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

Wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time at La Estancia. The staff is top notch. The facility very well taken care of, beautiful. Our room was huge! We also booked transport with Transpacifico, and would recommend that to everyone! The only way to go! Only wish I would have read my voucher again before getting off the plane. DO NOT listen to anybody coming out! Go directly to your driver is right!! Overall, we would come back and loved our stay! Thank you very much! Heidi

Heidi Houser, Preston Washington

Fabulous trip!! The Villa Del Arco was great. Our room and view were awesome. We took your advice on transportation and that was flawless as well. Thanks so much for being so professional and so reliable. I really appreciate it. Carrie

Carrie C., Southlake TX

We had a wonderful trip! The weather was beautiful and the condo was perfect We could not have dreamed of better accommodations. Thank you for letting us stay here for the week. I loved Cabo San Lucas and I hope to return soon to visit the beautiful city again. This was the perfect vacation! Thank you,

We had a wonderful trip and the accomodations were very nice. We enjoyed the room location by the pool. The restaurant was excellent and the staff very good. Thank you for your assistance.

jill Blackmon

We just got back from Cabo -- wanted to let you know we had a WONDERFUL time. The place was everything you said it would be, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I want to thank you both for being so professional and handling everything very thoroughly. There's always a nagging bit of doubt whenever you go over the Internet -- the 'will I really have a place to stay' thought-but it was PERFECT!

Darrin and Michele M, Poway California

The place was really so beautiful, we loved it so much. Thanks for letting us stay in your villa we have created some memorable moments here. Thanks once again. We will sure come back again and ask for 1208 villa. And Yvonne was so great she does an immaculate job.

The Villa del Palmar was lovely, and we had a wonderful room overlooking the ocean. Thank you again for your graciousness and attention to detail. We will contact you the next time we take a vacation.

Melanie Marshall, Sunnyvale California

Hi Bob: We loved it and looking to stay again next year, during ð³ watching season. The villa we had was perfect for our needs and had a stunning view! We were at the "U" like you mentioned over the phone. Staff at the villa were top notch too. Unfortunately, I was sick the entire week with the flu but what a great place to relax. The shuttle service was priceless and worth every penny. On time both ways and very accommodating. I will definitely be doing business with you again! I see why Jim H. referred you! :)

Sandra , California

As I sit in Los Angeles, shivering from the cold air, I'm dreaming of the warm breezes that blew into our Villa del Arco room, the amazing salsa, fresh grilled fish and lovely people of Mexico. We were completely overwhelmed when we walked into the end unit and saw the most amazing view of the ocean from our patio doors. Icing on the already sweet cake was having that wonderful personal hot tub on the patio. It was beyond our expectations! We encountered a couple of minor issues but the positive aspects of Villa del Arco far outweighed those issues. We enjoyed being just far enough away from The Office and Mango Deck to not hear all the noise yet it was close enough to walk to when we wanted some action. I was a little apprehensive to pay up front for the condo instead of paying upon checkout but everything turned out wonderful! Thank you again for hooking us up in a ROCKIN' condo and putting an exclamation point on our wonderful girls vaca. LOVE CABO and will definitely use Destination Cabo again. Debbie H

Debra Hoffman, El Sugundo California

We had a great trip. Yes, we did the timeshare analysis. We were told it would be 90 minutes. It lasted over 3 hours. Way too strong a sell that really turned us off. They introduced us to 6 separate individuals. Each one with a stronger sell. The last woman basically insulted us by telling us that we must just want to overpay for all future vacations. Once we got out of the timeshare meeting nightmare we had a great time. The resort was beautiful and airport transfers worked out great!

John B., New Jersey