The Perfect 5-Day Los Cabos Travel Itinerary

Traveling the East Cape can mean a day or more of travel time alone. We want to help you make the most out of your time here, so we’ve provided this 7-Day itinerary to help you gain the most from your experience in this beautiful part of Mexico.


Day #1: Recoup with a Day at the Beach

After a long day of travel, take a recovery day and relax on the pristine beaches of Los Cabos. Perfectly situated along the Sea of Cortez, the East Cape beaches are uncrowded and the perfect place to spend a day recouping. The beaches are the perfect way to spend a day just lounging in the sun or enjoying some of the more adventurous water sports available like SCUBA, snorkeling, windsurfing and kiteboarding, kayaking, and bird watching.

One of the most popular tourist activities is sportfishing tours. With more than 850 species of local fish, the East Cape is one of the most amazing sportfishing areas on the planet. Book a tour with a local guide to take advantage of this fun adventure.


Day #2: Visit Cabo Pulmo National Park

The Cabo Pulmo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a national marine park. The park is situated in a stunningly beautiful area surrounded by picturesque mountains with dramatic drop-offs plunging to the sea. Cabo Pulmo is situated along an eight-fingered, 20,000-year-old hard coral reef that makes it among the oldest in the American Pacific. The reef provides a home for many of the 800+ species of marine animals found throughout the Sea of Cortez.

What will you see? Visitors to the reef have enjoyed spotting Mantas Rays, endangered sea turtles, sea lions, dolphins, humpback whales and more! Many local companies offer tours for scuba diving and snorkeling of this undisturbed coral reef.


Day #3: Explore Desert Dunes by ATV or take an Eco Tour

ATV’s and side-by-side vehicles are the preferred mode of travel in the East Cape, due to the area’s many sand dunes. These vehicles can provide an unparalleled peek into the local landscape. Guided or self-guided tours give you the freedom to explore local waterfalls, fruit plantations, seasonal waterfalls, coastal roads and secluded beaches. In addition, thrill-seekers can even book 6-day extreme off-road racing tours!


Day #4: Take a Food Tour

Design your own food tour through the resorts and local restaurants of the East Cape! The local cuisine ranges dramatically from street tacos to elegant world-class dining like Mozza Cabo at Costa Palmas. In the fishing town of Los Barilles, you can find the freshest dishes made with seafood caught that day. Whether you crave Baja shrimp tacos, barbecued lobster, or seafood ceviche, the coastal towns of the East Cape deliver some of the best seafood cuisine in Mexico. During your visit take a day and explore the area’s diverse and decadent food scene.


Day #5: Hike the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains

A 2-hour drive from Costa Palmas, the Sierra de la Laguna Mountain range is known for its jaw-dropping natural beauty. After a 3-hour hike from the main trailhead, the Poza de Pepe greets you and you can take a cool dip in the refreshing waters before you head back. For the adventurous, turn this day hike into a 3-day adventure by hiring a guide and heading into the wilderness. Check out the full itinerary here

Costa Palmas Luxury Residences are the perfect home base for long days of adventure. Owning a residence means your escape never has to end! In addition to luxurious residences, the community has an 18-hole golf course, marina, shopping, beach club and diverse dining options.

Where elemental luxury meets a sea of dreams

Set at the edge of the Sea of Cortéz, Costa Palmas is a dramatic landscape…and a home. Costa Palmas is a unique invitation to elemental luxury and spirited adventure on a calm blue sea of dreams. Resort amenities include:

  • A world-class Beach & Yacht Club
  • Marina and Marina Village
  • Robert Trent Jones II designed world-class 18-hole Golf Course, and a Golf Practice Facility
  • Organic farms, orchards and an estuary
  • Aventura Adventure Planning and Guides
  • Bespoke Shopping
  • Sports Park

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