Is Los Cabos the Same as Cabo San Lucas? What’s the Difference?

Ahhh, Los Cabos! The home of party-loving Cabo San Lucas – right at the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula – and its artistic sibling, San Jose del Cabo.

But… It’s a bit confusing. You’re planning a trip to Cabo, and you want to know: Is Los Cabos the same as Cabo San Lucas?

Are Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos the same?

Los Cabos is actually a reference to the two most famous towns in the area – Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Both are relatively close to each other.

Where is Los Cabos, Mexico, on the map?

Way down at the bottom of the peninsula, in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, you’ll find the two towns: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.

Okay, so what is the difference between Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo?

The smaller of the two is San Jose del Cabo.

Its larger sibling, Cabo San Lucas, is wild by comparison. It is much more of an international party-centric place, with bars and clubs littering its downtown area.

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Why is Cabo so popular?

Beautiful weather Sun, sun, sun. Cabo is quite literally one of the sunniest places in the world.

Whale watching

A variety of whales (mainly humpback) migrate past the Baja California Peninsula, often passing right by Cabo, making it surprisingly easy to see whales. Your chances of seeing one are high.

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