I just got back from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on a little girls trip! I know a lot of you get anxiety around planning and packing, so I wanted to share with you exactly what I’m packing for Cabo, along with travel tips to help you have the best trip to Mexico possible!
What To Pack For Cabo San Lucas 2019: Cute Cabo Vacation Outfits Ideas
Packing List For Cabo: What To Wear & What Not To Wear
This was my first time in an all-inclusive resort so I was pumped to see what that scene is all about (read my hotel review here.) It’s also been a good 7 or so years since I’ve properly been to Mexico (I say peroperly because we hopped over to Mexico from the Arizona border for about 2 hours earlier this year, but that doesn’t *really* count.)
I was a little unsure about dress attire for Cabo. I’ve been to Central America and South America before and found I didn’t like the attention that some outfits bring to me, so I was hesitant to pack swimsuits and short dresses (even though it was 90+ degrees for our trip!) I didn’t want to be followed or harassed based on my outfit.
I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to dress in Cabo San Lucas and ended up going with my gut and packing mostly swimsuits and coverups (what I prefer ot wear on warm trips.) And I’m happy I did! Minus one afternoon on a busy pier, I never felt like I was drawing too much negative attention with my outfit choices.
At the resort, I felt really comfortable just walking around in a tiny bikini. Some restaurants had a dress code but I never felt like I was shammed. There are some countries I’ve traveled to that I felt like i needed more clothes for. Not Cabo! Basically, wear what you want!
- PS: I think the Pueblo Bonito hotel family are the best resorts in Cabo! You can read my full hotel review here.
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How Hot Does Cabo Get?
Thankfully, Cabo weather in October is still very warm. We went in the first week and it was in the 90’s each day! I’m not sure what the best time to go to Cabo is, but I really enjoyed October. It was still warm but not as busy as I think the summer can get! I hear Cabo weather in November is pretty similar, but a tad cooler if you don’t like intense heat.
What To Wear In Los Cabos During The Day
I’m an ocean gal. Our resort had a few pools but I prefer to hang out on the beach all day, soaking in views of the water and swimming in the waves. I would wear a simple dress or romper to breakfast, but then spent more of the day in a swimsuit on the beach.
I did carry a cover-up with me in case I wanted food from a restaurant (our hotel had a dress code policy to dine) but mostly just wore swimsuits.
Doing any Cabo San Lucas activities? You can dress casual as well! We went sailing one day, and just wore swimsuits with a simple coverup for the trip. We also brought along sunglasses and sunscreen, but that’s it! On our first day we walked into town and wore just swimsuits and coverups as well. It’s a very casual vibe here.
What To Wear In Cabo At Night
We were at an all-inclusive hotel so we didn’t need to go out to dinner in Cabo at all. We always dressed up a bit for dinner (think actually putting makeup on, a maxi dress, heels, earrings.) I love doing that while traveling: dressing up for dinner at night. It makes it feel extra special!
If you are heading into town at night, either for dinner or bar hopping, I would wear comfy shoes as you may be walking a lot. I would also make sure to bring an anti-theft purse! Overall, I felt that Cabo was really safe, especially compared to some of the Mexican cities I have been to in the past. BUT, in the dark after some drinks, I think you’ll want a secure purse to make sure nothing is stolen.
- These are my 4 favorite anti-theft travel purses, by the way!
Cabo Packing List
Maybe you read the whole post so far, or maybe you just scrolled down to the bottom to grab an easy Cabo San Lucas Packing List / Cabo travel checklist. No shame girl! This is everything I brought to Cabo (along with a few things I forgot but totally wish I brought) in an easy list for you.
Note: choose to check a bag so I can bring a few extra outfits (I love options!) but also have room for big bottles that the girls doing carry-ons can’t take. If you’re taking a short trip to Cabo you can probably just use a carry-on bag, but you should be fine.
- 1 dress per day (for dinner!)
- 2-3 swimsuits (bikinis and one-pieces)
- 1-3 swimsuit cover-ups
- flip flops for around the pool or beach
- sandals for exploring downtown
- heels for dinner
- high waisted skirts (to pair with tank tops or swimsuits)
- external charger (my favorite from amazon here)
- Beach bag
- Anti-theft purse
- aloe vera
- reef safe sunscreen
- BB cream
- Fun earrings
- Head scarf
- Phone charger
- First aid kit (just in case)
- Hand sanitizer
- 1-2 books
- Straw hat
- Pesos + US $1 bills
So, that’s what I packed for Cabo! If you have any questions about my packing list for Cabo San Lucas or any questions about the all-inclusive resort we stayed at, leave a comment below or DM me on Instagram @thewhimsysoul and I’ll be happy to help!
Other Posts You May Like
- Our sailing cruise in Cabo!
- A guide for when and when not to tip in an all-inclusive hotel
- Pueblo Bonito Blanc Hotel All-Inclusive reviews