Located at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is well-known as the perfect destination for vacations since it offers a wide variety of activities and landscapes that no other location in Latin America can.
If you have ever been to Los Cabos, then you know what a special place it is, but even regular visitors would be surprised to find some interesting facts about Cabo San Lucas. Before visiting, here are some interesting facts about Los Cabos.
1 . Cabo’s weather is ideal for vacations
Cabo San Lucas Mexico is in a favorable location in Baja California Sur, which allows an average of 350 sunny days. Also, the temperature is around 90º F (32º C) but with low humidity, so you can be sure that your days here will be warm, sunny, and great for all activities and water sports in the sea.
In the rainy season or winter, the temperature only reaches around 70º F (21º C), which is still comfortable and pleasant.
2 . Sea of Cortez is known as the Aquarium of the World
There is a popular nickname for the Sea of Cortez, and it was given by Jacques Cousteau. The “Aquarium of the World” was a way to describe the transparency of its water and the variety of marine life that can be easily seen there.
This is why Los Cabos is a popular snorkeling hotspot. You can spot sea turtles, dolphins, many tropical fish, whales, and even sea lions.
A great way to discover all of the underwater wildlife is to book a private catamaran in Cabo
3 . Cabo San Lucas’s most popular beaches have different things to offer
Cabo is well known for its beautiful beaches, and each one can offer something different. The most popular beach is probably Medano Beach, which has sand and is great to swim and enjoy the sun. Santa Maria Bay is also a great beach to swim.
Another popular one is Lover’s Beach, where you will find a lot of activities, restaurants, beach vendors, and more.
If you like to practice surfing, then you can visit Playa Acapulquito, which is great for beginners. For advanced surfers, visit Monuments, El Tule, or Zippers.
4 . Los Cabos has beaches that aren’t safe for swimming
Some Los Cabos beaches can be dangerous to swim in it due to strong undertows. Some of these beaches are on the Pacific Ocean coast of the Sea of Cortez, like Sonora, Querencia, Las Animas, San Josecito, and La Ribera. You will recognize them easily because they are marked with safety flags.
Other popular beaches, like Medano Beach and Punta Chivato can have strong waves depending on the weather conditions, but they have lifeguards to monitor all activity.
5 . The Sea of Cortez is the youngest sea in the world
Los Cabos is home to the youngest sea on the planet, the Sea of Cortez, which was formed within the past three million years ago. 200 million years ago, the magma cooled down and began to form what is today Baja California, which then gave space to the Sea of Cortez to form.
6 . El Arco is where the land ends
One of the most famous rock formations in Cabo San Lucas is The Arch, which is where the lands end and where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean.
Not only can it be visited with a private catamaran and experience incredible sunsets, but on rare occasions when the tide shifts, a legendary beach appears down the arch and it is possible to walk around. The last view of the rare beach was in 2008.
7 . Los Cabos is a hotspot for sports enthusiasts
Due to the wonderful weather in Cabo San Lucas, it has become a hotspot for practicing many sports. Not only the city hosts several international events throughout the year, but it also is well-known for its golfing culture, surfing, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba-diving. This enthusiasm is also present on beaches, where you can find places to play volleyball or tennis.
8 . Cabo San Lucas is a bilingual city
If you worry about the language barrier, you need to know that Los Cabos is a bilingual city. Each year receives millions of tourists, so almost all places are familiar and fluent in English. From hotels to street vendors, communication won’t be a problem.
9 . Downtown Cabo San Lucas is known for its fun nightlife
Cabo San Lucas has been known as a fun city for many years, especially at night. There is always an activity available, like beach parties, restaurants, bars, swanky clubs, and so much more! Most places are open up to 2 a.m.
Another reason why Cabo is synonymous with partying is that the legal drinking age is 18 years.
10 . Cabo San Lucas has a sister city: San Jose del Cabo
Cabo San Lucas, or “Cape St Luke”, is the city that most people know due to its beaches, parties, popular beach restaurants, and activities.
However, in very close proximity we also have San Jose del Cabo, a sister city that is less known, calmer, and mainly populated by locals that enjoy and care for untouched nature reserves.
11 . In Cabo San Lucas you can use dollars
Most places will accept U.S. dollars and you can also pay with a credit card. All major credit cards are accepted. You can also pay with pesos, and if you need cash, there are ATMs where you can get pesos or dollars.
12 . Los Cabos is a go-to for Hollywood stars
Since Los Cabos International Airport opened up its gates, the town has been a hotspot for celebrities that wanted to escape the U.S. frenzy. Throughout the years, many stars have relocated here or at least have a property to enjoy their vacations.
Live the best vacations in Cabo San Lucas and explore the Sea of Cortez in a private catamaran with us
At La Isla Tour we offer snorkeling boat tours with all equipment included. We also do whale-watching tours to sightsee these incredible creatures and explore all the beauty that Cabo has to offer. With English-speaking tour guides, you will be able to discover the wonderful underwater life.
With us, you can personalize your experience to meet all your needs and expectations. Decide what to visit, add gourmet food prepared by a renowned chef, have an open bar for you and all your guests, plan the perfect party, and so much more.
With more than 18 years of experience, we know the best way to enjoy and explore Cabo San Lucas.