So many choices… relax and work on your tan by the pool…Play in the surf… Gaze in awe at the variety of tropical fish while snorkeling…browse the numerous stores…drive to La Paz or Todos Santos…go marlin fishing….play a round of golf on a world class oceanfront course…sample the incredible local cuisine at one of the hundreds of eating establishments. Here is our ever growing list of THINGS TO DO.
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Some of our Favorite Restaurants
- Mama’s / Felix’s – Mama’s serves legendary breakfasts including amazing stuffed French Toast. Felix’s serves wonderful Mexican dishes and Seafood. Located on Hidalgo between Zapata & Madero.
- Marty’s la Ricazon – Great outdoor restaurant famous for mesquite grilling and their $6 Dinner Special. (you bring the fish you caught and they cook it and serve it with fresh veggies). Located on Camino Real just off Pescador.
- Mi Casa – Traditional Mexican. Cabo San Lucas Blvd, across from Plaza.
- Taco Inn – Inexpensive tacos, fast food. Terraza level of Puerto Paraiso Mall.
- Sushi Maniaz – Excellent sushi, great value. Near corner of Hidalgo and Madero next to coffee shop.
- Tsuki Sushi – Great sushi, more formal and expensive. 2nd level of Puerto Paraiso Mall.
- Romeo & Julieta Ristorante – Authentic Italian cuisine with romantic atmosphere. Blvd Marina & Camino del Cerro.
- La Dolce – Pizza and Italian, good pizza and great pastas. Hidalgo & Zapata.
- The Office – Famous restaurant on Medano Beach. Evening Mexican Fiestas and a great place to grab a bite when you’re hanging out at the beach.
- Costco – If you didn’t bring your card they will give you a 1 day pass. Along main highway just ¼ mile towards town from Casa de Misiones.
- Walmart – Includes a full grocery store. Along main highway about1 mile toward town.
- MEGA – A favorite of the locals. Located in San Jose del Cabo along the main highway.
- SUPER STORE – Small convenience market just a short walk up the hill from Las Misiones. This is where you should trade out the big empty water bottles “Sierra Azul” for full ones. They cost less than $3 each.
- Puerto Paraiso Mall – A large beautiful mall with a wide variety of stores. Located downtown on the marina.
- Vendors/Street Stores – Cabo and San Jose are loaded with small “mom & pop” stores selling shirts, hats, dresses, art etc. You can typically negotiate substantial price reductions if you don’t mind the process.
- Gifts & Home Décor
- Artesanos – Worth stopping to check out. A huge multi level bldg stuffed with all kinds of Mexican art, dishes, furniture, etc. Located just off the main highway about ½ way between Costco and Walmart on the other side of the highway. Note: no negotiating on prices here. They are only open 9-2 Monday through Saturday.
- Beaches – they all have easy public access, parking and bathrooms.
- Santa Maria – a short drive toward San Jose at km 13. Popular for snorkel cruises and swimming.
- Chileno – just a few miles toward San Jose at km 14.5. Excellent swimming and snorkeling around the rocks.
- Las Viudas – a short drive East at km 12.5. Good swimming.
- Medano – this is the main tourist beach reaching from the marina about 1 mile east in front of numerous large resorts. Lots of activities to choose from including parasailing, glass bottom boat rides, Sea Doo’s, etc. Heading into town, turn left at KM 2 by the dirt soccer fields. Look for the large dirt parking lot at the end of the road which borders the big dirt soccer fields.
- Los Cerritos – Awesome beach for surfing or boogie boarding! A bit of a drive, but worth it if you like waves. About 40 miles north of Cabo along Hwy 19, the road to Todos Santos. Watch for km marker 65 and turn to the left at the sign. Follow the dirt road about 1.7 miles to the beach. There is a restaurant and bathrooms on the beach. Make a day trip out of it and visit Todos Santos.
- Golf – Los Cabos is a golfers paradise. There are seven public courses, most are in spectacular condition with incredible views. Greens Fees vary significantly but are generally quite expensive. If price is important be sure to look around for deals.
- Fishing – Top Anglers – We had fabulous luck fishing with Captain Alex and 1st mate Angel. There are numerous other charter fishing companies.
- Cabo Karting Center – High performance racing. Only a mile towards Cabo from the house on the other side of the highway.
Other Things To Do
- Glass Bottom Boat ride to El Arco and Lovers Beach – You can find boats all around the marina or along Medano Beach.
- Cabo Dolphins – swim with dolphins or just watch. Located along Blvd Marina near Playa Grande Resort.
- Todos Santos – Historic home of “Hotel California” is approx. 46 miles north on Hwy 19.
- San Jose del Cabo – A little less tourist oriented than Cabo San Lucas. Lots of great shopping and restaurants. About 19 miles East of Cabo on Hwy 1.
- La Paz – Large capital city of Baja California Sur. 131 miles north on Hwy 19.
- Church – Cabo English Church. Non Denominational Sunday services at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Located at the corner of Las Cardenas and Hidalgo. www.cabochurch.com
- PARKING- If you’re headed for downtown, the marina or Medano Beach you may want to park in the large parking garage attached to Puerto Paraiso Mall. It’s a convenient location and the price is reasonable.