Cabo for Couples: Romantic Things To Do in Los Cabos

Cabo San Lucas and the greater Los Cabos area offer a wealth of romantic activities options, from horseback rides along secluded beaches to couples' spa treatments and sunset sails to Land's End.

Playa del Amor, or Lover's Beach, as the name suggests, is a perennially popular destination for visiting couples. The picturesque beach is most easily accessible by water taxi, and is an excellent spot for sunning, swimming, snorkeling and romantic picnics.

The Spa at Esperanza is another great romance-friendly option. Annually ranked as one of the tops spas in Latin America, couples' treatments are a particular specialty at Esperanza. Sessions include a variety of mood-enhancing elements, including massage, aromatherapy and aphrodisiac cocktails.

There are two great artistic centers in Baja California Sur, and both offer abundant opportunities for romantic perambulations. The Distrito del Arte, or historic Art District in San José del Cabo features weekly Art Walks during the tourist season, and gallery owners are happy to showcase their artists, and of course to share a bit of wine and cheese.

The artists' colony of Todos Santos also has a thriving gallery scene, but the seaside pueblo mágico is worth a day trip for its other charms, which include lovely brick buildings – a legacy from the town's days as a sugar capital – as well as boutique shops and tourist sites like the Hotel California.

Dolphin swims are among the most popular tickets in town. There are actually several ways to experience these delightful and intelligent creatures: encounters, swims and the more in-depth trainer for a day program. The encounters occur in...  Read More

Pueblo mágico, which translates as magical village, is a designation given to Mexican towns of major historical or cultural significance, and/or great natural beauty. There are three pueblos mágicos in the Baja California peninsula, but only...  Read More

There are several reasons to recommend Amigos del Mar - the oldest dive shop in Cabo San Lucas - most notably their friendly and experienced staff, as well as their willingness to take divers to a large variety of undersea locations. Available...  Read More

Cuadra San Francisco is one of the Los Cabos area's hidden gems. Francisco Barrera and his son Valente are master horsemen, and they offer virtually every equine-related activity imaginable: trail rides over local terrain, romantic rides along...  Read More

Surf lessons from the former national champion of México may be the most popular water-based activities option from High Tide, but the company's most iconic offering is a tandem kayak paddle out to Land's End and the Arch, with a stop at...  Read More

The Thursday evening art walk is one of highlights of any visit to San José del Cabo, and runs from 5-9 p.m. during high tourist season (November through June). The participating galleries are all clustered together in the city's historic...  Read More

Cabo San Lucas has excellent sailing conditions outside its protected bay, and Cabo Sails is one of the top local options for charters, tours or sailing lessons. Available sailboats range from 30 to 42 feet in length, and can accommodate up to...  Read More

Long considered one of the benchmark spas in all of Latin America, The Spa at Esperanza is particularly noteworthy for its romantic couples' treatments, as well as signature therapies like the Pasaje de Agua, a water based experience that...  Read More

The 144' luxury catamaran Caborey is the premier cruise ship in Los Cabos, best known for its perennially popular margarita and dinner cruises. The dinner cruise is one of the great local activities, particularly for those who are in town for a...  Read More

Lover's and Divorce Beaches are as close as you can get to Land's End without a boat. However, you will need a boat or other water-based transportation to access them. Lover's Beach is on the Sea of Cortés side, and generally has safe swimming...  Read More


Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is co-founder of CaboVivo, co-writer of Fodor's Los Cabos travel guidebook, Editor at, and a contributor to Forbes and 10Best at USA Today, as well as other websites and...  More About Chris