Despite its reputation for romantic resorts and rowdy nightlife, Cabo San Lucas is actually a very good family-friendly vacation destination. Many local lodgings offer onsite kids clubs with supervised activities, babysitting options are readily available, and there are a wealth of outdoor activities that will appeal to children of all ages.
Cabo Submarine and Cabo Dolphins are two of the top choices for young children, and both provide memorable experiences in non-threatening environments. Cabo Submarine's yellow semi-submersible showcases the abundance of colorful marine life in the Sea of Cortés from a comfortable underwater viewing cabin, while Cabo Dolphin provides up-close-and-personal dolphin encounters in very shallow water.
Older kids may prefer surf lessons at High Tide Sea Expeditions, or Sea Trek and Snuba adventures with Cabo Expeditions. Sea Trek features underwater helmets with air hoses that allow kids or entire families to walk amidst schools of colorful fish in the Sea of Cortés. Snuba is a snorkel and diving hybrid that attaches an air hose to snorkeling gear to provide more prolonged underwater explorations.
The Baja California peninsula's biggest theme park, Wild Canyon, offers adrenaline-pumping adventures for teenagers that range from zip-line courses to off-road racing. Wild Wet Fun is another popular park with kids, an aquatic wonderland set north of San José del Cabo in rural Caduaño.