Cabo is a fun location any time of year, but if you enjoy holiday parties, consider ringing in the New Year in this gorgeous locale!

Wow, where has 2019 gone? The year is almost done and you might be thinking about ringing in 2020 with an exciting break away in Cabo, or you may have already booked your trip to perfectly coincide with the date.

Either way, Cabo is an incredible choice for a winter getaway and for celebrating the start of 2020, too! In this article we’ll be looking at some amazing activities you can do in Cabo for your New Year’s vacation.

In the Day Time

Whale Watching

New Year’s occurs at the perfect time for whale watching, with the season being in its peak between mid-December and mid-January. This is when the whale calves start to be born and overall the most whale activity is seen. Cabo is well known for its titanic ocean visitors, so you’d really be foolish not to add a whale watching tour to your New Year’s’ trip’s itinerary.

Whale watching tours run throughout the day. Most tour providers will practice conscientious whale watching, where the whales aren’t interrupted or hunted, but instead naturally intercepted along their usually hunting or swimming routes. So while you wait for midnight to strike, why not make some amazing daytime memories?

Enjoy the Sun!

While most places in the world are experiencing winter chills, the colder months in Cabo are surprisingly warm with temperatures at a comfortable 73 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Cabo also boasts an average of 300 days of sun a year, so why not spend your day soaking up some vitamin D? Great activities for hot days include snorkeling, scuba diving, cruising, swimming (on safe beaches), golf, and alfresco dining.

Explore Downtown

Cabo celebrates New Year’s in a big way, and exciting daytime activity to undertake on New Year’s Eve is to explore the downtown area. Not only are there lots of great shops to purchase souvenirs from and delicious local cuisine, but you’ll also be able to soak up some of the excitement of the coming festivities. You’ll be able to watch locals go about setting up for their respective events, and also be able to scope out the best location for you to ring in 2020, too!

At Night

Fireworks over Médano Beach

One of the most popular events in Cabo is the New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Medano Beach. These fireworks happen at midnight and are dazzling to see as they sparkle off the ocean. This is a magical experience for anyone and shouldn’t be missed. On land, the best place to watch the firework display is at one of the many beachfront bars or restaurants. However, you may be looking for a more private or intimate experience. If you wish to feel like an A-lister for the night, consider hiring your own luxury yacht or sailboat to view the fireworks from.

If you’re not feeling like dealing with the crowds at the main display, then you can also explore some of the local venues that are putting on their own fireworks displays.

Sunset Cruise

If you’re more laid back and aren’t looking to dance the year away at one of Cabo’s many parties, why not watch the last sunset of 2019 on a luxury sunset cruise? Enjoying the beautiful scenery and watching the hustle and bustle of New Year’s prep on the shore with a nice glass of wine and a meal or light snacks can be the perfect way to wave goodbye to 2019.


To say the people of Cabo love to party is an understatement. Visitors to Cabo can choose from a whole host of parties and celebrations held on New Year’s Eve (and the early hours of New Year’s day, too!) Some parties may already be included in your holiday package, while others will need to be booked in advance. Prices will vary between locations, with some celebrations on the more luxury end and aimed at tourists, with other more affordable options allowing you to party with the locals.

Some popular events include the New Year’s Eve Party at Casa del Mar Golf Resort & Spa, which has a Mexican theme this year, as well as NYE XXXX AT THE CAPE for the dancers and ravers among us. For those looking for a more sedate celebration, there’s also New Year’s Eve Dinner at Flora Farms, which offers a gourmet dining experience, live music, and fireworks to round off your evening.

Happy New Year!

No matter how you like to celebrate, Cabo offers something for everyone. The perfect warm beach getaway from the cold and snow, Cabo truly is a haven for all ages. Make your Cabo New Year’s vacation plans now, so that when the holiday arrives, you’re ready to celebrate in the way you enjoy most!