If 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.
More Area Information:
Los Cabos, Mexico Map
Cabo.com – Directory of Information
Tours and Cruises
Baja Diving & Snorkeling
Dining in Los Cabos
Golf Courses in Cabo
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.
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!
|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|
|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|
|no thank you||no 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.