What Should I Wear in Cabo?

When you pack for your amazing Cabo getaway, it’s a good idea to plan what clothes you’ll be wearing. This will prevent you from bogging down your luggage with unnecessary items and leaving more space for souvenirs to remember your vacation or take home as presents. 

A bonus of planning what you’ll wear in Cabo is eliminating the frustration of not being able to find the outfit you want.

Your Cabo clothing and footwear checklist

Below is a list of clothing and footwear you may need for your vacation in Cabo:

Cabo SwimwearSwimwear

Going to Cabo means you’re likely to do a lot of swimming, snorkeling, or other water activities. Depending on the length of your trip, you may want to pack at least two swimsuits, so you have a dry one on hand. 


The beaches of Cabo are known for their beauty, but it’s important to remember to protect your skin from the sun. Pack a tunic, sarong, or any loose outer garment that can be worn over your swimwear when you go to grab a quick meal, walk to and from the pool or beach, or head out for a day of shopping or adventure,


Cotton or linen shirts can be paired with skirts, shorts, or pants. Long-sleeved shirts can be worn with cotton shorts for drinks and dinner. Clothing made of breathable fabric will help maintain your comfort in the heat.  A long-sleeve shirt, for example, can double as sun-protective attire as well.

Cabo ShawlShawl and/or Jacket

After a beautiful sunset, evenings can turn cool in Cabo, so bringing a shawl, blazer, or light jacket is recommended, especially if you’re planning a visit during the winter.

Shorts and Long Pants

Shorts are popular casual attire in Cabo but don’t forget to pack a pair of long pants. On those cool evenings when you’re dining al fresco on a rooftop or taking a moonlit walk on the beach, long pants will come in handy.

 Summer Dresses and Skirts

Cabo has a more upscale atmosphere compared to the more relaxed beach ambiance of Pattaya and Bali. Summer dresses made of light, cool fabrics and skirts paired with shirts are ideal, as well as maxis, wrap skirts, and similar clothing.

Cabo Fancy ClothingFancy Clothing

Cabo has an assortment of dining options. So, you may want to pack some dressy outfits and evening wear in case you want to try out a nice bar or classy restaurant where customers are dressed stylishly.

Outdoor Wear

Outdoor wear or activewear will come in handy if you plan on doing any adventurous or sporty activities like horseback riding or canyon trekking.

Appropriate Footwear

From walks on the beach to shopping to visiting scenic sites, you’ll be doing a lot of walking in Cabo. Pack footwear that fits the kind of activities you plan on engaging in. Sneakers and hiking shoes are ideal if you plan on hiking and other adventure activities, whereas sandals are perfect for a stroll on the beach.

Cabo Flip Flop, Hat, SunglassesSandals or Flip-Flops

Bring at least one pair of sandals or flip-flops for everyday wear and exploring the resort. Be sure they’re saltwater-proof and rust-resistant.

Broad-brimmed Hat and Sunglasses

Cabo is known for its bright, sunny, and hot weather, so you’ll definitely need to pack these accessories. Complete your Cabo look by wearing a broad-brimmed hat and polarized sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.

Let us put your Cabo vacation to a great start

Los Cabos will not disappoint you no matter what time of year you visit. You can ask us for assistance on any topic, from knowing the best places to stay to what to wear in Cabo. We’re here to make sure that your dream vacation is a truly memorable one.

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