Cabo 2018: Fun, Sun and No Humidity

We all love a beach vacation, don’t we?  But one thing I bet we don’t love, and that’s the stifling humidity that can accompany a fun in the sun vacation.

Well, believe it or not there’s an inexpensive, close to home fun in the sun destination that offers an escape from the aforementioned humidity, and that’s Cabo.


We just returned from a week in Cabo that was absolutely heaven on earth.  With warm, sunny days and refreshing cool evenings it was a terrific experience.  We actually dined al fresco every evening, and I’ve never been able to do that comfortably in the Caribbean. 

Our flight from DFW to San Jose del Cabo was 2 hours, 22 minutes.  The return flight home was only 2 hours 7 minutes.  Pricing for all-inclusive resorts in the Cabo area is actually less than in the Cancun/Riviera Maya area, so you get a lot of bang for your buck.

Jacque Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez the aquarium of the world, and during our trip that was made blatantly obvious.  Every day in the tidal pools in front of our resort we saw crabs, octopi, and a wide variety of fish.  Just offshore the hump back whales were blowing and breeching to our delight.

We spent some time in the pool with a couple who had gone deep sea fishing the day before.  They caught four marlin during that one day adventure. 

We opted for a whale watching adventure that put us right in the heart of the action.  We saw countless whales and saw some fantastic breeching as well as some fun flipper fun.  I would swear that whale knew it was waving at us. She floated on her back and waved at us, over and over.  It was incredible.

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After our tour we went into Cabo San Lucas and enjoyed a wonderful, budget friendly lunch followed by a visit to Cabo Wabo.  Cabo Wabo is a great place to enjoy live bands and great food; it was founded by none other than Sammy Hagar.  We all bought a Cabo Wabo souvenir and back to the resort we went.

Temperatures in Cabo don’t vary widely, however the enjoyable 77-81 degree winter temperatures seem mild compared to the 100 degrees it can hit in August and September.  Having said that, it is a dry heat, and believe me that makes a huge difference. 

Cabo is famous for offering 360 days of sunshine a year; the area receives only 12 inches of rainfall annually.  The resorts in Cabo utilize their own desalination plants to provide water to their guests.

Golf is the most obvious attraction on land for people coming to Cabo.  There are multiple world class courses at a wide variety of price points.  Most resorts offer discounted rates to the courses closest to them.

The Cabo airport is brand new due to the destruction suffered in 2014 from hurricane Odile.  In fact, most of the resorts are basically brand new after that powerful storm destroyed much of the area.

Many of the resorts in Cabo do not have swimmable beaches due to the dangerous undertow from the Pacific meeting the Sea of Cortez there at land’s end.  It pays to know before you go.

If you and your loved ones are looking for a fabulous 2018 fun in the sun vacation destination, you won’t find any better than Cabo.

Joy Gawf-Crutchfield owns and operates The Joy of Travel.  Contact Joy at 918-339-4805