Cabo San Lucas Mexico Fun Spots

Cabo San Lucas is a beautiful place to visit.
Cabo San Lucas is a beautiful place to visit. | Source

Love sunshine, fun and a little sand between your toes? Then Cabo San Lucas is your next vacation spot! Regulars call this beautiful slice of Heaven in Mexico, "Cabo". It is located at the very tip of the Baja California Peninsula and is bordered by the Sea of Cortez. The website All About Cabo boasts that Cabo offers visitors 360 days of sunshine, almost year-round tanning!

While Cabo is now a major tourist destination in Mexico, it still has the ambiance of its small fishing village origin. It is easy to get around Cabo San Lucas, whether by foot or inexpensive land or water taxi. Day or night you'll find something fun going on, good places to eat and lively spots to down a cerveza!

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Kick Back on a Mexican Beach

Enjoy the sunshine in Cabo on white sand beaches.
Enjoy the sunshine in Cabo on white sand beaches. | Source

Beach Vendors in Mexico

Patience will get you the best deal from a Cabo Beach vendor.
Patience will get you the best deal from a Cabo Beach vendor. | Source

Hit the Mexican Beaches in Cabo San Lucas

Most people plan on catching some rays when they head to Mexico, so the beach scene is important! Cabo's white sand beaches are clean and inviting, and always filled with activity. As sure as the sun will be shining, you can bet on finding people riding jet skis, competing in a Mexican hat dance, participating in beer drinking contests or snaking through groups of sun worshippers in a conga line!

Don't worry about dragging a beach chair along. Instead, order a bucket of Dos Equis or a few drinks with umbrellas in them at one of the beach bars, which will reserve you an umbrella-covered chair, free of charge!

While you bask in the Mexican sunshine, you'll be approached often by beach vendors selling their wares. You can get great deals on jewelry, clothing and blankets, but as tempting as the price for that silver bracelet may sound, don't buy right away. Let the vendor come back a few times or buy from the second or third vendor who approaches you. If you wait until the end of the day, you might score an item at half the cost of its morning price!

Warning: Don't forget the sunscreen....the Mexican rays are intense even in the shade!


Take a Walk Downtown

Head into town and explore a bit of Cabo on foot.
Head into town and explore a bit of Cabo on foot. | Source

Downtown Cabo San Lucas

Be sure to wear comfortable flip flops and take the time to walk around downtown Cabo San Lucas, where this once quaint fishing village entwines with the newer trendy tourist spots. If your destination is further than your feet can handle, taxis are cheap or you can rent mopeds and bikes.

Downtown, you'll find small local businesses, clothing boutiques, taco stands and pharmacies where you can purchase meds at serious discounts. You'll find several hot spots in close proximity to one another, among them Cabo Wabo, El Squid Roe, The Giggling Marlin, and Hard Rock Cafe.

Cabo Wabo Dance Club

Take a peek into Cabo Wabo's dance club!
Take a peek into Cabo Wabo's dance club! | Source

Cabo Wabo Patio

The Cabo Wabo patio walls are covered in colorful paintings. This is where Sammy Hagar's stage is located.
The Cabo Wabo patio walls are covered in colorful paintings. This is where Sammy Hagar's stage is located. | Source

Experience the Mexican Nightlife in Cabo Wabo

The Cabo Wabo Cantina website gives Sammy Hagar's history with Cabo Wabo. According to Hagar, he intended his cantina to be a tequila bar in which he could perform during his visits to his favorite Mexican fishing village. The name for his cantina was born when he watched a local stumbling down the cobblestone road, probably after a night of too much tequila. According to Hagar's memoir on the website, he thought, "That guy is doing the Cabo Wobble!"

You'll find colorful ambiance inside the restaurant or out on the patio, and booming music and party fun inside the dance club. Started as Hagar's dream twenty years ago, Cabo Wabo was voted recently as one of the Top 10 party spots in the world!

Escape the Mexican Heat Inside Cabo Wabo

Cabo Wabo is filled with Mexican ambiance.
Cabo Wabo is filled with Mexican ambiance. | Source

Party at El Squid Roe

El Squid Roe is a must for party animals!
El Squid Roe is a must for party animals! | Source

Fresh Salsa is Made at Your Table!

El Squid Roe

El Squid Roe is an icon of Cabo San Lucas and a popular night spot. During the day, stop in for tacos or chips and fresh-made salsa. You'll find it sedate during the day and fine for the family, but once the sun sets, It turns into three levels of booze-fueled frenzy.

If you like to party, El Squid Roe is a MUST! Not for the timid, nightly you'll find waiters roaming the jam-packed bar with tequila filled spray tanks looking for an open mouth, patrons dancing on the tables, and voyeurs watching the open-air dance floor from the third level overhead.

According to the Los Cabos Guide website, El Squid Roe has a party CEO, Pablo Recasens, who stands on a designated platform every evening where he sings, raps, and coaxes the party animals to do outrageous things and shake their groove-thing all night long!

The History of the Giggling Marlin

Tequila With a Catch?

This is where nightly you'll find adventurous Giggling Marlin patrons hanging upside-down like a snagged marlin for their shot of tequila!
This is where nightly you'll find adventurous Giggling Marlin patrons hanging upside-down like a snagged marlin for their shot of tequila! | Source

The Giggling Marlin

Located on the Marina Boulevard in Cabo San Lucas, you'll find the Giggling Marlin, which was built in the eighties by Gary Wagner. He explains on the Giggling Marlin website that Cabo has the "best fishing in the entire world." He claims that there are thousand-pound marlin swimming within a "rocks-throw" of The Arch which is three minutes from his establishment.

While tame during the day, at night the place comes a beehive of craziness that thrives on group involvement. You might even find a patron or two willing to be hung upside down in the bar's designated spot for a shot of tequila, as everyone cheers them on!

Senor Frogs Fun

Get ready to get pulled into the fun at Senor Frogs in Cabo!
Get ready to get pulled into the fun at Senor Frogs in Cabo! | Source

Senor Frogs

Okay, maybe Senor Frogs isn't totally unique to Cabo, but Mexico wouldn't be Mexico without a Senor Frogs, right? This chain restaurant/bar is located on Marina Boulevard near the Plaza Gali Mall, a spot in Cabo that catches most visitors coming and going. It's a great place to rest your feet, enjoy a cold one and people-watch. But don't expect it to be boring, because while you are kicking back, you just might be recruited to join in a Fiesta dance, or catch a performance by local street dancers.

Street Dancers Outside Senor Frogs Cabo San Lucas

Visit Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!

This is just a taste of the fun you'll find in Cabo San Lucas. If you have been thinking of a Mexican vacation, consider recharging your battery in Cabo. Its breath-taking beauty, clean beaches, tasty restaurants and fun night spots make it one of my favorite places to hang South of the Border!

Once a Quaint Mexican Fishing Village

Once a quaint fishing village, Cabo is now a  major tourist spot and boater's dream. This picture was taken near Senor Frogs.
Once a quaint fishing village, Cabo is now a major tourist spot and boater's dream. This picture was taken near Senor Frogs. | Source

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JLPeterson 5 years ago from Phoenix, AZ Author

Brigitte...I know what you mean..Mexico magically pulls the plug on stress!


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Brigitte Thompson 5 years ago from Austin, TX

Great Hub! Love the photos very informative. My family and I visit Cancun every year! I always say I am going to buy a house and live there forever! Maybe One Day!

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