Los Cabos Attractions
San José del Cabo Attractions
Beaches - San Jose del Cabo has a lot of great beaches . . . just not great for swimming. The closest beach with water suitable for swimming is La Playita about 2 miles east of town. The next closest beach is 5 miles west (in the corridor) and is called Playa Palmilla (follow the signs to Pepe's restaurant on the beach).
Surfing - The best surf is found from March to November on the beaches west of Cabo. The most popular surfing spot can be found on Playa Costa Azul at Km 29 (highway 1) just south of town. There is also a surf shop there that will have info on where the waves are breaking best while you are there. Hard core surf buffs will find camping is allowed on the beach and there are some small inexpensive places for rent.
Kayaking - Los Lobos del mar on the south side of San Jose rents Kayaks and offers tours. This is a great way to go whale watching.
Whale Watching - The gray whales migrate between January and March. Go to La Playita (Pueblo la Playa) and you will find local fishermen offering whale watching tours.
Horseback Riding - Most people want to do this on the beach and will find horses for rent on the beach side of the Fiesta Inn, Palmilla, and Presidente Inter-Continental hotels.
Golf - Every time someone turns around for a minute, there is a new golf course in Los Cabos . . . though to date, I would recommend checking the Palmilla Golf Club at the One&Only Palmilla resort. It hosts the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course in Mexico. From there . . . we move west through Cabo del Sol (another Jack Nicklaus course) and more spread out in the corridor and Cabo San Lucas.
Cabo San Lucas Attractions
Marina Cabo San Lucas - This is the real hub of anything related to boats or ships in Los Cabos. This is where you want to go if you are looking for the sport fishing fleet, water taxis that will take you to El Arco (the natural arch can be seen from there), Playa del Amor (at El Arco), glass bottomed boats, whale watching cruises (January through March), Cruise Ships, and the Mercado de Artesanos.
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving - One of the most interesting dive sites is the "sandfalls" coming off an underwater canyon wall in San Lucas bay. . . But there are more things to see and dives to do in the area. For more information, we recommend that you visit www.amigosdelmar.com.
Swimming - The safest and most popular place to swim in Cabo San Lucas is Playa Medano. The beach can get quite crowded, but it is the place to see and be seen. Playa del Amor is the other good swimming spot (take a water taxi to the Arch "El Arco").
Horseback Riding - Go to the parking lot of the Hotel Melia Los Cabos and you can rent horses from Rancho Colin.
Surfing - From March through November is a good time to try the famous right break at Chileno Beach (Cabo San Lucas Hotel just east of town).
Golf - Check out the Raven Club (old Cabo San Lucas Country Club) for a Dye family course that is considered better than the old one there. Then there is the El Dorado Golf Course, Jack Nicklaus signature course with great ocean views. That's not all of the courses . . . but they are the big ones.