Cabo San Lucas is a vibrant Mexican town where clocks are set to “beach time” and shoes are optional. Bring the whole family along because a getaway to Cabo is fun for all ages.
While this popular destination may be a notorious destination for “spring breakers” looking to party, Cabo is more than just college kids and tequila. Endless stretches of sparkling white sand, pristine ocean waters, sprawling all-inclusive resorts and plenty of adventure make it the perfect destination for the entire family. Our local Flytographer Fernanda is both a talented photographer and proud mom with the inside scoop on how to make the most of your family vacation in Cabo San Lucas. Read on for her best tips!
Enjoy endless beaches
The stunning beaches of Cabo offer endless entertainment for the little ones, and with sandy toes and a drink in your hand, parenting has never been more relaxing. Local beaches Playa Chileno and Santa Maria are kid-friendly spots to spend the day enjoying the sunshine and temperate waters. Don’t forget fins and goggles – the colourful coral reefs are perfect for snorkeling, and the kids will love exploring the unique underwater world. Just don’t blame us if Finding Nemo becomes the nightly movie choice! If you have older kids looking to “Hang Ten,” Cerritos and Acapulquito are beaches with surf lessons available for beginners. Regardless of where you choose to go, all you need are the necessities: a swimsuit, a towel and reef-friendly sunscreen!
Cruise the ocean waters
If you need a break from the beach but not the water, book one of the many boat tours available. December through April is whale-watching season, so this is your chance to see some of earth’s largest and most majestic creatures in their natural habitat. “El arco” is an unmissable rock formation at the southern tip of Cabo, where the Pacific Ocean becomes the Gulf of California, so look for tours that will take you past this stunning spot where land meets sea.
For a unique and kid-centered experience, embark on an epic journey onboard an authentic pirate ship. Cabo is just as stunning below the water, so why not book a tour aboard a yellow submarine? (*cue The Beatles*) This half-submerged boat boasts an unforgettable window to the dramatic underwater sights waiting for you just below the surface – no swimsuits required!
Find your adventure
If you have older kids and teens looking for adrenaline and adventure, Cabo has it all. Soar through the trees on a zipline tour where you can truly see the world from a bird’s eye view. Rent ATVs for an off-road adventure through the Baja outback through canyon and mountain trails. For something a bit slower-paced but no less fun, take a guided hiking tour to experience the desert landscape through the well-trained eyes of a local. This off-the-beaten-track tour to refreshing pools, natural waterslides and even a stunning waterfall!
Explore the neighbourhoods
Cabo is so much more than just resorts and beaches. This town’s vibrant heartbeat and proud culture brings a wealth of stores, restaurants and lively streets to explore. The Marina is a must-visit, especially in the evenings after the sun goes down and the lights come on. The San Jose Art District has an eye-catching and colourful Mexican vibe, and it has tons of restaurants, bars and galleries for every taste. From tacos and tamales to fancy, upscale restaurants, there’s something for every taste (yes, even the picky eaters!). Kids love to run, play and burn off that extra energy in the central plaza, where visitors and locals can mingle and enjoy the slower place of life in sunny Mexico.
Are you ready for your adventure at the southern tip of the Baja California? Prepare for fun and sun, and don’t forget to book a vacation shoot to capture once-in-a-lifetime memories as a family.