There are so many things to do in Cabo San Lucas, but visiting Espiritu Santo Island is a must! This beautiful island has white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and all sorts of unique wildlife. The island is a perfect place for all types of visitors, including families, honeymooners, or spring breakers. There is an activity for everyone! Those who enjoy relaxing can spend the day lying out on the beach enjoying the views. If you love adventure, you can try scuba diving or SNUBA. At Cabo Discount Tours, we have planned out the perfect day trip excursion to Espiritu Santo Island. From transportation to lunch, we’ve got you covered! Read on to learn more about what you can expect from your day trip to this beautiful island.


Your first question might be, how will we get to the island? Cabo Discount Tours will pick you up from your hotel in an air-conditioned van. We will drive you to the city of La Paz, where you will board a boat. The boat ride is short and takes you right to Espiritu Santo Island. At the end of the day, you will hop back on the boat and then the van to head back to your hotel. The drive is about 2 hours. Expect to be picked up around 6:00 AM and dropped off around 4:30 PM.  

Breakfast and Lunch

An all-day excursion means that you need to be properly fueled! On this tour, we will provide you with breakfast and lunch. During the van ride to La Paz, enjoy a light breakfast as you learn about the history of the area from one of our knowledgeable guides. After some exploring, you will get to eat an amazing fresh Mexican lunch on the beach. What could be better than eating delicious authentic Mexican food while taking in the scenery of Espiritu Santo Island?

Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas: Learning!

Your day trip to Espiritu Santo Island would not be complete without learning something! As mentioned above, your guide will share with you some history about the La Paz area on the morning van ride. In addition, the guide will take visitors on a loop around the island and will share with you some more local history while pointing out beautiful and unique plants and animals along the way. Here’s a fun fact to help you get started: did you know that Espiritu Santo Island has been a Natural Protected Area since 1995?

Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas: The 3 Ss – Snorkeling, Scuba, and SNUBA

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During your stay in Cabo, take the opportunity to try the 3 Ss: snorkeling, scuba, and SNUBA. There is a huge variety of things to do in Cabo San Lucas, but one of these 3 activities is a must! During the day trip to Espiritu Santo Island, tourists have the opportunity to go snorkeling. There are several unique types of fish that swim around this island, so snorkeling will provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see them up close and personal. Visitors will also have the option to go scuba diving or try out SNUBA for an extra cost. You may be wondering what SNUBA is. SNUBA is a combination of snorkeling and scuba diving. Instead of carrying heavy scuba equipment, SNUBA has regulators that connect each person to an air supply that floats on the surface of the water. In addition, you don’t have to be certified to SNUBA. If you are interested in scuba diving or SNUBA while you are at Espiritu Santo Island, be sure to let us know ahead of time. These two activities will require us to bring special equipment and a guide.  


After enjoying lunch on the beach, head out on a hike around Espiritu Santo Island. This island has clearly marked hiking trails so that you won’t get lost. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the ocean, rock formations, and the natural vegetation. See how many different insects, animals, and birds you can spot. Don’t forget to bring your camera as you hike around the island.  

Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas That Everyone Can Enjoy: Relaxing on the Beach

Another way to spend your time on Espiritu Santo Island is to simply relax on the beach and take it all in. Here are some great ways to relax on the beach:

  • Sit on a towel and gaze at the ocean
  • Search for seashells
  • Take a walk along the shore
  • Read a book while lying in the sun
  • Take pictures
  • Meditate
  • Do some beach yoga
  • Build a sandcastle with your children

When it comes to relaxing on the beach, the options are endless. We guarantee that you will leave Espiritu Santo Island feeling relaxed, refreshed, and renewed.

What to Bring

Since this is an all-day trip, it is essential to come prepared. When you board the van, make sure you are wearing a swimsuit, hat, and sunglasses. You will also need a towel to dry off after snorkeling or to lay on at the beach. Be sure to apply sunscreen before you leave, and then bring the bottle with you. The sun can get intense, and without sunscreen, you can easily burn. In addition to the clothes that you are wearing, bring an extra change of clothes for the ride home. Your clothes will most likely get wet and sandy, so you don’t want to spend the 2-hour drive home being uncomfortable. It is also a good idea to bring money for things like tips or additional purchases. Last but not least, bring anything that you normally need during the day, such as medication.

Visiting Espiritu Santo Island is a truly unforgettable experience. There are so many things to try in Cabo San Lucas, but this is one you definitely will want to check off your bucket list. From hiking to snorkeling to relaxing on the beach, this day trip has it all. Cabo Discount Tours will take care of your transportation and food so that you can focus on relaxing and enjoying the island. For more information about this excursion, contact Cabo Discount Tours today.