Cabo San Lucas Travel Guide

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Cabo San Lucas Highlights

  • Pro
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    Goner says…

     Lots of Beach, Lots of Sporting Activities and Beautiful Views 

  • Con
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     99% American tourists, reputation as spring break destination 

  • In a nutshell
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     Not the ideal place for a cheap search for authentic Mexico. 

Cabo San Lucas Things to Do

  • The Arch

    This natural arch is Cabo's most famous landmark. It's only accesible by boat so you can either take a sightseeing or whale watching tour or rent a kayak and paddle out here. Right by the arch is a colony of sea lions.

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  • Beach

    This is a good place to eat, drink and play at the beach. Away from the crowds of Medano Beach at the east end of the beach. When on the highway coming into Cabo turn left on Blvd. Constituyentes and you will see the free public parking area on the left at the end of the street. I like this place because the parking is easy, the have shaded tables,...

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  • ATV Tours

    Booked a trip with Amigos ATV Adventures and was most disappointed.Found the machines to be in a poor state of repair,some barely running,most with near bald tires and more than one person complaining about poor or non existant brakes.My particular machine broke down on the way to the beach and when no none returned to find me I was forced to walk...

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Cabo San Lucas Hotels

Cabo San Lucas Restaurants

  • The Office

    *Right on the Beach *Great Morning Breakfast *Great freshly made meals *The Guacamole dip and Chips The guacamole was fresh, fresh, fresh and very tasty along with the hot torilla chips We also ordered fresh tasty pico de gio *We had breakfast at the office on the days we got there in the morning and all of our meals were fantastic *This place...

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  • The Trailer Park

    I wish I could remember the owner's name, he was great! Took such good care of us and anything we needed was provided. I get his since of humor, some may not but it's all in fun! If it's lobster your after, don't waist your time checking out any other place in town, been there done that. Usually very expensive & not what you were really after. This...

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  • Mi Casa

    Mi Casa del Mar is a seafood restaurant with a Mexican flare. The interior is very beautiful and has a courtyard setting. It is a newer restaurant and is worth a try. It is owned by the owners of Mi Casa, who also own other restaurants in Cabo. I had the tortilla soup to start, which was a bit different than the usual tortilla soups - this one was...

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Cabo San Lucas Nightlife

  • El Squid Roe

    This place was a BLAST and WILD! If you are young, or even old... in CABO, and want to have fun.. you MUST GO HERE! The loudest music I have seen at a club in a LONG TIME, very reminiscent of the clubs in Cancun during spring break! WILD, FUN, CLEAN, NICE, ETC! Even the staff get up and dance on the tables! Highly Recommend! T-shirt, jeans,...

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  • Cabo Wabo

    My husband and I went there during the late afternoon on my birthday (and nobody anywhere in Cabo cares if it's your birthday, so don't expect even as much as a "well, happy birthday, what can I get you?" from anyone). There was one other couple in the place and getting drinks was so difficult! Once we did, I had the waborita which was pretty good....

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  • Bar Hopping

    Hotel Melia - Passions is the club - swanky, no t-shirts I highly recommend/ Its hidden away so take a cab. Its like Cabo's version of the Sky Bar in Los Angeles. Seriously, don't miss it. Beautiful local men and women, loungy, gogo dancers, good stuff. If you go and don't like it, its still close enough to walk back into town. Its just easier to...

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Cabo San Lucas Transportation

  • Taxi Service

    We reserved round trip transportation from the airport to our hotel in Cabo San Lucas through Jesus Omar Escobedo Crespo with Cabo Valet Travel & East Wings. The initial communication from the US was perfect. They contacted us via phone and email with arrangements. We were greeted at the airport and taken to our hotel. The driver requested payment...

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  • Getting arround town

    IMO I think a car is a must in Cabo. Since you are only there for 4 days then make the best of it. A car/jeep will give you freedom to explore. Make sure your hotel gives you or has airport pick up. (expensive otherwise) Check out rentals in town. I seem to remember jeeps were cheaper there Go to MEDANOS beach. also go to the ME of MELIA hotel on...

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  • Driving

    I thought it would be difficult to get around and that taxis would gouge me as an American tourist so I rented a car and spent way too much money just to have something to take me to and from the airport. It turns out that most hotels have shuttles available for about $15 per person each way. Much better deal.

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Cabo San Lucas Shopping

  • Local Stores in Cabo

    One step inside Casa Maria and you know you’ve crossed the threshold into someplace magical. While the store specializes in tin mirrors from the State of Guanajuato, fine black pottery from Oaxaca, rugs and wall Hangings from the Oaxaca's Zapotec weavers, the real prize is the hundreds of Day of the Dead figurines in all sizes, shapes and price...

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  • Peddlers

    This is a great place to start. Most prices are negotiable. I purchased 3 medium sized lemon wood boxes, hand turned and carved for us$20.00 each. The man carved the names of the recipients on the boxes while I watched. I put sand, rosaries, and pesos in them. They smell great. You can get your hair braided and beaded. Hat, t-shirts, bracelets,...

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  • Cheap Treats

    *More PICTURES to see below the main picture, CLICK TAB *Everywhere on the beach are Mexican Vendors - hats - pottery - sunglasses - local crafts - bracelets - Tequila shots *You don't have to search for them, they'll come up to you. *I did buy a lot of my cheap trinkets to take home with me from the Beach Vendors *If you are looking for the...

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Cabo San Lucas Local Customs

  • Drinking

    To have the perfect shot of tequila, you start with ice-cold tequila, kosher salt, and fresh Mexican limes; then you lick your hand and sprinkle the salt, lick the salt onto the tip of your tongue, slam the ice-cold tequila and bite into the lime..... mmmmmmmm....... For a cultural tip on how to do this same activity but as a 'body shot', check out...

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  • Christmas Time in Cabo

    *Christmas time in Cabo was a pretty cool time *There were stages set-up around town to look at and the square had shows in the evening to watch for free. It was cool to just hang-out and watch the holiday activities in Cabo, Mexico

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  • Local Art

    *Plenty of shops around town selling local art*You'll also want to take your camera with you so you can take pictures of the local art around town*I actually bought some hand painted items from local vendors for $5 USD each. They were really cool looking, so I bought them to give to friends who love this sort of thing

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Cabo San Lucas Warnings and Dangers

  • Swimming

    Even though the resorts in Los Cabos are located on the Pacific Ocean you can NOT swim there. The riptides are much to strong and dangerous. There are some resorts on the bay that you can swim in as well as a town beach. We drove up to Todos Santos and did some surfing up there. You need to ask locals for directions to the surfing beaches. They are...

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  • Other...

    While we never once felt unsafe in Cabo San Lucas, it is recommended that at night you take a taxi back to your hotel from downtown instead of walk, especially if you are a lone female. The hotels have security gates that you have to go through and being in a taxi makes it easier. And ladies, the streets are all unpaved and uneven, so walking at...

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  • Drinking Water

    I dont know what to do every time I have been to Mexico I always get sick with a stomach virus. And I always stay away from the tap water. I think you get contamination from taking a shower and they put ice in all the drinks even If you ask for no ice the bacteria is still on everything ie. All food, plates glasses bottles So even though I am...

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Cabo San Lucas Tourist Traps

  • Taxis

    Don't be fooled or intimidated by the onslaught of people you encounter after picking up your baggage. Many of them will lie to get you to go with them in their vehicle. Please note that these "timeshare drivers" will offer you many things to get you to follow them or they will say they are with the police, immigration, the government, customs,...

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  • Time Shares

    DO NOT BUY A TIMESHARE IN MEXICO, YOU CAN BUY ONE ON REDWEEK FOR A PENNY, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTENANCE FEE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. DON'T BELIEVE THEY WILL RENT IT FOR YOU, ...VIEW... THEY WON'T, WRITE EVERYHING DOWN AS THEY LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE TO SELL YOU A WEEK. I TRIED TO BOOK A ROOM MY TIME SHARE PUEBLO BONITARSE' 50 WEEKS AHEAD,, THEY...

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  • Activities

    Not to far from the center of town in Los Cabos is a Bull Fight Ring. WHen we were there, they advertised bull fights on Thursday nihgts. We knew it would be bloodless so we went expecting to see a bull fight. I believe it was $25.00 US dollars for each adult. It event was awful. The evening started out with some local children dancing. Then they...

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Cabo San Lucas What to Pack

  • What to pack

    You really only need 2 small pieces of luggage - a regular size carry on and a backpack or beach bag. If you're planning to spend most of your time on the beach or the water, you only need to bring flip flops. Flips flops were all we needed for dinners, walking around town and mostly everything. If you're going to go hiking, off-roading, or...

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  • Pack light!

    You really only need 2 small pieces of luggage - a regular size carry on and a backpack or beach bag. If you're planning to spend most of your time on the beach or the water, you only need to bring flip flops. Flips flops were all we needed for dinners, walking around town and mostly everything. If you're going to go hiking, off-roading, or...

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  • Pack light... but

    The baggage handling at the airport in Cabo leaves a lot to be desired. If you are bringing something delicate (like wine for example) pack it well. Very well. It seems I have been packing lighter each time we go. However, the hotel we stay at (The Westin) has laudry facilities. But I always bring one pair of pants and a light jacket. Hat and...

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Cabo San Lucas Off The Beaten Path

  • Other Towns

    When you are tired of the fast paced Cabo San Lucas, rent a car and head north about 45 minutes to Todos Santos. About 5,000 people live here and is one of only 15 cities in Mexico with the destinctive label of "Pueblo Magico". This "magic town" is filled with great artisans, wonderful jewelry, mouth watering foods and of course many friendly...

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  • Beach Activities

    Cerritos Beach is (was) an off the beaten path kind of beach but now everyone knows!! About an hour north of Cabo, just before you get to Todos Santos. They have now built a restaurant/beach club there which is nice. You can surf here but as always be cautious! See my Todos Santos tips.

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  • Arts & Crafts

    Apparently it's easy to get here if you are with a tour. We weren't. It took us a couple of DAYS (not all day, we tried for an hour and gave up, tried the next day) to find this factory. Finally we took a wrong turn and there it was. They have great stuff and every place you go for dinner has their glasses and plates. It isn't cheap. But for a tip,...

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Cabo San Lucas Sports & Outdoors

  • Fishing

    This was an excursion offered on a cruise. It was called Private Yatch for a Day. we really enjoyed it and thought it was worth the cost. We saw whale get caught (and released ) a marlin and snorkled for as long as we wanted. Sea kayaking was also offered. Great lunch served. Equipment provided. Crew was super nice and helpful. Only about a dozen...

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  • Water Sports

    Take a cruise on the Pez Gato for a different view of Cabo...from the sea. The crew is friendly and fun, and the secluded snorkling is a nice break from laying by the pool all day. Make reservations through your hotel to save a lot of money. TOWELS ARE NOT PROVIDED! Also, bring binoculars or a camera to catch sight of any whales...

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  • Tours

    ATV tours are very popular in Cabo. There are a few tours available and they are reasonably priced. I took the lighthouse tour, which lasted 3 hours. You ride through town and onto an area with trails, and it can be enjoyable. It costs US$45 for a single and $60 for a double, and prices are usually the same for all companies. Tour guides are...

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Cabo San Lucas Favorites

  • Random...

    I am not going to write much about this place since everybody can imagine how this place must look like and what you can expect from it when you go there. It's a beach resort with all kind of typical restaurants and bars, big hotels, golf resorts, McDonalds, Senhor Frog, Hard Rock Cafe and, and, and Yes, there are wonderful beachesm, yet most of...

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  • Beaches

    La Playa de los Enamorados is a must if you visit Cabo. You have to take a short 20-minute boat ride to reach this small island. It's location is unusual. On the west side huge Pacific Ocean waves break, while on the East side you have perfectly small waves that come in from the Gulf of California. Be sure to take sunblock, something to read or...

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  • Boating

    take a glass bottom boat ride out to Lover's Beach. A fun ride with a view of the Arch, beautiful fish, and we even chased after some whales in the ocean. Eating and drinking on the beach with our feet in the sand.

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Top 10 Multi-Generational Destinations: Cabo San Lucas

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Only a handful of beach destinations have the luxury of being able to guarantee great weather, and with around only 7 inches of rain each year, Los Cabos is among those privileged few. For the more active travelers, there is snorkeling, windsurfing, jet skis, and parasailing. A great activity that accommodates multiple levels of activity is deep sea fishing. The Sea of Cortez is home to a wide array of game fish including blue marlin, wahoo, dorado, cabrilla, and yellowtail. While reeling in the fish can be a lot of work, the less active of the group can enjoy the boat ride and a cerveza. Between December and March, there is also the opportunity to whale watch in the waters around Los Cabos. In addition to the variety of activities, many hotels in the area have "all-inclusive" rates, meaning that food and beverages are included, making it much more affordable for families who really like to "chow down" while on vacation. For those who enjoy going out, there is a rambunctious nightlife and bar scene in Cabo San Lucas.

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    Oct 25, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Cabo is one of my favorite vacation spots. Especially being so close, it's such a fun, quick, easy getaway!

 
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