Looking to escape the winter blues and time for fun in the sun?! Cabo San Lucas is the ultimate destination for a Spring Break vacation, with its stunning beaches, warm weather, and non-stop entertainment. This itinerary has you covered for an unforgettable vacation.
Table of Contents
- Spring Break in March
- Cabo San Lucas Weather and Climate in March
- What makes Cabo a place worth visiting?
- Where to stay in Los Cabos (The Tourist Corridor)
- How to get around Cabo San Lucas
- Currency Conversion: Mexican Pesos (MXN) to US Dollars (USD)
- Creative Cooking Experience & farm-to-table food
- Reservation Tips
- Where to eat in San Jose Del Cabo
- Where to eat in Cabo San Lucas
- Places to Party in Cabo San Lucas
- Activities and Excursions
- Cabo Travel FAQs
- More Places to Explore
Spring Break in March
Cabo San Lucas offers something for everyone!! Whether it's breathtaking ocean views, luxurious beachfront resorts, or non-stop fiestas, it has it all. With its vibrant culture and diverse attractions, Cabo remains a top destination year after year, appealing to all travelers for a guaranteed good time.
Perfectly situated at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas is known for its rolling beaches, dry climate, and water sports. It's home to the famous natural landmark, El Arco De Cabo San Lucas, and has a rich cultural heritage.
Cabo San Lucas Weather and Climate in March
Cabo San Lucas is located in the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, situated between the Pacific Ocean on it's west coast and the Sea of Cortez (aka the Gulf of California) on it's east coast. It has a tropical dessert climate with little rain (the month of March is one of the driest months, too). Average temperatures in March are mid 60s for the lows and mid 80s for the highs. The higher temps are actually incredibly comfortable as it's dry heat and consistent breezes from the coastline. Plus, in March you miss hurricane season and most other tropical storms, which is June-November.
March is peak season and the most popular time for travel because of high school and college spring breakers, driving higher prices! Luckily, Cabo San Lucas is beautiful all year around. If your travel dates are flexible, early summer months like May/June or late fall months like October/November is a great time to visit, as there are less crowds and it's cheaper.
What makes Cabo a place worth visiting?
If you read this blog post and still are hesitant on visiting, I didn't do my job. The ocean-meets-dessert scenery is absolutely stunning. Los Cabos is a unique city within Mexico that has taken precautions to ensure traveler safety. Whether it's laying on the beach all day or renting ATV's in the dessert, there is literally something for everyone here! P.S. Did I already mention it basically has year-round sunshine?!
Where to stay in Los Cabos (The Tourist Corridor)
In between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, there are miles of hotels (also known as the Tourist Corridor). There are tens of gorgeous hotels along the coast. One of the best things about Los Cabos is the accessibility between the two. A good itinerary will direct you to both areas, not just one!
San José del Cabo Lodging
San José del Cabo has a lively atmosphere and rich cultural offerings. It's simply enchanting and a cultural epicenter for the surrounding area. It's home to artists selling their homemade goods, art galleries, upscale restaurants, and the much-adored Thursday Night Art Walk - an essential experience for Cabo visitors.
We flew into San Jose del Cabo (SJD) International Airport and stayed at the Westin San Jose del Cabo for one night. It is grand in scale, yet peaceful. Multiple pools, ocean views from everywhere: It has my highest recommendation! The beaches here are private to each resort, rocky, and often, no swimming allowed.
Other hotels to check out: Viceroy Los Cabos or Hilton Vacation Club Cabo.
Cabo San Lucas Lodging
For travelers seeking excitement and adventure, Cabo San Lucas is the ultimate destination! The bustling marina, lively nightlife, wide selection of dining options, and unique tour offerings. With just under 2 miles of beachfront, it's walkable, swimmable, and a plethora of people!
We stayed at Villa La Estancia and while it was nice, I would not go back. The pools were incredibly small for the number of people staying and it felt less like a hotel and more like a VRBO. It also didn't have any sand activities like The Westin had beach volleyball. However, I've heard incredible things about Pueblo Bonito and when we go back, we'll book here! Other influencers recommend: The Cape or Nobu.
How to get around Cabo San Lucas
Our family rented a car from the SJD airport and it was wonderful. If you're able to, I recommend this route as it's more cost effective and one of the best ways to have the ability to flex your travel and explore. We booked through Enterprise. Keep in mind: as you exit the airport, you'll encounter more than two breezeways of taxi drivers vying for your attention. They will likely pretend to be your rental car service. Just bypass them and head outside of the airport where you'll find the Rent-A-Car shuttles. It sounds like common sense, but we saw it firsthand, so I want to make you aware too!
The group we were traveling with arranged drivers for every offsite dinner. It worked well for them, but it's more costly (especially if you're traveling to excursions/dinners every night). Most hotels will happily organize transportation for you in advanced or when you arrive. In highly populated areas, Uber is also available.
Currency Conversion: Mexican Pesos (MXN) to US Dollars (USD)
It's worth noting the currency conversion and exchange rate! Check the exchange rate before traveling to Los Cabos and make sure it's the most economical. In my experience, I've found that my credit cards give a better rate when I charge in Pesos (MXN) when traveling. While we were in Cabo, at the time, 100 Pesos was roughly $5.00. A mental note like this facilitates a swift comprehension of the exchange rate!
Creative Cooking Experience & farm-to-table food
There are two excursions/dinners that have my HIGHEST recommendation: Flora Farms and Metate Cooking Class. Flora Farms is near San Jose del Cabo and an EXPERIENCE. Lush gardens overflowing with fresh produce and quaint shops, it feels like an oasis in the middle of the dessert. It's roughly a 40 minute drive from Cabo and you will take some dirt roads to arrive. Everything is made fresh from the garden and stunning. From lavender martinis to carrot margaritas and more, you can't miss Flora Farms! Arrive at least an hour early to explore the grounds. They also offer cooking classes on the property. Our favorite foods from Flora Farms: the pizzas, garden fresh vegetables, and key lime pie for dessert.
Metate is less than 10 minutes away from the city center and equally as gorgeous landscape. Book a private cooking class though Trip Advisor with Su (their chef) and be wined and dined. Our relaxing dinner lasted just over 4 hours and we did not want to leave the great place. When you arrive, you'll be greeted with a refreshing, house made cocktail and take a tour of the grounds. The class has 5-courses and you help prepare a little bit of each. The overall aesthetic of Metate is so gorgeous. Counting down the minutes until we can go back!
TIP: I recommend having reservations in place. A lot of restaurants are within other hotels or accommodations. Most places have security monitoring who is let into each resort based of the reservation list!
NOTE: When booking through OpenTable, it will often say there is a '1,000.00' charge to cancel this reservation. In our experience, that number was in Pesos, not USD.
Where to eat in San Jose Del Cabo
There are hundreds of restaurants to choose from in the area. Here are some that were recommended to us:
- Dalia - It's located at The Viceroy Hotel and so beautiful. There are 5 other restaurants on the property if you're interested.
- Arbol - it looks like paradise on Earth. It's all over TikTok so you know it's good!
- Acre - another highly recommended place.
- La Lupita Taco & Mezcal (two locations) - this one is known for their tacos and food. We didn't get the chance to go, but we wanted to.
After arriving in San Jose del Cabo and getting our rental car, we were starving. We found El Herradero highly recommend on Trip Advisor. Such a cute restaurant! Note: the parking is kind of tight and being our first restaurant, we didn't know what to expect. Looking back, it was a safer area than we thought.
The Viceroy Hotel kind of feels like it belongs in Dubai. If you're able to, arrive before sunset and absorb the breathtaking views. We made a reservation on OpenTable for their Mediterranean Restaurant, Dalia! The service was remarkable. They had live music and the food was excellent. We were all still full from lunch and still enjoyed!
Where to eat in Cabo San Lucas
If you've been to Cabo before, be sure to leave a comment below telling me your favorite restaurant. I'd love to include more here.
- Comal - recommended to us, but we did not go.
- Taboo or Rosa Negra - wild vibes, party scene, and an epic celebration.
- Funky Geisha - right on the beach, it's a two floor experience that looked delicious.
- The Office - for lunch, it's also right on the main beach and fun experience.
- The Waldorf / El Farallon - be sure to make a reservation here. You need one to enter the property. El Farallon at sunset is 12/10 incredible.
- Bagatella - this is a beach club/restaurant adjacent to the marina and looked fabulous!
- Toro by Richard Sandoval - highly recommended to us.
- La Lupita Taco & Mezcal (two locations)
- The Sand Bar - right on the water and great for lunch. We recommend the short-rib beef burger, Cadillac Margarita, and chips & guacamole!
- Metate - If you're unable to go for a cooking class, just go for dinner. A short ride from Los Cabos and the vibes are unmatched. SO GOOD!
Look at this incredible view?! We popped into The Sand Bar for lunch one day and it was wonderful. Ask to be seated upstairs so you have a better view of the ocean. Recommend: Cadillac Margarita, Short rib-Burger, and Guac as an appetizer.
I don't think Tabasco's is a 'must' eat, but they did have delicious pizza that we picked up two days and ate by poolside. If you're between The Sand Bar or Tabasco's, go to the Sand Bar.
Places to Party in Cabo San Lucas
If you're interested in exploring the night life in Cabo, it's mainly centered around the Plaza Bonita. You'll see many bachelor(ette) parties making their way around this area. Cabo Wabo in Cabo and El Squid Roe are two of the post popular. Note that most places on the beach close by 10pm (Mango Deck).
Activities and Excursions
Here are some of the things that our group did:
- Sunset Cruise with Cabo Blue - It takes off from the Marina and is the best way to see the Arch, Lover's beach, and beautiful sunsets. If you have a larger group, book in advanced so you're all on the same boat. There were roughly 40 people on ours.
- Water Taxi over to Lover's Beach and spend the day basking in the sun (and unsolicited beaches)
- Water Sports - there are so many options to explore Cabo by water. Water taxis, paddle boarding, jet skiing, rending a boat, you can do it all!
- Whale Watching - you might see whales from the beach! We didn't pay for an official tour since we saw so many from land. There's also tours specifically to look for whale sharks, gray whales and humpback whales that you can book (March falls within whale shark season!).
- Go Fishing - Some of our group went fishing for half a day and came back with Mahi! We made these: Blackened Mahi Fish tacos for the group and arguably one of the best meals! There's also fishing tournaments that happen in Cabo you can check out if you're really an avid fisher. Blue Marlin fishing is popular in the area, too.
- Golfing - There are lots of golf courses in Cabo. If you enjoy golf, check out one of the courses nearest where you're staying!
Cabo Travel FAQs
Generally speaking, Cabo San Lucas is considered a safe area for travelers when compared to other places in Mexico. There have been significant efforts to ensure the safety of tourists. That being said, it's important to be aware of your surroundings when traveling offsite the resorts. Each resort has security attendants checking people in AND out (they want to know where you're headed, in case something happens to you).
The winter months have the coldest water temperatures, March averaging around 71°F. It's still definitely warm enough for water activities like swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving, but do note it won't be the same warm water you would experience in late summer.
Although March was lovely, May/June I'd argue is the best time to go. This is after the snowbirds and spring breakers have left and just before the summertime vacationers have come in.
More Places to Explore
Whether you're planning a week long getaway to Cabo San Lucas or just flying in for a long weekend, this blog post sums of the best of the best travel plans and areas to explore! If you are familiar with the Los Cabos and have a hidden gem or a favorite that I glossed over, be sure to leave your recommendations in the comments for readers to utilize. Enjoy your time in Mexico!
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. It’s my passion to share about traveling that can aid your experience or be shared with others. Let me know if you have any questions; happy to answer them below! Safe travels! XO Courtney Paige