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With several species of whales making their way to the area every year, whale watching is extremely popular in Cabo, with many visitors saying it's an absolute must-do activity. Generally, the best time to spot whales is between December through April, with January through March offering the chance to see baby whales, too. There are any number of tour companies specializing in whale watching adventures.  

Whale Watch Cabo, which recent visitors rave about, offers boat tours with expert marine biologists serving as guides. When whales are spotted, they drop a marine hydrophone into the water so you can listen to the animals singing. Another nice touch is that the company includes the professional photos taken by its guides on the trip with all its tours. CaboTrek is another popular operator, which offers a variety of tours and also features a marine biologist on board to narrate, hydrophone and photos.  

Most tours span 2 ½ hours and are offered several times a day. For the calmest waters, CaboTrek recommends taking the first morning tour, when there are few boats on the water. For the best chance of seeing the whales, opt for the late afternoon tour. The waters are rougher and you may get wet, but the company reports seeing the most whale activity at this time of day. Tour packages vary by company, with different lengths of times, types of boats and inclusions, so visit their websites for more information.

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Located at the southern end of Cabo San Lucas and sandwiched between Playa del Amor and Playa del Divorcio, these rock formations were created from the rough winds and seas of the southern Baja Peninsula. Sea lions frequent the area (especially along the Los Frailes rock formation), and Land's End remains excellent for couples looking for a romantic spot to see the sunset.

Recent travelers said this area is particularly picturesque (making for great photo ops) and the best way to see it is from one of the water taxis or boat tours (some even offer glass-bottom boats so you can check out the sea life as well). Some do note some setbacks to the area, though. For one, there are very few vendors or facilities, but that also makes it an ideal place for peace and quiet. Travelers especially warn against swimming on the Pacific Ocean side of Land's End, as the surf can get very rough, pulling swimmers away from shore and out toward the ocean.

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