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Cabo San Lucas
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Los Cabos which includes rugged coastline

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

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.

Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Camino Viejo a San José, Km 3.5, Col. El Medano, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
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Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,300 reviews)

"Everything was absolutely amazing! We will be back."…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
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
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Nestled on the beach, this Cabo San Lucas property is within a 5-minute walk of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Medano Beach, and San ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,366 reviews)

"This is a beautiful resort with a VERY gorgeous view! Swimming is not safe in the beach out front but that was ok with us since the pool has a great view! The Food was pretty good overall. The main buffet could be better, but that seems to be a normal theme at all-inclusives resorts. It was nice ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Transpeninsular Km 10.3, CSL-SJC, Lote A-1 Cabo del sol, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
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The price is $382 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19

Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront property is next to a golf course, 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Santa Maria Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Medano Beach ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (967 reviews)

"The staff and the amenities were amazing!! However please note, this is NOT all inclusive. Please review what IS and what is NOT included as I find out the hard way. This being said the staff, property, food and everything else as AMAZING and I would DEFINITELY go back"…"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
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Collection O Hotel Castillo Blarney
Collection O Hotel Castillo Blarney
2.5 out of 5
Calle Libertad s/n, Col. Lienzo Charro, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $41 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22

Located in Pedregal, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Natural History Museum of Cabo San Lucas and Marina Cabo San Lucas. Medano Beach and San Lucas ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)

"Great place...close to everything without the big hotel feel. We felt like their personal guests during the entire trip!!! Superb insight to the ins and outs of Cabo! Highly recommend to ALL :)"…"

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Collection O Hotel Castillo Blarney
Cabo Villas Beach Resort & Spa
Cabo Villas Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
Callejon Pescador S N, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $249 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16

Located in El Medano Ejidal, this beachfront condo resort is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Puerto Paraiso Mall, Marina Cabo San Lucas, and ...

3.8/5Good! (327 reviews)

"The property is incredible and beach front. The views are incredible"…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Cabo Villas Beach Resort & Spa
Sunrock Condo Hotel
Sunrock Condo Hotel
3 out of 5
Km 5.5 Carretera Transpeninsular Acceso, A Misiones Del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $43 per night from May 13 to May 14

Situated near the bay, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California and San Lucas Bay. Medano Beach and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (310 reviews)

"is big. rooms didn't have TV, TV on living room very small. Hot water heater was off, took until almost 10: 00 pm, a/c was off. nobody explained to me how it worked after I call for help."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2021

Sunrock Condo Hotel
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Reviews of Cabo San Lucas

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

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May 31, 2020

Very relaxing. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

I have many friends in Cab San Lucas I love the area and the people

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 1, 2020

The activities with Cabo Adventures and Cactus Tour were both 5 stars, great activities and great staff. Sadly in the resort EL ENCANTO ALL INCLUSIVE HACIENDA ENCANTADA the service is great for blondes/americans but for hispanics/Mexicans not great!

4/5 - Good

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Mar 26, 2020

People are very friendly and helpful. Has many beautiful hotels by the beach.

4/5 - Good

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Mar 24, 2020

Cute small town feel, we felt safe when we traveled into town, walked the malls and ate. Very close flight, airport was small but efficient. Avoid the timeshare/travel/activities vendors at the airport.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 22, 2020

Beautiful scenery, saw whales every day from our resort!

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