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Best Things to Do in Cabo During Winter

10/21/2021 | by David Girard | Cabo Activities Local Area

In Los Cabos, temperatures reach the high 70s and 80s even on winter days, making it a great warm-weather destination for anyone looking to escape the winter chill. White sand beaches and sunny skies await on a typical Cabo winter day. Whether you’re looking to escape the thick of snowfall or the gray skies of winter, you’ll find sand, sun, and fun in Cabo. And though Cabo is a warm-weather beach destination year-round, there are a few things that make a winter visit extra special. Enjoy all the best Cabo has to offer as well as additional winter activities when you add these top winter things to do in Cabo to the itinerary!

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Whale Watching

The best time to see humpback whales near Cabo is during their months of migration, which begins near the beginning of December and extends until April, with peak sightings occurring in January and February. This means that a winter vacation in Cabo coincides perfectly with seeing these majestic creatures up close and personal. The best way to observe the grace and beauty of Cabo’s humpback whales is by booking a whale watching excursion with one of Cabo’s boat charter companies, such as Cabo Adventures. As whales migrate through the bay, watch from aboard a luxurious catamaran that is designed for a smooth, flawless experience on the water. Extras such as onboard dining, snorkeling, and sightseeing are often included in whale watching tours, depending on the tour that is selected. Catch some of the area’s most majestic wildlife in action on a Cabo whale watching tour this winter!

Deep Sea Fishing

Cabo is known for its waters teeming with fish, ideal for deep sea fishing. The dry months of December and January are ideal for fishing, bringing clear, sunny skies for your day on the water. Nearshore in the winter, you can expect to land catches such as rooster fish, pompano, mackerel, and trigger fish. Striped marlin, yellow fin tuna, and dorado are the primary catches in deeper waters that you’ll find during winter months. Whether you’re an experienced angler or you simply enjoy the relaxation that a day of fishing brings, you’re sure to enjoy a day of winter fishing in Cabo. Check with top charter companies such as Lands End Charters, who will get you out on the water aboard a quality boat with all the gear you’ll need to land a big catch! And if you want to enjoy your fresh catch for a meal upon returning to dry land but don’t want the hassle of cleaning and cooking the fish, a handful of restaurants near the Marina will prepare the fish to your liking and serve it up with delicious side dishes.

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Cabo is so much more than beautiful white sand beaches, and the less intense temperatures of winter make this season a great time to get out and enjoy the rugged terrain offered in the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. Head just outside of Cabo to hike to beautiful waterfalls and summit challenging peaks that provide sweeping views of the desert and mountain landscapes. Within Cabo, try the day hike to the peak of Mt. Solmar, where you’ll enjoy panoramic views over the bay. Horseback riding and ATV tours are alternative ways to explore the diverse terrain that Cabo has to offer without the physical requirements that hiking entails.

Outdoor Dining

The pleasant temperatures of winter make this a great season to enjoy outdoor dining in Cabo. From a luxurious multi-course meal on a veranda overlooking the ocean to sipping a tropical cocktail with your toes in the sand, Cabo’s outdoor dining scene is diverse. Grab a light jacket for the pleasantly cool winter evenings and watch the sunset along the coast as you dine at one of Cabo’s many oceanfront dining destinations. Sunset Monalisa is a favorite for celebrating a special occasion and offers a vast outdoor dining area overlooking famed Cabo sights such as The Arch and the bay.

Celebrate the Holidays

During the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Cabo is festively decorated and excitement is in the air. While spending the holiday in Cabo means you won’t be treated to a white Christmas, the white sand beaches of this stunning destination more than make up for it, and cheerfully strung Christmas lights keep the magic in the air. Holiday events and fireworks add additional festivities to the calendar to make your holiday special, even when away from home!

Lounge Poolside

Make the most of your winter in Cabo by securing a Cabo vacation rental that offers a host of amenities, even on days when you opt to stay in. Our Cabo winter vacation homes boast a private swimming pool, hot tub, ocean views, and a complete luxury experience. Lounge poolside as you soak in ocean views from your home away from home in Cabo this winter!

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