What are the hot things to do in Los Cabos?
Best airport transfer companies? Where should you stay? Fab restaurants? Is there Uber?
We’re travel writers who’ve visited Cabo dozens of times – we love Cabo!
So carry on reading, because our Los Cabos travel guide shares the inside scoop on how to have a fabulous Cabo holiday!
Where is Los Cabos?
Los Cabos is the Mexican resort destination located at the end of the Baja Peninsula. See this link to the Google map of Los Cabos.
Los Cabos encompasses the town of Cabo San Lucas, the town of San Jose del Cabo and the 20-mile beach Corridor that stretches between the two towns.
“Cabo” is used to refer to both Cabo San Lucas and the whole area of Los Cabos. (It gets a bit confusing sometimes!)
Trying to decide? Cabo vs Cancun – which is better?
Practical travel tips
What to pack
In winter, pack a sweater or jacket. Evenings can be cool.
Recommended reading: See our post on the best travel sandals for the beach, city and adventure
How to get from the airport to your hotel?
See our post on the best and cheapest Cabo airport shuttles.
Within Cabo San Lucas, there’s Uber.
What to do in Los Cabos
Do beachy things:
Check out the 5 best beaches in Cabo San Lucas to chill on your favorite beach.
Also watch whales. Take a sunset cruise. Go surfing. Discover the best water sports and water activities in Cabo for water lovers! And more…
On Thursday nights, check out the free Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo. It’s loads of fun! Meet the artists over a glass of wine handed out at many of the art galleries. And check out eye-catching paintings and sculptures.
See our insider guide to snorkeling in Cabo San Lucas (and the best snorkeling tours and tour operators).
Go scuba diving:
Dive Cabo San Lucas! It’s an underwater world of wonders.
You must swim with whale sharks in La Paz! It’s OMG awesome – and it makes for a great day trip.
Speaking of day trips…
Take a dip in natural hot springs in the Sierra de la Laguna reserve. See the wind surfers in Los Barriles. Hike the Canyon of the Fox. And browse all the art galleries in Todos Santos. Check out the 9 best day trips from Cabo San Lucas!
The ultimate list of Cabo activities?
Read our post: These 25 things to do in Cabo San Lucas are epic!
Where to stay in Los Cabos
There’s no shortage of luxury hotels in Los Cabos.
When booking, know where your resort is located to avoid being disappointed.
Cabo San Lucas is at one end, San Jose del Cabo is at the other end, and the Corridor is a 20-mile stretch connecting the two towns. So we’re talking about a fairly large geographical area.
Most luxury resorts are beachfront, but not all beaches are swimmable.
Beautiful, boutique and 5-star hotels?
See what we’ve sussed out! These are the best hotels in Cabo San Lucas
Can you swim at your hotel’s beach?
See our post on the best Cabo beaches for resorts with swimmable beaches.
Shopping in Cabo San Lucas
Silver, tequila and Mexican crafts – don’t go home without them!
Whether you’re looking to pick up inexpensive souvenirs or museum-quality art, Cabo has a shop for you.
What to buy in Cabo?
Silver is big in Cabo, from bargain-priced bracelets hawked by beach vendors to unique fine jewelry sold in stores.
Cuban cigars are also popular (but don’t take them back to the U.S.), as are Mexican blankets, Talavera pottery and even over-the-counter prescription meds.
For decorative housewares (silver, Mexican glass, etc.), try Artesano’s (at Km 4.1 on the Corridor, just outside of Cabo town.)
Where the shops are:
In Cabo San Lucas, many shops are found on Marina Blvd and side-streets.
Open-air and outdoor flea markets abound too – be sure to bargain!
And you can’t miss the Puerto Paraiso or Luxury Avenue shopping malls right on the Cabo San Lucas Marina.
Where to buy groceries?
As soon as we arrive in Cabo, we like to make a stop at La Comer supermarket in San Jose del Cabo. It’s on the highway as you drive from the airport to Cabo San Lucas (and convenient too if you’re staying in San Jose del Cabo).
Good fresh produce can be hard to find in Cabo – at La Comer, you can usually get crisp red apples (not bruised ones) and lettuce that isn’t limp.
Restaurants in Los Cabos
You’ll find plenty of good restaurants in Los Cabos, both in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.
Of course, seafood is often on the menu.
Here are some restaurants we like:
Get the best seafood tacos in Cabo and mean margaritas at Gardenias. We also love that it’s casual and cheap.
NickSan has creative fresh sushi. (It’s expensive though.)
For toes-in-the-sand dining:
Cascadas Beach Grill (at Club Cascadas de Baja) is very romantic at night, with the perfect beachfront atmosphere. Bonus: Friendly service, 2-for-1 drinks until 6:00 pm, moderately-priced.
For creative farm-to-table food:
Don’t miss beautiful Flora Farms for made-fresh-from-the-garden cocktails and farm-to-table dining!
Taking the local bus in Los Cabos
Don’t be afraid to take the public bus from Cabo to San Jose del Cabo, or anywhere along the Corridor.
Is Los Cabos safe?
We’ve holidayed in Los Cabos at least 20 times over the years, and we’ve never felt unsafe. Many Americans and Canadians have time-shares and go on vacation there.
Check government travel advisories before going.
More information on Los Cabos
See: All our Cabo posts
Additional travel tips and information can be found in the travel guide to Los Cabos on the official Visit Los Cabos tourism website.
Discover more of Mexico!
See: Our ultimate Mexico travel guide
Cabo guide books:
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