Mexico’s popular vacation spots are mostly coastal, and for good reason. Great weather, incredibly diverse coastlines that boast spectacular beaches and resorts suited to all travel styles, some of the best restaurants in the country and an exciting range of activity choices for the whole family. Cabo San Lucas, located on the southern Baja California Peninsula, is no exception.
A rugged Pacific coastline that stretches for miles in all directions offers visitors everything from unbeatable natural beauty to safe swimming, challenging surf breaks and excellent snorkeling and diving conditions. Playa El Médano is the central city attraction with a two-mile expanse of bars, restaurants, and umbrella-shaded sunbeds that draws large crowds throughout the year.
The highest concentration of beaches however is found along the corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, a 20 mile-long highway that connects the two cape cities. Chileno and Santa Maria are among the most popular beaches in the corridor, with the former known for its excellent facilities and activities rentals, and the latter for superb swimming and snorkeling in its protected bay. Surfer breaks, burgers, and beers are part of the seaside scene at Costa Azul, while Playa Las Viudas, or Widow’s Beach, provides photogenic volcanic rock formations and plenty of privacy in its countless inlets and coves.
The many beautiful Mexican beaches are made accessible too by the near perfect weather in Cabo San Lucas. If you are planning a visit it is almost unnecessary to check the weather here as you can expect a typical arid desert climate, with an average of 350 days of sunshine a year. Average temperatures range from the low 70’s to highs of around 95°F in the summer months, making this region an excellent choice for sun seekers.