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Los Cabos Destination Guide

A Splash of Mexico with a Twist of California - Sculpted terrain beside the sea... colonies of gentle sea lions basking under the sun... endangered whales finding a safe harbor... Here, at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, land ends and the Gulf of California mixes with the great Pacific Ocean. Miles of breathtaking beaches line the refreshing resort towns of Los Cabos-- lively Cabo San Lucas and laid-back San Jose del Cabo.

Cabo is the Marlin capital of the world and boasts Mexico's best golf with four world-class 18 hole courses. All this, plus an exciting nightlife combine to make "Cabo" the perfect vacation spot for every sun and sport enthusiast.

Los Cabos is said to be Mexico’s most exclusive destination. You’ll be sure to find an assortment of activities to fit your wants and needs during your vacation!

Cabo Highlights

Cabo has world-class scuba diving, kayaking and surfing. Explore the wealth of beaches starting at Playa El Medano – which is the town’s main beach. This beach is perfect for swimming, happy hour on the beach or people watching. Take a shot at Los Cabos top ranked golf courses while overlooking   breathtaking sea views while you tee-off. Experience one of the most amazing nature encounters in January through March by going out to sea and seeing Baja’s migrating grey whales, an experience you’ll never forget! Glass bottom boat cruises are also a must in Cabo. You’ll pass playful sealions and pelicans on your way to the famous El Arco (Rock Arch) at Land’s End.

Nightlife in Cabo

After the sun goes down, check out the sizzling nightlife Los Cabos has to offer. Cabo San Lucas is said to be the nightlife capital of Baja. Begin your night at a casual bar on Marina Boulevard and watch as the bars transform to dance-club themes after midnight. A few other popular hotspots to explore include El Squid Roe and Cabo Wabo Cantina.

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Weather in Los Cabos

The average year-round temperature is 78°F. During the high tourist season, October to April, the temperature is typically 80°F.The climate is arid with over 300 days of sunshine, some reports over 350 days. Average annual rainfall is 5-10 inches.

Tipping in Los Cabos

In restaurants, 15-20%, and $2-3 tip per night to housemaids. Porters normally receive $1 per bag.

Wedding Requirements for Los Cabos

Only civil ceremonies are recognized, and there is no residency requirement. Marriages occur at the Civil Registrar's office (fees range from $100-$200), both parties must have a birth certificate or passport, a tourist card, divorce decree (if applies).

Airport Information for Los Cabos

Travel to and from Los Cabos uses the Los Cabos International Airport.

Rental Cars in Los Cabos

The best way to explore the Los Cabos area is to rent a car at the airport. Most hotels arrange car rentals, too. Avis, Hertz, National, Thrifty and Dollar all have representatives in the area, and the most popular car of choice is a convertible Volkswagen, invariably in white or in red, made in Mexico, and surprisingly tough on dirt-rutted, unpaved roads. It is best to choose the unlimited mileage options as distances can be considerable. Special offers and bargaining make it possible to find a good deal. You don't really need a car unless you want to go into the wilderness or drive outside the two Cabo towns. You may even have more fun without a car; buses are quite frequent and any excursion in an ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) takes you to snorkeling heaven.