Los Cabos

Located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos beckons beach lovers, foodies, anglers, golfers and adventurers. Consisting of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo (and the 18-mile coastal highway that connects them), this subtropical desert municipality offers amazing snorkeling, unique tours (via camelback and dune buggies), vibrant Mexican art and a lively nightlife scene.

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Year-round warm temperatures draw beach lovers, particularly in July and August (the hottest months). But even during the colder months (January and February), the area offers a perfect escape from colder climates. Worth noting: Hurricane season runs August through October, and whale watching is great between mid-December and mid-April.


Visas: U.S. citizens must present a valid passport when entering Mexico. U.S. citizens do not require a visa unless they plan to stay in the country for more than 180 days. Visit the Mexican National Institute of Migration’s (Instituto Nacional de Migración, INM) website for the most current entry, exit and visa requirements.
Money: The official currency is the Mexican peso, but U.S. dollars and major credit cards are accepted nearly everywhere. Although travelers can exchange dollars for pesos at the airport and some hotels, banks usually offer the best rates. Expect to tip at hotels, on guided tours and at bars, restaurants and spas.
Travel Health: Check with Visit Los Cabos or the Government of the State of Baja California Sur for the latest health safety information, including travel protocols and requirements like negative COVID-19 tests, quarantines, mask mandates and more in connection with COVID-19. Before traveling, research and prepare for what to do if you get sick while away.


Getting Here: Fly into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), roughly 20 minutes north of San José del Cabo. There’s also a smaller, less-frequented airport called Cabo San Lucas International Airport (CSL) about 10 minutes away from downtown Cabo San Lucas, but it primarily services private aircraft.
Getting Around: Taxis are plentiful at the airport and hotels, with red and yellow taxi vans operating in San José del Cabo and blue and green vans in Cabo San Lucas.
Consider the less expensive option of yellow and white mini-shuttles, but know that shuttles don’t depart unless they’re full. Public buses run regularly but with frequent stops at major hotels along the Corridor; the ride between both cities can take about an hour. Uber is also available in Los Cabos. You can easily explore both downtown areas on foot.


Local Lingo: Forget chain restaurants here! Locals go to taquerias for some of the best Baja-style fish tacos. And if you’re wondering where “Old Town” is, it’s how locals refer to San José del Cabo.
Must-Have Apps: Google TranslateWhatsAppUberLos Cabos Travel ProArt Walk, San José del Cabo
Insider Tip: You’ll find vendors pushing their wares in tourist areas (such as Playa del Amor when cruise ships arrive). Ward them off with a polite but assertive, “No, gracias.”