Start your adventure by jumping right in. Don a snorkel mask and swim fins to experience the unparalleled underwater view that exists in this part of the planet. Go eye to eye with the curious fish in Santa María Bay or Chileno Beach. Known as one of the finest snorkeling destinations in Los Cabos, the knee-deep waters off those beaches offer a safe and highly rewarding setting that little ones can explore, too. Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park — North America’s only natural living coral reef — is a 45.75-square-mile underwater sanctuary teeming with neon-colored parrotfish, banded butterflyfish, inquisitive sergeant majors and hundreds of other technicolored creatures. It’s also one of the best places to scuba dive in the region. If you’d rather stay close to the heart of Cabo San Lucas, the iconic Arco is surrounded by steep drops full of dramatic underwater surprises.
But you don’t have to brave the open water to interact with wildlife. Head to San José del Cabo for an encounter like no other. After a quick briefing on what to expect, you can begin an immersive experience with bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Discovery, where guests get to swim, shake fins and even enjoy a “Belly Ride” or “Boogie Push.”
Of course, nature in Los Cabos is not exclusively sea-related. Contact a destination management company to learn what activities they offer. Transcabo organizes off-road fun aboard 4x4s on its Razor Beach and Desert Adventure. Tear over rock washouts and dirt roads, with nothing but blue skies overhead. Terramar’s Camel Quest is an unexpected kind of desert adventure that’s fit for the whole family to enjoy.