January Weather Averages for Cabo san lucas

What's the weather Like in Cabo San Lucas in January

Temperature

With temperatures just slightly lower than those in December, January is the coolest time of the year in Cabo San Lucas. Daily average temperatures in January range from a high of 26˚C (79˚F) to a low of 12˚C (54˚F), with an overall average of 19˚C (66˚F). These temperatures make it warmer than its neighbours to the north such as San Diego and cooler than locations to its south including ...

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  • Temperature Temperature 19°C 66°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 26°C 79°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 12°C 53°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 10 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 3 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 27 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 24°C 75°F

What's the weather Like in Cabo San Lucas in January

Temperature

With temperatures just slightly lower than those in December, January is the coolest time of the year in Cabo San Lucas. Daily average temperatures in January range from a high of 26˚C (79˚F) to a low of 12˚C (54˚F), with an overall average of 19˚C (66˚F). These temperatures make it warmer than its neighbours to the north such as San Diego and cooler than locations to its south including Puerto Vallarta. The average sea temperature in Cabo San Lucas is 24˚C (75˚F), making the water somewhat cool for swimming and snorkelling.     

Sunshine Hours

You'll see some of the year's lowest levels of sunshine in January with an average of 10 hours a day, contrasted by the highs of 12 daily hours from April to June. Even at its cloudiest, Cabo San Lucas is a sunny place.   

Rainfall

January is the driest month in Cabo San Lucas. In close competition with April, January has an average of 27 rainy days but with an almost negligible average rainfall of 3mm. You are almost guaranteed sunny skies.

Humidity

Noticeable but not overbearing, January has a relatively high humidity of 83% in comparison to the lowest month of August with 73%.

Sunrise and Sunset

In January, the duration of daylight is constantly increasing. On January 1, the sun comes up at 6:46 am and falls at 7:46 pm, creating 13 hours of daylight. On January 31, with the longest daylight of the month, the sun rises at 6:34 am and sundown happens at 8 pm, with 13:26 hours of total daylight.

Wind Speed

You can expect winds to range from 0.04 m/s to 3.8 m/s in January, which is about the strength of the moderate breeze you'll experience for most of the year. December has the highest wind speed of the year topping at 4 m/s and August has the lowest with a 3 m/s maximum.

Extreme Weather

While the Pacific coast of North America doesn't get hit with tropical storms like the Atlantic side, there is a hurricane season in the region runs from June to October. As January falls well outside this window, extreme weather is unlikely.

Cabo San Lucas Hotels in January

There is no shortage of choice when seeking accommodations in Cabo San Lucas. Choose from high-end resorts featuring deluxe villas with personal plunge pools to chic boutique beach clubs and functional seaside hotels.

The Resort at Pedregal

Enter through a private tunnel to emerge in a world of luxury at the picturesque tip of Baja peninsula. The Resort at Pedegral offers deluxe suites ranging from one to four bedrooms with private plunge pools, fireplaces and terraces with magnificent ocean views. Cliffside accommodations in traditional Mexican style also have custom-made furniture and handcrafted design elements. Indulge in a body treatment at the world-class Luna y Mar Spa and dine on gourmet cuisine at either Don Manuel's or El Farallon restaurants.

El Encanto Resort at Hacienda Encantada

Overlooking the shimmering blue waters of the Sea of Cortez, El Encanto Resort has upscale villas and elegant suites with classic Mexican design. Enjoy lush gardens, a soothing jacuzzi and a large pool with a swim-up bar. Indulge in a body treatment at a holistic spa and sweat away stress in a traditional temazcal lodge. When exploration calls, you're near a championship golf course, The Arch and Puerto Paraiso Mall.

ME Cabo

Set along Médano Beach, ME Cabo offers magnificent views of Land's End and shimmering ocean waters that are perfect for swimming. The beach club draws inspiration from the Mediterranean with tones of light blue, grey and champagne found throughout. Chic accommodations have oceanfront balconies, lounge areas and in-room cocktail bars. Dance at a nightclub, enjoy international cuisine at their restaurant, indulge in a treatment at the spa or refresh at a swim-up bar in one of their two pools.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Los Cabos

A ten-minute walk from Medano Beach, Fairfield Inn & Suites has bright modern guestrooms with flat-screen TVs, ergonomic workstation and minibars. Enjoy a free breakfast buffet and grill your own lunch in a barbecue area with picnic tables. You can do some laps in an outdoor pool or hit the exercise machines in a state-of-the-art fitness centre.

Cabo San Lucas Beach for January

Playa Santa Maria

Santa María Beach is part of a marine sanctuary and so a great spot for snorkelling and swimming in waters that have an abundance of marine life. A protected bay also creates calm waters for swimming. You'll want to bring a camera as the pink sands and horseshoe-shaped terrain makes the beach picture perfect. While there are a few vendors, you won't find many food options so best you also bring something to snack on.

Bars and Restaurants

While Mexican-style seafood reigns at the seaside locale, Cabo San Lucas is home to diverse dining options. Enjoy fine dining with waterfront views, trendy bistros and late-night tacos on the bar scene.

La Casona

Set before the sea on the grounds of the Villa La Estancia resort, La Casona serves gourmet cuisine before panoramic views. Settle into seating by an outdoor fireplace to dine under the stars from a menu that's as diverse as the visitors who reach these shores. Enjoy an array of delights that range from comfort dishes such as choice ribeye steak and tempting New England clam chowder to fresh-caught sea bass and locally harvested lobster. Perfect for romantic nights and family meals, there's a children's' menu with kid favourites including creamy macaroni and cheese. La Casona offers a daily breakfast buffet from 7 am to 10:30 am. Dinner is served from 6 pm to 10:30 pm.

Peacock's Restaurant & Bar

You'll find an array of different dining vibes at Peacock's Restaurant & Bar, from tucked-away courtyard tables to seating in a mood-lit main dining room. A traditional Tuscan wood-fired oven bakes artisan pizzas, hearty bread and slow cooks ribs and suckling pig. Sourcing from organic produce, grass-fed cattle and free-range chickens, the eatery serves antibiotic- and chemical-free meals with a focus on sustainability. Peacock's is open daily from 5 pm to 10 pm.

Patagonia Restaurant

Patagonia Restaurant serves prime beef in the same style as its Argentinian namesake. The no-frills joint just off the downtown district has a wood-burning grill at its entrance that sizzles choice cuts brushed with tangy chimichurri sauce. Grass-fed beef from Chihuahua and Sonora is used for entrées that are paired with grilled vegetables. Don't let the restaurant's unassuming look steer you away from arguably the best steak you will have in Los Cabos. Patagonia is open from Monday to Saturday from 5 pm to 10:30 pm and closed on Sunday.

Tacos Gardenias

Serving for over 30 years on Paseo de la Marina, Tacos Gardenias has a history of satisfying hungry locals and visitors alike. Don't be dissuaded by the plastic tables and unremarkable ambience. A central kitchen churns out some of the tastiest tacos in town, including the locally inspired cactus taco, fried pork rind offering and cochinita pibil taco with marinated pork. Try the house speciality of Shrimp Molcajete with cheese, onion and salsa. Gardenias is open daily from 8 am to 10 pm.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas in January

Go Kiteboarding!

A short drive from Cabo San Lucas you'll find less-crowded beaches that are perfect for learning to kiteboard. Strap in and take off from soft white sands. A powerful WaveRunner will pull you aloft for a soaring ride above the Sea of Cortez. Fly immediately like a pro or start slowly with a two-line trainer kite.

See Live Music Downtown

Hit downtown Cabo San Lucas if you want to check out the local music scene. The multitude of venues that feature live music includes the famed Cabo Wabo Cantina, owned by rocker Sammy Hagar. You'll also find live local bands playing at hot spots such as Jungle Bar and Cabo Blue. Three ex-pro surfers own Faraway, a bar that showcases area talent and has welcomed world-famous rock stars.

Whale Watching Tours

Whale watching can be easily found off the shores of Cabo San Lucas from mid-December to mid-April. One of the best ways to get up close to these magnificent creatures is to board a whale-watching tour. Set off from the harbour to spot humpback and grey whales as they gather in the warm waters to mate and birth in nursery bays.

Snorkel at Cabo Pulmo National Park      

For a sublime marine-life encounter, check out Cabo Pulmo National Park. The natural protected area is home to a massive coral reef where you can spot sea turtles, manta rays and whale sharks. Diving is one of the best ways to experience the park and the area has a large number of dive shops that can arrange the trip.

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