Travel Best Bets Package Includes:
- Round trip airfare to Los Cabos
- 7 nights all-inclusive hotel
- Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
Vancouver: Feb 7,14,23,Mar 7,28,Apr 4,8, 2019
Calgary,Edmonton: Feb 3,Mar 3,10,31,Apr 7, 2019
$669-$769 + $476 tax (Holiday Inn; 3.5-star)
$789-$999 + $476 tax (Barcelo Gran Faro; 4-star)
$1299-$1499 + $476 tax (Dreams Los Cabos; 4.5-star)
$1399-$1599 + $476 tax (Secrets Puerto Los Cabos; 5-star) Adults Only
Connectors may be available from Castlegar, Cranbrook, Fort St. John, Nanaimo, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Sandspit, Smithers, Terrace, Victoria, Whitehorse, Comox, Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton but additional fees will apply!
Climate: Dry year-round, with an average temperature of 24 C. Los Cabos claims to have about 300 days of sunshine annually. The climate is much cooler from December through March. Average annual rainfall is 25.4cm, most with occurring during the months of September and October.
National language: Spanish is the official language, but you’ll also hear locals speaking English.
Airport transfers: exit the airport, do not stop and chat inside with anyone saying they are supposed to pick you up and take you to your resort inside the airport. These people are trying to sell you time shares. Head straight out of the airport to find someone holding a sign with your tour operators name on it. They will have your name on their list and direct you to the correct transfer to your hotel.
Using taxi’s in Mexico: if you will be taking a taxi to get around, negotiate the flat rate before getting in or you may get a surprise when you arrive at your destination.
Currency: MXN (Mexican Peso). We recommend bringing USD and/or MXN pesos as vendors outside the resorts charge in pesos, but will take either. Automated banking machine services are available throughout the country. Canadian debit and credit cards are widely accepted; however, Canadian currency and traveller’s cheques are not.
Voltage: 120V; Canadian devices use 120 V, and will work with most outlets in Los Cabos as many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion as some outlets still use two-prong plugs.
What to buy: Jewellery is a highly-popular commodity in Los Cabos, particularly silver and Mexican fire opals. However, there are also a number of clothing boutiques, art galleries, as well as colourful flea markets and souvenir stalls. For example, you can find unique and specially designed Mata Ortiz pottery and Huichol Indian art. And of course, there’s tequila.
Attractions & Sites
San Jose del Cabo and San Jose Mission
Walking along the lovely boulevards and plazas you will discover colonial style buildings and beautiful gardens. Artists thrive here in this very friendly town. Visitors can ride mules or bicycles to visit the church of the San Jose Mission founded in 1730 by the Jesuits Jose de Echeverria and Nicolas Tamaral. Above the church entrance, built in 1940, is a scene of the martyrdom of Father Tamaral when he was killed by the Pericu Indians.
Museo de las Californias
This small museum offers a collection of artifacts, maps, tools, photographs and journals that date back to the expeditions of Cortez in the 1500’s. This museum is one of the first to show a collection whose main purpose is designed to preserve the history of this area.
Estuary of San Jose
This freshwater lagoon is now a game reserve with nearly 200 bird species. Once roamed by pirates in search of fresh water, you can rent kayaks to explore the lagoon and its feathered friends. Who knows, you might stumble across a lost treasure.
The Old Lighthouse at Cabo Falso
Tumbledown building that recalls the port’s past. It is built on small hill overlooking part of the bay and its quays. It can only be accessed on horseback or all-terrain vehicles which can be rented.
A boat ride will take you to these enormous blocks of rock, located at the junction between the Pacific and the Sea of Cortes. In addition to the spectacular landscape, it is quite common to see groups of sea lions and seals on the seashore, basking in the sun.
The Cabo San Lucas Marina
A rectangular, protective dike located between Medano Beach and the peninsula has 288 docks where you can rent boats for fishing or sailing.