If you are looking for the best things to do in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Rich & Kitch are sharing 7 must-do’s here! These are perfect to do during your destination wedding week, honeymoon, anniversary trip, or joint bachelor & bachelorette party in Los Cabos, Mexico. As luxury travel advisors, Rich & Kitch are here to plan an amazing vacation to Los Cabos, Mexico, for you, too!
BEST THINGS TO DO IN CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO
This best-of Rich & Kitch list could go way beyond 7, since there are so many amazing things to do in Cabo San Lucas & San José del Cabo, Mexico, but here are the 7 best things to do in Los Cabos include:
Keep reading for more details on all of these recommendations!
Some sort of boat excursion is an absolute must when visiting Cabo San Lucas. Going for a boat ride in the Sea of Cortez is amazing any time of the year, but it’s even better during whale season which occurs from December to April.
Our FAVORITE boat excursion is chartering a private yacht with Cabo Sailing. Your charter starts with a ride by the famous Cabo arch, followed by an hour-long cruise to Santa María Bay or Chileno Bay for snorkeling. These are the best snorkeling spots to see lots of beautiful fish & some of the prettiest turquoise water! However, if snorkeling isn't your thing, you can enjoy sunbathing on the yacht! After snorkeling, you'll be served a lunch of sandwiches, fruit, quesadillas, chips, salsa, & guac. For dinner, they offer sushi & charcuterie, too! There's a 3-hour open bar during your private yacht charter, making it extra fun! Cabo Sailing offers a variety of private yacht & sailboat charters, as well as shared tours. Please contact us here to book your boat excursion!
Another favorite type of boat excursion of ours is having dinner on the Animalon by the Sea. It is the best luxury dinner cruise in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico! Having dinner on Cabo’s first floating restaurant is perfect for any special occasion, but especially during your honeymoon or anniversary trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We highly recommend adding the wine pairing to your dinner, too! The Animalon by the Sea is a Rich & Kitch favorite for many reasons which you can read more about here!
Cabo has some amazing rooftops which are so much fun to visit both day & night!
If you are staying near the Cabo San Lucas side of Los Cabos, we recommend visiting Rooftop 360 at Corazon Cabo Resort during the day or night. We love visiting Rooftop 360 during the day since it has an amazing rooftop pool & the best views of Medano Beach! The lounge chairs are comfortable, the live DJ is a vibe, & the cocktails are great! Since The Rooftop 360 is the tallest rooftop in Cabo, it provides a nice breeze which is extremely refreshing in the summer. We know prices change frequently, but when we went recently, there was a $50 minimum spend per person. This counted towards food/drinks (which is easy to spend in a day at a rooftop pool!) Making a reservation is recommended, too!
In the evening, we recommend going to Rooftop 360 to watch the sunset since it provides some of the best sunset views in Cabo San Lucas. The later it gets into the night, the more Rooftop 360 turns into a nightclub with a live DJ which is tons of fun. Visiting The Rooftop 360 is a must during your joint bachelor/bachelorette party, destination wedding week, honeymoon or anniversary trip!
If you are staying near the San José del Cabo side of Los Cabos, we recommend visiting Hotel El Ganzo’s rooftop during the day! Their pool is amazing!!
For the best rooftop vibes at night, head to the Rooftop at The Cape Hotel. Get there early to watch the sunset then stay through the evening for the live DJ & open dance floor! We love The Cape’s Rooftop & it makes for an amazing destination wedding venue which you can read more about here.
DINNER AT EL FARALLON
Splurging on an amazing dinner at El Farallon, located at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, is 100% worth it during your honeymoon or anniversary trip to Cabo San Lucas. El Farallon is definitely the most romantic restaurant in Cabo & it’s where we got engaged!
The restaurant itself is built into the cliffs of Pedregal, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, & the ambiance is truly spectacular. It’s very peaceful listening to the waves crashing onto the beach & the rocks, too. The El Farallon 5-course dining experience includes so many amazing foods & cocktails:
The meal starts with bread (& if you are gluten-free, let the restaurant know because they have the best gluten-free bread!)
The menu changes seasonally, but our first course was a lobster bisque
Then you will be served a trio of appetizers (we had ceviche, seabass kabobs, & a tomatillo salad most recently)
Next up is your main course that you order tableside, choosing one of their amazing seafood options (seabass is our favorite) & two side dishes each.
Your meal ends with a dessert choice of churros, chocolate tamale, or gluten free cakes!
Last but not least, make sure you order some delicious cocktails! All of their margaritas are amazing & we love the Pedregal Reyes signature cocktail.
The entire dining experience is an evening to remember from the impeccable service, food, & cocktails, to the breathtaking sunset views. Keep reading more about the amazing Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal & El Farallon restaurant here.
While there are many amazing beaches in Los Cabos which you can read more about here, our favorite is Medano Beach because there is so much you can do!
Visiting Medano Beach is perfect during any type of trip to Cabo, & here are some of our favorite things to do!
The Office on the Beach has some of the best beach food & an impressive margarita list.
Tabasco Beach Bar is low-key bar, but offers reasonably priced drinks (compared to other bars on Medano Beach) & they have beach chairs you can lounge at during the day.
Sandbar Los Cabos is another low-key beach bar. You can also schedule affordable massages which are offered on their rooftop!
Taking a water taxi could fall under the boat excursion section, but we love renting a water taxi from Medano Beach to get to Lover’s Beach. To get a water taxi, just walk along Medano Beach & a vendor will be sure to approach you & offer to sell you something. So, find a guy selling water taxis & negotiate to get a good rate! Also get the vendor’s phone number to play it safe so you can be sure to get your ride back.
Once you’re on your water taxi, tell your caption how long you want to stay at Lover’s Beach & they will come back to pick you up. Bring some drinks, snacks, beach towels, & sunscreen in your beach bag/cooler (but not too much since you have to hop on & off the water taxi). We recommend staying about 2 hours since there isn’t much there, but the water & views are super beautiful!
On the way to or from Lover’s Beach, you’ll also get a tour of the famous Cabo rocks & your water taxi gets up close & personal to the arch - giving you some of the best views & photo opps!! This is one of our favorite ways to see the famous Cabo rocks! Grabbing a water taxi to spend a few hours at Lover’s Beach is a fun activity for a couple on their honeymoon or wedding anniversary trip, so we highly recommend it!
Los Cabos, Mexico is known for its golf with so many world-renowned golf courses.
Our absolute favorite is Quivira Los Cabos because it has the best all-inclusive comfort stations! Quivira Los Cabos is a Jack Nicklaus course & has the best views of the Pacific Ocean, too. Quivira Los Cabos is not the easiest course to get into, but if you have the opportunity to golf there, you absolutely have to. The golf course is challenging but amazing, & you easily get your money’s worth by being able to eat & drink all day!
Some of the other best golf courses in Los Cabos include Solmar Golf Links, Puerto Los Cabos, Diamante, Cabo del Sol, & Cabo Real, to name a few. We highly recommend golf in Cabo during your joint bachelor/bachelorette party, destination wedding week, honeymoon, or anniversary trip to Los Cabos!
TACOS & TEQUILA/MEZCAL
When in Cabo, eating tacos & drinking tequila and/or mezcal is a must!!
La Lupita is our favorite for the best taco restaurant & mezcal bar in Los Cabos, Mexico. La Lupita has two locations, one in downtown Cabo San Lucas & one in San José del Cabo, making it perfect for visiting no matter where you’re staying in Los Cabos! Tacos & mezcal cocktails are an ideal combination, so dining at La Lupita is a must! You can read even more about La Lupita in this blog post.
Asi y Asado is another favorite, but it is more of a local spot for grabbing tacos. They clearly know what they are doing though since they were featured on Diners Drive-ins & Dives! Asi y Asado is super affordable & we love going there for their salsa bar! The grilled fish tacos & el pastor tacos are our favorites. Also, they make an amazing spicy mojito, so be sure to order it!
Are you surprised to hear that Los Cabos has some of the best farm-to-table restaurants?!
Visiting at least one of these is a must during your next trip to Cabo!
Acre Baja: This lush sanctuary is such a vibe! As you venture past San José del Cabo, Mexico, you'll arrive at Acre Resort. We recommend having lunch & their signature mezcal cocktails at their amazing farm-to-table restaurant, then stop by their farm & animal rescue to play with puppies that are available for adoption! Read even more about Acre Baja here.
Flora Farms: Probably the most well-known & absolutely beautiful property with so many offerings! Flora Farms is located next to Acre Baja but both are so different!
El Huerto: This is our favorite located near Cabo San Lucas! Both brunch & dinner are amazing, & the property is very pretty, too! Read more about our favorites at El Huerto Farm-to-Table in this Instagram post.
READY FOR CABO?!
Now that you know 7 of the best things to do in Los Cabos, Mexico, are you ready for your trip?! Please feel free to contact us here for help planning your next Cabo San Lucas or San José del Cabo vacation!