RedWeek Travel Guide: Cabo San Lucas

published on February 9, 2023 by

Located on the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is well-known for its thrilling nightlife scene. But this upscale destination also makes it easy to get away from it all, whether you’re exploring a hidden gem beach or taking a family friendly desert expedition. Discover the best of Cabo San Lucas below and start planning your next vacation with RedWeek. 

The Best Cabo San Lucas Beaches

  • Playa del Amor (Beach of Love): Located just south of downtown Cabo and easily accessible via water taxi, Playa del Amor is beloved (pun intended) as the home to an iconic natural attraction — the famed El Arco rock formation. As its name suggests, this beach is great for a romantic afternoon soaking up the sun. 
  • Medano Beach: Known for its soft white sands and gentle surf, Medano Beach is one of the most family friendly beaches in Cabo. It’s very swimmable, so pack your bathing suit, too. The waters are clear and calm, making it a favorite for snorkeling. 
  • Chileno Beach: For a slightly more secluded Cabo San Lucas beach experience, try Chileno Beach, located just off the region’s tourist corridor. The clean, golden sands here invite you to spread out and relax. 

Cabo San Lucas Experiences

  • Deep Sea Fishing: Year-round, the Sea of Cortez teems with such prized catches as striped marlin, red snapper, grouper, tuna and many more. With dozens of expert fishing charters available, Cabo is one of the ultimate deep sea fishing destinations in the world.
  • Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park: Dubbed “the aquarium of the world” by none other than Jacques Cousteau, Cabo Pulmo is located two hours offshore from Cabo San Lucas, offering scuba divers the rare opportunity to dive with more than 800 species of marine life. For aquatic explorers, it’s the eco-adventure of a lifetime. 
  • Cabo San Lucas Nightlife: Cabo buzzes with excitement when the sun goes down, from the sensory overload of Mandala to the chic Nowhere Bar, where the cocktails are as stylish as the clientele. An evening out in Cabo is whatever you want it to be — but it’s guaranteed to be unforgettable. 

Family Friendly Adventures In Cabo

  • Whale Watching: From mid-December to the end of March each year, the waters just off of Los Cabos offer some of the most spectacular whale watching opportunities on earth, as a parade of humpbacks and gray whales make their way through the waters that surround the destination. There are many expert outfitters who can help you see these majestic mammals in a safe and respectful fashion. 
  • Wild Canyon Adventure Park: Just 25 minutes outside of Cabo, Wild Canyon features an array of amazing outdoor adventures for you and your family. There’s something for all ages: Zipline high over a scenic landscape, take a camel ride through the desert or pay a visit to the wildlife sanctuary. 
  • Fox Canyon Trail: A favorite hike near Cabo with a terrific payoff. The Fox Canyon Trail takes you through beautiful Baja countryside, coming to an end at a picture-perfect 50-foot waterfall. Bring your bathing suit — you can swim in the pool below and even make a splash on a natural waterslide. 

Cabo San Lucas Restaurants

  • Coffee Lab: When you’re in need of a morning pick-me-up, the fresh-brewed offerings at Coffee Lab will do the trick. But this welcoming spot is so much more than just a café, with local art, live music and fun cultural happenings taking place virtually every day. 
  • Los Tres Gallos: For authentic, Baja-style Mexican food, you can’t go wrong at Tres Gallos. The restaurant’s menu is packed with perfectly prepared classics – tacos, enchiladas, churros — and the open-air terrace is the ideal place for lunch or dinner. 
  • Manta: Date night in Cabo doesn’t get much better than Manta, which is located on a secluded beach. Helmed by the world-renowned Chef Enrique Olvera, the restaurant puts new and refined spins on traditional Mexican flavors. 

Where To Stay

  • Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa: With elegant studio and one-bedroom suites, Pueblo Bonito is your luxurious Cabo home away from home, with a private beach, a full-service spa and a full schedule of activities, from cooking classes to aqua aerobics. 
  • Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort: Boasting old world Mexico furnishings and décor, Grand Solmar is located just steps away from downtown Cabo — but once you’re here, you’ll feel a world away from it all. 
  • Casa Dorada at Medano Beach: Nestled right on one of Cabo’s most beautiful beaches, Casa Dorado is an oceanfront paradise, with a two-story swimming pool, several dining options and suites with spectacular views. 

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