Visit Los Cabos
Best Time To Go
With its pleasant desert weather (dry and hot days, cool nights), there’s really no bad time to visit Los Cabos. But the peak travel season is December through April, when the weather is a bit cooler. Bonus: This is also prime season for whale watching. For fewer crowds, go in spring or fall, when temperatures are still mild and rain is less likely. Summer is hot, but you still get those consistent ocean breezes—and the rates are at their lowest.
Rent a car so you can get out and explore this vibrant destination. If you want to save a few pesos and can speak Spanish, there are safe and friendly public buses that navigate the Tourist Corridor; a ride costs about $2 a person. Taxi fares are reasonable and vary based on the destination (pro tip: negotiate the price before you take off).
June, July, and August tie for the hottest months, with an average high of 99°F (37°C). January is the coolest month, with an average high of 79°F (26°C).
Know Before You Go
Good walking shoes are smart for exploring San José del Cabo and its cobblestone streets. Other than that, a pair of flip flops will take you anywhere you need to go, except fancy hotel restaurants and lounges, where you might want to upgrade your footwear. It’s always smart to learn a few phrases in the local language—in this case, Spanish—but most people here speak English.
Type A two-prong plug or Type B three-prong plug
Mexican peso (but U.S. dollars are widely accepted)