Los Cabos travel guide

Located at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, Los Cabos is the ultimate seaside escape if you’re traveling around Mexico. With a coastline that stretches from the Sea of Cortez to the Pacific Ocean, this destination is a mixure of natural beauty, culture and a vibrant nightlife.

With a combination of desert, beachfront, and mountain terrain on one side and the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California on the other, this little piece of heaven is one of the best places to live adventures and fall in love with the natural landscapes.

However, if you’re planning a trip by the lands of this Mexican region, there are a couple of things that you should know before your adventure. In this Los Cabos travel guide, we’ll tell you the best places to stay in this Mexican paradise, the best activities for your holidays and all the details that you’ll have to know before your visit to this secret Finisterre: Los Cabos, Mexico.


One of the advantages that Los Cabos has in comparison with many other coastal destinations, is that this place is a year-round destination, as it averages about 300 days of sunshine each year. However, there is a short Cabo rainy season in mid-July to September, but other than that, this city sees perfect weather most of the year. Actually, its average temperature generally ranges from 16°C to 33°C and rarely drops below 14°C or rises above 35°C, which makes it a perfect destination to enjoy almost any kind of activities in the sun.

In comparison with July and September, April and May are the driest months, with practically no rain at all. So, despite that something like the “best season” to visit Los Cabos is an answer that purely depends on your personal taste, if we would have to give just a precise answer: April to May or October to November is the best Cabo season for being that time of the year when the weather is still nice, and the prices are still low.


Los Cabos is well-known mainly for his beaches, landscapes, culture and his land activities. Due to his near with the sea of Cortes, this place has some of the best beaches that exist in México, some of the most popular of them are: Playa Medano (Medano beach), Bahía Chileno (Chileno bay), Bahía Santa Maria (Santa Maria bay), Playa Palmilla (Palmilla beach), and of course, the international known Playa del amor (Lover’s beach) which is a great place to spend a couple of hours and play in the waves.
Also, this beach is near to the most iconic place in Los Cabos, of course, i’m talking about “El arco” (The arch) a stunning rock formation where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. However, apart from its amazing natural views, the beaches in Los Cabos are perfect to practice aquatic activities such as snorkeling, surfing, kayak, diving and sailing, among other activities. We highly recommend the practice of these activities on the side of the sea of Cortes, as due to its calm nature unlike to the Pacific Ocean, this sea is safest if you’re planning to enter its water.

However, the sea is not the only attraction in Los Cabos, by its monumental rock formations and desert ecosystems, Los Cabos is a popular site to practice ATV ride and walks. Actually, one of the most popular tours in this place is the camel ride, as the bank of the sea and the dunes that are near the bay provide views that will make you feel like you’re discovering paradise.

Finally, on the cultural side, Los Cabos is a music, art, and culture hub that you’ll have to discover, added to its endemic traditions, this side of Los Cabos is one of the most interesting. If you are visiting Los Cabos, an escape to know the art galleries, museums and the beautiful townish architecture of San Jose del Cabo is something that you can’t lose while you’re visiting this place.

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This question is tricky, as the “best place” will quite depend on what you are looking for. However, basically we can divide Los Cabos in three main zones: San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas and the corridor. This last is the best place if you are looking for luxury resorts and the midpoint between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.

On the other hand, Cabo San Lucas is by far the most popular zone to stay, as the majority of the beaches, bars and commerce are in this site. Besides, due to its popularity, this place offers the most wide variety of options to stay, zones like Playa Medano or Cabo Marina are ideal if you are looking for the best Cabo beach resorts, nicer accommodations, shops, bars and restaurants. But, if you want to save money, other parts of Cabo San Lucas, like the downtown, are ideal to find very good places to stay.

Finally, San Jose del Cabo is a good option to consider if you are interested in this side of Los Cabos or you want to save money, also, this is the nearest place to the only airport in Los Cabos.


Last, we left you some advices and facts that you have to know before you travel to Los Cabos:

  • The main language in Los Cabos is Spanish, however, English is quite common.
  • Los Cabos official currency, just as the rest of the Mexican republic, is the Mexican peso, though there are some commerce that accept others, like the USD.
  • The nearby airport is Los Cabos International Airport, AKA San José del Cabo International Airport.
  • The vast majority of travelers do not need a visa for Cabo, this includes Americans, Canadians, and most Europeans.
  • If you are going to travel to Los Cabos, we recommend you pack summer clothes, swimsuit, biodegradable sunscreen, light footwear and cash for emergencies, of course.