Cabo San Lucas
also referred to casually as Cabo, is a beautiful resort city located on the Baja California Peninsula's southern tip, in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico
. Combined with San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas forms the Los Cabos metropolitan region that is moderately populated.
Cabo San Lucas is home to stunning beaches, complete with white sand contrasting with the turquoise blue waters. Considered as one of the top five tourist destinations in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas has fantastic scuba diving spots. There are numerous Balnearios, attractive resorts and beach holiday homes, and many inviting condos for tourists
Activities in Cabo San Lucas include swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, big game fishing, whale watching, and many other water-related activities. More outdoor indulging options include hiking and biking on the stunning mountains in view, wildlife viewing in the zoos and conservations in the city, bird watching, golf games, and evening strolls along the beautiful waterfronts and promenades. Cabo San Lucas has a very vibrant nightlife, and visitors like to join the parties and have a feel of the energetic party life of the numerous clubhouses and discotheques around the city.
The climate of Cabo San Lucas is a tropical desert climate that is Köppen classified as BWh. The weather is generally typical of hot, humid, and moderately rainy summers and mild or warm, pleasant, and dry winters. A warm sea temperature ranging between 21°C (69.8°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) across the year also characterizes the weather of Cabo San Lucas.
During summer, from May
, Cabo San Lucas experiences extremely high temperatures, with the mercury in the range of 31.2°C (88.2°F) and 34.3°C (93.7°F) during the day and 19.2°C (66.6°F) and 24.5°C (76.1°F) at night. The heat may feel bearable, though, because of the calming effect of the winds and breezes from the Pacific Ocean.
Summer experiences the highest rainfall of the year, albeit in small amounts. September
happens to be the wettest month with an average of 82.3mm (3.2") in precipitation across three and a half rainy days. The season is considered hazardous as it falls in the hurricane season, to which Cabo San Lucas is highly prone.
Winter is mild and pleasant, with warm to hot temperature ranges and moderately dry days that are free from hurricane threats. The temperature ranges between 25.5°C (77.9°F) and 29.3°C (84.7°F) during the day and drops to between 13.1°C (55.6°F) and 17.9°C (64.2°F) on most nights. Most afternoons receive light showers of rain, not exceeding 14.7mm (0.6") in the rain gauge.
The fall is lovely and brings unique beauty to the city amid the fresh and crisp air. This is an excellent time to be outdoors in Cabo San Lucas, fishing or game watching. Spring, too, is mild and pleasant and has its fair share of beauty from the stunning blossoms across the city. This is a great time to go strolling, picnicking, or even hiking.
Cabo San Lucas is an all-year-round travel destination since the weather remains favorable throughout. Most visitors tour the city between December
when the weather is warm and pleasant, and the extreme heat of summer has cooled down. This period falls after the hazardous hurricane season of summer and is an excellent time to tour the city as well as take part in fishing and whale watching with minimal interruptions.