What to do in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Check out what to do in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on a Mexican Riviera Princess Cruise Swimming with the Dolphins excursion, plus more!
Ever wonder what to do in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico? The benefit of cruising is that you get to enjoy the sea, but you also get to enjoy land, with a variety of excursions that take you places you’d otherwise never go, like this magical Swimming with the Dolphins excursion right in Cabo.
When our Princess Cruise ship drifted in to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, at the Sea of Cortez and the Baja Peninsula, we caught a glimpse of beautiful “Cabo,” one of the premier resort destinations in the Western Hemisphere!
Before we got off the ship, we enjoyed the most delicious breakfast, and I want to say that every meal was marvelous on the Ruby Princess Ship. We enjoyed some of the most delicious culinary experiences ever, which I will be sharing about in my next post.
You can have room service breakfast. Eat at the buffet, with this kind of spread (more simple).
Or this kind of spread (you can try everything in the buffet line!)
Or, our favorite place every morning was enjoying expresso at the International Cafe.
Swimming with the Dolphins
Have you ever swam with dolphins? Well, read on. What a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience!
In Cabo, there is so much to do, whether you swim in the pristine waters, take a boat out to enjoy the marine life, or relax on one of the white-sand beaches.
We began our day in Cabo with a short walk from the pier to the beautiful Cabo Dolphin Center. And a short visit with some exotic birds!
The facility is very stripped down, with a minimalist theme to showcase a family of Pacific bottlenose dolphins.
My husband and I were so impressed by how crisp and fresh everything was, as we prepared for our 40-minute in-water experience with Frida!
Our instructor began the presentation on dolphin characteristics and behaviors, using hand signals and positive reinforcement to communicate with Frida.
Dolphins are one of nature’s smartest, most intuitive animals.
Pacific bottlenose dolphins are sleek, active animals who love to swim, dive and perform playful tricks.
They say you can even hear them laughing in the ocean when they are having fun!
There is nothing to fear; the instructors really help to eliminate any fears a person may have, with their experience and training with these creatures.
The magical part came next. Hugging, kissing, petting, and other interaction. They are so smart!
Not only did we get to pet, feel, and get to know Frida in the water, the high point of our day was the “kiss,” and when she stuck her tongue out! Such a cutie!
And then came the thrilling one-on-one swim. The particpant gets to choose between a dorsal fin ride, belly ride or the amazing underwater dolphin ride!
I chose the dorsal fin ride (I did not want to get my hair wet, truth be told).
Paul chose the underwater experience!
We said our goodbye to our new, loveable friend, and the rest of her family in the water.
On to find a restaurant for a delicious Mojito.
Guac and chips, and an authentic Mexican meal, before heading back to the ship.
What to do in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico:
Visit El Arco (the Arch) Lover’s Beach
Check out the majestic rock formation, carved by the ocean currents, one of the most recognizable landmarks in Cabo San Lucas. Located at Land’s End, around the corner from Lover’s Beach, you’ll see many sea lions.
Cabo’s most popular beach is Médano Beach, which encompasses the east side of the harbor. Check out the abundance of water sports, restaurants and street vendors!
Located on the southern Baja Peninsula, Todos Santos is a charming paradise that lies between the desert and the Sierra Laguna mountain range. Check out the quaint village life, abundant agriculture, and the marvelous, unspoiled beaches!
You will find some of the best snorkeling in Cabo San Lucas, a marine sanctuary that’s home to a wide variety of colorful, thriving sea life!
The sighting of humpback, gray, and blue whales breaching the water is truly an epic experience. Check out Whale Watching with a guide, who will lead you on an adventure in search of the gray whale, as it navigates the waters from Alaska to the Sea of Cortez. You’ll learn that this is the longest migration of any mammal.
Whether you love to horseback ride, zipline, ride on a yacht, or explore the off-road rugged country, there are many more outdoor adventures, where you’ll experience beautiful scenery, soar through the canyons, race through the waters, or hike along the off-road rugged parts of Cabo.
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Disclaimer: Paul and I were so honored to be guests of Princess Cruises on a recent 7-day Mexican Riviera Cruise, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share our experiences with you. Thank you for supporting us, as we choose very carefully the brands that we work with. As always, all opinions are my own.
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