Jutting from Cabo San Lucas into the sea, you'll find a string of striking rock formations appropriately called Land's End. Under full sunlight, the pinnacles look stark white with dramatic shadows cast on the crags. Come sunrise or sunset, they glow like embers over a shimmering ocean. One of these formations, the Arch, is an impressive geological feat, whittled by wind and sea over thousands of years.
If you're looking for day trip ideas, venture out on a glass bottom boat tour to admire the surrounding seascape, or sail onboard a luxury catamaran to Land's End with a glass of wine in hand. Many of these Cabo day trips offer a stop at Lover's Beach, an intimate cove with soft sand begging for a picnic. On the other side, you'll find another beach, cheekily dubbed Divorce Beach, where waters are notoriously turbulent. As you head back to the marina, keep an eye out for Cabo's most famous thief. Pancho, a sea lion, has a penchant for stealing the catch of the day. You'll often see him hopping onto the back of fishing boats as they motor in from a day out at sea.
Let your taste buds lead the way! Come hungry to experience the best food in Cabo San Lucasto sample while on vacation in Baja Mexico, like piping hot tamales stuffed with spiced chicken, called fajadas. The region is also famed for its seafood, with herbed chocolate clams, smoked marlin, fish stew cooked with beans and rice and other tantalizing dishes on the menus of Cabo's best restaurants. For vegan and vegetarian diners, try plant-based twists on classic Mexican dishes at La Rana Vegana.
While the sun's still out, there's always a perfectly chilled drink to enjoy along the waterfront of Medano Beach. And if your day trip extends past sunset, the streets of Cabo San Lucas thump with live music hailing from the nightclubs and bars along the main road from the marina.
With only one day in Cabo, it's worth it to make the drive about an hour to the small seaside town of Todos Santos, an icon of Baja's art and surf culture. For decades, surfers have been using Todos Santos as a home base.
Spend a few hours wandering the town, ducking into art galleries and boutiques filled with colorful ceramics, paintings, wooden sculptures and woven goods on display. This is a prime place to pick up a souvenir. The central beach is perfect for throwing down a towel, but if you want to surf, it's best to head to Cerritos. This cookie-crumb beach offers board rentals and surf lessons for newbies.