Cabo San Lucas all-inclusive resort daytrips to try
By Jennifer Kelly Geddes, Jun 2020
Cabo San Lucas' all-inclusive resorts are famous all over the world for their beautiful settings, fantastic food and luxurious amenities. Whether you're planning to golf, play tennis, visit the spa or just relax in the ocean or by the pool, this special place at the tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula is a worthy destination for families and couples.
But staying in your all-inclusive property for your entire vacation might leave your sense of adventure unsatisfied. Why not branch out and enjoy the stunning nearby landscape and culture on one of these three day trips?
Explore the arch at Land's End on a kayak tour off the tip of Baja California.
Kayak on the Sea of Cortez
The Sea of Cortez has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage marine site, and paddling in this pristine sanctuary among the islands and coastal inlets is a transporting experience. You'll glide through crystal-clear water, past gorgeous beaches and under rugged cliffs as you spot a variety of life not found anywhere else on the planet.
Companies take great pride in leading groups through this special area, so it's well worth it to sign up for a morning or afternoon tour on the water. Marine birds and sea lions dot the sandy shores, but the hundreds of species of fish are probably the biggest draw. You'll see all kinds of marine life from a glass-bottomed kayak; snorkeling takes you even closer to the action. All you need for this day trip is some sunscreen and a towel; kayaking companies usually provide the necessary gear, life jackets, drinks and snacks.
Sample some street food
The buffets at Cabo San Lucas' all-inclusive resorts are fabulous, but tasting truly authentic cuisine in any country is best done with boots on the ground and under the guidance of a local. Food tours in Cabo San Lucas will take you through the resort city's colorful streets and alleys and into its eateries for local specialties, classic Mexican dishes and tequila and sangria tastings. If you're craving tacos, several companies offer samples of favorites (think: pork carnitas and fresh fish) plus salsas and desserts. Other tours trot out flights of hot sauce and pours of mezcal; some offer the chance to see local folks press and cook tortillas to order.
Most Cabo foodie outings take between two and three hours and saunter for easy 1-mile strolls, stopping for a short talk and tasting at every eatery or stall on the itinerary. Along the way, you'll learn the history of various cultural sites and gain an even better understanding of the surrounding community. So grab some comfy walking shoes, and don't forget your camera so you can document every delicious plate.
Take in Cabo's spectacular landscape from the top of the Mount Solmar hiking trail.
Hike up Mount Solmar
Want to check off your daily 10,000 steps and take in an amazing view while you're at it? Then don't miss Mount Solmar, which rises up near the tip of Cabo San Lucas. A hike up this natural wonder is an excellent way to experience Cabo's incredible landscape. There are two daily climbs that march up Solmar; each includes plenty of stops along the way to rest, take pictures and drink water. Solmar is close to many all-inclusives, so plan to spend about an hour or two walking up the mountain and marveling at the beaches, the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean from its trails.
This adventure can be challenging and the trails are steep in certain areas, so proper footwear, such as closed-toe sneakers or hiking boots (not sandals or flip-flops), is necessary. Sweat-wicking clothing, a hat and plenty of water are also highly recommended.
A trip to a Cabo San Lucas all-inclusive resort can be equal parts relaxation, adventure and outdoor fun. Choose one (or all) of these daytrips so you can delve deeper into this magical setting's culture and experience nature. You might just come away transformed.
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