9 Best Day Trips From Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

As long-time visitors to Los Cabos, we’ve explored much of the lower reaches of the Baja Peninsula. Going beyond Cabo reveals some cool destinations and one-of-a-kind experiences.

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Who knows, next time you go to Cabo, you may even want to spend a few days in one of these less-visited places.

Todos Santos day trip

Travelers go to stroll its quaint cobblestone streets (which are lined with interesting artisan shops), to surf (the area is known for its great surfing) and to eat  (it’s a mecca for foodies).


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If you’re into surfing, you’ll be happy staying put at Los Cerritos for the day. You can rent boards and get a lesson at Mario Surf School, located on the north end of the beach.

Los Cerritos


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La Paz day trip from Cabo

A stroll along its remodeled 3-mile (5-km) Malecon, or seaside promenade, is very pleasant – it’s lined with cafés, bars, and restaurants.


Los Barriles

You’ll see stunning designer mansions that could feature in Architectural Digest – along with goats crossing the road and white-haired grannies gunning ATVs along the red dirt streets.


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Canyon of the Fox (and Santiago)

With its pine forests, palms, and giant Cardon cactus (elephant cactus) – rippled with canyons, waterfalls, and streams – it’s one of the most beautiful places to visit.


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El Chorro and Santa Rita hot springs

There are many thermal springs within the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere. Most are inaccessible for day trippers, but two natural hot springs can be visited – El Chorro Hot Springs and Santa Rita Hot Springs.


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