Guide to Meeting & Event Planning in

Los Cabos

An insider’s guide to hosting meetings, events and incentives in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Why Los Cabos for Your Next Meeting or Event?

Nestled at the intersection of dramatic desert, the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, Los Cabos offers an enviable and decidedly photogenic location at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. The destination's natural beauty, paired with its Higher Standard of Care for business events, make it an ideal setting for meetings and incentives.

Everything meetings-related is elevated here: Los Cabos offers more than 50 meetings hotels and 18,500 guest rooms. Major hotel chains have specialized facilities and teams that can provide authentic care and a high level of service for everything from corporate retreats and full-scale conventions. Exclusive resorts offer luxurious and extravagant premises and thoughtful service. Similarly, DMC companies offer complete event planning services deeply embedded in the local community. Additionally, the region’s indulgent spas, championship golf courses and activities including sunset sails, ATV desert tours, cooking classes and whale-watching cruises make it a top spot for meetings and incentives.

The destination is easily accessible from the US and offers stunning terrain with unforgettable outdoor adventures, farm-to-table dining and anything else guests could want to experience outside of the meeting room. 

Only in Los Cabos

 Los Cabos’ Higher Standard of Care — a culmination of trademark hospitality, sustainability focus and safety — plus its ideal scenery of desert meeting the sea, makes Los Cabos the most memorable destination for academic, social, incentives and corporate events.

This destination is renowned for its focus on purposeful events. The Los Cabos Tourism Board has produced a tool for planners, the Sustainable Events Guide, to help them create sustainable, purposeful meetings and incentives that:
Positively impact the ecosystems and life of the region
Decrease the consumption of natural resources such as water and energy
Address their climate responsibility
Promote inclusion and diversity, which are relevant social aspects today.

The region is committed to protecting its natural resources in myriad ways, with 42 percent of the Baja California Sur territory assigned a protected natural area status. Los Cabos is home to 25 Blue Flag beaches and multiple preservation programs that protect turtle eggs and help beached whales, and groups can also admire the natural beauty of the destination’s two Ramsar sites, which are designated wetland areas recognized for their international importance by the Ramsar Convention on wetlands. To keep their events on a truly sustainable track, planners can also work with hoteliers and DMCs who follow the latest sustainability guidelines.

The Los Cabos Tourism Board's Meeting Planner Guide provides planners with comprehensive information about organizing events in the destination.

Travel Essentials

Taxes: Hotel tax, 4%; sales tax, 16%; total tax on hotel rooms, 20%
CVB: Los Cabos Tourism Board
Local Currency: Mexican peso
Power: 120 V/60 Hz
Time Zone: Los Cabos is three hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
Transportation: Los Cabos International Airport; transfer cost by taxi to San Jose del Cabo, about $40; transfer cost by taxi to Cabo San Lucas, about $70

Carriers offers direct service from the main cities of the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with more than 600 flights per week. 

Meeting and Event Venues

New and Coming Soon to Los Cabos

  • In accommodations news, Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos is scheduled to open in the second half of 2023. It will be the third Velas Resorts hotel in Los Cabos. The adults-only, 79-suite property will have an ocean-view terrace and multiple event venues, as well as a spa, infinity pool, private beach area and multiple food and beverage outlets, with menus overseen by a two-star Michelin consulting chef. Guests also have access to five restaurants at sister property Grand Velas Los Cabos.
  • The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo del Sol, set along one of the region’s most beautiful, swimmable beaches, is scheduled to open in early 2024. The private community of Cabo Del Sol is home to their modern hacienda-style village featuring 96 guest rooms and suites, plus 61 residences, villas and estates – all with sparkling ocean views. An added plus: The resort’s location within the Cabo del Sol development offers guests access to the Cabo del Sol golf course, which features cactus-covered foothills and panoramic sea views at every hole.
  • Also opening this year is the St. Regis Los Cabos, which will have a 120-room hotel as well as 74 residences, plus three restaurants, a spa, a beach club and seven swimming pools. Guests will also have easy access to the nearby Quivira Golf Club.

More Los Cabos Meeting & Event Venues

  • F&B is one of the most important elements in any meeting or incentive trip, and Los Cabos is especially well positioned to impress with its sophisticated culinary scene. Among the most popular group-friendly restaurants are Nao Cabo, a contemporary Mediterranean eatery on the tourism corridor, Muna, a restaurant at Nobu Hotel Los Cabos that serves Mediterranean cuisine on a scenic rooftop, and Acre, a stylish hotel with venues that include a 50-person rooftop terrace, an 18-person mezcal lounge and a 16-person “jungle table” on a private patio. The Los Cabos Tourism board has a section on its website that highlights a variety of group dining venues around the destination. 
  • Groups looking to indulge in an upscale hotel vibe will find lots of options in Los Cabos. The destination, in fact, has the highest concentration of luxury hospitality brands in all of Latin America, according to the Los Cabos Tourism Board. The Los Cabos Luxury Guide is a great resource for finding the best luxury properties. Seven of these properties were recently named among Travel + Leisure Readers’ 25 Favorite Resorts in Mexico for this year. Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort, Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, One&Only Palmilla, The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, Grand Velas Los Cabos, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection and Montage Los Cabos.
  • Among the largest properties in Los Cabos is the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort which has 749 suites, each measuring more than 538 square feet. Meeting spaces include a 1,679-square-foot ballroom and a 509-square-foot ballroom. The resort offers multiple outdoor areas that are ideal for private events Aire Terrace, which accommodates 300 attendees, the Constellation Pool area, which accommodates 250 guests and the hotel’s beach, which can host 800 guests.
  • The 527-room Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa Resort is another large group resort, offering features such as SOMMA WineSPA, which offers a variety of rejuvenating treatments. Golfers can make the most of the nearby Cabo San Lucas Country Club, which is home to an 18-hole golf course designed by Pete Dye. The resort has more than 17,500 square feet of meeting and event space, including four outdoor
  • It’s easy to infuse any meeting or event with a musical vibe at the 639-room Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos. In addition to its eight restaurants, five pools, bowling alley, spa and 60,000 square feet of meeting space, the Hard Rock offers The Sound of Your Stay, a music-driven program that provides personalized playlists and even the option for guests to take a guitar-playing lesson with a Fender guitar.
  • Los Cabos offers myriad venues for meetings and events outside of hotels. Up to 200 guests can meet at Tamarindos, a beautiful, open-air restaurant near San José del Cabo that specializes in farm-to-table cuisine made with ingredients grown on site. Groups can even get in on the culinary process by taking cooking classes that include visits to the property’s own farmlands, where most of the menu’s produce grows.
  • Groups of up to 540 can gather for a memorable meal at Maria Corona, a restaurant in Cabo San Lucas that celebrates traditional Mexican cuisine in a lovely setting that recalls the elegance of a Mexican hacienda. Venues include a 140-person interior and 400-person outside space, and groups can also partake in cooking lessons and tequila tastings.
  • For private events with a “wow” factor, consider Cortijo Carmen Aida, which specializes in large-scale, open-air gatherings. With venues that include an expansive garden and large, thatch-roof palapa, Cortijo Carmen Aida accommodates 4,500 guests for events, and offers services including DJs, live music, dance performances and a show featuring Spanish dancing” horses.

Things to Do in Los Cabos

Extending Your Trip in Los Cabos

  • Los Cabos is anchored by two unique cities, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Historic San Jose del Cabo,was founded in the 18th century and has a charming downtown that's  home to a variety of art galleries, artisan shops and restaurants. The town's laidback, artsy vibe is a perfect complement to lively Cabo San Lucas, which is a hub for dining, nightlife and its large marina, which is the departure point for most yacht excursions and fishing trips. Linking both towns is a tourist corridor lined with group-friendly hotels, beaches and dramatic scenery.
  • Los Cabos provides countless options for incentive group activities, regardless of size or interest. Planners can choose from activities ranging from dine-around programs with companies like Tropical Incentives, which provides participants with a tasty overview of the destination’s sophisticated culinary scene, to team building with Amstar, which can foster a sense of unity as groups learn to work together while facing fun challenges. The destination’s numerous DMCs provide valuable assistance in choosing the right incentive program activities to match the needs of any group
  • Surrounded on three side by water, it’s no surprise that Los Cabos offers an abundance of yacht and boat excursions that allow attendees to appreciate its spectacular natural beauty. Among the tour operators that offer groups water-based activities is Sunrider Tours, which programs including sunset dinner cruises, snorkel and sunset sailings, as well as a snorkeling and sea lion adventure in Espiritu Santo, an archipelago in the Sea of Cortez. Each boat in Sunrider’s fleet hosts 250 passengers and the company will customize outings with bespoke drinks, special decorations, live music and DJs.
  • The region’s wide beaches and mountainous desert terrain make land excursions equally rewarding. Among the options for group-friendly excursions is Carisuva, a tour operator and ecotourism park that aims to provide adventurous experiences with a minimal impact on the natural environment. Groups of up to 100 can partake of activities including horseback riding, ATV tours, hiking with burros and turtle releases.
  • Water- and land-based excitement are a specialty of Cabo Adventures. Planners can choose from programs including private yacht and sailboat tours, zip-line adventures, dolphin swims, whale watching and even beachfront camel rides.
  • Wild Canyon is a go-to attraction for fast-paced group activities that make the most of the region’s natural beauty and dramatic geography. Located in the tourism corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the 115-hectare park is home to what’s billed as the largest zip-lining circuit in Baja California, as well as a glass-floor funicular ride, a bungee-jumping facility and a giant gondola swing that hangs 300 feet above the ground. The facility also offers camel and horse rides, as well as ATV and UTV tours. Groups can add meal plans, photo packages and tasting experiences that can include tequila, mezcal, craft beer and wine from Valle de Guadelupe.
  • Los Cabos is known for its extensive and outstanding golf courses, and it’s easy for groups to tee off at a variety of world-famous facilities. Among the destination’s largest is facility the 27-hole Palmilla Golf Club, which hosts corporate events and golf outings. Groups of eight to 216 can enjoy the greens at Palmilla, with full-course buyouts available for larger groups. In addition, tournament packages can be tailored to suit the needs of attendees, with personalized signage and customized packages available.
  • Another favorite area for golf enthusiasts is Puerto Los Cabos, a 2,000-acre resort development in the East Cape that’s home to two courses. The club’s 18-hole, par 37 Marina Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, borders the Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort, while the Greg Norman-designed, nine-whole, par-36 Norman course offers more than 400 feet of elevation change.