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: 73°F
Humidity: 73%
Wind:  6.53mph
Visibility: 10+ miles
CURRENTLY
Broken Clouds
73° Broken Clouds
Thu 9
Broken Clouds
Clear Sky
71 | 79°F
Fri 10
Broken Clouds
Scattered Clouds
71 | 77°F
Sat 11
Broken Clouds
Broken Clouds
69 | 78°F
Sun 12
Broken Clouds
Overcast Clouds
67 | 76°F
Mon 13
Broken Clouds
Broken Clouds
69 | 77°F

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.

Fitness Services: Moduvated
Fitness Services: Moduvated
Prepare for an incredible workout meant to strengthen and reinvigorate. Modu Seye, the owner of ModuVated, inspires and nurtures his clients, teaching fitness as a way of life. Modu holds certifications in NASM (National Academy of Sport Medicine), NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) and TRX™ group fitness training. ModuVated offers lots of well-balanced classes that will help improve your health.
From $150
More Info
Canopy Costa Azul Eco-Adventure
Canopy Costa Azul Eco-Adventure
Canopy Costa Azul is the ultimate travel adventure. The fun starts after you are connected to the cable by the instructors, then you are off the platform and above the cliffs and canyons. You are over 300 feet in the air and traveling 50 miles per hour. Cross several miles of cables with only the wind at your side and nothing above you but clear sky. You won't get any closer to flying than this; it is an experience you'll remember forever.
From $96/person
More Info
Cabo Expeditions Parasailing
Cabo Expeditions Parasailing
Second to none, Cabo parasailing is at its best with Cabo Expeditions! Nothing beats the fun, safe and exciting parasailing adventure. Take in the sights including Land’s End, Medano Beach and Cabo San Lucas Bay below you as you float quietly above it all.
From $55/person
More Info

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.

Agua Salada
Blvd Marina 1 Col Centro, 23450 Mexico
624 144-4665

Created by the locals to enjoy as a local, our mission is to make you feel relaxed in a unique and original lace. Perfect to start the night. You’ll find a little of everything on the menu, including tacos, wings, sushi and pizza.

CUISINE : International Cuisine
COST: $20-$30
Alcaravea Mediterranean Restaurant
In Cabo San Lucas at Av. Ignacio Zaragoza at the corner of 16 de Septiembre
624-143-3730

This local gem is a bit off the beaten path but is worth seeking out. Offering delectably authentic Mediterranean cuisine, you’ll find a range of classics on the menu including lush pastas, fresh seafood, grilled steaks and vibrant salads. This charming restaurant consistently receives rave reviews from a loyal following of repeat visitors wanting to experience great service and gourmet cuisine.

CUISINE : International Cuisine
COST: $20-$30
Alexander
At Plaza Bonita, marina-side
Tel. 143-2022

Fondues, flambées, seafood and steaks highlight the eclectic, creative international menu of Alexander's. Filet Mignon, lamb chops, sake lobster and mahi-mahi stuffed with shrimp and scallops. Casual atmosphere and friendly service.

CUISINE : International Cuisine
COST: $20-$30