Child's Play: The Best Kid-Friendly Acitivities in Cabo San Lucas



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, meanwhile, may prefer surf lessons at High Tide Sea Expeditions, where they can learn wave riding from a former Mexican national champion. Swimming with whale sharks tours and a snorkel/scuba hybrid called Snuba are among the cool offerings from Cabo Expeditions, and the Baja California peninsula's biggest theme park, Wild Canyon, draws raves from visiting teens for its adrenaline-pumping adventures, which range from zip-line courses to off-road racing. 




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 only water park in the municipality of Los Cabos is located in a small rural community called Caduaño, between San José del Cabo and Santiago. Despite its off-the-beaten-path setting, Wild Wet Fun is a magnet for kids of all ages, and...  Read More




Los Cabos spas typically offer signature treatments that revolve around a unifying concept. At The Spa at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, the menu is a showcase for treatments inspired by the four elements: earth, air, fire and water. What really sets...  Read More




Baja Babysitting is a great option for visiting parents. The company offers access to high-quality, bilingual babysitters who are happy to take of the kids (from 3 months to 14 years old) while Mom and Dad enjoy a little time to themselves. 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




The Baja California peninsula's biggest and baddest theme park, Wild Canyon, is home to a wide array of hair-raising and adrenaline-pumping adventures, ranging from zip-lining and bungee jumping to sling swings and off-road racing. Although it's...  Read More




Ready to set sail aboard a 98' replica pirate ship that looks (from a distance) as if it could have sailed the Spanish Main? Daily excursions feature up-close looks at Land's End and Lover's Beach, as well as snorkeling adventures in the...  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




This 60' yellow semi-submersible takes up to fifty guests for one hour tours of Cabo San Lucas Bay, with abundant views of the local marine life from their climate-controlled underwater viewing cabin, and the occasional Beatles song (you guess...  Read More




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


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Meet Chris Sands

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

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