Every year when winter strikes the United States, huge numbers of Americans make the pilgrimage to Los Cabos and soak up the warm winter temperatures.
Throughout winter, the destination is packed full, with resorts, bars, restaurants, and beaches rarely seeing a drop in visitors. This stream of travelers only calms once the spring break madness is done and dusted.
Although summer is considered the low season in Los Cabos, it is also considered by many to be the best time of the year to visit this Pacific paradise.
These are the top 5 reasons summer is the best time to visit Los Cabos.
Exploding popularity and a reputation for luxury have had a big impact on the cost of a Los Cabos vacation over the years.
The biggest cost travelers face when booking is accommodation, and while there are certainly budget choices available, Los Cabos is mostly home to luxury all-inclusive resorts.
These luxury resorts can run anywhere from $300 to $1000 per night. On top of that, the ultra-luxury suites can climb even higher.
In summer, these rates can drop significantly, with some resorts carving 20-30% off the price. Additionally, for the savvy travelers out there, summer is also a super season to find package vacation deals.
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No Need To Pack A Sweater
While Los Cabo’s winter temperatures are certainly warm enough to break out the shorts and flip-flops during the day, with an average high of 78°F, once the sun sets things can take a chilly turn.
It’s not uncommon to see temperatures drop to 53°F during the night, so far from needing air-con to sleep, travelers may need to ask housekeeping for an extra blanket.
Summer is a different story, daytime temperatures jump to an average of 91°F, and the nights no longer bring relief from the heat as temperatures rarely drop below 79°F.
A Dip Without The Chill
Los Cabos is famous for its beautiful beaches, and there’s nothing better than a relaxing swim in the ocean, but like the winter weather, temperatures can be less than inviting.
March is recorded as having the lowest average ocean temperatures, averaging just 70°F. Which in water temperature terms is enough to bring on goose pimples and chattering teeth!
In contrast, the water temperature during the summer months in Los Cabos means the ocean is more like a hot tub than a cold bath.
August, September, and October see the water temperature rise to 84°F. Making it the ideal condition for the next entry on this list.
The Perfect Playground
If winter and spring is the party season in Los Cabos, then summer is the season of watersports.
Snorkeling and diving are super popular in the destination, thanks to some of the most beautiful and well-preserved coral reefs in all of the Americas.
Not only are the water temperatures ideal, but the season also brings with it fantastically clear underwater visibility. Allowing snorkelers to experience the world beneath the waves at its best.
As well as snorkeling and diving, summer also brings awesome swells to Los Cabos surf spots; these conditions draw surfers from all over the world.
In fact, the surfing here is so well regarded that the yearly “Los Cabos Open Of Surf” is classified as a 6-star event.
Additionally, summer brings sports fishermen in their droves, wanting to get a jumpstart on the marlin, snapper, and tuna season. The fishing here is epic!
Los Cabos Favorite Residents
Each year around August, female turtles make the journey up Los Cabos beaches to lay their eggs, and just 45 days later, thousands of these super-cute little guys hatch, ready to face the dangerous journey into the ocean.
Through specially organized tours, visitors are able to join the conservation efforts of these majestic little creatures, helping them to safely make the journey to freedom without being picked off by the aggressive Los Cabos birds.
This is one of the most uplifting experiences available to travelers that brings us closer to nature while helping to protect some of the most endangered turtle species in the world.
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