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June 04, 2019

Four Can’t-Miss Water Adventures in Los Cabos

For years, Los Cabos was successfully promoted as a “Two Seas, One Paradise” destination. That’s because the tip of the Baja Peninsula marks the spot where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. It follows that the sea is a BIG draw for visitors to Los Cabos. There’s a reason Jacques Cousteau described the Land’s End region as the “aquarium of the world.” For snorkelers and divers, the ecosystem below the surface is vibrant and unique, while plenty of activities can be pursued on top of the water. Here’s our pick of the top four.

Fishing – Cast out and sit back… but not for long!  Los Cabos is one of the finest and most productive deep-sea and inshore fishing destinations in the world. The waters are home to blue marlin, dolphin (mahi-mahi), roosterfish, grouper, snapper, tuna, wahoo, yellowtail and many others.  Whether you’re casting from shore or trolling deeper waters for big-game fish, you’re sure to have a memorable experience. Local tip: many of the restaurants that ring the marina and inside Pueblo Bonito resorts offer a ‘You Hook It, We’ll Cook It” policy.

Surfing – There’s nothing quite like bobbing in the sea on your board while you scan the horizon for the perfect wave. Even better is having the skill to catch the wave and ride it to shore! Los Cabos is renowned for its exceptional surf breaks along the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean.  Some of them are ideal for beginners, others are for experts only.  For lessons, check out a reputable surf school, such as Mike Doyle Surf School on Acapulquito Beach 10 minutes from San Jose del Cabo. Rather spectate? The annual Los Cabos Open of Surf, which attracts world-class surfers, is scheduled for June 21 – 23 at The Cape.

Snorkeling - The ocean is home to a hidden world that’s best experienced by strapping on goggles and fins and letting your eyes feast on the shimmering marine life. Cabo’s crystal blue waters make it easy to see schools of colorful fish that reside in the reef. Qualified divers can don scuba gear to get a deeper view of the underwater ecosystem at Land’s End. Further afield on the East Cape is Cabo Pulmo, a national marine park that’s home to the largest living reef in North America.

Kayaking - If getting onto the water but not quite in the water is more your speed, you might prefer kayaking.  An exciting and immersive activity, paddling a kayak promotes core exercise at a leisurely pace. Pair up with a partner and paddle out to El Arco (the Arch) and the towering rock formations at Land’s End. There’s nothing quite like viewing the granite pinnacles, Lover’s Beach and the active sea lion colony from the sea-level perspective of a kayak. 

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