Mexico’s Los Cabos region is lauded for its excellent sun, sea and sand, so it’s only natural that tours offering thrilling adventure sports such as parasailing can be readily found there too.
Parasailing, or parakiting as it’s sometimes known, is one of the best, most accessible ways to get up into the air without needing much knowhow or expertise first. Harnessed into a special parachute-like canopy that’s attached to a speedboat, you’ll lift gently into the air as the wind catches the fabric, to float over the world. This is especially worthwhile along stunning stretches of coastline, like that of Mexico’s Baja California. Particularly around Cabo San Lucas there are some excellent parasailing adventures to be had. Here are five of the best.
Parasailing in Los Cabos
The best value parasailing experience on this list departs from Cabo San Lucas with Gray Line Los Cabos. You’ll head out onto the open water and then let the wind do the rest, soaring up to 600 feet (183m) in the air above Los Cabos. This offers an excellent view of the arid, rocky shoreline, and open ocean, making the most of the area’s almost year-round clear weather. You’ll spend around ten minutes in the air, with the rest of the trip spent safe and dry in the boat. From $55 per person.
Parasailing Adventure in Los Cabos
The whole shoreline of Los Cabos is a remarkable contrast of sienna landforms and turquoise ocean. You can truly appreciate the jagged islands and cliffs such as Land’s End, or the sandy expanses of Medano Beach, from the air. The tour operators are fully trained by, and adhere to the health and safety standards of, the Professional Association of Parasailing Operators. As with all tours on this list, equipment, life jackets, guides and bottled water are included in the tour price. From $69 per person.
Cabo San Lucas Bay Parasailing
Families, friends and couples might want to check out this option, where you can fly either solo or with one other person. As with all tour operators on this list, you’ll head out onto Cabo San Lucas Bay, which enjoys some of the best views around. For a safe flight, participants must weigh 120-550lbs (54-249kgs), which is a nice, broad range for two people or solo flights. However, children may be too light to travel alone. This tour runs four times a day from Mon-Sat. From $59 per person.
Los Cabos Parasailing
Aires Water Sports offer an added dimension to their parasailing adventures: a chance to have a swim in the Sea of Cortez. While most tours, including this one if you’d prefer, ensure that you leave and return to the boat when parasailing without ever touching the water, you can unharness after your flight on this tour and dive into shimmering sea as well. Similar to other tours on this list, you’ll be able to spend ten minutes up in the sky, admiring the natural beauty of Baja California before the boat slows and the staff reel you back in. From $64 per person.
Single or Double Parasailing in Cabo
Another great option for couples and groups of up to two people leaves from the Cabo San Lucas Marina. See landmarks such as the Arch of Cabo San Lucas from the air, along with Lover’s Beach, the Sea of Cortez and other landforms of Los Cabos. Like most options on this list, these adventure tours last around 90 minutes in total, with roughly ten minutes of time up in the air for a flight with two people. However, this option allows solo flyers up to 15 minutes in the air, making the extra fee all the more worthwhile. From $70 per person.