Los Cabos Vacations
Your Trip to Los Cabos
With nearly two million visitors a year, Los Cabos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The area is separated into two distinct portions, Cabo San Lucas to the west and San Jose del Cabo to the east. The area down between the two is known as the Tourist Corridor.
Sprinkled across Los Cabos are a number of luxury resorts with beautiful beaches that make relaxation a high point on most visitors' itineraries. The water eventually tempts even the most stubborn sunbather, with its clear depths offering everything from a casual swim to diving on sunken wrecks. Surfing is also popular in the areas with waves that can be gentle enough for beginners to learn on. Getting there is easy no matter the time of year by using Orbitz.com to make both your flight and hotel reservations.
Los Cabos Hotels
|Los Angeles||Los Cabos||Sun, Jul 14 - Thu, Jul 25||$266|
|San Francisco||Los Cabos||Wed, Aug 14 - Tue, Aug 20||$379|
|San Diego||Los Cabos||Wed, Aug 7 - Tue, Aug 13||$259|
|Chicago||Los Cabos||Thu, Aug 1 - Sat, Aug 10||$523|
|Minneapolis||Los Cabos||Sat, Jul 13 - Sat, Jul 20||$591|
|Sacramento||Los Cabos||Tue, Aug 13 - Wed, Aug 21||$355|
|Denver||Los Cabos||Tue, Aug 13 - Wed, Aug 21||$427|
|Newark||Los Cabos||Tue, Aug 13 - Thu, Aug 22||$534|
|Houston||Los Cabos||Sat, Jul 27 - Wed, Jul 31||$566|
|Seattle||Los Cabos||Tue, Jul 30 - Tue, Aug 6||$372|
|Detroit||Los Cabos||Thu, Jun 27 - Wed, Jul 3||$629|
|New York||Los Cabos||Mon, Aug 12 - Wed, Aug 21||$469|
Best time to take a vacation to Los Cabos
The lowest rates (and fishing tournaments) coincide with Pacific hurricane season from early June through November. High season lasts from mid-November through May when Los Cabos shakes it up with festivals, fishing and golf tournaments, car racing, spring break activities and more. From Christmas to New Year's, Los Cabos is at its most expensive and crowded, so plan well in advance.
The off-season for Los Cabos tends to be during the warmer months in North America, from June to September. This may be the best time to visit the area because of the discounts on everything from flights to hotels that run as high as 25 percent. June through November is the hurricane season, however, so check the weather forecasts before you fly in. The weather can be warm during the off-season, with temperatures rising into the 90 degree Fahrenheit range, but the abundance of beaches should cool anyone down. When you arrive in Los Cabos, make sure you explore the entire area. Cabo San Lucas provides much of the city's nightlife, while San Jose del Cabo offers a much more local view of the area with authentic Mexican food and incredible folk art to buy or admire.
Insider tips for Los Cabos travel
Hotel California and Todos Santos
Want to experience a younger version of Los Cabos? Todos Santos, about one hour north, has near-empty white beaches, beautiful art galleries and the original Hotel California.
Bar Esquina in the Bahia Hotel
One of Cabo's finest restaurants (with a gorgeous outdoor patio), Bar Esquina at the Bahia Hotel incorporates organic and local ingredients, including ultra-fresh seafood caught straight from the Pacific and Sea of Cortez.
Cabo Sup is the trendiest water sport to hit the area. Want to surf plus kayak? Stand-up paddle boarding lets you do both.
Isla Espiritu Santo
Located approximately 15 miles off the coast of La Paz, this bio-diverse island sets the stage for an amazing day of hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and diving.
El Chorro Hot Springs
Set north of the pueblo of Agua Caliente, these natural hot springs are a bit off the beaten path, but reward seekers dearly with soothing waters
Sunset Da Mona Lisa
You can dine al fresco at the Sunset Da Mona Lisa Restaurant, with beautiful views of the El Arco de Cabo San Lucas rock formation while you eat. The food is as good as the view, changing often to take advantage of seasonal ingredients.
Enjoy the sushi at this combination Japanese and Mexican restaurant that's been constantly touted as one of the best in the area. The fish is incredibly fresh, caught daily by the owner's own fishing boats.
Crazy Lobster Bar & Grill
If you're looking for an inexpensive meal in Los Cabos, then this is the place. Lobster tail and tequila shots are the norm, with strolling mariachis to add to the ambiance.
Delicious seafood dishes are the specialty at this local favorite, with a wide range of dishes from an inexpensive but tasty seafood soup to the more costly pulpo ajillo.
This upscale restaurant is owned by Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and shows its origins using just the right blend of European and Mexican flavors. You'll definitely need a reservation to get a table.
Los Cabos highlights
Swim alongside a dolphin as it chats and flirts with you at Dolphin Discovery. Experience their compassion and likability up close in this natural habitat setting in Marina Puerto Los Cabos.
Oceanus MiniSub Excursion
Remember when James Bond sunk into the ocean in his own mini submarine? Now it's your turn (minus the bullets). You'll get pre-dive instruction before you explore the crystal waters and pristine reefs of the Sea of Cortez.
Candelaria Village ATV Tour
Believe it or not, Los Cabos isn't just about the beach. This somewhat isolated 200-year-old Indian village has impressive terrain. Ride an ATV through the desert, mountains and canyons, then chill out on the white sand at Migrino Beach.
Hop inside one of these sand spider dune buggies and head for the Sierra de la Laguna Mountain Range, a protected biosphere reserve on the peninsula. Meet grey foxes, coyotes, lynx and white tail deer while exploring this high desert just 16 miles outside San Jose del Cabo.
El Arco and Lover's Beach
Acting almost as a doorway to the Baja peninsula, El Arco (aka The Arch) is a natural granite rock formation on the west end of Cabo San Lucas Bay. One of the most visited (and photographed) landmarks in the region, it's accessible by small local boats throughout the day. Pack picnic and head to nearby Lover's Beach.
Palmilla Golf Club
This Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course is home to towering cacti, deep arroyos and Sea of Cortez views. Three separate nine-hole courses are built into the landscape, and the club is also part of a larger upscale One & Only Palmilla resort.
Deep-sea Fishing and Scuba Diving
The wide-open waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez make an amazing playground. Dozens of water sports companies lead excursions to catch fish or swim among them. And with three major ocean currents passing through the area, the underwater ecosystem is unparalleled.
Wild Canyon Adventures
You might feel a little silly when you first get strapped into your harness, but when you're speeding down a zip line high above the river canyon, appearance will soon be forgotten. Enjoy an adrenaline rush as you fly over the desert.
Vitrofusion Glass Blowing Factory
Instead of stocking up on margarita glasses at the airport, take a trip to the source. See how to make the ubiquitous cobalt blue glasses and learn how to use different elements to change the color of the glass. Visit before noon to see glass blowing artisans at work.
Cabo Wabo Cantina
Rocker Sammy Hagar not only helped put Los Cabos on the map, he even has his own tequila to prove it. Hit this cantina for a tasty seafood dinner and a night of rock shows and libations.
The nightlife in Los Cabos is filled with music and dancing but few clubs are as popular as Passion Club. The club features some of the top DJs in the world and offers several VIP events that often attract the rich and famous.
Mexican folk art is the primary focus of this art gallery, though custom jewelry in silver can be made to order within a couple of days if desired.
Arte de Origen
This art gallery offers a wide choice of art to purchase, from paintings to ceramics to sculptures.
Another of the fine art galleries located around the Los Cabos area, Mangos offers Guatemalan textiles and Day of the Dead figurines along with beautiful Mexican folk art.
Bahia Santa Maria
Snorkel through the beautifully calm waters to view brightly-colored fish in this protected fish sanctuary.
Playa del Amor
One of the most photographed areas of Los Cabos. The Lover's Beach is on the tip of the Land's End Peninsula and offers a view of seals on El Arco or colorful parrot fish for snorkelers.
Get a close-up view of this famous rock formation with a sunset cruise. If you're lucky, you'll spot sea lions on the shore of the rock.
Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park
You can snorkel along reefs or dive amidst the wrecks on the ocean floor at the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park.
Cabo del Sol Golf Club
Get in a couple of rounds of golf on one of the two courses available for play at this high-quality club.
Costa Azul Surf School
Learn to surf while you're in Los Cabos at the Costa Azul Surf School. Lessons are given by experienced instructors near the Cabo Surf Hotel.