Wondering if Cabo San Lucas in August is a good idea? Let me share the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to visiting this great Mexican destination in the off peak season. And if you’re not able to visit Cabo San Lucas in the low season, read on anyways as this article contains lots of great information about water activities, Cabo weather, cultural activities, live music, and much more!
What’s the average temperature in Cabo San Lucas in August?
There is no shortage of warm weather in Cabo San Lucas in August. Rainy days are virtually non-existent in August, one of the driest months of the year. Average temperatures range from 80 to 85 degrees fahrenheit, but since it’s the dry season, the heat index can make it feel more like 100 degrees. That’s some warm weather for you! While daily high temperatures will leave you craving some water activities, evenings are a little cooler, with an average minimum temperature in the mid 70s.
What’s the water temperature in Cabo San Lucas in August?
The good news about the warm weather and dry season is warm waters! August is one of the best months for water activities. Water temperatures sit right around 83 fahrenheit, making August in Can San Lucas a great time to enjoy the Pacific Ocean. You might want to consider a quick trip over to La Paz to enjoy the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez.
Are the summer months a good time to visit Cabo San Lucas, Mexico?
It’s a good idea to think about your motivation for visiting the Baja California peninsula during the warmest month of the year. If the daily high temperatures of one of the region’s hottest months of the year don’t scare you, then it might be a good time to visit. August in Cabo San Lucas is often when you’ll find the best discounts. There are countless world-class resorts in close proximity to Los Cabos International Airport, many with good off peak season deals.
However, if the heat of the summer months makes you uncomfortable, then even the best discounts won’t make for a great time in Cabo San Lucas in August. August is the low season for a reason, you know. Tourists from the United States and other northerly nations can enjoy warm weather at home during the summer months. So if your idea of a good time doesn’t include extremely warm weather, the best time of year to visit Cabo may be early November and onwards, or even at spring break.
If I visit Cabo San Lucas in August will I avoid hurricane season?
Yes, it’s true that August is technically part of hurricane season in Cabo San Lucas. The Baja California Peninsula, which includes Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, is rarely affected by hurricanes. With hurricanes and tropical storms come a lot of rainy days. Cabo San Lucas is in a desert climate, and by definition has a very low average rainfall. A further reminder of how the region is usually spared by the many inches of rain that are usually accompanied by hurricane season. Historically, you’re more likely to encounter tropical storms and rainy days if you visit the Baja in September.
Is it a good idea to carry travel insurance if I go to Cabo San Lucas in August?
Whether you visit the Baja California Peninsula in late summer, early November, or spring break, it’s always a good idea to purchase travel insurance. You never know when you might need medical attention, even if you are staying at an all inclusive resort. Travel insurance can be purchased online, or sometimes even directly from your airline. You’ll likely find lower prices, and very comparable travel insurance policies, if you shop around a little bit. Some travel insurance even provides cancellation protection, which is a good idea if you’re travelling to Cabo in September, which is the peak of hurricane season.
Will I have a good time if I visit San Jose del Cabo on my trip to Cabo San Lucas?
San Jose del Cabo is a quaint town to the west of Cabo San Lucas. It’s relatively close to Los Cabos International Airport, and if you’re staying at one of the many all inclusive resort complexes that line the shores of the Pacific Ocean, you might be closer to this charming town than you think. Visit San Jose del Cabo for live music, cultural events, and artisanal shops. San Jose del Cabo is full of natural attractions, including a beautiful town square and old church.
When are the worst times to travel to Cabo San Lucas?
It’s a good idea to avoid peak season crowds, if possible. March break and Christmas holidays are the busiest times of the year in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Both are popular family travel times, and coincide with school breaks in the United States. You will pay lower prices on inclusive hotel packages, and the natural attractions of the Baja California Peninsula will be less crowded if you can travel in other winter months. Early November is one of the best months for good deals, smaller crowds, and the best weather conditions.
What are the best water activities in Cabo San Lucas?
Cabo San Lucas is situated on the Pacific Ocean, while the nearby eastern side of the Baja California Peninsula borders the Sea of Cortez. With an average sea temperature of 76 degrees, you will be sure to have a great time playing in the region’s warm waters. Consider booking a boat excursion to go diving with whale sharks. Whale shark season is at its peak between November and April. Or perhaps an evening swim with manta rays. If you’d rather stick closer to the beaches that stretch along the shores of the Pacific Ocean, you might be lucky enough to swim with sea turtles.
For those who are not interested in getting into the region’s warm waters, there are plenty of water activities to do above the deep blue sea. The Baja California Peninsula is known for its fishing tournaments. Fishing enthusiasts from all over the world flock to Cabo San Lucas to fish for blue marlin, the largest species that’s fished in the region. What watching is another popular activity in Cabo San Lucas. Gray whales transit through Cabo San Lucas in winter months, with the best whale watching happening from early November through to December.
What is the average rainfall in Cabo San Lucas Mexico?
September is by far the month with the highest average rainfall on the Baja California Peninsula. Even still, average rainfall in September is 4.6 inches of rain. Keep in mind that that’s a whole month’s worth of rain; if that’s the wettest month in the region, Cabo weather is nothing compared to winter months in the Pacific Northwest! The next wettest month is August, with an average of 2 inches of rain. For the remainder of the year, average rainfall is minimal. The driest months are from November to July.
What time of year is considered the low season in Cabo San Lucas?
Low season runs from July through to the middle of November. You’ll find the best discounts on all inclusive hotels, tours, and even flights to Los Cabos International Airport during these low season months. There’s a narrow window of time, in early November, when visitors to Cabo San Lucas can take advantage of the low season deals, avoid hurricane season, and take in some great whale watching. Early November in Cabo San Lucas is becoming more popular though. And I still maintain that the summer months are not a bad time to visit the Baja California Peninsula. You’ll be sure to avoid the big crowds, and August in particular is one of the best months for lower prices.
What’s the best way to pack for the weather in Cabo San Lucas?
The good news is that Cabo weather, even at the beginning of the rainy season and through to the fall, is pretty consistently dry and hot. In summer months, you’ll only need to pack light clothes. Whereas winter months have cooler night temperatures, so you’ll want to bring along some light but warmer layers. Whether you travel in high season, or low season, it’s always a good idea to pack a wide-brimmed hat. You’ll be glad for the protection on the sunny days. Check out this article for a handy list of the top 15 personal items to pack in your carry on. And for some general travel packing tips, here’s a useful post about the top 42 items to bring in your carry on baggage.
What’s the average relative humidity in Cabo San Lucas in August?
The best time of year to avoid high humidity is May. May marks the beginning of the Baja California Peninsula summer months, with an average relative humidity of just 26%. With May being amongst the driest months, you’ll be able to enjoy warm weather with a low average relative humidity. As you move into the later summer months of August and September, the average relative humidity rises to around 50%. While August isn’t one of the driest months, the humidity is manageable. Especially when you compare it to summer months in the Eastern United States or Canada. With an average rainfall of just 2 inches in August in Cabo San Lucas, the average relative humidity is quite bearable. It’s definitely worth putting up with if you want to avoid the crowds of the peak season, and take advantage of the best discounts.
Some final thoughts about a visit to Cabo San Lucas in August
The best time of year for a visit to Cabo San Lucas depends on a lot of factors. If you’re comfortable with visiting the Baja California Peninsula during one of the hottest months of the year, then I’d encourage you to consider visiting Cabo San Lucas in August. You’ll avoid the crowds of the peak season, and you’ll also be able to take advantage of some of the best discounts on flights and accommodations. If you’d rather stay close to home in the summer months, and head south in winter months, when the weather at home is cold, but the daily highs in Cabo San Lucas are warm, then consider going in early November.
Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and everywhere in between has lots to offer at other times of the year as well. The region is a well organized tourist destination, so even in peak season, you’ll be sure to have a good time.