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Top 5 Non-Beach Activities To Enjoy In Los Cabos When Seas Are Too Rough For Swimming

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When Los Cabos is mentioned, one of the first things that springs to mind is the miles upon miles of beautiful beaches. The images of clean, white sand beaches and inviting-looking water are some of the destination’s greatest assets.

But every plus has a minus, and in the case of Los Cabos, that comes around hurricane season when rough seas become a common occurrence.

Even during the calm months of the year, many, but not all, beaches in Los Cabos are unfortunately dangerous for swimming due to a host of natural factors.

However, Los Cabos is much more than just sand and sea, and travelers won’t find their vacation down and out thanks to these 5 awesome non-beach activities.

Top 5 Non-Beach Activities To Enjoy In Los Cabos When Seas Are Too Rough For Swimming

Take A Taco Tour

Whether travelers want to fork out for a guided foodie tour of Los Cabos’ greatest eating spots or take matters into their own hands by plotting a treasure hunt for the ultimate Los Cabos taco, this is a super fun and underrated experience.

Mexico is world-famous for its food, and even with a chequered past and negative reputation on some fronts, the cuisine here is still one of the first things that come to mind when people hear the word “Mexico”.

Los Cabos is especially rich on this front; the destination is one of the best places in the world for seafood, and fishing is rooted deep in the heart of the area.

Fish tacos with dressing

Swap The Surfboard For A Sandboard

For a truly awesome experience on a board, without having to worry about dangerous undercurrents, sandboarding comes to the rescue.

This is a really fun activity for all the family and takes place on the iconic sand dunes of Los Cabos.

Similar to snowboarding, but without 5 layers of clothing, sandboarding in Los Cabos is awesome, and the unique position of the desert sand dunes up against the coastline will, even during rough seas, provide a picturesque backdrop for the day.

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A man sandboarding on a dune

Conquer The Dunes On An ATV

Another superb opportunity to experience Los Cabos’ iconic sand dunes is on an ATV tour.

For travelers who enjoy the hum of an engine and the adventurous feeling of riding through a desert, an ATV tour is perfect.

There is a wealth of guided tours that provide everything travelers need, some come with transfers and snacks, and there is even the choice of intensity. Travelers can choose between more relaxed journeys through the scenery or an adrenaline-pumping desert-storm-style adventure.

Cabo ATV Tour

Wild Canyon

Taking the adventurous spirit of the last entry and turning it up a notch or two, Wild Canyon is a fantastic way to spend a day in Los Cabos.

The activities on offer are almost too many to experience all in one day. On a day of calm seas, they also offer water sports, but when that’s off the table, there are still these awesome activities to take part in:

Horseback Riding on a beach in Los Cabos with a view of the sea in the distance.
  • Ziplining (The longest in Los Cabos).
  • Animal sanctuary.
  • Camel rides.
  • UTV tours (similar to a dune buggy).
  • Horseback riding.
  • Wagoona Water Park.
  • Bungee jumping.
  • Giant sling swing (like a bungee jump crossed with a swing).

Boredom is a word lost from the English language when spending a day at the Wild Canyon in Los Cabos!

A young teen on a zipline

Experience A Hidden-Gem

One of the saddest aspects of discovering a hidden gem is it won’t be too long before it loses the “hidden” part.

Todos Santos, just a short 1-hour drive north along the coast from Los Cabos, is a beautiful lesser-known destination.

Home to what is claimed to be the original Hotel California, the infamous setting for the classic 1970s hit song of the same name by The Eagles. This corner of Baja California Sur is fast growing in popularity.

Hotel California Todos Santos

The town has a beautiful beachfront, but besides that, it also has many fantastic boutique stores and delicious eating establishments, as well as being one of the most picturesque and quaint towns in all of Mexico.

We’re seeing a huge push to grow tourism in Todos Santos, and travelers shouldn’t miss the chance to experience it while it’s still a calm oasis in the desert.

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