Cabo San Lucas is a gorgeous vacation destination on Mexico’s west coast, at the tip of the Baja California peninsula. It’s famous for beaches, all-inclusive resorts, sunshine, and great things to do. With delectable dining opportunities and a charming Old Town to explore, it’s the perfect combination of relaxation and culture, everything you’d want in a tourist destination.

Whether you're traveling to Cabo San Lucas with kids, your spouse, or with a huge group of friends for Spring Break, there’s something for everyone in this Mexican paradise, and no matter the time of year, you’ll have warm temperatures for your trip. If you need more information in preparing for your trip to Cabo, this Cabo Travel Guide by The Northern Boy has all the information you need!

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Traveling to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The best way to get to Cabo San Lucas is by flight. Los Cabos International Airport is a 30-minute drive from Cabo San Lucas. You can reserve a shuttle transfer beforehand with your accommodation, or rent a car to drive. You have tons of resorts, villas, vacation home rentals, and hotels to choose from, with options ranging from budget-friendly to luxurious, 5-star splurge experiences. There are many places to visit within the Cabo San Lucas area - if you're heading to San Jose del Cabo - check out this guide by Beelightful Blog for more information on restaurants and hotel recommendations.

Driving instead of flying? If you're traveling to Cabo San Lucas on a road trip from California or somewhere else in the United States, read about Baja California Sur road trips with expert advice from 2 Travel Dads.

Top Things To Do in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

While on land, there’s plenty of things to see and do to keep everyone happy in Cabo San Lucas. From golfing on world-class courses like Cabo del Sol Golf Club, Cabo Real Golf Course, and Quivira Golf Club.

For adrenaline-seekers, ATV tours in Cabo San Lucas are the perfect way to see more of the beautiful landscape, while also getting a rush. Driving on bumpy terrain, racing your friends, and exploring off-road is certain to be a memorable time.

Indulging in retail therapy is a favorite pastime for travelers on vacation, and there are various shopping opportunities in and around Cabo San Lucas. Visit spots like Shoppes At Palmilla for high-end boutiques or practice your bartering skills at the Flea Market at the Marina in Cabo San Lucas. It’s a great spot for unique gifts and special souvenirs to remember your trip forever.

Boat Rentals in Cabo San Lucas

With stunning sapphire waters and beautiful stretches of beach, Cabo San Lucas is the ultimate destination to spend time on a boat. It’s the top activity to enjoy during a vacation in this part of Mexico. Gather your travel companions, friends, and family and book a boat charter in Cabo on a luxury yacht or catamaran for a day out on the ocean. You can arrange for a captain to provide meals, entertainment, and any onboard extras you’d like. Book a sunset cruise for a picturesque experience you’ll never forget.

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If you’re in Cabo San Lucas for your honeymoon, don’t hesitate to book a private boat rental for you and your partner. Boating is the top thing to do in Cabo for couples, it's a romantic experience to have, away from the crowded beaches and pools of resorts and hotels. A day spent cruising the coast, sipping champagne and having a captain and crew cater to your needs is an experience you deserve. Luxury yachts provide the ultimate venue for other special events, like bachelor & bachelorette parties, weddings at sea, and family reunions.

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In addition to the power and experience that motor yachts can provide to visitors to Cabo, another wonderful boating experience is by wind power. Sailboat rentals and sailing tours in Cabo offer a memorable boating day, where you can let the breeze take you to stunning spots around Cabo like the Arch and Lover’s Beach.

Watersports in Cabo San Lucas

There's nothing more thrilling than getting out into the ocean, trying a new water sport or an old favorite in a new place. Cabo San Lucas, with its unrelenting sunshine and beautiful scenery, is the perfect location to enjoy watersports. You can rent or charter a variety of watersports experience in this epic setting, no matter what time of year you visit. 

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Charters

It’s no secret that one of the best ways to spend a trip to Cabo is with some scuba diving or snorkeling. Snorkeling tours are very affordable in Cabo, most start around $60 for a full day trip, including a catamaran cruise, lunch, drinks onboard, and snorkeling equipment. The waters around Cabo San Lucas are teeming with marine life; you can see everything from whales to massive manta rays, sharks, and all sorts of fish. Earn your PADI scuba diving certification with a local dive instructor in Cabo San Lucas, or if you’d prefer to stay at the surface, you can enjoy a calm day of snorkeling with a boat ride.

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Want the fun and thrill of a watersport without getting wet? Parasailing is an adventure for you! With a partner or solo, you can fly above the waves in Cabo behind a boat, admiring the idyllic coastline from a birds-eye view. Feel the breeze on your face and make memories on a parasailing day in Cabo San Lucas. You’ll see some of the geographical highlights like The Arch, Medano Beach, Pelican’s Beach, and Land’s End. It’s a wonderful activity for kids and adults alike.

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Flyboarding in Cabo San Lucas

The flyboard is an exciting device that enables users to fly out of the water. With a certified instructor to show you how to control the board, shooting out of the water and jumping over the waves, you’re guaranteed to make memories and have a lot of laughs with your friends on a flyboard lesson in Cabo San Lucas. It’s also a stunning destination to learn in, so even if you aren’t good at the water sport, you can enjoy the views are you’re flying around.

Fishing Trips & Charters in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is one of the top 10 destinations in the entire world for deep-sea fishing. On a fishing charter, you’ll get the opportunity to reel in epic catches like Dorado, Striped Marlin, and Roosterfish. Gather your fishing buddies and hop aboard a fishing boat like a Hatteras sports fishing yacht with a local captain and guide to take you to the best places. Beginner anglers to expert sports fishers will love a day spent on the waves reeling in fish in Cabo San Lucas. Fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas typically cost between $100/hour to well over $2000/day depending on the fishing boat.

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Luxury Experiences in Cabo San Lucas

For travelers looking for luxury experiences and elegance during a trip to Cabo San Lucas, there’s no shortage of opportunities. With ritzy beachfront resorts and all-inclusive hotel experiences, luxury travel is made easy in this Pacific paradise.

From spa and wellness centers like The Desert Spa, The Spa at Pedregal, and Somma Wine Spa are excellent choices for massages, facials, and other relaxation treatments to make for the ultimate vacation. Don’t be afraid to pamper yourself when on a luxury vacation to Cabo. You can even bring this sort of treatment onboard your boat - some boat captains can arrange for a masseuse during your boat ride, the ultimate day of relaxation.

Budget Travel in Cabo San Lucas

Exploring Mexico on a shoestring budget? There are many budget options to enjoy this beautiful place without breaking the bank. Group boat tours, kayak rentals, and stand-up paddleboarding are affordable activities to partake in a while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas. When planning your budget trip, be sure to check that your dates don’t coincide with Spring Break or other holidays that drive up prices, and search online for inexpensive accommodation.

No matter your budget, #travelgoals or boating desires, you can find the perfect experience in Cabo San Lucas to make your Mexico vacation one you’ll never forget. Start planning your trip to Cabo today!