Any time is a good time for a Cabo vacation, but there are some really great reasons to choose one month over another for your trip to Los Cabos. The winter months are typically busy, packed with Americans and Canadians trying to escape the cold, the late summer months are hot and humid, and the fall is pricier than other months. Spring on the other hand is a great time to visit, and we’ll tell you why May is the best month of all to visit Los Cabos.
Driest Month Of The Year
One of the best things about vacationing in Los Cabos in May is that it is very likely that you won’t have rain ruining any of your vacation days. This is because May is typically the driest month of the year. Not having to deal with rain means you can enjoy all of the outdoor activities you want without much threat of a storm.
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Nearly Perfect Weather
In addition to there not being much chance of rain, you can also expect the weather to be ideal as well. The average high during the month of May is 86 degrees, and the water temperature begins to rise, making it a great time for water activities and swimming on Los Cabos’ swimmable beaches. The evenings are a bit cooler, so you may need a light jacket at night, but the days are nearly perfect.
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Spring Breakers Are Gone
During March and April, Los Cabos is filled with spring breakers looking to take a break from their studies and the cold weather in northern U.S. states. This year more than 30,000 young travelers are expected to visit Los Cabos during just these couple of months. There is definitely a different vibe when spring breakers are in town, so if you’re not into the wild parties, May is the perfect month to visit Los Cabos.
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Great Deals On Resorts
Hotel and resort rates tend to be lower in May than they are in April and certainly lower than in March, which is a popular month for spring breakers. A comparison of a highly rated property in Cabo San Lucas, Hotel Tesoro Los Cabos, on Booking.com shows just how much the rate changes. For a five-night all-inclusive stay from a Friday through Wednesday in the middle of the month, the rate is $3,188 in March, $1,116 in April, and only $1,031 in May.
Since spring break season is over by May, you’ll begin seeing smaller crowds in Los Cabos too. During the busy seasons, the beaches will be constantly packed, and restaurants will typically be filled with tourists. The fewer crowds in May means you’ll have your choice of dining options, shorter waits for attractions, and plenty of room on the beach to pick a spot to spend the day.
A Note On Airline Tickets
While airline tickets for May are currently not much less than the prices showing for March and April, the savings in accommodations helps make up for airline ticket cost. Also, airline ticket prices are constantly changing, so if you diligently check prices, there is a good chance you can get a better deal than just jumping on the first thing you see. Google Flights has a tool that will keep you informed of the changing prices so you can book when you see the price go down.
If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation with fewer crowds and maybe an opportunity to save a little money, then May just might be the month you want to take your Los Cabos dream vacation.
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