When to Visit Cabo San Lucas

by SmarterTravel Staff

Cabo San Lucas is characterized by a mild year-round climate, which makes it the perfect getaway anytime of year. The most popular time is October through May, when the weather is ideal, whale season is in effect, and many people want to escape the colder temperatures up north.

Summer is the least popular time to go, with warmer temperatures and occasional showers. However, this is also the best time to save money.

  • high season: October to May
  • low season: July to mid-September
  • shoulder season: mid-September to late September, June

Weather Information

Cabo San Lucas experiences an arid climate. Summers are hot, with highs generally in the 90s. July through October is storm season, with the heaviest rain accumulation in September and October. Average daytime highs in winter approach the 80s and then drop into the 50s at night, with the coldest weather in January and February.

Crowd Information

Cabo San Lucas is at its busiest in the high season, especially during the whale watching season between December and March. Major events also attract crowds, including the Stars and Stripes Fishing, Golf, and Music Festival in June; the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament and Bisbee's Black and Blue Tournaments in October; and the Yamaha/WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot in November.

Closure Information

Hotels, shops, and attractions remain open throughout the year.

When to Save

The least expensive time to visit is during the low season, when many travel packages are offered and rates are lower then the high season.

Information provided by the Los Cabos Tourism Board.

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