Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs
Questions about Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos area of Baja California Sur, Mexico?
We have compiled a list of the most popular and frequently asked questions about Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Here are a few examples. How can I receive a copy of Los Cabos Magazine? Where is Cabo San Lucas? What is the Los Cabos Tourist Corridor? Is Cabo and San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos safe? Where can I attend a Church Service in Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos area? What is the legal drinking age in Mexico? What time zone is Los Cabos in and does the time change with daylight savings time? Is there Tourism Office or Visitor’s Bureau in Cabo San Lucas or in the United States? How can I file a complaint about rip-offs or make comments about poor services received? What is the best way to get from the Los Cabos International Airport to Cabo San Lucas – Airport Transfers? What about the public transportation bus system? Page One of Two Pages.
How can I receive a copy of Los Cabos Magazine?
Copies of the above magazines are available by subscription. Your copies will be sent to you via “US Mail”. Magazine Subscriptions are available and include four issues of Los Cabos Magazine on a quarterly basis. Please send your check or money order to the following address to receive your magazines: Los Cabos Magazines Inc, 2215 Paseo de Las Americas, Suite 25-M4, San Diego, CA 92154-7908. Phone: (858) 569-0172 or (858) 452-8332 / Fax: (858) 333-7000. Email: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I get a link on Los Cabos Guide.com to my web site? What about online advertising?
To have your link on www.loscabosguide.com you can advertise in our Los Cabos Magazine or you can purchase a “Contact Page” with active links as part of our Internet Advertising Program. If you already have a main website, your contact page becomes a direct referral page with a link to your site. Contact Pages are provided as and added value for our Los Cabos Magazine clients. Please visit our advertising information page if you wish to know more about our services. The smallest advertisement offered for each publication will qualify for our contact page and link.
Nude Beaches and Topless Sunbathing in Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos? Clothing Optional Beaches and Resorts?
Public nudity is generally not legal in Mexico although enforcement of this law is not very strict. There are several beaches in the Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos area that are isolated enough to permit topless sunbathing and nudity. Use your common sense, see what other people are doing. If others are topless nearby, then the practice may be more tolerated in that area. The following link gives more information about Nude Beaches and Topless Sunbathing in Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos.
Where is Cabo San Lucas?
Cabo San Lucas is located at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula in the State of Baja California Sur. Cabo is approximately 1,000 miles south of San Diego, California, 10 degrees below the Tropic of Cancer at a latitude of approximately 22 degrees. Cabo San Lucas is approximately 20 miles southwest of the Los Cabos International Airport.
What is Los Cabos and where is it located?
Los Cabos is the municipality which includes the cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, and located in the state of Baja California Sur, México. Here is a link to an Overview Map of the Los Cabos region.
What is the Los Cabos Tourist Corridor?
The Los Cabos Tourist Corridor or (Corredor Turistico) is an area along the Transpeninsular Highway between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, facing the Gulf of California or the Sea of Cortés. This region is home to world-class golf courses some of the best beaches and most luxurious resorts in all of Los Cabos.
How do you get to Los Cabos, Mexico?
Los Cabos, Mexico is accessible by air from most major cities in the United States and Mexico by Aeromexico, Aero California, Alaska Airlines, America West, Continental, Mexicana Airlines, United Airlines, and various charter flights flying into the Los Cabos International Airport. From Los Angeles and San Diego, the flying time is approximately 2 hours. More information can be found on our Airlines page. Cabo San Lucas is accessible by sea via Carnival Cruises from Los Angeles and other major cruise lines. By land, Cabo is accessible via Highway 1, which runs the entire length of the Baja California peninsula from the US border. There is Greyhound Bus service from Los Angeles to Tijuana via San Diego and then by Autotransportes Aguila or Tres Estrellas de Oro from Tijuana to La Paz and then on to Cabo San Lucas or by various other tour bus operators. From Tijuana, the drive is long (22 hours by car and 30+ hours by bus). The roads are narrow, so be careful and watch out for the cows!
Is Cabo and San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos safe? There has been much publicity lately.
Yes, the Los Cabos is probably safer than most of the areas from which you are traveling. Contrary to the major news media and the “internet” Baja California Sur is very safe. Read for yourself at the US State Departments’ official release. Here is what they posted about Los Cabos: “Baja California Sur (includes Cabo San Lucas and La Paz): Exercise caution in the state capital of La Paz. Baja California Sur continues to experience a high rate of homicides. Many of these homicides have occurred in La Paz, where there have been ongoing public acts of violence between rival criminal organizations.” – LAST UPDATED: DECEMBER 8, 2016. Also read our articles about Safety in Los Cabos from Los Cabos Magazine.
It is still wise to act in a safe manner. Don’t visit outlying areas at night alone on foot, don’t flash cash and be aware of your surroundings. Stay in a group or with a friend. All the same logical travel advice you would getting traveling to other destinations like Cabo. For high-end clients and those of public notoriety, there are private concierge companies that provide private security services.
Driving in Los Cabos and Baja California – What is required?
No special permits or bonds are needed, unless you plan to continue on to Mexico’s mainland. You will need a valid drivers license issued by your state of residence. Be sure to get Mexican insurance before crossing the border, as your U.S. insurance is not valid in Mexico. Do not drive in Mexico without insurance! While you are purchasing insurance, get a map that shows the locations of gas stations. Keep your gas tank as close to full as possible, even if it means extra stops. You never know when the next gas station will be closed or out of gas. It is a good idea to carry a gas can, with gas in it. The roads are constantly patrolled by the Green Angels (daytime hours only) who will help with gas and very minor repairs. These angels of mercy will pass by eventually, although you will probably be helped before they do by others passing by. The roads are generally safe, but narrow by U.S. standards, be extra careful. Do not drive at night unless you are curious about the real meaning of “Road Kill”. Even in the daytime, you will need to watch out for cattle and other animals crossing the highway.
Where can I attend a Church Service in Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos area?
There are many options for worship services in the Los Cabos area. There are many Catholic Churches in the region as Catholicism is the primary religion. There are also Christian, non-denominational and Jehovah’s Witnesses services are available in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Visit our page for Churches and Church Services in Los Cabos.
What is the legal drinking age in Mexico?
The legal drinking age in Mexico is 18 years of age. Please be careful, as over indulging is quite common and generally leads to trouble. Drinking Alcohol in Public – while this is tolerated to an extent, it is illegal to drink alcoholic beverages on the street, in vehicles, at the beach and other public places. It is an offense to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
What time zone is Los Cabos in and does the time change with daylight savings time?
Los Cabos and Baja California Sur are located within the Mountain Time Zone. The time changes here, generally, whenever Daylight Savings Time changes. There is a two difference in the change date in Mexico. Here are the dates for 2017. April 2, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time, October 29, back 1 hour. Oct 29, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time. Here is a helpful link. www.timeanddate.com/time/change/mexico/cabo-san-lucas
Taxi Service – What are the taxi rates in Los Cabos?
Taxis are available from the airport and at most locations in Los Cabos. At the airport the collective taxi (a small 9 passenger van) costs about $12.00 per person to Cabo San Lucas. There are larger buses available for about $12.00 per person. The collective taxis and buses will make several stops on the way from the airport to your hotel. Getting back to the airport from Cabo will cost about $55 to $90 for a private taxi. Most hotels offer shuttle service for a reduce rate.
Is there Tourism Office or Visitor’s Bureau in Cabo San Lucas or in the United States where I can obtain tourist information or promotional materials. or make comments about services received?
Yes, there is a Los Cabos Tourism Board office in Cabo San Lucas, Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 43 Plaza Providencia, El Tezal, Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S, C.P 23454, México, and another Los Cabos Tourism Board in Los Angeles, California. This Tourist Information page will also have addresses for other Mexican Tourism related government offices that can provide information and assistance to foreigners visiting Mexico.
How can I file a complaint about rip-offs or make comments about poor services received?
Profeco, Mexico’s consumer protection agency, wants to help people who do not live in Mexico full time. Profeco is committed to always providing the best service. We extend our protection to the people who do not live in Mexico and acquire any product or service from a Mexican supplier and are not satisfied with the good or service. This is a totally free service and does not require the presence of the consumer in the procedure.
What is the best way to get from the Los Cabos International Airport to Cabo San Lucas – Airport Transfers?
There are four ways to get from the airport to Cabo. TRANSFER COMPANIES offer pre arranged private or shuttle transfers. See your travel agent for details. PRIVATE TAXI CABS will take four people to Cabo San Lucas for $60 U.S., with an additional charge of $5 per person over 4 people. AIRPORT SHUTTLE VANS provide service to Cabo for $10 to $15 per person, and there may be a stop or two on the way to your hotel to drop off other passengers. PRIVATE LIMOUSINES will cruise up to 6 people to Cabo in style for $100 U.S., and that price includes one cervesa per person!
What about the public transportation bus system?
Los Cabos does have a public transportation bus service. These busses that run between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo all day, every day of the week. They start running in San Jose at 5:00 AM and in Cabo they start at 5:20 AM, and run until 9:30 or 10:00 PM. There are official bus stops, with seats and shade, but the busses can be flagged down, from almost anywhere along the highway, by waving your arms. They will usually stop, if they see you in time. It is safer and easier to walk to the designated bus stops. The busses only run on the main highway and pass each stop (approximately) every twenty minutes. The fare is around 16 pesos (about $1.50 U.S.) between the two towns, less if your only going part of the way. It is a good idea to have changes for the fares.There are also express busses that won’t stop for you (they must be boarded at a bus station), but wave any way, they all look alike around here. More Cabo San Lucas Public Transportation from CaboTips.com
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