While Cabo is known as a premier golf and beach destination, it is also home to undeveloped areas where nature and wildlife abound. Outdoor lovers will find plenty to admire in Cabo both above and beneath the sea! Add some of these Cabo, Mexico activities to your itinerary for an unforgettable nature and wildlife journey to Cabo.
Explore Cabo’s Sea Life
It’s probably no surprise that beneath the water’s surface, a myriad of sea creatures make their homes in the warm waters off Cabo’s coast. Booking a boat charter to snorkel, scuba dive, dolphin watch, or whale watch is an excellent way to get up close and personal with Cabo’s sea life. For a quick excursion that will get you out into the Cabo Bay, take a glass bottom boat from Medano Beach to see The Arch and the nearby sea lion colony, where you’ll enjoy up close views and sounds from these animals which have made the bay their home. More involved boat charter options are also available that take you further into Cabo’s waters. Snorkel alongside tropical fish and sea turtles in Santa Maria Bay, or capture amazing videos as dolphins jump and play alongside your boat. Whale watching season falls between December and April, providing even more chances to view Cabo wildlife such as humpback whales and blue whales.
Zipline Over a UNESCO Protected Biosphere Reserve
Cabo is home to a variety of terrain, and a tour with Cabo Adventures allows you to see it all from a bird’s eye view. Their Zipline Adventure Tour includes ziplining, a hike, and a Polaris UTV off-roading excursion. Rappel from sheer rock walls, zoom at top speeds over scenic terrain, challenge yourself with an active hike, and explore stunning undeveloped lands aboard a UTV. This tour is a great way to experience the diversity of Cabo’s ecosystems in an exciting way!
Stroll Through the San Jose Estuary & Bird Sanctuary
The waters of the San Jose Estuary are separated from the ocean only by a wide swath of sand, putting this nature preserve in a visually stunning location. Here, freshwater from the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains makes its way toward the sea. Home to more than 100 species of birds, fish, turtles, and other marine animals, be sure to keep an eye out for species such as frigate birds, sparrow hawks, white herons, and red-tailed hawks as you stroll through this peaceful sanctuary.
Swim with Whale Sharks
In Cabo, it’s not only possible to view the beautiful terrain and wildlife from afar, but also to get up close and personal with some of the majestic creatures that call this area home. From the mountains to the desert to the sea, there is a bounty of wildlife that can be observed in and around Cabo.
For a day to remember, consider booking the Whale Shark Snorkel with Cabo Adventures. Cabo Adventures offers a truly adventurous underwater excursion where guests can swim with whale sharks. Unlike some experiences which bring people into fabricated settings, on this excursion you’ll be swimming alongside whale sharks in their natural habitat! Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean but are also known as the gentle giants of the sea. In fact, they can weigh well over 20,000 pounds and reach lengths exceeding 30 feet when fully grown. Image swimming freely alongside one of these amazing creatures! While spending time in nature allows one to awe at natural wonders so much larger than themselves, this is even more the case when swimming alongside whale sharks in the open expanse of the ocean. On this excursion, knowledgeable Cabo Adventures guides help you become comfortable with your snorkeling equipment before delving into Cabo’s underwater world. Not only will you enjoy the breathtaking experience of swimming alongside whale sharks, but snorkelers can also keep an eye out for dolphins, rays, and whales, among other exciting sea life! Anytime swimming with sharks is an option, safety is bound to be a consideration. As filter feeders, feeding on plankton such as krill, fish eggs, crab larvae, squid or small fish, whale sharks pose very little threat to humans. Bring along your sense of adventure and your underwater camera to capture amazing photos on this memorable Cabo wildlife excursion!
Cabo Luxury Accommodations
Book a stay near the best Cabo, Mexico activities when you secure one of these luxury Cabo vacation homes. Our Cabo vacation rentals offer the ultimate escape to Cabo’s most scenic areas, with many offering panoramic ocean views from both the home’s interior and exterior. With a large outdoor entertainment area complete with a sparkling swimming pool, hot tub, and plush cabana furnishings, it is easy to enjoy the natural beauty of Cabo from the comfort of your home away from home. And when you’re ready to head off the well-manicured property, Cabo’s natural attractions are within easy reach. Enjoy the best Cabo beaches, scenic trails, and mountain landscapes from the convenient location of our Cabo luxury homes! Contact us today to learn more!