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Top 10 Cheap and Free Things to Do in Los Cabos

DESTINATION | Published on 26/10/2021
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It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary and have helped to create some of the most unforgettable memories. Therefore, you’ll find many fun activities to do in Los Cabos, one of the best destinations in Mexico. Take the time to smell the roses, slow down, and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. With a variety of fun inexpensive things to do in Los Cabos, you’ll have many fun family vacation ideas to choose from.

Traveling can be expensive, but it doesn’t always have to be. Planning cheap beach vacations is possible if you find the right Los Cabos activities. There are many free things to do in Los Cabos to have an incredible vacation. Due to its privileged location on the shores of the Sea of Cortez, nestled between the San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, the possibilities are endless when staying at Villa La Valencia Beach Resort & Spa.

While different people have fun based on their interests, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 cheap and free activities in Los Cabos:

1. A stroll on the pristine beaches

Being an infamous beach town, Los Cabos is the perfect place to take a stroll on the beach. Playa El Tule is ideal for a long stroll with your loved ones or alone to enjoy the atmosphere and beauty on this long stretch of sandy beach. Some people prefer to stroll at sunrise while others prefer the sunset. Either way, all beaches are free and offer fun cheap activities

2. Enjoy Picturesque Sunsets

Nothing like watching amazing sunsets on the beach, one of the best free things to do in Los Cabos. From your private terrace overlooking the sea at Villa La Valencia, you will have a panoramic view to inspire you with this nature show. Let your mind relax as you watch the sun disappear on the horizon to give way to the stars.

3. San Jose del Cabo Art Walk


You don’t have to be an art buff to appreciate or enjoy art. A lot of people express their cultures through art at the San Jose del Cabo Art Walk. Several art galleries organize events with lectures, evening walkthroughs, art shows, and art exhibits which are some free things to do in Los Cabos. Meet like-minded people who love art and love learning about Mexican culture while supporting local artists in Los Cabos.

4. Garden Walk at the Flora Farms

Another free attraction on the list of things to do in Los Cabos is a garden walk at the Flora Farms. Stroll through this 25-acre organic farm that grows vegetables, flowers, herbs, and other plants and trees. While dinner is not free, the ambiance of it all is worth a visit. The family history and farm-to-table way of life will open your eyes to the benefits of fresh, organic ingredients and the difference it makes on your plate.

5. Visit Medano Beach and Playa del Amor


Medano Beach is popular among locals and tourists alike with many fun cheap activities. This swimmable beach has calm waves and is a great way to spend your days doing Los Cabos activities. This is a popular spot for jet skiing, and parasailing. People also enjoy paddleboarding and kayaking over to Playa del Amor, the Love Beach which is only accessible by water.

6. Bicycle to the Botanical Cactus Gardens

Can’t get enough of nature, fresh air, and being in the great outdoors? Rent a bicycle and take it for a ride. Explore the millions of cactus plants and a variety of succulents that sprout each year. You’ll enjoy these fun inexpensive things to do in Los Cabos.

7. Snorkeling and water activities

The Los Cabos peninsula is home to a large marine life which makes it perfect for snorkeling, water sports, and free activities for kids and adults alike. During whale watching season, people often see whales and shark whales in Los Cabos.

8. Hike the Cerro de la Z and Cerro del Vigía


The best reward after a good walk is a breathtaking view. While climbing is an excellent vascular exercise that will keep your heart healthy, people climb to the top to enjoy the fresh air and scenery. Excursions to these two hills are fun family vacation ideas and things to do in Los Cabos. 

9. Visit the Marina and waterfront promenade

Cabo San Lucas Marina is a busy spot for those looking for a stroll. Even if you have planned cheap beach vacations, you will be able to walk in front of the luxury yachts parked at the pier. You can also walk around the mall where you will find other fun inexpensive things to do on your vacation.

10. Join the Ciclovia Recreativa

Closing out our list of 10 cheap and free things to do in Los Cabos is the Ciclovia Recreativa on Sundays. Many families congregate at the Ciclovia Recreativa Los Cabos where designated streets are closed off to motorists and open to people on bicycles, skates, or on foot. Between 7 am and 11 am, enjoy free activities for kids and people who like cycling, skating, and spending quality time with friends and family outdoors.

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