The best trips to Cabo San Lucas combine many kinds of vacations into one. You can enjoy a lazy beach vacation and spend your day lying on the sand staring out at the famous Arch. You can enjoy swimming in the pool, surfing, snorkeling, and many other water sports. You can pack as many adrenaline-filled challenges into your trip as your heart can stand. And you can enjoy a cultural experience, dining on great Mexican food and sightseeing in the small towns surrounding Cabo, where you'll find crafts, scenery, and peaceful beaches.
Todos Santos is exactly how you picture a Mexican village. The cobblestone streets are lined with refurbished haciendas filled with shops. Have a drink at the bar in Hotel California; though not the one the Eagles sang about, a visit there will put a song in your heart.
Santiago is known for its scenic beauty, especially its waterfalls. The hot springs and cold pools are the perfect place to cool off after a hike in the canyons.
The village of Miraflores is known for its leatherwork. In historic times you might buy a saddle, though today's visitors are more likely to want a purse or wallet. The quiet streets echo the peace of the surrounding farmland.
Buena Vista and Los Barriles
The fishing villages of Buena Vista and Los Barriles are largely undisturbed by tourists, with quiet beaches. Just past Buena Vista is a deserted former mining town, El Triunfo, which is perfect for capturing atmospheric photos.