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Best time to visit Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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The best time to visit Cabo San Lucas is April

While Cabo San Lucas is a popular destination to visit all year round, April is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, the temperature in Cabo San Lucas can rise as high as 31℃ (87℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 19℃ (66℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 16℃ (62℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Cabo San Lucas in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. September sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in April instead.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Cabo San Lucas, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

Cabo San Lucas seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Cabo San Lucas as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Cabo San Lucas is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Cabo San Lucas

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Cabo San Lucas for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Cabo San Lucas climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Cabo San Lucas for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Cabo San Lucas in January

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cabo San Lucas in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Cabo San Lucas in February

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 1 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cabo San Lucas in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Cabo San Lucas in March

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cabo San Lucas in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Cabo San Lucas in April

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cabo San Lucas in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Cabo San Lucas in May

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cabo San Lucas in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Cabo San Lucas in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 3 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cabo San Lucas in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Cabo San Lucas in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cabo San Lucas in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Cabo San Lucas in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cabo San Lucas in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Cabo San Lucas in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cabo San Lucas in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Cabo San Lucas in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cabo San Lucas in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Cabo San Lucas in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cabo San Lucas in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Cabo San Lucas in December

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cabo San Lucas in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Cabo San Lucas is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Cabo San Lucas is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Cabo San Lucas is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Cabo San Lucas, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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