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.

Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

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, 23410
The price is $188 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 3.5-star beach property in Cabo San Lucas. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
3.8/5 Good! (3,394 reviews)
"It was good."

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive
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, 23410
The price is $288 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 8
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Cabo San Lucas. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,614 reviews)
"I was ruffied by the pool at 1 pm. I almost died. I had my parents worried sick. Not the resorts fault, but there needs to be better security for predators at a 5 star resort for their guests. Otherwise, it was lovely."

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
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, 4990
The price is $277 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury property in Cabo San Lucas. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,477 reviews)
"Had so much fun and everything was convenient! Happy Covid testing was on site!"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

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.
The Ridge at Playa Grande
The Ridge at Playa Grande
4 out of 5
Av Playa Grande No 1 A, Cabo San Lucas, BCS, 23450
The price is $338 per night from May 21 to May 22
Stay at this 4-star beach condo in Cabo San Lucas. Enjoy free parking, 3 outdoor pools, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (177 reviews)
"Hotel was great. Staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Jorge and Jose. They made sure we had everything we needed at the pool. Monday Mexican Fiesta party was very entertaining. We definitely go back. We were to stay 3 nighrs at msin hotel and 2 at the Ridge. They upgraded us to the Ridge ..."

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2022

The Ridge at Playa Grande
Montecristo Villas at Quivira Los Cabos - Vacation Rentals
Montecristo Villas at Quivira Los Cabos - Vacation Rentals
4 out of 5
Quivira Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, BCS, 23450
The price is $495 per night from May 21 to May 22
Stay at this 4-star beach villa in Cabo San Lucas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and private pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (76 reviews)
"Peaceful"

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Montecristo Villas at Quivira Los Cabos - Vacation Rentals
Hacienda Beach Club & Residences
Hacienda Beach Club & Residences
5 out of 5
El Medano Ejidal, Cabo San Lucas, BCS, 23453
The price is $550 per night from Jun 4 to Jun 5
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Cabo San Lucas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (103 reviews)
Absolute Heaven
"Amazing property and incredible staff."

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2022

Hacienda Beach Club & Residences
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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