Climate & Location
Cabo San Lucas, located at the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, deserves its reputation as a an adventurous sport fishing location with the azure Sea of Cortez and immense Pacific Ocean at its coast. Once a base for pirates and Spanish treasure ships, Cabo San Lucas recently became a popular tourist destination within the last 15 years.
The average year round temperature in Cabo San Lucas is a comfortable 78° F. While temperatures climb to the mid 90’s in August and September, it is a dry heat with little humidity. Boasting over 300 days of sunshine, most rainfall occurs in September and October.
Cabo San Lucas is home to the majestic rocky arches over the sea known as Land’s End. Because the iconic arches mark the division between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, the forceful undertows can be dangerous. Be sure to check posted warnings before diving in for a swim as the waves can be quite high and powerful.
For a safer swimming area, head to Medano Beach. A popular and active spot, Medano Beach is just east of the downtown Cabo San Lucas area. Find a wealth of activities here from water sports to horse rides, beachside dining to people watching.
Cabo San Lucas offers plenty to do in and around the brilliant blue waters. Cabo San Lucas is the spot for deep-sea fishing, proven by a high catch percentage. The city has earned a reputation as the number one location to catch various types of Marlin. Plan your trip from May to December for prime Marlin fishing.
The Sea of Cortez attracts 40 percent of the world’s marine life, making it the “Aquarium of the World,” and a prime place for Scuba diving or snorkeling. Check out the canyon in San Lucas Bay, Land’s End or Neptune’s Finger in Cabo San Lucas bay for a variety of sea life.
The warm waters in Los Cabos are the winter home to the California Gray Whale and Finback Whale. Visit from January to March to witness whales off the shore in Los Cabos or head a short trip north to Bahia Magdalena for even more sightings.
To experience the rich southern Mexican history, consider taking a half or full day trip to one of the surrounding cities near Cabo San Lucas. Miraflores, just 25 minutes north, is a quiet and lush town with natural hot springs just outside of town. Santiago with its mix of mountain and dessert landscapes is a small down to earth town, perfect for day hikes in the mountains or a taste of Mexico from 200 years past.
Nightlife & Dining
Back in downtown Cabo San Lucas, find an active party atmosphere and upscale shopping and galleries. Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cantina is downtown along with a plethora of bars and nightlife. The bars are within blocks of each other making bar hopping fun and easy.
For a more laid-back night, the Cabo Marina area features a variety of restaurants with cuisines from authentic Mexican to sushi or Italian. Shopping here features local market crafts with traditional Mexican items.
Where to stay
Stay at Capella Pedregal for 24 acres of mountainside and seaside luxury near Land’s End. If you’d like to visit Cabo San Lucas, call 1-866-365-8747 for more information on setting up your own Mexican vacation.