Cabo San Lucas

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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 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
Fully refundable
The price is $259 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Nestled on the beach, this Cabo San Lucas property is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Cabo ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,462 reviews)
"We returned to this property for the second time because of the beautiful resort, excellent staff and service, overall vibe of the place and this makes for a very great holiday."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

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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
Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront property is next to a golf course, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, and ...
3.8/5Good! (3,193 reviews)
"The property itself is nice. The staff works hard to keep the grounds clean but the main dining hall was not kept up with. During meals there was often so many empty trays. Food was all over the service areas. Tables were not being cleaned when people left quickly. I know that I was there during ..."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

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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
Fully refundable
The price is $282 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront property is next to a golf course, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,886 reviews)
"Property was newer than other hotels I’ve stayed in. Pools are amazing with the view of the arch."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - 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 $48 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Situated near the bay, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Monuments Beach, and San Lucas Bay. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (335 reviews)
"Sunrock was great and better than what I expected. My family and I enjoyed it very much. The views were great, the pool was great and if you needed anything, they did a great job getting it. Very reasonable and would definitely come back!"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

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 $525 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Nestled on the beach, this El Medano Ejidal aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Medano Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Solmar Beach. San Lucas Bay and Puerto Paraiso ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (92 reviews)
"The service was spectacular from all employees; the location is terrific and the place is beautiful!"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Hacienda Beach Club & Residences
Cabo Vista Hotel - Adults only
Cabo Vista Hotel - Adults only
3 out of 5
Av. Cabo San Lucas / Revolucion 1910, Centro, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $49 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
Located in Downtown Cabo San Lucas, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Marina Cabo San Lucas, Medano Beach, and The Arch. Lover's Beach and Land's End ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (504 reviews)
"Don't be disguise by the outside look. This is a very nice, clean and comfortable place to stay in Cabo San Lucas. Very close distance from the heart of Cabo."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Cabo Vista Hotel - Adults only
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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