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Best Christmas Activities and Events in Los Cabos
If the idea of swapping out winter coats and snow boots for swimsuits and sun hats instead sounds appealing, heading to scenic Los Cabos over Christmas promises to be an inspiring option! This beautiful vacation destination is one of Mexico’s finest and a locale that’s loved by adventurers the world over. The following activities and events are great for boosting your Christmas in Los Cabos holiday itinerary in 2022 and making even more of the fun that awaits.
Enjoy the Holiday Festivities at the Marina in Cabo San Lucas
Los Cabos is a vacation destination that knows how to elevate luxury and style at every turn. Those who head this way over the Christmas holiday to enjoy some fun under the sun will find the Cabo San Lucas Marina is one of the top destinations for making the most of holiday décor, festivities, and excitement. This above-and-beyond marina is world-class in every way. It’s a destination that offers luxury yacht owners and crew members a fantastic place to not only dock but enjoy a variety of area conveniences too! The marina in Cabo San Lucas hosts no less than 380 slips as well as enough space to accommodate 200-foot vessels year-round. This makes it a great place for visitors to come and stroll while admiring the scenery and the magnitude of luxury sitting right on the water. During Christmastime, those who head this way will also enjoy access to a variety of Christmas events and musical performances that are hosted in the marina’s many plazas, restaurants, and boutiques. The area is always well-decked out in holiday attire, enhancing the Christmas fun every step of the way.
Explore San Jose Del Cabo this Christmas
Those who are looking to infuse a little history and culture into their holiday fun will want to head towards the main plaza in San Jose del Cabo this Christmas. This is considered a rich cultural center of Los Cabos and during this time of year, guests can count on the entire downtown being lavishly decorated in lights and fantastic Christmas décor as well. Spend time strolling the main plaza or stopping into the many art galleries that line the streets. There are also a variety of cafes and restaurants to enjoy and you’re likely to come across holiday music performances along the way as well.
Book a Whale Watching Tour Over the Holidays
Between the months of December and April, Gray whales and Humpback whales alike migrate through the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez as they make their way toward the Pacific Ocean. This means that travelers heading to Los Cabos over Christmas will be just in time to make the most of exciting and inspiring whale-watching tour opportunities! These incredible excursions introduce guests to the migration patterns and behaviors of these incredible marine creatures but it’s likely that along the way, you’ll encounter sea lions, sea turtles, and Bottlenose dolphins too. There are a variety of eco-friendly tour companies across Los Cabos that offer whale-watching experiences around Christmas. Many are led by naturalists who are excited to share insightful information about whale protection and conservation. If you’re looking to enhance the experience even further, be sure to book a tour where options to listen to whale calls underwater using hydrophones are included in the tour lineup. It’s bound to be a holiday experience you won’t soon forget.
Celebrate Los Posadas
When you make your way to Mexico over Christmas, travelers will quickly find that celebrations extend far beyond the 25th of December. In Los Cabos, Los Posadas is celebrated for 9 days as the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem is commemorated. Los Posadas happens between December 16th and the 24th and includes nightly candlelight processionals as well as house parties with family and friends. Even if you don’t participate in the fun, watching candlelight parades go by this time of year is always an inspiring sight.
Enjoy the Sun, Sand, and Surf
While there are many set events during the holidays in Los Cabos, those coming this way for a Christmas vacation are also free to spend ample leisure time on the sand, soaking up the sun. Los Cabos is packed with pristine beaches to explore, and the year-round amazing weather and sunshine mean summer activities are well within reach at the end of December. Consider heading over to places like Medano Beach, Lover’s Beach, or Divorce Beach when you’re looking to maximize your time on the sand in style. Many of these stretches of shoreline make for easy access to on-the-water fun including boat rentals, sailing tours, snorkeling, swimming, and diving alike.
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Elevate your Christmas in Cabo further when you book luxurious accommodations through Elegant Mexico while you’re here. Our team is happy to handle the details so our guests can focus on an incredible holiday away. Reach out to learn more and to start planning!
Book Your Winter 2022 Vacation Today!
Making your way to Los Cabos is always a captivating adventure but those who book a winter trip this way are in for a real treat! With so much waiting to be discovered and explored, there’s never been a better time to plan an adventure. The following are just a few of the many options for fun and activities that will have you booking your 2022 winter Los Cabos vacation today!
Enjoy Time Scuba Diving
When you’re fortunate enough to leave cold weather and snow behind in the name of fun in the sun this winter in Los Cabos, all of those summertime adventures can be continued! That includes scuba diving for those who prefer to plan their excursions under the waves. In fact, the Sea of Cortez is known and loved as a prime scuba diving location for both experienced divers and those in the process of learning for certification alongside an instructor. Wherever your skill level falls on that scale, spending time scuba diving through your winter vacation is sure to thrill. Getting a closer look at the amazing creatures and habitats that exist just below the waves is truly a remarkable way to spend time during your winter getaway. Waters around Cabo San Lucas in particular are home to everything from whale sharks and coral reefs to octopi, sea turtles, sea lions, and more!
Make the Most of Whale Watching Adventures
One of the most exciting aspects of a trip to Los Cabos in the winter is that you’ll be arriving in town alongside a collection of migrating whales! This time of year, a variety of whale species hit the waters in pursuit of the perfect places to have their calves before returning on the route once more. Enjoying time watching these magnificent creatures could easily be the highlight of your getaway experience. The best whale watching times in Los Cabos fall between December and March, putting winter travelers in prime time to make the most of the exciting views. The best way to whale watch is by booking a tour with a company that specializes in this type of excursion. The boats used by these local companies are often designed to protect people and whales alike while the professionals onboard know exactly where to go and when to spot the most whales at once. Many tours even offer guests a chance to utilize a hydrophone along the way which allows you to listen to whale songs as they travel underwater!
Explore the Gallery District in San Jose del Cabo
While time on the water is a delight in the winter months in Los Cabos, this area is just as rich in history for those with a passion for pursuing culture, arts, and the past. One of the best places to spend time exploring when you’re looking for some historical or creative inspiration this winter is the gallery district in San Jose del Cabo. This area is generally thought of as a more traditional space within the greater Los Cabos area as it’s packed with historical landmarks, unique traditional architecture, and specialized stores featuring handcrafted goods as well. The gallery district in this area highlights some of the most intriguing Mexican art traditions in abundance—all of which are well worth checking out while you’re here. On Thursday evenings between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm, the gallery district hosts an Art Walk where stores are open later than usual, inviting visitors to come and linger and admire work while making the most of delicious options available along the street too.
Set Aside Time for the Beach
Because the cold and snow simply aren’t a risk here this time of year, taking time to unwind on the beach is a popular winter activity to enjoy when you’re in Los Cabos! Sunseekers will be thrilled to find that time on the sand is a delight in the winter months. That means you can feel free to grab a beach chair and towel and head over to popular stops like Chileno Beach or Medano Beach when you’re looking to soak up the sun in style. Those on the hunt for a more tranquil locale will find it waiting for them at destinations like Palmilla Beach with ease. Whether you’re dedicated to enjoying ocean views, or you can’t wait to grab a snorkel and get in the water, there’s no reason to leave beach hopping off your winter itinerary.
Book Your Los Cabos Vacation Today
There’s never been a better time to book your Los Cabos vacation. When a vacation to Mexico is exactly what you crave, making sure you have accommodations in place that infuse luxury, comfort, and style into your stay is a must! Reach out to the property professionals at Elegant Mexico today to learn more about our incredible property options available and how we can help you plan your next trip in this direction. See our villas in Punta Mita here.
Celebrate Easter in Los Cabos, Mexico
Los Cabos, Mexico is a mesmerizing vacation destination year-round. Those that are fortunate enough to enjoy an Easter holiday here are in for even more of a treat! The following are just a few of the many activities to enjoy during Easter in Cabo as adventures bring you this way in 2022.
Visit Flora Farms
One of the more iconic stops that should definitely be on your Los Cabos itinerary this Easter is Flora Farms. Situated near San Jose del Cabo, this inviting 25-acres organic farm is known and loved for its welcoming atmosphere, beautiful scenery and flowers, veggies and herbs that are grown right on-site! The farm finds its place at the end of a scenic and bumpy sand road, providing guests with an off-the-beaten path feel that’s sure to delight. While many people visit Flora Farms in the spring to enjoy taking in the seasonal surroundings, this lovely locale also has a field kitchen and farm-to-table restaurant to savor. Everything here is family-style and filled with flavors that are curated using the very land that surrounds the restaurant itself. Flora Farms even offers visitors walking tours with advance reservations! If you’re fortunate enough to find yourself here at Easter, you’ll want to take advantage of the Easter at the Farm event. This annual tradition includes an egg painting party for little ones as well as a full Easter brunch and egg hunt in the Mango Grove following the savory treats. It’s an event that fills up fast, so you’ll want to be sure to reserve your place well in advance.
Make it a Beach Holiday
A highlight of heading to Los Cabos any time of year is the opportunity to maximize time on the sand and an Easter here is no exception to that rule! This destination is endlessly appealing to those who can’t wait to savor time on sugar-white shorelines and fortunately, there are plenty of spots to choose from when you’re traveling this way at Easter. From Lover’s Beach to Chilean Beach, visitors will find the ocean views stunning and the sunshine ample. Head over to Medano Beach for a day of fun and consider building sandcastles or shelling if you’re traveling with little ones in tow. Paddleboarding near the beach is another popular holiday activity to enjoy when you want to get on the water and enjoy a new perspective on the view at your own leisurely pace. If you don’t have your own gear, there are a variety of beachside shops that are happy to rent paddleboards to guests by the hour, half-day or for a full-day.
Take Your Adventures Under the Waves
For some, a holiday away is all about adventure. When you’re looking to take your Easter excursion under the waves, Los Cabos has plenty of options to choose from. Scuba diving is a popular activity in this area with good reason. Under the waves that surround Los Cabos, there’s opportunities to get close to everything from tropical fish and sand falls to sea turtles! If you’re an experienced diver, heading over to Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is definitely worth your while this Easter.
Those who prefer to make their on-the-water adventures focused on snorkeling will want to add a stop at Santa Maria Bay to their Easter itinerary. It’s considered one of the top snorkeling destinations in the area with good reason. If you’re looking to pair your snorkeling with kayaking or a catamaran cruise, Cabo Outfitters is a good place to start planning.
Enjoy a Hike for Easter in Cabo
Making the most of amazing views is easy to do when you head to Los Cabos over Easter. Those willing to lace up their boots for the best of vantage points will find a hike up the Pedregal completely satisfying! This rocky hill behind Cabo San Lucas is iconic and well-worth trekking when you’re on the hunt for incredible overlooks. From the top of the Pedregal, you can easily take in sights of the marina, Sea of Cortez, and Pacific Ocean as well. The trail can be accessed from town by walking west along Lazaro Cardenas and crossing Miguel Hidalgo. There’s a security gate to pass through before you start climbing. Once you reach the top, you’ll find an observatory to enjoy as well.
Savor Easter Dinner in a Luxury Villa
While exploring Los Cabos is a delight, those who head here over Easter in Cabo don’t have to leave all of their beloved traditions behind. In fact, when you book a stay in a luxury villa through Elegant Mexico, you’ll have access to a gourmet kitchen on-site that provides the perfect place to savor a home-cooked meal if you choose to do so. Guests can utilize these impressive culinary spaces to serve themselves, or have an in-home chef come and prepare it for them. Either way, holiday flavors are never out of reach when you book your stay in this type of style.
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December 2019 and January 2020 Travel Itinerary in Cabo
There’s a lot one can learn from nature during winter. While most of us layer up and stay at home, binging on Netflix, birds and whales start their annual migration. And if you follow the whales this winter, you will most likely find yourself in the toasty, warm paradise that is Los Cabos. Wondering what you’ll do there? We have you covered! Read on for the best things to do in December and January in Los Cabos.
December is a Great Time to be Outdoors in Cabo
Desert Adventure in ATV
If you like the thrill of offroading and dirt-racing, Los Cabos can be a dream destination in December. The cool desert weather is great for spending long hours outdoors exploring the terrain, wildlife, and the unique topology of the land. Since there are plenty of ATV tour operators to choose from, be sure to check the reviews before signing up. One of the most promising seems to be Wide Open Baja, with their racing car experience and great reviews.
Soak Up the Winter Sun
Outdoors don’t always have to be about pumping adrenaline and racing-up heart rates. Sometimes all you need is to relax by the pool and soak in the sun, right? Winter in Los Cabos is perfect for getting a tan while chilling by the ocean breeze, and maybe catching up on your reading list. If you have a luxurious getaway in mind, check out these villas with access to the best beach clubs in Cabo, such as the Club 96 beach club and club Espiritu fitness club and spa.
Zipline Through Majestic Views of the Valley
There’s a lot more to Los Cabos than just relaxing on the beach or by the pool. The ziplining adventure in Cabo can offer pristine views, the thrill of flying through the scenic landscapes, and create memories that last a lifetime. Cabo Adventures claim to have the longest and fastest line in Mexico, appropriately named as the ‘Superman’. The best part of the zipline tour is traversing a UNESCO-protected nature zone, through an immersive experience.
Take Art Walks & See Christmas Decorations
The best description of the Los Cabos’ art walk on Tripadvisor has to be “The Grown-up side of Cabo”. Taking place every Thursday, the art walks are a favourite of first-time tourists, as well as returning art lovers. The cool December evenings make them even more rewarding, since you won’t feel the drain of walking or cycling. If you happen to visit close to Christmas, you may even get a chance to see some Christmas decorations, and mingle with the revelers in artsy downtown corners.
While vacations are a time to indulge, and to let go of your routine, there are always opportunities for fitness lovers in Los Cabos. December often brings with it running events that offer a healthy way to explore a new city and socialize with fellow runners.
If you’re planning a trip this December, be sure to sign up for the event organized by Destinomagazine. Since the proceeds from the run will be used for Los Cabos Children’s Foundation, this particular run will benefit the soul as much as the body.
Watch Whales in Crystal-Blue Waters
The peak whale-watching season kicks off in December. While it’s possible to see whales before December, the chances improve as winter progresses. If you need help in planning your itinerary for whale-watching, be sure to check out our detailed guide.
Apart from the outdoor activities, December in Los Cabos is full of parties and Christmas revelries, culminating in one of the most exciting New Year’s parties you will ever attend.
Experience the cultural side of Cabo in January
Go for a New Year’s Brunch
If you plan to stay in Cabo after the New Year’s celebrations, a great way to balance the vibrant night of partying is to give yourself a hearty and healthy brunch on the first day of the new year. There are plenty of options to choose from; but if you’re looking for some quiet time away from the hustle bustle of Marina, Flora Farms offers a traditional New Year’s brunch every year. Flora Farms is a favourite destination for tourists interested in fresh-from-the-farm delicacies, so it tends to be booked well in advance. It’s advised to get a reservation as soon as you finish your planning.
Blessing the Furry Friends
Every year January 17th is celebrated with much fanfare in Los Cabos, especially by people with pets. If you are a pet lover, you will definitely enjoy the feast day of San Antonio de Abad, the only day when your furry friends are blessed by the divine. The night before the festival is full of joyous bonfires and culinary delights all through the town. In recent years, it has become very common to see some exotic pets such as snakes and lizards being blessed in Los Cabos, a sight not to be missed for animal lovers.
Enjoy 5 Days of Music in Tropic of Cancer Concert Series
If you have a road trip and some authentic local music in your mind for your Los Cabos trip, then Tropic of Cancer Concert Series is a great opportunity to get both. Held at the charmingly quaint town of Todos Santos, the concert series has a massive lineup of local and nationally touring artists. The event is hosted by rock band Cordovas and presents a unique opportunity to experience the local music scene. A fun fact: The route to Todos Santos has a peculiar pop-culture landmark in the form of ‘Hotel California’. The hotel surprisingly has nothing to do with the chartbuster by Eagles, but it’s visited by tourists nevertheless.
Attend One of Its Kind Superbowl Turn Up
Love SuperBowl, but also want to travel to Los Cabos? You might get the best of both worlds in the Cabo Turn Up’, a one-of-a kind event held at the end of January. From late night parties, to VIP-only dinners, Turn Up’ is the ultimate party event to start 2020 in style. The Cabo Turn Up promises all inclusive food and drink options, and special passes along with their never-ending line up of vibrant parties hosted at the best venues across Los Cabos.
From crazy outdoor adventures to scenic and serene experiences at the sea, Los Cabos is the destination that offers everything you need in your vacation. The azure waters, winter sun, and cool breeze through the day make winter months the best time of the year to plan a trip. And if you’re wondering where to stay, you can always book a luxurious villa to make your stay memorable in Los Cabos. Planning a family trip to Los Cabos? Do read our post on the family travel itineraries or ask our trip experts today!
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