What are the hot things to do in Los Cabos?
Which are the best airport transfer companies? Where should you stay when you visit Cabo? (Is it even safe to to go?) Fab Italian restaurants? Best snorkeling spots? Is there Uber?
We’re Janice and George Mucalov, travel writers who’ve visited Cabo dozens of times – we love Cabo! So carry on reading, because our Los Cabos travel guide dishes the inside scoop on how to have a fabulous Cabo holiday.
Practical travel tips for Los Cabos
How to get from the airport to your hotel?
Within Cabo San Lucas, there’s Uber.
What to do in Los Cabos?
Do beachy things:
Chill on your favorite beach.
Watch whales. Take a sunset cruise. Go surfing. 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.
If you can only golf once on your Cabo holiday, the Cabo del Sol Ocean Golf Course is the course to play.
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the renowned championship course hugs the Sea of Cortez. The views are so breathtaking, it’s hard to concentrate on your shot – except if you don’t, you’re in the sand or a rocky ravine.
The Golden Bear himself praised the layout for having the “three finest finishing holes in all of golf.” The signature 17th hole – one of the greatest par-3’s in the world – has you teeing off over the water to a postage-stamp size green on a granite rock outcropping.
18 holes, par 72
7,075 yards from the championship tees
Go scuba diving:
See our video on swimming with whale sharks
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 disappointment.
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.
Some specific hand-picked recommendations?
Cool boutique hotel in San Jose del Cabo:
El Ganzo – Artist Hangout With a Rooftop Infinity Pool
Deluxe condos with kitchens:
Pueblo Bonito Resorts – Which One is Best?
Grand Velas Los Cabos
See all our Los Cabos hotel reviews!
No loud pool music! Yes, it’s all-inclusive, but the stylish Pueblo Bonito Pacifica in Cabo San Lucas focuses on romance and relaxation.
Shopping in Cabo San Lucas
Silver, tequila and Mexican crafts – don’t go home without it!
Whether you’re looking to pick up inexpensive souvenirs or museum-quality art, Cabo has a shop for you.
What to buy?
Silver is big here, 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), try Artesano’s (at Km 4.1 on the Corridor, just outside of Cabo town.)
Where the shops are:
Many shops are found on Marina Blvd and side-streets. Open-air and outdoor flea markets abound too – be sure to bargain!
And of course you can’t miss the Puerto Paraiso or Luxury Avenue shopping malls.
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:
Gardenias – the best seafood tacos in Cabo, mean margaritas, casual and cheap
NickSan – creative fresh sushi, expensive
For toes-in-the-sand dining:
Cascadas Beach Grill (at Club Cascadas de Baja) – beachfront, friendly service, 2-for-1 drinks until 6:00 pm, very romantic at night, 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!
Where is Los Cabos?
You can scroll in or out on this map of Los Cabos.
More Cabo travel information
The moment we first saw a massive whale shark glide slowly by? Wondrous. You can swim with whale sharks in La Paz, a 2-hour drive from Cabo.
With 6 pools and 23 restaurants at your fingertips, this Cabo resort is a crowd-pleaser. See our Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach review for the complete scoop!