Travel Info


Los Cabos, Mexico Travel and Vacation InfoIf you’re looking for a sun-drenched vacation destination featuring beautiful beaches, luxurious accommodations, great dining, sport fishing, stunning golf courses and more, Los Cabos is sure to delight you! Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos, Mexico offers a winning blend of natural beauty and world-class amenities. Los Cabos is a short flight from many major U.S. cities, making it an easily accessible tropical destination with warm weather year-round.

Los Cabos boasts a striking desert landscape  surrounded on one side by the Pacific Ocean and by the Sea of Cortez on the other. Cabo’s iconic rock formation known as “El Arco” (the arch) marks the meeting of these two bodies of water. Located in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, Los Cabos is home to several distinct areas. Cabo San Lucas is a vibrant city, with legendary nightlife, the luxury villas of Pedregal, and resorts overlooking Médano Beach. Here, you’ll find Cabo’s marina, where fishing boats, water taxis, sunset cruises and luxury yacht charters depart throughout the day. Approximately 20 miles away lies San José del Cabo, with a charming historic downtown, romantic restaurants, arts district and beachfront resorts. Connecting the two cities is the Tourist Corridor, where spectacular resorts and world-famous golf courses line lovely beaches.

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More Area Information:

Cabo San Lucas – Discover this energetic city
San José del Cabo – Historic & natural charms
The Corridor – Beaches & luxury resorts
Puerto Los Cabos – The area’s rising star
La Paz – Tranquility and unparalleled views
East Cape – Serenity on the Sea of Cortez
Todos Santos – Experience art & surfing
Loreto – A truly unique destination

 

Los Cabos, Mexico Map


Cabo.com – Directory of Information


Tours and Cruises
Airline Tickets
Baja Diving & Snorkeling
Beaches
Cabo Shopping
Cabo Weather
Dining in Los Cabos
Sport Fishing
Golf Courses in Cabo
Cabo Weddings
History of Baja Sur
Holidays & Special Events

Useful Information for Your Cabo Trip


Useful Phone Numbers: The country code for Mexico is 52. The Los Cabos area code is 624. Many pay phones accept prepaid cards, sold in various denominations at many shops. A number of cellular services allow you to roam in Mexico (extra charges will apply). If you have a smartphone, be cautious that extra data charges may apply while traveling in Mexico. Call your provider prior to your trip to inquire if service is available. Most Internet cafés offer long-distance calling. All Los Cabos–area cell phone numbers are considered long-distance. When dialing a local cellular number, dial 044-624, followed by the 7-digit number. When dialing a Los Cabos cell from the U.S., dial 011-52-1-624, followed by the 7-digit phone number.

Long Distance Access numbersLos Cabos cell numbers (from Mexico)
044-624 + numberLos Cabos cell numbers (from U.S.)
011-52-1-624 + number
Emergency any location in Los Cabos: 066 
(NOT 911)

Cabo San Lucas
Fire Station 143-3577
Red Cross 065 or 143-7869
State Police 143-0296
Municipal Police (Local Police) 060 or 143-3977
Tourist Police 143-3977
Pedregal Main Gate (Security) 143-7117Hospitals
Community Hospital (IMSS) 143-1548
AmeriMed Hospital 105-8500

San José del Cabo
Fire Station 142-2466
Red Cross 065 or 142-0316
State Police 142-4104
Municipal Police (Local Police) 060 or 142-0361Hospitals
Community Hospital (IMSS) 142-0180
AmeriMed Hospital 105-8550

Others
American Consulate 143-3566
Canadian Consulate 142-4333
International Operator 090
Domestic Operator 020
AMEX Traveler’s Checks 001-866-247-6878

Airlines (Within Mexico)
Airport 146-5111, 146-5113
Air Canada 01-800-719-2827
Aeromexico 01-800-021-4000
Alaska Airlines 001-800-252-7522
American Airlines 01-800-904-6000
Continental Airlines 01-800-900-5000
Delta Airlines 01-800-123-4710
Frontier Airlines 001-800-432-1359
United Airlines 01-800-003-0777
Virgin America 001-877-359-8474
WestJet 001-800-514-7288

 


Spanish Helper: Although English is widely spoken in businesses serving tourists in Los Cabos, it’s useful to learn a few basic Spanish phrases for your Cabo vacation!

Greetings
hello hola
goodbye adiós
good morning buenos días
good afternoon buenas tardes
good evening/night buenas noches
How are you? ¿Como está usted?
very well, thank you muy bien, gracias
see you soon hasta luego; hasta pronto
bye adiós
Common Questions
When? ¿Cuando?
Who? ¿Quién?
Why? ¿Por qué?
What? ¿Qué?
How long? ¿Cuánto tiempo?
Where are you from? ¿De donde es usted?
What time is it? ¿Qué hora es?
How much does it cost? ¿Cuánto cuesta?
What is the price? ¿Cual es el precio?
Where is/are ______? ¿Donde está/están ______?
Where is the bathroom ¿Donde está el baño?
Where is my hotel? ¿Donde está mi hotel?
Where’s the airport? ¿Donde está el aeropuerto?
How far? ¿A qué distancia?
Is it very far? ¿Está muy lejos?
Can you help me? ¿Usted puede ayudarme?
How do you say _____? ¿Como se dice ______ ?
When are you going to leave? ¿Cuando va(s) a salir?
How old are you? ¿Cuantos años tiene(s)?
What is your name? ¿Como se llama?
Useful Words & Phrases
yes
no no
no thank you no gracias
please por favor
thank you gracias
you’re welcome de nada
I think so creo que sí
I don’t know no sé
my name is ________ me llamo _______
sorry perdóname, lo siento

 

Customs Regulations In Mexico


Visit the U.S. Department of State’s Passport and Travel Initiative websites, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection site for the most current information about entry requirements.Upon clearing Immigrations and Customs at the Los Cabos Airport with your baggage, proceed to the lobby. CAUTION – Timeshare sales reps will solicit you with offers as you walk past on your way to the exit. Unless you are seriously interested, continue past them. You’ll find car rental desks right outside the customs area. Taxis and reserved transportation are outside. Departing Cabo: Head to the airport with ample time to check your baggage and catch your flight! Make sure you have the proper documentation for departure, especially the Mexico Tourist Card. More Mexico Customs Information

Health & Safety While In Mexico


Crime is not a big problem in the resort areas of Los Cabos. Tourism is very important to the local economy and, as such, great care is taken to provide a safe, friendly and fun environment for visitors. However, use common sense. Do not engage in illegal activities, always avoid narcotics and firearms. When using an ATM, use the same awareness and care as you would at home.

Medical treatment and dentistry are of relatively high quality in Baja’s cities. Please see a list above with hospital contact information. For information on air evacuation services you can contact the Association of Air Medical Services at  www.aams.org. Please note that many medical insurance plans do not cover you when traveling abroad. Contact your provider for details. You may consider purchasing a travel health insurance plan, contact us for more information.

Overall, hotels and restaurants in Baja California Sur serve purified drinking water and ice. Tap water should not be consumed anywhere other than in the hotels. You can buy bottled water in the area’s grocery stores. As for the food, you’ll find a variety of international dining options in Los Cabos, from gourmet restaurants to casual local eateries. While many visitors eat street food without any problems with it, it is advisable to be careful, especially if you have never visited Mexico before.

Be mindful of managing your sun exposure in Baja and wear plenty of sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. More people are afflicted with sunburn than any other illness while visiting. It is also important to drink plenty of water since the climate is very dry most of the time.