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Best Time to Travel to Cabo San Lucas (2021 Edition)

DESTINATION | Published on 18/02/2021
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There’s never a bad time to visit Cabo San Lucas, but depending on your vision of paradise, there may be a season of Cabo San Lucas weather that best suits your preference. There’s also some activities and things to do in Cabo San Lucas that are only possible during certain months. Use this travel guide to help you determine the best time of year to visit Cabo San Lucas Mexico.

Winter (December-February)


For those living in the north, winter is the best time to visit Cabo, and this is true even for humpback and grey whales. These majestic creatures make a great migration to warm waters off the coast of Mexico to mate and give birth, and during winter, whale watching is one of the most popular things to do in Cabo San Lucas. If you travel to Cabo San Lucas between December and February, there will be a good amount of other tourists as well as a variety of local music, fishing, and cultural festivals to check out. This time of year, the Cabo San Lucas weather features clear skies and mild temperatures, and while the afternoons are warm, you may want a light jacket in the mornings and evenings, especially if you’re out sailing to watch the whales or the sunset.

Spring (March-May)


The Cabo San Lucas weather remains pleasant throughout the spring, and once the whales swim home, spring break vacationers flock to the city to spend their days on the beach. While the city is known for its lively parties, it’s a family-friendly city, and you’ll find plenty of options for things to do in Cabo San Lucas with kids. Little ones who love animals will be thrilled with dolphin encounters and camel safaris, and older kids will love ziplining and snorkeling.

Summer (June-August)

As the year heats up, tourism typically slows down, so for those looking for deals and traveling on a budget, summer is the best time of year to visit Cabo San Lucas Mexico. It is also the perfect time of year to social distance with ease given the fewer number of travelers in the city at this time. Take advantage of tempting discounts on airfare, resort packages, and tours when you travel to Cabo San Lucas in the summer. While the weather is definitely warmer, the ocean waves and resort pools are perfect for cooling off, and you won’t feel surrounded by other tourists. This is also the best time to visit Cabo for scuba diving. In the warm, clear waters, explore sandfalls and encounter all sorts of marine life.

Fall (September-November)

As visitors look for the best time of year to visit Cabo San Lucas Mexico, some are worried about tropical storms and hurricanes, and late summer and early fall are when these storms are most likely to hit. However, the reality is that you aren’t likely to experience any serious storms during your stay. While you might have a day or two of rain if you travel to Cabo San Lucas in the fall, you can spend your days in the spa or at local boutiques and galleries, and as winter gets closer, you’ll have idyllic weather for spending the day outside. Fall is also when the Cabo fishing tournament season kicks off with major competitions and festive.

The best time to visit Cabo depends on what sort of weather and activities you envision for your vacation. Whether you’re seeking travel deals or whale watching excursions, you’ll want to plan carefully. However, there’s no bad time to travel to Cabo, so take advantage of vacation days and holidays to escape to paradise.

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