Top 5 unique activities in Los Cabos, Mexico

When many travelers think of Los Cabos, they think of relaxing on a sunny beach sipping a margarita or lounging around a lagoon-like resort swimming pool. While Los Cabos, Mexico is definitely one of the world’s luxury leisure destinations, it’s also a vacation destination offering a wealth of recreational opportunities for guests of all ages. You can start your day with a fishing charter or snorkel cruise, and wrap up the day with a parasailing tour or sunset sail. Thrill seekers will find plenty of ways to get the heart pumping and eco-minded travelers will fall in love with the abundant sea life of the majestic Sea of Cortez. If you’re in search of a more unusual way to enjoy the natural beauty and fun of Baja California Sur, here are some of the region’s most unique activities.

1. Dive with giant manta rays

One of the most incredible experiences for scuba divers is the opportunity to dive with giant manta rays in either the Sea of Cortez or the Pacific Ocean surrounding Baja California Sur. These enormous creatures feed on krill, small crabs and shrimp and can grow to a span of 23 feet in width. There are several spots that can be excellent for viewing giant mantas. The experienced team of Cabo Expeditions leads tours to the Sea of Cortez waters just off of La Paz (the capital city of Baja Sur) about 2 hours from Cabo San Lucas. Led by knowledgeable guides, these excursions are an unforgettable experience for divers. For a more extensive live-aboard diving tour, the outstanding Nautilus Expeditions leads multi-day excursions aboard their state-of-the-art dive vessels to Soccoro Island. Located in the Revillagigedo Islands archipelago in the Pacific Ocean approximately 240 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, these islands have been nicknamed “The Galapagos of Mexico” for the rare abundance of marine life. Manta rays can be observed in close proximity along with many other large pelagic species. Both tours depart from the Cabo San Lucas marina.

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2. Ride camels on the beach

Camels in Los Cabos? This unlikely scene stokes the imagination and is a truly memorable outing. Cabo Adventuresleads beach camel rides accompanied by experienced guides. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to see the breathtaking landscape of Los Cabos and stunning beach scenery while astride a gentle camel. First you’ll journey along dusty trails aboard a 4×4 vehicle. Then, you’ll arrive at one of the area’s beautiful beaches. Along the way, you’ll see the rugged desert outback, giant cacti, local flora and fauna. Take in the scenery as you ride your camel along the white sand beach – you may even catch a glimpse of a whale passing offshore!

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3. Swim with whale sharks

The largest fish species in the world, whale sharks look imposing but are actually gentle giants – filter feeders who feed on plankton and frequent the rich waters of the Sea of Cortez. These magnificent animals can grow up to 41 feet in length. The waters around La Paz are outstanding for viewing whale sharks accompanied by guides. Widely recognized for their excellent ecotourism offerings, Cabo Expeditions leads tours departing from Cabo San Lucas to this area. Visitors will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim and snorkel with whale sharks.

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4. Zip-line and rappel desert canyons

The golden beaches of Cabo and aquamarine waters of the Sea of Cortez are not the area’s only natural highlights. Located at the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos is an arid desert landscape, dotted with cacti and rugged brush. Surprisingly, a numerous desert oases can also be found tucked into the desert outback – some even boasting natural groves of palm trees and waterfalls. One way to view this unique ecosystem is while soaring above desert arroyos on a zip-line. Cabo Adventures offers a great zip-lining and rappelling tour. You’ll be able to zip solo or in tandem – a truly thrilling time.

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5. Whale concert

Making an astonishing annual migration from the waters of Alaska to the warm lagoons of the Sea of Cortez, gray and humpback whales spend the winter months in Baja. This is the best time of year for whale watching in Los Cabos, Mexico. Numerous local operators offer whale watching tours. However, it’s important to head out with a reputable tour provider who respects both these beautiful animals and maritime regulations enacted to protect them. Cabo Expeditionsoffers some of the best whale watching tours in Los Cabos. These intimate excursions will allow you to view the whales up close (and at a respectful, safe distance) as they make their way along the coastline. One of the company’s most unique tours is the “whale concert” during which underwater microphones are lowered into the sea, allowing visitors to listen to the hauntingly beautiful songs of the whales.

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Many additional tours are available in Los Cabos – with something for every visitor.

Julie Byrd is the Vice President of Sales for CaboVillas.com.

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Comments (2)

  1. Talitha Jansen says:

    Gosh, This indeed real beauty. What I would do to experience this :-) Maybe its time that I should invest in travelling too.

  2. Izy berry says:

    Omg a lot of fun in Los cabos México. I will choose to dive with sharks that seems so amazing and a unique opportunity

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