La Ribera, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Why Visit La Ribera?

La Ribera is a small town part of the municipality of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur with a population of close to 2000 that is home to fishermen, workers from the nearby resorts and a small number of ranchers and farmers. This small town is the closest to Cabo Riviera and is part of the “East Cape”,  an area of white sand beaches from the Sea of Cortez that go from Punta Pescadero to the beginning of the new marina of San José del Cabo.

Blue water fishing is world-renowned in the Sea of Cortez: Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Roosterfish, and Dorado hold the allure of being larger than life and potential world records are always a possibility.

If you enjoy a beautiful secluded white sand beach that you can walk for miles, the beaches of La Ribera will definitely impress you. Swimming, kayaking, paddle-boarding and snorkeling are just a few of the activities that visitors of La Ribera enjoy doing all day long as La Ribera’s white sand beaches are perfectly swimmable and safe.

The beautiful town of La Ribera is located only a 50 minute drive away northeast from the Los Cabos International Airport (San José del Cabo).

If you want a closer look at the sea life, take the short drive (16 miles) to the National Marine Park at Cabo Pulmo, the only living coral reef in the Baja, and dive with the many species of tropical fish and sea lions. Or you can head to La Paz to snorkel with Whale Sharks (the gentle giants), the largest fish in the world, or participate in a local baby turtle release right in front Casa Danza.

The town of La Ribera is the perfect spot to get-away, unplug, unwind, and enjoy a laid-back Mexican vacation.

Things to do in La Ribera

  • Fishing
  • Stand up paddle (SUP)
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Kayaking
  • Biking

Location of La Ribera

La Ribera is located on the East Cape, Baja California Sur and the distance to the main points of interest are as follow:

  • 15 miles to Nature Reserve Cabo Pulmo
  • 18 miles to Los Barriles Town
  • 18 miles to English spoken Health Care facility
  • 37 miles to International Airport of San José del Cabo
  • 45 miles to Down town San José del Cabo
  • 64 miles to Down town Cabo San Lucas
  • 81 miles to Downtown La Paz

Directions and how to get here


From the Los Cabos international Airport, drive north on Hwy #1 toward La Paz for 30 miles (49 km). At the village of Las Cuevas, take the right-hand turn toward La Ribera.