Planning a visit to Cabo in Mexico typically means one thing – heading to the beach. However, you would be missing out on a great deal of natural beauty if you only gazed out from your villa to the glorious white sands. Of course, if you have headed to this part of the Baja Peninsula strictly to re-charge and relax, then sitting on the beach in Cabo, by your private pool patio, or even in the shade of a garden and gazing at the sea would do the trick. Before you limit yourself, though, consider how much you might see and do during a leisurely week in this region.
Start at Sunrise
Beaches are the order of the day, but they don’t have to comprise the entire day. While sunbathing, snorkeling and diving are must do activities. Think about the desert that surrounds the city too.
As one expert has suggested, the “best way to see Cabo’s barren, cacti-speckled landscape is from the back of a horse” and do so early in the morning to take in the serenity of the landscape and the gorgeous sunrise. There are also lengthier options for safaris into the Baja landscape on the back of camels.
If you do want to stay close to the shore, why not consider a morning kayak trip? There are options for guided tours that might take you from Tortuga Bay and Santa Maria Bay to the Sea of Cortez. Alternately, you might opt for some hiking in the Tortuga Bay area and then a kayak trip towards the stunning Chileno Beach. Paddle boarding treks at sunrise are also available, and might be the most picturesque way to greet the sunrise on one of your mornings.
In the heat of the day, you may want to head beneath the waves for snorkeling or diving. You can do so from many different points, but if you are looking for peace and relaxation in the beautiful Cabo San Lucas setting, take a water taxi from Cabo down to Land’s End. There, you find Lover’s Beach that is framed by the glorious rocks, including the famous Arch, and excellent snorkeling nearby. Alternately, take a glass bottom boat ride to the area, and hop off for a picnic or some snorkeling.
If you are in Cabo during the winter and early spring, don’t overlook a chance to do some whale watching from points on shore or via a private boat.
If you want to avoid midday heat, this could be the perfect time for a bit of spa treatment or pampering. Clients of Isle Blue are able to book private spa sessions or can get in touch with the concierge to book time at the local resorts and spa retreats. Everything from herbal infusions to sun-baked stone massages are available.
Though you will find an abundance of things to do in Cabo San Lucas or the Corridor, don’t forget the joys of San Jose Del Cabo. Here the pace slows and the more authentic Mexican culture appears. You can stroll the galleries and shops of Alvara Obregon St, dine in some truly authentic Mexican restaurants (such as Tequila Restaurant or La Panga Antigua Restaurant) and do some evening people watching.
Sunset sails are another treat, and many high-end options include luxury meals to enjoy as you past The Arch and other gorgeous spots. You may also want to get in touch with Campanmento Tortuguero Don Manuel Orantes, which protects the olive ridley sea turtles and helps hatchlings make their way to the waters of the San Jose Del Cabo estuary. A meal at the farm-to-table restaurant at Flora’s Farm nearby could be a way to soak up the Cabo surroundings, and put a finishing touch on a day spent in leisure by the sea.
As a guest of Isle Blue, you have an abundance of services and amenities in your Cabo villa, but don’t miss these lovely activities that allow you to enjoy the best Cabo has to offer without missing a lot of time by the pool, ocean or shady garden.