Los Cabos is an ideal warm-weather destination to slip away to for the winter. You will be welcomed with sunny blue skies, warm temperatures, and white sand beaches on a typical winter day in Cabo. In addition to the many outdoor activities that are available year-round in this favorite oceanside destination, you’ll also find a myriad of special winter events dotting the calendar, adding even more options for activities during your stay. Whether you want to plan your Cabo dates around a favorite event or simply check out what will be happening on the calendar during your stay, be sure to browse these top Cabo San Lucas events in winter for more ways to enjoy your vacation!
Whale Watching in Cabo
Winter months in Cabo happen to coincide with whale watching season, which makes your winter vacation a great opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Cabo’s most impressive wildlife. Humpback whales migrate to Cabo’s warm waters from December to April to mate and birth their young, making it easy to spot these gentle giants from a boat. Especially when whale watching during the peak seasons of January and February, whale sightings are nearly guaranteed. Relax aboard a luxury catamaran and take in the scenic sea views as you catch sight of humpbacks breaching and spouting. Cabo Adventures is a top whale watching outfitter that offers experienced and professional service. Many outfitters also offer activities such as snorkeling, sightseeing, and onboard dining in addition to whale and dolphin watching.
The Christmas season in Cabo kicks off on December 12 with The Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe and ends on January 6 with The Day of the Three Wise Men. With nearly a month of festivities surrounding Christmas, you’re sure to find many ways to celebrate the season when spending it in Cabo. Attend a traditional service at San Jose del Cabo’s historic church, Parroquia de San José Del Cabo, where the candle lit interior and stunning architecture create a magnificent backdrop for the holiday. Las Posadas, commemorating the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem, is celebrated and reenacted for nine evenings of candlelit processions throughout town. And Cabo San Lucas puts on a spectacular Nautical Christmas Parade, complete with luxury yachts, sailboats, and other watercraft draped with twinkling Christmas lights and decorations as they travel through the bay. With the many festivities in the air, you’ll quickly adjust to the joys of a warm-weather Christmas!
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
End the year with a bang and begin the next year anew with your toes in the sand on Medano Beach as a spectacular fireworks display erupts overhead. Medano Beach is known for its oceanside bars and restaurants where you can drink and dine with your toes in the sand, making it a fun-filled place to spend the last evening of the year. Sip festive local seasonal drinks such as Christmas punch, Noche Buena beer and rompope, as you reflect on the highlights of your year and set goals for the days to come. Ever brimming with activity, Medano Beach is sure to deliver an unforgettable New Year’s Eve.
Los Cabos Half Marathon
Whether you’re a seasoned runner or are working to stay motivated for that New Year’s resolution fitness goal, the Los Cabos Half Marathon is a good event on which to set your sights. The miles will fly by as you’re distracted by the beautiful scenery Cabo is so well known for. The race begins and ends in the charming streets of San Jose del Cabo, enjoying a flat course and ocean views for much of the way. For those who don’t want to take on the entire 13.1 miles, shorter distances of 5K and 10K are also available, putting it within reach of even causal runners. Usually held in February, you’ll enjoy cooler temperatures along the route and keep those fitness goals going strong!
Outdoor Winter Activities
The great thing about Cabo in winter is that though the temperatures are slightly cooler than in summer, daily temperatures still reach the high 70s and 80s, offering ideal conditions for enjoying the great outdoors. From Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas all the way up the 20-mile stretch known as the Corridor to San Jose del Cabo, stunning white sand beaches invite you to enjoy a combination of relaxation and activity. It’s just as easy to snorkel, stand up paddle board, surf, or kayak your way through Cabo’s warm waters as it is to find a palapa covered beach chair and sip a cocktail as you take in the sights. No matter your vacation speed, you can find the perfect place and activity to accommodate in Cabo!
Spend This Winter in Cabo
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