The Cabo San Lucas Marina is the heart of the city, bustling with boats coming in and out of port and lined with all sorts of boutiques and restaurants. For an afternoon of shopping or a night of dancing, the main tourist attractions to visit in Cabo San Lucas Mexico are here along the marina boardwalk. No Cabo vacation is complete without checking out all the tourist places in the marina, and with so many things to do and see, you won’t want to miss it.
For years, the Cabo San Lucas marina was a quiet harbor near a cannery where fishing boats puttered in and out throughout the day, but today, it’s filled with tourist attractions that attract travelers from around the world. As you stroll along the marina boardwalk, you’ll pass by luxury yachts and famous bars, like Señor Frog's and the Cabo Wabo Cantina. The marina is also the launching point for sailing out to see other tourist places, like Neptune’s Finger and the Cabo Arch, two strikingly beautiful rock formations.
No matter how you’re dreaming of spending your vacation, there’s plenty of things to do in Cabo San Lucas in the marina. Spend the afternoon strolling through luxury stores in the Marina Golden Zone, or stop by Cabo Dolphins to swim with these friendly animals. Many tours also take off from here, giving you the chance to go scuba diving, ziplining, or snorkeling. After these adventures, you’ll be right by some of the city’s best restaurants where you can relax and refuel.
Purchasing traditional Mexican textiles, exploring local art galleries, and browsing designer boutiques are just a few things to do and see while shopping in the marina. Wander between booths in the artisan market where you’ll find everything from tourist keychains to locally made kitchenwares. For more high-end goods, visit the Marina Golden Zone to find the Puerto Paraiso Mall and Luxury Avenue boutique complex. As you’re shopping along the marina boardwalk, you’ll find that most places take pesos, dollars, and credit cards.
With fresh seafood and tropical produce all year long, Cabo San Lucas is known for its dining, and you’ll find the best restaurants in the marina. Because the marina is such an extensive area, it offers everything from casual taco spots to gourmet dining, and since deep sea fishing is one of the most popular things to do in Cabo San Lucas, most restaurants have a "you hook it, we'll cook it" policy. While you’ll see plenty of familiar dishes, like burgers and hot wings in tourist places, be bold and try new dishes. If you see something you’re unfamiliar with on the menu, ask your waiter. Broaden your palate with dishes like mole, ceviche, and pescado zarandeado.
Of all the things to do and see in Cabo, there’s nothing that can compare to the vibrant energy of the city’s nightlife. When the sun goes down, rock bands tune up at bars, and guitarists pluck out tunes at restaurants. There’s also a variety of nightclubs where you can party to the DJs’ beats and where you might even spot celebrities letting their hair down. No matter what your style is, you’ll find plenty of places to dance the night away, and since they’re all close together in the marina, you can bounce from one spot to another.
It seems like every road in Cabo leads to the marina, making it a gathering place for tourists setting sail and locals getting off work. From the luxury shops and fine dining of the Marina Golden Zone to the wild nightlife, there’s always something new to explore here.