Bay of Cabo San Lucas
Bay of Cabo San Lucas

Bay of Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, 23453

The basics

There's no shortage of water-based activities here. Rent jet skis and kayaks at Medano Beach or hang out at the resorts lining the long stretch of sand overlooking the bay. Take an underwater snorkeling tour of the bay and nearby Sea of Cortez (also known as the Gulf of California) or go diving off the Chileno Beach reef or Cabo Pulmo Marine Park. There are charter boats for sports fishing—Cabo is considered the marlin capital of the world—or you can board a glass-bottom boat at sunset. For young kids, there’s also a pirate buccaneer’s cruise.

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Shared ride to the arch of Cabo San Lucas
Shared ride to the arch of Cabo San Lucas
$19.20 per adult
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Raoul was our captain. He was funny and told lots of interesting things about the things we saw. Very fun day and highly recommend!
Lisa_n, May 2024

Things to know before you go

  • Medano Beach is filled with activity and thus not as tranquil as some of the other beaches.
  • You will encounter plenty of vendors selling souvenirs along Medano Beach.
  • Many beaches in Los Cabos have powerful undertows and dangerous waves, making them unsafe for swimming.
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How to get there

Cabo San Lucas is about a 40-minute drive from Los Cabos International Airport and San José del Cabo. There are airport shuttle services and taxis available; many of the luxury resorts will arrange transportation for guests. You can also book a transfer from the airport in advance. Cabo San Lucas Bay is located east of the marina and runs north along the coast of Cabo San Lucas. It’s easily accessible from most downtown hotels.

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When to get there

Plan to arrive early to beat the beach crowds and secure a spot, especially if you’re visiting during a weekend, when both locals and tourists are looking for some fun in the sun. Overall, you’ll encounter the biggest crowds during the winter months. The best time to dive and snorkel is in October and November when the waters are warm.

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Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park

Located on the east coast of the Baja California peninsula, Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is about two hours by car from the Cabo San Lucas Bay area. Home to corals, colorful fish, whale sharks, dolphins, manta rays, and sea turtles, the park also contains the oldest living reef on the Pacific coast. You can snorkel and scuba dive the coral reef here.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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