Los Cabos is one of those places everyone should experience in their lifetime. The terrain is a blend of mountains, desert, and beaches surrounded by the infinite ocean. It receives a steady stream of tourists all year round, thanks to an array of exciting local experiences to explore the great outdoors. Here are our recommendations of top 6 things to do in Los Cabos :
Meet the desert
It is a truly peculiar but fun experience to ride the ‘ship of the desert’ along the gorgeous Pacific coastline. Be ready to be swayed and wobbled on camel back as the docile animal trudges along the tranquil beach while the gentle waves of the ocean lap against the shore.
If off-roading is your cup of tea, then the vast desert is your playground. Conquer the dirt trails of Baja’s high sierra country on a 650cc Sand Spider buggy or an ATV.
All things whales
The Sea of Cortez is like a pageantry where various whale species arise from the depth of the ocean to make a dazzling appearance on the surface.
You can go whale watching in the Sea of Cortez which is known to be flourishing with rich marine life. It is a surreal experience to observe either the grey whales, humpback whales, sperm whales or the elusive blue whales swimming in utter tranquillity. These pods of whales rise to the surface every now and then to spout water high into the air leaving a bout of mist. And as they all dive back to the sea with the signature tail fin looming on the surface is the icing of the whale watching experience.
Dive in the depths of Los Cabos
Snorkelling in a coral reef which is estimated to be 20,000 years old at Cabo Pulmo National Park is an experience like none other. It is an undersea fantasy park with liberal sightings of dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles, butterflyfish, hawk fish and many more exotic species of fish. Take home photographic memories of this stunning and kaleidoscopic display of colour underwater. The national reserve also offers a large range of activities like – kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, snorkelling, free diving, and shell collecting.
Learn the fine art of cooking Mexican food
Did you know that the lip-smacking fish tacos originated in Baja California? Now that you are in Los Cabos, learn the art of churning spectacular dishes like Baja style fish tacos and more. The food is so traditional that UNESCO named Mexican cuisine to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010. Cooking classes conducted at The Resort At Pedregal walks you through the indigenous ingredients used and the traditional cooking style retained from pre-Hispanic era.
Be an active conservationist for a day
Los Cabos has the perfect climatic conditions for female sea turtles to lay eggs and hatch them. These turtle hatchlings take their first baby step in sand to reach the sea and they are at their vulnerable most. Team up with a conservation program and volunteer to ensure that these baby sea turtles safely reach the sea and navigate deep in to the ocean. It is a rewarding experience, no less, to be part of this beautiful process. This is the best time to remind ourselves of the benefits of nature conservancy.
Visit the magical land of Wirikuta
Los Cabos has enough to keep you busy through the day. How about spending an evening under the star lit sky and watch a spectacular cultural performance with a nice cocktail in hand? Watch the Wirikuta Night Show, a performance from the indigenous Huichol people of this land. You be blown away by their magnificent show which is beautifully choreographed with astonishing acrobatic displays and top-notch 3D mapping technology.
This list of activities is a sweet reminder that Los Cabos is best enjoyed over a long weekend to truly relish each and every experience this place has to offer.