It's easy to love Los Cabos. An arid desert landscape enveloped by the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortés with killer sunsets, to boot - you could go for the beauty alone. While Cabo is known for luxury accommodations, farm-to-table dining and art walks, we wouldn't want you to miss out on these five excursions that are trip highlights in their own right.
Hit the links
Los Cabos is considered one of the world’s top golf destinations and it’s easy to see why: its scenic courses share a stunning mix of gentle hills and stunning ocean views. Some courses are close to sandy coastlines, others weave through the cactus-covered desert, and a few climb into the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna range that form the spine of Baja California Sur between Los Cabos and La Paz. Many of these courses took design cues from historic champions including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Greg Norman.
Surf the waves of San Jose
Enjoy some of the best surfing spots in the Baja. You’ll find beginners and pro surfers alike talking about the waves off the coast of Los Cabos. Each year, surfers of all stripes make their way south to the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Pacific. The invigorating ocean breeze blows in some of the best point breaks in North America.
Located in San José del Cabo, Acapulquito offers calm waves for those just getting comfortable on their board. If you’d like to take lessons, there are several places along the coast to choose from. Lovingly known as "Old Man's" to locals, due to the age demographic the gentle waters attract.
Due to its ease of access, Los Cerritos is one of the most popular surf spots near Todos Santos. Offering both a beach break and a point break, this is a great location for beginners and pros. But if you are new to the sport, keep in mind the point sends in fast and peaky waves.
Sunset on horseback
Ever wanted to emulate the cover of your favourite romance novel? At the Cuadra San Francisco Equestrian Center, you can. The horses are world-class and expertly trained by instructors with decades of experience.
Truly, there isn’t a more perfect way to spend an evening in Los Cabos than with beautiful sunset beach ride. The peach sunlight provides unique lighting for that perfect picture, augmenting your natural good looks to movie star levels. It´s an extraordinary experience that should not be missed.
El Arco (The Arch)
The distinctive landmark of Cabo San Lucas is the rugged taffy-coloured El Arco (“The Arch”) rock formation that erupts from the sea at the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortés, travellers will find this astonishing giant rock formation. Add the opportunity to kayak, snorkel, SCUBA dive or stand-up paddleboard, and the experience becomes unforgettable. Additional activities sure to be a hit include swimming with dolphins, zip lining, surf lessons, swimming with whale sharks and much more.
Dive into the Sea of Cortés
The Sea of Cortés has 244 islands, islets and coastal zones within the states of Baja California Sur, Sonora Sinaloa and Nayarit.
This magnificent sea is home to 4,500 different marine creatures, 181 species of birds and 695 species of plants. Around 40 per cent of all marine mammal species and 30 per cent of cetacean species that exist in the world earning its title the “Aquarium of The World.”
The Sea of Cortés is the only place in the world where you can experience underwater sand waterfalls. Visitors can dive among the flora and fauna, snorkel with sea lions and swim with whale sharks.