Cabo San Lucas Travel Guide

Located at the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, Baja California Sur, 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: 74%
Wind:  4.81mph
Visibility: 10+ miles
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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.

Tropicat Cruises
Tropicat Cruises
Come and experience Cabo's newest and most luxurious super cat, Tropicat. At 65 feet, this catamaran is truly in a class all its own. Whether you plan on spending the day snorkeling in the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez, looking for whales or sailing into a gorgeous Cabo sunset, Tropicat is sure to deliver the experience of a lifetime. The Jazz & Wine Sunset Cruise is an unforgettable experience at sea.
From $98/person
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Todos Santos Tour
Todos Santos Tour
Enjoy a scenic, one-hour drive up the Pacific Coast to the quaint, intriguing little town of Todos Santos. You'll visit a variety of unique art galleries, colorful boutique shops and outstanding restaurants. Todos Santos has a rich and vibrant history dating to its Spanish mission days and its history as a sugar mill town. This tour is provided through Daytrips, a division of TransCabo Tours.
From $75/person
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Cabo Dolphins
Cabo Dolphins
Guests of all ages can enjoy a rare opportunity to swim and play with beautiful Pacific Bottlenose dolphins while visiting Cabo San Lucas. With two locations (one alongside the Cabo San Lucas Marina and the other in San José del Cabo), Cabo Dolphins offers fun and educational programs where participants can get up close with these intelligent creatures while learning about their unique physiology and conversation concerns.
From $109/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.

Nick-San Japanese Restaurant
Blvd. Marina lote 10 local 2 (Plaza de la Danza #2) in Cabo San Lucas
(624) 143-2491

Some of Cabo’s best sushi can be experienced at Nick-San. This exquisite Japanese restaurant offers a variety of traditional specialties, sashimi, rolls and sake in a stylish setting.

CUISINE : Asian Cuisine
COST: $20-$30
Tacos El Paisa
Amelia Wilkes Maill, Boulevard Lazaro Cardenas, Cabo San Lucas
624 143-1489

Tacos, quesadillas ad stuffed potatoes. Street tacos in a small sit down location behind Pan Di Bacco in Amelia Wilkes Mall.

CUISINE : Asian Cuisine
COST: $20-$30
Los Tres Gallos
20 de Noviembre near the corner of Leona Vicari, Cabo San Lucas
624 130-7709

Authentic Mexican cuisine, friendly service and a beautiful courtyard patio make this beloved eatery a favorite with visitors and locals alike. Excellent variety of traditional favorites, tacos, great chiles rellenos, mole and handmade tortillas. Enjoy a festive atmosphere for a very special evening of dining.

CUISINE : Asian Cuisine
COST: $20-$30