Autumn Weather In Cabo

Even at the end of the year, Cabo San Lucas, located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, remains a popular destination for travelers seeking warm weather and fun events. For many in the northern United States, this will be the time of year when the weather cools, and some activities become less inviting.

This makes it the perfect time to explore further afield, with Cabo during October, November, and December offering a warm and enjoyable climate with plenty of sunshine. The temperature is guaranteed to provide average highs in the 80s until the end of the year. And with the humidity dropping, the climate becomes easier to manage compared to the summer months.

This guide focuses on the most important information for tourists heading to Los Cabos during the last three months of the year, including the expected Fall weather conditions and what activities will best suit your time in the region.

Cabo Weather in October 

While remaining hot, Cabo’s weather during October starts to see a drop in humidity, with the end of the month a great time to visit the area for those wanting to avoid sweltering temperatures. This is also a quieter time to visit Cabo, as the seasonal crowds have yet to arrive, and snowbirds are preparing for their trip south. 

October is an excellent time of year to hit the beaches like Playa del Amor and Playa Santa Maria, as the water temperature is still warm and perfect for swimming and other activities.

Cabo Activities in October 

Swimming or watching sharks from the comfort of a boat are popular activities. Those vacationing in Los Cabos will find a selection of options to fit their needs, with October being the start of the busy season for spotting some of the more enormous varieties of sea creatures.

Cabo Shark Dicve

There are options for 1/2 day and full-day Cabo shark dive tours where you will encounter Silky Sharks, Blue Sharks, Mako Sharks, Hammerheads, Mantas, and Striped Marlin. For those less adventurous, shark watching from the boat will still provide plenty of exciting action. Before booking events, you should check the age ratings, as the minimum age to swim is 15 years old, and six years old to ride in a boat.

With its clear waters, rich marine life, and diverse coral reefs, Cabo is a snorkeler’s paradise. Visitors can explore the famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas, a natural rock formation home to various sea creatures, or visit the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park.   

Cabo Weather in November

November is a travel period wedged between peak and off-peak seasons for the Cabo region. The weather remains pleasant during this time of year, with the drop in humidity making visits away from the beach more manageable. This opens up different activities and events from the heights of summer, when the sweltering heat might have put your off.

Cabo Activities in November 

While things have cooled off on land, the ocean temperature remains comfortable and makes for a great time to enjoy the water. Away from the beach, you can still experience all the cultural events around Los Cabos, including the annual Food and Wine Festival happening near the month’s end. 

Pirate Ship Cruise Los Cabos, Mexico

Cabo is home to several shopping centers and boutiques for those who love to shop, offering everything from handmade crafts to designer fashion. One popular shopping area includes the Cabo San Lucas Art Walk, which features local artists and artisans, and the San Jose Art District, known for its galleries, studios, and artisan shops.

Cabo Weather in December

Even if the weather back home is getting cooler, December remains a great month to visit Cabo, as temperatures remain warm, with an average of 75-80°F. Although it can get a bit cooler at night, it is still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors and participate in various activities. It should be noted that mid-December begins the busy season, so expect more crowds and plan accordingly when preparing for your trip.

Cabo Activities in December

December is a popular time to visit Cabo, and a lot of this is connected to wanting to spend the holiday season with your loved ones in a fun location. The weather is a huge factor in this decision, with the water temperature remaining high enough to enjoy all its activities. This is also when Humpback Whales return to the area.

Whale Watching Cabo San Lucas

While December isn’t known as the best month to see baby Humpbacks, the window remains short, lasting only until April. So, it will still be worth your time to check out what’s on offer in the local area to ensure you have the best chance to go on your chosen tours and cruises.

The later months in Cabo are cooler, less humid, and more popular with tourists, and all of those events should factor into your planning. Getting started early can be the best way to avoid disappointment, and you can find all the latest information on Cabo and what it offers you by checking out the Pure Cabo website.


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