Whether you're escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life or seeking an adventure, Los Cabos is a perfect place to visit. From endless white sandy beaches to towering cliffs, this city has it all. The question is, what is the best time to visit Cabo San Lucas?
Read on to discover the different seasons and decide what works best for you!
January to March
January to March is the peak season for Cabo. The weather is perfect for tourists, with moderate temperatures ranging from 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This time of year is perfect for whale watching, as whales migrate to Cabo San Lucas for calving season. However, it's also the most crowded and expensive season, with hotel and airfare prices generally high.
Average temperature: 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit
Whale watching season (January to March)
San Antonio Abad Festival in Todos Santos (January 17th)
Todos Santos Open Studio Tour (early February)
Festival of San José del Cabo in San Jose del Cabo (mid-February)
Los Cabos Open Tennis Tournament (mid-March)
Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo (every Thursday evening)
April, May, and June
During April, May, and June, Cabo San Lucas experiences a temperature rise, and it becomes more humid. This makes it an excellent time to hit the beach and water sports activities. Although prices aren't as high as the peak season, they can still be more expensive than other periods of the year, depending on the hotel and the activities you plan to do.
Average temperature: 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Cabo Marine Show (early April)
East Cape Dorado Shootout (mid-April)
Todos Santos Film Festival (late April)
Los Cabos Open of Surf (late May)
Sabor a Cabo Spring Food and Wine Festival (mid-May)
Tuna Jackpot Fishing Tournament (mid-May)
San Jose del Cabo Food and Art Walk (every Thursday evening)
International Los Cabos Billfish Tournament (mid-June)
July & August
If you don't mind the hot temperatures, July and August are a great time to visit Cabo San Lucas. You can still experience the best of the city: beach activities, water sports, restaurants, nightlife, and more. However, it's also the rainy season and the time when hurricanes can hit. It's not the ideal time to visit if you're looking for sunny and dry weather. Plus, it's vital to keep an eye on the weather reports if you're traveling during this period.
Average temperature: 90 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit
Fiestas Tradicionales San José del Cabo (late June to early July)
Stars and Stripes Tournament (late June to early July)
Festival of the Patron Saint of La Paz (mid-July)
Annual La Paz Theatre Festival (mid-August)
Feast Day of San Bartolo (mid-August)
Festival of San Luis Gonzaga (late August)
September to December
During September to December, Cabo experiences a drop in tourists, and the prices are considerably lower than they are during the peak season. The highest temperatures come down, and it's the start of the peak whale-watching season. However, the humidity can also increase, and there's a chance of tropical storms and hurricanes during this period.
Average temperature: 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit
Mexican Independence Day celebrations (September 16th)
Los Cabos Billfish Tournament (late September)
Bisbee's Black and Blue Marlin Tournament (late September to early October)
Los Cabos International Film Festival (mid-October)
Los Cabos Offshore Fishing Tournament (mid-October)
Cabo Comedy Festival (late October)
Sabor a Cabo Food Festival (late November)
Mexican Revolution Day celebrations (November 20th)
Los Cabos International Guitar Festival (late December)
The best time to visit Cabo San Lucas depends on your interests and budget. If you don't mind the crowds and costs, January to March is an excellent time to visit. If you're looking for a more affordable and quieter time to visit, consider September to December. Regardless of when you decide to visit, always stay updated with the weather forecast, so you can plan accordingly.