An Essential Guide To Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is famous for being a celebrity hot spot. You really can’t watch a reality TV show without someone taking a trip to Cabo during the season.

With a very different, almost desert like vibe, compared to the resort beach hot spots on the east coast of Mexico, Cabo San Lucas offers the perfect place to relax and unwind, while eating all the amazing guacamole and tacos you can!

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Where is Cabo San Lucas?

Located along Baja California in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas follows the Mountain Standard Time GMT -7.

Getting to Cabo San Lucas

The closest airport is SJD Los Cabos International Airport. You can find direct flights from many major airports. The airport is located about a 45 minute drive from Cabo San Lucas.

You can either rent a car on arrival at the airport or grab a shuttle (private a little more expensive than shared) to your hotel. It’s a good idea to also book a return trip with your shuttle company, as we found that catching a taxi from Cabo San Lucas back to the airport can be 2 to 3 times more expensive.

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Language in Mexico

Around Cabo San Lucas the language spoken is primarily Spanish, but you will find that many people in the tourism industry will speak English. You might find a bit more of a language barrier in local restaurants and shops or market stalls.

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Climate in Cabo

Cabo has a desert climate, with a dry heat most of the year. There is generally good weather all year round, with the temperature generally sitting in the high 20°C’s or low 30°C’s, with sunny skies all year round.

Getting Around Cabo San Lucas

You can pretty much walk around everywhere in Cabo. The main town is small, close to the beach and marina and within walking distance of most of the major hotels. If you plan to get out of Cabo you can rent a car either at the airport or downtown.

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Currency & Money in Cabo

Currency is Mexican Pesos $. USD are also widely accessible and accepted. ATMs can be found everywhere around the main town and in the shopping centres, offering both USD and Mexican Pesos. Credit cards are accepted widely, as is US cash.

Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas

Internet Access in Cabo San Lucas

There is excellent internet access in Cabo San Lucas, and you will have no time getting online when you need to. Free wifi offered in almost all restaurants, cafes and bars around Cabo, as well as in the main shopping centre. Check with your hotel for wifi offers and connection specifications.

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The Main Streets of Cabo San Lucas

Head to Lázaro Cárdenas for the most authentic food, with all kinds of local restaurants and bars and some of the best tacos we had while we were in Mexico.

Blvd. Paseo de la Marina is the best place to go if you’re looking for bars and clubs, souvenirs and gifts and local shopping.

10 Things To Love About Cabo San Lucas

Best Time To Go to Cabo San Lucas

Cabo is a great destination all year round, with hot summers and warm winters. During the shoulder season, between May to June and October to November are some of the best times to visit because the weather is still perfect and the summer and winter holiday crowds are dying down.

We visited Cabo during February, which is technically their winter time, but the weather was absolutely amazing, with sunny days, clear skies and warm weather all year round. It was warm enough to swim and enjoy a cold cocktail on the beach as the sun went down, but not too hot that we spent our whole visit sweating!

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Can’t Miss Experiences in Cabo San Lucas

+ Take a relaxing boat cruise out to The Arch, Lovers Beach, Divorce Beach, Scooby Doo Rock and all unique attractions in the sea around Cabo
+ Jump on a whale watching tour to get up close and personal with these gentle giants as they jump out of the water and chase each other in the ocean
+ Try your luck on a fishing charter – some of the best fishing in the world is in Cabo
+ Dance the night away at El Squid Roe with slushee cocktails taller than you are
+ Eat your weight in guacamole, tacos and margaritas – you will definitely find some of the best Mexican food in the world right here in Cabo
+ Explore the near by town of Cabo San Jose
+ Hang out around the marina at sunset to watch the fisherman bringing their boats in while the hungry seals swim around looking for snacks

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Good to know for your visit to Cabo

You will find March and April are extra busy months, as spring breakers from USA flock to Cabo to enjoy the sunshine and tacos. If you’re not into the party scene it’s a good idea to avoid visiting Cabo during this time, as there’s little chance you will be able to have a relaxing break amongst all the party kids.

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