If you want to treat your family to a vacation in Mexico this year, we have some great tips for you below about one of the country’s most popular destinations which is Cabo San Lucas. Located on the southern tip of Baja California Sur, Cabo San Lucas has sparkling Sea of Cortez views, desert landscapes, luxury resorts, world class spas, award-winning restaurants, great shopping, top ranked golf courses, endless tours and activities, and more.

Without a doubt, you’ll never run out of things to do in Cabo. In terms of where to stay, check out Villa del Palmar Los Cabos or Villa La Valencia. Both resorts are part of our award winning Villa Group Resorts collection of luxury properties that travelers love.  Plus, we have an exclusive vacation club membership for purchase, too.

Meanwhile, keep reading below about activities and vacation tips for you next getaway to Cabo San Lucas.  

#1 Picnic at the Beach

To start with, no visit to Cabo San Lucas is complete without spending lots of time at the beach. At Villa del Palmar Los Cabos and Villa La Valencia, both of our spectacular properties are ideally situated on gorgeous beaches with amazing views. Why not stop by our onsite markets conveniently located inside the resorts and pick up some sandwiches, snacks and drinks and have a picnic at the beach?

In addition to the resort beaches, there are various lovely beaches in the area. For example, Playa Del Amor is a popular beach that is perfect for sunbathing and for taking a dip to cool off that also offers amazing views of Land’s End, a natural rock formation and popular landmark. On the other side, Divorce Beach has more turbulent, and unswimmable, waters of the Pacific Ocean.  

#2 Snorkel or Scuba Dive in the Sea of Cortez

Secondly, did you know that the Sea of Cortez Cabo is one of the best places to go snorkeling in Mexico? It’s true! The area has diverse and exotic marine life and crystal clear waters which attract scuba divers and people who love to snorkel. Also, the Sea of Cortez is warm most of the year as well which makes it comfortable in the water.

While snorkeling, you may even catch a glimpse of sea lions, sea turtles, whale sharks, dolphins, colorful tropical fish, and so much more. If you want the full experience, you can book a snorkeling tour that usually also includes drinks and a packed lunch, too.

#3 Swimming with Whale Sharks

In addition to snorkeling, did you know that you can go swimming with whale sharks in and around Cabo San Lucas? These “gentle giants”  are enormous creatures that are filter feeders which feed on small plankton and tiny micro-organisms, and do not pose a risk to humans.

The peak time to swim with whale sharks in Cabo occurs between the months of October through May. During October, the water temperatures are quite warm, and become colder in January and February. In addition to whale sharks, you may also see dolphins during your adventure as they are known to accompany whale sharks in the water as well.  

#4 Sunset Cruise

Next, if you want a more relaxed activity during your vacation to Cabo, you can take a boat tour of the area. For example, you can book a sunset cruise that will offer you unbeatable views of the Sea of Cortez as you sit back and relax. Many tours also include a delicious dinner and unlimited drinks as well.

In Cabo, you can choose from a variety of boat tours including sailboats, yachts, and more. Whether you’re traveling with your sweetheart or have the whole family with you, why not take advantage of the excellent weather in Baja and enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise in the Sea of Cortez? Day time boat tours are also available as well. 

#5 Mountain Bike in Baja

Do you like being active and enjoy being adventurous? If so, there are some excellent mountain biking trails near Los Cabos. Whether you are an experienced biker or a beginner, active travelers should definitely try mountain biking on the trails in and around Los Cabos. In terms of where to go, the nearby small town of Todos Santos is a great option.

There, you can rent a bike for just $45 dollars for the whole day and guides are also available as well. There are several well maintained singletrack trails in Todos Santos that used to be old horse and cattle tracks. As a bonus, the outstanding ocean views at the top of Old Port trail will make the challenging rocky climb worth it. ​​

#6 Take a Cooking Class

Next, if you want to try something different during your vacation to Cabo, why not take a cooking class? Most people will agree that Mexican food is some of the most delicious food in the world. In Cabo, you can find cooking classes available to learn how to prepare some of the best authentic Mexican dishes.

Cooking classes typically teach a variety of traditional recipes using authentic cooking methods. In addition, many classes will take visitors to explore local markets and pick out fresh ingredients to use in preparing the dishes during class. Afterwards, guests will get to enjoy the delicious lunch they prepared.

#7 Camel Ride in the Desert

Last but not least, did you know that you can ride a camel in the desert in Cabo? While it may sound unusual, the Baja desert is the ideal spot to enjoy a camel ride. The stunning desert landscapes provide a beautiful backdrop as you explore atop a camel. Many tours also include food and drinks as well. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes, closed shoes, wear sunscreen, and use a hat. It’s sure to be a memorable vacation experience that everyone in the family will treasure forever! 

As you can see, Cabo San Lucas is a great choice for a dream vacation in Mexico if you want to head down south this year. We hope our list of 7 things to do in Cabo San Lucas will help you plan fun activities during your vacation. Remember, to book your accommodations call Villa del Palmar Los Cabos or Villa La Valencia. Currently, we have amazing deals on all-inclusive travel packages to stay at both resorts.

In addition, we also have a Beachfront Rewards program for vacation club members that want to regularly vacation in paradise. Members earn Awards Credits each time they refer a friend or family member to join our exclusive vacation club. Then, Awards Credits can be used to upgrade accommodations, at onsite spas, onsite restaurants, and more. Our friendly travel agents are ready to take your call to help you pick the perfect vacation package!

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