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Local Attractions

Best Things To Do In Cabo, Mexico

Just 70 kilometers east of Cabo San Lucas, VIDASOUL is a perfect setting for discovering the unspoiled beauty of Baja, Mexico. With world-class surfing, fishing and diving only minutes away, our idyllic location on the Sea of Cortez is a one-of-a-kind paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.

Surfers will find themselves surrounded by amazing surf breaks here – especially Punta Perfecta, a world-famous spot less than a mile from VIDASOUL. In the nearby desert, mountain trails and scenic waterfalls are waiting to be discovered by bikers, hikers and ATV-riders.

Thirty minutes away, in Cabo Pulmo, a protected reef is quickly becoming one of the world’s greatest diving and snorkeling locations. This unique site has seen a five-fold increase in marine life over the last decade. Because of this, the waters near Cabo Pulmo are teeming with big game fish and sports fishermen regularly catch record marlins here.

VIDASOUL is an integral part of the local community and supports area artists and musicians and sources products and services whenever possible from the local environs.  The resort features local seafood and produce and locally produced tequilas, beers and wine.

Whether you prefer to explore Baja from the back of a horse or from the window of a helicopter, it’s all at your fingertips when you stay at VIDASOUL Hotel.

Local attractions and activities include:

SURFING

Surfing is what the East Cape is known for, especially Punta Perfecta – a famous surf break that is a stone’s throw away from VIDASOUL. Other nearby surf breaks include Nine Palms, Shipwrecks and Los Frailes. We don't offer surfing lessons, but we do rent surfboards and one wind surfing board.

Punta Perfecta

Our neighborhood surf point, Punta Perfecta (Spanish for Perfect Point), is just shy of a mile from VIDASOUL. Expect 10-15 fellow surfers on good swell days.

  • Access: Park at VIDASOUL or nearby arroyo (closer) and walk. No vehicles on beach!
  • Needs a strong South swell to break (check report)
  • Powerful right-hand break and nice tubes are common
  • Skill level: Intermediate to advanced
  • Bottom: Reef and sand
  • Season: April-October
  • Best Wind: North
  • Best Tide: Incoming

Nine Palms

Just 10 minutes south of VIDASOUL, Nine Palms is a great place for beginners. You’ll recognize the beach by its signature nine palm trees when you reach Rancho Santa Elena. It offers long rights and is not too crowded due to lack of consistency. Access: Enter at arroyo (closer) and walk 100m. No vehicles on beach!

  • Needs a strong south swell to break (check report) <LINK TO http://www.surfline.com/surf-report/nine-palms-southern-baja_6121>
  • Powerful right-hand break
  • Skill level: Beginner to intermediate
  • Bottom: Reef
  • Location: 30 km north of San Jose Marina and 3 km from VIDASOUL Season: April-August
  • Best Wind: North
  • Best Tide: Incoming

Shipwrecks

Treacherous for sailors, but great for surfers, Shipwrecks was named after a wreck that washed up on the beach years ago. During the summer months, waves are normally 1.5 to 2.5 meters (5-8 feet). The waves are consistent, full and uniformly shaped. That makes it easy for beginners to handle, but still fun for surfing vets.

  • Access: In front of Rancho Rocas del Mar
  • Needs a strong south/southwest swell to break (check report
  • Right-hand break and left at other end of bay
  • Skill level: Intermediate to advanced
  • Bottom: Reef
  • Location: 19 km north of San Jose Marina
  • Season: April-October
  • Best Wind: North
  • Best Tide: Incoming

OFF-ROAD OR ATV

Baja is known for its off-road adventures. The area is full of roads for any skill level, and we can set you up with everything you need to get out and have some dirty fun. If you prefer not to drive your own off-road vehicle, be sure to inquire about our Baja Sandrailer airport to hotel, through-the-desert transfer.

Can-Doo Rentals & Adventures

Let Jimmy and his crew take you on the ride of your life. The adventure begins in the parking lot of VIDASOUL Hotel and goes north to Los Barriles, about 80 km along the coast, overlooking the turquoise blue waters of the Sea of Cortez. Once in Los Barriles, take a 30-minute break for lunch and then continue westward toward the little village of San Bartolo. Once there, the ATV caravan stops at a scenic waterfall where riders can cool off in the mountain spring water before heading back to Los Barriles.

  • Single or double riders
  • Trips run 3 to 8 hours
  • Ride: Can-Am Outlander 400 Max XT
  • Trip Name: North to Los Barriles
  • Roundtrip: 6 to 10 hours
  • Experience Level: Novice, 14 and older

STAND UP PADDLE (SUP)

SUP is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Why? Because if you can stand and have just a tad of balance, then you can do this with minimal learning curve. We have several rental boards available here at VIDASOUL. If you want to start out with smooth water, we can shuttle you and your gear to Cabo Pulmo.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

If you’re itching to get out and explore the area, try renting one of VIDASOUL'S mountain bikes. Trails of all skill-levels are located nearby, so it doesn't matter if you're a newbie or an extreme biker. We can also arrange a Cabo Pulmo biking excursion.

FISHING

Fishing enthusiasts from around the globe come to the East Cape of the Baja, where our waters are teeming with big game fish. Visitors commonly catch blue marlins, dorados (mahi-mahi), tuna and even the illusive wahoo, which many consider to be the best tasting fish in the world.

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Gordo Banks

Gordo Banks is a great spot to catch big game fish. At Gordo Banks, the boats run parallel to a wall that drops off to 300 feet, creating an area that’s especially protected from the Pacific currents coming around Land's End. Anglers can leave out of San Jose Marina or from Los Frailes – both are about the same distance by boat. VIDASOUL runs shuttles to the boat launch, where we set you up with partner fishing experts, who usually launch 22’-26’ Panga boats from shore.

  • Maximum Depth: 187 meters/613 feet
  • Average visibility: 10-30 meters
  • Access: Boat w/beach launch. Approx. 45 min. ride
  • Water Temperature: 27C/80F+ in summer, 19C/65F to 24C/75F in winter
  • Bait: Chunk bait and live bait for skip jacks, roosterfish. Artificial for Marlin is also popular.
  • Launch: Beach at Cabo Pulmo or Los Friales
  • Best Season: April-October
  • Tides: Get Tide Report

Los Frailes

Los Frailes marks the beginning of the "pure" Sea of Cortez, which is known for calmer, warmer waters that enable anglers to fish very close to shore. Mid-size game fish, such as rooster fish and skipjacks, hug inshore around Punta Los Frailes, while larger marlin, sailfish, tuna and dorado cruise for prey in deeper water, just 2 miles offshore. By June or July the sailfish arrive with an average size of 80 to 100 pounds. The protected cove of Bahia Los Frailes is a great place for fly-fishing. Cabrilla, pargo, triggerfish and pompano are commonly caught by anglers in small boats very close to shore.

  • Maximum Depth: 182 meters/597 feet
  • Average visibility: 10-30 meters
  • Access: Boat w/beach launch. Approx. 10 min. ride
  • Water Temperature: 27C/80F+ in summer,19C/65F to 24C/75F in winter
  • Bait: Artificial bait (chrome spoon) for fly fishing, live bait, such as small bonito, for big game
  • Launch: Beach at Los Frailes
  • Best Season: May-June and Oct.-Nov.
  • Tides: Get Tide Report

Cabo Pulmo

Just northeast of Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is a sunken Mexican vessel, the Colima, which makes an outstanding shelter for sea life. With such a rich ecosystem, you can expect resident grouper almost year-round and roosterfish up to 50 pounds. Just be careful you don’t drift into the marine park, where fishing fines are hefty. VIDASOUL will supply you with all the information you need, as well as an expert fishing guide.

  • Maximum Depth: 18 meters/60 feet
  • Average visibility: 10-30 meters
  • Access: Boat w/beach launch. Approx. 15 min. ride
  • Water Temperature: 27C/80F+ in summer, 19C/65F to 24C/75F in winter
  • Bait: Fly-fishing with colored, floating jig
  • Launch: Beach and pier
  • Best Season: April-October
  • Tides: Get Tide Report

KAYAKING

The Sea of Cortez has some of the best kayaking in the world, especially in the coves of nearby Cabo Pulmo. We have several whitewater and touring-style boats for rent, along with paddles, vests, skirts and other accessories.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Ride on VIDASOUL’s private beach, or schedule a country horseback ride and imagine what it was like being a Baja bandito, rancher or vaquero (cowboy) back in the day. You don't need riding skills to have fun. Just be willing to hang on and enjoy the ride.

LOCAL BEACHES

Playa VIDASOUL

Beach-goers never need to fight for real estate on our private beach. Sunbathers can recline on European-style camastros, build a raging bonfire and even lay out “European casual.” The best part about our beach is the frozen Bandito Margaritas, delivered right to your patch of golden sand.

  • Access: 30 steps from the VIDASOUL courtyard
  • Shade: 10 European-style camastros covered chaise lounges
  • Food/Beverage Service: Daily from 10am to sunset
  • Hike: Watch surfers 1 km south at Punta Perfecta
  • Season: April-October
  • Best Wind: North
  • Best Tide: Incoming
  • Surfline: Get surf report

Playa Los Arbolitos

This remote beach is known for its soft, white sand and beautiful views. Snorkelers are likely to find a host of marine life, including rainbow-colored parrotfish, blowfish, eels, sea turtles and sea lions. Those seeking shade can retreat under a palapa – a thatched, open-sided hut made of palm fronds. Because drink services are unpredictable at Los Arbolitos, VIDASOUL can prepare an ice chest to go and shuttle you to and from Los Arbolitos for a perfect day trip.

  • Transportation: 20-minute shuttle from hotel
  • Shade: 8 palapas available, so come early
  • Hike: Walk 1 km south for unique rock formations and hidden cave
  • Location: 30 km north of San Jose Marina
  • Season: April-August
  • Best Wind: North
  • Best Tide: Incoming
  • Surfline: Get surf report

Playa Nine Palms

Named for its nine palm trees, this gorgeous beach is a prime spot for surfing and sunbathing. Then there's the stretch of gorgeous sand, the crashing surf, your fellow sunbathers, and, of course, the surfers. All tan and wet and semi-nude. Pick a spot where you have a good view and are conveniently in the way. You won't be alone for long.

  • Transportation: 15-minute shuttle from hotel
  • Shade: 12 palapas.
  • Access: Enter at arroyo (closer) and walk 100 meters. No vehicles on beach!
  • Location: 3 km south of VIDASOUL
  • Season: April-August
  • Best Wind: North
  • Best Tide: Incoming
  • Surfline: Get surf report

DIVING IN CABO PULMO

Cabo Pulmo is an unspoiled ocean environment with pristine beaches and a diverse ecosystem, which has seen an astounding 463% increase in marine life over the past 10 years. Known for its abundance of whale sharks, mantas, big game fish and schooling hammerhead sharks, Cabo Pulmo offers big adventure diving. Best of all, most dives are just 10 minutes away by boat. Underwater visibility ranges from 18 to 30 meters (60 to 100 feet), and water temperatures range from 18 to 27 °C (65 to 80 °F).

El Bajo de los Meros

Almost a mile long and a narrow 40 yards wide, this living dive reef is full of color and marine life. The dive is best as a drift dive, so ask the shop about the currents and tides. Due to the angle of the reef to shore, most days the dive entry point can accommodate a drift dive. Expect to see resting turtles, garden eels, large grouper and porpoise. Whale sharks and manta rays are often seen in these waters as well.

  • Maximum Depth: 18.3 meters/60 feet
  • Average Visibility: 10-30 meters
  • Access: Boat w/beach launch. Appox. 10-minute ride.
  • Water Temperature: 27C/80F+ in summer, 19C/65F to 24C/75F in winter
  • Bottom: Reef and sand
  • Launch: Beach at Cabo Pulmo
  • Best Season: April-October
  • Tides: Get tide report

El Vencedor

El Vencedor was the name of a tuna boat that sunk here in 1981. The wreck makes for an incredible artificial reef. The visibility is average to below average, mostly due to the bottom silt being stirred up by huge schools of fish. Expect to see resting turtles, garden eels, large grouper and porpoise. August and September expect to see some other divers here.

  • Maximum Depth: 13.7 meters/44 feet
  • Average Visibility: 10-30 meters
  • Access: Boat w/beach launch. Appox. 10-minute ride.
  • Water Temperature: 27C/80F+ in summer, 19C/65F to 24C/75F in winter
  • Bottom: Big rocks and sand
  • Launch: Beach at Cabo Pulmo
  • Best Season: April-October
  • Tides: Get tide report

El Islotes (Rock Island)

This small rock island rises a mere 10 feet above the surface of the Sea of Cortez. The dive boasts giant Sea Fans, cleaning stations and a stellar microenvironment. The boulder formations are home to octopus, eels, parrotfish, pargo and even the rare stone scorpion fish. Manta rays and large schools of Jack Crevalles frequent the rock wall, and rare golden groupers are sometimes seen.

  • Maximum Depth: 18.7 meters/60 feet
  • Average Visibility: 10-30 meters
  • Access: Boat w/beach launch. Appox. 15-minute ride.
  • Water Temperature: 27C/80F+ in summer, 19C/65F to 24C/75F in winter
  • Bottom: Big rocks and sand
  • Launch: Beach at Cabo Pulmo
  • Best Season: April-October
  • Tides: Get tide report

CABO SAN LUCAS – 70 km / 90 minutes

SAN JOSE DEL CABO – 40 km / 45 minutes

CABO PULMO – 30 km / 40 minutes

LOS CABOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – 40 km / 1 hour