Top Activities to Try While Visiting Baja’s East Cape

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

So many fun things to do, so little time! A visit to Baja’s East Cape isn’t complete without taking in some of the incredible local sights and activities that make the region one of Mexico’s up-and-coming tourist destinations. With miles of unspoiled beaches, the East Cape is an uncrowded playground perfect for taking in the sights unique to the area.

Use the quaint beach town of Los Barrilles as your home base for visiting a national marine park, deep sea fishing, or taking a canyon tour on a camel. Here are 10 activities you won’t want to miss while visiting Los Cabos.

1. Take a Camel Ride through El Tule Canyon

You heard that right! Just minutes from Los Cabos, you can enjoy a desert camel ride! Travel for 40-minutes through the canyon before enjoying stunning views of the sparkling Sea of Cortez. Learn fascinating facts about camels, relax inside desert tents, enjoy refreshments and sip exotic tropical drinks at a local restaurant. After your ride, visit the animal sanctuary where you’ll interact with rescued animals like iguanas, lovebirds, macaws and more.

2. Visit Cabo Pulmo National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cabo Pulmo National Park is a national marine park renowned for its scuba diving and snorkeling. Situated on the east cape, the park is surrounded by desert and a stunning mountain range. The bay boasts the only hard coral reef in North America, which is teeming with diverse marine wildlife. The best way to enjoy the park is to book a local guided scuba or snorkeling trip.

3. Rent an ATV and explore the desert

ATVs and side-by-sides are the preferred mode of transportation in the beach town of Los Barrilles. Grab a rental and head out on the local roads, cruise around town, or take a wild ride in the desert on a guided tour to discover mango plantations, waterfalls and secluded beaches.

4. Enjoy the Excitement of Deep Sea Fishing

The fishing town of Los Barriles is the perfect place to find an experienced local fishing guide. Book a tour and go for a day of adventuring. Cast a line on the pristine waters of the Sea of Cortez in your hunt for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin and more.

5. Take to the Sea with Kite Sports

If you love kitesurfing, sailing or kiteboarding, plan your visit to Los Cabos for the wind sports season November – March. The calm Sea of Cortez makes the East Cape one of the best places in the world for kite sports. The ‘El Norte’ swell brings winds to the area from mid-morning until the later afternoon for a full day of water fun.

6. Take a Day Trip

Take a day trip (or several day trips) to visit some of the charming and bustling towns. Enjoy the thriving art scene at the San Jose del Cabo Art Walk, take in more wind sports at La Ventana, or swim with whale sharks out of La Paz’s lively waterfront.

When visiting the Los Cabos area, make sure to check out the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, the East Cape’s premier luxury home property. Our 1,000-acre private community encompasses a 2-mile stretch of pristine beachfront along the sparkling Sea of Cortez. The community is a grand, contemporary beachfront escape on the edge of our sea of dreams filled.