Located on the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos is one of Mexico’s most breathtaking beach destinations. Stretching nearly 33 km, Los Cabos, includes the picturesque 18th-century mission town of San Jose del Cabo to the northeast, Cabo San Lucas at the southernmost tip of the peninsula where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet.
Los Cabos offers first-rate tourist service, including top quality hotels and condominiums, superb golf courses, marinas and restaurants. Wonderful facilities are available for fishing, swimming and sailing. Playa Chileno is ideal for diving, while the area between Cabo San Lucas and Cabo Pulmo is perfect for surfing.
Travel Best Bets Package Includes
- Round trip airfare to Los Cabos
- 7 or 14 nights all-inclusive hotel
- Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
Air, 7 nights all-inclusive hotel and transfers
Aug 13,27,Sep 3-24, Oct 8,15: $495-$735 + $460 tax (Riu Santa Fe; 4-star)
Aug 13,27,Sep 3-24, Oct 8,15 $775-$995 + $460 tax (Riu Palace; 5-star) Newly Renovated!
Aug 13,27,Sep 3-24: $915-$995 + $460 tax (Secrets; 5-star) Adults Only
Aug 13,27: $1395 + $460 tax (Pueblo Bonito Pacifica; 5-star) Adults Only
Sep 3-24, Oct 8,15: $945-$1145 + $460 tax (Hyatt Ziva; 5-star)
Nov 3-Dec 8: $799-$999 + $433 tax (Royal Decameron; 4-star)
Nov 17,24: $1579 + $433 tax (Hyatt Ziva; 5-star)
Air, 14 nights all-inclusive hotel and transfers
Aug 13-Sep 17: $1645 + $460 tax (Riu Santa Fe; 4-star)
Aug 13-Sep 17: $1955 + $460 tax (Krystal Grand Los Cabos; 4-star)
Aug 13-Sep 17: $2045 + $460 tax (Riu Palace; 5-star) Newly Renovated
Aug 13-Sep 17: $2595 + $460 tax (Secrets; 5-star) Adults Only
Aug 27-Sep 17: $2495 + $460 tax (Pueblo Bonito Pacifica; 5-star) Adults Only
Nov 17: $3099 + $433 tax (Hyatt Ziva; 5-star)
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.
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.