There is nothing more relaxing than a beach
vacation in Mexico
. While the sun, sand and surf is enough for some people, a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico can offer much more. Whether you prefer sports or cultural attractions, fine dining or shopping, Cabo San Lucas has plenty to offer the adventurous traveler.
Cabo San Lucas is filled with all-inclusive resorts in which meals are included in the price of the vacation. It would be a shame, however, not to venture from the confines of the hotel for at least one fancy dinner in town.
Edith's Restaurants, at Camino a Playa Medano, fits the bill. A top notch wine cellar complements meals featuring lobster, shrimp, tuna and steak. Other possibilities are the fresh sushi at Nick-San (Boulevard Marina at Plaza de la Danza) and dining al fresco on creative seafood and pasta dishes at Peacocks (Paseo del Pescador, near Hotel Melia).
Many activities in Cabo San Lucas center upon water sports. Tour operators offer sports fishing in chartered boats, whale watching, scuba, snorkeling, sunset cruises, para sailing, deep sea fishing and pirate ship and history cruises aboard the tall ship Buccaneer Queen. Barcos que Cantan are Turkish gullets that traverse Baja's coastline, offering visitors a close-up look at the region's wildlife.
The region surrounding Cabo San Lucas is a natural wonderland, ideal for touring. While you can do the traditional tours by air-conditioned van or bus, there are also different ways to view Cabo San Lucas' attributes. Cabo Submarine offers 49 passengers entry into its underwater viewing cabin. Baja Bora uses all-terrain vehicles to tour the desert. Baja Wild offers eco-tours and adventure expeditions. Baja's Activities takes visitors on horseback. You can also see the mountains by beach buggy or the sea by glider or yacht.
Nature and wilderness
Explore Cabo San Lucas' biodiversity at Cactimundo Botanical Gardens, which features an incredible array of native cactus plants. For the adventurous at heart, try the Costa Azul Xtreme Tour. People take part in cable rides high above the river canyon. At the Desertica Multi-Adventure Park, people can go on desert safaris, ride dune buggies, or tour the canyon's canopy.
Nina Makofsky has been a professional writer for more than 20 years. She specializes in art, pop culture, education, travel and theater. She currently serves as a Mexican correspondent for "Aishti Magazine," covering everything from folk art to urban trends. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mills College.