A vacation can easily go wrong when visiting a place for the first time. If you are planning your first trip to Los Cabos, there are some basic things you need to know. In the following article, we enlisted the most common vacation mistakes you need to avoid in your upcoming vacation:
Los Cabos Vacation Mistakes
1. Not choosing the right town for you: Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo?
When visiting Los Cabos for the first time, most people are not aware that it consists of two towns: Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo connected by the Tourist Corridor, a 20 mile highway, with beautiful ocean views, where many hotels can be found as well.
Each town has a unique personality, Cabo San Lucas, also known as ‘Cabo’ by tourists, is known for its nightlife, luxury marina, and the famous Arch located in the Land’s End, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, while San José del Cabo is a more cultural and traditional Mexican town. Therefore, for a more relaxed, all-inclusive getaway we recommend San José del Cabo. For a more active adventure we recommend Cabo San Lucas.
2. Not booking ahead your airport transportation
The Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) is located in San José del Cabo, a 20 min drive for the hotel zone in San José del Cabo and about a 45 min drive to Cabo San Lucas. Considering the cost of a regular taxi or shuttle, when traveling as a family or in a group, private airport transportation is a smart choice to book before your trip.
Start your vacation with the right foot! Avoid the stress of getting lost or taken advantage of, be confident that your experienced driver will take you straight to your destination. Feel free to contact us for more information.
3. Never leaving the Resort
The idea of a vacation in Los Cabos, México, typically includes a beautiful beach front resort and a pool bar. Cabo definitely does nos disappoint in these two aspects, however, there is so much more! Los Cabos offers activities that appeal to any type of traveler. If you are an adventure-seeker, nature lover, foodie, water sports enthusiast, or party animal, Cabo has an activity for you.
This means that you have the opportunity to live a variety of amazing experiences by, once in a while, leaving your resort. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the famous Arch, walk and dine in the luxurious Marina of Cabo San Lucas, watch a whale up front, play golf in world class courses design by renowned professional golfers, ride an ATV in the desert, discover local art galleries and artists, and much more!
4. Skipping local restaurants for the stuff you eat at home
In Cabo you can find typical fast food chains such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Domino’s Pizza, etc. Therefore, when looking for a place to eat, it is easy to play it safe. Don’t be afraid to discover the Mexican flavors!
Los Cabos has a variety of renowned restaurants with exquisite gourmet cuisine. You can also find many affordable local restaurants to enjoy a good Mexican meal.
5. Don’t be a slave of your schedule!
Planning your vacation to the last minute may seem the right thing to do, but when it is time to execute that schedule it may cause a lot pressure and stress. Always consider leaving a day free to decide once you arrive how you wish to spend it.
Don’t worry, there is always something to do in Cabo San Lucas or San José del Cabo!