Written By Lori Stephens
Shimmering seas. Beautiful beaches. Awesome adventures. Relaxing resorts. Cabo San Lucas is a must-see destination! If you’re planning your first visit, here are some tips to make your trip go smoothly. This information will help you feel prepared and have an incredible time.
Cabo has oceans and sunshine to spare. Both can cause problems if you’re not prepared. Be sure to bring plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and stay hydrated. You will also need to know how to swim, as it is essential for all travelers to Cabo. To stay safe, listen to the lifeguards and stay clear of dangerous waters.
Cabo is an adventure lover's dream! Water activities include sportfishing, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. If you prefer to stay on land, there is horseback riding, hiking, and hot springs. There’s no way you can do it all in one trip, so prioritize what you really want to do.
You’ll need travel insurance. With all of the wonderful things to do, you can see why travel insurance would be so important, but don’t think of it as gloom and doom. Insurance allows you to travel stress-free at all times. There are even annual insurance policies that cover you on every trip you take.
All of the beaches are beautiful, but not all of them are swimmable. In fact, some are dangerous because of steep ocean floor drop-offs which cause strong waves and rip tides. If you want to swim, we recommend Medano or Chileno Beach. Both are easily accessible and have lifeguards. For a truly unique experience, take a water taxi to Playa de Amor.
The timeshare game is strong in Cabo. After you pick up your luggage, there is a long hallway you have to walk through to exit the airport. Do not talk to anyone and keep moving. Even some resorts are starting to tap their guests by promising a tour of the property with a welcome gift, a round of golf, or even money. Be aware as these “tours” can be a time-suck and no one needs that on a vacation.
Cabo San Lucas is closer than you think. More and more airlines are starting to offer direct flights from major cities. What used to take a full day of travel has now come down to just a few hours.
Select a resort based on your lifestyle. Cabo is home to over 100 boutique hotels and re- sorts. The best way to decide where to stay is to make a list of what is important. Do you want all-inclusive or do you prefer to pay a la carte? Adult only or family-friendly? Four or five stars? Once your list is complete, contact your travel advisor (me!). They (I) will do the research for you and come back with a few options from which you can choose.
Now that you have all the information, you can have a great time being adventurous.
It’s time to go see the sights, enjoy the food, try new things, and fall in love with Cabo San Lucas.
Lori is a lover of all things travel and has been involved in the travel industry since 1998. After helping Sojourners as a travel advisor for years, Lori opened her own agency in 2021 so that she could still create a community of like-minded travel lovers that also helps others find their passion and dream in a new and exciting career.
Yes, she still sells travel! She LOVES helping her clients make memories! But she also loves helping her team learn, grow, and change their lives by serving others through travel.
Lori is a wife to an amazing man (our IT guy) and is the mother to 6 brilliant and beautiful children.