Headed to Los Cabos with kids? Whether you’re bringing energetic children or curious teens who are up for trying new things, don’t worry about keeping them entertained. Mexico’s East Cape is chock full of fun activities on land and sea.
We’ve compiled a list of 10 of the most popular family-friendly activities for visitors to the region. No matter which adventures you choose, we guarantee you won’t hear “I’m bored” while you’ve got so much to keep everyone entertained.
Children, teens, and adults alike will head home with an unrivaled vacation story after an up-close-and-personal dip with dolphins. Ask the concierge at your resort for local vendors who offer the experience. Many will also allow you to add lunch, non-alcoholic drinks, and photos to your package. Make this family-friendly activity a memory you’ll cherish forever.
Explore the land
If you’re up for exploring, sign up with a guide to explore organic orchards, hidden waterfalls, and the surrounding canyons. Prefer to see the region by saddle or seat? Los Cabos has a variety of unique options, ensuring everyone in your party a one-of-a-kind experience. Choose to explore by horseback, ATV or UTV, donkey, mountain bike, or even camel!
Play (or learn) golf
For avid golfers, no trip to Los Cabos would be complete without playing a round (or two) on one of the many private and public courses in the region. Among many of the luxury resorts with their own championship courses, Costa Palmas offers an 18-hole course with unrivaled views of land, sea, and sky. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, this spectacular course also offers a 7- and 14-hole loop and is complemented by a 28,000-square-foot putting course. Pro lessons are available for all ages and abilities.
Visiting Los Cabos with kids sometimes boils down to tiring them out with adventures and activities during the day so everyone can unwind later that night. Thrill-seekers without a fear of heights will love soaring over the desert canyons, gliding along suspended steel cables with adrenaline pumping through their bodies as you capture it all on video.
Try a new water sport
The biggest draw for families coming to Los Cabos with kids is the endless opportunity to engage in water sports. Beyond just swimming or building sandcastles, East Cape has become a destination for those looking to kayak, parasail, kiteboard, surf, paddleboard, snorkel, and flyboard. Most local resorts offer brochures in the lobby or concierge service to help you find local vendors who rent gear and teach lessons. But a few offer their own team of professionals on-site.
Catch your own dinner
The East Cape has become a mecca for deep-sea fishing; tempting anglers with plenty of wahoo, tuna, Dorado, and mahi mahi. In fact, Los Cabos hosts six major fishing tournaments that draw participants from around the globe. Book your private family fishing tour with local experts, and then bring your catch of the day home for dinner. If you’re staying at Costa Palmas, the chef at Casa De Brasa will cook it to perfection and pair it with your choice of signature sauces and sides.
Take in arts & culture
Sure, the adults in your group may be up for a day exploring art galleries. Perfectly happy visiting museums about the local culture, and tapping their toes to a Latin jazz performance while they sample local tequilas. But there are arts and cultural activities specifically geared toward kids in Los Cabos, too. Plan a day to check out an animal sanctuary or visit the Natural History Museum. Or engage kids in a painting or ceramics class, designed to appeal to younger budding artists.
Sports, games, and activities
Got a kiddo who’s not enthused about playing in the Sea of Cortez? It’s not a problem if you’re staying at Costa Palmas resort. The Costa Palmas Sports Park is brimming with endless options for soccer, basketball, pickleball, tennis, and football. Not in the mood for sports? Slip down the slide into the grotto pool, play shuffleboard, bocce ball, or horseshoes. Cap off the day with a milkshake from the old-fashioned soda fountain and an open-air movie.
Shop for unique goods
Even children and teens will enjoy browsing the handmade treasures, Mexican candies, toys, jewelry, and clothes. And they’ll find one-of-a-kind souvenirs in the nearby villages and cities of Los Cabos. The outdoor marketplaces, local shops, and established vendors can turn any day of shopping into an experience for the memory books. Don’t skip the large flea market at the Cabo San Lucas waterfront shopping district, where you can get great deals on locally made crafts and secondhand goods before walking to nearby restaurants or taking a glass-bottom boat ride right from the port.
Traveling with a kiddo who lives on macaroni and cheese? Los Cabos might be just what your picky eater needs to find some new favorite foods! While Mexican food is an obvious staple of the region, there’s also a surprising number of fusion-inspired restaurants, including French, Korean, Italian, Japanese, and Mediterranean.
And with immediate access to fresh seafood, meats, produce, herbs, and spices, you’re sure to discover multiple dining establishments that everyone in your party can agree on. It’s worth noting that many of the resort restaurants are now run by some of the top chefs in the world.
At Costa Palmas resort alone, you’ll find Chef Costas Spiliadis at the helm of Estiatorio Milo, one of the finest restaurants in the world, and Chef Nancy Silverton’s Mozza Baja in Marina Village, featuring her renowned wood-fired pizzas and other Italian signature dishes.
When you fall in love with Los Cabos (and who doesn’t?), you’ll want the option to return again and again. Consider claiming a stake in a water’s edge property: Casa Blake Costa Palmas. Just steps from internationally acclaimed dining, shopping, and the Costa Palmas Yacht Club. And moments from the Costa Palmas Beach Club, an irreplaceable location on the stunning Sea of Cortez.