When you stay at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, your enviable location places you at the heart of activity while tucking you a world away in a secluded retreat. Discover the best things to do in Cabo San Lucas just steps away. From scuba diving to snorkeling and parasailing to horseback riding, thrill the adventure seeker in you with a custom itinerary tailored precisely for you by your Personal Concierge. Learn more about our Beyond The Beach ~ Curated Exploration.
From marine life to mountain trails, this curated collection of inherently spontaneous experiences will reveal the magic of Baja’s diverse land, wildlife, and people. Our partners are locals - naturalists, adventurers, farmers and artisans - and their insider knowledge will delight with personal narratives and expertise. These itineraries are to inspire exploration beyond our gates and can be customized to your tastes, all with our signature style of luxurious comfort.
To grasp the rich topography of Todos Santos, we explore both its agricultural history and its artisan town center, overflowing with legendary art, culture, and icons like the Hotel California (famous margaritas optional!). Spend the morning meandering through boutiques, art galleries, and a textile exhibit as well as culinary landmarks including a fishmonger and candy maker for a sweet souvenir. For lunch, it’s back to the ranch for “table-to-farm” at Jazamango, a new culinary destination where our Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet teams up with culinary legend Javier Placencia. This is Baja at its most bountiful, dining amid the organic farms, sampling oysters plucked from the nearby sea; quail eggs and venison from local ranches; and prized craft beer and wine serve as the ultimate pairings.
Start the day with a sunrise standup paddle board at Cabo’s iconic Land’s End. This final point of the Baja Peninsula is the place of postcards where dramatic rock formations jut out of the sapphire sea. The natural Arch “El Arco” frames the intersection where the turbulent Pacific Ocean meets the tranquil Sea of Cortez. Glide alongside schools of fish, splashing sea lions and an intimate stretch of beach straddling the two bodies of water. The sandy spot is ideal for a private picnic, or upgrade to a leisurely brunch aboard Pelicano Island, the resort’s luxurious new yacht partner. (Yoga on board also available!)
Only a few backroads of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains lead to Baja’s best kept secret. Outside the tiny town of Santiago, our 4x4 jeeps commandeer the route, chauffeuring guests to an enchanted jungle wonderland lush with flora and fauna of the desert. Consider it Baja’s own Xanadu, an otherworldly landscape singular to this setting. Here, guests discover discreet trailheads, hike amid heroic granite boulders and oversized cacti, uncovering oases of hidden waterfalls, swimming holes and hot springs. After a magical morning of excursions, refuel at the rustic Rancho El Refugio ecological reserve where a local culinary legend will dream up an indulgent surprise feast.
Experience a live version of Shark Week starring... you! Topping bucket lists everywhere, we offer close encounters with the ocean’s most gentle of giants. Clocking in at 40-feet long, whale sharks are the world’s largest fish and completely harmless to humans thanks to their exclusive diet of microscopic plankton. Set out on a panga boat toward La Paz into the calm blue waters, and search for your new swimming partners as they glide close to the surface, mouth wide open like a vacuum, filtering food from the water. Once back at the resort, regale in your epic tales with a margarita.
Be it by yacht or panga, choose your maiden voyage to the UNESCO-protected biosphere of Espiritu Santo Island and its surrounding archipelago, where intimate snorkeling and playful sea lions await. The daylong treasure hunt explores our national treasure, deemed “The Galapagos of North America,” with precision and passion. Feast your eyes: While manta rays skim across the water’s surface and frigatebirds circle overhead, passengers delight in a spread of fresh ceviche and guacamole. Let the magic continue with an optional sunset Champagne toast at Balandra Bay.
Earn surfing cred with local pros, chasing endless-summer waves along the craggy Baja Sur coastline—a surfer’s playground with its warm water, peeling waves and lesser populated beaches. Trips are tailored based on experience: Beginners paddle out at the sandy-bottomed beach break of Los Cerritos or go full throttle at Zippers’ right reef break. Priceless? The surfing lore and storytelling passed down through the generations.
Get up close and personal in Baja’s Sea of Cortez, deemed “the world’s aquarium” by ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau and universally hailed as the finest UNESCO conservation effort. During an intimate Panga boat excursion, bilingual naturalists identify five thriving habitats, navigating snorkelers though dazzling schools of Horse Mackerel, silvery Sardines, and effervescent Sea Lions. Bragging rights come courtesy of Lower Coral Reef and Little Mermaid Coral Reef, which have lured pilgrimages of divers from around the globe.
Los Cabos Activities
An equal balance of rest and play awaits at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, one of the best resorts in Cabo San Lucas. Located just on the other side of the Dos Mares tunnel in Los Cabos, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal offers easy access to exhilarating outdoor activities and legendary attractions nearby, including world-class golf, sea cruises, and more. Our enviable location places guests in the heart of Cabo San Lucas while simultaneously offering a secluded retreat experience. From authentic Mexican dining to tours of the old bay, yacht access, and much more, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal places the best of Cabo at your fingertips. To learn more about Cabo San Lucas activities, please visit our blog or contact our Personal Concierge Team.