Are you planning the ultimate Los Cabos family cruise? Situated at the tip of Baja’s skinny peninsula, Los Cabos is an ideal place to sail. With its sapphire waters, jagged mountains, and endless hours of sunshine, your family will have just as much fun on the water as they do on land.
Plan to dock your yacht at Marina Village, a VIP port of call perfect for Los Cabos yachting. Dock your yacht at the affluent marina and enjoy the upscale amenities offered at the Costa Palmas Resort.
As you plan your Los Cabos yachting adventure, consider these tips to optimize your family time:
1. Embrace activities on land
After sailing around Los Cabos, stretch your legs on dry land. By docking at Marina Village, you can stroll through the shops and have a bite to eat at Mozza, where you’ll overlook the marina and enjoy the local cuisine. With your appetite satisfied, it’s time to explore all the area has to offer.
Los Cabos is a playground of activities. Consider trying:
A round of golf
Near Marina Village is an exclusive golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. The 18-hole course, with desert and ocean views, is one of the newest courses in the area. Described as “an emerald symphony” for its picture-perfect landscape, the links are as beautiful as they are challenging.
Not feeling up to all 18 holes? Play the walkable 6-hole loop or take a lesson with a pro to brush up on your skills.
If you’re looking for adrenaline-pumping activities in Los Cabos, consider an ATV tour. Baja was once known for its off-roading trails. Long before celebrities started visiting the southern tip of the peninsula, savvy tourists would drive down the strip just to rip through the dusty fields on an ATV. Fortunately, there are still many ATV tours available.
Tour local art galleries
The area is brimming with artistic talent, which means touring local art galleries is a must. Casa Dahlia Gallery in San Jose del Cabo offers Mexican and intentional collections, while the Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery features art that’s merged with technology. Patricia Mendoza, a local artist, has her own gallery. She greets people at an outdoor bar that sits in front of her gallery in San Jose del Cabo.
2. Explore local attractions
Every spot has must-see sights, and Los Cabos is no different. The most popular spots are:
The Arch of Cabo San Lucas is a granite rock formation in the shape of an arch. It sits where the Gulf of California meets the Pacific Ocean. Most visitors take a charter boat out to see the rock formation. Sunset is a particularly nice time to visit.
Visit an iconic beach
Cabo has no shortage of beaches, but there are a few that have wide appeal. Lovers Beach is where celebrities tend to hang out, while El Medano Beach has restaurants and bars that line the beach.
Explore the world below
You’ve likely spent many a day gliding through the water on your yacht, now it’s time to explore the world below. Some of Cabo’s biggest attractions live in the sea. Head over to Cabo Pulmo, a protected national marine park, for snorkeling or scuba diving.
With hundreds of species of marine life, it’s a day-trip worth taking.
3. Wander to nearby towns
There’s so much more to explore than the touristy streets of Los Cabos. When you venture out into the lesser-traveled cities, you’ll get a chance to see the culture, heritage, and personality of the Baja peninsula. Here are a few towns to add to your itinerary:
San Jose del Cabo
San Jose del Cabo has cobblestone streets with mom-and-pop shops that cater to locals and tourists alike. Along these quaint boulevards, you’ll find art galleries, cafes, and shops with handcrafted trinkets, jewelry, and decor.
Every Thursday from 5pm-9pm, there’s an Art Walk that features local artists too.
If you’re staying at one of the luxury resorts inside Costa Palmas, you’re not far from Los Barriles. The town has become a mecca for kitesurfing, with an annual tournament hosted there every year. You can find a variety of beginner classes in the town if you want to give the sport a try.
Situated next to Cabo, this town takes you away from the beaches and into the rugged mountains. Miraflores is a quiet town, but you’ll find amazing vistas, working ranches, and some of the oldest saddleries around; where you can also find exquisite leather goods.
4. Try the best local restaurants
While you may have an amazing chef onboard your yacht who caters to your every taste, there are a handful of amazing restaurants that are worth exploring. Give your chef a night off and consider trying one of these family-friendly restaurants:
A renowned restaurant known for its Mediterranean-style seafood, Estiatorio Milos will wow you. From the food to the stunning views of the ocean and its crisp, modern feel, it’s more than a meal – it’s an experience.
If you’re looking for an organic farm-to-table restaurant, head to Flora Farms. With great Mexican dishes and a large grassy area for kids to play, it’s great for families with little ones.
For upscale sushi, give Nicksan a try. It’s located in Palmilla, but it’s worth the trip for fresh fish that’s eloquently incorporated into each hand roll.
To combine good food with kid-friendly entertainment, Zippers is a good spot. Kids can use the climbing wall or swings while parents watch the waves roll in from the ocean.
Los Cabos yachting is ideal at any time of year. When you’re ready to escape the hustle and bustle of life, call your crew and set a course for Los Cabos. If you fall in love with the sun, sand, and luxury, it might be time to consider buying a residence in the area. Prestigiously-developed Casa Blake, situated right next to Marina Village, could be your home away from home. Want to learn more? Register to get more information.