Los Cabos: Travel Tips

The resort town of Cabo San Lucas and the colonial village of San José del Cabo—together with the Corridor Region between them—are collectively known as Los Cabos. This seaside desert excels in gorgeous hotels and sports an endless variety of activities.

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Getting To Los Cabos

High season runs from mid-December through Easter week. Resorts are often booked through October as well, when the local sport fishing season is at its peak. This subtropical oasis offers 350-plus days of sunshine each year, with cool winter evenings, very low humidity, and fresh sea breezes.

Flight times

  • 2.5 hours from Los Angeles, 3 hours from San Francisco, 4.5 hours from Chicago

Drive times

  • Airport to resort areas: 30 minutes
  • San José del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas: 30 minutes
  • Cabo San Lucas to Todos Santos: 1.5 hours

Staying In Los Cabos

Los Cabos is rightfully famous for its snorkeling and scuba, but the area’s tides make it ill-suited for ocean swims. Choose a resort with a pool if your heart’s set on splashing. Also, don’t miss the typical Los Cabos cuisine, including abalone ceviche and catarina clams.

Must-see sights

  • Marvel at El Arco, the area’s signature landmark stone arch at Land’s End and one of Mexico’s best-known natural wonders.
  • Take a trip to the artists’ colony of Todos Santos, a Spanish colonial town founded in 1730. Its Moorish-inspired church and plaza are postcard-perfect.
  • Hit the links at 4 of the top 10 golf courses in Mexico, including the top-ranked El Dorado links. (Luckily for “golf widows,” the area also boasts top-drawer resort spas.)
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Traveling In Los Cabos

Classic Vacations offers a variety of transportation options throughout Los Cabos in order to make your Mexico vacation truly spectacular. While limousines are a fun and private way to see many of the sights, shuttle transfers and rental cars are also available in all the major destinations in Mexico.

While traveling in Los Cabos we recommend:

  • Rent a car- There's much to do and see in Los Cabos - from exploring Todos Santos to discovering hidden beaches.

Things to Know


  • The national currency of Mexico is the peso, but in tourist areas such as Los Cabos, U.S. dollars are accepted just as readily as pesos.
  • Money and traveler's checks can be exchanged in banks.
  • ATMs are very common in Los Cabos and are the easiest source for cash.

Time Difference

  • Los Cabos is in the Central Time Zone and observes daylight savings time.

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