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7 Unmissable Day Trips From Los Cabos

There are so many things to see and do while visiting Los Cabos, but some are more original than others. Embark on these amazing day trips from Los Cabos.

Whether you enjoy the towering mountains that run through Baja California Sur or the Sea of Cortez that teems with sea life, there are so many excursions to consider. You’ll find regional art and culture as well as wildlife, which makes for an exciting and educational time.

Best Day Trips from Los Cabos

1. Baja Sur Cave Paintings

In Los Cabos, Solaz is the perfect resort to book for a stay with options to explore beyond the surrounding area. From the signature hotel, it is possible to arrange a full day trip to visit remote cave paintings with a knowledgable guide. It’s the perfect combination with the hotel itself, which includes tons of locally-inspired art by a local artist too.

You’ll find the piece by reception is inspired by the cave art if you take a close look. Don’t miss the curated art exhibit in the lobby or the museum either.

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2. Todos Santos

Known as a “Magic City,” Todos Santos is a colorful and picturesque oasis in the desert. Filled with boutique shops, wonderful restaurants and luxurious hotels, Todos Santos is the best of both a small, charming city and life on the beach. Wander the streets and take lunch at Hotel California.

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3. Balandra Beach&Espiritu Island

Off the coast of La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, there’s Mexico’s most beautiful beach and an incredible island teeming with wildlife. Balandra Beach is best reached by boat, and you’ll want to have your camera ready. Afterward, stop at Espiritu Island for lunch and explore the landscape. So, hire a private charter and enjoy the day.

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4. Magdalena Bay

Further north of La Paz is Magdalena Bay, which is home to grey whale mothers giving birth and raising their new-born calves. Board a boat and get up close while maintaining safety for the animals. They love to be pet, however, so you’re sure to have an intimate experience with these gentle giants.

5. La Paz

Visit the capital of this region for incredible history, wonderful food and tons of pearls. It’s said that John Steinbeck was inspired to write his novel, The Pearl, after visiting this city and seeing how pearls were retrieved by freedivers.

Munch on signature chocolate clams and go paddleboarding straight off from the main stretch of street in town. It’s a laid-back city perfect for exploring. Better yet, get a guide and set out to swim with the whale sharks in the protected bay. It’s an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience.

6. La Ventana

La Ventana is an interesting historical city and one of the best places in the world for kitesurfing. Some resorts, such as the Palapas Ventana hotel, organize a wide range of activities–including kitesurfing. Book a lesson then give the new sport a try.

7. El Arco

El Arco is a stunning natural rock formation just off the tip of Los Cabos. The white rock and blue waters are a beautiful place for watching the sunset, and one of the easiest day trips from the cities. Hire a private boat and take time to swim in the ocean too.

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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