26 Incredible Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas on Your Next Getaway

Looking for things to do in Cabo San Lucas? Check out Cabo Adventures list of 25 amazing ideas, from scenic paddleboarding to memorable dining and more.

*This page was updated to include 26 incredible things to do on Febuary 4th 2020.

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 warm Pacific Ocean waters.

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.

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.

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, and more on this marine excursion in the crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortez. And before taking off on this adventure, find out more on what you can expect to see of the Cabo Marine Life.

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.

9. Try Flyboarding

Though you may have tried wakeboarding, paddleboarding, or surfing, have you ever tried flyboarding? Daredevils will love this jetpack experience over the waters of Cabo.

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 a little more on what this tour is like? Read up on why conditions are perfect for whale watching in Cabo.

Whale watching is one of the best things to do in Cabo. These waters are on the migratory path of many whales. Most commonly seen are grays and humpbacks, and blue whales, sperm whales, and orcas have been spotted.

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.

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.

13. Take a Cooking Class

You are going to miss the food of Cabo San Lucas when you head back home, so have some fun and learn how to make some of it on your own. Not only will you learn traditional recipes and cooking methods, you will first spend time in the market picking out fresh ingredients.

14. Scuba Dive in the Sea of Cortez

Scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez

Learn the ropes of scuba diving while exploring underwater caves and bright coral reefs.

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 suggestions 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 at Tacos Guss

When in Cabo, tacos are a must! The handmade tortillas and fresh pico de gallo at Tacos Guss simply can’t be beaten.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Maybe you're doing your Cabo Vacation on a budget and are looking for less expensive activities to do. Take some time to cool off while admiring beautiful works at this local gallery. Want a couple more cheap ideas like these? Check out this list of Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas for Cheap.

Traditional or modern, local or international, the art galleries of Cabo San Lucas have something for everyone.

25. Shop at Eclectic Array

Score unique accessories at this fun boutique that features Mexican-inspired dresses, hats, clutches, and dog collars.

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 are visiting this paradise of Mexico, check out these 26 things you must 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.

Curious about getting a bird's eye view of Cabo and maybe more of a bite-size list to start with? Check out a map and a couple of suggestions for what to do in Cabo

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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