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Los Cabos, Mexico, with Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, offers dazzling outdoor adventures for young and old. Parasailing, surfing, snorkeling, desert trekking, whale watching, horseback riding, scuba diving and sport fishing are among the affordable, family-friendly adventure options in Cabo.

Horseback riding is a great option for the whole family. You'll find sunset beach rides, ranch rides and Baja Trail rides. Christina at Cabo San Lucas Tours says children as young as 10 can ride alone.

Youngsters can also join the fun on ATV tours. Bypass the outfits that have you navigating city streets and join Cabo Adventures' Migrino Beach Tour, where you'll enjoy two and a half hours of blasting along sandy stretches north of San José.

Kids as young as 7 can soar high on canopy zip line tours that are all the rage in Cabo. Cabo San Lucas Tours offer several tour options.

Families that love to hike will enjoy Baja Wild's waterfall and canyon expeditions, where you can explore canyons and swim in natural spring pools bounded by striking rock formations. Half-day rappelling and jeep adventures are other fun options to get the family outdoors.