Cabo San Lucas is many things – a pristine beach, a fishing paradise, an all-night party destination – but all of them have one thing in common: they're part of your perfect Mexico vacation experience! With such a range of Cabo San Lucas activities, there's something for everyone, whether you want to take the whole family to the beach or enjoy a wild bachelorette weekend with the girls. Prepare yourself with this Cabo San Lucas vacation guide, then look through our selection of Cabo San Lucas villa rentals to choose just the right Cabo San Lucas lodging for your group. Got tips for our guide? Please share.
One of the biggest draws of Cabo San Lucas vacations is the region's world-acclaimed sports fishing. Cabo San Lucas fishing simply can't be beaten, for competitive fishers or just hobbyists who get a thrill out of sports fishing. It's worth coming out to Mexico just for the Cabo San Lucas fishing, so if that's your (or your family's) idea of a good time, what are you waiting for? Book Cabo San Lucas villa rentals right by the water and you'll be set for the best fishing of your life.
Cabo San Lucas beaches have much more to offer, though – fall back on swimming, sandbathing or searching for shells if you're into relaxation, or try parasailing, scuba diving or surfing if you're not. No matter how active or calm you want your Mexico getaway to be, Cabo San Lucas vacations deliver. You can even hop a boat and cruise around, enjoying a romantic sunset dinner for two or taking the kids out to see magnificent undersea creatures.
The appeal of Cabo San Lucas vacations goes beyond just the water and the sand. Land-based Cabo San Lucas activities include rock climbing, eco-friendly ATV tours, and golfing. Cabo San Lucas golfing spans over numerous world-class golf courses.
Cruise past El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and catch the setting sun's last rays through the beautiful stone arch. Also known as Lands End, this rock formation marks the southernmost end of the Baja California peninsula.
Dining in Cabo San Lucas will expose you to the very best of authentic Mexican cuisine. If you really want to make the most of local dining, don't miss the fresh seafood, like you'll find in the ever-present and always-popular fish tacos. If you're out and about, try street food at any of countless taquerias, or taco stands, that can be found everywhere at all hours of the day and night. Cabo San Lucas vacations aren't complete without experiencing local flavor. Just be careful – street food runs a higher risk of upsetting your stomach. Not willing to risk it? Cabo San Lucas villa rentals and rental condos include full kitchens so you can prepare your own food, so if you've had success with Cabo San Lucas fishing, you can cook your own catches.
- Mama's Royal Cafe – A family-friendly, budget-friendly option for lighter breakfast and lunch fare. With a huge selection of delectable morning goodies, you may have a hard time deciding what to get. We recommend the stuffed french toast, one of the most popular dishes, or the crab cake benedict. In the evenings, this place converts to a dinner restaurant called Felix's, where you can enjoy a high-quality and authentic Mexican dinner.
- Mango Deck – An excellent choice if you want to enjoy drinks with your feet in the sand and a brilliant Mexican sunset overhead. The Mango Deck also serves cheap (but tasty) food, and the waitstaff is always friendly.
- Pancho's – Perfect family-friendly Mexican food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. From the welcoming décor to the generous portions, you'll feel at home here. Even better, they'll cook your catch of the day if you've been taking advantage of the unbeatable Cabo San Lucas fishing.
Cabo San Lucas shopping runs the gamut from large boutiques to hidden local gems. You can't miss the Puerto Paraiso Shopping and Entertainment Plaza. Head downtown to the Plaza Aramburo, where you'll be able to find a blown glass factory with pieces on display, or check out the handmade jewelry and arts and crafts at the Plaza del Sol. If you're willing to drive a little farther, the luxurious Shoppes at Palmilla will satisfy even the most exacting and upscale shopaholic.
Cabo San Lucas vacations feature temperate weather year round, with an average temperature of 78 degrees and a peak season from October to April, when a lot of the rest of the world is cold and dismal. Escape to Cabo San Lucas during this time and you'll find more tourists competing for Cabo San Lucas lodging, but the weather will be ideal. Plan ahead and even the most popular times for Cabo San Lucas vacations will be fun for you and your family. Summers in Cabo San Lucas do get hot by some people's standards, but it's a dry heat. If weather in the 90s doesn't seem too high for you, don't let the season deter you from enjoying a Cabo San Lucas vacation! Pick the time that's best for you, then check out our Cabo San Lucas vacation rentals and you're sure to find one you like that will be available no matter when you come.
Cabo San Lucas has a strong Mexican heritage, but its history also includes Spanish conquistadors and traders, pirates and finally (much later) celebrity tourists, and the style of Cabo San Lucas lodging reflects this.
What you bring on Cabo San Lucas vacations depends greatly on what Cabo San Lucas activities are on your agenda. Cabo San Lucas's hopping nightlife will keep you and your friends dancing late, so bring your cutest clubbing clothes and stylish but comfy shoes. If, on the other hand, you're bringing the brood down to the beach, you'll need to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and toys to build a sand castle. Either way, Cabo San Lucas villa rentals give you the perfect place to store your belongings when you're not using them, with plenty of space for your things and all of you to crash after a long day or night.
Because Cabo San Lucas is such a popular tourist destination, you'll find services catering to your every need. Forgot your beach gear? No problem; you can rent what you need here. Local concierge services can even stock Cabo San Lucas vacation rentals with groceries so that you arrive with a full kitchen to start your vacation off right.
Most major airlines fly into the Los Cabos International Airport from all over the world. From there, you can rent a car, take a taxi or catch a shuttle to Cabo San Lucas itself. Cabo San Lucas travel around town tends to be mostly taxis, although you can walk many places if you choose downtown Cabo San Lucas rental condos. If you stay in Cabo San Lucas villa rentals near the beach, all you'll need is a way to get to and from the airport.
When planning Cabo San Lucas vacations, consider your options for Cabo San Lucas lodging. You can rent a hotel room, stay in an overpriced resort... or choose Cabo San Lucas villa rentals or condo rentals. Cabo San Lucas vacation rentals save you money, giving you more space than a hotel room (or even multiple hotel rooms) for a comparable price. You'll wind up with multiple rooms and living areas to give your friends or family room to spread out and breathe. If you take advantage of Cabo San Lucas fishing, you can cook your catches thanks to the convenience of Cabo San Lucas vacation rentals' full kitchens. And Cabo San Lucas vacation rentals come in all shapes, sizes and locations, so you can pick one that most matches your dream Cabo San Lucas vacation – perfect downtown condos for a group of adults wanting to hit the town at night, or beautiful beachfront villas for families wanting to enjoy the shore.