Enhance Your Vacation With Our Cabo San Lucas Resort FAQs
An exotic getaway someplace new is always filled with excitement and wonder. New people to meet, different cultures to explore and unique experiences all remind you the world is a big and diverse place, full of the unexpected. Understanding what to expect before you pack your bags usually makes your travel experience all the more enjoyable. To help you experience our spectacular Cabo San Lucas resorts to the fullest, here's everything you need to know - from how to get to Baja to our beautiful weather. Enjoy!
Cabo San Lucas is located at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula in the Mexican State of Baja California Sur. Cabo is approximately 1,000 miles south of San Diego, California. At just 10° south of the Tropic of Cancer, we enjoy a warm and sunny year-round climate. Los Cabos International Airport is just a short, 20 mile taxi ride to the northeast.
When visitors say they are heading to "Los Cabos" they usually mean a sun-filled weekend somewhere in the southern Baja Peninsula of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Who can blame them? The enviable climate and dramatic scenery are the perfect backdrop for a fun-filled getaway. But to be precise, "Los Cabos" is actually a county that includes the cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.
The most convenient way to get to Los Cabos is by airplane. Los Cabos International Airport is accessible from most major cities in the United States and Mexico, with service offered by Aeromexico, , Alaska Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines, Spirit, Continental, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier, Sunwing, West Jet, Virgin America, Sun Country, Air Transat, Volaris, Interjet, Viva Aerobus and, of course, domestic and international charter flights. You can also experience the spectacular scenery of Mexico's Baja coast and drive to Los Cabos from San Diego or Tijuana.
No special permits or bonds are needed, unless you plan to continue on to Mexico's mainland. You will need a valid driving license and valid third-party automobile liability insurance. If you get into an automobile accident in Mexico without insurance, you will likely be taken to jail until authorities are convinced you can pay for the damage to others' vehicles or property! 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. The roads are generally safe, but narrow by U.S. standards. Take care!
One great reason to stay with us is access to our sister resorts. Grand Solmar Lands End Resort Spa guests have access to all Solmar Hotels & Resorts beaches and facilities. Guests at The Ridge Luxury Villas may also access Playa Grande and Solmar All Inclusive facilities. Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa guests enjoy access to the Solmar All Inclusive resort. Please note: Meals and beverages are not included when guests take advantage of this reciprocal access.
There are taxis available at all Solmar Hotels & Resorts, just ask the bellboy to get one for you. Be sure to check the current taxi fares posted in the motor lobby, and note that taxi fares are higher at a taxi stand than if you flag a taxi down on the street.
For the ultimate convenience during your stay, we offer an open account policy. Upon arrival, just arrange for an open bill and then simply sign for drinks and meals, shop at the convenience store and the boutiques, visit the spa and even book tours throughout your stay. All purchases will be charged to your account, and upon departure you can settle with cash (US dollars or Mexican pesos), travelers checks or Visa, Master Card or American Express credit cards. Regrettably, personal checks or Discover cards are not accepted.
All Solmar Hotels & Resorts have convenience stores carrying a selection of imported and Mexican goods. The stores are open daily and offer snacks, deli products, and assorted grocery items. You'll also find soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits, as well as household goods, souvenirs and a drugstore counter.
The official currency in Mexico is the Mexican peso. Dollars are also accepted in Cabo San Lucas, but usually not outside the tourist areas. You can exchange your US dollars, Canadian dollars, Euros, Pounds and travelers checks for pesos at banks and the Bureau de Change. US and Canadian dollars and travelers checks may also be exchanged at the front desk of your resort. Money exchange is available at your hotel from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Waiters generally receive 15%, calculated on the total bill. Sky caps and bell-boys are generally offered $2 USD per bag. The suggested daily tip for the maid who cleans your room is $3 USD for a Master Suite, $2 USD for a Suite and $5 USD for a Penthouse.
Los Cabos offers public bus service between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo all day, every day of the week. Buses run until 9:30 or 10:00 PM. There are official bus stops, with seats and shade. The buses only run on the main highway and pass each stop (approximately) every twenty minutes. The fare is around 35 pesos (about $3 U.S.) between the two towns, less if you're only going part way.
Average winter air temperature: 50 to 80º F Average summer air temperature: 70 to 100º F Coldest months: December and January Average annual rainfall: 10 inches Average Sea of Cortes water temperature: 72º F The Pacific Ocean side of Los Cabos is generally 10º F cooler than the Sea of Cortés side. The average year-round temperature is 78 F. During the high tourist season, October to April, the temperature is typically 80 F during the day and cools to the 60's at night. In the low season, May to September, the temperature will go up to 100+F during the day and stay in the upper 70's and low 80's in the evening. The average year-round water temperature in the Sea of Cortez is 72F. During the summer months the water temperature can reach the mid 80's. The climate is arid with over 300 days of sunshine, with some reports of over 350 days. Most rainfall occurs during the months of September and October
Cool, light colored cotton clothing and a pair of comfortable shoes are recommended if you are planning to explore the area. You will need trousers and long-sleeved shirts for jungle treks. Pack a light jacket or sweater or a shawl for the evenings, especially in the winter. A hat, sunglasses and plenty of sun block are indispensable.
All travelers to Mexico must have a valid passport. When flying into Mexico, a Tourist Card (FMT) is also required. To obtain a Tourist Card, you will need proof of citizenship in the form of a passport. The necessary forms will be provided by the airline. The Government of Mexico requires that all U.S. citizens present proof of citizenship and photo identification for entry into Mexico.