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after the rain in cabo

A Waterfall in the Costa Azul Arroyo
Water in the Costa Azul Arroyo

This summer Los Cabos has received a record amount of rainfall.  Even though it was only a few days of rain, this much rain hasn’t happened for 25 years! Los Cabos is located in the desert and is lucky to have just one or two days of rain a year.

Normally Cabo is a brown/gray in color, but with this LITTLE amount of rain, everything turned green! Many of my husband’s friends and friend’s parents who have lived here 25+ years say they have never seen it so green.

My husband and I heard there was a waterfall in the arroyo (which is essentially a dry river bed) near Costa Azul so we decided to hike it. We have done this hike many times when everything was bone dry, so it was hard for us to imagine a waterfall.

We were surprised to see that that the canyon was still wet even thought it had been 3 weeks since the last rain, and even that was only for a few hours. 

About 3 miles into the hike, sure enough – there was a waterfall. It was so beautiful and we had so much fun enjoying it.

This is something that I would highly recommend for anyone to do who comes to Los Cabos after the “rainy” season – September or October. Make sure to bring water, go early before it is too hot, and that you are able to do about a 7 mile hike.

Here are some photos from our hike to the waterfall:

Cabo after the rain!

After the rain, Los Cabos currently looks more like a jungle than a desert.

Green scenery in Los Cabos

More green scenery in Los Cabos.

Cows in the Costa Azul Arroyo

Cows aren’t a rare site, but we were impressed that we got to see such a young calf and that the mom let us get so close to take the picture.

Water after rain in Los Cabos arroyo

We found the waterfall about 3 miles into the hike.

A Waterfall in the Costa Azul Arroyo

It was amazing to see so much water three weeks after the rain.

 Kaila, the Dog, sits under a waterfall in Costa Azul

Our dog Kaila was happy to cool off under the water!

Next time we want to explore right after the rain. Have you explored Los Cabos?

About the Author: Jayme Portilla

Jayme moved to Los Cabos to be with her husband last year. He grew up in Los Cabos and and they chose to start their life together there. Jayme loves living there and being able to meet all of the locals and tourists from all around the world.

If you have any questions, you can email Jayme directly.