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Sea Kayaking and Lover’s Beach

In over three years of owning at Cabo, we suddenly realized we’d never been to Los Arcos and Lover’s Beach.  We rented a sea kayak (from Arturo’s – more on that later) and paddled over to Lover’s Beach.  Once there, we enjoyed about an hour playing in the gentle water on the Sea of Cortez side of the twin beaches (from Lover’s Beach, you can walk over to Divorce Beach, which faces the Pacific — swimming there definitely NOT recommended).  Our first trip in September, the water is delightfully warm; in fact, warmer than pool water.  The gentle waves were awesome to play and float in.

We rented the sea kayak for $20 from a tent business just east of The Mango Deck.

Here is the satellite view of Lover’s Beach:


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Chileno Beach

Just past Santa Maria Beach is Chileno Bay at KM 14.

It’s a popular place for the locals and has incredible snorkling and scuba diving. Kids will love the tide pools (look, don’t touch).

There are public restrooms and shower facilities. Don’t forget your sunscreen, beach chairs and towels.


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Santa Maria Beach

This is a wonderfully serene beach just minutes from Cabo.  You’ll need a car to get here.  Don’t forget towels, umbrellas, chairs and sunscreen.  If you managed to jam snorkel gear in your luggage, bring it too.

Km 12, east of Cabo San Lucas.  Look for the beach access sign. There’s a dirt road to the parking area.


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Skydiving

There’s no way I’d jump out of a perfectly good airplane, but friends of Patti’s recently did just that during a girl’s trip to Cabo. I guess they’d hit the tequila pretty hard the night before and decided they needed some adrenaline…

Carol and Mary booked with SkyDive El Sol (skydiveelsol.com), which I think translates to English as “you must be loco to skydive…” and they were soon jumping out of that perfectly good airplane and landing on Medano Beach. They booked tandem jumps, which means you’re securely harnessed to a veteran skydive instructor.

Carol and Mary said that the company was great, they even picked up and dropped off at the resort. It’s run by a bunch of Americans with LOTS of experience.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching — if you’re lucky enough to visit Baja in February or March, be sure to check out a whale watching trip to one of the calving lagoons north of Cabo (okay, waaayyy north). We visited Laguna San Ignacio and actually were petting the gray whales when they came up to our skiff. It’s a life-changing experience when you hit it right.

We really can’t recommend one company over another, as our whale watching trip actually started in Loreto, where we rented a car from Budget (uh, BIG mistake) and drove to Laguna San Ignacio where we tagged up with one of the whale watching outfits in San Ignaco. This was a three day trip! Baja is huge… I wouldn’t recommend doing it this way.

If we do it again, we’d fly to one of the lagoons, do the the whale watching/petting, then fly back to Cabo. The lagoons are very, very remote and pretty much lacking in even the basics, which is okay if you want to get away from it all and camp.

We hear there is whale watching directly in Cabo, but we haven’t done it from Cabo.  We’d sure appreciate hearing from someone who has though (leave a comment below!).  Is it whale watching or whale petting?

Anyway, do some research online to find a while watching company — and let us know how your trip went!!

Todos Santos

Up the road from Cabo San Lucas is the artsy little town of Todos Santos.  Great art galleries and the home of Hotel California (wasn’t there a song written about it??).  A nice little day trip or head north for a few days at Todos Santos.

Here’s a link to the town’s official website:  http://www.todossantos.cc/


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