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Ultimate Christmas Vacation in Cabo

HomeCabo Vacation GuideUltimate Christmas Vacation in Cabo

Flavor, fun, and amazing holiday traditions are waiting for travelers who make their way to Los Cabos over Christmas. This scenic, exciting, and endlessly inviting vacation destination is an amazing choice year-round but truly comes to life at Christmas. When you’re looking to elevate your stay, the following guide is a fantastic starting point for making the most of local events, tours, and options for infusing luxury into the mix as well for Christmas in Cabo.

The Ambiance for Christmas in Los Cabos

Heading to Los Cabos over Christmas time is an incredible opportunity to embrace an ambiance that’s festive, fun, and also highly observant among Catholics. Christmas in Cabo is a time when locals set aside a significant amount of time to be with family and friends, enjoy religious gatherings, and pair celebration with faith. Visitors will find a trip this way this time of year to be filled with festivals and fiestas of all kinds that stretch over the course of two months typically. A day honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe is held on December 12th and the festivities don’t come to a close until around January 6th, when the remembrance of Los Tres Reyes Magos is celebrated. In between, the ambiance is undeniably vibrant!

Holiday Events to Check Out

Christmas in Los Cabos is a time to unwind, relax, and celebrate for travelers from near and far! Getting in on the festive fun is easy, especially when you find you’re just in time to celebrate the nine days of Christmas with Las Posadas. Between December 16th and December 24th, Las Posadas marks the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. The occasion is marked by candlelit processions through the streets of Cabo each evening during this timeframe, which end with exciting house parties. It’s a procession that’s just as inspiring to observe as it is to participate in!

The Cabo San Lucas Nautical Christmas Parade is another holiday highlight for those who will be in the area this time of year. During this event, sailboats, yachts and boats of all types travel along the bay decorated in illuminating holiday style! It’s a family-friendly experience that’s as colorful as it is fun each and every year.

Enjoy Marine Life Tours

The beauty of a trip to Los Cabos over Christmas is that you can leave thoughts of cold and snow far behind. Instead, those who find themselves here in December can focus on the warm weather fun and that includes time out and about on the waves. Christmas is an amazing time of year to make the most of whale watching adventures. This is the ideal timeframe to catch both gray whales and humpback whales along their migration routes through the waters surrounding Los Cabos. Typically, the season is at its height between mid-December and the middle of April, putting Christmas adventurers in a great place to catch incredible sightings. Beyond gray and humpback whales, there are also chances for spotting pilot whales, sperm whales, and blue whales alike in this area during the holiday season. There are a variety of eco-friendly whale watching tours that work within Cabo. Booking a tour alongside a naturalist guide could even provide a chance for guests to listen to whale songs underwater using the help of a hydrophone onboard.

Christmas time is also the best time of year for guests with a passion for marine life to take tours where they can get up close to incredible whale sharks! Don’t let the name fool you. These are considered the gentle giants of the sea and can weigh up to 47,000 pounds despite their surprising diet of just small fish, plankton, and shrimp. There are tours departing out of Los Cabos available through Cabo Adventures that include time in the water with whale sharks, swimming side by side. For many, this is an incredibly moving experience as whale sharks can span over 40 feet in length!

A group of surfers at the beach Front view of the Arch

Make the Most of Christmas Watersports

Another great activity to add to your Christmas itinerary in Cabo is time set aside to focus on fun watersports. December tends to be a peak season in this area for everything from surfing and kiteboarding to windsurfing too! The East Cape is a particularly vibrant destination for making the most of the fun thanks to the El Norte winds that come in down the Sea of Cortes, creating prime conditions. Those who are excited to see some spectacular skill in action will find world-class watersport enthusiasts flock to East Cape this time of year. Of course, it’s also a chance for those new to the sport to take a lesson and try something different. There are plenty of options for booking private and group surf, kitesurfing, and windsurfing lessons over Christmas time led by certified and passionate instructors.

Enjoy the Holiday Art Walk in San Jose Del Cabo

Those who are looking to incorporate art and culture into their Christmas in Cabo adventure will find it in San Jose Del Cabo this year. Drop by on a Thursday night between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm to make the most of a Holiday Art Walk experience. This weekly event is even more inviting and exciting around the holidays thanks to the high tourism season. During an art walk, guests can admire amazing works of locally crafted art, speak with artists, and sip wine and cheese too. The art walk happens near the Plaza Mijares so exploring the town square and city hall can be incorporated into the excursion too.

Stay in Christmas Style with Cabo Platinum

Making the most of the Christmas fun in Cabo should also include luxurious holiday accommodations. That’s where the property options through Cabo Platinum come in. Our collection of holiday villas and mansions keep our guests close to the places they can’t wait to explore this Christmas while infusing luxury, style, and comfort into the experience too. Guests have plenty of options to pick from villas of all sizes and style focuses whether they’re looking for an ultra-modern take on a stay or prefer a more traditional Mexican-inspired aesthetic too. These sprawling residences have our guests feeling like royalty from the moment they arrive! Spacious floorplans extend across levels in many of our villas while designer furnishings, large windows, and soaring ceilings are often part of the aesthetic too. Guests will find that many of our villas feature gourmet kitchens where holiday meals can be dished out at a moment’s notice. Don’t feel like cooking this year? Let the Cabo Platinum team help you get set up with a private in-home chef to make your holiday getaway that much more convenient!

When added luxury is what our guests are craving over the holidays, we’re happy to help. Our Querencia family-friendly luxury vacation rentals can be booked with spectacular waterfront views included as well as infinity pools, hot tubs, saunas, in-home theaters, game rooms, outdoor kitchens, direct beach access and more. Those who book a stay through Cabo Platinum also enjoy easy access to our full lineup of concierge services. This means having direct assistance over the holidays with everything from restaurant reservations and private tours to yacht and private jet bookings or scheduling in-home yoga classes, massages, personal fitness instructors, and more! We can even help our guests book holiday getaways that come as packages focused on everything from golf and fishing to all-inclusive experiences they’re sure to love.

Book Today

There’s never been a better time to book your getaway to Cabo. When you’re looking to live in style every day of your stay, partnering with Cabo Platinum is step one. Reach out today to learn more about our exclusive villas that are ideal for a holiday away this year. We can’t wait to welcome you to Los Cabos soon!

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