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Spring in Los Cabos

Spring in Los Cabos

Spring has sprung! 

Long-time residents as well as frequent visitors to Los Cabos all have their favorite times of year. There’s autumn, when the air is fresh and the desert is lush and green after summer rains. There’s winter, for the festive year-end holidays and the annual arrival of the whales. 

And then there’s spring. The days in Cabo are now longer and a little warmer but still very comfortable. Perfect for a round of golf, a hike in the desert, horseback riding on the beach, or simply lounging by the pool. While the heat of summer is still months away, the spring weather forecast is remarkably consistent: mild temperatures, abundant sun, and cool sea breezes, with no rain clouds on the horizon. For any outdoor activity imaginable, the weather is simply perfect. 

In addition to the ideal climate, here are a four reasons why spring, in the minds of many, is the best time to visit Los Cabos.

Water Sports

Because there’s typically little if any rain in the spring, there’s no runoff to cloud the water. When the water is crystal clear at Cabo’s swimmable beaches, such as Palmilla, Chileno Bay, and Santa Maria, the coral reefs directly offshore positively sparkle in the light. Snorkelers can easily spot schools of colorful tropical fish along with the occasional sea turtle. Scuba divers can expect perfect conditions at Land’s End as well as at Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park on the East Cape. Youngsters who love animals will be thrilled by dolphin encounters and camel safaris. 

Blue Flag Beaches 

Los Cabos is home to 19 Blue Flag beaches. In order to qualify for the Blue Flag, one of the world’s most recognized eco-certifications, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety and accessibility criteria must be met and maintained. Blue Flag beaches are clean and accessible, have excellent water quality, meet high safety standards and work to protect local shorelines and ecosystems. Pueblo Bonito’s two downtown resort hotels, Los Cabos and Rose, sit directly on Medano Beach, a Blue Flag-certified stretch of soft sand lapped by the calm waters of San Lucas Bay. Family-friendly and great for people-watching, Medano Beach is also favored by swimmers, kayakers, and paddle boarders. The water, quite chilly during the winter months, is warmer now but still very refreshing.  


Spring nights in Cabo are cool but not nearly as cool as they are during the winter months. The Beach Club, and the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica and Sunset Beach resorts are perfect for observing night skies, especially during new moon periods when the sky is dark. The glorious expanse of beach in front of both hotels is the perfect place to gaze upward and marvel at the brilliance of the stars and planets. The three largest and most prominent spring constellations in the northern hemisphere are Ursa Major (the Great Bear), Hydra, and Virgo. Bring a sky map for reference. And binoculars.  

Festivals & Events

Check the Los Cabos Tourism Board (www.visitloscabos.travel) for the latest calendar of events, from Cinco de Mayo to the GastroVino Food and Wine Festival in Todos Santos. And don’t overlook Art Walk, one of the most enjoyable and entertaining outdoor events in Los Cabos. Each Thursday through June, the streets of historic San Jose del Cabo’s Art District come alive with color, culture, and people. Tucked behind the town’s landmark church off Plaza Mijares (the main square) is a diverse array of art galleries, artisan shops and outdoor cafes and restaurants set along colonial-era cobblestone lanes. Art Walk gets underway at 5:00 p.m. Plan to arrive early and stay for dinner. A wonderful way to spend a pleasant spring evening. 

The sun is higher in the sky. It sets a little later every day. There are still a few pods of whales in the area, but most have embarked upon their long migration back to arctic waters. 

Photo Credit: Cabo Adventures