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Over 500,00 Cruise Passengers To Visit Los Cabos In 2023, Here Are The Top Things To Do While In Port

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Although 2022 saw a record-breaking year for cruise ship arrivals in Los Cabos, 2023 is set to be an equally popular year, with more than 500,000 cruise passengers expected to arrive in the area. 

Most cruises offer multiple stops along the coast of America and Mexico or throughout Mexico and beyond. This means most passengers have as little as one day to enjoy everything Los Cabos has to offer. Below are the top things to do during a cruise stop in Los Cabos.

Cruise ship leaving the bay in Los Cabos

Relax On A Los Cabos Beach

For travelers searching for a beach holiday, Los Cabos has some of the best in Mexico, if not the world. All of the beaches in Cabo feature soft sand and crystal blue waters, perfect for sunbathing or heading out to do some water sports.

In certain seasons, swimming isn’t on the cards in Cabo due to strong currents and storms. However, during the high season, you can enjoy time in the water. Some of the best include El Medano and Playa Amor (Lover’s Beach).

A secluded Lover's Beach with large rocks in the background, los cabos

You can also enjoy some great waterside bars and eateries, as well as businesses offering activities such as jet skiing, surfing, kayaking, and more on beaches such as Chileno and Hacienda beaches, or further out, head to Cabo Pulmo Marine Park for incredible diving and snorkeling. 

Excursion To San Jose del Cabo

San Jose del Cabo is the perfect place for a short day trip to discover the authentic side of Los Cabos while wandering colorful streets and exploring local markets. 

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San Jose del Cabo Street, los cabos

It’s also a great place to visit if you’ve been to Cabo San Lucas before, as it’s filled with quirky art galleries, cute shops, and excellent Mexican restaurants. 

Just 30 mins from Cabo San Lucas, you can easily explore the town in a few hours and see far fewer tourists than in Los Cabos’ busy areas, meaning it is also slightly less expensive for food, shopping, and activities.

San Jose del Cabo Art Gallery with Tourists Walking Around.

Los Cabos Outdoor Adventures

Los Cabos is situated in one of the most beautiful locations on earth, not only bordering the spectacular Sea of Cortez but surrounded by canyons, mountains, and farmland. This makes it the ideal destination for outdoor activities. 

Cabo offers every kind of activity, from ATV tours to bungee jumping, horse riding, biking, and hiking. Head to Wild Canyon Adventures to zipline through the forest, and enjoy great food and quad biking and other activities for kids. 

People on ATV tours

Cabo Adventures also offers ATV trips along the beach, electric biking, and even camel riding trips. If you’re traveling with adventurous youngsters or just want to explore a different side of Los Cabos, its wealth of outdoor activities will certainly keep you occupied on a cruise stop.  


Los Cabos is famous worldwide for its incredible whale-watching opportunities, as it is where whales migrate to breed between the months of December and March. Naturally, this is a huge draw for visitors, and there are plenty of tours available to see these amazing creatures. 

whale jumping out of the water los cabos

Whether you have a few hours, a whole day, or are spending the night in Los Cabos, there are a variety of tours available. For special occasions, you can splash out on a sunset or private whale-watching cruise.

Alternatively, kids will love speedboat and glass kayak tours, or you can opt to take a more informative educational tour or lunchtime catamaran trip. 

Whale Cabo San Lucas

Enjoy A Taste Of Mexico

Los Cabos is home to some of Mexico’s best food! From Michelin-star restaurants to beach bars, taco trucks, and food markets, there’s a dish to suit everyone when visiting the area. 

Many of Los Cabos’ restaurants have been recognized as the best in the country, such as Carbón Cabrón, which was a winner in the Los Cabos Culinary Awards, and Sunset Mona Lisa, voted the most picture-perfect in the world

man cooking some food in los cabos at street stand

Alternatively, check out the 23400 District in San Jose del Cabo for affordable and authentic Mexican eats, or El Merkado in Cabo San Lucas, which is a food hall with outlets serving everything from delicious pasta to stacks of pancakes. 

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