5 Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas

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There are stunning, natural rock formations at the southern end of Cabo San Lucas.

On a getaway cruise to Baja California, spend 24 hours in stunning Cabo San Lucas. Blessed with towering rocks, sun-drenched beaches, remote bays, and an abundance of marine life, Cabo San Lucas is wildly beautiful and overflowing with options for enjoying your time there. Travelers looking to explore the wonders of Cabo San Lucas have several itineraries available to them through Princess Cruises.

Here are five things to do in Cabo San Lucas to experience the gifts nature bestowed upon this popular destination.

Swimming, Snorkeling, and Diving

Cabo is positioned between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, known as the "world's aquarium," a title coined by underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau. It boasts many spectacular beaches, including Playa El Medano.

Whether you're interested in snorkeling or jet skiing while on your Mexican cruise vacation, Medano Beach is a great place to do so. When visitors have had their fill of daytime dalliances, they often walk over to the beachside nightclubs and fine restaurants for an evening of sensational entertainment.

Pelican Rock, Santa Maria Bay, and Chileno Bay are also great for snorkeling, as the waters there are teeming with marine life. Cabo Pulmo offers exceptional snorkeling, and it's home to the only living coral reef in the region.

If scuba diving is on your list of things to do in Cabo, try the sandfalls at San Lucas Bay, just five minutes from the Cabo marina. At another famous site, Land's End, you can see the sea lion colony up close. This rugged rock formation is located on the southernmost tip of the baja, and it continues to draw locals and tourists alike. Land's End is one of the prime locations for sea lions to congregate, making it a unique place to discover for animal lovers and nature enthusiasts.


There are many opportunities to go out on a boat during your getaway cruise to Cabo San Lucas. Rent a fishing boat, spend a day sailing, go whale watching from a 15-person zodiac, or step aboard a luxury yacht for a cruise on the Sea of Cortez. With most of these excursions, you also can take time out to snorkel.

Horseback Riding

Not only is Playa El Medano great for swimming and sunning, it also offers horses for rent on the beach. Plan it right, and you could be viewing the sunset as you ride. For a more secluded ride, head for the Pacific side of Cabo, or explore above the golf course for a ride that offers desert and mountain trails, as well as spectacular ocean views. See the sights from the saddle with this great Cabo San Lucas activity!

Going off-road

Cabo San Lucas isn't all tranquil beaches and crystalline waters. Part of the surrounding Baja Peninsula area has a rougher landscape — ideal for going off-road in an ATV or a 4x4 for a thrilling desert "safari." Hit the hills, drive along the secluded sandy beaches, and enjoy spectacular vistas at every turn.


Another way to see the natural wonders of Cabo San Lucas is from above on a zipline excursion through the Sierra Lagunas. Travel across the canyons of Boca de Sierra on a series of ziplines for amazing views of the pristine landscapes. You can also rappel off cliffs, climb a rock wall, and cross suspended bridges.Some would argue that ziplining is the best way to see the sights from a bird's eye view. If ziplining is on your bucket list, make it one of the things you do in Cabo.

Cabo Dolphin Center

Dolphins are friendly, playful and entertaining, and travelers have the chance to get up close and personal with these renowned sea mammals at the Cabo Dolphin Center. The facility is conveniently located at Land's End and provides several educational activities for adults and children alike. Visitors have the opportunity to take a closer look at the dolphins after they display their agility and swimming skills during shows hosted at the venue. At the Cabo Dolphin Center, you'll also find a lounge style restaurant and a modern boutique shop.

One Last Thing

A day of outdoor adventure and communing with nature makes a person hungry and thirsty. Cabo San Lucas is also known for its fabulous restaurants, trendy bars, and vibrant nightlife. After a long day of exploring things to do in Cabo San Lucas, your only problem may be trying to narrow down your choice of eateries!

When you need to take a break, consider taking agetaway cruiseto Cabo San Lucas for the perfect blend of natural and man-made wonders.