Cabo San Lucas

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Marina Cabo San Lucas which includes a marina, a coastal town and night scenes

Beach resorts, local culture, surf, nightlife, golf, and breathtaking whale and dolphin encounters make this part of Mexico an irresistible destination.

Sunny Los Cabos is a resort area on the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico. The region has two distinct parts: Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. These two cities stand on either side of The Corridor, a 20-mile (32-kilometer) highway surrounded by championship golf courses and world-class resorts. Dance or shop in upbeat Cabo San Lucas or walk the old streets of San José del Cabo for a more traditional experience. After you’ve taken in the sights on land, be sure to enjoy Los Cabos’ proximity to the waters of the Pacific Ocean and the sheltered Sea of Cortez, which separates the peninsula from mainland Mexico.

Drive along The Corridor to Cabo San Lucas and spend a few days in a luxury spa resort or an afternoon at the Marina Cabo San Lucas. Charter a luxury yacht, book a whale-watching cruise or snack on shrimp tacos before dancing the night away.

Step back in time at San José del Cabo. Walk the cobblestone streets and visit art galleries and museums to get a glimpse of authentic Mexico. Don’t miss the Old Jesuit Mission, a historic Spanish-style church. The estuary is great for birdwatching.

Once hailed by Jacques Cousteau as “the aquarium of the world,” the Sea of Cortez is home to a diverse marine ecosystem and Los Cabos is the perfect base from which to explore it. Swim with smart mammals at Cabo Dolphins, snorkel or scuba dive at Cabo San Lucas or head to the eco-friendly Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park with living reefs and tropical fish.

For a relaxing day out, cruise on a glass-bottom boat to the majestic El Arco, the rock formation that forms a natural arch, marking Land’s End. Hop out of the boat at low tide and stroll along Playa Del Amor (Lover’s Beach).

To reach Los Cabos, you can fly into San José del Cabo or drive from San Diego. Los Cabos is warm year-round, so it’s also a popular winter destination.

For more details on interesting local attractions and activities, check out our things to do in Los Cabos page.

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Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive
Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Bahia Cabo san Lucas KM 4.5, Camino Viejo San jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $207 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within a 5-minute walk of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, ...
3.8/5 Good! (3,318 reviews)
"They need to add more authentic mexican shows. People are traveling out of their country to see/hear something different than what they have on their contry."

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive
Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Camino Viejo a San José, Km 3.5, Col. El Medano, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,168 reviews)
"I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this property from check-in to check-out! The food was amazing, which is usually not the case in most all inclusives. The drinks were okay. I loved the many activities there were. Great music! Loved the shows at night. I would definitely stay here again. The staff ..."

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Camino Viejo a San Jose del Cabo Km 4.5, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $282 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
Nestled on the beach, this Cabo San Lucas property is within a 5-minute walk of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Medano Beach, and San ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,532 reviews)
"the area , restaurants and service"

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sunrock Condo Hotel
Sunrock Condo Hotel
3 out of 5
Km 5.5 Carretera Transpeninsular Acceso, A Misiones Del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $76 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Situated near the bay, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California and San Lucas Bay. Medano Beach and ...
4/5 Very Good! (351 reviews)
"Sunrock was great and better than what I expected. My family and I enjoyed it very much. The views were great, the pool was great and if you needed anything, they did a great job getting it. Very reasonable and would definitely come back!"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Sunrock Condo Hotel
Montecristo Villas at Quivira Los Cabos - Vacation Rentals
Montecristo Villas at Quivira Los Cabos - Vacation Rentals
4 out of 5
Quivira Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $431 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Located in Paraiso Escondido, this beach villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lighthouse of the False Cape (El Faro de Cabo Falso) and Quivira Golf Club. Old Lighthouse ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (60 reviews)
"Very nice hideaway on the outskirts of Cabo. We stayed in a beautiful villa with an awesome view. All the staff were very friendly and courteous. We chose not to do all inclusive because we had a lot of scheduled activities but they did make it an option for us. Our concierge, Eddie was very attentive ..."

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2021

Montecristo Villas at Quivira Los Cabos - Vacation Rentals
The Ridge at Playa Grande
The Ridge at Playa Grande
4 out of 5
Av Playa Grande No 1 A, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $367 per night from Jan 5 to Jan 5
Nestled on the beach, this Marina condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of Solmar Beach and San Lucas Bay. The Arch and Marina Cabo San Lucas are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (176 reviews)
"we liked how the ability to anything was at the grasp of our hands and how easily we could do anything. we didnt like how some situations we werent able to do because of reservations"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

The Ridge at Playa Grande
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Cabo San Lucas

There are 20 miles (32 kilometers) between Los Cabos’ key tourist areas, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Rent a car to travel down the highway that connects them, or save some money by catching the local bus that runs between the towns roughly every 15 minutes during the day. Taxis offer another simple way of getting around within Los Cabos itself, while long-distance bus routes take in destinations further away. Visit the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation website. Browse Cabo San Lucas rental cars.

Best time to visit

Los Cabos is hot year round, so no matter when you visit, you can bring your summer clothes. Try to come in spring or fall to avoid the high temperatures and sporadic storms of the peak summer months. Do be aware, though, that these are popular seasons for visiting Los Cabos, so you will definitely want to book your flights and accommodations as far in advance as possible to get the best prices.

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