I’ve put together a list of the best things to do in Cabo if you are a couple looking to get away from the kids, work, or just the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
There are so many romantic things to do in Cabo San Lucas for couples from horseback riding, dinner on the beach, hanging out with the locals, or just relaxing by the pool at one of the many adult-only all-inclusive hotels in Los Cabos.
Few Mexican destinations can match Los Cabos when it comes to year-round sunshine, beautiful weather, picturesque beaches, and some of the most luxurious resorts in the world.
Set between mountains, desert, and two immense bodies of water—the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean on the southernmost rim of the Baja California peninsula.
I’ve put together a list of the best things to do in Cabo San Lucas that every couple needs to try when vacationing off the Baja Peninsula.
I’ve even compiled a list of the best luxury hotels in Cabo San Lucas so go ahead book your flights and pack your bags for Mexico!
Best Romantic Things To Do In Cabo San Lucas For Couples
Here are my top things to do in Cabo for couples.
- Stroll down the beach at sunset because the sunsets in Los Cabos are stunning.
- Wake up early and catch the morning sunrise as it is equally as beautiful as the sunset.
- Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at Sunset Da Mona Lisa. It is one of Cabo’s most romantic and prestigious restaurants.
- Take a romantic with Cabo Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Schedule a couples massage on the beach all of the hotels offer them
- Take a glass-bottom boat tour
- Enjoy a day of golfing at one of the area’s numerous highly acclaimed courses.
Adventurous Things To Do In Cabo For Couples
If you are a couple that loves adventure there are two mandatory stops in Cabo San Lucas.
The first is Playa El Médano, a two-mile stretch of sand that rings the bay, and is home to bars, restaurants, and luxury boutique resorts.
Médano Beach draws its biggest crowds during the Spring Break months but attracts sun-seekers year-round for swimming, adult fun, and water-based activities rentals.
Cabos is perfect for kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, and let us not forget some of the most beautiful views in Mexico.
- Cabo Flyboarding
- Amigas Del Mar
- Wide Open Baja
- Canyon Canopy Tour
- Playa Del Mar
- Sport Fishing
- Cabo Expeditions
- Playa El Médano
- Rent a jet ski and drive near Lovers Beach
- Take a helicopter tour to see the beautiful rock formations
- If you aren’t afraid of heights schedule a parasailing adventure
- Swim with the dolphins at the new Dolphin Center
- Schedule a snorkeling adventure for two
- Go horseback riding down the beach at sunset
- Rent an ATV and explore quiet areas along the beach.
- Zipline tours
- Baja Ranch and Camel Safari
Luxury Sunset Sail Around the Arch
A signature landmark of Los Cabos is the El Arco de Cabo San Lucas—known locally as simply “El Arco” or “the Arch”. The formation is at the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas which flows into the Sea of Cortez.
From a distance, the rock formation looks like a dragon; up close, the arch frames sky, sea, and sand for beautiful photos.
My dream is to look like Beyonce on a luxury yacht and wave to the common folk as they pass me on their rowboats! Just kidding but not really.
I decided to surprise my wonderful hubby James with a Luxury Sailing Adventure to see the Arches.
I logged onto Viator and purchased our tickets. Viator is my go-to tour and sightseeing website when I am traveling and looking to book an excursion.
The tour bus picked us up from the Sheraton Los Cabos. It was a quick drive to where we would be boarding our luxury sailing adventure along with about 10 other couples.
I thought it would be maybe 2 other couples but hey for $85.00 what did I really expect?
We were a group of 14 and it was just enough people because we saw another large party boat pass us and they were packed like sardines in a can!
This was much more private and luxurious. Shortly after leaving the dock, we were greeted with Mimosas and appetizers.
After we checked in and provided the Viator pass we boarded the 50-foot stylish sailboat and begin our adventure.
I have traveled all over the world and Los Cabos, Mexico is just stunning!
As we sailed past Lover’s Beach I was disappointed in myself that I had been apprehensive about traveling to Mexico in the past.
If you listen to the U.S. Media you will believe Mexico is dangerous and you will be murdered as soon as your flight lands but this is so far from the truth.
We sank into the soft cushioned seats and were greeted with Mimosas as we admired the spectacular scenery.
The staff was absolutely wonderful and made sure our cocktails were refilled immediately!
We were offered beer, wine, cocktails, and softs drinks just in case we needed something other than a cocktail.
Baja Ranch and Camel Safari
We started our adventure with a camel ride along the beach to discover the coastal scenery of the Baja peninsula on an incredible 4-hour tour from the Sheraton Los Cabos.
A camel might not be the first animal that comes to mind when you picture yourself vacationing in Mexico but the Baja Ranch and Camel Safari through Viator Tours is the perfect way to explore the desert and fascinating ecosystem of the Baja outback.
Before the camels and tequila, our guide leads us on a scenic nature walk through the desert.
I learned how to survive if I were in a plane crash and landed in some unknown part of the country where I would need to know which plants to avoid and which ones I could use for food and water.
Look! I don’t do bugs or reptiles and so when we ran across a spider Y’all know I became an award-winning actress!
After our quick lesson on surviving in the desert, we hopped into an open-air, off-roading vehicle for a ride across the sands for our next adventure the “Camel Ride”.
We were escorted through the desert and to the beach by the sexiest humpback camel with the most beautiful eyes I had ever seen.
We set out for a camel ride across a wide stretch of beach along the Pacific where we learned about camel behavior while looking out at the beautiful pacific ocean.
Camels are one of the friendliest and most loving animals you will ever meet. I completely lost track of time and got entranced by their gentle, peaceful, and fun personalities.
Powder “the kissing camel” was super sweet.
I was a tad nervous about putting the carrot in my mouth to feed her but Powder was so sweet and I was worried for absolutely no reason.
What Could Match a Camel Ride? Tequila!
After my date with the sexy humpback, we made our way to a local ranch to refuel over lunch. Savor traditional Mexican dishes including fresh tortillas and authentic salsas. Best
Our tour concluded with a tequila tasting and after a long day of learning about desert and camels, I needed a beverage.
I didn’t have too many shots because tequila will have me questioning my whole existence.
In addition to tasting the tequilas, we learned all about the production and different varieties of the fiery Mexican libation which left me feeling like I had grown hair on my chest.
Best Places to Play Golf in Los Cabos
With more than a dozen championship courses and more on the way, Los Cabos is a big-time golf destination so here my top places to play golf in Cabo San Lucas.
Best Beaches in Los Cabos
Los Cabos has some of the best beaches in the world including Playa del Amor, or Lover’s Beach, as the name suggests, is a popular destination for visiting couples.
The picturesque beach is easily accessible by water taxi and is an excellent spot for sunning, swimming, snorkeling, and romantic picnics.
The best and most beautiful beaches around Los Cabos are the following:
- Lover’s Beach
- Divorce Beach
- El Médano
- Chileno Beach
- Santa María
- Costa Azul
Best Romantic Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
I wasn’t impressed with any of the food we had here, but the locals we asked said Los Claros and Las Guacamayas are the best local spots to eat.
They weren’t bad, but they weren’t great either. Given the short amount of time, we didn’t get to try many other local restaurants.
These are some of the best upscale restaurants I suggest checking out:
- Pitahayas (Asian Cuisine,$$$)
- Edith’s Restaurante (Mexican, ＄＄＄)
- SEARED chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten (Mexican, $ $$＄)
- Lorenzillo’s (Seafood, ＄$＄)
- Nick-San (Sushi, ＄$＄)
- El Farallon (Seafood, ＄＄＄＄)
- Sunset Monalisa (Steak & Seafood, $＄＄＄)
What To Pack For Cabo San Lucas
Best Day Trips from Los Cabos:
Mexico is extremely safe so if you’re vacationing more than a few days I suggest renting a car or hiring a car service to visit San Jose del Cabo, the twin city, which together with Cabo San Lucas makes up Los Cabos.
It is perfect for the art-lover.
You can also take some day trips to some great towns nearby. Todos Santos is an artsy quaint town north of Cabo and home to Hotel California.
- Santa Rita Hot Springs
- Cabo Pulmo National Park
- La Paz
- Hike Fox Canyon
- Todos Santos
Where To Stay in Los Cabos For Couples
More and more couples are choosing Los Cabos, Mexico for a truly romantic escape.
Many Los Cabos hotels and resorts have not only purposefully built their properties as private enclaves but have designed spaces within their properties to adhere to the privacy-seeking couple and/or celebrity that frequent the area.
1. One & Only Palmilla
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2. The Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort
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3. Cabo Azul
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4. Four Seasons Los Cabo
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5. Esperanza Resort
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Conclusion of Things To Do in Cabo for Couples
There are so many amazing things to do in Cabo San Lucas that its often difficult to figure out how to best spend your time and money on what to do in Cabo and where to stay in Cabo.
If you’re celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon, or you just want to have the perfect getaway, I hope I have helped select the perfect activities for your vacation.
Whether you are looking for a list of championship golf courses, rejuvenating spas, or beaches there are plenty of things to do in Cabo San Lucas for couples.
Is Cabo San Lucas Safe
Los Cabos achieved Sharecare health security verification, becoming the world’s first VERIFIED™ travel destination.
This designation signifies that the majority of the hotels and resorts in the destination continue to ensure that their health protocols are in compliance with over 360 expert-validated global standards.
Los Cabos with Care – A Safer Way to Get Away is Los Cabos’ health and safety protocol system in place for fighting against the spread of infection.
The seven-step system evaluates and strictly implements health and safety protocols across the airport, transportation, accommodations, restaurants and bars, tour activities, the beach, and throughout the local community.
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