Cabo San Lucas Travel Guide

Located at the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez at the iconic stone arch of Land's End ("El Arco"), Cabo San Lucas (also known simply as "Cabo") is all about non-stop action, hot nightlife, celebrity sightings, gorgeous sunny beaches, world-class sportfishing and spectacular golf courses designed by some of the world's most legendary professional golfers.

All of this is complemented by luxurious amenities and the breathtaking natural beauty of turquoise ocean waters and the striking surrounding desert landscape dotted with cacti. While Cabo San Lucas has long been known for its party-loving spirit, the destination has established itself as a luxury getaway spot with incredibly high-end accommodations as well as a family-friendly vacation choice with value-minded options.

In part, Cabo San Lucas has become a hot vacation destination for its convenience; it's just a quick flight from most U.S. cities and English is widely spoken in the resort areas. And of course, there are the luxurious accommodations including magnificent private villa rentals and spectacular resorts. Whether you're planning a stay in an oceanfront vacation rental with family and friends, or are looking for a relaxing getaway in an all-inclusive resort, you're sure to discover the perfect spot for an unforgettable escape in Cabo San Lucas. A favorite for destination weddings, Cabo's outstanding villas and resorts offer the ideal venue for a special celebration, whether it's a dream wedding in paradise, a milestone birthday party, anniversary party, family reunion or other special event.

The city's action is centered around Cabo's world-class marina where beautiful luxury yachts dock and fishing charters head out in search of marlin, dorado, tuna and other big-game species. In the surrounding downtown streets you'll find a lively scene teeming with restaurants, nightclubs and shops selling everything from handmade souvenirs to designer clothing. And for people watching, nothing beats Cabo's beautifully swimmable Médano Beach where you can sip a margarita with your toes in the sand at one of the beachfront restaurants or clubs. Médano Beach is also a great spot to hop on a jet ski. To visit Cabo's famous El Arco and postcard-perfect Lover's Beach, it's easy to catch a water taxi or glass-bottom boat from the marina or Médano beach. A sunset cruise in Cabo is another great way to view the stone arch.

Cabo San Lucas Weather

Feels Like: 90°F
Humidity: 48%
Wind:  14.79mph
Visibility: 10+ miles
Partly Cloudy
88° Partly Cloudy
Fri 19
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Partly Cloudy
78 | 90°F
rain 12%
Sat 20
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
75 | 88°F
rain 26%
Sun 21
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
77 | 90°F
rain 18%
Mon 22
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
79 | 88°F
rain 19%
Tue 23
Partly Cloudy
81 | 89°F
rain 16%

Top Vacation Rentals in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

A villa rental is a perfect choice for families and groups in Cabo San Lucas, offering exceptional privacy and vacation value. A villa can also be an excellent choice for a destination wedding or other special celebration. Vacation rentals in Cabo offer you the comforts of home with many luxurious extras, as well as ocean views, private pools, and a host of amenities to make your stay unforgettable.

All-Inclusive Resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo's luxury resorts line the warm sands of Médano Beach as well as the long stretch of Pedregal and Solmar beaches facing the Pacific. Many guests enjoy the convenience of an all-inclusive resort vacation. All-inclusive resorts offer a variety of gourmet international dining options, with dining, beverages and some activities included in the nightly rate.

Top Activities in Los Cabos

There's no excuse for boredom with the sensational variety of tours and activities in Cabo San Lucas. Whether it's parasailing, snorkeling, a desert off-road adventure, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, whale watching, scuba diving along a coral reef, or golfing some of the world's most beautiful courses, there's something for everyone.

Pacific Beach Horseback
Pacific Beach Horseback
Discover spectacular ocean-side cliffs, lush desert ranges, private untouched beaches and canyon trails on a Pacific Beach Horseback ride. Horseback riding is the perfect way to enjoy the tranquility of the desert while contemplating the magnificent scenery and landscape. You'll be assigned a horse based on your riding skill level and then head out with a guide to witness the magnificent vistas along your ride.
From $89/person
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Cabo Stand Up Paddle
Cabo Stand Up Paddle
CABO SUP is the first stand up paddle board club located in the heart of Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas. Cabo SUP offers lessons, rentals and guided tours. Stand up paddling is the fastest growing water sport in the world. It is an amazing workout and a fun way to experience being on the water. After a safety lesson and basic instruction on the beach, you will head into the water on a training board and learn basic strokes before heading out to explore.
From $25/person
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Outdoor Adventures
Outdoor Adventures
The Outdoor Adventure is the perfect tour for visitors seeking fun, excitement and soaring thrills! This tour takes you on a series of thrilling canyon "flights" on zip-lines. You will also enjoy a 90-foot rappel. Take in the striking desert scenery as you zip along on an exhilarating ride! The experienced guides of Cabo Adventures will be there every wild whoosh of the way!
From $95/person
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Fishing Charters in Cabo San Lucas

The waters around Cabo San Lucas provide some of the finest fishing in the world with a variety of species and year-round abundance of marlin. In fact, Cabo has earned the title of "Marlin Capital of the World" for its outstanding populations of striped, black and blue marlin. A sportfishing trip to Cabo is adventure travel indeed! Charter boats provide an excellent way to tackle the true Los Cabos fishing experience. Anglers can also try their hands at catching a prize dorado (mahi-mahi), wahoo, roosterfish, tuna and other species. A number of prestigious fishing tournaments take place in Cabo San Lucas each year drawing international competitors with large cash prizes. We work with an outstanding local fishing charter fleet with over 40 years of experience offering expert captains, crews and a variety of vessels to meet your fishing needs in Cabo.

Our Top Restaurant Picks

Cabo San Lucas is becoming a true foodie destination offering everything from authentic Baja fish tacos in local eateries to gourmet dining with celebrity chefs and farm-to-table organic restaurants. You'll discover that you can eat your way through Cabo while sampling international cuisines in a variety of breathtaking scenic ocean-view restaurants. Freshly caught local seafood is always a highlight in Cabo's restaurants. However, whatever your dining preference, you'll find countless outstanding options in Cabo San Lucas. Be sure to enjoy one of the area's many oceanfront restaurants.

Hacienda Cocina y Cantina Hacienda Cocina y Cantina
Médano Beach, Cabo San Lucas

Located at the Hacienda Beach Club & Residences overlooking Médano Beach, Hacienda Cocina y Cantina offers a magical waterfront setting overlooking Land's End. The menu offers upscale Mexican cuisine spanning tantalizing regional offerings. Enjoy a tropical ceviche with sea bass, jicama, cucumber and pineapple. Then, move on to lush mole, Oaxaca-style beef medallions with ancho chile, slow-roasted pork carnets, or adobo-marinated snapper. The delightful signature cocktails are pretty alluring, too!

Los Claros Tacos Los Claros Tacos
Marina Blvd. near Tesoro Resort, Cabo San Lucas

A casual, inexpensive local taqueria with delicious fish and shrimp tacos, shrimp cocktail, ceviche tostadas and so much more. Always delicious.

Las Gardenias Las Gardenias
Near the intersection of Paseo de La Marina & Camino Real

Some of Baja's very best fish tacos can be found at this casual eatery on a side street in Cabo San Lucas. This simple taqueria offers wonderful, fresh food. A favorite with visitors and locals alike.