Putting together an itinerary for seeing all the best sights this vacation? Perhaps you've got a few hours to kill between business meetings, and want to know the best stuff to see. Either way, our 10Best list should have you covered. While there are always great things to experience, there are typically things you wish you would have passed on as well. La Candelaria located in the La Candelaria area is among our top picks for sightseeing in Cabo San Lucas.

Pasado Marina de Museo


Being a seaside community, it's a given that the ocean has played a major role in the livelihoods of Los Cabos residents since the beginning. This museum traces the history of fishing in the area, and exhibits make use of historic photos,...  Read More

Cacti Mundo


Cacti Mundo, an international group dedicated to preserving cacti, operates this botanical garden, which also specializes in native Mexican succulents. Located in the heart of San Jose del Cabo, the garden was founded more than a decade ago to...  Read More



Once a fresh water stop for Spanish ships plying the Manila - Acapulco Galleon Trade, San José del Cabo's estuary is still an important local water source (it's fed by the San José River), but is now best known as a bird and wildlife sanctuary...  Read More



The Arch of Poseidon, or simply "El Arco," is Cabo's most famous landmark. The towering, 200-foot rock formation was created by ages of whistling winds, pounding surf and shifting sands. Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the...  Read More

Palacio Municipal


This cheery yellow building is an excellent example of Spanish Colonial architecture. The building is still in use by the municipality, so content yourself with viewing it from the plaza. Grab a drink at a local restaurant, sit at one of the...  Read More

El Faro de Cabo Falso


The Lighthouse of the False Cape was built in 1890. Today, its remains stand on a cliff, 500 feet above the water. Access to the lighthouse is by horseback, ATV or 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Many companies offer tours that also take visitors to a...  Read More

La Candelaria
La Candelaria


Twenty-five miles north of Cabo San Lucas lies this fascinating Indian village. In the past, and perhaps even to this day, the pueblo has been known for its practice of white and black magic. The settlement is also noteworthy for its abundance...  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

Museo de Historia Natural de Cabo San Lucas
Photo courtesy of Chris Sands


The local natural history museum is located on the town square, Plaza Amelia Wilkes, and is easily identifiable by the whale skeleton out front, although a distressing number of bones were blown away during Hurricane Odile. The museum is free...  Read More

Parroquia San Lucas Evangelista
Photo courtesy of Chris Sands


Parroquia San Lucas Evangelista is one of the oldest buildings in town, and one of the few places of genuine historical importance in Cabo San Lucas. It is located just off the town square, and is open to visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,...  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