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Los Cabos Travel Guide

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Resting at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, the resort area of Los Cabos is full of beautiful beaches, delectable dishes, and exciting nightlife. It’s the perfect spot for a relaxing family vacation, romantic couples retreat, or wild weekend with friends.

Headlined by the area’s central hub, Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos is generally considered to encompass the entire tip of the Baja California Peninsula. The 20-mile “Tourist Corridor” runs along the east side of Los Cabos between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. This four-lane highway offers some spectacular views of the area’s desert landscapes and the Sea of Cortez (a.k.a. Gulf of California).

To the west lies the town of Todos Santos. Here, you can spend the day shopping, grab a bite to eat, and experience some of the most stunning Pacific Ocean sunsets you’ll ever see.

Known for it’s rugged coastline and clear cool waters, Los Cabos serves as a playground for families, couples, and singles alike. Hit the beach, go whale watching, or dance the night way! Whether you’re there to relax with family or cut loose with friends, Los Cabos has something for everybody.

Marquis Los Cabos All-Inclusive – Located in San Jose del Cabo, this adults only resort delivers a wonderful all-inclusive experience. Mouthwatering food, spectacular views, and jetted tubs in every room are just some of the highlights of this upscale resort. Check rates and availability >>

The Cape – A Thompson Hotel – An upscale hotel located right on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, The Cape boasts two outdoor swimming pools and some stunning views. The property also has some delicious onsite restaurants, including Manta, which is one of our favorites. Check rates and availability >>

ME Cabo – With a live DJ by the pool and an upbeat atmosphere, ME Cabo is the place to see and be seen. This Melia International Hotel is also home to great rooms, a nice swimmable beach, and appetizing food options. Check rates and availability >>

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos All-Inclusive – Hyatt Ziva hotels offer a great all-inclusive experience that the whole family can enjoy. Located on the beach near San Jose del Cabo, this hotel includes seven restaurants and offers nice family suites with incredible views of the Sea of Cortez. Check rates and availability >>

Flora Farms – This is one of our favorite spots in all of Los Cabos. The 25 acre working farm is a lush green oasis in the middle of the desert. The menu is seasonal, as they only serve what they grow. Take a tour or cooking class and stay to eat!

El Mirador Oceanview Restaurant – Located in Todos Santos, this restaurant uses traditional ingredients and local flavors to serve up a menu of Mediterranean and Mexican Haute cuisine. The food is incredible. The views and sunsets over the Pacific Ocean are absolutely spectacular!

Manta – Expertly blending the Pacific Coast culinary traditions of Mexico, Peru, and Japan, this seafood and sushi restaurant is absolutely delightful. Although it is the premier restaurant at The Cape Hotel, the atmosphere is casual. Ingredients are sustainable and sourced locally. Seriously, check it out!

🌴🌴🌴 Whale Watching – Whale watching tours are an incredible way to get up close and personal with these spectacular creatures. The best time to see them is between December and April. Trust us, this is an experience you’ll never forget. Learn more >>

🌴🌴 Coastal Cruise – Taking a cruise is one of the most iconic ways to soak up the natural beauty of Los Cabos. Sip on a drink while enjoying a daytime or sunset cruise along the area’s stunningly beautiful and rugged coastlines. Learn more >>

🌴🌴 Flora Farms – One of our favorite spots in Los Cabos, this 25 acre farm offers cooking classes, tours, painting workshops, a spa, and more! It also has a lovely farm-to-table restaurant that you’ll love. Learn more >>

🌴 El Arco – This natural arch rock formation is one of Cabo’s most famous sites. It is also a great place to spot sea lions or enjoy a romantic evening sunset.

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Airport – Flying into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) is the easiest way to arrive. Most major American airlines serve the area, many with multiple flights per day.

Getting to/from Your Hotel – To get from the airport to your hotel, you typically have four options:

  1. Book a private transfer (highly recommended). – Private hotel transfers in Mexico are reliable, fast, relatively inexpensive, and comfortable. Find private airport transfers here >>
  2. Utilize a hotel transfer. – Many hotels offer paid or free pickup at the airport. Depending on the service offered, this could mean waiting for and riding with several other groups. It could also mean multiple stops on the way to your hotel, which could result in a long and (sometimes) uncomfortable ride.
  3. Rent a car. – If you plan to explore the area and drive between towns, renting a car could be an option. Compare rental cars here >>
  4. Take a taxi.

Getting Around Los Cabos – For getting around Los Cabos, we think it’s best to have your hotel call you a taxi. Tours and cruises are another good way to see the area. However, if you plan to leave the resort every day, renting a car may be a cheaper option than taxis. The area’s bus system is also an affordable option but may not be suitable for all travelers.

Tours and Activities