For an area surrounded by two massive bodies of water and a diverse desert landscape, it only makes sense that visitors to Los Cabos are going to want to spend a lot of time outside while visiting. Recreational options in the area range from adventurous land activities to water adventures in the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez, and there are many activities to choose from. There are a few outdoor activities, though, that are the reason repeat visitors keep coming back to Los Cabos for more.
One of the great things about Los Cabos, which consists of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, is that you can enjoy most of the activities throughout the year, although some activities are seasonal. Also, when you visit the area, you can enjoy activities in both cities, as they are only about 30 minutes from each other, and each has unique offerings. But out of all of the things to do in Los Cabos, the following outdoor activities are enjoyed over and over again by more than 60 percent of visitors who keep returning to these two much-loved cities.
Snorkeling In Los Cabos
The diverse marine life in Los Cabos makes it an ideal destination for snorkeling, but you’ll have to pick the right area, as not all waters are ideal for swimming or for snorkeling. Waters ideal for snorkeling can be found at Santa Maria Bay, Chileno Bay, and Land’s End, but if you want to take a day trip, the best snorkeling in the area can be found in Cabo Pulmo, about two hours away. There are many tour options, so you don’t have to snorkel on your own, and some tours, like the Los Cabos Snorkeling Tour to Chileno Bay and Santa Maria Cove, available on Viator, take you to multiple snorkeling destinations.
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Boat Tours In Los Cabos
There is a long list of different types of boat tours available in Los Cabos, and plenty to see along the way, which is why they are so popular. On Viator’s website, you can find everything from lunch and sunset cruises to glass bottom boat and sailing tours, many of which will take you past iconic attractions like the Cabo Arch and Land’s End. Most of these boat tours are well below $100 and are available multiple times throughout the day.
Chileno Bay, Lovers Beach, and Santa Maria Bay are all amazing spots for paddleboarding, and it’s a fantastic way to see everything. Not only will you have the chance to see a diverse variety of marine life, but you’ll also have the opportunity to get a view of Cabo from a very different perspective. And because a paddleboard doesn’t cause all the noise that a boat does, the lack of disturbance may allow you to see more marine life than you would on a boat tour.
While whale watching is an activity best enjoyed during a certain time of year, it is an activity that is the reason for many repeat visitors returning every year. Whale watching season starts in December, when gray and humpback whales migrate to Los Cabos from colder regions, and runs through April, when the whales begin to migrate back. There are numerous tour options, and some even offer a guarantee that you’ll see whales on the trip, or they will take you out the next day.
There are a number of opportunities to get even closer to the wildlife in the sea, with a wildlife swimming adventure. Experiences offered include swimming with dolphins, snorkeling with sea lions, and swimming with whale sharks, all of which are monitored by a tour guide who knows what they’re doing, making them safe activities. The best time to swim with whale sharks is typically between October and April, as this is when more of these gentle creatures can be seen.
There is a lot to do in Los Cabos, and you only have so much time to do it. So choose wisely and be sure to include some of these amazing outdoor activities.
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