We already know that Los Cabos hosts some of the world’s best beaches thanks to miles of gorgeous coastlines. But aside from sunbathing and relaxing, Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas also have other interesting activities, wonderful scenery and many adventures tucked away in plain sight and in hidden corners.
If you’re visiting the area soon and want to experience its charm, you’re in the right place because we have some suggestions for you to check out and experience Los Cabos’ flair ad culture.
If you want to experience greenery, enjoy some peace and quiet or just want to chill in their hotel tree house, Acre Baja is the place to be.
Nestled in the highlands of San Jose Del Cabo, Acre Baja is not just a unique venue that’s perfect for weddings and long weekends, it is also the perfect resort for relaxation and communing with nature.
The resort is not just about nature and greenery, it is also one of the best locations to experience Mexican and local culture. One of their restaurants, Fausto’s, serves authentic frittata and pulled pork torta made from local ingredients.
But Acre Baja is perhaps most famous for their treehouse hotel. You can think of it as your own private jungle oasis with access to world class amenities. Wake up with birdsong as your alarm clock in our own treehouse that’s accessible through a foliage-decked path.
So not only is this one of the best wedding resorts in Cabo, it’s also a great place to experience the authentic food and flora of the region.
Iglesia de San Lucas and Town Square
Architecture buffs will love Iglesia de San Lucas and its town square. Located near the marina in Cabo San Lucas, this local landmark was constructed in 1730 by Spanish missionaries. The church has undergone renovations in order to preserve it but it has remained unchanged since the 19th century, giving sightseers a glimpse of what the area looked like during this time period.
The town square is also an interesting location. It is dotted with many different shops where you can eat local delicacies and browse for souvenirs.
El Arco is perhaps Cabo San Lucas’ most unique granite rock formation. It is located in Land’s End which acts as a protective barrier for the bay. It is also a natural marking point where the Sea of Cortés and the Pacific Ocean meet.
El Arco which means “the arch” looks like a rock doorway between the two bodies of water. We suggest visiting this landmark when you’re in the area. According to geologists, El Arco is cracking due to weather conditions, humidity and the sun. Sad to say, it won’t be around forever.
Boat tours and water taxis can take you to the arch. Aside from being considered as a romantic spot, it is also a great location to see sea lions and other marine life.
San Jose Del Cabo
San Jose de Cabo is considered as Cabo San Lucas’ more sophisticated twin sister. More commonly known as “Old Town”, it exudes old Mexican charm. If you ever get tired of Cabo San Lucas’ non-stop parties, San Jose can give you the break you need.
A tour around their Plaza Mijares and visiting the old mission church, town hall and restaurant is an exciting way to spend an afternoon. You get to experience local culture and feast on local cuisine.
San Jose del Cabo also features fantastic beaches like Playa Palmilla and Playa Santa Maria where you can snorkel and view the marine life or enjoy some water sports. They also host some of the best golf courses such as the 9-hole Palmilla Golf Club.
Cabo San Lucas Whale Watching
This is probably a surprising activity when you think of Mexico or Cabo San Lucas, but it is actually one of the most popular activities for visiting tourists.
The best whale watching season is December through April with January through March offering the best time to see baby whales.
Tour operators usually drop a marine hydrophone so that you can listen to the whales sing underwater. You can also ask the guides to take photos during the trip.
Pro tip: book a tour where the guides are marine biologists so that your experience will be educational as well as entertaining.
Cabo San Lucas is not just about resorts, partying and sunbathing. It is also full of Mexican tradition, wildlife and small-time charm.
You can visit our suggestions not only to unwind but also to learn more about the area. Partaking in their delicious cuisine, strolling across plazas and browsing its many stores can provide you with the respite you need from your hectic daily life.