While it can be tempting to stake your claim under a palapa (thatched palm shade umbrella) with a drink in hand and lounge away your days in Cabo, it will only make your trip more memorable to add a few excursions to your itinerary. A jaunt into the Bay of Cabo San Lucas is well worth the time, hitting several of Cabo’s most famed attractions in one journey.
As the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula extends out into the ocean, it transforms into dramatic rock formations. Among these rock formations, you’ll find secluded beaches, excellent snorkeling, and bountiful opportunities for scenic photos. Pelican Rock in Cabo San Lucas is one of the natural attractions that lies in the Bay of Cabo San Lucas. A stunning rock formation that rises seemingly vertically from the water, this site is accessible only by boat. Water taxis and glass-bottom boats can easily be caught from Medano Beach or the marina, where there are also a host of charter companies that offer tours throughout the area.
Visiting Pelican Rock in Cab0 San Lucas
Riding in a glass-bottom boat is a great way to explore the bay, keeping an eye out for tropical fish along the way. Once you reach Pelican Rock you can simply take some photos and enjoy the views, or you can exit the boat for some water adventuring. Some risk-takers choose to climb the rock and use it as a jumping point for entering the water below. Pelican Rock in Los Cabos is also a popular snorkeling spot, and on calm days, this can be a good place to swim alongside vibrant tropical fish.
While visiting Pelican Rock in Los Cabos, it makes sense to make stops at some of the other well-known attractions situated in the bay. The Arch (El Arco) is another rock formation that lies a bit further from shore. As its name suggests, this natural formation extends in the shape of a sea arch, providing a stunning background for photos. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Cabo excursion if you didn’t spend some time on a beach. Both Lover’s Beach and Divorce Beach are both located along this peninsula and are accessible by boat. Lover’s Beach lies on the bayside and offers more snorkeling opportunities as well as pleasant swimming conditions. A short jaunt between rock formations connects Lover’s Beach to Divorce Beach on the Pacific side, which is no less stunning but has rougher water conditions and swimming should be avoided.
Best Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas
The Cabo San Lucas Bay is perhaps one of the most scenic and most photographed areas in Los Cabos. With attractions such as the Cabo Marina, Land’s End, The Arch, and Lover’s Beach all situated within the bay, it is a hotspot for activity. Boats frequently coming in and out of the marina bring fishermen out for their day of catching as well as visitors out to get a closer look at these famed Cabo landmarks. With the popularity of the bay, it’s no wonder that the beachfront here is also popular. Medano Beach, situated to the east of the marina, forms the bay’s coastline, offering visitors a picturesque place to spend the day as well as convenient access to a host of activities.
With safe swimming waters and plenty of amenities close at hand, Medano Beach is widely considered the most popular beach in Cabo. It offers a glorious two mile stretch of sand and puts you in the center of all the action. The Cabo San Lucas Bay provides perfect natural barriers of protection for Medano Beach, with the mountainous outcroppings shielding the beach against larger waves. Thus, you’ll find calm waters perfect for swimming along the shores of Medano Beach. Snorkeling is also a popular activity here, and you’ll find plenty to see beneath the crystal-clear water’s surface. Because of the beach’s popularity, this is also where it is easiest to secure rentals for additional water activities. Rent a kayak to explore the bay, or take the adrenaline rush up a notch with a jet ski rental, parasailing adventure, or flyboarding excursion. While the beach gets pretty packed during peak seasons such as spring break, most find the action bustling but manageable for most of the year. And despite the beach’s popularity, it is kept very clean, with always-inviting crystal clear waters.
Medano Beach is unique in Cabo in that it is the only beach that also offers a nightlife. Spend time during the day soaking up the sun and participating in water activities, and then linger on into the evening when you can enjoy live music, fireworks, and fiestas held by the shops, restaurants, and cantinas located along its shores. While you’ll find dining and drinking options all along the beach, Mango Deck and The Office on the Beach are two notable establishments to check out for their quality food, drinks, and atmosphere.
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