Holidays in Baja Califoria Sur & Los Cabos 2024/25
- Natural beauty
- Coastal wildlife
- Desert to sea
- Los Cabos exquisite luxury
Baja California Sur and Los Cabos form a rugged and sun-kissed peninsula off the western edge of Mexico, drawing travellers in with its desert terrain, vibrant towns, azure waters, and sophisticated leisure activities. There is an abundance of opportunity to witness Baja California Sur’s unique variety of coastal wildlife – tropical fish, whale sharks, sea turtles, sea lion colonies, and whale watching are all on offer for animal enthusiasts. For history buffs, explore caves displaying cave paintings dating back to the pre-Columbian era and quaint historic towns, or adrenaline junkies can have a whirl at sea kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, or car racing! At the southern tip of the peninsula, Los Cabos delivers luxury resorts, beautiful beaches, and outstanding golf courses. Rugged desert meets the crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortez presenting a stunning backdrop for relaxation and to indulge in amazing food after exploring this unparalleled region.
Read on to learn more about holidays in Baja California Sur and Los Cabos and begin planning your dream trip today!
Baja California Sur & Los Cabos Highlights
Poised on the southern point of the Baja California Sur Peninsula, Los Cabos has a little something for everyone between its two main towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. The former is famous for its exciting nightlife, happening atmosphere, and iconic Arch of Cabo San Lucas whereas San José del Cabo offers a more peaceful ambiance with gorgeous beaches, art galleries, and colonial buildings. There is no end of activities in Los Cabos – choose from whale watching, kayaking, sport fishing, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, dining out on delectable street food or refined plates, championship golf courses, or simply relaxing on any of the pristine beaches. Soak up Los Cabos’ incredible views where the waves of the Pacific Ocean join the calmer waters of the Sea of Cortez.
Found on the eastern coastline of the peninsula, the capital is a beautiful and authentic hidden gem full of charm, character, and some of the best seafood! Historic streets and a seafront promenade are filled with energetic cafes and eclectic street art. It’s highly recommended to stop off at this laid-back coastal town blessed with crystal clear waters and soak up its ambiance. Explore Espíritu Santo Island just off La Paz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of natural life.
Spoilt with a stunning backdrop of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains, Todos Santos emits a great bohemian vibe. A characterful Pubelo Mágico town filled with artists and so much creative energy gives Todos Santos a unique blend of laid-back living with rich culture. Take a seat in a quaint café and watch surfers glide across the waves with a candy floss sunset silhouetting the horizon.
Laguna Ojo de Liebre and Laguna San Ignacio are some of the incredible sanctuaries where the yearly migration of grey whales turns these waters into a humbling spectacle – visitors can experience an intimate viewing of these gentle giants within a protected setting as the natural lagoons act as predator barriers. The best time of year to witness this amazing sight is between January and April (specifically mid-January to mid-April for calving).
For a spot of history, head to the coastal gem Loreto overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Known for its characterful town and rugged rock formations rising out of the sea, Loreto is a great choice for authenticity with picturesque crystal clear waters. It’s also a gateway to whale watching in Magdalena Bay, or diving adventures in the Sea of Cortez.
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Where to stay in Baja California & Los Cabos
Speak to one of our Mexico Specialists to find the perfect hotel for you.
The best time to visit Baja Califonia Sur & Los Cabos
The dry season for Baja California Sur and Los Cabos runs from December to April, while the rainy season is from July to October. Hence its name, the dry season is your best bet for uninterrupted sunshine, where the temperatures average around 28°C. Showers do still occur but they are infrequent. January to April is the perfect time to visit for whale watching. Join an excursion into one of the lagoons where you can simply stay in one spot and watch them swim right up to you.
Towards the end of the dry season, around May, the humidity and temperature start to rise. Between July and October, the humidity can be fierce while temperatures can top 35°C. May to November is the official hurricane season and while the west coast dodges many of the hurricanes headed for landfall (as they turn north), storms are not uncommon. The silver lining is the summer months are perfect for surfing or turtle hatchling releases.
Baja California Sur & Los Cabos Travel Essentials
Mexico has put a smoking ban in place from January 2023. The ban prohibits smoking in both open and closed public spaces. Most hotels, however, have a designated smoking area. Please speak to your Travel Consultant regarding the smoking policy at your hotel and any questions you might have.
Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio, and Tetanus-Diphtheria vaccinations are currently recommended. Mexico is regarded to have a risk of contracting the Zika virus. However, please consult your GP at least four to six weeks prior to travel for current advice.
The time difference is GMT -7 hours in Los Cabos and GMT -8 hours in Baja California Sur.
The best route to Baja California Sur or Los Cabos is via Mexico City, making it a great combination as you will need to overnight here anyway. The flight time to Mexico City is approximately 12 hours. From here to La Paz or Los Cabos International in San José del Cabo, it is a further 2.5 hour flight.
The currency is the Mexican peso.
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to Mexico.
Baja California Sur & Los Cabos Travel Specialists
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