Traveling to Cabo San Lucas can be a great experience, but it's important to know if it's safe. The United States travel advisory for Cabo San Lucas states that the tourist area of Los Cabos is safe and open for travel. Generally, Cabo is safe at night, but it's best to take a taxi back to your hotel instead of walking. The risk of being assaulted or attacked is low, but it's still wise to be aware of your environment and not walk alone at night in unfamiliar areas.
From late November to mid-May, conditions are ideal for visiting Cabo San Lucas, with sunny days and temperatures around 80. It's also not recommended to take public transport in Cabo San Lucas, as buses have been hijacked and thefts are common. Uber is legal in Cabo, but it's illegal for drivers to pick you up at the airport. Most homicides in Mexico and Cabo San Lucas are isolated incidents attacked by criminal organizations and territorial battles between criminal groups.
Statistically speaking, travelers are safe in Cabo San Lucas and most of Mexico, despite media sensationalism. You will be perfectly safe if you stay in areas that have a lot of tourists during your visit to Cabo San Lucas. Travel services including Uber and Lyft are reliable options for traveling in Cabo San Lucas, as well as taxis from the airport. There are different types of snorkel tours in Cabo San Lucas that you can explore.
To ensure a safe trip to Cabo San Lucas, keep abreast of all Mexico's travel advisories, exercise common sense, and pay attention to safety news in the city you're visiting. If you have any questions or concerns about safety in Cabo San Lucas or other places in Baja California Sur (or anywhere else in Mexico), feel free to email me or read some of the other safety posts about Mexican cities on this blog.