Cabo San Lucas is a luxurious resort city and tourist go-to located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. But take it from a local. When visiting one of Mexico’s top five tourist destinations, you want to explore Cabo like a local to experience all the hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. Here are the top 6 local Cabo must-sees, must-dos, and must-experience activities that the average tourist wouldn’t know about.

Hidden Los Cabo Beaches

The main reason so many travelers visit Los Cabos is the beautiful beaches stretching across the coastline from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo. But just because Cabo is popular doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy peace and serenity at some of the more secluded locations. If you’re on the search for quiet volcanic rock formations, Vas Viudas is an ideal beach for a daytime picnic and a serene escape away from the crowds. Swim the seas at Playa Coral Negro with its clear waters and soft sands, safely hidden and secluded within the city by the marina.

If you’re looking for more fun and excitement versus a casual day laying in the sun, you can experience seaside horseback rides and four-wheelers for rent at Migrino beach, just 24 miles north of Cabo San Lucas.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Cabo is famous for its underwater paradise, hidden just beneath the surface of the sea. Cabo Pulmo is an incredible beach made perfect for snorkeling or scuba diving, in the National Park just 40 miles north of San Jose del Cabo. The Bahia Santa Maria is a natural sanctuary for marine life and is one of the best locations in Los Cabos to see tons of fish while snorkeling or swimming.

Fishing like a Local

Home to the highest-paying Marlin tournament in the world, Cabo is a world-renowned fishing destination. When fishing the Riviera Maya, there isn’t a slow season. Whether you take a deep-sea expedition or choose to stay on land, both professional and recreational fishermen have found seaside fun on the coast of Cabo catching striped marlin, billfish, pelagics, Sierra mackerel, and more. For a secluded fishing spot near Puerto Los Cabos, visit La Playita, located just a few miles from downtown San Jose del Cabo.

Shopping and Restaurants

You can’t go all the way to Mexico and not enjoy street shopping and restaurant favorites. Visit the Mercado Mexicano flea market for trinkets, t-shirts, hats, and souvenirs for the whole family as you barter with local vendors for the best price. The Eclectic Array is one of Cabos’ most authentic shopping destinations featuring handmade clothing and shoes that support local artisans throughout Mexico with one-of-a-kind pieces. Shop local art at the Hector Estrada Art Gallery, located a block away from the local museum of Cabo San Lucas, or La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, a family business featuring Mexican art and handcrafted jewelry.

Stop to eat at La Roca, open for breakfast and dinner daily, and whale-watch from the outdoor terrace. Get local favorites at The Office on Medano Beach, a small kitchen and bar with beach staples.

Organic Farms and Historic Homes

Venture up the coast of the Baja peninsula to San Jose del Cabo to experience local organic farms and historic homes and buildings. Slightly north of San Jose del Cabo, you can find Flora Farms, tucked away in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. A 25-acre organic working farm, Flora Farms is a local favorite for dining, shopping, cooking and art classes, plant identification walks, and tours. After several days of shopping, dining, and seaside fun — spend a day relaxing at the Flora Farms Spa and Salon. Another must-try is El Huerto located in Cabo San Lucas. This farm to table restaurant offers breathtaking Cabo landscapes, orchards, gardens, and fruit trees, and resembles an old Baja Hacienda with a functioning Baja farm.

The Arch of Cabo San Lucas

Though the Arch of Cabo San Lucas is no local secret, it is a must-see and a favorite for many Los Cabos residents. Though you can enjoy the distinctive rugged rock formation from Medano Beach, if you want to experience this local landmark up close, book a private boat tour with a local boat company or charter with us. With Cabo Yacht Charters you can get up close and personal with the Arch of Cabo San Lucas and many other coastal rock formations on an all-inclusive yachting package with a private custom-tailored experience featuring your own personal chef, an open bar for handcrafted cocktails, and all the rest and relaxation you could dream of.

Experience everything Cabo San Lucas has to offer its locals and tourists alike when you set sail with Cabo Yacht Charters. Our all-inclusive yachting excursions provide everything you’ll need for unmatched relaxation in luxury while you sail the seas under the Cabo sun. Book your personalized yachting experience with our yacht concierge today!