If you are looking for a family-friendly activity or things to do in Cabo, there are many activities for all ages. The variety is vast thanks to the amazing ecosystem that Baja California provides. Popular water activities are swimming with the dolphins, SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) kayaking, parasailing, snorkeling and whale watching when in-season. Want to stay on land? A few outdoor activities in Cabo are zip-line during the canyon canopy tour, run the desert on a wide open Baja racer or with 2-4 people on a Polaris RZR. You can rent a car, Cabo scooters and cruise around town or an electric mountain bike and hit the hills. Many beaches to travel to such as Medano (the party beach) or over to Chileno Beach by rental car or boat and enjoy the coral reef snorkeling. Whatever your family enjoys Los Cabos has the landscape and providers to insure a safe and fun time!
Cabo Dolphin Experience
Bring your dreams to life with a chance to swim with dolphins in Mexico. Cabo Dolphins is a center dedicated to the research and rehabilitation of dolphins and other marine mammals native to Mexico and, provides educational and interactive programs while having fun. Their crew of genuinely caring, friendly, and entertaining professionals are passionate about nature and also experts in their areas. Every tour given here has an educational element in which guests learn about dolphins in a context that only real-world experts can provide.
Snorkeling in Cabo
The 1,000 mile-long Baja Peninsula flanking its southwest side is a marine sanctuary and home to abundant marine life such as triggerfish, angelfish, goatfish, parrotfish, and more. Snorkel, swim or power snorkel in crystal clear waters watching rays, turtles and watch the occasional sea lion play in what Jacques Cousteau called “the world’s aquarium.” Cabo San Lucas has many different snorkeling tours available that are family-friendly. Those looking to explore further should consider snorkeling in Cabo Pulmo – perfect for a day trip to an amazing reef.
Cabo ATV Tours
Ready for an Xtreme ATV adventure in Los Cabos? This is yet another family-friendly activity where kids can join Mom and Dad in on a desert ATV tour. 25 miles north of Cabo San Lucas, where you will be amazed by the diverse terrain offering scenic canyons, dry riverbeds leading to secluded beaches. Isolated from the major tourist areas you’ll experience a guided tour deep into the mountains and then along the Pacific beach. Most providers include round-trip transportation from your resort and offer 2-3 different ATV tours each day.
Dune Buggy Cabo
Another awesome Cabo excursion is to take a ride in Cabo Dune Buggys. These machines are fully-automatic making the tour safe and fun! After being picked-up from your resort or hotel, you’ll explore the Migriño river bed 25 miles North of Cabo San Lucas with surroundings wrapped by mountains and the Pacific ocean. These two-seater dune buggys are powered by strong engines and have all the safety features you’d expect. Jump into a one or two seater buggy and head out for 2 full hours of driving! Step on the gas, enjoy a thrilling ride until you reach the river’s delta where the desert merges with Pacific ocean before you.
Cabo Camel Safari
Set out on a voyage of unique proportions as you journey through the Baja desert atop a friendly camel. Discover the natural wonders and rich Baja Californian culture of the region from our expert guides. Get introduced to your camel by name before hopping on the hump and setting off to explore! This is a different type of tour that includes round-trip transportation, a delicious, multi-course Mexican lunch complete with refreshing beverages and tequila tasting with an authentic tortilla making lesson. Your educational hike through the tropical landscape of the Baja outback led by local experts. Fun for the whole family and very kid-friendly!
Cabo Whale Watching
From December to April/May each year humpback whales migrate to the Baja Sea of Cortez to mate and give birth to cachalote (baby whales)! Watching the whales play in the ocean, breach and swim below the surface is a fascinating, safe and enjoyable experience for any family. On many whale watching tours in Cabo you’ll also encounter sea lions, turtles, bottlenose and common dolphins along with a diverse variety of marine animals who all call Baja California SUR home.
Cabo Zip Line
In need for some adventure on your Cabo stay, there is no better choice than an outdoor zip line tour! Expert guides take you on a zip line tour, tropical hike, and even canyon wall repelling excursions. Rappel from sheer rock walls, brave the commando bridge, zip line tandem and upside down before swinging high over the canyon. Feel the rush of the best Cabo San Lucas zip line courses available, and take in some of the region’s most breathtaking views along the way. If adventure is your style, this is the tour for you and yes, it’s family-friendly – perfect for kids!
Jump out of a perfectly functional plane in Los Cabos? Kidding, right? Yes- there is Cabo skydiving almost everyday from downtown Cabo San Lucas. Strap on to a skydiving professional with thousand’s of “successful” jumps to their credit and experience one of the most spectacular views you could imagine over the Sea of Cortez. You’ll witness a breathtaking landscape and land near Medano Beach, perfect for a celebratory drink afterwards!