Offroad Adventures in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is known for virgin beaches, sport fishing, scuba diving, happening nightlife, and world class golf courses; but what many people don’t know is that the desert landscape of Southern Baja is home to some of the most exciting offroad adventures. Los Cabos is famous for being the finish line of the popular Tecate Baja 1000 extreme race and tour guide companies have capitalized on the perfect natural resources for offroading adventures. Whether you want to jump on a dirt bike, ATV, or race a professional dune buggy, there are several options for different levels of excitement traversing the dry desert of Baja California.

Before you go

Safety: Just because you are in Mexico doesn’t mean safety is not the number one rule. You will be required to where helmets and goggles at all time and each tour company will explain their rules for trekking around Baja in an offroad vehicle. You’re guaranteed to get the adrenaline rush you are looking for but you will have to abide by rules just like in the U.S.

Protected Beaches: Baja California is serious about protecting the natural ecosystem and do not let offroad vehicles on the beaches in the tourist zone. Some tour guides will take you to some secluded beaches and let you roam around but ask if that is on the itinerary ahead of time if it is a priority of yours.

What to bring: Comfortable clothing, sun glasses, sun screen, camera, hat, hiking or tennis shoes (no flip flops or sandals), towel. Water and snack are generally provided but double check with your tour guide to ensure you aren’t left out in the desert dehydrated and hungry. Most tour companies end the tour at their gift shop, restaurant, or photo booth where you will want to have a little cash on hand for any souvenirs.

Age requirement: The minimum age requirement for dune buggy’s and 4x4 vehicles is 18 years. ATV rentals only require the driver to be 16 years old but they must have a signed parent’s consent. Children must be 3-4 years or older to ride along.

Cabo Offroading Costs

Almost all of the tour guide companies will offer half and full day excursions but if you are looking for a little extra adventure you can search out the extended tours ranging from 2-7 days of offroading around Baja. You can even try your hand at the entire Baja 1000 course if you’re up for the challenge. The following prices are just for the shorter trips ranging from 1 hour to a full day and a major credit card is usually required in case of damages.

  • Motorcycle = $175-$250
  • ATV = $80-$165
  • 4x4 Vehicle = $135-$650
  • Dune Buggy = $140-$595

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Reviews

Thanks for taking the time to come to La Gringa marina to meet us before our sunset cruise! We had a wonderful time in Cabo with our family. The penthouse suite at Villa Del Arco was beautiful. We had our New Years Eve dinner there, steaks on the grill and could see the fireworks from our room. It was great to have a hot tub right there. We ate most of our lunches at the Buccaneer and went into town for dinner. Your recommendations were helpful. The kids enjoyed the kayaks and jet skis. We appreciate all your help in arranging transfers and the sunset cruise. It was a very enjoyable trip for our family. Hope to see you again sometime.

Nancy S., Penn.

Just wanted to say thanks for all of your help with the April Cabo trip. We made it back to town late Friday night after one of the best weeks our family has ever had. The property at Villa La Estancia is amazing. The room was a perfect size and the balcony had amazing views. We didn't use the kitchen as much as we should have because we were busy working our way through the list of restaurants you recommended. We made it to Villa Serena, Mi Casa, Salvatore's (for lasagna night), La Panga and our favorite - La Golondrina. We ran out of time to get the vouchers you recommended, but will make sure we do that next time. You were also right about the staff - everyone was very friendly. In fact the only issue we had all week was with a taxi driver who was overcharging for a return trip from the city, but the bell man stepped in and solved the matter immediately. We also had maid service every other day which was a great surprise. We were able to make use of the sister properties almost every day, either for tennis, mini golf, the spa or to check out the other restaurants on site. They were very nice as well, but I would have to say they don't compare to VLE. Lastly, the Suburban service you recommended was awesome. Lucas was our driver. Our flight was about 30 minutes late getting in after some mechanical issues in Phoenix, but he was waiting with our sign outside as promised. The cold water and Dos XX were another pleasant surprise. Lucas served as our personal tour guide on the trip in giving us more tips and some great background on the city. Not sure when we'll be able to get back, but I can't imagine doing Cabo without going through you. We've already recommended your service to our friends and will continue to do so. Just make sure to keep a place ready for us. Thanks again. Dean & Julie

Just a brief note to tell you we LOVED our Cabo vacation. The place was better than we expected. The only thing it was missing was a hanging clock in the kitchen area! All your info about things to do, places to eat, etc was quite useful.

Debra B, Raliegh, NC

We are back home now, but wanted to send you a little note. The Suite we had at Villa Del Arco, was amazing. We did get our ocean view, and the view of lands end (until the cruise ship showed up). Purchasing the transportation package was also so enjoyable, our first driver was so awesome and very informative we tried the restaraunt he suggested which was amazing, maybe you could add it to your list. Maria Corona is the name, the pork shanks were out of this world delicious. Thank you again Bob, our next trip to mexico will be booked through your company.

Julie Davis, California

The trip went very well. Thanks for letting me rent your place at an affordable rate! The resort and your assistance met all of my expectations. Thanks again

G. Ramirez

Thanks for a great time. No complaints at all. Had an awesome time and look forward to renting from you again next year.

Joe B., Newtown, PA

Thank you Bob. It was a great trip and very easy booking our accommodations thru Destination Vacations, will use again next year on our next trip to Cabo.

Kelly Lee, Wilton, CA

Hi Bob, Thank you for arranging our stay at Villa La Estancia, the place was absolutely beautiful, clean and organized. We enjoyed our stay very much and we already passed the word around to family and friends. I am sure you will hear from us pretty soon.   Thanks Mike

We loved it! Such an easy, fun, beautiful family vacation. Thank you for putting it all together for us. We hope to go again sometime.

Kathy K., Beverly Hills, CA

We had a lovely time at the property. The location was great and it was so quiet. The security of the property was wonderful as well. I would tell anyone traveling with family that Villa la Estancia is an excellent choice

Kellye J