As Mexico's premier tourism destination, Los Cabos, is home to some of the world's most luxurious hotels and resorts, outstanding spas, award-winning restaurants, top ranked golf courses and amazing tours, activities and adventures. There are so many things to do in Cabo. The area known as "Los Cabos" or simply "Cabo" comprises both San Jose del Cabo — the region's less touristic area, home to large residential developments, schools, and historic buildings — and Cabo San Lucas — the more touristic-centric city. Read on to learn more about Cabo and book your Cabo activities with our award-winning team here at Cabo Adventures!

Cabo Guide Travel Contents

  1. Where is Cabo?
  2. How to Get to Cabo San Lucas
  3. Cabo Weather - The Best Time to Go to Cabo
  4. Los Cabos Zones
  5. Best Hotels in Cabo
  6. Cabo Transportation - How to Get Around in Cabo
  7. Things to Do in Cabo
  8. Cabo Events
  9. Popular Attractions & Areas In & Around Los Cabos
  10. Best Beaches in Cabo

Where is Cabo?

Catamaran on Sea of Cortez in Cabo

Cabo is located on the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico within the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. At an elevation of just 10 meters above sea level, Cabo touches both the Gulf of California (also called the Sea of Cortés) and the Pacific Ocean.

How to Get to Cabo San Lucas

Private airplane flying to Cabo, Mexico

Getting to Los Cabos has never been easier, with over 30 direct flight options from various US and Canadian cities and more to come over the next year. Upon arrival into the San Jose del Cabo International Airport, travelers are welcomed with a new, state-of-the-art terminal (Terminal 2) which was developed to enhance the overall travel experience as soon as you step foot in Los Cabos.

Cabo Weather — The Best Time to Go to Cabo

Los Cabos arches over turquoise water

Cabo San Lucas weather does not vary wildly from season to season, but there are still times of year that are most desirable to travel during than others. Based on common Cabo weather patterns, the best time to visit Cabo San Lucas is during the later winter/early spring. This when the region experiences the least amount of precipitation and relatively warm temperatures. However, Cabo gets most of its traffic during the winter and spring, so if you're on the hunt for lower prices, you may want to try scheduling something for the late summer or fall.

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Los Cabos Zones

Tourists on speedboat in Los Cabos Corridor area

Los Cabos can be divided into three major zones:

  • Cabo San Lucas - Once a fishing village, Cabo San Lucas is the main zone where tourists stay and is one of Mexico’s top beach destinations. If you are looking to enjoy a particularly resort-centric vacation, you'll want to book your stay in Cabo San Lucas rather than San Jose del Cabo.
  • San José Del Cabo - Located close to the airport, this zone dates back to the 1700s and is brimming with colonial architecture, fine dining, and amazing shops for you to explore.
  • Los Cabos Corridor - Also referred to as “El Corredor”, this zone is located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo. It is a popular tourist destination due to the many luxury hotels and attractions including golf courses, beaches, and fishing spots.

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Best Hotels in Cabo

Hotel in Cabo

If you’re booking a trip to Cabo, you’ll want to stay at these top-rated luxury hotels:

  1. Breathless Cabo San Lucas
  2. Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
  3. Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar
  4. Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos Beach Resort
  5. Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
  6. Grand Velas Los Cabos

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Cabo Transportation — How to Get Around in Cabo

Bus transportation in Cabo

Getting around in Cabo is made easy by the many transportation options the region has to offer and the relatively close proximity of its major destinations. Both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are quite dense and can be explored on foot. However, it's best to travel between the two cities by car or bus. Los Cabos has several rental car agencies and a bus system that travels to most of the area's hotspots. Want to take a trip to a nearby beach? Hop aboard one of the region's famed water taxis for direct ride at an affordable fare.

Things to Do in Cabo

Group of travelers on Cabo Adventures’ Luxury Whale Watching tour

Los Cabos harbors a myriad of breathtaking natural wonders and exciting urban activities for travelers from near and far to enjoy. In a paradise where the Sea of Cortés meets the Pacific Ocean, there is something for everyone:

  • Sailing – Enjoy the spectacular Cabo sunset from the water aboard a luxury catamaran! Our sailing tours include:

    • Luxury Sailing Cabo Tour
    • Cabo Luxury Sunset Sailing
    • Cabo Private Luxury Sailing
    • Private Sunset Sail in Cabo San Lucas
  • Beach Outings – Experience some of the region's many wonderful beaches, some of which are only accessible by boat.

  • Scuba Diving – Journey out the region's most breathtaking natural sights for guided dives with our regional experts.

  • Skydiving – If you’ve always wanted to experience the feeling of flying without jumping out of an airplane, try indoor skydiving in Cabo!

  • Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, and More – Swim in the pristine Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés and check out truly spectacular marine life with snorkeling gear—or take in the sights above water a paddleboard or sea kayak.

  • Swimming with dolphins – Don’t miss out on the chance to swim with dolphins at a world-class dolphin center.

  • Whale Watching – whale watching in Cabo is a one-of-a-kind experience.
  • ATV Rides and Zipline Tours – Get your adrenaline pumping with ATV rides and Zipline tours through lush forests and expansive coastal deserts.

  • Camel Rides – Ride through Los Cabos in style on top of your very own camel!

Wherever you go in Los Cabos, you will find everything you need to leave the cares of everyday life behind.

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Cabo Events

Nine days of christmas event in Cabo

Los Cabos has hosted many special events including a series of first-time events such as the Los Cabos Open of Surf and Los Cabos International Film Festival. With each passing year, more and more of these events come to Los Cabos. Together with the area's rich cultural history and many eateries, theaters, and other entertainment venues, these events make for a surplus of things to do in Cabo San Lucas.

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Popular Attractions & Areas In and Around Los Cabos

Far away shot of the Arch of Cabo San Lucas

  • The Arch of Cabo San Lucas – This famous arch-shaped rock formation is located at Land's End at the very southern tip of Los Cabos. It is large enough to drive a boat through, and a great place to snorkel or scuba dive.

  • Cabo Pulmo National Park – Cabo Pulmo National Park is home to a number of secluded beaches, mountains terrain, and the only natural reef on the North American west coast.

  • Lovers Beach – Lovers Beach is an iconic beach located at Land's End where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés meet. Great for sun bathing and sightseeing, it is also a home for sea lions and other marine life.

  • Land's End – Land's End is a large rock formation located at the southern tip of Cabo. It's home to several stunning geologic formations at scenic spots for snorkeling, scuba diving, and relaxing at the beach.

  • Rancho Tierra Sagrada – Located about 40 km outside of Cabo San Lucas, Tierra Sagrada is an untamed desert that runs along the Pacific Ocean and features a variety of endangered species including the leatherback turtle.

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Best Beaches in Cabo

Cabo Pulmo beach

Cabo is home to some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world, including:

  • Medano Beach
  • Lover’s Beach
  • Chileno Beach
  • Santa Maria Beach
  • Palmilla Beach
  • Cannery Beaches
  • Cabo Pulmo

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