Cabo San Lucas, or Cabo to many visitors, is one of Mexico’s most beautiful cities to visit on the Pacific coastline. Not only is the city a lot of fun, but there are heaps of great things to do in Cabo that are scattered throughout the city and the wider region.

Over the years, we’ve discovered the top places to stay in Tulum and the best experiences in Cancun. Plus, we’ve headed to cities like Mérida that are incredible to visit. All of these, it is said, are on the east coast of Mexico.

One thing I love about Cabo is its western coastline. As such, it is one of the best places in Mexico to visit for whale watching and is absolutely incredible to see on tour. Not only that, but the entire coastline is so stunning! As such, it is a perfect place to visit if you are visiting the west coast of Mexico.

So, to help you make the most of your time in Cabo, we’ve popped up some of our favorite spots you can’t miss. That way, you can focus on relaxing and exploring while visiting Cabo.

1.) Playa del Amor (Lovers Beach)

Lovers BeachLocated just south of Cabo’s downtown area near Land’s End, it is one of Cabo San Lucas’ most popular beaches for its natural beauty.

Now, what can I say. Lovers Beach is quite small and popular with visitors, so expect it to be very crowded at peak times. That being said, it’s well worth a visit, especially if you’re already exploring the wider area beyond the nearby port.

Best of all, you can explore some small beach coves here. First, you have Lover’s Beach, aptly named in my opinion because of its quiet, relaxed beaches in Cabo.

Second, on the other hand, Playa del Divorcio Known for its huge waves and dangerous waters that are not ideal for swimming. Hence the name!

You can comfortably hike between the two beaches, but it can be very precarious and there are few health and safety regulations. To make things easier, book a short water taxi from the shore at Cabo San Lucas. They usually cost around $20-30 USD each.

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2.) Whale watching

Whale watching is perhaps the best experience in Mexico, and there is no better place to do it than in the Sea of ​​Cortez (Gulf of California) and along the Pacific coast.

If this sounds like fun, then you might want to visit Cabo San Lucas between December and April (when the whales are around). That being said, you can also book a whale watching tour in early November and get lucky with your sighting.

You see, the sea around Cabo San Lucas is a popular migration stop and breeding hotspot for humpback whales. Just make sure Book this whale watching boat tour from before. Places sell out quickly at peak times and you don’t want to be left high and dry with no options.

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3.) Cabo Pulmo National Park

One of the things that makes the area around Cabo San Lucas so special is its natural environment. If you’re staying in Cabo for a few days, be sure to spend some time in Cabo Pulmo National Park.

Spanning the coastline between Pulmo Point and Los Frailes Cape, Cabo Pulmo National Park is vast and something you really can’t ‘complete’ in one day. That being said, you can visit some nearby places while traveling around.

There is so much marine life around this UNESCO-protected shore and you can easily find it Booking this kayaking and snorkeling tour From Cabo itself. It’s amazing, especially since it’s 1 of only 3 living coral reefs in North America that you can visit.

You will spend around 9 hours on the tour and stop at a sea lion colony and three snorkeling spots and take the most spectacular drive from Cabo San Lucas. It is very valuable.

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4.) Lands end

Technically, Lovers Beach is part of Land’s End in Cabo, so if you’re already visiting the shore, you can more easily explore Land’s End while you’re there.

Located in the southern part of Cabo, Land’s End is where Lovers Beach and Playa del Divorcio meet. You can go here at any time of the day, but the most magical time is at sunset The boat tour.

That being said, it is a great place to relax and explore as part of a long day by chartered boat or shared boat option which is very affordable.

Once here, be sure to look Arch of Cabo San Lucas And explore the small rocky islands (including Pelican Rock) that make this area so special.

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5.) Marina Cabo San Lucas

Visiting the marina is one of the best things to do in Cabo San Lucas when you visit. You see, it’s just shy of Land’s End and has boat tours, shops and restaurants galore.

This is a perfect place for a stroll along the harbor and an early evening meal. The view from here is spectacular at sunset.

we love Hacienda Cocina y Cantina Which has some spectacular views across the bay, especially at sunset. However, make sure to book a table in advance, as tables fill up quickly. Oh, and be sure to try their octopus with red onion and red onion, zucchini squash. It is delicious.

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6.) San Jose del Cabo

If you’ve had enough of beaches and ocean, a trip to San Jose del Cabo, Old Town is a must. A taxi ride takes just 20 minutes from the city center and there is no real need to pre-book.

We love it here and if you prefer a little day trip, it’s one of the best things to do in Cabo San Lucas. You see, San Jose del Cabo is the best place to go if you want to get a glimpse of Mexico’s culture and history.

Once here, you can walk along the plaza and find local restaurants that will give you a culinary treat of Mexican food. On Thursdays, the place hosts a fair, where local vendors and artisans sell goods, handicrafts and souvenirs.

Alternatively, go for a beach day at Playa Hotelera, which is absolutely beautiful.

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7.) Playa Santa Maria

About 10 miles from the center of Cabo San Lucas Playa Santa Maria. This gorgeous horseshoe shaped bay is part of a protected marine sanctuary along the coast here and is beautiful.

Now, it’s nowhere near as popular as the beaches at Cabo San Lucas, but it’s worth a trip if you’re already heading east along the coast.

That being said, you can too Book this all-inclusive boat tour which has a totally free bar and stops at Paya Santa Maria for snorkeling. Once onboard, you’ll have the opportunity to swim with schools of fish and see the vibrant marine life up close and personal. It is very incredible.

8.) Todos Santos

Todos Santos is a must visit and one of the best things to do in Cabo San Lucas if you choose a day trip.

Offering a different sight and experience than Cabo’s sun-kissed beaches, Todos Santos is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range. This alone makes it incredible to visit and is one of our favorite towns near Cabo to visit.

Did you know? The original Hotel California, which inspired the famous Eagles song of the same name, can be found in Todos Santos. Yes, that’s the place!

Now, Todos Santos is about a 55-minute car ride from Cabo, so be sure to plan your time well. Leave early in the morning and go straight Playa La Cachora. The beach is gorgeous and quite unspoilt. Be careful though, be sure to take snacks, drinks and sunblock with you; The beach itself is less in terms of facilities.

Afterwards, go to La Esquina For their delicious brunch menu. Their Mexican eggs (served with beans and avocado) are very good.

9.) Al Squid Roe

In Cabo San Lucas, the day doesn’t end with sunset. You can easily spend a whole night in the city and there are heaps of bars and restaurants to choose from.

L squid row At the forefront of Cabo’s night scene, offering tall cocktails, overflowing drinks, live music and dance raves that will keep you on your toes. It’s lively, over-the-top and a lot of fun if you’re looking for a party atmosphere.

Plus, you can easily visit El Squid Row while visiting the marina in Cabo. It is just shy of the shore and will take you no time to visit.

10.) Medano Beach

Stretching the length of Cabo San Lucas, Medano BeachEasily one of the most popular beaches in the region to visit.

It is a two-mile long beach lined with rental facilities, bars, restaurants and a few beach clubs. Best of all, the waters here are calm and calm, perfect for lots of water-based activities or just hanging out on the sand. Although you should always be careful of riptides when swimming, the Pacific Ocean can be rough.

Once here, go to Office on the beach For lunch and cocktails. It’s a pretty lively place and worth a few hours of fun.

That being said, if you prefer a more chilled-out day at Medano Beach, then head further east. The further you walk, the less developed the beach area becomes.

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