Cabo San Lucas, located on the peninsula of Baja California, has warm waters, white beaches, great fishing, and adventurous activities such as parasailing, wave runners, zip lining and snorkeling/diving. The nightlife is fun and plentiful. The shopping is typical Mexican souvenir trinkets.
Tourists are often bombarded by sales people to attend time-share pitches. But, if you’re not interested, a stern “no” quickly dispatches them. If you tire of the touristy ambiance of Cabo, escape to the quaint artist community of Todas Santos. Located about 1-1/2 hours from Cabo, Todas Santos has an abundance of art galleries, bars, shopping and a peaceful mission all for your enjoyment and entertainment. You can choose to totally relax and enjoy the sun and sand or pick your adventure of choice. Our guide includes fun places to visit in Cabo, walking guides and Cabo landmarks.
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Friday: Morning Arrival
|Morning||Arrival in Cabo|
Natalia Water Sports
|Late Afternoon||Downtown Cabo|
Beautiful hotels stretch along the white-sand beaches. Dinning on the patios, relaxing in the hot tubs or swimming in the pools will invigorate you all day long.
For an adrenalin rush, parasail with Natalia Water Sports. With Natalia, you will have the best equipment and personnel along the Sea of Cortez. As you rise under the umbrella canopy, you'll take in the beauty of the peninsula, the combination of mountains, seashore and community.
Once you're settled into your hotel, it's time to explore downtown Cabo. Shopping ranges from souvenirs to luxury. The range of delicious food varies from the small cantina to white tablecloth dinning. In the evening, find live music entertainment along the main drag.
Expand your view of Cabo with a flight in an ultra-light glider. Ernesto at Cabo Sky Tours (044-624-150-1000) promises you an adventure you'll remember forever. Visit website
Saturday: Full day of activities
|Morning||Wild Canyon Adventures|
Put that cup of coffee down! Instead get the adrenaline flowing with some zip lining at Wild Canyon. Wild Canyon is the best for outdoor adventures. Just give them a call at 624-144-4433 or contact them through their website, www.wildcanyon.com.mx. A van will pick you up at your hotel. When you arrive at the site, professional guides will outfit you with the safest equipment and instruct you on the intricacies of zip lining. Wild Canyon has 2.5 miles of zip line cable to make your heart beat a lot faster. The Lion's Den Restaurant serves food and refreshment following your adventure. Pictures of you screaming down the zip line are available for purchase. After all, you deserve bragging rights to family and friends. Visit website
Playa Publica (public beach) awaits you just a few exits from Wild Canyon. Break out that snorkel equipment, cool-off in the crystal clear water and mingle with the sea life. No charge for this natural setting. Visit website
Alternate Route: Todos Santos
|Day Trip||Todas Santos|
Just in case you're not into zip lining or snorkeling, no problem because there are just as exciting things to do around Cabo. Visit website
Todas Santos is an art community 46 miles north of Cabo, about a 1-1/2 hour tour bus ride. Your hotel concierge will help you with contact information. Once you arrive in Todas Santos, you'll want to begin your visit at the famous Hotel California for some adult refreshment. Be sure to sing a few bars from the Eagle's song as you sip that Margarita. A block away begins the shopping at Arte la Xoma. Daplina has some irresistible items for you to take home. Walk around the shop and ask questions. Daplina will tell you the history of the pieces and artists which enhance their charm. For original art, be sure to step into Galeria Indigo. Frieda Telemans will guide you through the various parts of the gallery and explain the intricacies of each artist.
She will be more than happy to ship your selection home. A culinary treat awaits you at Café Santa Fe. Everything is fresh because Ezio and Paula Colombo, owners, grow the fresh vegetables for the café and delight in creating exciting meals that will haunt your dreams until you return to Todas Santos. Finally, a visit to Nuesta Senora del Pilar de Todos Santos, the mission, will inspire you. Enter this simple church and escape to the peace of the sanctuary. There's no rush. Relax before you begin the trip back to Cabo. Visit website
Sunday: Morning activities only/assuming plane leaves in afternoon
|Afternoon||Wave Runners at Natalia Water Sports|
Big game fishing is the best in Cabo. Fish for marlin, tuna, and dorado. The marina is packed with fishing boats but one of the best is Pochos Charters. Contact Gustavo or Carlos at 831-970-4278 or www.pochos.com. Visit website
For sheer fun, rent a wave runner from Abraham at Natalia Water Sports located on playa Ocho Cascada. Natalia Water Sports has the best equipment and instruction to insure that your experience is perfect. Visit website