Mexico Top Activities

Mexico Top Activities

There are so many things to do here. From vigorous outdoor activities to relaxation and luxury. We've put together a list of the "Must Do's" for your visit.

In Mexico, it is so easy to find something fun to do with your group or family. Whether you want to party it up or relax on the beach, Mexico delivers. There are numerous activities such as watersports, boat rides, fishing, clubbing, sightseeing, and relaxing. Be sure to visit many of the different towns in your area to get a feel of what Mexico is really about and try many of the different activities during your stay! They are all different!

Land's End (El Arco)

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Located at the southern end of Cabo San Lucas and nestled between Playa del Amor and Playa del Divorcio, these natural rock formation created by rough winds and seas from the southern Baja peninsula, are a beauty to behold. Local charters allow divers to explore the area, and snorkeling is allowed as well, but it’s most known as being a romantic spot after a day’s sunbathing where you and your partner can stroll the pristine coastline and watch the sunset.

Beach Hopping

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Los Cabos features many free beaches to soak up the sun, gaze out over the glistening blue waters, take in marine life, or join in on water sports and beachfront activities. Whatever it is you are looking for, there is a beach for you.

Playa del Amor (“Lover’s Beach”) - A very popular spot near the famous Land’s End rock formations where you can take in the sights from land and sea. A $12 glass bottom water taxi will bring you out to El Arco where you can view the marine line below the water and even say hello to some of the sea lions resting on the rocks. 

Playa del Divorcio (“Divorce Beach”) - While the name might suggest otherwise, Playa del Divorcio is even more romantic than lover’s beach, less crowded, and is well worth the visit. The beach lies in the unique setting of being connected to both the Sea of Cortes and the Pacific Ocean and is a short walk from Lover’s Beach or a quick water taxi trip. Because the fierce rip tides, crashing waves, and strong undertow, the waters here are not to be entered into and with no lifeguards on site, you wouldn’t even dare risk it. It’s a peaceful retreat from the busy beaches as there are no vendors nor crowds and is a perfect spot for some sunbathing and snapshots.

Playa Solmar - This lesser known beach located on the Pacific side of Land’s End is just as beautiful as the crowded beaches, but if you are up for a small hike, it’s worth it. There is a semi-steep climb up some rocks so wear sturdy comfortable shoes for the trek (flip flops are not advised). Finding a perfect spot in the sand is easier with less crowds and it offers a quiet more relaxing get away from it all vibe. Advise against swimming after dark as the undertow of the waters on the Pacific Coast side is much more aggressive and unpredictable.

Playa Medano - Cabos most crowded beach and great for the young single crowd as it is packed with bars, restaurants, and sunbathers for mixing and mingling by the shores. Exceptionally clean for the amount of people that come here, it’s well worth the trip if you want to feel like you are in the middle of where the party is, Playa Medano is where you want to be. For those with energy to burn, volleyball, snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing, and kayaking are just some of the adventurous sports you can enjoy here.

Whale Watching

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The whale watching season in Cabo runs from December 15 to April 15 and is a spectacle to see. Eight species of whale make their migration from the icy waters of the Arctic to the warm serene waters surrounding the Baja Peninsula. In the six months that it will take these whales to make their round trip journey, they will birth and rear their young in Cabo’s shallow warm waters, and it’s nothing short of miraculous to be able to view them in their natural habitat. 

El Squid Roe

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If you are looking for a party with people you don’t know but will soon enough, you’ve come to the right place. The energy is non stop here and the drinks just keep on pouring! The young college crowd can not get enough of El Squid Roe. Jello shots, bartenders and wait staff dancing on tables, drinks flying off the bar left and right, music playing...let the good times roll!

Surfing in Cabo

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Whether you’ve been on surf board a zillion times, or are taking your first lesson, this is the place. Cabo is a year-round surfing destination with some of the greatest coastal scenery you can find. To find out where and when the best surf break locations can be found click here.

Surfing in Cabo
Surf In Cabo
Km 28 Carretera Transpeninsular
Costa Azul, Col. Gringo Hill
San Jose del Cabo 23406, Mexico
624-117-9495

Mision de San Jose’ del Cabo / Iglesia San Jose - Catholic Church

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An important historic place representing the faith of the people. The site is tells a story of torture and the martyrdom of the priest who was tortured back in 1734. The historic church still holds daily services and while it has been reconstructed after the ruin of hurricane 1918, the original walls and bones of the church remain preserved to it’s original architecture. 

Walking Tours featuring Art Walk

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Every Thursday night from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. from November to June, San Jose’s art district and local galleries sponsor the Art Walk. The Art Walk fills up the streets of San Jose del Cabo and offers a great way to see all of the shops and artistry of the area in one full swoop. Enjoy live music, wine and tequila tastings, and the abundance of art galleries that line these cobblestone streets.

Wild Canyon Adventures

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Situated over an undisturbed rocky canyon, ½ way down Los Corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, you will find Wild Canyon Adventure Theme Park. Here you can bungee jump from a glass floor suspended gondola hanging 100 meters above of the jaw dropping Tule Canyon and feel the rush of adrenaline as you dive face first into mid air. Or, whiz along like a bird over the longest and fastest zip line in all of Baja, the BIG OCHO LINE, which is ½ mile long and will move you at a pace well over the speed limit. For those wanting to keep their feet on the ground, enjoy ATV off roading over the historic canyon bridge and surrounding landscape or visit the animal kingdom where you can mingle with iguanas and crocodiles while having intimate conversations with love birds and macaws. 

El Tule Bridge, Cabo San Lucas, BCS, México, 23455 :: (624) 144 4433

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

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This historical church is an iconic landmark that is rich in culture. Located in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta, this tourist attraction captures the eye and hearts of people strolling along the Malecon wishing to gaze upon it’s beauty. The church was constructed back in 1929 and was quite the architectural project that took 12 years to complete. Attending a mass is not required to view the church, but if interested, the bells will chime as a reminder 30 and 15 minutes prior to it’s start. 

Exploring the Marietas Islands of Punta Mita / Scuba Vallarta

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A scenic hour boat ride will bring you to these tranquil, uninhabited islands off the coast of the Nayarit. Originally formed years ago by volcanic activity, these small rock formations feature unspoiled land protected by the government and is perfect destination for enthusiasts of water sports and eco-tourism. When the boat ride stops, it’s time to grab your snorkel gear and get in the water to find the beach aptly referred to as “hidden beach”. Caution and respect for the environment is vital, as the cavernous tunnel between the rocks and the main island is only accessible in low tide and under the guidance of your tour guide operator. Once inside, the natural beauty will amaze you and fill you with wonder. Bring your waterproof camera as who knows you might be greeted by a sea turtle, spot a manta ray floating by, or capture a glance of the Blue-footed bobby, one of the many endangered species of bird found in these islands.

El Anclote Beach / Coral Reef Surf Shop

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This beach is located about 22 miles from Vallarta in Punta de Mita and offers some of the softest, finest sand. The water is shallow here so affords a great place for kids to play in the water. You can dine at many of the beach front restaurants here, and there is also a shop where you can rent kayaks and boogie boards.

Tour a Pirate Ship

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Fun for young and old, this impressive Spanish galleon offers entertainment, food, drink and a whole lot of fun. During the day, you will be scurried over to the Majahuitas Island, where you and your family can enjoy activities like surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, banana boat rides, or simply relaxing under a beach parasol with a frosty beverage in hand. When the sun goes down, the rowdy, rambunctious, and crazy pirates will keep you laughing all night as you enjoy a delicious dinner as the sun sets on the water. A lively fireworks display ends the night with a bang. 

Rent a Moped to Explore the Streets of Puerto Vallarta

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There is so much coastline and fun areas of Puerto Vallarta to see and explore that one of the best ways to experience the 500 mile stretch of land that encompasses Puerto Vallarta, is by zipping around on a moped. People watch, stop and enjoy a bite to eat or drink, or converse with the local merchants as you shop around at the El Centro Mercado Municipal flea market. 

Lighthouse on Matamoros

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If you are interested in sweeping views and awesome photo moments, this is the place to bring your camera. Panoramic views of downtown and the shoreline are a sight to see from the lighthouse. Once you arrive at the corner of Calle Matamoros and Galeana, you’ll have to climb a few steps up, but the views are worth it as you’ll capture a perspective much different than can be seen any where else.