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Top 10 Attractions in Cabo San Lucas According to Traveler Visits and Local Opinions

DESTINATION | Published on 10/06/2022
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The local attractions in Cabo San Lucas showcase the city’s vibrant culture and warm energy, and since there’s so many things to do in Cabo San Lucas, it feels like there’s always something new to explore, which is what makes it such a popular tourist destination. From the tip of Lands End Cabo to the heights of the mountains, these tourist attractions are the most popular things to do and places to visit on a Cabo vacation.

1. Cabo Marina

The Cabo Marina is the heart of the city. The docks are lined by a large boardwalk where you’ll find local boutiques, delicious restaurants, and lively bars. From here, tours take off to different tourist attractions around the city and to go out on whale watching Cabo excursions. Whether you come here to catch a boat out to sea or to go out to dinner, take time to stroll around and see the different Cabo San Lucas attractions here.

2. Land’s End

Lands End Cabo is the city’s most iconic spot. Marking where the Baja Peninsula ends and disappears into the Pacific Ocean, the rocky formations out here have been shaped over centuries by the wind and waves. While it’s one of the attractions in Cabo San Lucas you can see from the shore, there are several tours that take you out to it. Sailing around Land’s End, spotting sea lions basking on the rocks, and getting a direct view of the famous arch are the best things to do in Cabo San Lucas.

3. Neptune’s Finger

As you sail out to Lands End Cabo, you’ll see some other tourist attractions, including Neptune’s Finger. This tall rock juts straight out of the sea, but what makes it one of the most iconic Cabo San Lucas attractions is underneath the water. Home to a variety of marine life, this is a popular spot for scuba divers to explore.

4. Lovers Beach

Named for its beauty and seclusion, Lovers Beach is located out along Lands End, and it’s the perfect spot for snorkeling or just lying on the warm sand, two of the best things to do in Cabo San Lucas. Since it’s on the tip of the peninsula, the beach faces two different ways, and on the opposite side of Lovers Beach is Divorce Beach, named for its turbulent waters.

5. Chileno Beach

The main Cabo San Lucas attractions are the beaches, and Chileno Beach is one of the most beautiful spots along the coast of the Baja Peninsula. Like Lovers Beach, it’s an incredible spot for snorkeling, and its calm waters are safe for swimming. Along the golden shore, there’s not a lot of shade, so be sure to put on plenty of sunblock, and you can either bring your own umbrella or look for a beach vendor renting them there.

6. Cabo Nightlife

The Cabo nightlife makes the city a popular tourist destination for those who want to party and let loose, and the options for where to go at night range from high-end clubs to local dive bars with rock bands. Since most of the bars and clubs are located within just a few blocks, you can easily pop around to different spots before the sun comes up.

7. Whale Watching

Every winter, humpback and grey whales migrate south from Arctic waters to the coast of Mexico, and the whale watching Cabo tours continue to amaze travelers. The power of watching these majestic creatures breach the surface of the water and wave their tails in the air is indescribable. Since they’re only here for a few months in the winter, you won’t want to miss out on this adventure.

8. Mexican Holidays

In a foreign tourist destination, embrace the local culture, and one of the best ways to do that is by celebrating the local holidays. In September, the patriotism of Mexico is infectious as the country celebrates Independence Day, and in November, the bright colors of Dia de los Muertos fill the streets. After the Christmas holidays, travelers flock to Cabo for Semana Santa and Easter.

9. Sierra Madre Mountains

While some of the most common attractions in Cabo San Lucas are out at sea, there’s more to discover in the mountains. Ride ATVs over rugged trails, zipline through the canyons, or hike to hidden waterfalls. Exploring the Sierra Madre Mountains shows you a different side of the city.

10. San Jose del Cabo Gallery District

Just down the road from Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo is another popular destination, and its main attraction is its vibrant art scene. During tourist season, doors in the Gallery District stay open later on Thursdays for the Art Walk, showcasing both traditional and modern works of art, and on these nights, local artist visit and give talks.

From whale watching Cabo tours to mountain hikes behind the city, there’s always something new to discover when you travel to Cabo San Lucas. Whether it’s your first time here or your tenth, these attractions will continue to amaze you. 

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