The Best Cabo San Lucas Travel Guide – In Cabo San Lucas, or Cabo, the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re on a family vacation, or on a honeymoon, there is plenty of fun and relaxation for everyone. And with the all-around party atmosphere, having a good time is never a problem. Located in the southern tip of beautiful Baja, Cabo is home to breathtaking views, luxurious resorts, and pristine white-sand beaches. Once a little-known fishing village, it is now exploding with tourists from all over the world. Without a doubt, many who visit Cabo seek relaxation. How about some action as well? Cabo offers countless ways to have fun daily, under the sun, and nightly, under the stars. It’s like being in another world — literally. During the day, activities include jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, diving, snorkeling, and ATV and horseback riding. As the sun begins to set, the party has only just begun. Streets get busier by the minute as most people are already changed out of their bathing suits and out for dinner. By night, the center gets congested with traffic from all corners as Cabo’s rich nightlife heats up. The clubs radiate with energy brought by loud music, flashing lights, and people having a good time. In Cabo there’s always something for everyone at any time. Our Cabo San Lucas Travel Guide will give you the best of the best places to go, whether you are on a tight budget, or have a loose budget to work with. There is something for everyone in Cabo. Visit the beautiful beaches of Cabo here, or visit us on Pinterest.
Cabo San Lucas Weather – When to Visit
The best time to visit Cabo is from May to 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 mid-December and mid-April. If you like to fish, look to come in the late summer or fall. Keep in mind: Pacific hurricane season runs from mid-May to November. Though Cabo typically only experiences tropical storms during the hurricane season, the city has seen hurricanes make landfall in the region, most notably Hurricane Odile in 2014.
Best Cabo San Lucas Area Beaches
Santa Maria Beach
As you gaze out to the azure sea you will see the peaceful horseshoe shaped beach with sand the color and consistency of pink rice. Relatively secluded, Bahía Santa María is a protected marine sanctuary, so bring along a bag of bread or tortillas and feed the multi-colored creatures of the deep. This is an excellent spot for snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach.
Playa Bledito (Tequilla Cove)
A beautiful Los Cabos beach is the small cove in front of the Hilton Los Cabos. To chill in style, get a day pass at the Hilton’s new Enclave Beach Club. It features a boardwalk, beach chairs shaded by umbrellas and a waterfront bar serving craft margarita cocktails and tapas.
Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach)
Located right near the famous Land’s End rock formations, Playa del Amor, or Lover’s Beach, is one of Cabo’s most famous stretches of shoreline. It sits south of Cabo’s downtown area, but remains easily accessible by water taxi from the marina. This stretch of sand is relaxing, providing a nice view of the blue water and a great spot for sunbathing.
Chileno Beach’s calm, shallow waters make it the go-to spot for snorkelers. But the real reason travelers love Chileno’s cream-colored shore is the lack of noisy bars and restaurants that plague other Los Cabos beaches. However, this does mean that you’ll have to come prepared with your own snacks and drinks and rely on public facilities. Most travelers don’t seem to mind these small inconveniences and say the impressive snorkeling conditions (and variety of colorful fish) make a trip here well worth it. Chileno Beach is easily (and affordably) accessible by bus from both Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo.
Playa Médano (Medano Beach)
Playa Médano is Cabo’s most crowded beach, with crystal blue waters and plenty of beachside watering holes attracting hordes of sunbathers. In addition to taking it easy with a drink, Playa Médano also offers some active attractions, including beach volleyball, jet skiing, kayaking, boogie boarding and parasailing. From the nearby boat port you can also take snorkeling tour or a panga (boat) out to the iconic El Arco. Despite the crowds, Playa Médano and its waters remain very clean.
Best Cabo San Lucas Restaurants
Nobu Los Cabos $31 & Over
Set in a stylish interior with Japanese wood and spectacular Pacific Ocean views, the restaurant’s menu includes chef’s signature black cod with miso. Yes, there are Nobu tacos here, filled with the finest king crab, lobster and wagyu beef. The wine list is lengthy, and the best in the region by a rather wide margin. Telephone: 624 689 0160 Web: Nobu Los Cabos
Comal $31 & Over
Enjoy a seafood focused Baja style approach, with dishes like grilled chocolate clam, totoaba ceviche and Baja mussels with chorizo. Lovers of traditional mainland Mexican cuisine, meanwhile, will also find plenty of favorites, although often in elevated fine dining form (duck carnitas, wagyu barbacoa, etc.). Telephone: 624 104 9751 Web: Comal
Flora’s Field Kitchen $11 – 30
Flora’s Field kitchen is about handmade food using farm fresh ingredients. Their goal is to create a healthy family meal with a sense of place. Their menu is seasonal, with some permanent classics. All meats served at Flora’s Field Kitchen come from their nearby 150-acre ranch where animals are humanely raised on diets that do not include hormones or antibiotics – and they do not offer beef on the menu as it is not sustainable and there is not enough water in Baja. Telephone: 624 142-1458 Web: Flora’s Field Kitchen
Los Tres Gallos $11 – 30
Enjoy old family recipes that have been perfected over time. You will enjoy their wonderful dishes, as well as the quaint, lovely, open-air courtyard full of fruit trees. Their staff is eager to please, and you will find this to be your favorite place in Cabo! Telephone: 624 130 7709 Web:: Los Tres Gallos
Acre Restaurant & Cocktail Bar $45 – 65
Here lies a foodie oasis, with dishes and drinks crafted around ingredients found on the 25-acre property’s farm, or sourced from local ranchers and fishermen. Telephone: 624 171 8226 Web: Acre Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Best Cabo San Lucas Beach Bars
Mango Deck Cantina
Looking for a place with bikini contests? Sex position contests? Banana eating contests? A mustachioed Pancho Villa lookalike named Big Johnson who carries holsters filled with tequila bottles, and crisscrossed bandoliers packed with shot glasses? Check, check, check and check. Telephone: 624-143-0901 Web: Mango Deck Cantina Medano Beach
OMNIA is the unquestioned star, a beachfront club boasting private cabanas and plunge pools, plus two-story VIP bungalows. The dance scene at OMNIA warms up during the afternoons, when the latest celebrity DJ takes over. Telephone: 624-104-9743 Web: OMNIA Dayclub
Zipper’s Bar & Grill
Zipper’s offers excellent cantina fare and easy access to some of the area’s best surf breaks. Set on Costa Azul Beach – site of the annual WSL sponsored Los Cabos Open of Surf – this is the kind of place where you can enjoy a delicious Angus beef cheeseburger or a rack of BBQ ribs while watching the waves, and wave riders, roll in. Telephone: 624-172-6162 Web: Zipper’s Bar & Grill
The Sand Bar
Start your day at the beach with cocktails and fresh ceviche, the latter among several available menu items featuring fresh and delicious local seafood. Like many bars on Médano Beach, The Sand Bar also offers water-based rentals, including kayaks, wave runners- and stand-up paddle boards. The coolest and certainly the most relaxing of all the amenities, however, are the rooftop massages. Telephone: 624-144-3752 Web: The Sand Bar
Blue Marlin Ibiza
BMI boasts excellent poolside fare and ambiance by day before transforming into a delightfully decadent nightclub as sunset approaches. Its space is enormous, ranging from a beachfront chill space to an enormous pool deck surrounded by fashionable daybeds and lounges, and an indoor club that accommodate up to 200 revelers. Telephone: 624-145-7800 Web: Blue Marlin Ibiza
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