How to Have the Best Cabo Family Vacation

Try these tips for the perfect Cabo family vacation. Find out how to navigate kid-friendly Cabo and enjoy the most exciting excursions in Cabo with toddlers.

Los Cabos has a reputation for being a great vacation spot for couples or people looking for a party. This may be true to some extent, but it’s also the perfect place to take your family. There are plenty of hotels and activities that are fun and kid-friendly for your Cabo family vacation. Check out these ideas before you plan your trip, and prepare to make some memories in Mexico.

Best Cabo Hotels for Families

The first step in planning your Cabo family vacation is finding a hotel that is kid-friendly and quiet at night, especially if you’re traveling to Cabo with toddlers. Many hotels offer childcare or kids clubs so you can have a night out while they enjoy games and crafts. Before booking, make sure to ask for information about where the hotel is located, what amenities are offered, and what is available for kids. Read on for our picks for some of the best Cabo hotels for families.

Sheraton Grand Hacienda del Mar

This Colonial Mexican resort sits on 28 acres of property and is conveniently located between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. This ideal spot means it is tucked away from the noise and crowds in the towns, but close enough to access everything easily. You can enjoy breakfast at the hotel for a fee, swim in one of five pools, or check out the Sheraton Adventure Kids Club.

Grand Velas Los Cabos

This all-inclusive luxury resort has a myriad of amenities, including meals and drinks, three separate infinity pools, a jacuzzi, and a splash area. They have a Kids Club where your kids can learn to make kites, masks, and pin֮atas, or play games. They also have a Teens Club with music and dancing until midnight, a pool table, ping-pong table, and karaoke. Teens can also enjoy a non-alcoholic bar while hanging out.

Pueblo Bonito

Pueblo Bonito has multiple sister properties with direct access to El Médano Beach and overlooking the famous Land’s End. Guests can enjoy the amenities at all the properties, including on-site activities like Spanish lessons, salsa dancing, and cooking classes. They also have a kids club for younger guests.

Kid-Friendly Cabo Tours & Activities

Once you’ve chosen the perfect hotel for your Cabo family vacation, it’s time to plan the fun stuff—excursions! Cabo Adventures has tons of exciting kid-friendly Cabo activities to choose from.

Dolphin Swim Experience

Family members as young as four years old can participate in this interactive dolphin encounter. Hug, play, swim, and get a kiss from these playful and friendly mammals in the safety of a shallow water platform. You’ll also get to learn all about dolphins from our expert trainers.

Outback and Camel Ride Safari

Perfect for kids ages five and older, the Outback and Camel Ride Safari is a half-day excursion that’s both educational and fun. The tour begins with a walkthrough of our ecological workshops at EcoFarm where kids can learn about sustainability followed by a stop to meet our camels and pose for a fun photo before taking a camel ride through the desert. Afterward, we’ll finish off the tour with a delicious traditional Mexican buffet lunch.

Cabo ATV Tour Off-Road Adventure

Explore the landscape surrounding Cabo in a Polaris UTV on this exciting ride. Bring along riders eight years and older and set your own pace as you drive over rocks and splash through the wetlands. You’ll see the best sights and breathtaking views with our expert guides, then finish with a Mexican buffet at our beachside bar.

Whale Watching Cabo Photo Safari

The waters around Cabo are a breeding area and migratory stop for humpback whales in the Pacific, which makes this the perfect place to see these enormous whales up close. Kids five years and up can join you in our inflatable boats for the best view of these 40 to 50 foot long wonders. You’ll also have a chance to listen to them using hydrophones and learn about them from our Marine Mammal Specialists.

Cabo San Lucas Snorkeling Adventure

This snorkeling tour, suitable for those aged five and older, allows kids to discover the underwater world of Cabo San Lucas, home to a wide variety of marine life including sea turtles, rays, parrotfish, and more. All equipment is provided and kids can choose from a variety of water activities including snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding. After your kids have explored to their heart’s content, we’ll conclude the Cabo San Lucas Snorkeling Adventure with a light lunch. 

Cabo Zipline Outdoor Adventure

This tour is for the adrenaline junkies in your family and is for ages eight and up. You’ll get to hike through the jungle, rappel off a cliff, and drive off-road in a Polaris UTV. And you’ll get to zipline tandem, upside down, and pendulum style over a canyon, plus try out the longest and fastest line in Mexico called the Superman.cheerful mother and daughter on cabo beach having fun time

Fun For Older Kids

Cabo Adventures also has some great options for ages 12 and older, like snorkeling and sailing. Previous snorkeling experience is recommended for the tours with that element; however, some of them give you the option to snorkel, swim, kayak, or paddleboard, so the snorkeling part can be skipped if needed. You can also learn how to scuba dive in Cabo and get certified with Padi Discover Scuba Diving (age 10+).

Dolphin Trainer For a Day

If you have a child who is interested in marine biology or just plain loves dolphins, this is a great opportunity for hands-on learning in a fun atmosphere. Your child can work alongside our Marine Mammal Specialists and learn how to care for and communicate with dolphins, and also train them, teach them tricks, and swim with them.

Sea of Cortez Wildlife & Snorkeling Adventure

Cruise on a luxury catamaran through the gorgeous Sea of Cortez to some of the most amazing beaches and coves. Swim and snorkel with sea lions, tropical fish, manta rays, dolphins, and more in the “aquarium of the world.” This tour is actually okay for kids as young as eight, but previous snorkeling experience is required.

Date Night

Take advantage of the Kids Clubs or child care at your resort and head out for a romantic sunset cruise with your significant other. Watch the sun go down from the best vantage point available on a French sailboat stocked with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. You’ll also get to sail past Cabo’s beautiful coastline and a sea lion colony.

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