Cabo San Lucas is an amazing place to visit at any time of year. This is a place full of history and adventures. There are so many things to do in Cabo San Lucas, it can be hard to create an activities schedule for your vacation. Did you know that Cabo San Lucas also has a fascinating history? Take the time to learn more about Cabo San Lucas before you embark on your vacation. At Cabo Discount Tours, we are here to provide you with a plethora of fun activities during your Cabo vacation. Read on to learn more about the history of Cabo San Lucas and 3 things you must see while you are here.


Cabo San Lucas is a city located on the Baja California Peninsula. It is believed to have been inhabited since 13,000 BCE, first by the Pericú people. They were hunters and gathers and were alone in the Cabo area until 1534. This was when a Spanish ship arrived in the Bay of La Paz, captained by Hernán Cortés. The first permanent settlement on the Baja Peninsula did not come until 1697. In the 1700s, Spain sent over Jesuit missionaries to settle in Los Cabos. In the 1840s, the Mexican American War was taking place. America ended up conceding Baja California to Mexico.

Slowly but surely, Cabo San Lucas became known as a wonderful fishing spot. It also became a tourist destination. American celebrities, including Bing Crosby and Lucille Ball, began to flock to Cabo because it was such a secluded destination. Today, Cabo has become a popular tourist destination for all different types of people, beyond attracting celebrities. The area now includes many resorts, golf courses, and tours that vacationers can enjoy during their Cabo vacations. While on your Cabo vacation, take a moment to let the rich history of the area soak in and think about the occupants of Cabo all the way back in 13,000 BCE.

Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas: See the Arch!

The Arch of Cabo San Lucas is a famous tourist destination and a “must-see” during your Cabo vacation. This rock formation is located at the southernmost tip of Cabo, where the Pacific Ocean becomes the Gulf of California. The rocks that make up the Arch are stunning. In fact, the formation is 3 stories high! This is a great place to spot a sea lion or a whale! At Cabo Discount Tours, we offer beautiful sunset cruises that will take you right by the Arch.

Looking for a relaxing, romantic evening? The Tropicat cruise takes tourists out to the Arch at sunset on a 65-foot Catamaran. Enjoy wine, deli meats, cheese, and fruit and veggie platters, all while listening to beautiful jazz music.

Interested in having dinner out at sea? We offer a SunRider dinner cruise aboard our 100-foot double-decker Catamaran. We will sail out to the Arch, where you can hopefully spot a humpback or gray whale. These whales are in the Cabo waters from November through May, so if you are visiting during that timeframe, you won’t want to miss this cruise! The SunRider will have an open bar and will serve a delicious Mexican dinner.

Cruising with kids? Come experience our pirate-themed sunset cruise. In addition to stopping at the Arch for a photo op, the adventure will include an open bar, a BBQ or fajita dinner, pirate stories, dancing, and storm chanting. Your kids will have a blast pretending to be pirates for the night! The cruises are a wonderful way to see the Arch up close. You will be able to take amazing pictures, as well as potentially spot a whale or sea lion.

Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas: Play Golf!

Did you know that Cabo is known for its golf courses? If you are a golfer – or even if you have never golfed before – Cabo golf courses are a “must-see” during your vacation.  Cabo is home to a dozen spectacular courses. Many of the courses were designed by famous golfers, including Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. At Cabo Discount Tours, we offer golfing packages so that you can see different courses. Pick between our 2-, 3-, 4-, or 5-round packages, depending on how many courses you want to see and how much golf you want to play. Enjoy these beautiful oceanside golf courses. Don’t forget your camera. The only problem with golfing in Cabo? When you get home, your usual golf course will seem so boring!

La Paz

Another great place to visit while vacationing in Cabo is La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur. This city is about a 2-hour drive from Cabo and is known for having some of the best beaches in Mexico. Once tourists arrive they can participate in a wide range of activities, including snorkeling with whale sharks, taking a tour of Espiritu Santo Island, or spending the day relaxing on Balandra Beach. Whether you like to snorkel, walk along the beach, or be on the lookout for animals, La Paz has it all. This is a wonderful destination for honeymooners and families alike because there is something for everyone! At Cabo Discount Tours, we can help you get from your hotel in Cabo San Lucas to La Paz. We will pick you up early in the morning from your hotel. This expedition includes a certified guide, breakfast, snorkel gear, drinks, and a whaleshark tour. Be sure to bring a camera, swimsuit, towel, and anything else you will need for the day. La Paz is one destination you won’t want to miss!

Cabo San Lucas has a rich history dating back to 13,000 BCE. Today, it is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches and relaxing getaways. There are so many things to do in Cabo San Lucas! At Cabo Discount Tours, we work with you and your family to create the perfect schedule of activities for your vacation. We highly recommend checking out the Arch, the gorgeous golf courses, and La Paz while you are in Cabo. For more information about available tours and getting them scheduled, contact us today.