What to do in Los Cabos

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Los Cabos

Los Cabos Attractions

Los Cabos is the collective name for both Cabo San Lucas and the Old Town of San Jose del Cabo. Once an obscure fishing village, Cabo is now a thriving city that sprawls across the map with stunning coastal views, a vibrant nightlife and a wealth of Old World charm.

If you love water sports, there's no end of things to do in Los Cabos. For avid scuba divers and snorkelers, there is an unusual natural phenomenon known as sand waterfalls, where underwater currents propel tons of sand over submerged rock formations in a stunning and never-ending waterfall pattern. There are also colorful and exotic tropical fish species to enjoy in the underground seascape. For those who would like to view this underwater world without getting wet, there are Los Cabos tours of the bay in glass-bottomed boats.

The area is also known for its prime deep-sea fishing. Hiring a boat and guide for a day on the high seas promises adventure and perhaps the catch of a lifetime, as the warm ocean currents attract large game fish such as marlin, tuna and sailfish. Other Los Cabos activities include mountain biking and ATV tours in the surrounding hills.

One of the top attractions in Los Cabos is the Church of San Lucas, a 300-year old Spanish mission-style church boasting period features. Many other buildings in Cabo date to the city's founding and reflect its Colonial past.

There are plenty of local spots to let your hair down and enjoy some of "la vida loca," with bars and nightclubs popular with tourist and local alike dotting the main streets in Los Cabos.

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Top places to visit

1. Marina Del Rey

The Marina Cabo San Lucas is famous for its luxury yachting services, fine dining and sport fishing. Located on several main yachting routes, the marina is ideally situated in a protected bay. If you dock your yacht here, the marina offers all the facilities for you to be able to vacation on board. You can also visit the harbor’s attractions during your stay in Los Cabos, or after a boat trip.
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Marina Cabo San Lucas showing a coastal town and a lighthouse

2. Medano Beach

Deluxe resorts, bars and cafés back onto Medano Beach, one of the liveliest strands in Cabo San Lucas. Here, you’ll find plenty of watersports activities and restaurants serving the region’s seafood specialties. Join fellow vacationers enjoying the exciting and raucous atmosphere on this popular stretch of sand.
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A favorite among Cabo’s young revelers, this scenic beach stands out with its fun bars, watersports rentals and party atmosphere.

3. The Arch

At the tip of the Baja Peninsula stands a craggy rock formation, in the shape of an arch, that towers over the ocean. El Arco is like the gateway to the ocean and has a majestic appearance, reminiscent of another world. The arch has been carved over time, as rough winds and the waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez erode the rocks away. This part of the Baja Peninsula, also known as Land’s End, is one of the most popular attractions in Cabo San Lucas.
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El Arco featuring rocky coastline and waves

4. Lover's Beach

Book a cruise to one of the most romantic and most photographed beaches in the Los Cabos region: Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach), where El Arco rises out of the sea. Get dropped off at this golden stretch of sand to spend a few hours enjoying the sand and sea. This is called Lover’s Beach because it is so private and secluded: the perfect place for a hand-in-hand stroll or a day out with your loved ones.
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Playa del Amor showing rugged coastline and a beach

5. Santa Maria Beach

With its curved strand and picturesque views, Santa Maria Beach is an idyllic spot for a picnic with your family. Away from the towns, the beach lies in a quiet and secluded spot in front of a mountainous peninsula. Lay a blanket on the sand to enjoy a picnic with the soothing sounds of the waves as your musical accompaniment.
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Check out the pools in the modern resort and delight in the utter serenity of this stunning bay and its marine sanctuary.

6. Chileno Beach

Serene and remote, Chileno Beach provides an ideal escape from the cities. It lies beside the meeting of the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean and has a Blue Flag certificate for cleanliness and safety. Arrive with snorkeling gear and dive into the clear water for a glimpse of the colorful aquatic life.
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Traverse the raised walkway along the back of the beach, snorkel alongside the coral reef and investigate the boats and rock formations.

7. Cabo San Lucas Bay

San Lucas Bay is made up of several beaches draped around intriguing rock formations. It covers the southernmost part of the calm Gulf of California, where the sea meets the more tumultuous waves of the Pacific Ocean. Spend your vacation traversing the golden strands enclosing the bay.
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Glass-bottom boats take vacationers around the picturesque coastline of this gorgeous bay, where you can participate in diving and whale watching.

8. Land's End

Land’s End is a spectacular rock formation comprised of an arch with a disappearing floor at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Also known as El Arco (The Arch), the site is a popular spot for glass-bottom boat tours from the nearby marina. Notice how the sandy floor at the foot of the arch reappears at low tide.
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Separating the roaring ocean from the crystalline waters of the sea is a magnificent arch. Ride a glass-bottom boat through its core and spot sea lions.

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