Cabo San Lucas is not only a great place to visit if you like gourmet restaurants, beaches, and great bars. Itâ€™s also a good place to go if you want to visit nature reserves and parks. The whole Baja California area is filled with great parks and marine reserves. Some, like the Town Square, are very close to Cabo San Lucas, but even those that are further away are worth a visit.
The Park at Town Square
Those who want to stay closer to home, so to speak, will love the Town Square which can be found on the northern side of the downtown district. This tiny park is surrounded by large, mature trees and offers some welcome shade in the middle of sunny days. This park is popular with locals as well as tourists, and provides a perfect place to sit down before exploring the museums and restaurants of the area.
Birderâ€™s Parks – San Joseâ€™s Birds Sanctuary
If you are a lover of avian wildlife, then the San Jose Bird Sanctuary is really worth a visit on your vacation to Cabo San Lucas. Here you can observe pelicans, heron, and a huge number of exotic migratory birds. Whatâ€™s more you can explore the park via kayak, or through a number of other activities which you can find out about in the visitor centre.
Wirikuta Botanical Park
The Wirikuta Botanical Park is a desert garden designed to showcase and honour the culture and traditions of the indigenous Mexican people, as well as the cactus in all its glory. This Botanical Park features over 1 million plants, seriously, and around 1 thousand bonsai bougainvilleas in a labyrinthine display that includes 3 granite pyramids. These constructions are built from huge boulders and constitute a really spectacular sight!
Caboâ€™s Desert Park Natural Reserve
The Desert Park Natural Reserve can be found in the Corridor area of Cabo San Lucas and is a particularly rugged spot. The mountains, large expanses of desert and gorgeous sea views are stunning enough to enjoy on your own, but a guided tour will really help you to get the most out of it. Tours cost around $50-75 and last 3 hours.
Cabo Pulmo National Park
If youâ€™re a lover of marine wildlife and scenery, then the Cabo Pulmo National Park is something that should be at the top of your list. The crystal clear waters and colorful coral reefs in the area are the perfect place to go snorkelling or diving whether youâ€™re an expert or an enthusiastic amateur.