Keys to Enjoying Cabo Family Vacation

Keys to Enjoying Cabo Family Vacation
cabo family vacation

When organizing your Cabo family vacation, it is important to keep in mind the fundamental questions concerning geographic location, the climate, where you will be staying, and all the activities you would like to do while visiting this beautiful place in Baja California Sur.

Los Cabos is considered to be one of the most important and attractive touristic destinations in Mexico.

Here, our visitors can find a great mix of diverse landscapes: desert, paradise beaches, and mountainous areas.

Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo also are known as “the end of the earth”, being surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez (California Gulf).

Accompanying these breath-taking coasts, there is a mountain range called Sierra de la Giganta, which is originally a volcano and it presently 600 meters high.

Here are a few tips to consider for to your Cabo family vacation:

1) Define which time of year is ideal to visit.

This will impact several important factors such as what the weather will be like, as well as how busy the touristic season will be (low, medium, or high).

  • From June to August the seas are warm and the air temperatures are anywhere between 23ºC and 34ºC.
    This season is great to take advantage diving in to a water park or getting fresh air outdoors doing an adrenaline-packed activity.
  • From November to February in Los Cabos, the temperature is from about 16ºC to 27ºC.
    Many whale species (the grey, blue, and humpback) arrive here to the calming Sea of Cortez waters where they mate, give birth, and take care of their babies during these winter months.

Monthly Temperature and Touristic Chart

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Touristic SeasonHighMed.Med.Med.Med.HighHighHighLowLowMed.High
ºC26º

16º
26º

16º
27º

17º
28º

18º
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20º
32º

23º
33º

25º
34º

26º
32º

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32º

22º
29º

18º
27º

16º
ºF79º

61º
79º

61º
81º

63
82º

64º
86º

68º
90º

73º
91º

77º
93º

79º
90º

75º
90º

72º
84º

64º
81º

61º

2) Choose where you will stay.

Before deciding what type of lodging is preferred (private, shared, or all-inclusive) during your Cabo family vacation, first we must ask ourselves these questions:

– “Would I like to have an ocean’s view or do I prefer an urban location?”
– “Which beaches are the most apt for swimming?”

Both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo have different places to visit and explore.

a) The best paradise beaches that are swimmable and refreshing are located in Cabo San Lucas:

  • Playa del Amor
  • Playa Medano
  • Playa Santa María

b) San Jose del Cabo offers the best artistic and gastronomic activities of the region:

  • Organic Market:  They open the first Friday of November and close the last Friday of April. The hours of operation are from 9 am to 1 pm. What Patty has tried to create is the ambiance of a authentic Mexican Mercado. A space where local organic products, prepared food, artesian pieces, and more are sold.
  • Historical Downtown: art, color, and culture are everywhere you look here making this to be an important stop for visitors. Art galleries, jewelers, bars, restaurants, and artesian stands are a few of the businesses that fill the town’s beautiful colonial streets.
  • Art Walk: Thursday evening from 5-9pm between the months of November and June artwork is shown in the historical downtown streets in San Jose del Cabo where paintings, photographs, sculptures, and other artistic expressions are displayed.

Now knowing the needs and interests of the whole family, we next ask ourselves  “where should we stay?”

Hotels in Los Cabos are considered high quality and rated among the best in Mexico where you are able to choose from great and prestigious national and international hotel chains.

You can count on private beaches with the best ocean view, spas, fine-dining restaurants, gyms, gulf courses, exotic gardens, night clubs, shows and more.

There are also options to rent apartments through Airbnb where visitors have access to a kitchen and even some of these places include breakfast.

These rented houses or apartments may be shared living spaces with a Los Cabos local or a private space just for you to be with your family.

Examples (nightly rates in USD):

For 4 people: 2 adults and 2 children by tourist Season

Airbnb

  • High: $60 to $100
  • Medium: $45 to $73
  • Low: $31 to $69

Resorts:

  • Ranges between $200 and $1,200.
  • The range depends on the season, location, and what type of resort it is.

3) Go on safe and fun activities.

As a family is very important to make sure that children have space to have a great time too.

Planning activities and experiences with anticipation and knowing what exactly each activity includes will help guarantee that your children are safe and with the necessary protection while having fun.

It is best to make reservations in advanced, especially if you are visiting during high tourist season so you won’t miss out on that experience of a lifetime.

Going to an adventure park, is a great idea for your Cabo family vacation.

Wild Canyon

This is a unique adventure park in Los Cabos which is strategically located between CSL and SJC. And the best of all, transportation is available for all guests.

Activities have been designed using eco-conservation policies so that the park eco-system is not compromised in any way. Here, guests are able to enjoy this geographic location with its complete flora and fauna.

Wild Canyon opened its doors being the second park to be part of the Eko Park family which creates activities based on the belief that living an unforgettable adventure is experiencing extreme activities in nature.

Park activities: paying the $15 USD includes access to:

  • Wagoona
  • Animal Kingdom
  • The Canyon Bridge
  • Lockers
  • Restaurant

Wagoona

At this amazing site, you can get refreshed and have fun to the max on the water slides. Count on security posts, non-slip flooring, and a 40cm deep pool. This is the greatest way to spend some time with your whole family.

Cabo Family Vacation
Wagoona: Our Splash Land

Kingdom Experience

If you like animals and would like to spend a day interacting with exotic species from all around the world, Wild Canyon’s Animal Sanctuary is the perfect tour for you!

An animal care committee that is made up of guides, trainers, and biologists are always looking out for the best interest of our animal friends.

While interacting with these species, guests are being taught about how to care and respect these animals and the eco-systems in which they live.

Cabo Family Vacation

The Canyon Bridge

Here you can cross the longest pedestrian and ATV/UTV wooden bridge in the world! This isn’t just a landmark for Los Cabos and Baja California, but without a doubt can also be called an engineer wonder.

Crossing over this bridge is a totally new experience!

Cabo family vacation ideas for activities outside of the park:

Pursuit of Cortez

This sailboat trip in Cabo is one of a kind. It is a unique boating tour that leaves from San Jose del Cabo marina. Here you have the opportunity to experience navigating through our waters.

This activity includes a premium open bar with sodas available and a delicious meal waiting for you.

Cabo Family Vacation

Ocean to Mountain – Cabo Sup Combo

This is a spectacular combo that unites two marvelous activities: Wild Canyon Adventures joining with the experience of getting to know various beaches in Cabo. Children must be older than 8 years old and it is an activity that lasts all day.

Ocean To Mountain
Ocean To Mountain

Ready for an adventure of a lifetime with your family in Los Cabos?

Extra Tip: 17 Top Cabo Packing List Items + What to Wear & NOT to Bring (2019)

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