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The Best Winter Activities in Cabo

DESTINATION | Published on 15/10/2020
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Trade your winter coat for a swimsuit and your snow tires for a snorkel when you take a winter beach vacation in Cabo San Lucas. Here, winter weather means sunny days without the heat of summer, perfect days to try the best things to do in Cabo in December and all winter long. With these pleasant days, you can enjoy the best of Los Cabos activities, like snorkeling, whale watching, and exploring the local art scene. On the best winter beach vacations in Cabo San Lucas, you’ll be able to spend your days outside in the fresh air and enjoy exciting activities to do in winter.

1. Snorkeling Along the Shore

All year long, snorkeling is one of the top Los Cabos activities, and swimming in the cool, clear waters is one of the most popular outdoor winter activities. The waters are teeming with a variety of tropical fish and even sea turtles and sea lions. Some of the best spots for snorkeling in Cabo are along the rocky shorelines of Land’s End and Chileno Beach, iconic spots along the coast. Visiting these beaches is one of the top things to do in Cabo San Lucas to see more of the city. To experience one of the best Cabo winter vacation activities, book a snorkeling tour, and you’ll see a whole new side of Los Cabos.

2. Scuba Diving in the Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez has captured the imagination of travelers for years, and even Jacques Cousteau nicknamed it the “Aquarium of the World.” Of all the outdoor winter activities at sea, scuba diving is the best way to explore these famous waters, and after the rains of the fall have blown away, scuba diving is one of the best things to do in Cabo in December. When you dive near Cabo San Lucas, you’ll spot sea lions, octopi, sea turtles, and even whale sharks swimming along the coral reefs and sandfalls. It’s only while diving under the sea on a winter beach vacation that you can experience all these wonders.

3. Riding Camels in the Outback

For the best winter beach vacations in Cabo, you’ll want to experience the most unique things to do in Cabo San Lucas, like riding a camel along the beach. On the Cabo camel safari, you’ll get to try a variety of original Los Cabos activities, including a tortilla-making lesson, tequila tasting, and guided nature hike. Of course, the highlight is riding a friendly camel along the beach, which makes for the best winter beach vacations. 

4. Whale Watching

It’s not just humans who love a winter beach vacation in Los Cabos. A variety of whales, including grey whales and humpbacks, migrate down to the coast of Mexico every winter to mate and give birth. Sailing out to sea to spot these majestic creatures breaching the water’s surface is one of the best things to do in Cabo in December thru March. Whale watching is one of the outdoor winter activities you can’t experience in any other season, so be sure to put it on your list of things to do in Cabo San Lucas. Because the tours leave in the morning, you may want a light jacket for the brisk ride out to sea. 

5. Visiting the Gallery District in San Jose del Cabo

Mexican art preserves traditions of the past and embraces the creativity of the future, and there’s no better place to see an array of local art than in San Jose del Cabo. In this neighboring city to Cabo San Lucas, the art gallery district opens its doors every Thursday evening from 5-9pm during the winter for one of the best cultural activities to do in winter: the San Jose Art Walk. As you stroll the charming streets, you’ll hear live music and see local artists giving talks in galleries. Soaking up all this culture is one of the best winter vacation activities.

Grab a swimsuit and some sunblock for these tropical activities to do in winter, and you’ll have a refreshing escape from the frigid winds and ice. As you enjoy these different winter vacation activities, you’ll be soaking up the fresh air and taking in the natural beauty of Cabo San Lucas.

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