With spring right around the corner and the prospect of a sunny getaway to tropical Mexico sounding more appealing than ever, you may be wondering which destination is the trendiest to visit for the upcoming season and your best bet for a relaxing vacation.

If you’re wary of crowds and don’t want your trip ruined by sargassum, Cancun and other Mexican Caribbean towns are a no-go in spring, and unless you’re sociable and actively looking for a libertarian party scene, Puerto Vallarta may not be an ideal option, either.

Now, if it’s a slow-paced beach holiday that piques your interest, and you want none of the usual hustle and bustle, then this paradisaical beach spot is for you:

Cabo Is Close To Selling Out This Spring

A duo of coastal towns separated by a 19-mile stretch of coast, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo have been popular leisure destinations for Americans for decades, particularly Californians and other West Coast residents, thanks to their geographical proximity and wide availability of flights.

In recent years, however, a new trend has begun to emerge, with a growing number of Europeans and other foreigners finding ‘Los Cabos’ their safe haven.

U.S. nationals remain, by far and large, the biggest clientele, but it’s fair to say Cabo is no longer kept a secret from the rest of the world.

Patio Overlooking Los Cabos Beach, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Latin America

As a result, demand for Cabo vacations has soared according to The Cabo Sun, with some arguing that off-seasons can no longer be considered an existing concept.

Hotel occupancy throughout spring, typically a quieter period, is already nearing 80 percent, and the season has not even started yet.

In fact, Los Cabos (including both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo) is officially the country’s second most sought-after beach destination, a direct reflection of the rising popularity among American, as well as non-American international guests.

Why Are Tourists Flocking To Cabo This Spring?

Tall coconut trees near the swimming pool with a view of El Arco from Riu Palace Hotel in Los Cabos.

Last year alone, 2.3 million foreign arrivals were recorded, at a year-on-year growth of 6.2%, and based on the latest booking trends, it’s safe to say 2024 will be a monumental year.

Still, the question remains: what is it about this resort spot that tourists, in particular Americans, love so much?

The answer is simple: it is a wellness destination of the first order.

Unlike their European counterparts, Americans do not enjoy generous annual leave policies, and most would only get 11 days of paid vacation every year.

In sum, it’s not often that an American citizen travels abroad, and if they do, it’s likely to be for a single week.

Beach in Los Cabos

That is why Mexico is so massively popular with this subgroup: it is just South of the border, it’s a short flight from home, and in Cabo’s case specifically, the all-inclusive package deals and easy access to beaches make it an incredibly convenient destination.

If you’re overworked and couldn’t travel during the busy holiday season as prices shot through the roof, and you’re considering Mexico for a sunny break this spring, kicking it back and not having to worry about a goddam thing, Cabo is a no-brainer.

The Highest Concentration Of Wellness Centers In LatAm

Woman Getting a Massage on the Beach

As it turns out, it is number one for wellness not only in Mexico, but the whole of Latin America, as well as the resort zone with the highest concentration of wellness centers and spa facilities. In other words, the well-being of guests is a top priority.

Hotels like Casa Dorada and One Only Palmilla offer guests healthy eating, a place for unwinding and letting go of their mundane worries, holistic treatments, and private beaches, while the landmark Grand Velas Los Cabos has been voted the best resort in the country.

View Of An Infinity Pool Facing The Pacific Ocean In Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

That being said, if you’re sojourning in Cabo this spring, you must be prepared to pay up, more so than in Cancun. As we reported last year, the average nightly rate for a room in Cabo is $600, and the high occupation expected for spring is bound to push prices up even higher.

Cabo is by no means a budget destination, and you should know that the peace and comfort you seek can come at a hefty price.

Once you’re lounging by that winding, azure pool, listening to the crashing of the waves in the distance, and getting pampered by staff, it’ll all have been worth it.

Cabo Is Perfectly Safe To Visit

Downtown Cabo San Lucas, Part Of The Los Cabos Dual Destination, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Cabo’s breathtaking nature is another huge draw for vacationers, as it is home to at least three of Mexico’s most iconic landmarks: the Arco de Los Cabos, a naturally-formed archway into the azure Pacific, the turtle-inhabited Cabo Pulmo and the romantic El Medano Beach.

All major resorts are located within short driving distance of the main attractions, and with the perception of safety being the sixth-highest in Mexico, and police routinely patrolling tourist sites, you have no reason to fear leaving your resort, or be overly concerned about violence.

Los Cabos Marina With Loads Of Boats And Yachts Docked, Baja California Sur, Mexico

According to the U.S. Department of State, the state of Baja California Sur, which both Cabos are part of, is a Level 2 destination: it is not exactly crime-free, as petty crime is sometimes observed in busier areas, and gang activity is still an issue in the suburbs, but Americans are not discouraged from visiting.

The vast majority of visitors, if not 100% of them, report a stress-free vacation. Luxury resorts and safety aside, Cabo has an important advantage over Cancun and every other Mexican Caribbean destination: it is never battered by sargassum, irrespective of season.

Sandy El Medano Beach In Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

The smelly seaweed that makes landfall on Mayan beaches in spring is native to the Atlantic, where the Caribbean is located.

Thus, it is not commonly observed in the Pacific, leaving Cabo’s golden-sand beaches undisturbed year-round.

Learn more about Cabo, and start planning your spring break here.

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