Destination Bucket List: Los Cabos

Los Cabos is a magic destination full of beauty and contrast — boasting both breathtaking seas and desert mountains.

Los Cabos is comprised primarily of two towns, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas; which are linked by a 20-mile corridor lined with world-class resort properties and championship golf courses.

Step into the extraordinary world of Los Cabos where the unparalleled natural beauty, biodiversity and range of amenities will appeal to any personality.


What to discover

1. EL ARCO

The most distinctive landmark of Cabo San Lucas is a rock formation dubbed El Arco (The Arch). The stunning phenomenon erupts from the sea at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez.

This is definitely one of the most popular things to do in Cabo San Lucas. And, getting there is easy as you can view the arch from your boat or ask the captain to drop you off and arrange a pick-up time.

2. MEDANO BEACH

Medano beach is Cabo’s safest swimming beach. It starts at the mouth of the Marina and extends all the way past Villa del Palmar, Riu Hotel and just west of Misiones del Cabo or Monuments Beach.

3. MARINA CABO SAN LUCAS

A walk down the Cabo San Lucas Marina is a must when in Los Cabos. Whether by day or by night, the marina will be a highlight of your stay, full with the best restaurants, stores and a vibrant nightlife.

4. LOVER’S BEACH AND DIVORCE BEACH

Come to Lover’s Beach to unwind. The lack of traffic and oceanfront development make it a very tranquil experience. On busy days, local vendors sell snacks and rent out beach umbrellas, but otherwise there are no facilities on the beach. Oh — and this beach is swimmable, so feel free to jump in!

A short water taxi ride or walk away from Lover’s Beach, lies the stunning Divorce Beach. Though it’s not swimmable, like it’s heart-eyed neighbor, this is the perfect place to relax, sunbathe and play some beach volleyball.

5. MT. SOLMAR

This short, but fairly challenging hike gives you a stunning 360 degree view of Cabo. While there’s no official trailhead — entry is through a gated chainlink fence in front of a dog kennel –, the owner, Enrique, is happy to let visitors in to enjoy the hike.

We advise that you wait for him to invite you in and, of course, tip him at the end of your journey.


What to eat

1. FLORA’S FIELD KITCHEN

Flora’s Field kitchen is about handmade food using ingredients from the 25-acre farm that this restaurant sits on.

The original Flora Restaurant was in San Jose del Cabo. After 5 years in town, and the farm serving as the main provider for the restaurant, the owner decided she would rather bring the restaurant to the farm instead of the other way around. Flora’s Field Kitchen strives to only serve what they make, raise and grow.

Their menu is seasonal, with some permanent classics. All meats served at Flora’s Field Kitchen come from our nearby 150-acre ranch where animals are humanely raised on diets that do not include hormones or antibiotics –and they do not offer beef on the menu, as it is not sustainable because there is not enough water in Baja.

2. SUNSET MONALISA

With its spectacular views and unique environment, Sunset Monalisa is designed to tantalize the senses and engage your emotions. With the passion and creativity of Chef Casiano Reyes, this dining destination will exceed all your expectations.

I’ve been here and this place will absolutely blow your mind. See pic below.

3. TACOS GUSS

Tacos Guss is an amazing dining experience all around. Not only are tacos insane, but you get an entire tray of salsas, guacamole, veggies, pico de gallo, cilantro and more so you can top your tacos any way you like. Also, it’s super cheap and has a great beer selection.


How to play

1. WHALE WATCHING

The best time for Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas, is from mid January to the mid March. During this time, Humpback Whales and Gray Whales can get really close to the Bay of Cabo San Lucas and its coastline.

There are a ton of companies that guide Whale Watching tours in this area, so we advise you shop around for the best price and fit for your group.

2. SNUBA DIVING

Snuba diving is a mix between snorkeling and scuba diving.  It’s the ease of snorkeling, but you can breath underwater with the equipment. This lets you see a lot more and dive a lot deeper than you could otherwise. The best part is you don’t have to be certified! While snuba diving you can see gorgeous fish, octopus, eels and more.

3. TURTLE RELEASE

The release of baby turtle hatchlings to the ocean is unquestionably one of the most fascinating and enriching experiences you will ever experience. 

Late August until early December is considered turtle season on the Baja, as it’s when the turtles come home to lay their eggs.

4. SUNSET CRUISES

Los Cabos is home to some of the most picturesque sunsets in the world, and a sunset cruise is one of the most amazing ways to view them.

Take a moment for a photo with your friends as the setting sun paints the sky in a beautiful palette of colors. Enjoy the salty breeze as we hoist the sales for a quiet cruise past the famous Sea Lion Colony and along the breathtaking Cabo coastline.

5. ATV RIDES

Conquer the Baja outback, cruising through desert-like landscapes and bumpy dunes on all-terrain vehicles, also known as ATVs. ATV tours are a popular Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo activity and provides excitement for adventurers who are young and young at heart.

Several Los Cabos activity outfits provide ATV or all-terrain vehicle tours and rentals.

So, ready to head out on your trip?Reach out to your BeachMaster with any pre-trip questions.

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