Los Cabos is a paradise for active types, with world-class conditions for water sports such as fishing, diving, sailing, windsurfing and kiteboarding, and challenging desert and mountain terrain for camping and hiking enthusiasts. Less active types, meanwhile, will appreciate the surfeit of pampering spas and stellar shopping in the downtown districts of cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo.
Our top choice, A-Maze-In Cabo Race, provides a unique introduction to the landscape and landmarks of Los Cabos. Much like the reality series Amazing Race, participants strive to decipher puzzles and clues – often involving local bars, restaurants and beaches – in an attempt to be first to the finish line. This fun-filled sightseeing concept has become one of the area’s most popular activities options, and it’s not unusual to see teams dashing through the downtown streets of Cabo San Lucas.
Adventurous sorts will enjoy Cabo Expeditions, which offers an innovative array of land and water-based eco-activities, ranging from undersea helmet diving and snuba (a hybrid of snorkeling and scuba) to city tours and day trips to the uninhabited Isla Espíritu Santo off the coast of Baja California Sur's capital city of La Paz. And off-road aficionados should race to Wide Open Baja, which features dusty desert driving tours that can last for a few hours, or for a few days.