What to Pack for Cabo: Outfit Ideas & Packing List

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We first visited Cabo when living in California years ago. As evidenced by how many times we’ve returned to the area since moving to the east coast, it quickly became our favorite spot for a getaway. We absolutely love the Baja Peninsula, and after a handful of visits, have gotten used to packing for it. It’s usually a mix of versatile vacation pieces that can work together. Often transitioning easily from day to night as the evenings tend to be mild.

I like to bring a mix of swimwear, like this comfortable bikini and this shirt and shorts coverup set, easy dresses, and dressy sandals that go with everything.

There’s something special about the Los Cabos area of Mexico from the reliable sunshine to the dry desert air, organic farms, whale watching, art-centric nearby towns, blond beaches, and, of course, delicious Mexican food. Whether you’re staying in quiet San José del Cabo (our preference) or rowdy Cabo San Lucas just a few miles west, you’re in for a treat! See below for what to pack for Cabo, Mexico.

Cabo Packing List

Here’s a shortlist of what clothing to pack for Cabo. This is typically what I take when we go for a 5-7 night vacation. Versatility is key and, depending on the time of year, you may want to include a shawl. We’ve been in March, April, and May and it’s never too chilly in the evenings. However, a light layer is great for throwing over the shoulders at night.

  • 3 swimsuits (1 one piece bathing suit, 2 bikinis)
  • 2 coverups or sarongs
  • 1 matching set
  • Flip flops or pool sandals
  • Sun hat
  • Casual flat sandals
  • 2-3 evening dresses
  • Dressy evening sandals
  • Light jacket or wrap
  • 2 shorts (1 casual, 1 dressy)
  • 1-2 casual tank tops, blouses or or button downs
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach bag for sunscreen, beach towels, etc.
  • Evening clutch

Be sure to check the dress code for the restaurants you book. Cabo is very laid back, so most don’t have them, but a few don’t allow jeans, sandals, etc, so it never hurts to check.

Shop My Cabo Packing List

Below is what I packed for a recent beach vacation! Click the collages for product details, or shop my Cabo packing list in the widgets below.

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Cabo Outfits

Below are a few Cabo outfit ideas from some of our trips over the years. You can click any of the images for product details.

Natalie Yerger wearing fringe evening dress
Natalie Yerger in skirt and button down top
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cabo packing list linen coverup set
what to pack for cabo sarong and bikini
blogger Natalie Yerger wearing coverup pants bikini and beach hat
cabo outfit ideas resort dress
cabo outfit ideas sarong with blue bikini and beach bag
what to wear in cabo long white maxi dress
 blogger Natalie Yerger wearing comfortable walking shoes with shorts and tank top
cabo outfit idea mini dress with sandals
woman in fringe mini dress with sandals
cabo packing list dressy shorts with top and sandals
cabo packing list long coverup with beach hat

If you have any questions about my packing list for Cabo, leave a comment below or DM me on Instagram @natalie.yerger. I’ll be happy to help!