While many tourists shy away from a visit to Mexican destinations like Los Cabos during the wetter months, experienced travelers know that August offers some of the best space on the calendar in which to discover the twin towns. Not only is August perfect for avoiding the large crowds that descend upon the area most of the year, ensuring a seat for visitors at popular bars and restaurants, there are also a range of public events scheduled for these exhilarating weeks.
Wonders in the Waves
August represents a prime time in Los Cabos for lovers of the ocean, as swell patterns bring favorable conditions for a number of nautical activities. Surfers from around the world flock to the tip of the Baja California peninsula to enjoy consistent waves at beaches on the Sea of Cortez such as Old Man’s Beach and The Rock without the chillier temperatures that come with ideal surf on the Pacific side during the winter.
Beneath the turquoise waters off the shores at Los Cabos, the locale offers one of the most active fishing environments in the Americas during this time of year as well. Common Pacific fish such as grouper and snapper are plentiful in the ocean at the peak of fishing season as well as huge deep water sport fish like the marlin and bluefin tuna.
For this reason, several high profile international fishing tournaments take place in the area, including the Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament that puts over 150 teams from around the world in competition for millions of dollars in prizes as well as the Stars & Stripes tournament that benefits the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
A Tasty Time of Year
This month will also bring plenty of local flavor to the streets of these twin towns. The Mango Festival and San Ignacio Traditional Festivities at Todos Santos highlights the importance of the featured ingredient in Mexican cuisine, with local restaurants inviting diners to enjoy dishes driven by the tropical fruit. There will also be walking and horseback tours as part of this themed presentation as well as display of handmade local crafts.
Mole is another of the most iconic Mexican foods, and the last days of August in Los Cabos will shine a spotlight on this traditional favorite. The Mole and Chocolate festival will span from the 20th to the 24th, in the meantime exposing thousands of admirers and curious eaters to an extensive variety of casseroles, pasta, and signature recipes from guest celebrity chefs as well as cooking demonstrations, wine pairing workshops, live music, and other special events.
Pros Play for Prestige
August delivers compelling content for sports fans as well, bringing the annual Los Cabos Mifel Open to the twin towns for a third year on the 28th and 29th of the month. This global tournament puts the talents of the top competitors in the world on full display, classified as an ATP 250 event in the World Tour of the sport’s ruling body and serving as a proving ground for some of the best up and coming players on the planet.
Far from being sleepy season, August in Los Cabos offers something special for practically any visitor, and a visit during this time can even net smart shoppers significant savings on airfare. From yearly festivals to elite competitions, there’s always something to see at Land’s End.