When it comes to planning a dream vacation to Mexico, travelers usually have to choose between Cabo San Lucas and Cancun. Both destinations offer a wide range of activities, from high-energy parties to low-key events with live music. Cancun is known for its festive atmosphere all year round, while Cabo San Lucas has a similar energy, especially in the spring. San Jose del Cabo is renowned for its smaller bars, cafes and restaurants that offer more subdued live music.
Cabo San Lucas is generally cheaper than Cancun. It has a much drier climate with more sunny days than Cancun, and an average annual temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. However, tropical storms and hurricanes can occur between May and October. The international airport is close to San José del Cabo (SJD), and there are many direct flights from San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities.
Cabo San Lucas and Cancun both offer a variety of activities, but Cancun has a better balance between cultural sites and natural wonders. In Cabo, everything is a bit more spectacular - from outdoor activities to farm-to-table experiences in San José del Cabo. Driving along the Corridor between Cabo and San Jose del Cabo is safe at night, but you should stay off highways elsewhere in Baja California due to cow hazards. Hotels and hotel accommodations are also important when deciding between Cabo and Cancun.
Grand Solmar Cabo San Lucas is a peaceful getaway along the Pacific coast of Cabo San Lucas. It's a quiet and sweet little oasis right in the city of Cabo San Lucas, very clean and with a small pool as well. Cabo San Lucas also offers some of the most spectacular waterfront dining options, such as Sunset Monalisa, which serves a decadent three-, five-, or seven-course tasting menu. A less intense day trip is to visit the charming and bohemian city of Todos Santos (just an hour's drive from Cabo San Lucas).
When it comes to luxury vacations, Cabo San Lucas is undoubtedly the better option. It has stunning views from every angle, plenty of clubs for those who want to party, and plenty of peaceful spots for those who want to relax. With its wide range of activities, beautiful scenery and luxurious accommodations, Cabo San Lucas is the perfect destination for your dream vacation in Mexico.