Skip to Content

Top 5 Tips To Ensure The Perfect Los Cabos Winter Vacation This Year

Share The Article

Last Updated

Los Cabos is mainly known for its paradisiac beaches and luxury resorts, with most people associating this destination with the summer. 

But the truth is that this municipality gets incredibly crowded in the winter. Most people decide to spend their holidays here to get a break from the long, cold months typical of some areas of the USA. 

Tourists Enjoying Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The months going from December to February are considered the high season in Los Cabos, with most resorts and all-inclusives being fully booked. This is why it is so important to get ready ahead of time. 

Here are the top five tips to ensure the perfect Los Cabos winter vacation this year. 

Book ahead of time 

Aerial view of the pool with giant palapa, the Pacific Ocean from the SANDOS Finisterra hotel. los cabos

As we mentioned, Los Cabos gets packed in the winter. This is why it is absolutely fundamental to book everything ahead of time. 

This is the ideal period to start looking for the perfect accommodation, as most hotels and all-inclusive resorts still have plenty of rooms available for tourists. 

Whether you want to get the most luxurious room in Cabo San Lucas or you prefer to opt for a cheap room and save some bucks, this is the perfect time to start looking to make sure to reserve your dream place. 

Boat cruising at Cabo san Lucas with pinnacle rock in back ground

Of course, don’t forget to book your flight too. Even though more and more airlines keep adding Los Cabos to their routes, this municipality is so popular that prices can skyrocket in a few days. 

Long story short, the earlier you book, the better! 

Choose the right activities

Los Cabos offers plenty of winter activities for all tastes. One of the most popular is surely whale watching. 

These gentle giants travel all the way from the Arctic to Baja California Sur to spend their winter months here to mate and then head up north again. 

Gray whale tail in Cabo San Lucas

Several operators organize whale-watching tours in Los Cabos, so you will have plenty of choices! 

Another popular activity is hiking. Temperatures in Los Cabos in the winter tend to be quite mild compared to the summer, meaning that visitors will be able to enjoy a long walk in nature without worrying about sweat and dehydration. 

Some of the best natural reserves in Los Cabos include Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park and the Sierra de La Laguna Biosphere Reserve

Get ready for Christmas and New Year’s Eve

people celebrating christmas in mexico

If you are one of the tourists who decided to spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Los Cabos, get ready for massive celebrations!

Christmas is one of the most important festivities in the ultra-Catholic country of Mexico, and locals start celebrating this important date in early December. 

From the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe to Las Posadas, and the Day of the Three Kings, festivities are endless here.

Celebrations in Mexico include candlelight processions, Spanish Christmas carols, complex nativity scenes, and, of course, massive firework displays for New Year’s Eve. 

Save a few bucks to fight high season prices


By now, you probably get it. Los Cabos in the winter is packed with tourists. A great way to save money is to book everything in advance, but this is not the only way to avoid spending a small fortune on your trip. 

For instance, you can opt for a small hotel or even an Airbnb instead of booking an all-inclusive resort. 

Choosing an Airbnb will also give you the possibility to cook your own meals instead of having to eat in expensive restaurants every day. 

Booking your trip during weekdays will also help you avoid flying on the weekend when prices skyrocket! 

Pack smartly 

Woman Packing a Suitcase with clothes, a camera, a sun hat, and sunglasses with a passport sitting on top of the clothes.

Lastly, make sure to pack smartly. Los Cabos often enjoys great weather all year long, but there are exceptions. 

A random day of rain can always spoil the fun, so you always want to be prepared. 

On top of this, evenings may get quite chilly in the winter, especially considering the cold breeze coming from the Pacific Ocean. So, don’t forget to pack a light jacket for your nights out! 

Plan Your Next Cabo Vacation:

Traveler Alert: Don’t Forget Travel Insurance For Your Next Trip!

Choose From Thousands of Cabo Hotels, Resorts and Hostels with Free Cancellation On Most Properties

Join The Community ↓

 The Cabo Sun Community FB group has all the latest travel news, conversations and current events happening in Los Cabos

Faceook Group The Cabo Sun

Subscribe to our Latest Posts

Enter your email address to subscribe to The Cancun Sun’s latest breaking news affecting travelers, straight to your inbox.