If you haven’t considered visiting Cabo in April, you definitely should! This month is the perfect time to explore the stunning beaches, enjoy the warm weather, and experience the vibrant atmosphere of this Mexican paradise. Wondering what to expect? Let me give you a sneak peek!
In this article, I will share all the ins and outs of traveling to Cabo in April. From the delightful temperatures and the refreshing sea breeze to the exciting events and activities that await, I’ll cover it all. You’ll soon find out why this is such a fantastic time to embark on an unforgettable adventure to Cabo.
Is April a good month to go to Cabo?
Yes! April is hands down one of the best months to visit this stunning destination and soak up its incredible offerings.
The city is beautiful in the springtime, and the temperatures are warm and delightful without being scorching hot. Plus, there’s an extra perk – you won’t have to worry about rain dampening your plans during this time of year. So you can explore everything this city has to offer, from its charming shops and restaurants to its picture-perfect beaches.
If you’re a fan of lively atmospheres, April also happens to be spring break season. Spring breakers flock to Cabo during this time, adding an extra dose of excitement and energy to the city. You’ll find plenty of action and nightlife hotspots that come alive after dark. Get ready for some unforgettable memories and epic parties!
But hold on, if you’re not a fan of big crowds and prefer a more serene getaway, don’t worry. Things start to quiet down in the later half of the month as spring breakers start to dwindle. That means you can enjoy lower rates and fewer crowds while still experiencing the fabulous Cabo vibes. It’s the best of both worlds!
So, in a nutshell, if you’re looking for a mix of fun and tranquility, April in Cabo could be just what you need.
Pros & Cons Of Visiting Cabo in April
- The weather is ideal with warm temperatures and minimal rainfall
- Spring Break Crowd Subsides in the second half of the month
- Lower Accommodation Rates: As the peak tourist season slows down, hotels and resorts may offer more affordable rates and promotions
- Occasional Chilly Nights
- Crowded popular attractions in the first half of the month
- Busier beaches
How is the weather in Cabo in April?
The weather is one of the reasons we love visiting Cabo in April. As winter takes its final bow and the arrival of spring becomes apparent, the climate in Cabo becomes increasingly enjoyable for tourists.
April strikes a perfect balance, offering warmth without overwhelming heat and a delightful escape from colder regions. Plus there is a low possibility of rain, making it ideal for any outdoor activity and beach fun.
Let’s explore further to understand what makes the April weather in Cabo so remarkable.
Temperatures in Cabo in April
Expect to bask in warm and pleasant temperatures while exploring the beautiful landscapes of Cabo in April.
With average daytime highs hovering around 80-85°F (26.5-29.5°C), it’s the perfect time to grab a towel, lay by the pool, and work on your tan. The temperatures are just right for enjoying some fun under the sun without feeling overwhelmed by the heat.
Evenings tend to be a bit chilly in April in Cabo. With temperatures dropping down to 64-71°F (17.5-23°C), it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a romantic dinner al fresco, surrounded by the gentle breeze and the magical lights of the city. So, you might want to pack a light sweater to keep you cozy during evening strolls.
Rainfall in Cabo in April
April marks the end of the dry season in Cabo. This means that rainfall is less likely at this time of year than it will be in the coming months.
It’s safe to say that on an average day in April, there is a 0% probability of rain in Cabo. So you can rest assured that your outdoor plans won’t be dampened by unexpected showers.
Even on those rare occasions when it rains, it’s nothing more than a mere sprinkle. We’re talking about a minuscule 0.01 inches (0.1 mm) of precipitation. To put it simply, it’s hardly enough to even be considered rainy.
How humid is Cabo in April?
In April, Cabo San Lucas experiences a moderate level of humidity, with an average relative humidity of around 59%. So what does this mean for your activities in Cabo?
Well, this level of humidity is actually quite comfortable. It won’t leave you feeling sticky and sweaty while exploring the city or lounging on the beach compared to summer months where humidity can reach highs of over 70%.
Is Cabo windy in April?
On average, the wind speed in April blows at around 11.7 miles per hour or 18.7 kilometers per hour. Now, you might be wondering what that actually means for your vacation.
The great thing about this moderate wind is that it keeps the days pleasantly cool, especially during the sizzling afternoons.
Moreover, if you’re a fan of water sports like sailing, surfing or kite flying, you might be excited to know that April can provide ideal conditions for those activities.
Cabo Sea Water Conditions in April
In April, the ocean temperature in Cabo settles at an average of 74°F (23°C), which might sound a touch chilly for a dip.
While it may not be as warm as the inviting waters of summer, it is still quite bearable for the locals and those die-hard water enthusiasts who don’t mind a refreshing splash.
Sunset and sunrise in April
In April, you can expect the sun to rise at around 6:53 a.m. And as the day comes to a close, you can watch the sunset at 7:31 p.m.
With an average of 12.6 hours of daylight, granting you plenty of time to venture out and explore all the wonders April has to offer.
Can you swim in the ocean in Cabo in April?
During this time of the year, the ocean waters start to warm up, but they might still give you a little chill compared to the summer months. Picture a refreshing dip rather than a warm bath. The cooler water temperatures mean that swimming in April might not be everyone’s cup of tea.
As previously mentioned, on average, the water temperature in April hangs around 74°F (23°C). Which is not too bad, but it might take you a moment to get used to that initial shock of the water.
Sure, it might give you a little shiver at first, but if you’re not afraid of a refreshing dip, you can certainly take a plunge into the ocean in Cabo during April.
Is Cabo Crowded in April?
The first week of April in Cabo can be a hit or a miss when it comes to crowds. Spring breakers absolutely love hitting Cabo beaches, especially the famous Medano beach, so it can get pretty busy around that time.
However, towards the end of April, the crowds start to thin out and give way to a more relaxed vibe. So if snagging the perfect spot in any of Cabo beaches is on your to-do list, don’t worry, those sought-after beach spots tend to become more available in the last three weeks of the month.
You can expect restaurants to NOT be crazy with people, with shorter wait times (if any at all). I mean, I’ve never had to wait too long during this time, maybe a max was 10 minutes without a reservation, to be served at a restaurant.
Moreover, the end of April also means fewer tourists hopping on those tours, so you’ll have more freedom to explore, enjoy, and make the most out of your time in those activities you have planned out.
Best Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas in April
There’s always something going on in Cabo, and it’s tough to be bored, especially in April.
Take a look at my carefully curated list of the top experiences that will make your visit to Cabo San Lucas truly unforgettable.
1. Cheers to spring at El Squid Roe
You truly haven’t fully experienced Cabo until you have partied at the legendary El Squid Roe.
The vibrant energy of El Squid Roe is contagious. With its lively music, enthusiastic crowd, and talented dancers, it’s impossible not to get caught up in the excitement.
While during the day, El Squid Roe serves up some delicious meals (don’t miss their incredible guacamole, made right at your table). Things really heat up after 11:00 p.m. when the upper level opens up and transforms into a vibrant nightclub.
You won’t believe the sights at El Squid Roe. Servers equipped with tequila spray tanks roam through the lively crowds, adding an extra bit of excitement to the atmosphere.
And if you’re lucky enough to snag a spot on the upper level, you’ll have the perfect vantage point to watch all the dudes and divas tear it up on the dance floor down below.
Tip: Don’t miss their signature drink, the “Squid Shot” – a mouthwatering blend of tequila and secret ingredients that will leave you wanting more.
2. Participate In a Tequila Tasting Tour
There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the Mexican spirit than by indulging in a tequila-tasting tour. This tour will take you on an unforgettable journey through the rich history and flavors of tequila.
You’ll have the opportunity to sample six distinctive tequilas and three delightful mezcals. I know, it doesn’t get much better than that! You’ll also treat your taste buds to traditional treats like agave heart and dark chocolate. It only costs $35 USD per person.
If you prefer to be the master of your own tequila adventure, Pancho’s Restaurant & Tequila Bar is the place to be. The ambiance is great and they serve delicious food to complement the booze. Their fantastic tasting menu showcases four amazing types of tequila: Resposado, Blanco, Mezcal, and Anejo.
3. Join the spring break crowds in Medano Beach
If you’re planning on visiting in early April, you’ll be right in the middle of all the partying and fun. One of the best places to experience the vibrant energy of this time of year is at Medano Beach.
Medano Beach isn’t just about swimming and sunbathing. If you’re into thrill-seeking water activities, you’re in for great fun. Get your adrenaline pumping as you jet ski on the waves or soar high above the ocean while parasailing.
If you’re searching for a vibrant daytime party experience, Medano Beach also offers just that. Four brightly colored beach bars stand out, presenting you with the challenging decision of choosing where to begin your day’s adventure. Conveniently located side by side, hopping between them becomes effortless, allowing you to enjoy all of them throughout the day.
Note: The pubs nearest to the shore are usually the most pricey. The further you go away from town along Medano Beach, the cheaper they become.
4. Jet skiing
Why not give jet skiing a try this April? It’s a fantastic way to embrace the warm weather.
If you’re up for some jet skiing action, I highly recommend booking a private tour along the stunning Baja coastline. From cruising alongside the iconic El Arco to exploring hidden gems along the coastline, you’ll be in for a jaw-dropping treat.
Be sure to sneak a peek at the stunning underwater creatures, from playful dolphins to vibrant fish, during your journey.
What’s even better is that this jet skiing tour departs from the picturesque El Medano Beach, so you’re in for a treat right from the start.
Don’t worry if you’ve never tried jet skiing before—they make sure to provide you with detailed safety instructions before you set off. The tour costs $80 USD per person for the 30-minute ride, and they even provide life jackets for everyone. How convenient is that?
5. Explore the Sierra de la Laguna
One of the top things to do when in Cabo in April is to venture into the Sierra de la Laguna. Now, this isn’t your average hiking experience. This pristine UNESCO biosphere reserve features lush greenery, waterfalls cascading down, natural water slides that are just begging to be enjoyed, and even hot springs to relax in.
I must mention, though, that exploring Sierra de la Laguna is best done with a knowledgeable guide. Edgardo Cortes, the owner of Baja Sierra Adventures, is your go-to guy for an unforgettable experience. With him, you’ll embark on thrilling multi-sport treks that include biking, hiking, and even swimming in the hidden wonders of the area.
With these trips you won’t just be seeing the sights, but also getting a chance to dine with the locals at working ranches and maybe even learn how to make tortillas over an open fire. And since the tour won’t be available in August and September, April is a great time to take advantage.
Note: The home baze of the tour is at Santiago so you will have to drive there.
6. Watch a movie Puerto Paraiso Mall
After a day of exploring the stunning natural beauty of Cabo San Lucas, why not wind down and relax by catching a movie? Sink into plush seats, grab some popcorn and a soda, and enjoy the latest Hollywood flicks at the multiplex cinema.
Puerto Paraiso Mall offers not just one, but ten air-conditioned theaters showing first-run films. Whether you’re a fan of action-packed blockbusters, romantic comedies, or thrilling adventures, there’s bound to be a movie that suits your taste. Plus, most of them are in English (with Spanish subtitles).
If you’re looking to take your movie-watching experience up a notch, you can grab tickets for the VIP theaters. It’s totally worth it! For just a few extra pesos, you’ll get to sink into those massive reclining leather seats.
7. Or, Peruse the Puerto Paraiso Mall
Want to make the most of your time after watching a movie at the amazing Puerto Paraiso Mall? Exploring the rest of what it has to offer.
Puerto Paraiso Mall is not only a great entertainment venue but also a shopping mecca. Step inside the mall and you’ll find yourself surrounded by an array of shops and restaurants.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I always love a little retail therapy. And Puerto Paraiso Mall absolutely delivers! Wander through the diverse range of high end stores and find that perfect souvenir to take home.
From trendy boutiques to well-known brand outlets like Louis Vuitton and Dior, they’ve got it all. Rest assured, you won’t leave empty-handed.
And when hunger strikes (because shopping can definitely work up an appetite). Treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants or grab a refreshing drink at a local bar.
8. Go Horseback Riding On the Beach
Over the course of an hour and a half, this tour will take you to explore the breathtaking desert landscape, marvel at stunning ocean cliffs, and, of course, ride along the pristine beaches of Cabo.
The guide will point out cacti and teach you about the native plants of the region. You’ll not only have an incredible experience, but you’ll also learn a thing or two!
Now, here’s where it gets even better-experienced riders have the opportunity to canter on the beach.
To make things even more convenient, transportation from your hotel is included in the tour package. And let’s not forget about the little things: water and snacks are also provided to keep you energized throughout the ride. For all this awesomeness, it’s just $89 USD per person. Talk about a great deal!
Tip: During your ride, be sure to bring your camera to capture all those incredible sights.
9. Stroll around Cabo San Lucas Marina
Cabo San Lucas offers a lot of captivating spots to explore, and the marina must not be missed during your visit. Serving as the central hub of the city, this lively area steals the spotlight with its countless activities and captivating sights.
Don’t forget your camera, as this vibrant setting is sure to present numerous photo-worthy moments that you won’t want to miss.
As you stroll through the marina, you’ll spot a kaleidoscope of stunning luxury yachts, fishing boats, and sailboats moored against the backdrop of panoramic ocean views.
Take a moment to admire the impeccable craftsmanship and elegance of these vessels that have become a symbol of the city’s coastal lifestyle. Or, you can await the arrival of the fishing boats and witness the skilled fishermen in action, as they proudly display their bountiful catch of the day.
You’ll be surrounded by a myriad of waterfront restaurants, cafes, and boutiques. Maybe do some shopping too? Or perhaps you’d like to relax and sip on a cold margarita at one of the lively bars. This captivating place seamlessly blends tourism with the authentic flavors of local culture.
Special Events & Festivals in Cabo in April
Semana Santa (Holy Week)
Semana Santa kicks off on Palm Sunday and goes all the way until Easter Sunday. This religious holiday brings in a ton of visitors from all over.
People flock to Cabo San Lucas for Mass on Good Friday and Easter Sunday to honor the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
But it’s not just about the religious ceremonies. The whole city comes alive with parades, processions, and non-stop celebrations. It’s an absolutely vibrant atmosphere that you won’t want to miss.
Día Del Niño (Children’s Day)
Every year on April 30th, the vibrant town of Cabo San Lucas comes alive with celebrations for Día del Niño (Children’s Day). Although not an official public holiday, this special day shines a spotlight on children.
The kids eagerly anticipate this joyful day dedicated to fun and excitement. With a break from school, they are treated to extraordinary events, engaging activities, and gifts.
The entire town buzzes with lively music, captivating shows, and mesmerizing magic performances. Water parks and amusement parks extend generous discounts, adding to the excitement of this special day.
Families planning a visit to Cabo San Lucas during this time will find themselves immersed in a vibrant atmosphere, with numerous opportunities for their children to join in on the fun.
During Easter, Cabo San Lucas comes alive with daytime parades and spirited events that showcase the rich culture of Mexico. As you stroll through the lively streets, you’ll be treated to a spectacle of colorful floats, traditional costumes, and lively music.
It’s a fantastic opportunity to witness firsthand the joy and enthusiasm with which the locals celebrate this significant holiday.
No Easter experience in Cabo San Lucas would be complete without indulging in the delectable traditional foods. From savory tamales to sweet pan de Pascua (Easter bread), you’ll find a wide range of culinary delights to savor and enjoy.
Tips for Planning Your Trip to Cabo in April
Here are a few tips on traveling to Cabo in April:
What to dress for Cabo in April?
In April, the weather is just perfect – warm but not scorching hot, with a refreshing sea breeze. Now, the big question is: what should you pack for your getaway?
Here are some must-haves in your suitcase:
- Swim trunks
- Athletic Leggings
Light and airy clothing
- Cover-ups or sarongs (handy for transitioning from the beach to other activities)
- Tank tops
- Capri or Lightweight/loose trousers
Comfortable footwear, opt for:
- Comfortable walking shoes
Light jacket or sweater: April evenings in Cabo can be a bit cooler, so bring a lightweight layer for added warmth.
Casual evening attire: For dinners and evenings out, bring along some casual outfits like sundresses for women or lightweight pants and shirts for men.
Extras to pack
- Sun hat
- Beach bag or backpack
How much to Budget to visit Cabo in April?
Considering that April is not the peak travel season but rather falls into the shoulder season, it’s reasonable to expect a decrease in prices for certain things during this month.
The reduced number of tourists translates into lower hotel occupancy, resulting in more affordable accommodation prices. For example, high-end resorts like Solmar Resort and Hotel Tesoro Los Cabos can be booked for less than $200 per night.
To get a clearer picture of the expenses involved in a trip to Cabo during April, let’s explore the specific vacation prices in Cabo in April.
- Accommodation: $116 per night
- Meals: $47 per day
- Activities: $70 to $174 per day
- Transportation: $26 per day
- Flight cost: $200
Total Average expenses to visit Cabo in April: $563
Tip: It’s better to budget a little higher than lower. This way, you’ll have a cushion in case unexpected expenses arise, rather than scrambling to find more money when you’ve already exhausted your initial budget.
Is Cabo Safe to travel to in April?
The answer is a resounding yes! Cabo San Lucas is a well-developed resort town that caters to tourists’ needs.
It is generally safe for travelers, including during the month of April. The city takes security very seriously and has implemented various measures to ensure the safety of visitors.
Crime rates in Cabo have been relatively low compared to other parts of Mexico. The area has a strong police presence, and the local authorities work diligently to maintain a safe environment for residents and tourists.
However, like with any other travel destination, it’s always important to exercise caution and practice common sense.
Where to Stay in Cabo in April?
No vacation plans are complete unless one’s lodging is sorted. Here are some lodging options for your April vacation to Cabo.
Cabo Vista Hotel Adults Only
Cabo Vista is a bit off the beaten path, but still within walking distance of the city center and the beach. Each room is a mini-suite with a kitchen, providing plenty of space. Plus, you’ll enjoy free daily breakfast and beach essentials like towels and umbrellas. The nightly rate ranges from $100-200 USD.
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas – All Inclusive
At the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, they go above and beyond to make sure you feel truly taken care of during your stay. The resort is filled with all the amenities you need for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Indulge in a variety of restaurants, work out in the state-of-the-art gyms with beach views, and relax on the stunning private beach.
Hotel Los Patios
Hotel Los Patios is conveniently located just a quick 4-minute stroll from downtown Los Cabos. Guests can expect exceptional service alongside comfortable rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs and fast Wi-Fi. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views or relaxing garden vistas from the balcony. Indulge in mouthwatering Mexican and international cuisine at the restaurants.
Where to Eat in Cabo in April?
There are numerous fantastic places to eat in Cabo San Lucas. Here are some recommendations:
- La Dolce Vita – If you’re in the mood for Italian cuisine, La Dolce Vita is a great choice. Prices range from $15 to $30 per person.
- The Office on the Beach: Enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine with a stunning beachfront view. Prices range from $15 to $35 per person.
- Edith’s – Known for its upscale Mexican seafood dishes and elegant atmosphere. Prices range from $20 to $50 per dish.
Traveling to Cabo in April is a decision you won’t regret. The perfect blend of pleasant weather, thrilling events, and awe-inspiring natural beauty makes it an unbeatable destination.
No matter what kind of vacation you’re dreaming of, one thing is for sure: the most amazing trips to Cabo in April are all about embracing the weather and culture.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to bask in the warm sun, mingle with the friendly locals and the spring break crowds, and explore the stunning beaches.
Discover why Cabo in April is a must-visit destination for travelers from all over the world. Whether you’re planning a weekend escape or an extended month-long vacation, you’ll find endless opportunities in April.