Cabo for Couples: Romantic Things To Do in Los Cabos

Cabo San Lucas’ picturesque coastline translates to a wealth of romantic activities, from barefoot fine dining and horseback rides along secluded beaches to couples' spa treatments and sunset sails beyond Land's End.

Playa del Amor (in English, Lover's Beach) is, as the name suggests, 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. Pampering rituals include a variety of mood-enhancing elements, such as massage, aromatherapy and aphrodisiacal cocktails.

There are two great arts 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, after-hours showcases when galleries display regional paintings, sculptures and other creative works.

The artists' colony of Todos Santos also boasts a thriving gallery scene, but the seaside pueblo mágico is worth a day trip for its other charms, which include lovely brick architecture that’s a legacy from the town's days as a sugar capital, as well as boutique shops and eateries.



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 on the Baja California peninsula, but only...  Read More

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Cabo Adventures is among the top activities companies in Los Cabos, with an impressive array of outdoor excursions that include dolphin swims, scuba dives, whale watching outings, outback camel tours, mountain biking and zip-lining through a...  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 kayak paddle out to Land's End and the Arch, with a stop at Lover's and...  Read More



The Thursday evening Art Walk is a highlight of any visit to San José del Cabo, and is held weekly from 5 to 9 p.m. during high tourist season (November through June). The participating galleries are all clustered together in the city's...  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 28 to 44 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 noted for its romantic couples' treatments, but also boasts 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 popular margarita and dinner cruises. The dinner cruise is one of the great local dining experiences, 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, the peninsula's southernmost point, without a boat. However, visitors will need to hire a water taxi or other water-based transportation to access them. Lover's Beach is on...  Read More


Meet Chris Sands

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