What is Cabo?
Cabo is one of the most prestigious tourist destinations in Mexico. People use the name Cabo to refer to the southernest part of the Baja Peninsula. Los Cabos is the name of the municipality which actually consists of two cities: San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. San Jose del Cabo is the oldest city with the charm of a Mexican old town.
On the other hand, Cabo San Lucas, once a small fishing town, has experienced an incredible growth in the last 10 years. Here’s where the action is: night life, water sports and the famous Arch. You will find world-class golf courses and resorts in the 25 miles between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo san Lucas.
How can I get to Cabo?
Since Cabo is at the tip of the California Peninsula, the best way to get to this paradise is by plane. Major airlines such as Alaska, American Airlines, US Airways, Continental, United Airlines, etc offer a large number of flights from the most important cities within the United States. National airlines provide frequent flights from Mexico City as well. You can also reach Cabo via cruise or driving 1000 miles from San Diego.
I don’t speak Spanish, will that be a problem?
Of course not! English is widely spoken in all the tourist area. We live in a bicultural and bilingual community because almost all tourists visiting Cabo are English native speakers. Not to mention a huge number of local gringos that after spending a vacation in Cabo, without a doubt decided to move to paradise. Watch out! You might fall in love with Cabo so deeply that you will want to stay.
What currency is used in Cabo?
The official currency in Cabo is the Mexican peso, although the American dollar is widely accepted.
Can I use my credit cards in Cabo?
Most of credit cards are accepted in established businesses. Visa and Master Card are the most accepted. Ask if they accept American Express or Discover.
How can I get cash from my credit cards?
ATM’s are widely spread all around Cabo as well as banks.
Is Cabo safe?
Cabo is one of the safest places in Mexico. The crime rate is very low, you just have to worry about finding the right place to have fun.
What’s the weather like in Cabo?
The chances to come to Cabo and enjoy sunny days are 99%. With 350 sunny days a year, Cabo makes a perfect spot to have a wonderful vacation. From October to April, the temperature is around 80F during the day and 60's at night. From May to September, the temperature will go up to 100F during the day and stay in the 70's and low 80's in the evening. Annual rainfall is 10 inches, mostly occurring during the months of September and October. Don’t forget to wear sun block anywhere you go.
What is the legal drinking age in Cabo?
The legal drinking age in all Mexico is 18.
Is drinking in public permitted?
Although it is tolerated to a certain extent, it is illegal to drink in the street, beach or while you drive.
Is drinking tap water safe?
It is safe, nevertheless it is highly suggested to always drink bottled water. You will easily find bottled water at a corner store or at your hotel.
Should I worry about food in Cabo?
As long as you eat in established restaurants, you have no reason to worry about. Cabo has a great reputation to take care of, that’s why we make sure that all the food you eat is fresh and in perfect conditions. Nevertheless as you know, mexican cuisine is spicy so if you suffer of upset stomach, ask you waiter or chef to prepare your food depending on your needs.
Can I drive in Cabo?
Whether you bring your own car or rent one, you’ll basically need a driver license and a full coverage insurance. If you are driving your own car, make sure you get mexican insurance since your US insurance will not be valid in Mexico. If you plan to rent a car ask your car rental company to give you plentiful information about the insurance you plan to purchase. Although driving in Cabo is pretty safe, you should drive carefully, paying attention to the signs.
What can I expect from public transportation?
There is a bus and cab system. A bus will take hours to take you wherever you want to go, it is mostly used mostly by locals to commute from and to their workplaces. The cabs are fairly good and they will take you wherever you want in just a few minutes. Make sure you board a taxi at a established taxi stand and ask for the price before you get on, prices may vary depending on the season and the color of your skin. It is recommended to rent a car or get private transportation.
Will I have access to good medical services?
Yes, you can find good medical services in Cabo. The best hospitals are Hospital de Especialidades and Amerimed. In both you’ll find friendly bilingual staff and doctors. Call 060 (not 911) for any emergency.
What is a good source of information in order to plan my vacation in Cabo?
Cabo Vacationers Contact (www.cabovc.com) offers and endless number of activities and private services that will make you vacation in Cabo an experience to remember.