Best Areas to Stay in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas – A guide to this city of Baja California

Cabo San Lucas is a city located south of the Baja California Peninsula, in Mexico.

Cabo is a magical and fascinating place for natural beauties such as the Arco de Cabo San Lucas, the Marina Tourist Complex and the Fishing Championships.

Beaches, golf courses, and water sports make Cabo an ideal destination for holidays and leisure.

It should be mentioned that Cabo San Lucas is popular for its nightlife, with clubs and bars offering tequila, beer, and live music until dawn.

Other attractions that are found in Cabo San Lucas, apart from its delicious gastronomy, are the art galleries, traditional shops, and shopping centers.

The best time to visit Cabo and get to know its beaches is from mid-May to early June.

Cabo connects with other parts of the world through the Cabo San Lucas International Aerodrome and the Los Cabos International Airport, the latter located 20 minutes from Downtown San José del Cabo.

To get around the city, you can choose between taxis, buses, bicycles and rental cars. However, this city is also very pedestrian-friendly, but it is advisable to always wear sunscreen.

Playa El Médano is the best area to stay in Cabo San Lucas. It stands out for its many leisure options, including bars of all kinds. (See accommodation in Playa Médano).

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Best Areas to Stay in Cabo San Lucas

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1. Our Favorite Area: Playa El Médano

Playa el Médano or Medano Beach is the most famous in Cabo San Lucas and is located near the hotels, the main avenues, and the bay.

Although it is a place with mostly expensive accommodation, its central location makes it the best area to stay in Cabo San Lucas.

This beach is known for being suitable for numerous activities and water sports, including diving and kayaking.

In turn, buggy rides, sailboats, jet skis, and sport fishing expand the range of recreational activities at Playa El Médano.

From Playa El Médano, you can also see the famous natural monument of the Arch of Cabo San Lucas, cruise ships and whales.

Staying at Playa el Médano offers the traveler a variety of open-air restaurants and numerous bars.

It is possible to move to and from Playa El Médano by cruise, buses, and vans that work as taxis. However, the area can be easily explored on foot.

This is one of the best areas to stay in Cabo San Lucas for sightseeing, nightlife or family trips.

Best areas to stay in Cabo San Lucas - Playa El Médano or Medano Beach

Best areas to stay in Cabo San Lucas – Playa El Médano or Medano Beach

Alojamiento en Playa El Médano - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Playa El Médano – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Cabo San Lucas:

  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Arch of Cabo San Lucas
  • Best area for nightlife
  • Water sports and activities
  • Best area to stay without a car
  • Luxury hotels

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Medano Hotel and Suites

Offering an outdoor pool and a fitness center, Medano Hotel and Suites is located in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, 700 meters from Cabo San Lucas Marina.

from US$116
Budget

Seven Crown Express & Suites

Located 5 minutes’ walk from Cabo San Lucas and 1.6 km from Playa del Amor, this property offers a 24-hour front desk service and rooms with free Wi-Fi.

from US$34
Luxury

Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa

This hotel is located in Cabo San Lucas, on El Médano beach, and offers spacious suites with a small kitchen. It has a 3-storey wellness center, a sailing center.

from US$305
 

 

 

2. Downtown Cabo San Lucas

Downtown Cabo is the epicenter of the commercial, cultural and leisure activities in the city, which makes it a good area to stay in Cabo San Lucas.

Among the main attractions of Downtown Cabo is the Paseo La Marina Boulevard, known for its yacht services, luxury restaurants, and sport fishing.

Downtown Cabo San Lucas has numerous art galleries, budget hotels, restaurants, and cafes.

Downtown Cabo San Lucas is busy with a vibrant nightlife, in popular bars that offer live music.

On the other hand, Cabo San Lucas City Center has companies, offices and conference rooms that make it the best area to stay in Cabo San Lucas for business travelers.

This area connects with the rest of Cabo through buses and taxis.

Best area to stay in Cabo San Lucas for business - Downtown

Best area to stay in Cabo San Lucas for business – Downtown

Alojamiento en el Centro de Cabo San Lucas - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Downtown Cabo – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Cabo San Lucas:

  • Best area for business
  • Good nightlife
  • Best area to stay without a car

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Santa Fe Los Cabos by Villa Group

Hotel Santa Fe Cabo San Lucas offers an outdoor pool in downtown Cabo San Lucas and 2 km from the beach. It has bright studios and a supermarket.

from US$36
Budget

Hotel Real Dorado

Hotel Real Dorado is ideally located in downtown Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas, less than 1 km from Medano Beach, a 17-minute walk from La Empacadora Beach.

from US$21
Luxury

Bahia Hotel & Beach House

This design hotel is located in Acapulco, Mexico, right next to the beach. The hotel offers free WiFi and ocean views. Boca Chica has a spa and a fashion store. There is also a restaurant serving fresh seafood.

from US$146
 

 

 

3. El Tule

El Tule is an excellent area to stay in Cabo San Lucas because it is far from the hustle and bustle of Downtown, and it has many luxury hotels.

El Tule is popular for hosting the Club del Sol Golf, which offers desert landscapes and spectacular sea views.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Tule Beach, popular among surfers and runners.

El Tule has numerous elegant and intimate restaurants that make it a recommended area for romantic getaways or for a honeymoon.

Northeast of Cabo del Sol Golf in Tule is Viudas Beach, Santa María Beach and El Chileno Beach, the last two being great for family trips.

Best areas to stay in Cabo San Lucas - El Tule

Best areas to stay in Cabo San Lucas – El Tule

Accommodation in El Tule - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation in El Tule – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Cabo San Lucas:

  • Good area for romantic getaways
  • Luxury hotels
  • Club del Sol Golf

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    El Encanto All Inclusive Resort

    Featuring a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor pool and a fitness center, Encanto All Inclusive Resort is located in Cabo San Lucas, less than 1 km from Barco Varado Beach.

    from US$330
 

 

 

4. Hotel & golf area of San José del Cabo

Although, technically, it is a different population, the hotel and golf area of ​​San José del Cabo is a good alternative to stay in Cabo San Lucas for its many resort-style hotels and its various exclusive attractions.

For example, in the hotel area, you’ll find Playa Las Palmas, with waves that are the dream of any surfer.

The hotel area is home to the popular Cabo Dolphins, where families can have the experience of swimming with dolphins.

Another attraction here is the Fonatur Park, with picnic areas and children’s games that offer a break from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas.

In the hotel and golf area of ​​San José del Cabo is the Mall Plaza Del Pescador, with restaurants and shops for all tastes.

As expected, golf is one of the main attractions of this area, attracting many tourists that are fans of this discipline.

To get to the hotel and golf area of ​​San José del Cabo, buses are the most used means, but cars are a better option.

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Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas - Hotel & golf area of San José del Cabo

Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas – Hotel & golf area of San José del Cabo

Accommodation in the hotel area of San José del Cabo - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area


Accommodation in the hotel area of San José del Cabo – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Cabo San Lucas:

  • Good area for shopping
  • Exclusive area
  • Best area for golf players and lovers

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hyatt Place Los Cabos

Rooms at this modern hotel are air-conditioned and have an entertainment center with a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. They also have a small seating area.

from US$76
Budget

Marisol Boutique Hotel

Located just 200 meters from the beach in San José del Cabo, Marisol Boutique Hotel offers 8 elegant rooms with air conditioning. Free WiFi is available throughout the premises.

from US$53
Luxury

Posada Real Los Cabos

Posada Real Los Cabos is located on Las Mañanitas beach, in the San José hotel zone, and offers a private beach, putting green and an outdoor pool with a bar inside. Drinks are served.

from US$93
 

 

 

5. Downtown San José del Cabo

San José del Cabo is located at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula.

Downtown San José del Cabo is a good area to stay in Cabo San Lucas for those looking for a relaxed and colonial atmosphere.

Among the attractions that stand out here is the Plaza Mijares, full of trees and with an outdoor amphitheater for cultural events.

Other attractions that deserve a stop in this area are La Iglesia de la Misión, the town hall building, and the Casa de la Cultura, where you can enjoy theater and dance recitals.

The center of San José del Cabo is served by buses and taxis, but it can also be easily traveled on foot or by bike.

Downtown San José del Cabo is a good area to stay in Cabo San Lucas because, although it is in another city, it has hotels of all kinds, restaurants, and bars, without being too far.

Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas - San José del Cabo

Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas – San José del Cabo

Accommodation in San José del Cabo - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation in San José del Cabo – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Cabo San Lucas:

  • Peaceful area
  • Connected by public transport
  • Cheap hotels

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos All Inclusive

    Featuring a beachfront location, just 1 km from Fonatur Golf Club, Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos All Inclusive offers free WiFi, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and tennis courts.

    from US$200
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