Seasonal Info. for Cabo

A Tropical-Desert Fantasy

Due to its location, at the southernmost point of the Baja California Peninsula (which is on the Tropic of Cancer), Cabo is warm year-round. It is in a “tropical desert climate” which is not too different than the Mediterranean climate of Southern California with some minor differences (e.g. when it rains, humidity).

July through October (Summer-Autumn)

This is considered Cabo’s low season, it’s the warmest time of the year and most of the rain occurs during this time, primarily August through October, though it doesn’t amount to much more than scattered showers at an average of 2 inches per month. This is also when you’ll find the best hotel deals. The average high is 92° and average low is 74°. While chances of hurricanes are slim, July through September are considered hurricane season.

December Through March (Winter)

December through March are the coolest months where the high averages at 79°, and the low average is 56°. Average rainfall during these months is minuscule at 0.3 inches. This is considered Cabo’s high season and hotel rates are at their peak, with December being the busiest month.

April Through June (Spring), And November

Along with the month of November, these are the mildest months in Cabo producing an average high of 86° degrees and average low of 58°. It almost never rains during these months. Some call this “shoulder season,” but it’s the best time to travel to Cabo if you’re interested in great weather, fair hotel rates, and avoiding the crowds of high season.

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Surfing Season

April through October,
December through February

Old Man’s (Acapulquito), Zippers, and The Rock get good surf between April and October, these are all beaches adjacent to San Jose del Cabo on the Sea of Cortez side. From December through February, you’ll want to surf on the Pacific Coast at the beaches of Todos Santos, namely La Pastora, Cerritos & El Pedrito.

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Whale Watching Season

November through April

Every year several species of whales migrate to Cabo to give birth and to breed, the most illustrious among them are the humpbacks, which are best viewed between January and March. You’ll likely also catch a glimpse of the California Gray Whale as they make their way to their breeding grounds further up the Pacific Coast.

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Spring Break

March through Mid-April

Cabo is taken over by American and Canadian college students each year for Spring Break, the majority of schools go on break in March with fewer schools on break during the first two weeks of April. The entire area caters to the party atmosphere of Spring Break so if you’re in the mood to let loose, this is great. If you’re looking for a more mellow vibe, work around these dates.