Cabo is top destination for tourism and for good reason. This destination which sports warm temperatures and sunny skies for the majority of the year is packed with picturesque white sand beaches and natural attractions that capture the area’s beauty in snapshots worthy of sharing. While you’re sure to find some additional hidden gems along the way, these top 5 Cabo San Lucas tourist attractions are a must-see on every Cabo vacation!
Located along the 20-mile stretch of highway known as the Corridor that runs between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, Chileno Beach is a great option for escaping the bustling crowds. Though it is certainly a draw for tourists, it is also less packed than some of the beaches you’ll find in downtown Cabo San Lucas due to its location outside the city. Chileno Beach has been named a Blue Flag beach, meaning it is ranked one of the cleanest in Mexico. Along with a wide swath of white sand, you’ll find crystal clear waters great for swimming and snorkeling. Explore the shallow tidepools, snorkel alongside tropical fish, or simply soak in views of the turquoise waters from your spot in the sand. The beach’s amenities include a lifeguard, bathrooms, showers, and shade palapas.
Cabo San Lucas Marina
The Cabo San Lucas Marina is not only home to luxury yachts and is the starting off point for boat excursions around the area, but it is also a vibrant center of activity around which there is a collection of hotels, restaurants, and shops. Simply observing the boats’ activity for a few minutes reveals an interesting mix of luxury yachts and local fishing boats with crews processing their day’s fresh catch. Book an activity with popular companies located along the marina such as Cabo Dolphins or Cabo Expeditions, or spend the day shopping and dining along the picturesque waterfront. The restaurants located along the marina are ideal for seafood lovers, whether you want to order from the menu or have the restaurant prepare your latest catch from a fishing expedition. And when it comes to shopping, some of Cabo’s premier shopping destinations are located along the marina in an area known as the Marina Golden Zone. Here you’ll find Luxury Avenue and Puerto Paraiso Mall, two high end shopping destinations with top brands from around the world. Whether you’re sipping a cocktail as you watch the boats come in or you’re setting off on your own water-bound expedition, the marina is one of the top Cabo tourist attractions!
You can’t spend much time in Cabo San Lucas without coming across the two-mile long Medano Beach that stretches across the town’s waterfront edge. Offering picturesque views of the bay and serving as a location for a large number of restaurants and bars, there’s always something happening along Cabo San Lucas’ Medano Beach. Medano Beach serves as the waterfront hub of activity in Cabo. Visitors can easily access water activities such as jet skiing, paddleboarding, or cruising around the bay in a glass bottom boat. The calm waters make it perfect for swimming as well. It’s easy to spend full days on Medano Beach thanks to the many eateries that sit directly on the sand, so food and drinks are never far away. You’ll also find vendors here hawking everything from water toys to locally crafted wares. Whether you hit Medano Beach in the morning for a full day in the sun and sand or in the evening for drinks at some of Cabo’s best nightlife locales, you’re sure to find plenty to do along this popular Cabo beach!
Located along the Lands End peninsula and inaccessible by land, some additional effort is required to reach Lover’s Beach, also known as Playa del Amor. However, with boats easily caught from Medano Beach and the Marina, you’ll still find the excursion easy to arrange. Arrive on the sands of Lover’s Beach by means of a water taxi, glass bottom boat, kayak, or luxury boat, and plan to stay awhile to soak in the beauty. This beach has no amenities, which is a large part of its charm. Lover’s Beach also connects to Divorce Beach, which offers an equally as beautiful but less swimmable shorefront. Swim, snorkel, and explore the rock formations along the Lover’s Beach before boating back to shore. The isolated nature of this beach makes it one of the most popular Cabo San Lucas tourist attractions!
Visible from Medano Beach and various points along the Corridor’s coastline, El Arco (The Arch) is Cabo’s most-photographed hot spot. Though it can be admired from afar, the best way to truly appreciate this natural sea arch is by taking a boat, which can usually be combined with an excursion to Lover’s Beach. On the way, pass a colony of sea lions that calls the area home, and then be sure to capture some photos of The Arch, which are particularly beautiful at sunset.
Make sure you see all the best of the area by visiting these top 5 Cabo tourist attractions! Contact us today to book one of our comfortable and inviting Cabo villa rentals to relax after a long day of adventures in Cabo San Lucas.