The Arch of Cabo San Lucas

Los Cabos

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Los Cabos is a municipality of Baja California Sur made up by two cities, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and several rural towns. Located at the lowest point of the peninsula, right below the Tropic of Cancer, it is an everlasting summer. Full of things to do in Los Cabos, it’s perfect for vacations year round.

The strategic location of The Capes, at the crossroad of The Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Cortez, and a beautiful desert, makes it the perfect environment to thriving biodiversity at land and sea. The mysticism surrounding the Baja desert, the abundant endemic species, and the unique land and seascapes, are some of the reasons people keep coming back to Los Cabos year after year.

Cabo San Lucas, full of vigor and vibrant nightlife, and San Jose del Cabo, with the essence of an old town, complement each other to offer you an ample selection of activities for all ages and group sizes. Start your beach vacation with water sports, such as kayak, stand up paddleboard, or snorkeling. For scuba divers, visit the sand waterfalls and be amazed by the vast array of exotic tropical species. Then, enjoy the luxurious lifestyle of the seaside on a private yacht charter, sailing, or deep sea fishing.

Los Cabos is famous for its adventurous way of life. Cross all the items off your bucket list in one place. From mountain biking, horseback riding, and offroad tours through beach and desert to paraglide, skydiving, and much more adrenaline-filled excursions, there is always something new for you to try. Lest not forget the world-class golf courses, spas, and accommodations.

Best Time To Go

Temperatures are warm year round, with August the hottest month (75 to 92 degrees F) and January and February the coldest (54 to 79 degrees F). For perfect weather with temperatures from the mid 70s to mid 80s as well as a getaway from colder climates, November through April are high season months, and prices reflect the demand.


April and May are the driest months with practically no rain at all, and in May and June, the temperatures get well into the 80s, and you’ll probably want to be near a beach or pool enjoying the sunny weather.

Late July, August, and September are the warmest months with higher humidity, and the wettest months are August and September averaging about two to three inches of rain. Hurricanes are possible during those months, but they are relatively rare. For avoiding crowds and high prices, a late summer visit could be worth considering.

Whale watching season runs from about December through April, with humpbacks frequently seen during that time of their migration. In February, the calves (baby whales) become active. The gray whale season is from January through March. Boat trips to see the whales up close are very popular during that time.

The Festival of San José, patron saint of San José del Cabo, takes place from March 14 to 19, with parades, carnivals, dancing, food, parties, traditional costumes, entertainment, and music. Sportfishing tournaments are held in October and November. Music and film festivals, food and wine events, competitions, and religious holidays fill the calendar all year long in Los Cabos.

The Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés meet at the southern tip of Baja where El Arco (The Arch), a rock formation, rises from the sea. The surf on the Pacific side is quite rough, and the Sea of Cortés is calm, although there can be strong currents. Before jumping in, be sure you’re at a safe swimmable beach.

Timeshare sales people at the airport can be quite aggressive as you pass, and drivers will approach offering to take you to your hotel. It’s advisable to arrange transportation in advance through your hotel or a reliable local service. 

Although the currency is the Mexican peso, U.S. dollars and major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. It is possible to obtain pesos at the airport upon arrival, through ATMs, or at some hotels. 

Tipping is customary in Mexico at bars, restaurants, spas, and at hotels for assistance with bags or other services. It is considerate to leave something for hotel housekeepers each day. Tour guides should also receive a gratuity. At restaurants and spas, the typical amount is 10-20%. For others, the equivalent of what you would leave in the U.S. is appropriate. 

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