Los Cabos Tourism
Los Cabos, Mexico is a magic land full of contrast, from breathtaking seas, to desert and mountains. Also known as “Land’s End” for being located at the tip of the southern Baja California Península.
Los Cabos is comprised primarily of two towns, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas; which are linked by a 20-mile (32 km) corridor lined with world-class resort properties and championship golf courses.
Currently there are restrictions on Australian citizens travelling overseas, however the destination has reopened, and awaiting Aussie friends when restrictions lift.
Los Cabos always welcomes you whether by air, land or sea for a relaxing and enjoyable stay in paradise. There are more than 550 weekly flights from 40 destinations, connecting different places in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
The Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) is located just 8 miles (13 km) north from San Jose del Cabo and 23 miles (37km from Cabo San Lucas.
Los Cabos, Mexico is a great add on to any travellers visiting the USA, especially Los Angeles, as it can be reached in 2.5 hours from LAX.
However, there is a lot of connectivity available from other cities in the USA: Dallas, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Orange, County, Denver, Newark, Houston, Washington, Atlanta, Detroit, New York JFK, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, St. Louis, Austin, Baltimore, Charlotte and Phoenix.
A new direct connection from New York (JFK) to Los Cabos is set to take flight in August, providing further great connections once restrictions lift on Australians travelling internationally.
Los Cabos is a year-round destination, boasting 350 days of sunshine every year. For more mild weather, November to June is the best time to go. July to September can be hot, and guests may experience very occasional tropical storms. August can however be a good time for better deals, as this is the quietest part of the year for tourists.
Yes! Each year, Los Cabos Tourism hosts one group media famil, as well as a number of selected individual media famils.
The destination hosts a number of trade famils each year, and an annual VIP summit for travel industry members.
Los Cabos Tourism runs an Australian roadshow every two years, usually visiting major east-coast cities. Please register your interest with Gate 7 to be notified of upcoming events and roadshows.
While we do not have a list of available discounts on hand, we can connect agents with Hotel partners and DMOs that offer industry discounts.
Los Cabos is the official name of the destination and translates as “The Capes” from Spanish. There are multiple capes in the region and two main towns, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.
Cabo San Lucas, to the west, is the tourist hub, including the marina, cruise port and a range of hotels and attractions.
San Jose del Cabo is a quieter, more traditional Mexican town on the eastern side of the peninsula, and is home to art galleries, restaurants, and more authentically Mexican attractions.
To get from one town to the other takes approximately 45 minutes. There are a number of hotels between the two on what is known as the tourist corridor.
Los Cabos has hotels and accommodation options for every type of holidaymaker. Options include everything from the most high-end luxury resorts to family-friendly, and all-inclusive options. Hotels are opened and refurbished constantly in the region, leading to new experiences for visitors every trip.
Los Cabos can be expensive by taxi, especially for guests that are staying along the tourist corridor. Ubers and rideshare operators can be significantly cheaper in these circumstances.
Transfers are recommended for larger groups, and can be organised by hotels, or with private transfer companies.
Many beaches in Los Cabos are not swimmable but visit our website to see the number that are. 16 beaches in Los Cabos are currently blue flag rated.
Los Cabos currently has 22 beaches that are swimmable and blue flag rated, including Santa Maria Beach where Montage Los Cabos is located; Palmilla Beach where One&Only is located; Chileno Beach where Chileno Bay Resort & Residences is located, among others. Please visit our website for all the information regarding swimmable beaches in Los Cabos.
Los Cabos is a mix of genuine, traditional Mexican experiences and modern resort holidaying. While it can be fantastic to lounge in a hotel or resort for a number of days, we highly recommend exploring around a number of Los Cabos’ most authentic local experiences, such as the town of Todos Santos, or the ArtWalk in San Jose Del Cabo
Additionally, the fine dining options around the region are unparalleled, and for thrill seekers, outdoor adventure like ziplining, quad-biking and hiking are all within a few minutes’ drive. For those who love diving, the Cabo Pulmo National Park is an incredibly bio-diverse marine area, and was once labeled as the “Aquarium of the World” by Jacques Cousteau.
Los Cabos is one of the safest destinations in Mexico, and Baja California Sur is immune from a lot of the criminal activity that other parts of Mexico can experience.
Tipping is common practice in Los Cabos and part of our hospitality culture. Below is a general guide to follow:
– Restaurants: 18-20%
– Taxis: 10-15% (many taxis aren’t equipped with credit card machines, so ask before you get in)
– Tour guides: 20%
– Bell desk: $2/bag
– Valet: $2 when they bring your car around (nothing when you drop it off)
– Valet loading luggage into your car: $2/bag
– If hotel delivers anything to your room: $3
– Housekeeping: $3/day on the bed
– Courtesy shuttle: $2 per person
– Doorman if they call you a cab: $2
Yes, most resorts, restaurants and tourist attractions accept USD and Mexican Pesos. We recommend travellers carry both currencies.
New Hotel Fact Sheets
In order to assist our valuable travel agent friends (and make your lives a bit easier), we’ve created two flyers with key selling points and concise information on Virtuoso and luxury (non-Virtuoso properties). You can download them both under the "Sample Itineraries & Brochures" tab in the Los Cabos section of the resource centre.
Nonstop Flights from New York City to Los Cabos
Starting on August 29, 2020, Eastern Airlines is introducing new nonstop flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Los Cabos (SJD).