Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Explore Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Double your fun in Los Cabos on Carnival® cruises to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Tucked between golf courses and desert mountains on Baja California’s southern tip, Cabo San Lucas straddles two oceans—the calm turquoise Sea of Cortez and the crashing blue Pacific. With 18 pristine miles of coastline connecting your port to colonial San José del Cabo, you get two seaside cities in one Cabo San Lucas cruise.

  • Paddle past the famous El Arco rock arch on a kayak.
  • Sip icy margaritas at a cantina on Playa El Medano.
  • Catch whopper marlin and yellowfin tuna in the Sea of Cortez.
  • Scuba dive with whale sharks when you cruise to Cabo San Lucas.
  • Drive an ATV through the desert to the Candelaria oasis.

Things To Do

Local Attractions

Cruise to Cabo San Lucas to swim, snorkel, and kayak where two oceans collide. In this unique marine world, you can watch whales glide past the marina, see sunbathing sea lions near El Arco and scuba dive among hammerhead sharks. Beyond Cabo San Lucas are desert mountains for hiking and San José del Cabo for shopping and dining.

  • Swim in the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean at Playa del Amor.
  • Discover the beautiful arts and shopping district of San José del Cabo.
  • Spot migrating gray whales on a Cabo San Lucas marina cruise.
  • Practice your swing on the beachfront greens of Los Cabos’s world-class golf courses.
  • Take a water taxi to Pelican Rock, where you can snorkel right off shore.

Fun Facts

  • Sammy Hagar of Van Halen has his own rock-and-roll cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico called the Cabo Wabo.
  • The Sea of Cortez is one of the earth’s most diverse ecosystems, home to hundreds of species of sea creatures, from manta rays and gray whales to seahorses and sea turtles.
  • Before 1973, Cabo San Lucas was accessible to the mainland Mexico only by boat or a 10-day trip on dirt desert roads.

Within Walking Distance

Within Walking Distance

Carnival cruises to Cabo San Lucas ferry you directly to the bustling resort marina. Kitschy Mexican souvenir shops and fish taco stands line Cabo’s Marina Boulevard. Cruise the sparkling blue ocean in a glass-bottom boat or take a day cruise.

Beyond the Port Area

Cabo’s sophisticated sister town, San José del Cabo, is nearby. Spend your afternoon in the San José Arts District, where local artists have turned Spanish colonial houses into inviting painting and photography galleries. Colorful curio shops sell handmade Mexican crafts such as paper-mache figurines and terra-cotta pottery. Stay in town for lunch—San José’s super-fresh seafood, traditional Mexican cooking and European flair make the local restaurants some of the best in Baja California.

Beyond the Port Area

Los Cabos has more than a dozen golf courses surrounded by rugged mountains and overlooking rolling ocean waves. Tee up at challenging Cabo del Sol, where sharp sea cliffs form natural hazards.

With Carnival cruises to Cabo San Lucas, you can explore a wild desert landscape of towering cacti and canyons.

Beaches in Cabo San Lucas

At Cabo’s golden Playa El Médano beach, kick back with a crushed margarita at a beachfront cantina with a view of Land’s End peninsula jutting into the Pacific Ocean. This beach faces the Sea of Cortez to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south—be sure to dip your toes into both while on the Land’s End Boat Tour excursion. The 18-mile coastline between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo is dotted with secluded coves and quiet beaches.


When on the Los Arcos & Lover’s Beach Snorkel excursion, you’ll hop on board our premier snorkel boat for a scenic ride and discover the wonders of nature. We'll take you past the famous Lover’s Beach, Land’s End, the Sea Lion colony, and of course, the legendary El Arco. One of our expert guides will tell you all about the nature and geography of the area. There will be plenty of photo opportunities along the way. Then it's off to one of Cabo's prime snorkel locations, for some great underwater activity and beach time. Accompanied by our experienced guides, you'll be amazed at the beautiful sea life sights!

Watersports in Cabo San Lucas

While on the Clear Bottom Kayak & Deluxe Snorkel Cruise excursion, you’ll paddle out by kayak from the marina to visit the sea lions at El Arco rock arch. Along the way, you can snorkel with parrot- and pufferfish at Pelican Rock. Sea lions, nurse sharks and manta rays are just some of the marine creatures that scuba divers on the Certified Two Tank Dive excursion spot deep below the ocean surface of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

scuba diving

Sport-fishermen regularly catch and release prize-winning dorado, mahi mahi and yellowfin tuna. From January to March, migrating gray and humpback whales cruise through Cabo’s bay. Zodiac rafts and catamarans bring you close to these gentle giants as they migrate north.

Travel Tips


  • Cruises to Cabo San Lucas anchor off-shore and tender passengers on a 10-minute ride to the Cabo San Lucas Marina.
  • Mexico's currency is the peso, but businesses in Cabo San Lucas accept U.S. dollars. For better prices, pay in pesos. You can withdraw pesos from ATMs in town.
  • Year round, expect bright, sunny skies in Cabo San Lucas and cool, breezy evenings.