The year-round sun and warmth of Los Cabos are what makes it a great place for a getaway no matter the time of year you come, but the special celebration of the Mexican Army’s defeat of the French on May 5, 1862, adds a little extra Mexican flavor and flair to your Los Cabos Cinco de Mayo getaway. Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day on September 16, Cinco de Mayo is a perfect time to gather loved ones and experience Mexican culture with a trip to Los Cabos. There is plenty to see and do, from year-round activities to special celebrations.
Celebrate The Day
Even though the holiday is a little more subdued in Mexico, with official national holiday celebrations only in Puebla and Veracruz, the international mix of people found in Los Cabos means the party atmosphere of Cinco de Mayo in the U.S. and other places with a large Mexican population that celebrates a little more is also celebrating in Cabo. Bars and restaurants offer discounted food and drink specials throughout the day. Neighborhoods and some restaurants even offer festivals and kid-friendly events that immerse them in the cultural side of the celebration.
It’s always fun to add a new meal to the menu, especially when it comes to authentic Mexican flavors for the Cinco de Mayo occasion. Do just that with a cooking class and market tour. You’ll learn to cook with the flavors, colors, and textures of Cabo’s cuisine. Go shopping for the ingredients at a local market, then step into the kitchen of the local host chef for a hands-on lesson in creating an authentic Mexican meal from scratch in a home kitchen setting. Once you book online, you’ll receive a confirmation with the date, time, location, and other information you’ll need.
Beach & Water Activities
The beach town of Cabo of course has plenty of sand and water and you’ll want to spend plenty of time there. Lay out in the sun and work on your tan, have a Cinco de Mayo picnic, or take a run or walk on the beach. Get in the water and swim, head out on a snorkeling or SCUBA adventure, or stay “on top of” the water with jet skis, kayaks, canoes, and more.
Baha Desert on Camelback
While some beach towns offer a tour down the beach on horseback, Los Cabos offers a slightly different experience. You’ll still sit atop a four-legged animal, but that animal is a camel! You can choose to depart the typically four-hour excursion in either the morning or afternoon and wander through the Baha Desert and Cabo countryside. You’ll learn about area flora, fauna, and culture. The trip also includes an authentic Mexican lunch featuring tequila, tortilla-making, and more before heading back.
Pack your sun gear, water, and camera, and lace up your hiking shoes. While you may change up your exercise with a daily run or walk on the beach, there are other ways to get out and stretch your legs. Explore the many trails that wander away from the beach and water. You’ll catch glimpses of local wildlife in its natural habitat, along with other breathtaking sights. Be courteous and share the trail, as it may be a great path for bikers and horseback riders, too.
Beach & Desert 4×4 Tour
Trade the camel or your hiking shoes for an ATV and go places you can’t get to with those kinds of transportation. Adventure through the Migrino Desert’s sandy terrain along a winding route to area mountains, then loop back for some adventure on the iconic beaches of Cabo on an ATV. The journey includes all the safety gear, off-roading equipment, and purified water to keep you hydrated, but any park entry fees and insurance for your ride are separate fees.
The beach resort town of Los Cabos has plenty of resort amenities, like day spas where you can relax and unwind after a Cinco de Mayo party or adventure. Choose from the many services each offers, including mani/pedi services, facials, body wraps or scrubs, and more. Some even have a menu of services just for men that caters to their unique needs if they’d like to join in the relaxation.
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
You’ll want to make sure the breathtaking natural arch is not left out of your plans. Formed over many hundreds of years, the arch marks the spot where the Pacific Ocean officially becomes the Gulf of California. It’s not just a sight to see, there’s a nearby beach to enjoy all the beach and water activities you please.
Choose Los Cabos for Cinco de Mayo
Once you’ve decided to make Los Cabos your destination for your Cinco de Mayo celebration, make sure your next step is booking a private vacation rental with Elegant Mexico. Choose a three-bedroom home all the way up to a ten-bedroom unit to accommodate the whole family for a Los Cabos Cinco de Mayo reunion. Enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom where you can catch a nap before more Cinco de Mayo fun and enjoy private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies.
Contact us today to start planning a Cinco de Mayo adventure to remember!