Visiting Cabo San Lucas in January (Weather + Activities)

If you’re anything like us, the idea of flying south for the winter is very appealing. One of the popular places to do just that is Cabo San Lucas.

This chilled-out Mexican beach destination sits at the bottom of the Baja California Peninsula. Thanks to its southern location, it enjoys much warmer winter weather than most of the U.S. and Canada.

Temperatures in Cabo in January

The average high during the day ranges between 75 F (24 C) and 80 F (27 C). The average low (at night) dips to 55 F (13 C).

Credit: Weather Spark

13 Best things to do in Cabo in January

Credit: Art Cabo Gallery District Association

Whale watching

We’ve got good news. It’s whale watching season in Cabo! Humpback whales are the ones most commonly sighted. But there’s a chance of seeing blue, sperm and gray whales too.

Enjoying the beach

Cabo can be action-packed in January if you want it to be. But we wouldn’t blame you at all for just enjoying the wonderful beaches.

Swimming with whale sharks

If there’s just one thing you do when in Cabo San Lucas in January, make it snorkeling with whale sharks.


There are some great ziplining courses in Los Cabos, where you can whizz high above the trees and feel the adrenaline buzz for the rest of the day.

Credit: Cabo Adventures

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