Cabo San Lucas Vacations
Cabo San Lucas vacations create lasting memories. Located on the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, Cabo is a popular stop on Mexican Riviera itineraries because of its natural beauty and the opportunity for visitors to experience Mexican culture.
Cabo San Lucas weather is mild and temperate most of the year, with low humidity and temperatures in the high 70s (F). In fact, the Cabo San Lucas weather has been called some of the best in the world, with over 300 days of sunshine.
Highlights of Cabo San Lucas vacations include taking a boat or kayak tour to see the El Arco rock formation protruding from the Sea of Cortez at Land's End, visiting the wide and unspoiled Lover's Beach, and shopping until you drop at the indoor souvenir market near the pier.
You won’t find these on a map of Cabo San Lucas, but if you want a true Mexican experience, we encourage you to:
Experience real Mexican food -– Cabo San Lucas vacations are incomplete with sampling some of the local delicacies, including tortillas prepared in front of you at Mi Casa Restaurant & Cantina. This vibrantly colored place does not attract the large tourist crowds and you can sip the large margaritas in an open-air plaza.
For an even more authentic Cabo San Lucas vacations experience, head to the casual Mariscos Mocambo. A favorite among locals, this eatery is known for fresh seafood that won't break the bank. The menu includes seafood soup, fresh fish in a variety of sauces, and empanadas stuffed with shrimp or crab.
Have a cigar -- Enjoy a Cuban or other premium cigar purchased at J & J Habanos, well known by cigar aficionados, locals and tourists. The shop also sells rare tequilas.
Visit an historical church -- While the main attractions in Cabo are parties, beaches and water sports, history lovers should pay a visit to the Inglesia de San Lucas, a stone church established in 1730 by a Spanish missionary who was later killed by local Indians who did not like his teachings on monogamy.
Shop 'til you drop -– Go beyond the tourist shops near the pier to find colorful Mexican masks and crafts at the ethnic art gallery Faces of Mexico. The nearby Taxco Silver is a family-owned business selling good quality silver jewelry by artists from Taxco, a town about 100 miles from Mexico City known to produce the best silver in Mexico.
Go fish -– Look on any map of Cabo San Lucas, and you are likely to see the legend: Marlin Capital of the World. Catch-and-release sport fishing is also a popular activity, and a fun option for cruisers visiting Cabo. You can book through your cruise ship or private operators; Carnival offers a four-hour search for marlin, mahi mahi, wahoo and tuna.
Hit the beach -– Get a Cabo San Lucas map to find the best beaches. If it’s solitude you’re seeking, a favorite spot with locals is Widows' Beach. You will need a car to get there, and will have to drive or walk a dirt road of about 3/4 of a mile to reach the beach with its quiet coves and volcanic rock formations. Another sunny spot away from the crowds is Divorce Beach, near Lover's Beach at Land's End.