Visit Los Cabos - Useful Information

Geographical Highlights

The region's geography is a dinamic mix of unspoiloed desert landscape, white and beaches and dramatic rock outcroppings. "El Arco", the distinctive rock arch that sits at the tip of Land's End, is Los Cabos most famous geographic landmark. "El Arco" dips into the sea at the exactly the spot where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. It is the remarkable result of the pounding waters on both sides. Los Cabos is comprised primarily of two towns, San Jose del Cabos and Cabo San Lucas, which are linked by a 20-mile corridor lined with world-class resort properties and championship golf courses. Cabo San Lucas, noted for its vitality and nightlife, offers a variety of attractions, including The Marina (Featuring 380 slips accommodating vessels up to 200 feet), which is regarded as offering the highest quality of service and amenities yachters have come to expect of luxury marinas. Wherever you go in Los Cabos: Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo, you will find everything you need to leave the cares of everyday life behind.


Language

Spanish


Climate

Los Cabos is subtropical desert. During the summer, highs can be in the low 30ºC with occasional showers. Winter evenings may drop to the mid to high teens, with daytime highs nearing the 30ºC range.


Currency

The Mexican peso is the official currency, but American dollars are also commonly accepted.


Time Zone

Mountain Standard Time.


Drinking Water

Major hotels and restaurants offer purified water. Water comes from the surrounding mountains, filtered through natural sand beds. Many resorts desalinate and purify their own water on property. Bottled water is also readily available.


Airport

The San Jose del Cabo International Airport (SJD) has recently enjoyed a number of upgrades and expansions, including the additions of a second terminal specifically for international flights, to ensure travelers experience the hightest levels of comfort and safety. It is located just 20 minutes north of San José and welcomes domestic, international and private or charter flights year-round. Los Cabos is both accesible and exciting from United States. Canadians also have easy access with over 60 direct flights from Canada each week. The average travel time by air from Canada to Los Cabos is four or six hours from as far east to Toronto and as far west as Vancouver.