Located at the southern end of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas ranks as one of the best tourist destinations not only in Mexico, but also in the world.
1. The Weather
If you like your holidays hot and sunny, it is hard to find anything better than Cabo San Lucas. In fact, the sun shines almost all year round, and the average annual temperature is 78 F. Temperatures during November- December, range between 60 F to 85 F. Most of this area’s annual rainfall occurs around September and October, so the chances your holidays will be rained on are pretty low. The average water temperature this time of the year is around the 72 F. It simply does not get any better than this.
2. The Perfect Location
Cabo San Lucas is at the very tip of Baja California, on the western coast of Mexico. Because of its popularity as a vacation destination, travel to the area is easy, with regular flights into the nearby airport from the U.S. and cities in Mexico. Flying is the quickest way to get to Cabo (SJD), with flights from San Diego lasting just under two hours. Many airlines offer direct flights to the area from a range of cities in the American West, including most California locations; Phoenix, Arizona; Dallas, Texas; and Denver, Colorado. Now some airlines offer non-stop flights to SJD during high season, so US East Coast residences are now only a few hours away from this sunny destination.
3. Whale Watching
Whale watching season in the Pacific Ocean off the Baja Peninsula and in the Sea of Cortez begins in December and carries through the winter months until the end of March. Every December, hundreds of whales come to Baja from the cold waters of Bering Sea to calve, feed, mate and play. Whale watching in Los Cabos is a very unique experience – because you can see up to 5 different whale types, with Grey Whale and Humpback Whale being among the most common one.
4. The Holiday Activities
There is something very special about the holidays, particularly in México, where the festive season persists for close to two months.
Las Posadas last for nine days, from December 16th through the 24th, and commemorate the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Nochebuena (literally “the Good Night”) is the Spanish word for Christmas Eve. Nochevieja, or New Year’s Eve, is one of the most important seasonal celebrations in Spanish-speaking countries. Whereas Nochebuena is traditionally spent at home with the family, Nochevieja is an occasion for going out. During Holiday season the center of San José del Cabo is beautifully decorated and features a big lighted Christmas tree in the center of the main square. On New Year’s Eve, a colorful display of fireworks will light up Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas. This annual show can best be viewed from nightclubs, restaurants and resorts. Some resorts have their own fireworks that are equally spectacular. Diamante Cabo San Lucas is famous for their NYE fireworks.
5. The Beaches
Los Cabos boasts lush and beautiful beaches stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Cortez. Every beach is unique and each offers something for each type of visitor. If you choose to come to Cabo, staying at one of the beachfront resorts is a must because nothing compares to the serenity of lounging on your own beach.