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Cabo San Lucas is part of the Los Cabos area, which includes the Tourist Corridor and  San José del Cabo. Located on the southern tip of a nearly 800-mile long peninsula called Baja California.

General information

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Cabo San Lucas Bay

Specific info

The area’s vegetation is classified as a tropical thorn forest, with large tracts of desert terrain tumbling into the Pacific Ocean on the Westside and the Sea of Cortez on the Eastside, the world’s youngest and most biologically diverse sea.

CSL, at the peninsula’s very tip, is where you find the famous El Arco (The Arch at Land’s End), the natural stone arch known the world over as a symbol of Los Cabos and its spectacular natural beauty.

El Arco

ATMs and Banks

ATM cash machines accept foreign debit and credit cards and are plentiful in CSL and San José, with many in the Tourist Corridor too. ATMs dispense cash in pesos and is the easiest and cheapest way to obtain money from your foreign account.

Banks offer limited currency exchange; some do not change dollars; ask before you line up and waste time (been there, done that). Although the exchange rate will be slightly lower, it is faster and more convenient to use the many money exchange booths (Casas de Cambio) found in the downtown area of both towns.

Bank hours are generally Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 or 5 pm, with a few offering at least morning service on Saturdays. Some banks have very limited services in English. All banks are closed Sundays and holidays.

Currency

The peso is the national currency, although US dollars are widely accepted in businesses throughout both towns. Change is made on pesos. The exchange is around 12-13 pesos to one US dollar. Major credit cards are accepted in most establishments; but ask before you order, as not all restaurants and stores accept all of them, some may only accept cash. More in the currency section.

Business Hours

Most shopping malls and stores are open from 9 am to 8 to 9 pm daily, some close for siesta, especially in the more traditional town of San Jose.

Electricity 

Mexico operates on the same 110-volt current as of the United States, so electrical adapters are not needed, sometimes you will need a 3 prong adapter, as many plugs here only have space for the two-prong plugs.

Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)

Last updated on January 16, 2021 18:01

May 3, 2020|About Los Cabos|

Los Cabos' International Airport is located out of town, almost 8 miles (15-minute drive) north from downtown San Jose del Cabo and 31 miles from downtown Cabo San Lucas (40-minute drive). Data: Coordinates: 23º09'06''N 109º43'15''W. 374 ft / 114 m a ...

Flights to Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos

Last updated on November 4, 2020 1:48

May 3, 2020|About Los Cabos|

The Los Cabos International Airport serves most flights coming to Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo and the Los Cabos area in general, that includes these cities, the so-called Corridor and surrounding areas. The airport itself is loca ...

Cabo San Lucas Airport (CSL)

Last updated on November 3, 2020 14:36

May 3, 2020|About Los Cabos|

If you are searching for the main International Airport in the Cabo area then you should check our article on Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). Cabo San Lucas International Airport (officially an aerodrome) is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) northwes ...

Climate in Cabo San Lucas

Last updated on October 15, 2020 14:46

May 3, 2020|About Los Cabos|

Cabo San Lucas is located on the Tropic of Cancer and offers a pleasant sub-tropical climate with warm days and cool nights. Average daytime temperatures are 78ºF (26ºC); evenings are warmer in the summer months. More on CSL & Los Cabos ...

Cabo San Lucas Water Temperature

Last updated on October 30, 2020 22:54

May 3, 2020|About Los Cabos|

If you're traveling to Los Cabos, you'll certainly enjoy some of the many watersport options in the area, and if not, you'll at least enjoy the sea and pool options, but, what is the water temperature in the area? Annual average water temperatur ...

Short Cabo San Lucas History

Last updated on October 15, 2020 14:47

May 3, 2020|About Los Cabos|

During the colonial time, sailors knew the coast of Baja California very well. Galleons loaded with silks, pearls and spices, which traveled between Manila and Acapulco stored up on water and food supplies - hunting wild animals – at an estuary, next ...

Is Cabo San Lucas safe?

Last updated on November 4, 2020 15:18

May 3, 2020|About Los Cabos|

Is Cabo San Lucas safe? In one sentence, Los Cabos is perfectly safe - you can travel here without hesitation. Millions of tourists visit Los Cabos every year. Many international events are held in the Los Cabos area (comprising Cabo San Lucas, San J ...

What time is it in Cabo San Lucas?

Last updated on October 15, 2020 14:49

May 3, 2020|About Los Cabos|

If you're visiting Mexico for the first time, you might be asking yourself what time is it in Cabo San Lucas? The time in CSL is the same in all of Baja California Sur, this includes cities like San José del Cabo, the whole Los Cabos area, ...

What time zone is Cabo San Lucas in?

Last updated on November 2, 2020 0:54

May 3, 2020|About Los Cabos|

Cabo San Lucas, the Los Cabos area and all of Baja California Sur Mexico is located in a time zone called Mountain Standard Time (GMT -7) same time zone as Denver, ie. one hour more than Pacific Standard Time. Read more on MST. You can ...

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