If you are planning a family vacation to Cabo San Lucas (Los Cabos) and looking for fun family activities, you are lucky indeed, as it is undoubtedly one of Mexico’s best family dream vacations, and for good reason. Los Cabos has something for every family member to enjoy, with so many family activities, you’ll never run out of things to do. Make sure to read our post about the Best Los Cabos Mexico Family Resorts: The Short List as well for more insider tips.
You may also be interested in more about a family vacation in Mexico; check out our posts on Cancun Family Beach Vacation, Insider Tips for Cancun Family Vacation and More Family Friendly Activities near Cancun. Also be sure to check out our post on the Best Family Resorts in Guadalajara here. And our Guadalajara Family Activities post here.
If your family loves watersports, beaches, beautiful weather, and a bit of history rolled into one big adventure, you must visit Los Cabos in Baja Mexico, where fun family activities are more abundant than the sun!
There is so much to do here, you’ll have to do a bit of planning before-hand to figure out what to put on your must-do list. Some families like to take it easy and catch up on some serious relaxing, and the beaches there are perfect for that. Other families like to cram in tons of fun everyday, and Los Cabos has that too. Here are just a few of the fun family activities Los Cabos has to offer:
Blue Adventures! is an American Owned and Operated Ecotourism provider located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The Cabo San Lucas Marine Preserve is home to over 150 species of Marine Life, outstanding Pinnacle Rock Formations, Cliffs, Deep Walls, Canyons and Magnificent Coral growths! Described by Jacques Cousteau as, “One the Richest Seas of The World.” The Sea of Cortez will provide memories of amazing schools of Fish, Mantas, Reef Sharks, Sea Lions, Eagle Rays and Hundreds of other Marine Animals. Cabo is truly, “World Class Diving at it’s Best!”
A legendary 96 ft. long tall ship that has been used as a movie set and for TV commercials (one of the movies was starred by the beautiful actress Geena Davis) is now sailing on the water around Cabo San Lucas. The Buccaneer Queen offers snorkeling tours, sunset cruises, private charters and whale watching on season (Jan-Apr).
Ocean Riders water sports is now making its debut in Cabo San Lucas. The boats will take you for 2 and a half hours of adventure around the coastline of Cabo San Lucas, old light house and or the tourist corridor. Get up close and personal with the local marine wildlife? encountering whales, dolphins, tuna, marlin, giant manta rays and sea turtles is not uncommon. This is a unique experience not to be missed. Plaza Bonita Mall, Cabo San Lucas.
Talofa Tallship – Sailing, Snorkeling, Sunset Cruises, Whalewatching (in season), Corporate Leadership Sailing Programs, Private Charters. Family owned and operated, sail on the famous, authentic, historic sailing vessel Talofa. 100 ft. long and over 80 years old, step back into time and learn about the rich pirate history of Cabo San Lucas onboard our treasure ship!!! Pirate Ship Dock (Camino Hotel Hacienda).
Ahoy Matey! Come aboard ye land lubbers. Tow those scallywags, wee lads and lassies along and let’s set sail in Cabo on the Scurvy Dawg. Arrr… the Scurvy Dawg is a dressed up Pirate Ship that is really a 78 ft. long, solid steel hulled, US Coast Guard approved vessel.
Click here (loscabosguide.com) for more family fun activities in Los Cabos, Baja Mexico.
AllAboutBaja.com has some amazing fun family activities listed on their site! I found this little snippet which I found most amazing:
Whale watching is ever popular in almost all of the tourist destinations on the peninsula, even as far north as Bahia de Los Angeles, on the Sea of Cortez. Whale watching takes on a whole new meaning when the magnificent Gray Whales make their annual pilgrimage to their birthing grounds in the lagoons on the Pacific side of Baja. From January until the middle of April these huge creatures put on a display of friendship toward humans that can only be described as extraordinary. It is one thing to get in a boat and ride along with the migrating whales. It is another story completely, to get into a small panga and feel them rubbing the bottom of the boat. Both mother and claves will often come out of the water and let you pet them, even kiss them. It is something everyone should experience, at least once in their lifetime. Many people can not begin to imagine that they would ever be able to see a giant whale up this close, let alone kiss one.
Could you imagine? When the gray whales arrive in Baja to have their babies, it is a magical time. Up to nine species of whales visit Baja on a regular basis. Whale watching is by far one of the most popular activities in Baja, and I can see why. See more pics and info here and also at LosCabosguide here.
As for the amazingly beautiful beaches there, check out our Best Los Cabos Mexico Family Resorts: The Short List. post as this has a great write up all about the Baja beaches.
And if your family is looking for some history and a bit of adventure, a must -do in Baja is to visit the cave paintings. The cave paintings of Sierra de San Francisco may be Baja’s greatest treasure. Read more about them at allaboutBaja.com.
I sincerely hope you and your family have a chance to check out Los Cabos Baja Mexico, as it will be a family vacation that will stay in your memories long after you leave.
If you’ve been on a family vacation to Mexico– leave us a comment about your family activities and adventures, we’d love to hear about it!