Cabo San Lucas Outdoor Activities, Los Cabos, Mexico
A long walk on the beach is certainly a beautiful hike in Los Cabos, but a trek through the desert is equally spectacular. Desert hiking is best in the winter, with comfortable temperatures in the '70's. Summer hiking in Baja is possible but early morning is the best time to hit the trail. It is dangerous to hike alone, so please plan a trip with fellow experienced hikers and contact a hiking company to book a guided trip.
In addition to incredible rock formations and vegetation, a hike through the desert will allow you to see first hand the wildlife native to this area. Jack rabbits and rattle snakes are not unusual - so wear leather boots and make some noise on the trail. You'll need water, sunscreen, and wear a hat. Nomadas de Baja offers guided hikes from novice to advanced levels.
Favorite areas are in the nearby La Laguna mountains and fossil fields of the Cape region. Daytrips, overnight hikes and camping trips are offered, allowing customized adventures for every skill level. History and ecology are emphasized. Private, government licensed guide service is also an option.
One of several highly recommended hikes is to the waterfalls at Santiago. This little village is about an hour from Los Cabos on the main highway, past San José. The falls, called cascadas, can be found off the main road heading south of Santiago. The hike is an easy half hour uphill climb through a maze of boulders and rock formations. At the top you will discover pools of clear water, perfect for swimming, although later in the summer the water levels may be quite low. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy a day at this remote location.
Cycling & Mountain Bikes
By the day or by hour, mountain bikes are available for rent at Desert Park In Cabo real Ecological Reserve. In Cabo San Lucas mountain bikes can be rented at Tio Sports for about $5 an hour or $20 for the day. The desert area around Los Cabos and the old lighthouse are favored riding areas. Anyone heading out on a remote back road should take a detailed map of the area and common-sense supplies. Ask about guides when renting your equipment. Cycling alone in remote areas is not recommended. Riding bicycles in busy Cabo San Lucas is not recommended due to traffic, dust and pedestrians, so either walk it or park it. Helmets are suggested for your own safety.
For experienced hikers and climbers, the Sierra de La Laguna Dry Forest offers amazing views from the highest elevation of Baja California. Sierra de La Laguna offers hiking for people of all ages and abilities and there are many guided tours to amazing areas throughout Los Cabos.
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