A Cabo San Lucas Bachelorette Party Guide to Plan Your Trip
The west coast of Mexico often gets forgotten for its better-known party cousin, Cancun. But a Cabo San Lucas bachelorette party may be just what the doctor ordered for the perfect girls' getaway. With plenty to do on land and on water—from sailing and paddle boarding to beach bars and spas—the sun-and-fun-loving bride will be more than happy on this dreamy getaway.
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If your bride is a water lover, find everything from swimming beaches to charter snorkeling boats to fill her paddling needs. Back on land, beach bars and luxury spas offer plenty for the bride looking to both party and R&R before her big day. Whatever you choose to do on a Cabo San Lucas bachelorette party, The Knot Shop has the matching swag—including swimsuits—to outfit your crew in desert wear (particularly handy if you choose to do a gal's photo shoot on the beach through a photographer on Flytographer.)
For the Adventurer
There are plenty of options for getting out on the water in Cabo. For starters, you can always rent kayaks and paddle boards from local retailers in the marina. Or consider setting sail on a whale watching or snorkeling charter. On land, consider some of Cabos other adventures, including ziplining and ATVing.
There are no shortages of spas in Cabo, so if she's looking to relax and unwind with a pedicure, massage, or facial, treat your bride and her tribe to a gal's day at one of these fantastic retreats: the One & Only Palmilla, where you'll find authentic Mexican wellness rituals; the Waldorf Astoria Spa, the ultimate in luxury; the award-winning Cabo San Lucas Desert Spa, which includes gorgeous private jacuzzis, and 17 treatment rooms; or the Saltwater Spa at Casa Dorada Los Cabos, which includes modern luxuries and a beauty salon.
For the Party Animal
Cabo is known for its nightlife, including epic pool parties, beach bars, and a great bar hopping scene along Marina Boulevard. If you're worried about hitting all of the best spots, consider booking a Cabo Crawl Tour, where you'll be guided to all the best spots, with drink specials included.
Cabo San Lucas Bachelorette Party Itinerary and Activities
You'll have a ton of fun fitting everything there is to do in Cabo into one three-day weekend. We've planned the ultimate Cabo San Lucas bachelorette party for those who want to do a little of everything: sand, surf, eat, and drink!
Morning: Start your Cabo bachelorette party with brunch at SUR Beach House, rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor. Just one of many open-air dining options with ocean views you'll enjoy this weekend, you can get things off on the right fruit with options from their juice and smoothie bar, including green juice made with cactus, celery, green apple, spinach, and ginger or a caffeine boost smoothie made with espresso, milk, and chocolate ice cream. And breakfast items include chia pudding, acai bowls, Swiss enchiladas, and an egg casserole made with guajillo chili and peanut sauce and served with melted panela cheese, avocado, and pita bread.
Afternoon: Set sail to explore some of the best views of Cabo, along with the chance to snorkel or spot whales. Charter a boat from Cabo Sails to get the weekend off on the right foot. You can choose between a catamaran or sailboat, which, on a snorkeling adventure, will take you to Pelican Rock in the National Marine Cabo Bay Park. Along with the abundantly beautiful fish and reefs you'll see underwater, onboard you'll soak in the sun and have stunning views of Land's End, Lover's Beach, and the sea lion colony. Snacks, an open bar, paddle boards, and equipment are included on your trip.
Evening: The Office is a Cabo must-do for any bachelorette party. Colorfully decorated with tables right on the sand, this is a dinner and party combined. You'll find Mexican favorites (guacamole, tortilla soup, burritos, and fajitas) as well as fresh seafood (Baja-style jumbo shrimp, sea bass with Veracruz sauce, and fish tacos) on the menu. You'll also find tasty cocktails and live music, so don't be surprised if you linger at this spot for a while. End the night back on Marina Boulevard, where you can hop bar-to-bar, including the Hard Rock Café, Cabo Wabo, the Giggling Marlin, the Happy Ending Cantina, and the dance party at Squid Roe nightclub.
Morning: Start the day with brunch at The Sand Bar, a 26-year-old beachside spot where you'll enjoy breakfast in lounge chairs with views of Land's End and Medano Beach. Breakfast items range from rustic French toast to frittatas, chilaquiles, and Mexican scrambled eggs. You can also enjoy fresh made sangria, mimosas, and bloody Marias. But the ultimate treat comes on the Sand Bar's roofdeck, where you and the crew can indulge in a 60 or 90 minute massage, with epic views, after your meal.
Afternoon: At the stunning Flora Farms, you can book a private cooking class for the girls that includes a farm tour, craft cocktail, and lunch. During class, you'll use fresh ingredients from the farm to whip up seasonal menu items like tamales, regional salsa, and roasted vegetable tacos. The scenery alone will make the trip to the farm worth your while, but the al fresco cooking and dining experience takes things up a notch. Spend the rest of the day exploring beaches nearby, including Medano Beach, if you're looking to swim; Chileno Beach, for a quieter spot away from crowds; and Santa Maria Beach, with an abundance of coral reefs for those who want to try their hand at snorkeling.
Evening: Dinner tonight is one for the books. At Sunset Monalisa the views (make a reservation so you can watch the sunset while you dine) are just as delicious as the food. This beachside restaurant offers a three or seven course tasting menu, with options like spiny lobster, scallops, king salmon, and a deluxe chocolate dessert. Then head to Uno Mas? where drinks are on the menu. This marina-front bar has tasty margaritas, daiquiris, pina coladas, and other traditional cocktails. But don't miss the chance for a round of mini beer shots.
Morning: Start the morning at a Cabo favorite—Mango Deck. Here you'll find free-flowing cocktails and drinks, live music and DJs, and of course, brunch. Along with a juice bar, breakfast includes oatmeal, French toast, mollettes, waffles, eggs, and lobster tacos, among other tasty treats. What's more: You'll be dining (and drinking) right on the beach.
Afternoon: At Omnia Dayclub, find their Endless Sunday pool party. Combining Vegas-style fun and the laid back vibe of Cabo, this is a party you won't want to miss. With private cabanas and daybeds for rent, VIP service available, a live DJ, pool games, and plenty of cocktails flowing, it's the ultimate way to end your Cabo bachelorette vacation.
Evening: Dinner tonight is just a few hops away from the pool party. Los Tres Gallos is a lively spot for Mexican food with a spacious terrace dimly lit with twinkling lights. Enjoy tacos, empanadas, and apps to share over drinks.". If you aren't worn out yet, it's a quick walk over to the Shorebar Los Cabos for a final night out. Under a thatched roof, and overlooking the Vidanta hotel's main pool, you can take in ocean views and craft cocktails. For a more lively end to your weekend, head a few blocks over to the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos where you'll find El Piano Lobby Bar. Drink and sing along to live music until 1 a.m. here.
Places to Stay in Cabo San Lucas for a Bachelorette Party
Outside of bar hopping on Marina Boulevard, most of where you're going in Cabo San Lucas will require grabbing a cab or hotel shuttle to take you from place to place. That being said, staying beachside is essential for ocean views and relaxing mornings by the water.
Best Cabo San Lucas Bachelorette Hotels
The Westin Los Cabos Resort & Villas is a great option for those willing to splurge a bit. With a gorgeous private beach and infinity pool, it offers plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun.
Hilton's Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort is another oceanfront spot, with on-property dining options and a private option. Don't miss the lounge chairs by the infinity pool.
The Fairfield Inn Los Cabos is a great budget-friendly stay in downtown, where you'll be closer to the marina and bars. Wallet-friendly, the rooms are charming and modern and breakfast is included with your stay.
Pro tip: The Knot has partnered with Hotel Planner to help you secure the best group hotel rate and get free hotel advice from an expert travel planner.
Best Cabo San Lucas Bachelorette Home Rentals
There are plenty of housing options for a Cabo San Lucas bachelorette party, so check out TripAdvisor, VRBO, Airbnb, Expedia, and Hopper Homes. If you're looking to supplement your vacation rental stay with some resort amenities such as a swimming pool or food and drinks, you can secure Cabo San Lucas resort day passes on ResortPass.
Stunning Home at Puerto Los Cabos: This four-bedroom villa includes a pool and access to a beach club, and can sleep up to eight.
Private Luxury Villa: This spot offers ocean views, a pool, and room for large parties (up to 12 across six bedrooms). Plus, an in-house chef is included with the, admittedly, higher price tag.
Oceanfront Condo at the Villa La Estancia Resort and Spa: This is the perfect spot for small groups (it can sleep up to six in beds, and eight if you are okay with futons and sleeper sofas).
Cabo San Lucas Bachelorette Party Nightlife
Cabo San Lucas, on the southern end of Baja California peninsula in Mexico, has incredible beaches and nightlife. Here are some of our favorite bars and restaurants in Cabo San Lucas.
Best Cabo San Lucas Bachelorette Restaurants
Corazon Beach Club: The Corazon Beach Club on Medano Beach along the Sea of Cortez is a great place to get something to eat. They usually have a DJ spinning music, crystal clear water to cool off in, cabanas, a bar and restaurant to enjoy a much-needed, casual meal.https://editorial-admin.theknot.com/admin/content/307935a2-c6e0-4285-bb70-ab5b5e1baaeb/edit#
Hacienda Cocina y Cantina: For Mexican food, visit Hacienda Cocina y Cantina. They have plenty of fresh seafood and fish dishes in addition to gourmet tacos, creamy tableside guacamole with salty chips, and surf and turf with flank steak and shrimp.
Las Guacamayas: Las Guacamayas has delicious Mexican dishes. Dine on sizzling fajitas with peppers and onions, homemade quesadillas, and a variety of tacos stuffed with gooey cheese and fresh ingredients.
Best Cabo San Lucas Bachelorette Party Bars
The Jungle Bar: There is no shortage of flavorful, bright drinks in Mexico, and The Jungle Bar is a great place to start. Call or check their social media to see what nights The Jungle Bar offers live music, so you and your group can enjoy the entertainment while sipping on frozen fruity cocktails and rainbow shots.
La Vaquita: La Vaquita in Cabo San Lucas often has a party vibe. It's a great place to let loose and have fun. For special occasions, guests can book tables and bottle service, perfect for a bachelorette night.
Dos Jimmys Signature Bar: Dos Jimmys Signature Bar is a great place in Cabo San Lucas to party. Dance the night away and sip on cocktails with your bachelorette crew to incredible music, surrounded by both locals and travelers.
Expert Cabo San Lucas Travel Tips
For nonstop 6-hour flights from NYC to Cabo San Lucas, look into flights with JetBlue.
For nonstop 2 ½ hour flights from LA to Cabo San Lucas, there are plenty of options available with airlines like United, American, Alaska, Delta, Spirit and JetBlue. For the best time to visit Cabo San Lucas, plan for May-July. When it comes to the best way to get around Cabo San Lucas, renting a car is ideal.