Situated at the end of the California Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos is home to endless pristine shores, blue-water bays, year-round surf breaks and artful cultural attractions. Below is our list of the top five day trips to enjoy from San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.

LOS CERRITOS - Situated north of Cabo San Lucas, just outside Todos Santos, on the Pacific Coast, Los Cerritos is a stunning expanse of pristine beach—a not to be missed Baja destination. A popular surf spot for everyone from the beginner to the advanced rider, Los Cerritos boasts a right-hand point wave, sandy bottom and a lively beach scene with a family-friend restaurant. Los Cerritos breaks all year, but is best on the north winter swells, which also bring the whales on their annual migration to the region. Go for the day and stay for the spectacular sunset over the Pacific.

TODOS SANTOS - The secret may be out, but Todos Santos remains the quaint, historic, artists village it’s always been, located 45 miles north of Cabo San Lucas. Mission-style architecture lines the streets, which feature a vibrant mix of galleries, boutique hotels and authentic restaurants. The town also plays host to the annual 11-day Trópico de Cáncer Concert Series, featuring musical acts from around the world, and the week-long Todos Santos Art Festival, featuring everything from dance and theatrical performances to craft shows and food exhibitions.  

LA PAZ  - The capital of Baja California Sur is situated on the Sea of Cortez, featuring spectacular crystal clear, azure waters perfect for swimming, snorkeling and exploring. Plan your day trip to swim beside the whale sharks, gentle giants that surface for microscopic plankton, or to explore Isla Espiritu Santo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can snorkel with sea lions, hike the island trails and camp under the stars. No trip to La Paz would be complete without a stroll along the seafront Malecón promenade, featuring beachside parks, Mexican art installations, sidewalk cafes, restaurants and bars.

THE EAST CAPE - For the more adventurous in spirit, the East Cape unfolds from San Jose del Cabo past endless unspoiled beaches and surf breaks along the Sea of Cortez. The remoteness of the area, which features spectacular private homes and destination restaurants, is part of its appeal. Veteran surfers may be tight lipped about their favorite spots, but among the more well-known is Shipwrecks, which is most popular in the summertime, when this point break offers experienced surfers south, southwest swells. Farther up the coast is Nine Palms, a 300-yard point wave perfect for all levels, surrounded by beautiful palm tree-lined hillsides. South swells are at their best April through October.

LOS BARRILES - Along the East Cape between San Jose del Cabo and La Paz is the friendly, laid-back beachside community of Los Barriles. Windsurfers and kiteboarders from around the world flock to Los Barriles to fly their multi-colored parachutes and sales in the picturesque Las Palmas Bay when winds pick up between March and December. Also a deep sea fishing paradise, Los Barriles features numerous boutique hotels and beachside restaurants, making it the ideal day trip for water sport enthusiasts and curious travelers alike.