Los Cabos, Mexico

The barrier between the Pacific and what many call ‘nature’s aquarium,’ Los Cabos is a sport fishing capital, with waters packed with big fish, along with endangered sea mammals, including humpback, gray and killer whales. Naturally, the local cuisine showcases the bounty of fresh fish. But the drinking is also ultra-local. The deserts around Los Cabos are home to agave plants that feature in Mexico’s best tequila. Riptides where the waters converge can make it unsafe to swim or get close to the waves, but excellent surf and dive spots are only a short drive north.

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When to go

The weather rarely dips below 27 degrees Celsius, so there aren’t too many bad times to visit. Most people head to Cabo from December through April to escape the cold and look for whales, so May and June can be quiet, peaceful months to hit the beach.

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Getting there

  • Planes

    Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) is 16 miles north of San José del Cabo and 29 miles from Cabo San Lucas; many major international airlines offer direct routes from most major US cities. There are plenty of taxis, along with a shuttle into both towns.
  • Automobiles

    You’ll want to hire a car to properly explore Los Cabos, though do be aware that roads can be hard to navigate and drivers quite aggressive. Taxis are also readily available, if a bit pricey.