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Which Side Of Los Cabos Is Best For Your Fall Getaway? 5 Things Travelers Should Know 

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Fall is a great time to visit Los Cabos because you still get to enjoy warm water temperatures, the weather is perfect, there are fewer crowds, and there’s more hotel availability.   

It’s also an active time for local events that can make your Los Cabos vacation even more exciting.   

But Los Cabos consists of two different cities, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, so which side of Los Cabos is best for your fall getaway?   

There are 5 things you should know that might help you make that decision.   

Aerial View of San Jose del Cabo Marina

The Difference Between Cabo San Lucas And San Jose Del Cabo 

Although only a mere 20 miles apart, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are two very different destinations in many respects.   

Cabo San Lucas is the party destination, with the most active beach and marina, while San Jose del Cabo is the more charming and laidback of the two, with an authentic old town and an artistic community.   

Either one is a great place to visit; it just depends on what type of vacation you’re looking for, but five factors relating to fall events and activities might help you decide between the two.  

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San Jose del Cabo Has Local Fall Events Like Tasty Tuesdays and Art Walk 

San Jose del Cabo comes alive during the fall season, and surely, the milder weather is partially responsible for that.   

During the fall months, you can attend two great events that will connect you to the authentic culture of the region.   

One is Tasty Tuesdays, an event during which local chefs offer special menus, and the other is the Thursday Art Walk, an event that begins in November and allows local artists to put their work on display.   

If culture is what you’re seeking in Los Cabos, then San Jose del Cabo may be the destination for you. 

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Cabo San Lucas Fishing Tournaments 

Fall is the time when various fishing tournaments take place in Cabo San Lucas, as it is the best time for fishing in the region.   

The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament, Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament, and Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament all take place in mid to late October, and the Cabo Tuna Jackpot Tournament is held at the beginning of November.   

So if fishing is your thing and you’ll be visiting during these months, then Cabo San Lucas is where you want to be. 

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Cabo San Lucas’s Best Beaches Like Medano Less Crowded 

If you’re visiting Los Cabos for the beaches, then Medano Beach, or El Medano, is undoubtedly on your list.   

And while you can visit any time of the year, this busy beach, which is known for being the most popular in all of Los Cabos, is less crowded during the slower fall season.   

If spending your days sunning on the beach with a drink in hand is your idea of a vacation, then Cabo San Lucas is definitely the better option.   

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Music Events Increase In Cabo San Lucas 

Since Cabo San Lucas is considered the party destination of the two Cabos, it should come as no surprise that this is where you’ll find more music events, and they increase in the fall.   

At Sunset Monalisa restaurant Jazz on the Rocks takes place each day at 6:30 in the evening, and this is one of the places with the best views of the famous Arch.   

And at Corazon Cabo Resort & Spa, you’ll find an even bigger party on a rooftop with electronic music, called Corazon Cabo’s Wknd Vibes. 

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More Authentic Experience In San Jose del Cabo 

If authenticity is what you’re looking for, then San Jose del Cabo is the better choice for your Los Cabos fall vacation for sure.   

You’ll find authentic Mexican restaurants, small local bars, and shops selling handmade textiles and other crafts.   

Paired with the cultural events that are offered through fall, the destination makes for a more authentic experience. 

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The Final Determination 

Deciding between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo comes down to one thing really, and that is preference.   

They are two different cities that both have a lot to offer.   

It just depends on what you’re expecting out of your fall Los Cabos vacation.

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