How to Enjoy Summer 2020 in Los Cabos

By Elisa Allen Arias

Though the majority of expats and tourists stay away from Los Cabos in the summer months, there are some excellent perks of sticking around or scheduling a “low season” vacation here. After spending so much time under lockdown due to the pandemic, many people are itching for a summer getaway and Los Cabos would be the perfect choice. Los Cabos was the second destination in all of Mexico to be awarded the Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). This stamp was awarded to our region in early June for the hygiene and safety protocols already in place. Los Cabos offers many activities that can be enjoyed with your travel group without compromising social distancing recommendations in a low-risk outdoor environment. Inquire about the regulations at your favorite hotel and pack your mask with your sunscreen and bikini! 

Five Fun and Safe Reasons to Visit Los Cabos This Summer:

*The Mangos - There’s a saying in Los Cabos that if you taste the mangos, you’ll never go home. And summer is mango season! In Los Cabos you can find fresh mangos, mango con chile, mango jam, mango ice cream, and so much more. If you haven’t enjoyed fresh mango at the beach in your bathing suit, watching the sun go down, it’s time to cross that Los Cabos experience off your list!

*The Surf - South swell starts in the spring and keeps rolling through the Los Cabos area all summer long. Well-known rocky breaks with easy beach access are found up and down the coast, and less popular peaks can be found with a 4WD vehicle and a sense of adventure. Boards and surf lessons are available at local surf shops. The water is very warm so wetsuits aren’t necessary (but plenty of sun protection is!). And since you rarely sit closer than 3m (6ft) to anyone else in the water, it’s easy to maintain social distancing in the lowest risk environment: the outdoors.

*Private Boat Trips - Another great activity to enjoy is a private, chartered boat for fishing or snorkeling. Fishing trips can be very eventful once July rolls around, since it’s peak season for Marlin, Wahoo, and Dorado. Snorkeling is another great choice, especially if it’s a family trip, as the visibility can be up to 20m (60ft) and the water is very warm. A private boat will limit your exposure to other people, and boat captains will be taking all of the necessary precautions.

*Deluxe Beach Picnics - Going to the beach in Los Cabos is always a good idea, and health officials are working at popular beaches to maintain the government’s mandated capacities. Plan a day at your favorite beach and upgrade the experience to include a luxurious picnic. Deluxe platters of meats, cheeses, fruit, and more can be ordered from the new local business The Picnic Cabo, or pick up the day’s delicious special (and your favorite Farm Bar cocktail) at Flora Farms on your way to the East Cape. Cynthia Fresh Organik Restaurant  in San Jose del Cabo is also open for to-go orders and features delicious salads, pastas, and sandwiches. Pre-packaged deli specials and sandwiches can be picked up from either of the California Ranch Market locations, where you can also add some wine and beer to your cooler. Finally, Sano Plate is a Cabo San Lucas-based business that will deliver healthy, tasty meals to your home that you can take with you.

*Outdoor Restaurants
- Lastly, don’t forget to make reservations at one of our favorite Los Cabos restaurants that features outdoor seating and is open and ready to serve you!
Downtown Cabo San Lucas: Romeo and Julieta, Mi Casa restaurant
Medano Beach: Sur Beach House, The Office, Hacienda Cocina y Cantina
The Corridor: Toro Latin Kitchen, La Casona, Arbol at Ventanas al Paraíso, Manta at The Cape, The Rooftop at The Cape, Comal Restaurant at Chileno Bay Resort, Sunset Monalisa
San Jose Del Cabo: Mi Casa Restaurant, Acre (open for breakfast, opening for dinner July 3rd), Flora Farms, La Lupita and Jardin Secreto.
The Pacific Side: Nobu Los Cabos


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