Los Cabos

Los Cabos Travel Guide

Los Cabos is a tale of two Mexican towns, different in some distinct ways, but both offering a glorious experience at the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez. San José del Cabo has the more established ambience, with sophisticated shopping and art galleries, while Cabos San Lucas has the fun-loving beach scene and nightlife. Whether you stay in one, the other, or — most likely — somewhere in between, Los Cabos travel offers exquisite beaches and a colorful array of shopping, sportfishing and the mental space to kick back. Use this Los Cabos travel guide find your place in this corner of Baja.

Things Not to Miss in Los Cabos

Be sure to see the sights above and below the waves in Los Cabos. When you visit Los Cabos, you can surf, swim, or simply sunbathe on the beach, but don't forget to take in some of these other popular tourist activities, including:

• Snorkeling to see the colorful underwater life at Bahia Santa Maria

• Gallery hopping to see work by local artists in San José del Cabo

• People-watching among the Los Cabos nightlife

• Whale watching to see migrating humpbacks in the winter

When to Visit Los Cabos

The peak season to visit Los Cabos is December through April, when the weather is pleasant — and, as a bonus, you this is prime season to go whale watching. For fewer crowds, plan your Los Cabos travel for spring or fall, when temperatures are still mild and rain is less likely, too.

If you decide to travel to Los Cabos in the fall, October features two banner events: Fiesta de Cabo San Lucus, the food-and-music festival honoring St. Luke, the town's patron saint; and the mega marlin-fishing tournament, Bisbee's Black and Blue, in late October.

Articles about Los Cabos

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