Most tourists visit Cabo San Lucas as an excuse to get away from cold weather. January and February are when the so-called “cold” temperatures roll in, dropping down into the 80s during the day and a cool 50 degrees at night. Try your best to stay warm. But winter also happens to coincide with prime whale-watching season, which peaks between December and March. March is also the start of spring break, so be wary of an influx of college students and binge drinking.
Held every October, the Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Jackpot Tournament is the world’s richest fishing competition and offers daily million-dollar prizes to the teams that can catch the heaviest fish. If you don’t want to pony up the $5,000 entry fee, the excitement down at the dock is free and lasts for the duration of the three-day event.
Redemption comes in the shoulder month of June in the form of the annual Stars & Stripes Fishing, Golf, and Music Festival. The feel-good tournament takes place over four days, with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters. The cheaper hotel rates are another reason to feel good.