The Cuadra San Francisco Equestrian Center at the Cabo Real Resort offers the best horseback riding in the area. Owner and master horseman Francisco Barrena Meraz has over 34 years of experience training horses. His equestrian center offers both desert trail rides and equestrian school. For visitors to the area, a one or two hour trip through the Arroyo San Carlos or Venado Blanco is a great way to experience the desert and its many mysteries. You will see wildlife including quail, coyotes, wild horses and rabbits. You will also experience the awe of riding through narrow canyons and amazing rock formations. Long pants are recommended for riding, as well as sunscreen and a hat.
ATV, Hummer, & Eco-Adventure Flight Tours
Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas offer varied options for tours and excursions while on your vacation. Visit Cacti Mundo Botanical Gardens in San Jose del Cabo or take an eco-tour on an ATV with Desert Park ATV Tours and travel through Cabo Real Resort.
Hummer Adventure Tours are available with Baja Outback or take a test drive with Baja Racing style off-road adventures into the desert. Get a bird's eye view of Los Cabos through an eco-adventure flight available through Aereo Calafia Ecological Tours and Transcabo Tours and Transportation Services.
Hike the canyons of Sierra La Laguna traversed by indigenous people hundreds of years ago, where increased levels of rainfall create a unique biosphere. Freshwater flows over huge granite
boulders along with a waterfall that cascades into a pool where you can take a refreshing swim at the end of the hike.
Deep Sea Fishing
Cabo San Lucas has long been recognized as one of the top destinations in the world for big game fishing. Beginning in the 1950's, affluent anglers from around the world targeted Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico for the abundance of billfish that inhabit the fertile waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. No other destination in the world can rival Cabo San Lucas for the number and variety of fish caught year round. Even if you are a novice and don't know anything about fishing, Cabo San Lucas is a great place to start your fishing experience.
Snorkeling and Diving
Picturesque Bahia San Lucas, with the final reach of the 1,000 mile long Baja peninsula flanking its southwest side, is a marine sanctuary and home to schools of triggerfish, angelfish, goatfish,
parrotfish, and more. Jacques Cousteau and innumerable underwater adventurers have described the Sea of Cortez as "The World's Richest Sea". This is especially true of the waters that caress the southern tip of the Baja. The diversity in fish and marine mammals that congregate here is unmatched anywhere else in the earth's undersea domain. Experiencing the wonders of the deep is often a unique experience but diving in these plenteous waters is considered a dream come true as many locals in the area readily profess.
Sailing and Cruising
Cabo San Lucas is located at the southernmost bay of Baja California peninsula. Here, the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean and dry desert climate meets the underwater richness. This perfect combination makes a sailing day a truly memorable experience. The place that was once know n for its pirates, just a few centuries ago, is now a source of pure fun and exploration. Towering rock formations, abundant tropical fish, whales, sea lions, and picturesque -like sunsets and beautiful beaches along with special hospitality on board will ensure complete enjoyment on every cruise.
Shopping in Cabo San Lucas
Far from being the remote fishing village of twenty years ago, Cabo San Lucas has stolen the resort scene in Mexico. Mexican wares from hand painted blue Talvaera tiles to unique artwork from local artisans, hammocks from the Yucatan Peninsula, clothing from Oaxaca, Chiapas and the Yucatan, jewelry from Taxaco, opals from Queretaro, wine from the Baja Peninsula, and even Cuban cigars can be found in Cabo.
Cabo San Lucas welcomes surfers from all over the world with both winter and summer wave action. Although the area around Cabo is less popular than the northern coast of Baja, Cabo offers both good
known surfing spots and many so called "secret" spots known only to locals. However, seasoned surfers will intuitively find "the spots".
Swimming with Dolphins
If you love dolphins, a visit to the Cabo Dolphin Center should top your list of things to do on your Cabo San Lucas vacation. Cabo Dolphins is one of the most exclusive dolphin centers in the world, where both swimmers and non-swimmers can get up close and personal with Pacific Bottlenose dolphins in the safety and comfort of the state-of-the-art facilities. Conveniently located in the Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo Dolphins offers a full range of educational and interactive dolphin programs and exciting family activities designed for dolphin lovers of all ages.
If you're fortunate to be visiting Los Cabos in the months of January through March, it's likely that at some point during your stay you'll be treated to the sight of whales spouting off shore. Many whales that feed in northern waters migrate south each year. From mid to late fall, gray whales make the longest migration of any mammal, a 6,000 mile journey from their summer homes in the Bering and Chukchi Seas between Alaska and Siberia, to winter in the warm waters of Baja, California and the Sea of Cortez. Averaging a speed of four to five knots, they arrive in late December seeking both shelter from the frigid northern waters and refuge to birth their young. Gray whales calve in the prote cted, shallow lagoons of San Ignacio, Scammon's, Ojo de Liebre and Magdalena Bay.