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Los Cabos Guide: Planning Your Trip 


Are you already looking forward to your 2023 vacation? If your suitcase is staring at you and you’re ready to start your Mexican adventure, look no further than Los Cabos. Our spot on the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula is waiting for you!

For all the tips you’ll need for planning a trip to Los Cabos, keep reading. We’ll take you through everything you need to know about how to plan your perfect Los Cabos itinerary, from where to stay to activities you can enjoy during your vacation.

At High Tide Los Cabos, we love sharing our beautiful part of the world with visitors from across the world on our Adventure Tours in Los Cabos. From surfing lessons and kayaking to hiking and snorkeling, we’ve got something for every thrill-seeking traveler. 

If you’re thinking about visiting our sandy beaches and pristine waters, get in touch with our local team. We’re here to help with any travel questions you may have before or during your vacation.


Discover the Best Beaches in Los Cabos

While there are many beautiful beaches in Los Cabos, here are our top three favorites. 

Playa del Amor also known as Lover’s Beach is a secluded spot with crystal clear waters and white sand. Ideal for couples to relax and enjoy the dramatic rock formations. Playa del Amor is a great spot for snorkeling and swimming, as well as romantic sunset walks.

Playa Chileno is home to a vast group of marine life, such as sea turtles, dolphins, and manta rays. Visit this beach to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking in the calm, clear waters. 

Playa Santa Maria – breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez. The beach is also home to a variety of activities, including swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. There are also plenty of restaurants and bars nearby, making it a great spot for a relaxing day in the sun.


Outdoor Activities to Try in Los Cabos

Los Cabos is a great spot to commune with nature, whether you want to keep your feet on dry land or get up close and personal with the ocean and its residents!

For sea lovers ready to catch a wave, check out our Surf Lessons in Costa Azul. Taught by our awesome professional coaches, these lessons are suitable for children and adults. 

Is dry land more your scene? No problem! High Tide Los Cabos’ Hiking Tour in Fox Canyon is just an hour from the coast and gives you a glimpse of a true oasis in the middle of the desert. Swim, hike, and eat lunch in an authentic Mexican restaurant in a beautiful area.    

Finally, if you want to explore what’s beneath the famous Arch, take a spin on our Cabo San Lucas Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour. These glass-bottomed kayaks give you a great view of the tranquil marine life as you paddle through one of the world’s most beautiful bodies of water. 

These are just a few of our Los Cabos adventure tours that you can look forward to on your visit.

A white person does a headstand on a paddle board near The Arch in Los Cabos. Behind are two other white people on paddleboards. The sky is clear and the sea is shades of blue.

Food and Drink Recommendations in Los Cabos

If you want a local’s guide to the best bars and restaurants in Los Cabos, look no further! There are lots of good options for families and adults throughout the city, and here are a few of our favorites.

Located in the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas, La Lupita offers a variety of Mexican dishes and is known for its delicious tacos. If you want to chase your food with a delicious artisanal shot of Mezcal, La Lupita is the spot.

Situated in the exclusive Pedregal area of Cabo San Lucas, El Farallon offers a unique dining experience with stunning views of the ocean. For fresh seafood, the ocean-to-table menu is unparalleled.

Another gem is located in the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas. Edith’s has a variety of Mexican and international dishes, all served with a Guerreran twist. The organic chicken and pipian mole has our vote for a warming family meal.

For Cabo bars, we recommend El Squid Roe. This popular bar is in the Marina area of Cabo San Lucas and is known for its lively atmosphere and extensive drinks selection. As the sun sets, this place lights up across three floors for awesome dancing.

For something a little more relaxed, check out The Office on the Beach. For an array of fresh dishes and sparkling cocktails, there’s no better place to watch the sunset than from a table on the beach. 

A single taco with meat and onions, with a wedge of lime and hot peppers on the side. The white plate is on a colorful tablecloth.Carnitas Tacos (Source | License)

Where to Stay: Los Cabos Hotel Recommendations

Los Cabos offers a variety of accommodations, from luxury resorts to budget-friendly hotels. The kind of place you want to stay will depend on your budget and the type of experience you’re looking for. Hotels and hostels are plentiful here, so there’s something for everyone!

For a hotel stay, try the 5-star Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos. This relaxed beachfront resort offers a space of calm from the colorful city. If you want a more secluded beach stay, this is the place for you. 

Younger travelers wanting to meet new people can check out Sofia Hostel Cabo. With breakfast included and rates of under $50 per night, this downtown location is a great base for all your adventures.

A terracotta-colored hotel in Los Cabos with a pool, blue skies, and a domed structure.Hotel in Los Cabos (Source | License)

Exploring the Culture and History of Los Cabos

The Los Cabos area has a long and rich history, dating back to the 16th century when it was first explored by Spanish conquistadors. The region was originally inhabited by the Pericú people, who were hunter-gatherers and fishermen.

A Spanish ship arrived in the Bay of La Paz, captained by Hernán Cortés, in 1534, but a permanent settlement on the Baja Peninsula only came in 1697. Then, in the 1700s, Spanish Jesuit missionaries were sent to settle in Los Cabos. 

In the 1840s, the Mexican-American War was occurring. America ended up conceding Baja California to Mexico, where it remains a brilliant Mexican vacation destination today.

Mural of San Jose del Cabo - a tile on a church depicting a historic scene.Mural of San Jose del Cabo (Source | License)

How to Get Around in Los Cabos

Renting a car is the most convenient way to explore Los Cabos, as you can go wherever you want, whenever you want. There are several car rental companies in the area to choose from. 

Public transportation in Los Cabos is limited, but there are a few options available. The most popular form of public transportation is the bus system, and the buses run throughout the city and to nearby towns. 

Taxis are also available, which can be hailed from the street or booked in advance. Additionally, there are a few private shuttle services that offer transportation to and from the airport and other destinations.

Remember, if you’re staying downtown, you can pretty much walk to most of your destinations!

A red vintage beetle car on the pavement. San Jose del Cabo (Source | License)

Best Time to Visit Los Cabos

The best time to visit Los Cabos is from October to May when travelers flock to the sunny shores. This is when the weather is the most pleasant and the temperatures are mild. The summer months can be hot and humid, whereas the winter months are cooler. 

The shoulder months of April and May are especially nice, as the temperatures are mild and the crowds are smaller. Depending on the experience you want, these months can be a good option for a quiet getaway.

Los Cabos beach from the air. Buildings line the shore.

Tips for Saving Money on Your Los Cabos Vacation

We’re sure you’re a bunch of savvy travelers, but here are some tips for saving cash for your epic holiday in Los Cabos.

Booking flights and accommodations in advance is a good way to get the best deal for your dollar. If you’re heading to our part of the world on an off-season, the rates are much cheaper.

Keep an eye out for all-inclusive packages. These packages usually include flights, accommodations, meals, and activities. Hostels and hotels tend to include breakfast meals to help you cut down costs.

Take advantage of discounts! If you’re a family or a large group, many local activities will offer discounts for bigger parties. If you’re a student or have children in your party, check for offers on menus and activities. 

A 500 peso note of Mexican money.Mexican dollars (Source | License)

Unmissable Los Cabos, Mexico, Excursions…

That brings our Los Cabos Guide to a close. Have you got all the tips and tricks to plan your epic vacation to Baja California Sur? Whether you want to chill on the beach or take Surfing Lessons at Costa Azul with professional coaches, High Tide Los Cabos guarantees a trip to remember! 

However you choose to explore our sunny beaches, remember that we’re here to answer any questions, so drop us an email if you want more advice.

That’s all until our next adventure!

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