Land's End Adventures: 10 Best Outdoor Activities in Los Cabos

Los Cabos is geographically blessed. Not only is the region home to distinct mountain and desert terrains, but it borders both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. This ecological diversity accounts in large part for the tremendous array of outdoor activities available here. Sportfishing and golf are probably the most popular pursuits, but Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, and the surrounding area also offer world-class conditions for adventures as wide-ranging as diving, kiteboarding, zip-lining and off-road racing.

For beachgoers, there are two mandatory stops in Cabo San Lucas. The first is Playa El Médano, a two mile stretch of sand that rings the bay, and is home to bars, restaurants and many large luxury resorts. Médano Beach draws its biggest crowds during the Spring Break months, but attracts sun-seekers year round for swimming, socializing and water-based activities rentals. You'll need a kayak, wave runner or water taxi to get out to Lover's Beach near Land's End. But it is an excellent spot for swimming and snorkeling, and offers some of the area's most gorgeous views.

Billfish enthusiasts may want to sign up with Pisces Sportfishing, one of the top local charter outfits, to try their luck with the local blue, black and striped marlin populations. And destination golfers will definitely want to tee it up at Puerto Los Cabos, which features a gorgeous composite layout from links legends Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman.

One of the most popular new water-based activities in Cabo San Lucas, flyboarding has only been around since 2011, when it was invented by a French jet ski champion named Franky Zapata. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a pair of boots are...  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

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

Racing fans will be familiar with the legendary Baja 1000, the off-road race that winds down the peninsula from Ensenada to La Paz, with everything from motorcycles, buggies, and trucks trying to weather the shock-busting desert conditions. Wide...  Read More

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Cabo Adventures' array of eco-excursions include dolphin swims, scuba dives, whale watching excursions, outback camel tours, mountain biking, and zip-lining through a UNESCO protected biosphere. For adrenaline junkies, the zip-line tour is the...  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

Big-game fishing is what built Cabo San Lucas, and even the most amateur of anglers will want to take their chances with the local population of marlin, sailfish and tuna. Pisces Sportfishing maintains one of the top fishing fleets, with a large...  Read More

Two-time major champion Greg "The Great White Shark" Norman meets 18-time major champion and local golf icon Jack "The Golden Bear" Nicklaus in one of the area's most unique layouts. Norman designed the front nine Mission Course, Nicklaus the...  Read More

Few local adventure companies can match Cabo Expedtions' variety of eco-themed activities, which include whale watching and swimming with whale sharks (seasonal), parasailing, diving, snorkel trips to Chileno and Santa María Bays, day trips to...  Read More

Playa El Médano is ground zero for the Spring Break madness in March, and remains busy throughout the year. In many ways, it's the center of social life in Cabo San Lucas. The beach is huge, about two miles long, and filled with restaurants,...  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