The Directory – LCM #45 Winter 2017

The Directory

 

Your guide to Los Cabos
Activities
By BetoHaro

 

The Directory - LCM #45 Winter 2017
Pez Gato (left) and SunRider (right) are two of the most popular activities options in Los Cabos. Both offer several activities, including whale watching.

While our neighbors to the north are sipping pumpkin spice lattes and slowly slipping into food comas, we in Los Cabos are still enjoying summerlike temperatures, long days at the beach, and a smorgasbord of activities at our fingertips. Sail the high seas, swim with whale sharks, or shop to your heart’s content. Whatever your age or interests, you’re sure to find an activity that suits your fancy here in “The Directory,” Los Cabos Magazine’s regular guide to adventure.


Vitamin Sea

Nothing’s better for the soul than time on—or in—the water. Here we highlight some of our favorite wet and wild activities.

Big Mike Sea Adventures: A recent addition to the Cabo San Lucas Marina, Big Mike Sea Adventure offers snorkeling and sunset tours on its impressive trimaran. You can also opt for the VIP experience with exclusive, private outings that include the cuisine of your choice. Dock G, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 168-0418, www.bigmikeseadventures.com. Major credit cards accepted. V $$–$$$

The Directory - LCM #45 Winter 2017
Pez Gato (left) and SunRider (right) are two of the most popular activities options in Los Cabos. Both offer several activities, including whale watching.

Buccaneer Queen: You’ll feel like pirate royalty atop this perennial favorite, a grand galleon that only recently joined the Wild Cabo fleet. In addition to incredible views of the Cabo San Lucas Bay and all its beauty, the gregarious crew will treat you to all you can eat and drink (release your inner glutton). The Buccaneer Queen offers snorkeling, whale watching, and sunset tours. Dock 1, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4217, www.buccaneerloscabos.com. MasterCard and Visa accepted. V $–$$

Cabo Escape:There’s never a dull moment on Wild Cabo’s sleek double-decker Cabo Escape catamaran, which is home to the original floating nightclub Thursday–Saturday nights. Daytime and sunset tours also offer incredible experiences, ranging from snorkeling to whale watching and endless fajitas. Cabo San Lucas Marina, (624) 105-0177, www.wildcabotours.com. Major credit cards accepted. V $$–$$$

Cabo Expeditions:The region’s premier ecotourism company offers a huge lineup of activities, and the vast majority are water-centric. Swim with whale sharks. Dive at CaboPulmo. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site Espíritu Santo. Or treat the kids to a magical adventure atop of the Cabo Submarine. Cabo San Lucas Marina, (624) 143-2700, www.caboexpeditions.com.mx. MasterCard and Visa accepted. V $–$$$

Cabo Legend:The Cabo San Lucas seas are, in fact, big enough to support not one but two stellar pirate ship experiences. And now that Buccaneer Queen and Cabo Legend are part of the same Wild Cabo fleet, guests can expect an even more exciting experience—when the two ships unite for an epic show. Cabo Legend is a mighty 100-foot-long twin-masted brig that can accommodate groups big and small. And, if you’ve  ever wondered what pirates get up to after dark, you can find out during the Los Cabos Pirate Night Party. Cabo San Lucas Marina, (624) 105-0177, www.wildcabotours.com. Major credit cards accepted. V $$–$$$

Cabo Mar: This floating fiesta sets sail nightly from the Cabo San Lucas Marina. Trust us when we say you don’t want to miss out. You’ll fall in love with Cabo Mar’s good-natured crew and appreciate their fun-loving yet attentive service. The drinks flow freely throughout the night, and the crew is always happy to suggest pairings for its restaurant-quality dinner buffet. Camino del Cerro 215, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-3797, www.cabo-mar.com. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. V $–$$

CaboFlyboard: Fly like a superhero over the Cabo San Lucas Bay with professional Flyboard, Hoverboard, and Jetpack lessons. If you are looking for a cool and unique experience, then you have to try this. CaboFlyboard pioneered hydro flight in Los Cabos, and it offers lessons for kids 8 and up. Behind Casa Dorada Hotel and Mango Deck at Médano Beach, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 1430146, www.caboflyboard.com. MasterCard, Visa, AmEx, PayPal accepted. $$$–$$$$

The Directory - LCM #45 Winter 2017
Whether it’s by water or land, you’ll find adventure in Los Cabos. Pictured Dolphin Discovery.

Caborey: Known as the king of Cabo, this enormous catamaran has been charming guests for more than 50 years. Enjoy five-star cuisine and a fire-y floor show that draws inspiration in equal parts from Las Vegas and Latin America. Depending on the season, Caborey also offers snorkeling and whale watching tours. Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-8260, www.caborey.com. $$–$$$

Cabo Sailing: This impressive fleet is used not only for private charters but also adventures ranging from snorkeling to sunset tours and whale watching. Take advantage of Cabo Sailing’s more unique offerings, including overnight charters on a luxurious sailing yacht and sailing lessons. Dock H, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-8485, www.cabosailing.com. AmEx, MasterCard, Visa, and PayPal accepted. V $$$$

Cabo Sails: Let your imagination run wild; the fantastic crew at Cabo Sails is eager to help your sailing dreams come true with its incredible lineup of public and private charter options. Opt for a snorkeling or sunset cruise or design an experience exclusively for you and your guests. Private charters can accommodate groups 2–20 and of all ages. Bonus: Children 9 and younger sail free. Cabo San Lucas Marina, 624-355-6386, www.cabosails.com. Major credit cards accepted. $$–$$$$

Dolphin Discovery: Thrill the kids—and the child in all of us—with a trip to Dolphin Discovery in San José del Cabo. The state-of-the-art facility includes 75,347-square-foot ocean cove so that families can swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. And folks can rest assured knowing these dolphins have been trained using only positive-reinforcement training. Marina San José del Cabo, San José del Cabo, (866) 393-5158, www.dolphindiscovery.com/los-cabos-san-lucas. Major credit cards accepted. V $$$–$$$$

The Directory - LCM #45 Winter 2017
Whether it’s by water or land, you’ll find adventure in Los Cabos. Pictured Camel Quest at Wild Canyon.

PezGato: Whale watching is an absolute must with PezGato, but we also suggest the midday snorkeling adventure with the company. The twice-daily tour takes you to beautiful Santa Maria Bay, where you can swim in tropical waters with abundant sea life. The sunset cruise is a great choice for those who prefer to stay dry. It comes complete with endless drinks and delicious eats. Dock 4, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-3797, www.pezgato.com. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. V $–$$$$


Sea Cabo Activities:
Grab a pen. We’re about to check some items off your bucket list. At Sea Cabo Activities, guests can make like the Rocketeer and fly with an X-JetPack, surf the sky with JetBlade, ride the air on an easy-to-use FlyBike, or tame the waves with a powerful wave runner. Sea Cabo has a professional photographer there for every outing, so you can rest assured you’ll end the day with an awesome new profile pic. Médano Beach in front of Pueblo Bonito, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 159-8517, www.seacaboactivities.com. Major credit cards accepted. V $$–$$$

SilveradosSportfishing: There’s no bad time of year to fish the waters off of Los Cabos, but this just might be our favorite time. And you can rely on the expert crew at SilveradosSportfishing, which has helped many new and experienced anglers bag impressive catches. Look to them for helpful tips, fantastic prices, and an exceptionally good time. Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4903, www.silveradosportfishing.com. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. V $$$$

SunRider Tours: With outposts in Los Cabos and La Paz, SunRider is known for its sleek eco-friendly entertainment boats, which offer a variety of exciting activities: Swim with whale sharks now through the spring. Snorkel alongside brightly colored sea life. Or charter a boat to celebrate your big day. Ask about whale watching options. Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-2252, www.sunridertours.com. MasterCard and Visa accepted. V $–$$$$

Tropicat:It’s smooth jazz and smooth sailing aboard Tropicat, the third member of the well-known fleet that also includes Cabo Mar and PezGato. The catamaran is known for its popular sunset cruises that feature wine and jazz, as well as hors d’oeuvres and sensational views. Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-3797, www.tropicatcabo.com. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. V $–$$

The Directory - LCM #45 Winter 2017
Explore the Baja outback with Off Road Runners.

Adventureland

 

Explore Baja’s outback with these exciting activities.

Camel Quest:No need to check the map. Yes, you’re still in Cabo. And, yes, those are real camels. Wild Canyon’s Camel Quest is home to eight camels, four of which have been trained especially for children to ride. All of them are endlessly charming, as you discover during Camel Quest’s action-packed camel ride through the El Tule oasis with local guides. El Tule Bridge, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4433, www.wildcanyon.com.mx. All major credits cards accepted. V $–$$

Off-Road Runners:OK, city slickers: Here’s your chance to take your foot off the brake and hit the accelerator! With Off-Road Runners, you get to explore Wild Canyon’s 100-acre biosphere atop powerful Honda 450 quad-runners. The three-hour tour includes round-trip transportation, professional guides, and some serious excitement. El Tule Bridge, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4433, www.wildcanyon.com.mx. All major credits cards accepted. V $$–$$$$

Wild Canyon: We’re huge fans of Wild Canyon, the Baja Peninsula’s premier theme park. In addition to its Camel Quest and Off-Road Runners attractions, the expansive eco-park boasts an adrenaline-spiking array of activities in a scenic canyon location between Playa El Tule and the Sierra de La Laguna. At first glance, it seems the sort of place where Indiana Jones would keep in shape between adventures: Zipliners fly rapidly from peak to peak, ATVs race across a hanging wooden bridge that swings precariously over a yawning chasm, and a large gondola is suspended high above the canyon, allowing would-be bungee jumpers to stare hundreds of feet down through a glass floor before committing to the ultimate leap of faith. El Tule Bridge, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4433, www.wildcanyon.com.mx. All major credits cards accepted. V $–$$$

Retail Therapy

 

These are not your standard souvenir shops.

Cobalto:Whether you’re outfitting your new Los Cabos dream home or looking for the perfect memento to remember your vacation, it’s worth checking out Cobalto. Here you’ll find hand-painted pottery that is 100 percent lead free and dishwasher safe. www.facebook.com/MexicanPotteryLosCabos. $$–$$$

Indira Gems: Jewelry making has played an integral role in the history and development of México, and it’s a tradition that is continued with great finesse at Indira Gems. Here, Isidro Sánchez Icaza crafts unique pieces that are at once stunning, surreal, and magical. Hidalgo No. 1, San José del Cabo, (624) 146-9228, www.jewelrydesignerscabo.com. Major credit cards accepted. $$$$