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Ultimate Guide To The Most Popular Water Activities In Los Cabos 

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When you hear people talk about going to Los Cabos for a vacation, there is a very good chance that mention of the incredible beaches will come up in the conversation.  This is, after all, one of the biggest reasons tourists visit Los Cabos, especially tourists from the United States and Canada.  But many of the same tourists that choose Los Cabos for the beaches also spend some time enjoying water activities. 

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This ultimate guide to the most popular water activities in Los Cabos will help you enjoy the best water activities too:


The waters of many of the beaches in Los Cabos may not be swimmable, but not surprisingly, the opposite is true for surfing, and there are plenty of great places to surf.  In fact, the surfing in Los Cabos is known to be some of the best on the continent, and one of the biggest annual surfing events in the world is held in the area. 

For those looking to try surfing in Los Cabos, there are a number of establishments offering lessons, and some resorts, such as the One&Only Palmilla, even offer pro-taught lessons on-site. 

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Paddleboarding is also a popular water activity in Los Cabos and is one of the best ways to see Cabo San Lucas’s most iconic landmark, the Arch.  A number of places offer stand-up paddleboard rentals, but the best way to get the most out of the experience is to book a tour with a guide.  Cabo SUP and High Tide Los Cabos are both great options, and tours can also be booked on sites like Viator. 

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Snorkeling is enjoyed by many tourists who visit Los Cabos too, and there are some really great snorkeling spots where you can see a vast variety of marine life.  There are numerous tours that you can book that will take you to some of the best places to snorkel, like Pelican Rock, Lover’s Beach, Santa Maria Bay, and Chileno Beach.  Many of these tours include an open bar, lunch or dinner, and some sightseeing along the way.   

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Kayaking is a great way to get out on the water and check out the scenery, and Cabo San Lucas is the best place to do this.  Many tours will take you from the shores of Medano Beach to Land’s End, the Arch, and Lover’s Beach, three must-see attractions in Los Cabos.  For an even more amazing experience, you can book a glass bottom kayak tour, which starts at around $80, so you get the added bonus of seeing marine life. 

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You’ll have no trouble finding any kind of sailing or boating excursion your heart desires, and there is something for everyone’s budget.  Sunset sailing cruises, snorkel and lunch sailing cruises, glass bottom boat tours, and even sailing aboard a luxury yacht are just some of the options you’ll have in Los Cabos.  And these tours start as low as $35 but go up to numbers in the thousands. 

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Jet Skiing 

Jet skiing is a much-loved pastime in the U.S., and many tourists enjoy this activity while visiting Los Cabos as well.  There are a number of jet ski rental places right on Medano Beach, Cabo Jet Skiing is one option, but you can also book jet skiing tours.  Tours start at around $95 for a double jet ski rental for two people for a half hour.  

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When visiting Los Cabos, you will undoubtedly want to spend some lazy days on the beach.  But save some time to get in the water and enjoy these popular water activities for an even more memorable experience. 

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