Known to those who have visited simply as “Cabo,” the tip of the Baja California peninsula that includes San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas draws a multitude of sun-seeking Canadian travellers every year.
Cabo is a desirable destination for its consistent 30-degree weather, affordable resorts and laid-back lifestyle. While some visit primarily to party, even the Senõr Frogs on the marina tends to shut down before the sun does.
There’s a lot more to discover beyond the adults-only swim-up-bar and the 24/7 international buffet at your resort. Add a few excursions to your Cabo trip to get the most out of your beach vacay.
Take a sunset cruise to El Arco
Yachts, catamarans and pirate ships bob in the harbour, waiting to transport tourists on a sightseeing cruise to Cabo’s famous Arch. Many tour operators, such as Sun Rider Tours, include a buffet dinner and dancing on the deck as the sun sets behind the striking rock formations.
During the winter months, you might glimpse dolphins and whales in the Sea of Cortez. With a plethora of sea life, sport fishing is another popular excursion from the marina.
Experience a cultural performance
In Mexico, there are several Huichol legends about peyote, a cactus with hallucinogenic effects that leads pilgrims to the spirit world. In one story, a group of children were sent to the mountains in search of water and food. They found the cactus, ate it, and began to hallucinate. The children ran back to their families to tell them they had seen the blue deer and been promised fresh water.
And then, it rained.
The Wirikuta Show in Los Cabos is a musical dance performance that recreates a version of this 10,000-year-old myth. Staged in the botanical cactus garden, this after-dark spectacle includes acrobats, fire spinners and ancient rituals.
Try a new water sport
Most of Los Cabos’ brilliant beaches aren’t safe for swimming. The rough undertow rips bathers out to sea, sometimes never to return them. However, the wild waves make amazing surf for those brave—and skilled—enough to ride them. Old Man’s Beach and Monuments Beach are two local surfing hot spots.
Take a water taxi or kayak to Lover’s Beach, a secluded bay adjacent to El Arco that offers fantastic snorkeling and diving on days when the ocean is gentle. However, at Divorce Beach, just around the corner, swimming can be fatal.
Craving more adventure? Zip-lining, bungee jumping and kite-boarding are just some of the extreme sports you can find in Cabo—once you get off the resort.
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