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Top 4 Activities To Enjoy In Los Cabos During Fall

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Los Cabos is considered by many Mexico’s ideal summer destination, mostly due to its breathtaking beaches.  But this municipality has much more to offer than a few summer activities. 

Los Cabos has the power to enchant tourists all year round, and fall is no exception.

View of Los Cabos Arch from pool

In fact, even though this season is rarely associated with the idea of a holiday, fall can be the ideal period for a vacation if your aim is to avoid massive crowds. 

But what are some of the fall activities Los Cabos can offer to low-season travelers?

Here are four things to look forward to during autumn in Los Cabos

Celebrate Mexican culture

Autumn welcomes the most Mexican of all celebrations, the world-renowned Día de los Muertos (the day of the dead). 

Traditionally celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November, the Day of the Dead originated thousands of years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and Nahua people. 

Day of the dead parade in Paseo de la Reforma avenue, Mexico City, Dias de los Muertos

These populations thought these were the days when the deceased returned to Earth and welcomed them with celebrations.

But what does this mean for tourists? Visitors who happen to be in Los Cabos during those days will get a glimpse of authentic Mexican culture.  

On this social holiday, people dress up in skeleton costumes and spend most of their day outside to celebrate. 

Streets all over Mexico are decorated with the colorful papel picado, bright pieces of paper cut in elaborate ways representing the fragility of life. 

Man wearing a costume for Los Dias de los Muertos

Of course, the municipality of Los Cabos also celebrates this festivity with great fanfare.

In San José del Cabo visitors are welcome to get a behind-the-scenes look to check out the preparation work going into this holiday. People also have the opportunity to take part in workshops to learn how to create the traditional flower arrangements and baked goods used to decorate the town.

Locals in Cabo San Lucas on the other hand celebrate this holiday with a unique boat parade. All around the marina visitors can also enjoy folk storytelling, delicious street food, and musical shows. 


Mexican traditional vegetable soup Mole de olla with meat, potatoes, carrots, beans, corn and lime

According to a recent report, more and more people are now visiting Los Cabos to try its delicious cuisine. 

But what are the options available during the fall? Mole de olla is surely a must! This traditional soup is made with exotic ingredients, such as xoconostle, as well as more common veggies ranging from squash, green beans, corn, and, of course, meat. 

Other typical fall dishes include pumpkin empanadas and food prepared for the Días de los Muertos, such as the colorful Calavera cookies and the sweet Pan de Muerto.

Tourists at a Mexican Restaurant

Luckily, Los Cabos has plenty of restaurants where to try high-end Mexican cuisine. Some of the most popular ones include Las Cazuelas del Don El Tequila and La Revolució in San José del Cabo and Mi Casa in Cabo San Lucas.

Beach life

Autumn is also ideal for those wanting to enjoy the ocean. 

During these months, visitors will finally be able to spend time in Los Cabos’ breathtaking beaches without hundreds of tourists crowding every corner. 

Surfer catching a wave in blue ocean

On top of this, tourists will get the chance to surf on both sides of the municipality. 

In fact, while the months from May to October are perfect for riding the waves in the Gulf of California, from November to April, surfers will get the best water conditions on the Pacific Ocean. 

The ideal chance to try both the east and west coast in Los Cabos!

Animal spotting

Whale Shark Swimming Near a Tourist in La Paz

Last but not least, fall is the ideal season for those interested in animal spotting. 

Whale sharks approach the Mexican coastline around October and can be easily spotted from November onwards. 

These gentle giants are extremely docile and seeing them in their natural habitat is a one-in-a-lifetime experience everyone should try. 

But visitors arriving in the early fall shouldn’t get discouraged. 

In fact, while spotting whale sharks may be tougher during this period, the end of the summer and the beginning of fall is the perfect time to see some young turtles hatching and quickly running toward the ocean.

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