When it comes to planning a vacation, Cabo San Lucas is a perennial favorite. With its ideal weather from December to May, and its stunning beaches, it's no wonder why so many people flock to this Mexican paradise. But if you're looking for a calmer setting, you may want to avoid Cabo during spring break in March and April. For those who prefer fewer crowds, the best time to visit Cabo is in August and September.
When it comes to safety, it's important to be aware of your surroundings. While Mexico City has the worst reputation for criminal activity, there is still crime in Cabo (and in every tourist city in Mexico). Women traveling alone should take extra precautions, such as avoiding walking at night and staying in populated, well-lit areas. Fortunately, crimes against women in Cabo San Lucas have the lowest rates.
If you find yourself in an unsafe situation, you can always contact the U. S. Consulate in Los Cabos for help. I've been going to Cabo San Lucas for 51 years and have never had any problems.
However, there are groups of child drug traffickers in cartels (18-20 years old?) standing outside each bar aggressively trying to sell drugs. You should also be aware that the owner of the Red Bull Sports Bar (also known as the El Toro billiard club) has been known to steal new iPhones. For those who love water activities, keep in mind that while the outdoor weather in Los Cabos in March is warmer than in winter (with rising temperatures), the water temperature drops to its lowest level of the year, at 70 F (21 C). However, no matter when you go on a beach vacation, you can be sure there are plenty of things to do in Cabo San Lucas.
There are many excellent beaches in Cabo San Lucas, but the most famous ones can be accessed by water taxi from the marina. Unfortunately, there have been incidents where bystanders have been injured or killed due to violence, so it's important to remain vigilant with your safety. You can also rent a car at San Jose del Cabo Airport, but keep in mind that there are tolls on the road, so you'll have to withdraw cash at the airport before hitting the road. The weather in Cabo San Lucas in November starts to cool, but still brings average highs of 83 F (28 C), and humidity drops to more comfortable levels.
This means that the water temperature in Cabo San Lucas will be perfect for diving, but after so much rain, visibility can be poor. One of the main reasons Americans travel to Cabo San Lucas is to enjoy the warm weather and relaxing beach. If you're looking for a cheaper option for transportation around town, consider taking a shared shuttle service - especially if you're traveling solo. Snorkeling and scuba diving are two of the main activities you can do in Cabo San Lucas in October - and with perfect water temperatures and plenty of things to do on land as well, late October (and November) is definitely one of the best times to visit this Mexican paradise.