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  • Sportfishing in Los Cabos: You're as likely to reel in the big one here as anywhere in the world, where bringing in a 45-kilogram (100-lb.) marlin is considered routine. The Sea of Cortez has an abundance of fighting fish, and easy access to the Pacific provides opportunities for stellar sportfishing in all seasons. Among your likely catches are sailfish, wahoo, tuna, and the famed marlin, in black, blue, and striped varieties.
  • Golf in Los Cabos: Los Cabos has evolved as one of the world's top golf destinations. It currently has more than a dozen courses open for golfers or in the works. The destination master plan calls for a total of 207 holes of play, challenging golfers at all levels. And Cabo's reliable weather means you can enjoy the championship design, quality, and exquisite desert-and-sea scenery of these courses year-round.
  • Surfing the Baja Coastline: Southern Baja guarantees premium waves and worry-free beach camping year-round, while Northern Baja has the perfect combination of perpetual right-breaking waves and cheap places to stay, not to mention the legendary Killers Break at Todos Santos Island.
  • Swimming with Sea Lions: The rocky shores of the Sea of Cortez all the way from Cabo to Loreto are home to sea lions, whose playful, curious babies swim over, around, and sometimes right up to swimmers, snorkelers, and divers — it's like being inside an aquarium.
  • Freediving & Spearfishing off La Paz: Gliding beneath the water on a deep breath alone — without a heavy scuba tank or bubbles — is as liberating as it gets. And, if above-surface fishing bores you, a deep breath is the first step to your handpicked catch. Test your spear-gun shot underwater against the sea's pelagic predators. Tour companies offer freediving and spearfishing instruction; and in the reefs surrounding La Paz, you never know what may swim by.
  • Kayaking the Islands off Loreto: The offshore islands and inlets surrounding Loreto are a kayaker's paradise, and numerous outfitters are equipped to take you on day trips or overnight kayak excursions. Especially popular is exploring Isla del Carmen, a mostly inaccessible private island just offshore.
  • Exploring the Caves in Central Baja: The goal of a trip to these caves is to see the mysterious cave paintings that potentially date back to the Prehistoric Age, but the journey to the caves is an adventure in itself. Treks can be moderate to difficult. They'll take you through the canyons, crossing streams, and up challenging climbs. In many protected areas, access is allowed only with an authorized guide. The caves are in the San Francisco de la Sierra and Santa Marta mountains in Central Baja.
  • Hiking the National Parks of Northern Baja: In Northern Baja, several national parks provide ample opportunities for hiking, camping, climbing, and other explorations. The Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857, a 5,000-hectare (12,350-acre) preserve, averages 1,200m (3,936 ft.) in altitude, and, contrary to what you may expect in Mexico, it has a large lake in an alpine setting. If you make it there in the winter, you might even catch some snow. In the Parque Nacional Sierra San Pedro Mártir, you'll find the Picacho del Diablo (Devil's Peak), a mountain with a summit at 3,095m (10,152 ft.) from which you can see both oceans and an immense stretch of land.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.