With golden sand beaches, high-end hotels, marine parks teeming with sea life and endless water activities to enjoy, Cabo San Lucas ticks a lot of vacation boxes.
Figuring out the best time of year to visit Cabo can be a bit of a puzzle, given its year-round appeal.
If considering a visit in June, planning your trip to Cabo will be different than organizing one during the bustling high season of winter.
Is June a good time to visit Cabo San Lucas?
Well, June has an appeal of its own. So if you’re wondering what to do in Cabo San Lucas in June, read on!
Our June Cabo travel guide dives into everything from swimming with Mobula rays (unforgettable!) to hitting up the area’s best surf spots.
We spend a lot of time in Cabo. And if we can, ahem, brag a little, we think our guide – complete with essential weather insights and packing tips – is your ticket to having an awesome June vacation in Los Cabos!
Weather in Cabo San Lucas in June
Temperature in Cabo in June
The Los Cabos weather in June is hot.
The average high is 89 F; the average temperature doesn’t stray below 74 F. With all that heat, there’s no better time of year to cool off with some water activities.
Number of sunny days in June
You can expect 24 sunny days in the month, with 7½ hours of sunshine a day in June on average.
Basically, the Cabo San Lucas weather in June is mostly sunny. That means plenty of time hanging out at the beach!
Is Cabo humid in June?
It’s not bad (the beginning of June is better).
The average humidity level in June in Cabo is around 65%. Comfortable humidity levels are between 30% and 60% – so 65% isn’t too humid.
But the humidity can max out at 94%. And it’s more humid toward the end of June than it is at the beginning of the month.
Is June the rainy season in Cabo?
Rain usually isn’t in the forecast when looking at the weather in Cabo in June. June doesn’t fall in the rainy season.
There’s a greater chance of rainy days towards late June. But there’s usually less than ½ an inch of rain across the whole month on average.
Is June in the Cabo San Lucas hurricane season?
If you’re wondering, “When is hurricane season in Cabo San Lucas?” – don’t worry. It’s not June.
That said, tropical storms can occur between May and November. However, hurricanes usually only strike in September and sometimes early October.
Water temperature in Cabo San Lucas in June
On the east coast of Los Cabos, the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) begins to heat up in June, with an average sea temperature of 73½ F.
While the water isn’t as warm as it is in October or November, it’s perfectly pleasant for swimming, especially as the outside air temperature is hot.
Los Cabos in June: It’s in the shoulder season
Despite the great weather, June is surprisingly not the high season in Los Cabos.
It’s therefor less expensive to visit Cabo San Lucas in June (and the end of May), as this is the shoulder season.
The cheapest time of year to visit Cabo is July to September (low season).
See our guide on the subject if you’re wondering if Cabo is expensive or not.
9 Best things to do in Cabo in June
1) Visit Espiritu Santo Island
What should you not miss in Cabo San Lucas in June? A visit to Espiritu Santo Island!
The UNESCO-recognized Espiritu Santo Island National Park is located around a 75-minute boat ride from La Paz. (La Paz itself is around 2 hours by car from Cabo San Lucas.)
The national park is actually an archipelago, comprising two main islands – Isla Espiritu Santo and Isla La Partida – with a scattering of smaller islets in the vicinity.
Created by volcanic activity, Espiritu Santo is fringed by white sand beaches, intriguing rock formations and sparkling seas.
Not only that, it’s home to an abundance of wildlife, making visiting it one of the best day trips from Cabo.
The adventure begins before you even get there, with dolphins, whales and Mobula rays commonly seen on the boat ride over to Espiritu Santo.
Luxury sailing trip by Baja Charters
If you’re looking for an amazing Espiritu Santo trip, look no further than this 5-star-rated tour run by Baja Charters.
(We’ve used Baja Charters twice now to go swimming with whale sharks in La Paz).
The full-day Espiritu Santo experience includes hotel pick-up in Cabo, sailing from La Paz on a luxury sailing catamaran, breakfast, a hot chef-prepared lunch and an open bar.
The boat has private washrooms with hot freshwater showers – nice for rinsing off the saltwater after swimming and snorkeling.
You’ll get to explore Espiritu Santo Island on foot and in the sea, with the use of SUP boards, kayaks and snorkel gear included.
It’s on the pricey side, but you’ll have a totally stress-free adventure.
Catamaran trip by Cabo Adventures
A less expensive tour from Los Cabos is offered by Cabo Adventures. (We’ve enjoyed several other tours with them – and they also do a great job.)
Their all-day sailing and snorkeling Sea of Cortez adventure includes round-trip transfers from Cabo San Lucas, cruising from La Paz on a sightseeing catamaran, use of snorkeling gear, breakfast, a deli-lunch and an open bar.
There’s lots of free time to swim and snorkel too.
Small-group adventure from La Paz
Leaving La Paz on a small boat, you’ll be whisked to Espiritu Santo to enjoy lunch on a sandy beach, embark on a short hiking tour of the island and spend some time snorkeling with the marine life. Who knows – you may even spot a sea lion!
2) Go surfing
The best time for surfing in Cabo is the summer months.
The surf is top-notch from June to August, meaning you’ll be visiting in time to catch some awesome waves – along with everyone else who flocks to this popular part of the Baja California coast.
But don’t sweat it if you’re not a seasoned surfer, have never caught a wave or just want to polish your surfing skills. That’s where these surfing lessons come into play.
Get in touch and you’ll have a chance to hang out with some professional surfers while learning the ropes.
These guys will show you some of the best surf spots in the area (especially ones that are ideal for beginners). Typically, the surf lessons in June take place at Costa Azul Beach (and, for beginners, Acapulquito Beach on the far south side of Azul Beach).
First-timers will learn the basics, while those with more experience can pick up advanced tips from the local surfers running the school. The 3-hour workshops also include snacks, round-trip hotel transportation and – of course – a surfboard to use.
3) Do a day trip to Cabo Pulmo
The June weather in Cabo is also ideal for doing a day trip to Cabo Pulmo.
Located some 62 miles north of the glitz and glamour of Cabo San Lucas, this national marine park is a sanctuary for North America’s oldest coral reefs. Imagine, you’ll find 11 different species of coral here, some over 20,000 years old!
Protected by Ramsar and UNESCO, it’s a kayaking and snorkeling paradise. If you’re into discovering marine life such as rays, schools of jackfish, eels, and sea lions, this place is nothing short of magical.
Like visiting Espiritu Santo Island (#1 above), visiting Cabo Pulmo is another must-do Cabo activity in June!
Cabo Pulmo kayaking and snorkeling tour
For a guided tour to Cabo Pulmo, consider this excellent snorkeling and kayaking adventure by Cabo Outfitters. (We’ve experienced only good things with this company.)
The tour includes pick-up from your accommodation in Cabo, after which you’re driven to Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park. (The drive to get there takes about two hours.)
The group size is small – limited to 11 participants. And you’ll get to do lots of kayaking and snorkeling, including paddling to where a remote sea lion colony likes to hang out.
After about 4 hours on the water, you’ll tuck into a delicious local lunch in the teeny tiny town at Cabo Pulmo, before being driven back to Los Cabos.
Cabo Pulmo snorkeling-only tour
An alternative is this snorkeling tour, run by Cabo Adventures (another company we recommend).
Complete with pick-up from your accommodation, they’ll take you to this marine wonderland, which you’ll explore by small boat. Snorkel to your heart’s content and then refuel at a local spot for a tasty lunch.
4) Snorkel with Mobula rays
You’ve probably gathered by now that snorkeling in Cabo in June is pretty fantastic!
Apart from all the amazing tropical fish, this time of year also brings the opportunity to swim with majestic Mobula rays as they migrate to the coast of the Sea of Cortez.
Every summer, thousands of Mobula rays flock to these waters for their all-important breeding season.
We’ve often seen them flying out of the water when walking along the secluded northern end of Medano Beach. But on a boat tour, you can witness the spectacle of entire squadrons of rays – up close – as they glide through the azure waters. (See video by BBC.)
This private Mobula ray snorkeling expedition makes it as easy as possible to spot and swim with them.
Once you’ve found the rays from the boat, you can snorkel with them near the surface or free-dive deeper to see them underwater. Bonus: You get free GoPro video footage and photos of your adventure.
Alternatively, you could join a small-group tour with Cabo Trek.
Heading out in a small boat, you’ll look for mobula rays on the move – with the aim of snorkeling with them once spotted. You may also see dolphins, whale sharks, orcas and sea lions.
Ray sightings aren’t guaranteed. But in June, you have a pretty good chance of running into hundreds of Mobula rays as they swim along.
5) Take a sunset cruise
What else can you do in Cabo San Lucas in June? Well, a sunset cruise is always a hit!
Sure, with its sparkling turquoise waters, Cabo dazzles under the bright daytime sun.
But when the sun begins to dip below the horizon, the sky and coastline transform into something even more enchanting.
There are many different sunset cruises on offer – from romantic dinner cruises to full-on party boats with free-flowing drinks.
6) Hang out on the beach (and by the pool)
With June being one of the warmest and driest months of the year in Cabo, it’s a great time to hit the beach and hang out by the pool.
The most popular beach is Medano Beach.
Starting from the east side of the marina, the beach stretches for two miles along Cabo San Lucas Bay. With a sandy floor and generally calm waters, it’s one of the best swimming beaches in Los Cabos.
Feel free to unfurl your towel on any patch of sand (the beaches are public).
But to elevate your beach day experience, try one of Cabo’s beach clubs.
The beach club you choose depends on the vibe you’re after.
Looking for an adults-only spot with incredible pool parties? Breathless Beach Club on Medano Beach is your go-to spot.
7) Enjoy a boat trip with snorkeling
Make the most of that perfect weather on your June trip to Cabo on a boat trip!
There’s a wealth of boat trips to choose from in Cabo. From simple water taxis and pirate cruises (great for families!) to luxury sailing trips, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
At a minimum, most boat trips take you to see Land’s End and the Arch.
The least expensive option is to hop on a water taxi or glass-bottom boat – their Land’s End tours are usually about an hour long. You can arrange to get dropped off at Lover’s Beach (only accessibly by sea) if you like, then picked up later.
Other boat tours throw in snorkeling too. You might sail or cruise to Santa Maria Bay and/or Chileno Bay. Floating mats and SUP boards may also be part of the bargain.
For a deluxe option, we’ve enjoyed this small-group 4-hour sailing, snorkeling and lunch cruise to Land’s End and Santa Maria Bay.
You know it’s going to be classy when you’re welcomed with mimosas and the maximum number of guests is 16.
Sip cocktails from the open bar, snorkel with yellow porkfish at Santa Maria Bay, enjoy a delicious bento box lunch (with fresh grilled shrimp, guacamole, chocolate truffles and more) and feed seagulls on the sail back.
Or, if you’re traveling as a family or with a group of friends, you might like one of the private boat cruises in Cabo?
We highly recommend this private 4-hour yacht cruise on the 40-foot Liberty.
You and a group of up to 10 can enjoy snorkeling and paddle boarding at Santa Maria or Chileno Bay – with lunch, premium drinks and towels included. You can even try your hand at fishing!
We went with our extended family and loved this private boat trip.
8) Go fishing
Given the rich sea life along this coast, it’s little wonder that fishing is a favorite activity here. And if you like to fish, you’ll be jazzed to learn that fishing in Cabo during June promises some of the best catches!
As the ocean warms up, it ushers in schools of dorado (mahi mahi) and the coveted blue marlin (and black marlin, too). There’s also an abundance of yellowfin tuna and roosterfish.
Toward the end of the month, the area plays host to the Stars & Stripes Tournament.
This competition isn’t just a fishing showdown. It also features a golf tournament and a music festival, all for a charitable cause. So, if you’re in Cabo San Lucas on the last weekend in June, don’t miss this exciting fun-packed festival!
Packing for a June visit to Cabo
Packing for a Cabo vacay in June isn’t difficult if you remember one thing – it’s going to be hot. The following are the main items to bring:
- Beach and pool gear: Pack your bathing suit, beach shoes and beach bag. Some vacation reading material is also a good idea!
- Sun protection: Protect yourself and your skin from harmful UV rays with high-SPF sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
- Footwear: Bring a pair of comfortable walking sandals (or shoes). You could even pack a pair of reef shoes.
- Tech and travel essentials: Don’t overlook a portable battery pack (nobody wants a phone with no juice), a travel adaptor if you’re traveling from outside the United States or Canada and headphones (so you can listen to those podcasts or music by the pool).
- Medications and personal care: Definitely pack a bathroom bag with all your essential medications and any toiletries that you may need.
- Travel documents: Essential! Remember your passport, driver’s license, travel insurance, hotel confirmation, booking references – that sort of thing.
So, is June a good time to go to Cabo? Last words
The winter months in Cabo (particularly the Christmas holidays) are prime time. One reason is because you can see humpback whales. Cabo San Lucas is an amazing place for whale watching!
But if you’re after a great place for a fun-filled summer vacation with plenty of water activities, June shines as one of the best months.
It’s also a fantastic time for family travel, with many good deals on hotels available. Take a look at our guide on traveling with kids in Cabo for tips.
June in Cabo is all about fun in the sun. From action-packed days swimming, boating and snorkeling to evenings on pirate ships or soaking up stunning sunsets, there are plenty of things to do in Cabo San Lucas in June.
We’ve no doubt your June getaway is going to be a blast and one for the memory books!
Photos: 1, 20 to 22 © Janice and George Mucalov, Cabo Visitor