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Cabo San LucasMexico

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

Mission of San Jose featuring a sunset and a church or cathedral

Downtown Cabo San Lucas

4/5Very Good!(309 area reviews)

The beaches and abundant 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.

Downtown Cabo San Lucas
Playa Las Viudas featuring general coastal views and a beach as well as a small group of people

Pedregal

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,311 area reviews)

The stunning beaches and fantastic nightlife are just a few highlights of Pedregal. Make a stop by Solmar Beach or Playa Las Viudas while you're exploring the area.

Pedregal
Marina Cabo San Lucas featuring boating and a marina

El Medano Ejidal

4.5/5Wonderful!(380 area reviews)

While visiting El Medano Ejidal, you might make a stop by sights like Marina Cabo San Lucas and Medano Beach.

El Medano Ejidal
Marina showing nightlife and outdoor art

Marina

4.5/5Wonderful!(787 area reviews)

Travelers to Marina praise its stunning beaches. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to make a stop by Cabo Dolphins and Marina Cabo San Lucas.

Marina
Cabo Dolphins showing a bay or harbor

Centro

4.5/5Wonderful!(96 area reviews)

While visiting Centro, you might make a stop by sights like Cabo Dolphins and San Lucas Bay.

Centro
Cerro de la Z showing a coastal town, general coastal views and landscape views

Paraiso Escondido

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

Paraiso Escondido

Top Hotels in Cabo San Lucas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,230 reviews)

"Service at the pool was great for drinks and a quick lunch. Some Restaurants were closed early without any notice. Upgraded our room to the biggest corner room it was nice."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

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
The price is $299 per night

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! (993 reviews)

"Loved being on the beach. Loved the pools and service by pools and the beach. Special thanks to Jaime, Jesus and Christian. They make you feel special. Special thanks to Carlos at Peninsula By Night. Food was great. Due to covid nothing was packed. Close to towns. Overall a great place to stay. Loved ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa
Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa
4 out of 5
1 Playa Solmar, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $128 per night

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

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,287 reviews)

"Every part of the resort was immaculate and during these COVID times, every precaution was taken to ensure the health of both guests and employees. We almost felt as if we had the entire resort to ourselves! The food was fantastic and the service equally wonderful. We did the all-inclusive plan which ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa

Popular places to visit in Cabo San Lucas

Marina Cabo San Lucas
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Marina Cabo San Lucas

4.5/5(2,812 reviews)

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

Lover's Beach
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Lover's Beach

4.5/5(1,850 reviews)

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

The Arch
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The Arch

4.5/5(3,108 reviews)

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.

Medano Beach
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Medano Beach

4.5/5(1,450 reviews)

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

Cabo del Sol Golf
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Cabo del Sol Golf

4.5/5(759 reviews)

Hit the links in Cabo San Lucas at Cabo del Sol Golf, a popular golf course. Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this relaxing area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Cabo Dolphins
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Cabo Dolphins

4.5/5(284 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Los Cabos Deluxe City Tour with Lunch
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Los Cabos Deluxe City Tour with Lunch

$89
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Luxury Sailing and the Famous arch
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Luxury Sailing and the Famous arch

$129
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Outback Camel Safari and Eco-Farm
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Outback Camel Safari and Eco-Farm

$109
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Sunset Dinner Cruise
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Sunset Dinner Cruise

$89
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Off-Road Runners & Water-slides
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Off-Road Runners & Water-slides

$70
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
La Paz & Todos Santos Tour
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La Paz & Todos Santos Tour

$100
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Cabo San Lucas

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2845
5 - Excellent 59.76890756302521%
4 - Good
1559
4 - Good 32.752100840336134%
3 - Okay
276
3 - Okay 5.798319327731092%
2 - Disappointing
57
2 - Disappointing 1.1974789915966386%
1 - Terrible
23
1 - Terrible 0.4831932773109244%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

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

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

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

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

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

Verified traveler

Mar 22, 2020

Beautiful scenery, saw whales every day from our resort!

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