Cabo San LucasMexico

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Relaxing Cabo San Lucas awaits: its beaches, oceanfront, sunsets, 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.

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Beaches, Relaxing and Marinas

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! (7,902 reviews)

"The service was great and all the options for food.. Along with the access to an amazing beach!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 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! (6,313 reviews)

"The food was amazing and always changing. The staff was very friendly and professional. Rooms were big and clean."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 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
$493
per night
Sep 27 - Sep 28
4.3/5Excellent! (2,147 reviews)

"This is a beautiful resort! Everything, from the room to the pools and proximity to the marina, was great. The front desk staff was wonderful and accommodating. The Wednesday night beach party was a blast! We will definitely be returning!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Maria Beach
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Santa Maria Beach

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

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.

Snorkel Tour Cabo San Lucas Open Bar & Food Included
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Snorkel Tour Cabo San Lucas Open Bar & Food Included

$49

Boat Detail; We have a beautiful trimaran 42 feet long, 45 passengers capacity, the equipment is new in perfect conditions, sunbathing area, shadow area, stairs, bar, audio and W.C.

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Top 10 beach activities
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Top 10 beach activities

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Los Cabos all-inclusive resorts
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Los Cabos all-inclusive resorts

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A taste of luxury in Los Cabos, Mexico
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A taste of luxury in Los Cabos, Mexico

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