Cabo San Lucas

Travel Guide
Marina Cabo San Lucas which includes a marina, a coastal town and night scenes

Beach resorts, local culture, surf, nightlife, golf, and breathtaking whale and dolphin encounters make this part of Mexico an irresistible destination.

Sunny Los Cabos is a resort area on the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico. The region has two distinct parts: Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. These two cities stand on either side of The Corridor, a 20-mile (32-kilometer) highway surrounded by championship golf courses and world-class resorts. Dance or shop in upbeat Cabo San Lucas or walk the old streets of San José del Cabo for a more traditional experience. After you’ve taken in the sights on land, be sure to enjoy Los Cabos’ proximity to the waters of the Pacific Ocean and the sheltered Sea of Cortez, which separates the peninsula from mainland Mexico.

Drive along The Corridor to Cabo San Lucas and spend a few days in a luxury spa resort or an afternoon at the Marina Cabo San Lucas. Charter a luxury yacht, book a whale-watching cruise or snack on shrimp tacos before dancing the night away.

Step back in time at San José del Cabo. Walk the cobblestone streets and visit art galleries and museums to get a glimpse of authentic Mexico. Don’t miss the Old Jesuit Mission, a historic Spanish-style church. The estuary is great for birdwatching.

Once hailed by Jacques Cousteau as “the aquarium of the world,” the Sea of Cortez is home to a diverse marine ecosystem and Los Cabos is the perfect base from which to explore it. Swim with smart mammals at Cabo Dolphins, snorkel or scuba dive at Cabo San Lucas or head to the eco-friendly Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park with living reefs and tropical fish.

For a relaxing day out, cruise on a glass-bottom boat to the majestic El Arco, the rock formation that forms a natural arch, marking Land’s End. Hop out of the boat at low tide and stroll along Playa Del Amor (Lover’s Beach).

To reach Los Cabos, you can fly into San José del Cabo or drive from San Diego. Los Cabos is warm year-round, so it’s also a popular winter destination.

For more details on interesting local attractions and activities, check out our things to do in Los Cabos page.

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Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive
Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Bahia Cabo san Lucas KM 4.5, Camino Viejo San jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $207 per night from Jan 9 to Jan 10
Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within a 5-minute walk of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, ...
3.8/5 Good! (3,335 reviews)
"The property was beautiful. a great location."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive
Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Camino Viejo a San José, Km 3.5, Col. El Medano, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,234 reviews)
"They could do more activity or parties especially in the afternoon and at the pool. I stayed there 4 days and there was no party at any of the pools. Also they had some shows in the evening but it was kinda dull. Everything else was great."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Camino Viejo a San Jose del Cabo Km 4.5, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $322 per night from Jan 9 to Jan 10
Nestled on the beach, this Cabo San Lucas property is within a 5-minute walk of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Medano Beach, and San ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,550 reviews)
"We liked the ease of access to dining. We also liked the pools, beach access, and the staff were amazing."

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sunrock Condo Hotel
Sunrock Condo Hotel
3 out of 5
Km 5.5 Carretera Transpeninsular Acceso, A Misiones Del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $90 per night from Jan 12 to Jan 13
Situated near the bay, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California and San Lucas Bay. Medano Beach and ...
4/5 Very Good! (359 reviews)
"One of the best views of Cabo but the place is in need of updating"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Sunrock Condo Hotel
Hacienda Beach Club & Residences
Hacienda Beach Club & Residences
5 out of 5
El Medano Ejidal, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $600 per night from Jan 8 to Jan 9
Nestled on the beach, this El Medano Ejidal aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Medano Beach and San Lucas Bay. Marina Cabo San Lucas and The Arch are also ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (97 reviews)
"This was one of the best and most relaxing vacations we’ve had. As a fairly young couple who travels a lot (many people think we’re newly weds), this was the best we’ve ever been treated at a resort. From checking in to checking out, everything was perfect. Thank you Hacienda for such great customer ..."

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Hacienda Beach Club & Residences
Montecristo Villas at Quivira Los Cabos - Vacation Rentals
Montecristo Villas at Quivira Los Cabos - Vacation Rentals
4 out of 5
Quivira Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $466 per night from Jan 10 to Jan 11
Located in Paraiso Escondido, this beach villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lighthouse of the False Cape (El Faro de Cabo Falso) and Quivira Golf Club. Old Lighthouse ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (61 reviews)
"It was clean"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Montecristo Villas at Quivira Los Cabos - Vacation Rentals
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Cabo San Lucas

There are 20 miles (32 kilometers) between Los Cabos’ key tourist areas, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Rent a car to travel down the highway that connects them, or save some money by catching the local bus that runs between the towns roughly every 15 minutes during the day. Taxis offer another simple way of getting around within Los Cabos itself, while long-distance bus routes take in destinations further away. Visit the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation website. Browse Cabo San Lucas rental cars.

Best time to visit

Los Cabos is hot year round, so no matter when you visit, you can bring your summer clothes. Try to come in spring or fall to avoid the high temperatures and sporadic storms of the peak summer months. Do be aware, though, that these are popular seasons for visiting Los Cabos, so you will definitely want to book your flights and accommodations as far in advance as possible to get the best prices.

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