Cabo San Lucas on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula may be widely known for its romantic vibe and thrilling nightlife, but it is equally a delightful year-round destination for families of all ages. Here are the top five reasons that agents should consider booking this exotic destination for that all-important family-bonding time.
Spread Out In Comfort
Where your clients call “home” when on vacation is extremely important. While most of their time in Cabo will likely be spent outdoors on the beach, in the water or embarking on adventure pursuits, families need the comfort of spacious, fully-equipped hotel accommodations – and Cabo has an excellent selection of properties that fit the bill.
For example, luxurious Casa Dorada on Medano Beach (the only swimmable beach in Cabo) offers junior suites with large living and dining areas, a kitchenette, and pull-out sofa bed; expansive one-bedroom suites that feature a kitchen, multiple bedding options, and well-sized terrace; and two-bedroom suites, ideal for larger families or multigenerational groups traveling together. The hotel is also pet-friendly, so all family members are welcome to stay. And, when families want to dine out together, they can head down to El Rincon Culinario, offering diverse choices, from Mexican and seafood to sushi and grilled specialties.
Water Activities That Wow
Thanks to Cabo’s privileged location on the Pacific Ocean, there is no shortage of water activities for families to enjoy. Go kayaking, snorkeling and swimming in Santa Maria and Chileno Bays. Scuba dive in crystal-clear waters teeming with colorful marine life. Delight in the thrill of surfing, parasailing, and using wave runners to speed (carefully) along the coast.
Wild Canyon operates various water-based and adventure excursions, including the Pursuit of Cortez sailing tour to Palmilla Cove for snorkeling and stand-up paddle boarding, and a combination tour of desert and water pursuits. The company also features Wagoona Splash Island with a fun-filled waterpark comprised of stairs, slides, a fountain, shallow pool perfect for the younger set, and spilling buckets that create refreshing waterfalls.
Swimming With Dolphins
One of Cabo’s top celebrated activities – swimming with dolphins – is in a category of its own that truly delivers when it comes to making indelible family memories. Located in the Marina Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo, Dolphin Discovery offers several immersive, interactive dolphin encounters that many consider the experience of a lifetime. Revel in the affection of these marine animals, swim with and pet them in the Pacific, let them give you a handshake or kiss, and enjoy an exciting belly ride, foot push or boogie board push.
Beyond dolphin experiences, the company also offers whale-watching tours of humpback, grey and blue whale species.
Kids Clubs Keep Kids Entertained
Part of an exceptional family vacation likely means spending a little time apart enjoying activities targeted specifically to kids and parents.
Many hotels offer fun-filled supervised kids programs, allowing parents to spend time alone on the beach, savor a romantic lunch, shop in town or do whatever they want, just the two of them. Kids club activities vary by hotel, but typical diversions include beach and pool games, arts and crafts, sand castle contests, nature programs, face-painting, treasure hunts, food and nature experiences celebrating the destination, and nighttime activities such as outdoor movies and discos.
Casa Dorada offers the Casa Kidz program featuring a weekly calendar of activities, a kids swimming pool, mini-golf, giant chess games, and more. Certified nannies care for the younger set while engaging in age-appropriate activities. While kids are entertained, parents can delight in massages, body and skin care treatments, and salon services at the resort’s Saltwater Spa.
Fueling The Adrenaline-Charged Spirit
There’s so much more for families to enjoy together beyond Cabo’s amazing water activities. Think adrenaline-charged endeavors that take your breath away.
Zipline through Baja desert’s vast canyons across the length of nearly eight soccer fields, and try to glimpse the sparkling Pacific Ocean and the area’s unique flora and fauna. Some of the ziplines at Wild Canyon’s adventure park can hold four people at a time, allowing multiple family members to fly together. Go off-roading through the rugged landscape on guided ATV tours – a highlight is crossing the only wooden vehicle-hanging bridge in Los Cabos. Take a camel ride (some animals are specially trained to be ridden by young children), hike to waterfalls, or go horseback riding in the desert. A little less tame but teeming with family fun is the Buccaneer Queen, which delivers an exhilarating pirate ship experience during the day or at sunset.
From the beach to the desert, Cabo delivers in droves for family vacations. Agents can confidently book memory-making trips to this sun-splashed Pacific Ocean paradise knowing their clients can stay in top-class accommodations and enjoy a huge range of activities that thrill the spirit for all ages.