Los Cabos enjoys about 300 to 350 days of sunshine a year, and rain is generally confined to the late summer months of July, August and September, when showers are more frequent, and tropical storms occasionally make memorable landfalls. Since the area's most popular activities are outdoor-oriented, however, even the rarest of cloudbursts can cast a pall on a vacation itinerary. Indoor activities aren't exactly rife in Los Cabos, but there are still a few ways to while away a rainy day in paradise.
Puerto Paraiso and Luxury Avenue, neighboring malls on the Malecon, provide plenty of indoor options. Shopping is the primary focus, with stores and boutiques featuring items ranging from resort clothing and swimwear to Mexican folk art and silver jewelry. Puerto Paraiso's movie theater, Cinemex, shows first run movies in both English and Spanish, with plenty of popcorn available to ease the rain-addled spirit. Animated features are a specialty, making this an excellent family-friendly activity.
Rain is a rarity in Cabo San Lucas, where the sun shines about 350 days a year — Photo courtesy of Chris Sands
The natural history museum, Museo Cabo San Lucas, provides a more educational option, with exhibits that give a general overview of the geology, paleontology, archaeology and biodiversity of the area. Learn about the original inhabitants of Baja Sur, the Pericues, explore Cabo's piratical history or bone up on local marine life. The museum is free, and is less than a block from the Cabo Coffee Company, which offers espresso drinks, ice creams and comfortable couches.
Cabo Lounge is the only downtown sports bar to feature extensive indoor seating. Watch the latest football games or other sporting contests while enjoying the bar's ever popular $1 menu, which includes hamburgers, chicken wings, corn dogs and pizzas. Internet access is available at two computer stations, WiFi is complimentary and free phone calls to the U.S. and Canada are offered with the purchase of a beverage. Try the Cabo Fire, the Lounge's specialty shot.
Lorenzillo's has an indoor dining room that looks out over the Marina. They also have the area's best seafood and lobster dishes. Feast on surf and turf, sample selections from the international wine list,or order one of their flaming coffee cocktails featuring Xtabentun, a Mayan liqueur made with rum, fermented honey and anise.
The last option is to embrace the weather. Enjoy a romantic walk in the rain along Medano Beach, or strip down to swimsuits and take an invigorating dip in Bahia San Lucas. It's only rain after all, and while it might be wet, it will also be warm.