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These Are The Top 5 Los Cabos Activities If You Don’t Like The Beach

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Let’s be honest. The main reason many people come to Los Cabos for vacation is all about the beach.

Whether that’s surfing, snorkeling, parasailing, or even kitesurfing, it’s hard to separate a Los Cabos vacation from the beach.

Tourists on a Beautiful Beach Surrounded by Resorts in Cabo San Lucas

However, even if you don’t like to spend your time hanging out at the beach, there are plenty more ways to enjoy a getaway to Los Cabos without even setting a toe in the sand.

Here are five things tourists at the Mexican resort destination can do and still have an enjoyable vacation:

Whale Watching

Fine, the beach bum life isn’t quite for everyone. Let’s not quickly depart from a water adventure and offer one of the most popular tourist activities in Los Cabos and La Paz – whale watching.

Tourists can enjoy some of the finest whale-watching adventures anywhere in the world in La Paz.

Small Whale Breaching the Water Near the famous Arch in Cabo San Lucas.

In fact, this past season was so good, with the number of gray whales being spotted, local tourism officials extended the season past its traditional end in March to give tourists even more time to spend with these gentle giants of the seas.

For those itching to go whale watching again, the season’s typical dates fall between mid-December and April.


Another popular tourist activity located near the beach, but conveniently out of the surf and sand, is shopping.

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Small Los Cabos Tourists Shopping

They are plenty of shops located along the tourist areas of Los Cabos that have local products and items unique to Los Cabos for sale.

A gentle stroll near El Médano beach will be a fun adventure for tourists looking to shop ‘till they drop in beautiful Los Cabos.

Four Wheeling

Another fun sport that does involve some sand, but not the surf, is four-wheeling. Grab a helmet and a four-wheeler and take to the desert around Los Cabos for some trail driving fun.

People on ATV tours

There are miles to explore in the mountains around Los Cabos that could keep any road-worthy tourist busy for quite a few hours or even days.

Rather watch four-wheelers, trucks, and motorcycles race instead actually riding one? The Los Cabos area is home to some world-class off-road championship races, such as the 55th SCORE Baja 500 coming up at the end of May.

Truck in an off road race

Foodie Fun

Los Cabos is definitely a foodie delight, with plenty of restaurants and food festivals to tempt tastebuds and an Instagram account.

Several of the resorts in Los Cabos host some of the best culinary treats found anywhere in Mexico. But that’s just the warm-up.

If the idea of a sashimi festival doesn’t have a foodie excited, tourists should mark their calendars now for the annual Sabor a Cabo, or Taste of Cabo, food festival.

Plates of fine dining food

There is plenty of food to enjoy at the festivals in Los Cabos, including of course some of the best traditional Mexican food and seafood a visitor has ever had.

Wash it all down with a sampling of local mezcal and tequila, and it’s a memorable way to enjoy Los Cabos without visiting the beach.

Arts & Culture

While a tourist is in Mexico, especially Los Cabos, they should not miss enjoying the local arts and culture in the community. From live music events to cultural dancing displays and some hip art museums, Los Cabos definitely has it all when it comes to arts and culture.

Artist painting a picture

There’s even a unique ocean-focused art museum that recently reopened, which will have visitors thinking about the beach without actually stepping foot on it.

The Marine Museum has plenty of art on display by local artists that capture the essence of the beach and what it all means to the people of Los Cabos.

Best of all, tourists can enjoy it without the beach blanket, suntan lotion, and the crowds on the playa. It’s a beach getaway without the beach. Enjoy!

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