by Ketki Hanamshet Updated on 15 Oct 2018
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On the southern tip of Baja California peninsula in Mexico, there lies a stunning city, Cabo San Lucas. White beaches, thrilling water sports, and exhilarating nightlife make tourists flock to this holiday destination every year. Boating next to dolphins, spouting whales, jet-skiing, banana-boating, parasailing, snorkeling, kitesurfing, diving and horseback riding are some of the adventurous activities to try in this city. A great weather and spectacular natural backdrop mark the identity of Cabo San Lucas. There are many amazing things to do in this fascinating city. Let’s check out the top tourist attractions in Cabo San Lucas.
Let's explore Cabo San Lucas points of interest and 15 best things to do in Cabo San Lucas:
1. El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
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El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is an arch of limestone which became magnificent by time, tide and wind. This significant attraction is located at Land's End, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico. The rock formation looks like a dragon from a distance. This place can be reached only by water so the visitors travel by boat to get here. Kayaking and snorkeling tour are popular activities to try in this marvelous attraction. People also cruise on a catamaran or sailboat leisurely. Sea lions and plenty of tropical fish can be seen on the way to this area. The best time to visit is during winter between November and April.
2. Estrada Art Gallery
Located at Calle Lázaro Cárdenas entre Cabo San Lucas y Benito Juárez, Centro, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico, Estrada Art Gallery is a beautiful art gallery in Cabo San Lucas in which each work is created with quality and sensibility. This gallery includes the works of Hector Estrada. Paintings and sculptures are exhibited on a white interior with Mexican style flooring. The artist is available on the premises all the time to give a personal touch to the gallery. In addition to this, painting classes are also conducted here by Hector Estrada to impart knowledge to the younger generation.
3. Golden Cactus Gallery
Golden Cactus Gallery is a famous art attraction located at Carretera a Todos Santos, Km 2.5, Casa Blanca, 23473 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico. Artists Chris MacClure and Marilyn Hurst started the Gallery in 1997 as a fine art gallery and artist studio. Artists from Baja California and, other locations throughout Mexico, and the United States and Canada exhibit their works in this gallery. Arts depict the unique culture of Cabo region. Paintings, prints, lithos, and gicleées displayed here are on sale.
4. Mt. Solmar
Mt. Solmar is a famous holiday spot in Cabo San Lucas. It is located at Av. Solmar, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. During the winter months, this place is pretty crowded by adventurers who visit here to go on hiking. The hiking trail is owned by private people. Hence, the travelers need to get permission to hike on their trail. The 3-hour trek offers some breathtaking views of Cabo San Lucas to the spectator. At the top of Mt. Solmar, there is a point at which the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet where the visitors can enjoy the astounding spectacle of calm blue waters and incredible rock formations.
5. Museo de Historia Natural
Museo de Historia Natural is a prominent cultural attraction in Cabo San Lucas located at Plaza Amelia Wilkes, Centro, CP 23410, Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. The museum displays work from geology, biology, anthropology, and paleobotany. The visitors can learn about diverse wildlife such as marine mammals, birds, and reptiles that have lived in the areas in and around Baja California Sur. The museum consists of 7 rooms in which skeleton of Pericú woman Edue or Cora, a complete representation of the seabed, migration of dolphins and whales and the preservation of sea turtles are the famous exhibits.
6. Palacio Municipal
Palacio Municipal is a renowned historical and architectural landmark in Cabo San Lucas. It is located at Centro, San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The building is pastel yellow color which represents the heritage old town square. Visitors can marvel at its Spanish Colonial architecture style and structure. Since it is operational till now, no tours are allowed for the visitors. But, still, they can enjoy its tremendous views while sitting in the nearby square.
7. Parroquia San Lucas Evangelista
Parroquia San Lucas Evangelista is the oldest church in Cabo San Lucas. It is located at Calle Cabo San Lucas at Madero, Cabo San Lucas, 23410. The decorative interior and intricate architecture have allowed many visitors to admire this historical monument. The church is still a popular house of worship in which Catholic masses are held every weekend and on religious holidays. Most of the masses are carried out in Spanish. But to make it comfortable for the tourists, there is one bilingual service offered here.
8. Pasado Marina de Museo
Due to the nearness of Cabo San Lucas to the seaside, there is a much history of fishing and marine life in this area. It is located at Lazaro Cardenas, Cabo San Lucas, 23410, Mexico. Pasado Marina de Museo is a famous museum which displays items with great fishing history and oceanic lifestyle. A plenty of preserved specimens such as local species of marlin, tuna, and sharks, and other less familiar marine inhabitants are exhibited here. Historic photos and equipment used in the sea can also be seen in this ancient museum.
9. Playa El Medano
Playa El Medano is a stunning beach and the most popular spot to relax in Cabo San Lucas. It is located at Médano Beach, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 23450. Party animals can have an amazing time in this stylish attraction of Cabo San Lucas. This 2 miles of sandy beach is filled with bars, restaurants, shops selling souvenirs, and watersports equipment rental companies on the beachfront. It is very famous for swimming and water sports. It is close to other popular landmarks of Cabo San Lucas such as Lover’s Beach and Land’s End. Hence, people take water taxis from here to reach them.
10. Playa del Amor
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Popularly known as Lover’s Beach, Playa del Amor is a splendid beach located inside a cave. It is located at the south of Cabo's downtown area near the Land’s End. It is considered the most romantic beach in Cabo San Lucas due to its location. People can reach this place by water taxi from Marina. It is a beautiful spot to unwind and take sunbathing. It is advised to swim on the Bahia de Cabo San Lucas side of this beach. Since the tides are more powerful on the Pacific end which has drowning risks. The visitors also involve in kayaking and snorkeling in this beach.
11. Playa Chileno
Playa Chileno is the cleanest beach located between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, México. Snorkelers head to this beach straight to have a great snorkeling experience. Visitors come here with snacks and drinks since there is no bar or restaurant on this beach. A lifeguard stand, trash disposal stations, and portable toilets are available on the beach. Parking is also available on the premises. The best way to reach here is by bus from Cabo San Lucas and as well as San José del Cabo. It is better to visit this beach before 10 in the morning to escape the heavy crowd.
12. Cabo Wabo Cantina
Cabo Wabo Cantina is a famed nightclub and restaurant located on Calle Guerrero at the heart of the downtown area in Cabo San Lucas. It is owned by American rocker, Sammy Hagar. Featured on MTV, VH1, E-Channel, Travel Channel, this club is also a celebrated spot for party lovers. This place is mostly visited for its atmosphere and live music. Top celebrities and musicians from all over the world perform here. Variety of seafood, Mexican foods, DJ, Cerveza, Tequila, rooftop entertainment is some of the attractions in this star nightclub.
13. Buccaneer Queen
Buccaneer Queen is a magnificent ship built in 1968 which offer tours to the visitors for whale watching, snorkeling and sunset views. It is designed just like a pirate ship. People can reach this vessel at Muelle del Cabo 0, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico. It sails around Cabo San Lucas Arch, Lovers Beach, Chileno Bay and the coral reefs, and provides a mesmerizing view of the sunset at the Pacific Ocean. This 96-foot long wooden ship amuses its visitors with real pirate experience.
14. Wild Canyon Adventure Park
Located at Carretera Federal Libre Transpeninsular Cabo San Lucas- San José del Cabo KM, 19.5, Cabo Real, 23405 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico, Wild Canyon Adventure is a name known for adventure activities. This 284-acre adventure park offers many thrilling activities such as zip lining, bungee jumping, ATV riding, giant swing and many more. It houses the largest zip line trip in Baja and has the longest wooden hanging bridge in the world. It also has the Wild Canyon Kingdom which allows the visitors to interact with bizarre animals from around the world.
15. Wirikuta Cactus Gardens
Wirikuta Cactus Gardens is a 12-acre park designed with numerous cacti and succulent plants from deserts. Over 1500 varieties of desert plants are exhibited here. It is located at East Cape Road, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The Sculpture Garden includes a collection of epic artworks by some of Mexico’s most famous artists. Dolphin Discovery in this garden has lovely dolphins to play with.