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Los Cabos
Travel Guide

Marina Cabo San Lucas which includes a marina, a coastal town and night scenes

Beach resorts, local culture, surf, nightlife, golf, and breathtaking whale and dolphin encounters make this part of Mexico an irresistible destination.

Sunny Los Cabos is a resort area on the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico. The region has two distinct parts: Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. These two cities stand on either side of The Corridor, a 20-mile (32-kilometer) highway surrounded by championship golf courses and world-class resorts. Dance or shop in upbeat Cabo San Lucas or walk the old streets of San José del Cabo for a more traditional experience. After you’ve taken in the sights on land, be sure to enjoy Los Cabos’ proximity to the waters of the Pacific Ocean and the sheltered Sea of Cortez, which separates the peninsula from mainland Mexico.

Drive along The Corridor to Cabo San Lucas and spend a few days in a luxury spa resort or an afternoon at the Marina Cabo San Lucas. Charter a luxury yacht, book a whale-watching cruise or snack on shrimp tacos before dancing the night away.

Step back in time at San José del Cabo. Walk the cobblestone streets and visit art galleries and museums to get a glimpse of authentic Mexico. Don’t miss the Old Jesuit Mission, a historic Spanish-style church. The estuary is great for birdwatching.

Once hailed by Jacques Cousteau as “the aquarium of the world,” the Sea of Cortez is home to a diverse marine ecosystem and Los Cabos is the perfect base from which to explore it. Swim with smart mammals at Cabo Dolphins, snorkel or scuba dive at Cabo San Lucas or head to the eco-friendly Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park with living reefs and tropical fish.

For a relaxing day out, cruise on a glass-bottom boat to the majestic El Arco, the rock formation that forms a natural arch, marking Land’s End. Hop out of the boat at low tide and stroll along Playa Del Amor (Lover’s Beach).

To reach Los Cabos, you can fly into San José del Cabo or drive from San Diego. Los Cabos is warm year-round, so it’s also a popular winter destination.

For more details on interesting local attractions and activities, check out our things to do in Los Cabos page.

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Where to stay in Los Cabos

Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Camino Viejo a San José, Km 3.5, Col. El Medano, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $302 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,441 reviews)
"just absolutely Amazing. food was great. staff is so nice friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Camino Viejo a San Jose del Cabo Km 4.5, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
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Nestled on the beach, this Cabo San Lucas property is within a 5-minute walk of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Medano Beach, and San ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,427 reviews)
"The food was ok, the drinks were weak unless you asked for more alcohol. The pool grill was by far the best food. Very clean, beautiful weather, beautiful hotel!"

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive
Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Bahia Cabo san Lucas KM 4.5, Camino Viejo San jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
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Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within a 5-minute walk of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, ...
3.8/5Good! (3,113 reviews)
"Amazing property but no food is available after 10 pm and food not that great"

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cabo Vista Hotel - Adults only
Cabo Vista Hotel - Adults only
3 out of 5
Av. Cabo San Lucas / Revolucion 1910, Centro, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $43 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
Located in Downtown Cabo San Lucas, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Marina Cabo San Lucas, Medano Beach, and The Arch. Lover's Beach and Land's End ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (473 reviews)
"Clean with a very nice size room. Staff super friendly and knowledgeable about activities around the area. Close walking towards marina and beach. The Cafe close by has excellent sandwiches and hot dogs. Continental breakfast is a plus as it is the beach towels and beach umbrella. Definitely I would ..."

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Cabo Vista Hotel - Adults only
Montecristo Villas at Quivira Los Cabos - Vacation Rentals
Montecristo Villas at Quivira Los Cabos - Vacation Rentals
4 out of 5
Quivira Los Cabos, Fase 2, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $457 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in Pedregal, this beach villa is within 3 mi (5 km) of Quivira Golf Club, Marina Cabo San Lucas, and San Lucas Bay. Solmar Beach is 3.1 mi (5 km) ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (47 reviews)
"Great property. Large estates with nice views, infinity pools, patios, etc."

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Montecristo Villas at Quivira Los Cabos - Vacation Rentals
The Ridge at Playa Grande
The Ridge at Playa Grande
4 out of 5
Av Playa Grande No 1 A, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $302 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 3
Nestled on the beach, this Marina condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of Solmar Beach and San Lucas Bay. The Arch and Lover's Beach are also within 1 mi ...
4.3/5Excellent! (169 reviews)
Amazing 75th birthday celebration!
"It was my wife’s 75th birthday and we needed a place large enough that her two grown sons and daughter-in-law could celebrate with us during the day. The Ridge was PERFECT! The suite was furnished to accommodate 5, which was perfect for hanging out as a group and it had a large balcony with a magnificent ..."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

The Ridge at Playa Grande
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Getting around Los Cabos

There are 20 miles (32 kilometers) between Los Cabos’ key tourist areas, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Rent a car to travel down the highway that connects them, or save some money by catching the local bus that runs between the towns roughly every 15 minutes during the day. Taxis offer another simple way of getting around within Los Cabos itself, while long-distance bus routes take in destinations further away. Visit the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation website. Browse Los Cabos rental cars.

Best time to visit

Los Cabos is hot year round, so no matter when you visit, you can bring your summer clothes. Try to come in spring or fall to avoid the high temperatures and sporadic storms of the peak summer months. Do be aware, though, that these are popular seasons for visiting Los Cabos, so you will definitely want to book your flights and accommodations as far in advance as possible to get the best prices.

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Reviews of Los Cabos

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5/5 - Excellent

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May 31, 2020

Very relaxing. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

I have many friends in Cab San Lucas I love the area and the people

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 1, 2020

The activities with Cabo Adventures and Cactus Tour were both 5 stars, great activities and great staff. Sadly in the resort EL ENCANTO ALL INCLUSIVE HACIENDA ENCANTADA the service is great for blondes/americans but for hispanics/Mexicans not great!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

People are very friendly and helpful. Has many beautiful hotels by the beach.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2020

Cute small town feel, we felt safe when we traveled into town, walked the malls and ate. Very close flight, airport was small but efficient. Avoid the timeshare/travel/activities vendors at the airport.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 22, 2020

Beautiful scenery, saw whales every day from our resort!

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