the famous El Arco along the sandy shore of this secluded beach.

Marina Cabo San Lucas
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Marina Cabo San Lucas

4.5/5 (2,229 Ratings)

Luxury yachting, sport fishing and world-class golf courses are just some of the attractions in this harbor along the Sea of Cortez.

Medano Beach
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Medano Beach

4.5/5 (1,114 Ratings)

A favorite among Cabo’s young revelers, this scenic beach stands out with its fun bars, watersports rentals and party atmosphere. 

Cabo del Sol
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Cabo del Sol

4.5/5 (621 Ratings)

Hit the links in Cabo San Lucas at Cabo del Sol, a popular golf course. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.

Top activities in Cabo San Lucas

Luxury Sailing on the Sea of Cortez
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Luxury Sailing on the Sea of Cortez

$129

Embark on a leisurely, small-group cruise aboard a luxury sailing yacht along the scenic coastline of southern Baja. Swim, snorkel, standup paddleboard, or simply relax while enjoying delicious snacks and premium drinks.

Margaritas Beach & Desert ATV Adventure
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Margaritas Beach & Desert ATV Adventure

$70

Set off on a dynamic off-road exploration aboard a Can-Am ATV. Tour the scenic Baja desert and its mountain ridges, as well as the spectacular sand dunes of the Pacific coast. After being picked up from your hotel, head out to the adventure park to prepare for the exciting ride on the dusty trails.

Outback & Camel Safari
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Outback & Camel Safari

$109

A camel might not be the first animal that comes to mind when you picture your Mexican sojourn, but these hardy dromedaries are the perfect way to explore the desert and fascinating ecosystem of the Baja outback.

Off-Road Runners & Water-slides
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Off-Road Runners & Water-slides

$70

Combine fun and sightseeing on a tour of Baja's rugged and dusty off-road paths with a powerful Honda ATV. Drive along canyons, brooks, small mountains, beach and cross the world's longest hanging wooden bridge! Throttle your way through the dusty paths of nearby canyons, brooks, and mountains to explore the unruly landscape.

Snorkel & Sea Adventure with visit to the famous arch
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Snorkel & Sea Adventure with visit to the famous arch

$89

Embark on Cabo's most comprehensive snorkeling tour, exploring Land's End, the Cove, and the Sea of Cortez's impressive seascapes. This sea expedition features sea-scooter snorkeling, kayaking, and even stand-up paddleboarding.

Pez Gato Snorkel Cruise in Los Cabos
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Pez Gato Snorkel Cruise in Los Cabos

$80

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Reviews of Cabo San Lucas

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2062
4 - Good
1159
3 - Okay
199
2 - Disappointing
45
1 - Terrible
19

5/5 - Excellent

Aly

Aug 20, 2019

So many places to go and stuff to do and definitely would recommend Cabo Adventures to do all those who are interested in the fun activities they have to offer.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 20, 2019

I loved Cabo. The weather is perfect. The sunsets are lovely. The beach was clear. Cabo in itself is worth a second trip. But at another resort.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 20, 2019

Great for a long weekend. Timeshares everywhere. Easy transportation but fees are inconsistent.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 19, 2019

The service in restaurant needs to be quicker & need to get orders correct

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 19, 2019

It's good place to visit for a short two hours flight.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Aug 19, 2019

Airport is very far from city,

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The best things to do in Cabo San Lucas
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The best things to do in Cabo San Lucas

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