The famous Mexican beach town of Los Cabos is located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur. It encompasses the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, as well as the hotel zone (the corridor) that lies between the two. Like many Mexican coastal towns Cabo thrives on fishing and tourism, with the main draw cards being sports fishing and golf. Los Cabos is a coastal town with a desert backdrop, in the warmer months temperatures reach 90 deg F with occasional showers during the day and during winter temps range from 80 deg during the day and around 60 deg at night.
San Jose del Cabo is located at the southern end of the Baja California peninsula and is situated on the shores of the Sea of Cortez, lying 17 miles east of the popular resort of Cabo San Lucas. Compared to Los Cabo it is a more mild relaxed town with quiet shopping villages, beautiful churches and plenty of dining options. The Old Jesuit Mission, known as Parroquia San José, dates back to the 1730’s
Cabo San Lucas commonly called Cabo, is a city at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. Known for its nightlife and party scene Cabo is in the top 5 travel destinations in Mexico for Tourists and celebrities. More popular for its beaches, scuba diving locations, Balnearios, the sea arch El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, and marine life.
Getting there and away
By Plane: Los Cabos International Airport, The airport is about seven miles (11 km) north of San Jose del Cabo and about 30 miles (48km) from Cabo San Lucas. Round trip transportation is provided by some hotels, if not included in your vacation package, taxi vans are available for transportation of passengers from the airport to the hotels in both towns.
Bus: Local buses in Los Cabos run from around 5 am to 10 pm each day and travel between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.
- San José del Cabo from or to the Airport Highway: $7.00 pesos, one way, per person
- Tourist Corridor from or to the Airport Highway: $15.00 pesos, one way, per person
- Cabo San Lucas from or to the Airport highway: $23.00 pesos, one way, per person
Taxis: Before accepting a ride make sure you confirm the price first, like any destination there is always a price increase for the unsuspecting tourist. Prices are per taxi also not per person. If ever in doubt ask your concierge at your hotel.
Health and Safety
The main rule of thumb is not to drink the water it can lead to upset tummies and make for a rather unpleasant vacation, all locations offer bottled water. Sun burn is a also a major damper to tourists due to the hot desert climate, it is cheaper to bring sunscreen from home then buying it the store where you would expect to pay around $30usd. If you do experience any health issues be sure to see the reception at your resort regarding medical treatments and whereabouts for the local pharmacy where medications are readily available without Doctors prescription.
Like any destination you have to be aware of your surroundings and don’t go out at night on your own, best practice is to leave valuables at home. In an emergency, call  (5) 250-0123, the 24-hour hotline of the Mexican Ministry of Tourism. They also have two toll free numbers: if calling within Mexico  800-90-392 and from the U.S. 1-800-482-9832.
The local currency is Mexican Pesos but USD is widely accepted everywhere in small denominations, if you use USD you will get pesos in return and most places use the higher exchange rate. Using local currency will get you a better price and give you more room to negotiate.