Los Cabos Travel Guide

Los Cabos Summary


  • Stunning historic sites such as the stone Iglesia de San Lucas, established in 1730
  • Beautiful, famous rock formation at Land's End
  • Whale migration from January to March
  • Party central: tequila; conga lines; dancing; swim-up bars; the whole sha-bam!
  • Lots of traditional Mexican restaurants
  • Beautiful beaches dotted with rocky cliffs
  • Views of ruggedly beautiful hills and mountains
  • Exciting nightlife scene, especially in Cabo San Lucas
  • Abundance of luxury hotels and all-inclusive resorts, as well as charming historic inns
  • Lots of adventure sports, including scuba diving, wind surfing, and snorkeling
  • Cultural and historic spots in San Jose del Cabo


  • Some areas tend to be very "Americanized"
  • Rise in crime due to rise in popularity with foreigners
  • Expensive resorts

What It's Like

Upon hearing the words “Los Cabos,” many first reactions include the infamous “Cabo, baby!” line, which showcases the area’s popularity with party-seeking college students. But even though this area on the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula has a reputation for being a wild time, it's got plenty of culture, charm, and natural beauty as well.

Los Cabos, meaning “The Capes,” is composed of three different districts: San Jose del Cabo; Cabo San Lucas; and The Corridor. San Jose del Cabo has more of a historic and cultural focus, while Cabo San Lucas is home to the party-hearty all-inclusive resorts that Cabo is known for. The Corridor is the highway that connects the two, and is lined with high-end resorts.

The area is also known for its rugged oceanfront cliffs and scrub-covered hills. Many golf courses, restaurants, bars, and resorts can be found throughout Los Cabos. Plenty of beaches lend to a wide variety of outdoor sport options, including sport fishing, snorkeling, wind surfing, and scuba diving.

Where to Stay

Each “district” of Cabo has a distinct vibe. Travelers seeking an experience centered on a bustling nightlife and restaurant scene will probably appreciate the vibrancy of Cabo San Lucas, which is never short of a party that lasts into the wee hours of the morning. Meanwhile, San Jose del Cabo offers visitors all the convenience of Cabo San Lucas, but without the crazy party scene. Instead, the town is historic and charming. Couples that still want to be within walking distance from restaurants and bars will probably appreciate the romance of San Jose del Cabo. The Corridor, which acts as a connector of the two, is home to some family-friendly resort options.


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Languages: Spanish
Airport: Los Cabos International Airport
Peak: Dec. - Apr.
Off-peak: May - Dec.
Visa: Varies; U.S., Canadian and European citizens don't need a visa, but do need a tourist card
Vaccines: No
Currency: Mexican Peso
Electricity: 110 volts AC; 60 cycles
Tipping: 15% in restaurants

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