Are you wondering when’s the best time to visit Cabo? The truth is,Cabo is a wonderful coastal destination on the southern tip of Baja California Sur that has an excellent climate all year long. That way, anytime you decide to vacation in Baja, you are virtually guaranteed to have great weather and tons of fun activities to enjoy. In general, Cabo receives very little rainfall throughout the year so you are likely to have warm, sunny days during your getaway. If you want a great place to stay during your visit, check out the Villa del Palmar Los Cabos or Villa La Valencia. Both resorts are popular choices for travelers who want to have an amazing vacation experience with their loved ones. In the meantime, Keep reading more below about the different seasons in Baja so you can decide when’s the best time to go to Cabo San Lucas for your family.

When Is The Best Time to Go to Cabo?

The Arch of Cabo San Lucas

To start with, one of the best time to go to Cabo San Lucas occurs between the months of November and May. While it’s cold and snowing in many parts of North America, coastal Mexico enjoys pleasant, sunny, and warm weather all year long. Plus, there tends to be less visitors during the winter months so you can expect less crowded beaches and attractions which is always a bonus. However, more and more of Los Cabos’ international tourists are planning their visits to enjoy the optimal weather conditions at this time. The weeks around Christmas and New Year’s are popular times to visit so you can expect to pay more for a hotel at that time. In addition, more spring break travelers have been choosing Cabo for their vacations around Easter. Although it never really gets cold, January has the coldest average temperature of the year at 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius).

Summer Vacation to Cabo

If you want to take a summer vacation to Cabo, be prepared for extra warm weather. While Los Cabos’ weather is very nice for the majority of the year, the summer and early fall weather can be unpleasantly hot and humid. On average, June is the hottest month in Los Cabos with an average temperature of 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius). In addition to warmer temperatures, hurricane season occurs during the summer as well. In Cabo, the hurricane season occurs between June and August. If you plan a trip to Baja at that time, be aware that there is the potential for tropical storms and hurricanes. However, Los Cabos has an ideal location in a bay with nearby mountains that offer natural protection from storms. As far as precipitation, September is the wettest month with an average of 4.6 inches (117 mm) of rain.

Things to Do in Cabo by Season

Whale Shark Season in Cabo San Lucas

If you love to go whale watching, you should visit Cabo between December and March when humpback whales migrate down south to mate and birth their young. Early in the season, you’re more likely to see adult whales. On the flip side, you’ll have a good chance of witnessing baby humpbacks towards the end of the season. In addition to whale watching, swimming, snorkeling, and diving are popular activities to enjoy in Cabo. In April, the water becomes warmer so it’s perfect for water activities. In summer, you’ll enjoy lush green views making the area’s rivers and waterfalls fun places to explore, too. Sea turtle hatching season occurs during summer and thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles lay their eggs on the beaches in Cabo. You can even participate in releasing baby sea turtles to the sea thanks to local conservation groups who collect eggs to protect them from predators.

Depending on your personal preferences, it’s easy to see that any time of year is a best time to go to Cabo. If you don’t mind the heat, you can find lower occupancy rates during the summer and less crowds. If you like cultural activities, the winter months are a good time to visit because that’s when the San Jose del Cabo Art Walk takes place every Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you want to see whales, temperatures also drop to their lowest in the month of January with an average low of 54 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius) which attracts the whales. However, it’s still warm enough during the day to be comfortable for swimming and enjoying a variety of water sports. If you’d like a great place to stay, remember to check out Villa del Palmar Los Cabos and Villa La Valencia.