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Cabo San Lucas

Travel Guide
Los Cabos which includes rugged coastline

Pristine beaches, clear scuba diving waters and spectacular scenery make this Mexican coastal resort city a tourist hot spot.

Although there are many popular activities in Cabo San Lucas, including whale watching, ocean fishing and horseback riding, it is hard to go past this city’s beautiful beaches.

Situated on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico, the climate is tropical, and the sea is never cold. One of the area’s most popular beaches is Medano Beach, right in the heart of Cabo San Lucas. This is the largest area for safe swimming and is usually bustling with tourists, locals, vendors and volleyball players. It’s also a great spot to get involved with water sports such as boogie boarding and parasailing. In the early months of the year, go to Solmar Beach to see the whales that come close to the shoreline.

Take a trip out to the natural rock arc at Land’s End, and watch the sea lions and seals basking. Scuba diving tours allow you to witness black coral, sea turtles, manta rays, and possibly even a hammerhead shark. For the ultimate up-close-and-personal experience, go swimming with dolphins; a number of companies around Cabo San Lucas provide this opportunity.

Sports fishing and deep-sea fishing are popular in Cabo San Lucas. Depending on the season, you can bag marlin, tuna, sailfish, wahoo, and yellowtail. To test your skill against other anglers, investigate the many fishing tournaments held in the area, including the Puerto Los Cabos World Cup and Bisbee’s Black & Blue, which offers millions of dollars in winnings.

Coffee shops are a key part of Cabo San Lucas culture. Take your pick from the many that line the beaches and other parts of town. Be sure to order a café de olla, a spiced Mexican coffee usually served in a clay pot. If you like your music live, get stuck into the salsa, marimba and mambo.

For more details on interesting local attractions and activities, check out our things to do in Cabo San Lucas page.

Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Tesoro Los Cabos
Tesoro Los Cabos
3.5 out of 5
Blvd. Marina s/n Lote 9 y 10, Col. Centro, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is £120 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Located in Cabo San Lucas Centro, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Golden Cactus Gallery and Marina Cabo San Lucas. The Arch and Lover's Beach are ...
4.2/5Very Good! (978 reviews)
"Great place to stay at. The hotel was clean, the staff was friendly and went out of their way to provide the best service. Everything you need was within walking distance or at the facility. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to Fay and friends."

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2021

Tesoro Los Cabos
Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Transpeninsular Km 10.3, CSL-SJC, Lote A-1 Cabo del sol, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is £403 per night from 29 Aug to 29 Aug
Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Santa Maria Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Medano Beach and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)
"We stayed at Grand Fiesta for a week and it was great! Pools are"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2021

Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos All Inclusive
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Polígono 1, Fraccionamiento Diamante, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is £362 per night from 29 Aug to 29 Aug
This Cabo San Lucas hotel is on the beach, 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Diamante Golf Course, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Marina Cabo San Lucas and The Arch. Lover's ...
4.2/5Very Good! (490 reviews)
"The Hard Rock Hotel is an excellent facility in Cabo specially for families traveling with adolescents. The food was the best we’ve had in any all-inclusive and we’ve been to many! Every single specialty restaurant we tried was over the top. The Indian restaurant was truly authentic and delicious. ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2021

Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos All Inclusive
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