The Best Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas

Looking for things to do in Cabo San Lucas? We've got you covered! Check out our list of 26 amazing ideas, from scenic paddleboarding to memorable dining and more.

Looking for incredible and memorable things to do in Cabo San Lucas on your next vacation? Cabo Adventures has put together a list of the 26 best things to do in Cabo to help you plan the perfect mixture of exciting new activities and relaxing time on the beach. Whether you’re headed to Cabo San Lucas on a honeymoon, Christmas getaway, or solo adventure, check out our list below for 26 incredible ideas!

1. Swim with Dolphins

Experience a rare brush with nature as you catch a lift with a friendly and charming bottlenose dolphin in our crystal-clear saltwater pool that’s the same water as the Pacific Ocean. We offer the tour in small groups, and with 40 minutes, you’re sure to enjoy the up-close and personal encounter with the dolphin.

2. Set Sail on a Yacht

Because there’s nothing more luxurious than taking a trip around Los Cabos on a French-made sailing yacht. During your sailing adventure, you can relax, take in the scenes, and enjoy the VIP lifestyle. You’ll get a light snack, lunch, towers and an open bar, along with all the snorkel and paddleboard equipment you’ll need. If you’re looking for what to do in Cabo San Lucas, a yacht may be your answer.

3. Take a Camel Ride in the Desert

Riding A Camel in the desert

Most people wouldn’t think of booking a ride on a camel in Cabo, but the Baja desert is the perfect place to explore from the hump of a friendly camel and also to enjoy an authentic Mexican meal while you bask in the idyllic weather of Cabo.

4. Get Scuba Certified

See the ocean from a new view as you take the premier PADI Open Water Diver Certification course and learn skills that last a lifetime. Once certified, you can then scuba dive anywhere in Mexico and all over the world.

5. Bask on Lover’s Beach

Also known as Playa Del Amor, this calm, popular beach is perfect for sunbathing and taking a dip to cool down when the sun gets too warm.

The duality and extremity of nature are brilliantly displayed on either side of the arch at Land’s End. On one side is Lover’s Beach on the calm warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. On the other, Divorce Beach and the turbulent, and unswimmable, waters of the Pacific. We’ll let you decide how they got their names.

6. Zip Line Through the Desert

If you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping, this is the activity for you. Soar through canyons and greenery as you zip line, rappel, and cross bridges in this Cabo zip line outdoor adventure. A must-do in Cabo is to check out the longest and fastest zip line in Mexico, “Superman.”

7. Snorkel in the Sea of Cortez

snorkeling underwater photo

Get up close and personal with sea lions, colorful fish of the tropic on this marine excursion in the crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortez. Before taking off on this adventure, be sure to learn what you can expect to see of the Cabo Marine Life. Needless to say, you can see sea lions, healthy, living coral reefs, plenty of tropical fish, and much more!

8. Encounter a Whale Shark

Known as the gentle giants of the sea, whale sharks are unaggressive and feed only on plankton and small plants, making them the perfect partner for an ocean swim. This is one of the most unique experiences of them all. The whale sharks aren’t in Cabo, but our excursion takes you to La Paz, where you’ll then hop on a boat to swim with these majestic, gentle giants.

There are very few experiences that can match swimming with whale sharks. We offer a full Baja-style lunch, snorkel equipment, wetsuits and towels, and roundtrip transportation from Los Cabos to La Paz. Don’t worry! It's not dangerous to swim with whale sharks. While they are large, they are gentle giants and pose no risk to humans! This is truly one of the more unique things to do in Cabo San Lucas.

9. Rent Jetskis

Itching to get out on the open water and experience something unique? Look no further than renting jet skis in Cabo San Lucas. This is a great way to explore the picturesque coastline of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, with its white sandy beaches and jutting cliffs. Feel the wind in your hair and some Mexican sun on your skin as you zoom the Pacific waters to create beautiful memories in one of Mexico's most popular destination cities. Whether you're interested in a few hours or an entire day, there are plenty of opportunities to be had. Enjoy a Cabo San Lucas getaway like never before on this joyous jet ski ride.

10. Go Whale Watching

Whale breaching during whale watching excursion

Enjoy Cabo’s own unique safari experience while observing and photographing majestic humpback whales from specialized inflatable boats at sea. Want to find out more about this tour? Read up on why conditions are perfect for whale watching in Cabo.

11. Mountain Bike the Baja Peninsula

Experienced cyclists and newbies alike will love taking in the beauty of the lush desert landscape from the seat of a mountain bike. You can enjoy an off-road adventure and check out places that most tourists never get to see. Once you’re done, you can finish your day with a few cocktails and an amazing dinner. You’ll have earned it. This is a must-do in Cabo San Lucas if you love the fresh air and adventure.

12. Dine on the Beach at The Office

This hyped Mexican restaurant on the beach lives up to its name. Put your toes in the sand while enjoying the coconut shrimp or beef sopes. At the same time, you can soak in the sun and listen to some great live music.

13. Take a Cooking Class

True Mexican food is incredible, and if you get accustomed to it in your time in Mexico, you’ll want to eat more of it when back home. In our cooking classes, you can learn how to make seasonal tamales, tasty salsas and much more. You’ll enjoy a farm tour and a full lunch, with dessert, after your class.

14. Scuba Dive in the Sea of Cortez

Scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez

You can go up to 40 feet below the surface and see stingrays, mobula rays, seahorses, eels, tropical fish, and much more. With temperatures between 78 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll be plenty comfy. Diving in the Sea of Cortez is truly a life-changing experience.

15. Take a Sunset Sail

Sunset is always a magical time of day in Cabo, but viewing the majestic beauty of a sunset from a sailboat makes it all the more special. Considering this activity as part of your honeymoon vacation? Excellent idea! And in case you're looking for a little more inspiration, here's a great list of activities, tours, and places that are perfect for your Cabo San Lucas honeymoon.

Enjoy the beauty, peace, and serenity of the seas as you sail along in comfort and luxury on a sunset cruise. The romance of the sea makes it one of the best things to do in Cabo San Lucas for couples.

16. Tantalize Your Taste Buds with Some Tacos

No trip to Cabo is complete without enjoying some tacos. Seafood lovers can check out Gardenias, where they can enjoy fresh, local seafood. Vegetarians aren’t left out as there are also many options. Looking for more traditional fare? Check out Taqueria El Paisa. You can enjoy carne asada, pastor, pork, chorizo, and many more options. It’s the perfect place to visit after a few beers. Want the best view, head to The Taco Bar. With amazing views and an atmosphere that begs you to relax, you’re sure to love this must-go restaurant. Want to try out all the best tacos in Cabo, check out this link.

17. Hop on an Electric Mountain Bike

Want to save some energy while exploring Mexico on a bike? An electric mountain bike is a perfect compromise! Biking on the beach? Impossible, right? Not with the wide wheels and the electric advantage. You will still get a workout, but when the terrain gets rough, the electric assist can help you through. By renting an electric bike, visitors can see much more of the city and enjoy a slower-paced day while seeing it all.

18. Be a Dolphin Trainer For a Day

Dolphins being trained

Try your hand at dolphin training as you work alongside marine mammal specialists at this unique dolphin center in Cabo. We provide everything from a wetsuit in winter months to a diploma and printer photo of the experience. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and is perfect for anyone 12 years or older.

19. Enjoy an Incredible Italian Meal at Restaurant Salvatore’s

There’s more to Cabo than Mexican restaurants, so check out this highly-rated Italian hotspot when you tire of tacos.

20. Dive in Cabo Pulmo

This national marine park is one of the world’s best diving sites. You won’t want to miss the famous shipwreck and warm waters. The protected beauty of this gem of Los Cabos makes it one of the best things to do in Cabo San Lucas.

21. Eat at European-Style Alexander Restaurant

This top-rated restaurant offers fine dining on the waterfront with a menu influenced by Switzerland, France, and the tropics. The menu includes plenty of seafood, gluten-free options, pasta, and even flambé at your table. You can also sip on a mimosa or margarita while enjoying your fine dining experience.

22. Polaris ATV Through Baja

ATV ride through the desert

Explore the unique and diverse terrain of Baja California while riding in an ATV from Polaris. You’ll love going at your own pace and seeing the beautiful sights. This 4-hour tour will allow you to live a truly exciting experience. With photographers on hand, you’ll get the best shots to show off to your friends and family. You’ll get a Mexican buffet lunch, beet and fruit-infused water, a tour of the EcoFarm and gear, along with roundtrip transportation.

23. Try the Queso at Roasted Grill & Bar

Who doesn’t love queso dip? Roasted Grill has a version that’s hard to rival, as well as other tasty dishes like Catch of the Day Ceviche and their decadent chocolate cake.

24. Admire Art at Hector Estrada Art Gallery

Are you looking for something to do while on a budget? If so, check out the Ivan Guaderrama Gallery. Check out original paintings and sculptures by local Mexican artists. The gallery is conveniently located in the art district and was founded in 2010. Visiting the gallery in person is a unique experience that is sure to inspire you. If you don’t want to lug anything home, you can even check out their online store.

25. Shop at Eclectic Array

Score unique accessories at this fun boutique that features Mexican-inspired dresses, hats, clutches, and dog collars. Their mission is to provide ethical fashion and modern, handmade products that transform lives around the world. There are multiple locations in Cabo, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

26. Take Home Tequila


No trip to Cabo is complete without stashing some tequila for your friends at home. Check out Tequila Town for a wide selection of local liquor. A tequila tour is a must-do in Cabo.

So feel free to unleash the adventure with these warm tropical breezes, soothing surf, soft sand, and brilliant sunshine of Cabo San Lucas. It is easy to spend your time on the beach enjoying the nearly perfect weather in Cabo,  but there is so much more to see and do. The next time you visit this paradise of Mexico, check out these 26 things you need to do in Cabo.

Book Your Experience Today!

Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime? With 25 first-rate ideas to choose from, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy in Cabo. Book a tour with Cabo Adventures to make your trip to Cabo San Lucas even more memorable. We help travelers from all over the globe discover the very best of Mexico with fun, safe, and informative adventures.

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Before taking off on these awesome Cabo adventures, make sure to read up on these 5 Cabo Travel Tips as well as book one of these top Cabo San Lucas Hotels for the best vacation to Los Cabos.

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