San Jose del Cabo
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Los Cabos: The Arch and Lover's Beach Kayaking + Snorkeling

1. Los Cabos: The Arch and Lover's Beach Kayaking + Snorkeling

Head out on a kayaking and snorkeling adventure in the bay of Cabo San Lucas, and paddle around the most southerly point of the Baja Peninsula into the Pacific Ocean. Marvel at the famous Arch, visit a sea lion colony, and see exotic marine life when your snorkel. Enjoy a hassle-free transfer from your accommodation in San José del Cabo or Cabo San Lucas to the starting beach in the heart of Cabo San Lucas. Listen to your expert guide's short briefing on kayaking techniques and safety procedures before getting into the water. Embark from the bay of Cabo San Lucas along Land's End, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Admire one of Cabo's most well-known landmarks, The Arch, then watch sea lions frolic in the water as you glide past their colony on your kayak. Land at Lover's Beach for time to explore the granite rock formations that jut abruptly from the sea. Be aware of the crashing Pacific waves as you approach the Divorce Beach side of Lover's Beach, as the ocean here is rough. Then, put on your snorkeling gear and wade into the water off Lover's Beach to snorkel around Neptune's Finger. Or, slip off your kayak and snorkel around Pelican Rock to marvel at the schools of tropical fish and exotic marine life that make these craggy environments their home. Finally, take a short kayak trip back to the starting for return to your accommodation.

Los Cabos: Kayaking and Snorkeling in Two Pristine Bays

2. Los Cabos: Kayaking and Snorkeling in Two Pristine Bays

Take an included short transfer from San José del Cabo or Cabo San Lucas to arrive at Las Viudas, a secluded beach along the tourist corridor. Get geared up, receive kayaking instructions from your experienced guide, then head out on your adventure in the Sea of Cortez. Kayak near the picturesque coastline, and follow your guide to Santa Maria Bay while keeping an eye out for whales or rays. Put on your snorkeling gear when you reach the beach, and wade into the azure waters to explore the sea life in the rocky, reef-like environment below. Once you are well rested, paddle the next stretch around the point with spectacular cliffs, caves, and waves splashing up into geysers. Stop at the white sandy beach of Chileno Bay, and relax with a welcome blanket and umbrella. Finally, gear up again and venture back into the crystal blue waters for another glimpse of the tropical underwater world to end your adventure.

Cabo San Lucas Off-Road UTV Driving Experience

3. Cabo San Lucas Off-Road UTV Driving Experience

Ride a UTV and venture into the wild landscapes that only Baja California and Los Cabos can offer. After a quick introduction to the single rider and two passengers semi-automatic UTV's, you'll gear-up with top brand protection gear. A quick few rounds on our test circuit will have you ready for the main course. Our professional guides will make sure you have an unforgettable tour by taking you on routes that are appropriate for your driving skills and preferences, always including all the different terrains within the park. The different topographies  Canyon, rocky areas, hills, brook, and beach. By experiencing these kinds of terrain, you’ll get a good idea of what Baja off-road is all about. To end your tour, you will get the exclusive opportunity to ride across the Los Cabos Canyon Bridge, the largest of its kind.

Los Cabos: Half-Day San Lucas and San Jose Tour

4. Los Cabos: Half-Day San Lucas and San Jose Tour

Discover all that Los Cabos has to offer with knowledgeable, bilingual guides. With new hotels, developments and shopping options, the city has changed a lot over the last decade – but it’s old town maintains a traditional atmosphere and charm. The tour covers the colonial history of downtown, ‘El Centro’, as well as the gracious old homes, courtyard restaurants, art galleries and boutiques of Plaza Miliares and its side streets. You'll also wander the beautiful marina and visit the Tourist Corridor, amongst other highlights. The tour also includes a boat trip to see the famous Arch, Lands End and Rock Formations. Next, you will discover why Mexican cuisine was named a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010, with a visit to a local restaurant. You can also enjoy a tequila tasting where we take you through the history of this traditional liqor, and reveal the best way to savor and enjoy it. With our tour, you can explore Los Cabos with all of your senses, and get a great overview of all that the city has to offer.

Half-Day Beach & Desert ATV Tour in Cabo San Lucas

5. Half-Day Beach & Desert ATV Tour in Cabo San Lucas

This Baja California ATV adventure takes you deep into the desert and riverbeds of Wild Canyon. Explore miles of breathtaking land as you race up the narrow paths of a sandy creek bed, climb mountainside paths and ride down to a canyon-bottom oasis. You’ll be given all the appropriate equipment and receive detailed safety instructions. Then you'll be given the keys so that you can get a feeling for your 1 or 2-passenger ATV on a test ride along the practice circuit which includes all the challenges and obstacles you’ll find during your tour. Once your practice ride is concluded, you’ll start your tour of 5 different areas: ocean view, arroyo, beach, canyon and mountain. By experiencing these 5 different types of terrain, you’ll get a good idea of what Baja off-road is all about. Your professional guide will make sure you have an unforgettable tour by taking you along routes that are appropriate for your driving skills and preferences. End this tour with the unique opportunity to drive the Los Cabos Canyon Bridge, a 1082-foot-long hanging wooden bridge. After your ATV tour, you can enjoy a delicious meal a chef will have prepared for you at the Lion’s Den Restaurant (at your own expense).

From Cabo: Cabo Pulmo Marine Park Snorkeling and Kayaking

6. From Cabo: Cabo Pulmo Marine Park Snorkeling and Kayaking

Your full day excursion begins with morning pickup from your accommodation, followed by a 2-hour scenic drive to Cabo Pulo National Marine Park. Along the way, your expert local guide will keep you entertained with priceless stories and facts about the region. Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is a series of protected marine sanctuaries that form a bay around 1 of the 3 living coral reefs in North America. Established as a protected park in 1995, studies recently have shown an increase in biomass of almost 500% — and it shows. Tropical fish abound, with schools of grouper and jacks parading next to rays, eyes, and the occasional shark. Upon arriving in Cabo Pulmo, marvel at the landscape as the mountainous desert meets the brilliant turquoise sea. As you get geared up at Los Arbolitos beach, you’ll be informed of the park regulations and given an instructional kayak lesson. Paddle out to La Sirenita beach, a remote sea lion colony, before hopping into the water to begin snorkeling amidst plentiful aquatic life. You’ll spend around 4 hours exploring the vibrant coral reefs, stopping at 2-3 snorkeling locations. After a thrilling day on the water, head back to the small community of Cabo Pulmo for a delicious local lunch, before heading back to Cabo.

Cabo Pulmo Marine Park: Scuba Diving Excursion

7. Cabo Pulmo Marine Park: Scuba Diving Excursion

After a 2-hour scenic journey to the east cape, located in the Sea of Cortes, you'll arrive at the Cabo Pulmo Marine Park. An experienced guide and local captain will take you to the best diving spots Cabo Pulmo has to offer, where you can explore the deep blue ocean to its fullest. This 2-tank dive will give you the opportunity to explore the ocean and go diving alongside some spectacular marine creatures. The Park is home to a huge array of sea life, including Hammerheads, Bull sharks, marlin, and many more species. You'll also experience a diverse range of geographical features and micro climates. Just offshore, you'll find one of Mexico’s largest reefs. After a fascinating excursion into this underwater world, you'll finish off your day with a local Mexican meal in the rustic town of Cabo Pulmo.

San José del Cabo: 2-Hour ATV Tour

8. San José del Cabo: 2-Hour ATV Tour

Drive along unpaved roads to see stunning beaches, desert trails, and magnificent panoramic views of San José del Cabo's peaceful eastern cape on a guided ATV tour. Meet your guide at your hotel and drive to the start of your tour. Once there, receive a safety briefing and your equipment before setting off on your Mexican ATV adventure. Head off the beaten track along scenic desert trails, and drive over beach dunes and dry rivers beds to discover hidden beaches and desert landscapes. Stop near the beach area between Pueblo Por La Playa and El Encanto de la Laguna to snap unforgettable photos.

Cerritos Beach - Full-Day of Surf Lessons

9. Cerritos Beach - Full-Day of Surf Lessons

On your visit to Los Cabos enjoy a day at Cerritos Beach, Baja California’s world-renowned surfing spot. This beach is exposed to west swells that can light up for days on end. Both beginners and more experienced surfers find this to be a great spot. In the morning you’ll be picked up at your hotel lobby and driven to the beach where you’ll meet your bilingual instructor. You’ll learn to surf on a soft-top board that’s designed for easy handling and safety. It’s the perfect choice for both beginning and intermediate-level surfers. The ratio of guides to guests on this full-day of lessons is the highest in Los Cabos. Kids get special attention with 1-on-1 surfing lessons, meaning that their parents can enjoy their own lessons without worrying about the little ones! The instructors on the team include current Baja California Sur surf champions as well as international surf competitors. You’ll be learning from the best. After all that surfing you’re sure to have worked up a good appetite! You’ll enjoy a traditional Mexican lunch, right on the beach, before heading back to your hotel. Lunch, refreshments, and snacks during the day are all included in your tour price.

Cabo San Lucas: Cabo Pulmo Snorkeling Expedition

10. Cabo San Lucas: Cabo Pulmo Snorkeling Expedition

Discover the stunning marine park at Cabo Pulmo on a full-day snorkeling tour from Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo. Visit different natural sites in this world-renowned snorkeling location, as you look out for turtles, fish, and other marine life.  After pickup from your hotel, enjoy a scenic 2-hour drive to Cabo Pulmo. Meet your local captain and guide, before heading out into the Sea of Cortez on a small motor boat. Explore a variety of snorkeling locations in the protected marine park, home to a wide variety of sea life.  Admire the stunning coastline and stop to explore a 20,000-year-old reef close to the shore. See starfish and brightly colored corals, as well as turtles, giant schools of fish, and sea lions, if you're lucky. Complete your tour with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, before being dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about San Jose del Cabo

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Casey is beyond capable of making every Cabo trip an amazing adventure. The arch is absolutely beautiful with the company to match. He and his wife run this travel company and it is AMAZING. Highly recommend and will be recommending to my friends and family. A must do

Good activity-based outing. Kayaking part of the trip was a reasonable amount of time and enjoyable. Snorkeling locations were good. While visited by motorized boats, they were less busy than the Cabo marina area.

Casey was great: very informative and accommodating and super-friendly. We would definitely use him again! Cabo Pulmos was very remote, on a bone-jarring road, but we’ll worth the trip. Fabulous snorkeling!

It was an amazing trip and our guide Casey was the best! We loved the kayaking and snorkeling. The fish tacos were best too! What a great time! Sandra and Jim Vioski

Very good experience.. very well organized and very good attention…