11 Family-Friendly Activities in Cabo San Lucas

Paul Goldsmith  |  August 28, 2022

11 Family-Friendly Activities in Cabo San Lucas

If you have an adventure-loving family who also appreciates the wild beauty of the rugged Pacific coastline and an abundance of wildlife, then Cabo San Lucas may be the perfect destination for your next family vacation. Located at the very southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, Cabo real estate is situated in a unique coastal desert ecosystem that provides the perfect playground for adventures on land and sea.

Explore any of these 11 outdoor adventures for families, and have a vacation experience you will never forget. As you shuttle from one exciting adventure to another, keep an eye out for Cabo San Lucas property for sale…just in case.

Cannery Beach


Cabo San Lucas is best known for its marvelous beaches, so finding a place to stick your toes in the sand and hear the crashing waves is a no-brainer. But, with so many beaches, which one should you choose? Cannery Beach is a great destination for families with children because the waves are much tamer in these crystal clear waters. Don't forget to bring along your snorkeling gear, as you will be able to explore and see an incredible variety of underwater sea life right there near the shore.

Sunset Pirate Cruise


Avast me hearties! Set sail on the “Buccaneer Queen” with a swashbuckling pirate crew.  On the sunset pirate cruise, you will feast on a fantastic BBQ meal and enjoy watching the sunset over the Pacific. Take in the beautiful views of the coastline while being entertained with a full show of shanties, dancing, antics, and acrobatic stunts.

Whale-watching Catamaran Tour


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Every year, gray whales, humpbacks, and blue whales migrate into the area. Cabo provides a perfect nursery for whales as they birth and nurture their young. The Catamaran Tour enables you to get close to these incredible and majestic animals, listen to their songs, and watch them care for one another in their natural habitat. You will also enjoy the views of luxurious Cabo real estate as you take in the gorgeously pristine coastline.

Wild Canyon Park pass


True thrill-seekers will not want to miss out on Wild Canyon Park. An all-day pass will allow families to explore the canyon with off-road ATVs, bungee jump or bungee swing, ride a camel, zip unlimited times over the canyon, ride horses, cross the canyon suspension bridge, and explore the bird and reptile sanctuary. After all of the adventures, cool off and play at Splash Island.

Scuba diving


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The beautiful waters and abundant wildlife here make scuba diving an especially popular activity in Cabo. Group tours and lessons are available from a variety of companies for every level of scuba diver. Lessons are available for those who’ve always wanted an opportunity to learn and explore the underwater realm.

If you have a favorite sea creature you would like to meet up close, consider booking a thematic dive, such as the manta ray tour with Adventures in Baja. These gentle giants may be as curious about you as you are about them and swim close to get a better look.

Surfing lessons


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Test your balance and coordination as you learn to ride the waves. Your skilled instructor will begin with lessons on the beach and plenty of opportunities to practice the moves before you hit the water. Then, practice your skills and get feedback from your instructor as you hone your technique. After the 90-minute lesson, relax on the beach and take in the nearby sights. You may find yourself beginning to imagine, “Wouldn’t it be great if that Cabo San Lucas property for sale right here on the beach was mine?”

Sport fishing


Can you imagine returning home with tales of marlin or yellowtail snapper that you caught on a deep sea sport fishing expedition? Knowledgeable skippers will take you to the best fishing spots and help you snag some impressive fish. Take your catch back to your Cabo real estate afterward and enjoy a terrific feast, complete with your own fish tales from the day’s adventures.

Whale shark and sea lion snorkeling tour


If you are in Cabo between mid-October and the end of May, you will be present for the whale shark migration. Book a whale shark and sea lion tour and see these animals up close. Swim with sea lion pups who love to frolic and play in the nearby water as you snorkel among them.

Dolphin experience


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Who doesn't want to get in the water and play with the ocean’s friendliest inhabitants? Bring your family out to swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery, where you can meet, pet, and interact in the water with the incredibly cute Pacific bottlenose dolphins. You may come away with a few fishy kisses from them.

Cabo submarine


Have you had enough of getting soggy and salty with all of these underwater adventures? If you like the idea of seeing the wonders of the coastal Pacific waters while staying dry, then try out the Cabo submarine tour through Cabo Expeditions. You will have the option to go below deck and view ocean life through the windows, and if you enjoy the view from above, go up on deck. This submarine is only two-thirds submerged during the tour.

Outdoor zipline adventures


This ziplining experience is more than simply zipping from treetop to treetop, as adventurers will be challenged to rappel, boulder, and cross a suspension bridge. Cabo Adventures boasts the longest zipline in the country, aptly named “Superman.” If that isn’t enough of an adrenaline rush, this excursion includes a UTV off-road tour, hiking, and a death-defying swing out over the canyon. All of these adventures take place within a UNESCO-protected biosphere.

Looking for more than a vacation?


Does the Cabo San Lucas experience sound more like a lifestyle you would like to pursue than just a vacation? Are you interested in learning more about Cabo San Lucas homes for sale? If so, reach out to the Goldsmith Group. With 34 years of combined experience, this skilled team of agents will be happy to answer all of your questions and help you find the perfect piece of real estate in this gorgeous oasis. 

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