Los Cabos Vacations
Your Los Cabos vacation
Once a sleepy, secluded fishing village, Los Cabos plus the southern tip of Baja has become a hot California destination. If you want easy all-inclusive Los Cabos travel for the family, a budget spring break vacation or a romantic hideaway, you'll find it on your Los Cabos vacation. From pristine, white beaches and swimming with dolphins to raucous party bars and escaping to remote towns, you can do everything ... or nothing at all.
Whether you're getting away to unwind or whoop it up, let Orbitz help you set your itinerary. We've hand-picked top 10 attractions in Los Cabos, dug up some hidden gems and offer the best time of year to go.
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 Vacation Packages
Fitness activities, spa and eateries lure guests to Los Cabos resortRIU Santa Fe All Inclusive spans a palace-sized stretch of land on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. All 902 rooms further the luxury, with heavy wood furniture, stately columns and balconies or... More
See and do all of Cabo San Lucas from marina hotel with free breakfast Soak up the best of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico from a perch above the Sea of Cortez and Cabo San Lucas marina. The Wyndham Cabo San Lucas Resort (formerly Tesoro Los Cabos) is a reasonably-priced hotel... More
Hip and trendy hotel in Cabo San Lucas, just walking distance to downtown at Medano BeachME Cabo sizzles with scene, starting with picture-perfect views of Land's End, and becoming a party hotel during the weekends and a lounge during midweek. The adults-oriented... More
Grandiose all-inclusive Los Cabos hotel entices with leisure activitiesPristine and palatial, RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive attracts every category of traveler, from honeymooners to parents with children in tow. With 642 rooms and a sparkling, massive pool... More
Boutique chic Los Cabos hotel with a pool, swim-up bar and sea viewsGuests revel in the laid-back vibe at Bahia Hotel, which is just a block from local favorite Medano Beach. The boutique chic property embraces minimalist decor, favoring stark white bedding that... More
Cabo San Lucas hotel tempts active travelers, spa goersPlaya Grande Resort & Grand Spa sits on prime real estate: a private beach within strolling distance of Land's End. The hacienda-style property lures with 260 rooms and suites boasting ocean views and traditional... More
Cozy Los Cabos hotel sports kitchenette rooms, poolside bar and eateryMarbella Suites en La Playa, a 40-room hotel in Los Cabos, accommodates budget and extended stay travelers. Air-conditioned rooms embrace Mexican touches -- including terracotta-tiled floors and... More
All-suite Los Cabos hotel enchants with whale water slide, spa servicesVilla el Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos plays to families and couples with pristine grounds, a full-service spa and leisure activities for kids and adults. The all-suite resort honors... More
Busy Cabo San Lucas hotel features daily activities and tropical flairPerched on a hill with the Sea of Cortez to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos All Inclusive Resort capitalizes upon its unique garden, ocean and marina... More
Relaxing Los Cabos beach resort boasts breathtaking views, spa servicesCasa Dorada Los Cabos mesmerizes guests with beachfront rooms, suites and penthouses, and a lengthy list of leisure activities. Extended-stay travelers appreciate luxuries like in-room dining tables... More
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.
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.
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.
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.