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. 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!
Where is 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.
Famous Cabo Attractions — Things to See in Cabo San Lucas
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, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, relaxing in luxury spas and resorts and dancing ’til dawn. Wherever you go in Los Cabos, you will find everything you need to leave the cares of everyday life behind.
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. Cabo San Lucas is home to a myriad of excellent resorts and hotels. It’s also home to adventure enterprises like ours here at Cabo Adventures, which gives you the opportunity to enjoy the many natural wonders of the greater Los Cabos region on guided tours. Join us for ATV trips, scuba diving expeditions, luxury sails, zip lining, and much, much more! Activities we offer include:
Sailing – Enjoy the spectacular Cabo sunset from the water aboard a luxury catamaran!
Beach Outings – Experience some of the region’s many wonderful beaches, some of which are only accessible by boat.
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.
Scuba Diving – Journey out the region’s most breathtaking natural sights for guided dives with our regional experts.
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!
During these expeditions, you’ll get the chance to glimpse some of Cabo’s most spectacular natural wonders up close. These hotspots include:
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 Already mentioned several times above, 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.
Just this past year, Los Cabos was pleased to host many special events within the destination 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.
How to Get to Cabo San Lucas
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 Transportation — How to Get Around 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.
Cabo Weather — The Best Time to Go to Cabo
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.
San Jose del Cabo
San Jose del Cabo located on the tip the Baja peninsula like its neighbor Cabo San Lucas. San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas are both located in the municipality of Los Cabos, which also includes the “hotel corridor” between the two cities. As of 2011 San Jose de Cabo had a population of approximately 70,000 residents.
Like most of Baja, San Jose del Cabo has a dry climate – with plenty of sunshine and warm, sunny days. San Jose del Cabo gets most of it rains during the late summer and early fall months from tropical storms in the Pacific that come up from the south and bring brief yet heavy rains. These rains are very important to that are, as if the storms pass by without hitting Los Cabos, the area can go without rain for more than a year.
With the great weather and warm sea, San Jose del Cabo is a great place for holidays and recreation. Most of the hotels in San Jose del Cabo are located in the hotel zone. This area offers a stunning, long beach and is close to the quaint and historical downtown area.
If you’re planning a trip to Cabo, remember to view our tours to make sure you go on an adventure of a lifetime!