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Cabo San Lucas

Known for Beaches, Relaxing and Marinas

Pristine beaches, clear scuba diving waters and spectacular scenery make this Mexican coastal resort city a tourist hot spot.

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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.

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Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Framed by a golden arch, the tumultuous water and pointed rocks of this sandy bay provide a turbulent alternative to neighboring Lover’s Beach.

Experience the special bond between humans and dolphins at this marine center.

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.

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.

Check out the pools in the modern resort and delight in the utter serenity of this stunning bay and its marine sanctuary.

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

Traverse the raised walkway along the back of the beach, snorkel alongside the coral reef and investigate the boats and rock formations.

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

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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.

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Set out for a guided tour of the sights, sounds, and flavors of culturally rich San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Watch artisans at work, soak up the stunning natural setting with a boat ride among rock formations, and enjoy authentic cuisine at a restaurant in the historic city center.

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Admire the incomparable Cabo sunset aboard a luxury yacht, sailing towards the Pacific as evening falls. Sip your favorite drink and relax while the captain cruises close to the famous Arch, Lover’s Beach, and the sea lion colony. Join this exclusive, small-group cruise.

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See Cabo's most famous sights on this leisurely and very popular glass bottom boat tour. Cruise to the Arch, Lover's Beach, Pelican's Rock, and the sea lion colony to enjoy different perspectives of Cabo San Lucas.

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As daylight fades, board a luxurious 144-foot (44-m) triple-deck catamaran and sail from the Cabo San Lucas marina into the sunset. Savor an evening of dinner, drinks, live music, entertainment, and dancing—all while cruising by Cabo’s emblematic Arch and into Medano Bay.

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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.

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