Best Times to Visit Cabo San Lucas

The best time to visit Cabo is May and June, when the wintertime crowds have gone home and the summertime storms have yet to hit. October and November are also nice months for a vacation, but you’ll need to begin your hotel search early if you want to save money. It could be that your motivation for visiting is not the beach: If you’re into whale-watching, plan to visit between December and March. If you like to fish, look to come in the late summer or fall.

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Vacationing now will mean contending with high prices and heavy crowds. The season usually comes with highs in the mid- to high 70s, and toward the end of the season, the mid-80s. Room rates range from $200 to $600 a night at some of the popular resorts. Toward the end of the season, Spring Breakers descend on Baja California, which can make it difficult to find lodging in downtown Cabo. If you’re into whale-watching, this is also the best time for you to take your trip.

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  • Todos Santos (February)

  • Spring Break (Mid-March-Early April)


Early bookers will be treated to some of the best discounts during this short shoulder season as the area recovers from a busy winter and preps for a potentially stormy summer (begin your hotel search by late winter to score the sweetest deal). Plus the springtime weather is comfortable, with temperatures rarely cresting 85 degrees Fahrenheit.


There’s a slight chance of hurricanes in summer, but rainy days are a definite. Cabo’s temperatures are also less than ideal… that is, unless you like sticking to your beach-chair (highs are in the mid-90s). But perhaps you’ll be seduced by summertime discountseven the frou-frou resorts offer rooms for less than $90 a night. Keep in mind that the worst of the Pacific hurricane season is over by late September.


Hotel rates begin to climb as the area prepares for its peak season; if you want to experience Cabo at this time it’s best to book at least two months in advance. Otherwise, you could face room rates that are just as scandalous as in winter. There are also quite a few fishing tournaments in fall; this is the season to find tuna, wahoo, blue marlin, and sailfish swimming in Cabo’s waters.

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