The Best Outdoor Activities in Los Cabos

With its rugged landscape and glimmering waters, described as “the world’s aquarium” by Jacques Cousteau, Los Cabos is a paradise for outdoor adventurers. Don’t believe us? Acquaint yourself with the wide range of activities below, from mountain biking to sea kayaking.

Hiking

If you’re interested in exploring on foot, there’s a wealth of local hiking trails to discover. Explore the Baja Outback, Santiago and its 35-foot waterfall, the San Jose del Cabo Estuary, and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains. Be sure to bring an experienced buddy or instructor — it’s not safe to hike through this arid region alone.

Biking

Mountain bikers may enjoy some of the same routes as the hikers in the Mexican outback, among cacti, boojum trees, and exotic wildlife (think ospreys, foxes, and the occasional rattlesnake). If you’re a road biker, you can take advantage of San Jose del Cabo’s bike lanes, and electric beach biking is available through local suppliers.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

If you’re staying at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, our concierge can book you in for an early-morning stand-up-paddleboarding session right at El Arco. While taking in the sunrise, you’ll see the point where two bodies of water (the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez) famously meet.

Surfing

Visit during surf season, June through August, and our concierge team also boasts partnerships with local surfing experts who will guide you around beach breaks and reef breaks at Los Cerritos and Zippers’. Surfers who are comfortable hitting the waves unsupervised can check out The Rock, Nine Palms, and La Fortuna.

Snorkeling and Diving

Our diving tour of Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, in the Sea of Cortez, takes you among sardines, horse mackerel, and sea lions. Santa Maria Bay, Land’s End, Gordo Banks, San Lucas Bay, and Chileno Bay are other beautiful and biodiverse snorkeling and diving spots accessible via local tours.

Golfing

The Cabo golf scene includes multiple Jack Nicklaus courses and Diamante’s Dunes, a track that has repeatedly appeared in Golf.com’s Top 100 World Rankings — all incorporating unique natural features, whether dunes, sheer cliffs, and dry gulches (arroyos).

Sailing

Sailing is quite a popular way to view El Arco and Playa del Amor. Many Los Cabos suppliers offer sunset sails and whale-watching tours, or you can visit the local sailing academy and learn the ropes yourself.

Kayaking

Sea kayakers may glide around the same coastal landmarks as the sailors, on a half of full-day tour. Some suppliers even offer a three-bay tour that visits Twin Dolphin Beach, Santa Maria Bay, and Chileno Bay.

On-Site Fitness Activities

Stick around our luxury resort for tennis on the two Laykold courts (offering sea and marina views), yoga in the beach palapa, Pilates classes, complimentary fitness classes, and consultations with personal trainers.

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