- Check Out Amazing Artwork in San Jose del Cabo’s Historic Gallery District
- Wirikuta Cactus Gardens
- Food and Drink Tasting is A Must
- Save the Turtles
- Pick A Tour and Start Exploring
- Take a Cooking Class at Casa de Colores School of Traditional Mexican Cooking
- Visit the Estrada Art Gallery
Are you planning your next vacation abroad, but you have no idea where to go? Los Cabos in Mexico is a terrific choice for everyone who wants to soak up the culture and art scene of Mexico while relishing in delicious food and enjoying watersports. Snorkel with the stingrays, save the endangered species, fish, cook, and paint all in this wonderful Mexican destination.
Check Out Amazing Artwork in San Jose del Cabo’s Historic Gallery District
If you happen to find yourself in Los Cabos between November and June, go to the historic gallery district on a Thursday. On those evenings, San José del Cabo’s historic Distrito del Arte welcomes visitors to promenade its amiable, cobblestone-studded streets in an Art Walk. Want to soak up all the culture of Mexico? This is the event to attend! The neighborhood’s many gallery owners decide to keep the door to their galleries open late to chat with visitors. Moreover, there’s always chatting with street artists included, alongside mariachis showcasing their talents amid the crowds. The Art District is more than just a home to an array of galleries, though. There, you can also find a plethora of bars and restaurants. The popular gourmet taquería La Lupita Taco & Mezcal is located precisely there.
Wirikuta Cactus Gardens
Wirikuta is a sacred place in the cosmology of indigenous Huichol people, who are still living in the Sierra Madre Occidental highlands in mainland México. Peyote is a part of their traditional religious rituals that they use even today. Wirikuta became a natural choice for the Los Cabos area’s botanical garden due to its origin. All of those who decide to visit the site will find the landmark at the upscale Puerto Los Cabos development just outside San Jose del Cabo. Wirikuta holds more than 1,500 species of cacti, and over a million plants in total. What makes it particularly interesting is that all the plants are organized in a geometric shape. Guests can visit and discover the tranquil and lavish setting while enjoying the sculpture gardens.
Food and Drink Tasting is A Must
At the mere uttering of the word Mexico, many people will get the tequila association in their heads first. So, since you’re already in the home of this strong liquor, you might as well do some tasting. Try some of the best and most renowned brands like Don Julio. México’s other national spirit—mezcal—has also gained popularity in recent years. It’s often matched with traditional Mexican tasting menus. Head out to Las Ventanas al Paraíso resort and taste both of the delicacies and much more at their Tequila and Ceviche Bar. Pick out some of the 200 brands of tequila and mezcal, and let the onsite master tequilier assist you with making the right choice.
The modern version of fish tacos came to be in Baja California in the 1950s before it became a staple of SoCal beach life. When coming to Baja, you must try fish tacos made of fresh fish that’s caught every day. The traditional preparations will leave your mouth watering every time you just think of the delicious taco you tasted in Los Cabos. Look up the best taquerías and taste Baja style fish tacos, o have the ultimate Mexican experience.
Save the Turtles
Los Cabos area beaches are just one of the five of the world’s places where eight sea turtle species nest each year. These include the smallest and the largest turtles. Baby turtles are very fragile and make perfect prey for predators like birds and crabs. So, in order to save them from these predators, you can help them reach the sea. Some local resorts and nature conservancies accept volunteers who’ll protect these endangered creatures. Visitors can attend an array of programs and experience the joys of helping a baby sea turtle survive. This activity is only available between July and November.
Pick A Tour and Start Exploring
Have you always wanted to ride a catamaran? Well in Los Cabos you can. If you go on a sunset cruise on a catamaran you can enjoy unlimited drinks from a full bar as you cruise along the Sea of Cortez. Reaching El Arco will be the highlight of the trip as you’ll witness the ultimate place where the sea meets the Pacific Ocean. Check out the famous Lovers Beach, and plan your next trip there.
Parasailing at Land’s End
Los Cabos is filled with numerous activities for adrenaline junkies. You can go on a tour where you’ll soar high over Cabo San Lucas and witness iconic views of the coast and the surrounding aquamarine waters. The tour is suitable both for beginners and the pros. Each passenger or duo enjoys 10 minutes of flight time.
Kayak, Swim, Go Jet skiing, and More
Can you really say you’ve been to Los Cabos if you haven’t had some water fun? No, you cannot indeed. That’s why you should think about kayaking to El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. Mix pleasure and efficiency and enjoy the waters while working out at the same time. You can do lots of sightseeing as you kayak the Mexican waters. Aside from kayaking, consider jet skiing and parasailing too.
For those who’d like to do some scuba diving, we suggest they visit Cabo Pulmo (closer to San Jose del Cabo). It will be a spectacular location to scuba dive since you’ll be able to encounter over 300 different species of fish. They don’t call it “Aquarium of the World” for nothing.
Did you know that the largest blue marlin ever caught in Cabo San Lucas had 1,213 pounds? After 28 hours of fighting, a tourist from Michigan caught it in 2011. So, if you’re an avid fisherman, this will be a real challenge for you. For over 50 years, the area has been acclaimed as one of the world’s sportfishing capitals. The world’s richest fishing tournament, Bisbee’s Black & Blue—aka “The Super Bowl of Sport Fishing” —takes place there in October. However, you are free to enjoy fishing year-round, and maybe even get lucky to catch black, blue, and striped marlin or maybe tuna and sailfish.
Don’t Miss Out on Snorkeling
Lover’s beach, one of the most popular landmarks of Los Cabos, is fantastic for snorkeling. We recommend you do it only when the water is calm so that you can stay safe and spot striped sergeant majors and iridescent green and blue parrotfish if you get lucky. At the base of “El Arco,” you may even get the chance to see seals. For the ultimate swimming and snorkeling experience, go to the Sea of Cortez side of Lover’s Beach. That’s where you’ll see the clearest, greenest water in Cabo San Lucas. If you decide to go to the Pacific side, stay on the sand and only sunbathe because the water is too turbulent for swimming.
Take a Cooking Class at Casa de Colores School of Traditional Mexican Cooking
Are you in the mood to test your cooking skills? The Casa de Colores School of Traditional Mexican Cooking is the perfect place to go to then. A Head Chef Donna Somerlott has lived in the region for over twenty-five years and knows all about the local cuisine. You can take a cooking class in her own Mexican kitchen, where guests create delicious, traditional Mexican dishes together. The lessons incorporate authentic regional ingredients together with local culinary techniques. After the class, you’ll be able to apply all the knowledge to your cooking and potentially make some great meals. Spaces are limited, so you don’t have to worry about being crowded with other people and not being able to follow the chef well.
Visit the Estrada Art Gallery
In Los Cabos, you’ll find the art in every corner of the peninsula. Therefore, be sure to visit the Estrada Art Gallery. This small, tucked-away space in Cabo San Lucas will completely enchant you with its beauty. The bright, white space includes paintings and sculptures in its collection. The unique collection continues to grow with every new work the artist Hector Estrada crafts. This gallery isn’t as commercial as others in the area, so you’ll feel very welcome and connected to the art. The artist is always there, so you’ll have the chance to meet the maestro in person. If you’ve always wanted to take painting classes, you can do it at the gallery and have a class taught by Hector Estrada himself.