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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's about Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Where is "Cabo?"

Cabo is located at the southernmost tip of Baja California SUR (South) in Mexico and is a pennisula sourrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. "Cabo" is made-up of the popular resorts and caters to the tropical and luxury lifestylesin areas that includes San Jose del Cabo, the Corridor and Cabo San Lucas, home of the world famous Arch. Cabo is about 1,100 miles from San Diego, California.

What is Cabo.net?
Cabo.net is a website made by people who have been coming here for over 15 years and currently co-locate in Cabo San Lucas in the Pedregal. Cabo.net was created to give those visiting the ability to connect with businesses, not just resorts, bars and restaurants. Where does one go to seek medical attention, or get your hair done? What about pet services, private concierge or reliable transportation? Cabo.net provides you a wifi fast, mobile friendly concierge service on your smart phone or desktop.

Is the Cabo region safe?
Yes contrary to what the news reports Baja California SUR is very safe- in fact safer than most US cities in comparision (read more). Like any location is all about being safe with your surrondings and company. Cabo has a very visible police force and the Mexican military is also present both on land and sea. Mexico and Cabo appreciate your interest to visit and spend money in the region and it's worked well for everyone involved for three decades, they do a ton to accomodate tourists safety. You'll feel great here in Cabo with your family as well.

What time zone is Cabo in?

Baja California SUR is in the Mountain Time Zone and follows daylight savings although, it is post the USA change over by a few weeks. So for a time in the fall and spring there is a two hour difference.

What's the weather like in Cabo?
Pretty much awesome year-round. Cabo is at the southern-most tip of the Baja surronded by the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez. In Cabo San Lucas expect more dry heat whil in San Jose del Cabo, East Cape and La Paz a little more humidity. In the summer and early fall expect some rain and humidity. Look for highs int he 90's in the summer with nights in the high 70's' in winter expect highs in the upper 70's gettign down in to the 60's at night. There is not really a bad time of year as Cabo gets over 330 days of sun annually.

How do I get to Cabo?
Simple, there are numerous daily flights to San Jose International Airport (Airport code SJD) from many places in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other countries like Australia. SJD was recently updated and is a cutting-edge airport with all the ammenties you;'d expect abroad. Another option is to drive the Cabo area via car or bus from the United States or northern border. The trip is about 1,200 miles one way and can take 2-3 days depending on your driving. There is also a lot of great cities to visit along the way, pleanty of gas and hotels to stay at as well and 80% of the journey is on great updated highways.

What do I need to enter Mexico to get to Cabo?
You need an offical ID and /or Passport from your country of residence. When entering from the United States or Canada you'll recieve an entry permit for your travels to have stamped and returned when you depart. In the United States a Global Entry Pass will work in place of your passport.

Can I use US or Canadian dollars or my major credit card in Los Cabos?
Yes and no. Many places along the Corridor will accept US Dollars however, may not provide you a favorable exchange rate. Canadian dollars are rarely accepted unless at a major resort or higher-end restaurant or merchant. There are banks all around Cabo but we would advise you to make a currency exchange before you come or at the airport. Having some lower denomination US Dollars is also good and great for tips with the locals. As of August 2015 the exchange rate nears 16.5% on the US Dollar giving you a major advantage for your dollar against the peso. Many merchants, restaurants and activities do accept major credit cards with more and more each day accepting American Express. Don't forget to check with your card before comign about exchange rates and foregin transaction fees - those can hurt when you get your bill back home. (American Express platinum waves all of these fees!)

What is the drinking age in Cabo?
You need to be 18 years old with an offical native ID to drink in Mexico. All the normal rules apply with drinking and driving, disoredly conduct and drugs of any kind are not tolerated by the local police.

Can I drive a car in Mexico?
Yes, you will need a legal driving license from your country of residence. For rentals many companies will require a mininum age of 25 years old to rent and drive a rental car. If you bring your own vehicle you will need to have Mexican insurance and most US/Canadian policies will not cover you in Mexico. Contact our partner Pure Cabo to learn more about car rentals with local and international companies, plating in Mexico, Mexican insurance, transportation and more.

Will my cellular service work in Mexico?
Yes, however it depends on your plan back home. T-Mobile and now AT&T, Verizon and others have opened up international plans at affordable rates. Cell service in Cabo is good but can also be lacking at times. Calling back home is simple too. For wifi- many resorts have it available at a cost, and an unlimited plan from T-Mobile with a wifi hotspot will get you away from these wifi fees at resorts.

What activties are there to do in Cabo?
Many, so many. Tons of amazing beaches. Great restaurants. Awesome bars and authentic sites to see. All depends on what you are in the mood for really. Cabo San Lucas tends to cater more to the party crowd while San Jose del Cabo tends to be more relaxed. Todos Santos (an hour or so North of Cabo San Lucas) is bohemian and cultulry rich in art. It's a great afternoon trip. Cabo is also known for it's rich waters that are great for scuba diving, watersports and for sport fishing - considered the marlin capital of the world. On the land side there are over 30 champion golf courses and Tiger Woods just launched his own course at Diamante on the Pacific side in 2015. You can go to our partner at Pure Cabo and review your options with activties in and around Cabo.

What is there to do for kids and families in Cabo?
We've been asked so many times to plan a few outings catering to children and families in Cabo. There is swimming with the dolphins in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, banana boat rides and wave runners in the Sea of Cotez along with paddle boards, parasailing, Flyboards, snorkling and Snuba. On land there is ATV, larger RZR's that fit 4 people in the desert, zip line tours, hiking, and camel rides on the beach. Contact our partners at Pure Cabo to find out the variety of options and costs.

Are there modern medical and dental facilities in Cabo?
Yes, Cabo has modern hospitals and good medical and dental facilities. In the event of a sickness or emergency you will be in good hans as the Cabo region has medical staff, emergency ambulances and air lift if necessary, however, it is always best to play it safe in the first place.

Will my medical insurance from back home cover me if there is an accident while in Cabo?
You will need to check on this before making the trip, many policies in the USA do have ryders, however, many also make you pay out of pocket and submit reimbursment upon return. There are many local English native insurance companies to get you a policy while you are visiting that are very affordable.

Are there church services in Cabo?
Yes, many religions as wel. Worship services for Catholic, Christian, non-Denominational and Jehova´s Witnesses services are available both in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.

Is there a US / Canadian Consulate in Cabo?
Yes, the US Consulate is located in Palmilla off the Corridor in between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo at Tiendas de Palmilla, Carretera Transpeninsular Km 27.5 Local B221. Telephone is (624) 143-3566. The Canadian Consulate is located at Plaza San Lucas, Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 0.5, Local 82 Col. El Tezal 23454, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. Telephone (624) 142-4333

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