Explore Los Cabos by land and sea
Can’t drive 55? Jet Skis, Sea-Doos and WaveRunners pound the waves along Médano Beach and at Cabo Real at speeds that can reach double-nickels. The area abounds with outfitters such as Cabo San Lucas Tours offering one- and two-person rentals by the half-hour.
Fish Upon a Star
Decades before it became a tourist mecca, Cabo was an international sportfishing hotspot, with anglers looking to land a trophy marlin or other billfish. Reports of specimens weighing more than 800 pounds have become less frequent, but a 1,000-pound blue marlin—the largest caught there in 30 years—made headlines two years ago. More often, it’s red snapper, dorado, yellowfin, wahoo, bonito and grouper that make their ways into fishing boats and onto plates at the local restaurants— many of which will gladly cook what you catch. Fishing charters are as plentiful as the ubituitous roosterfish (which, by the way, aren’t good eating). Among the more popular and reputable charter fleets are Pisces, Silverados and Picante.
San José Del cabo provides a relaxing counterpoint to Cabo San Lucas with its colonial architecture, cathedral plaza, wildlife estuary, shops selling Talavera pottery and fire opal jewelry, as well as the most fine art galleries on the Baja Peninsula.
Whale watching delivers an annual treat for winter visitors to Los Cabos. Between January and March grays and humpbacks migrate to the Sea of Cortez. See them breach and spout from the shore or get up close on a boat excursion.
Cabo San Lucas Bay, a protected marine sanctuary, is an underwater paradise. Divers of all levels can see whale sharks and sea lions, while the more advanced can challenge the bottomless beauty of the Abyss, the Sandfalls and other choice spots.
ATV excursions aren’t legal on most Los Cabos beaches, but they’re a great way to savor Baja’s rugged inland beauty. Desert Park at Cabo Real, takes you on a 25-mile journey through spectacular arroyos, hillsides and canyons.
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Things to Do
Cabo San Lucas Tours
Desert Park ATV Tours
San José del Cabo