Los Cabos is home to the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez and a dramatic desert backdrop. As if the scenery weren’t enough, it’s also home to every kind of activity under the sun, and some that will even surprise you. When the sun goes down, the area’s reputation for high-caliber nightlife does not disappoint, making it the ultimate spot for pretty much any kind of vacation you’re looking to experience. In fact, we’ve put together a little sampling of activities to show you just how varied the options are.
Those who have been whale watching will often tell you that it’s nothing short of an awe-inspiring experience, so why not take advantage of the shallow lagoons of the Baja Peninsula to experience it for yourself? From January through April, gray whales migrate south from Alaska to the warmer climate, and can often be seen up close in the waters surrounding Los Cabos. As an added bonus, choose a tour on a glass bottom boat for even more amazing views.
Beautiful fairway views aren’t exactly a rarity along the pacific coast of Mexico, but if you’re looking for a full 18 holes of breathtaking natural wonder, you’ll want to add Quivira Golf Club to your list. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course offers more oceanfront golf than any other course in Los Cabos thanks to its location on the very tip of the peninsula (think panoramic Pacific views from every hole).
Note: In order to play at Quivira, you must be a resident or guest staying at one of the Pueblo Bonito Resorts in Los Cabos: Pueblo Bonito, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica, Pueblo Bonito Rose, or Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach.
Beaches are a no-brainer when it comes to the perfect winter vacation, and Cabo certainly has its fair share. Medano Beach is the most swimmable beach in downtown Cabo San Lucas, and also the most popular. It’s got you covered if you’re in search of some action, with easy access to watersport rentals and activities like parasailing. Food options are great here, too, since it’s close to town. We recommend checking out Edith’s Restaurante for a generous helping of local seafood.
In Los Cabos, camel riding on the beach is an actual thing, and it’s awesome. Safari-goers will get to experience the unique landscape of the region with the help of knowledgeable guides, including a gentle nature walk through the desert, a 4×4 cruise through the Baja Outback, and that beachside camel ride we promised you (which is even better at sunset, by the way). In the winter, riders can sometimes spot the aforementioned whales from the shoreline. After working up an appetite, the day ends perfectly with a chance to savor some authentic Mexican flavors ranging from salsas to mezcal.
Last but not least, Los Cabos is famed for its nightlife and for good reason. Spots like Cabo Wabo and Senior Frogs have famous names, but if you’re looking to party more like a rock star than a tourist, head to El Squid Roe. It’s three stories tall, and usually packed full by midnight. While it may not be for the faint of heart, it’s perfect if you’re looking to seriously get down at one of the most popular dance scenes downtown.
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