Travel insights from Los Cabos Tourism Board

The Travel Agent’s Ultimate Guide to Los Cabos

Bienvenidos a Los Cabos, one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Mexico, where locals welcome life as it comes and international connectivity continues to expand. In a place where good things naturally come together, like the desert and the sea, it makes sense that connections, networking, and fun in the sun come a little easier, too.

Los Cabos Basics

  • Getting there – Los Cabos, aka Mexico’s premiere luxurious destination, is comprised of two towns, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Travelers can easily fly into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), which is approximately a two-hour flight from San Diego, Los Angeles and Phoenix. It’s the sixth busiest airport in Mexico and located 8 miles north of San Jose del Cabo and 23 miles from Cabo San Lucas.
  • Location – Los Cabos is dubbed “Land’s End” since it’s located at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, surrounded by the Sea of Cortes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
  • Climate – Los Cabos is a desert with very little rain (less than ten days a year), very little humidity and wonderful landscapes where you can see that unique contrast of the desert meeting the sea. The sensational sun rarely disappears in Los Cabos with an average of 80 to 90 degree-days almost year-round.
  • Currency – When it comes to dinero, travelers have a variety of options. The peso is the official currency of Mexico, however, a majority of tourist establishments are happy to accept U.S. dollars and most major credit cards.
  • Language – Nosotros hablamos español, Spanish is the official language of Mexico and Los Cabos. Forgot to brush up on your speaking skills? No worries, English is used in all tourist locations.

Lodging

Whether you’re traveling with a group of 10 or 10,000 people, Los Cabos offers a variety of venues ideally suited for your next visit. With 40 hotels featuring over 10,000 rooms, Los Cabos has a place that feels like a palace or your home, for every occasion. With many all-inclusive resorts, travelers can choose from traditional or modern and luxurious approaches during their stay. Travelers can discover the hotel that suits their style along the three main areas in Los Cabos: Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo or the Tourist Corridor, which connects the first two areas.

Food

Deciding between fresh seafood and authentic Mexican dishes is hard, but Los Cabos makes it easy with their delectable dining scene. It’s not just the tacos, burritos and quesadillas that come to mind. Since this is a rural region, acres galore of farmland implement the farm-to-table approach to its gastronomy. Plus, there are international options from Italy, Peru, China and many others that help cultivate and celebrate the cultural connectivity Los Cabos is known for. Their gourmet experience is as authentic as the laid-back culture that’s reflected wherever you go.

Fun

If you haven’t visited Los Cabos, it’s waiting to welcome you with warm elegance and unique, memorable experiences. Here are a few must-dos:

  • Adventure – ATV adventures take you along remote trails that offer breathtaking views beyond what you’ll see downtown, which are amazing, too. The Baja Ranch Tour and Camel Safari are as essential as the famous El Arco, which is Los Cabo’s most famous natural landmark. Like most Mexican dishes, it’s always a good idea to add in that sauce to really spice it up. So, toss in a full-day trip to a coral reef at Cabo Pulmo, a Mexican National Marine Park. Another way to naturally experience life at sea is by going whale watching along the Baja Peninsula.
  • Beaches – Los Cabos has 19 blue flag certified beaches, topping the list in Mexico. Many hotels have swimmable beaches and Los Cabos also offer public beaches or beach clubs in case your hotels doesn’t.
  • Unique Attractions – There are luxury sailing, snorkeling and cruise experiences in Los Cabos, which makes exploring the surrounding waters so easy. Horseback riding, walking through art galleries while simultaneously dancing to street performer’s music and shows is something unlike anywhere else in the world. Los Cabos is also dubbed the capital of golf in Mexico, so naturally that is another must-do when visiting.
  • Shopping – Visitors have many options in Los Cabos, from luxury labels and department stores in the city center to little beach-side weekend markets. Puerto Paraiso Mall has three levels featuring over 100 shops and businesses along with a movie theater, providing entertainment for the whole family. The flea market at the Marina has a variety of items available like handmade Mexican crafts, straw hats and jewelry.

Business

Los Cabos is evolving as a world-class venue for business meetings and events with a keen eye for modernity and state-of-the-art infrastructure. The Los Cabos International Convention Center (ICC) was designed with sustainability and easy access in mind, featuring 67,758 square feet of meeting space for a capacity of 8,000 people, three exhibition areas, 11 breakouts and 1,008 solar panels. The exterior beauty of Los Cabos is portrayed in the interior of this convention center. This green facility has one of the largest green walls in the world at 29,000 square feet that acts as an insulator to prevent overheating during the summer heat Mexico is known for.

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Rosaliep | 06/04/19 - 06:52 PM

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Chad G | 06/14/19 - 07:00 PM

We've been to Cabo 4 times and it rained once, in June, on the last day of our honeymoon, but that was only because a tropical storm rolled through.  They do get some rain, but not much.
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Elizabeth Appiah | 06/03/19 - 01:25 PM

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