Facts and information about Cabo San Lucas
The spoken language in Cabo San Lucas is Spanish, however English is spoken by the majority of locals.
In Cabo San Lucas the peso is the national currency however US dollars are widely accepted.
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The Weather in Cabo San Lucas is quite sunny throughout the whole year with only some rainfall. During the summer season the temperature ranges from 18°C to 36 °C and during the winter season the temperature ranged from 13°C to 20 °C.
Entering Cabo San Lucas a visa is not required; one only needs a valid passport.
There are no specific vaccinations needed when going to Cabo San Lucas except for the standard vaccinations. Tourists should be aware though not to drink tap water.
Country and People
Traditions and Culture
Customs / Culture / Traditions There are many pirate stories surrounding this area, some are legend and some actually occurred. The history in the area focuses on the establishment of becoming a famous fishing area and having been home to many different people of diverse nations in the past. As time passed, Luis Coppola put up one of the first hotels at the end of the cape, and soon the hotel resort grew. Cabo San Lucas is known for its wild nightlife, good restaurants and bars, water sports and fishing and relaxing at the beach. The Medano Beach is the safest swimming area in Cabo. Local merchants are prohibited to entering the beaches and selling items to tourists, however if they do they should be respectfully told to leave with a “no gracias”. It is custom to take water taxis to enter snorkeling areas. The main traditions in Cabo San Lucas are to go fishing or to go whale watching.
Most of the inhabitants in Cabo San Lucas are Christian or Jewish.
The public transport In Cabo San Lucas is somewhat dangerous. One can travel via buses and metro however robberies can occur on these, therefore it is recommended to always travel first class and only during the day and take special care of belongings.
Cabo San Lucas has its own airport “Los Cabos International Airport” which receives domestic and international flights daily. It is possible and also recommended to rent a car at the airport directly. There are also busses and shuffles from and to the airport, however as the buses are not too safe in the region it is highly recommended to rent a car.
When taking a taxi in Cabo San Lucas it is recommended to the travelers safety, not to take taxis which haven’t been ordered. Therefore one should order taxis at the hotel resort directly.
Discover and Enjoy
Experience and enjoy
Events / Lifestyle There are many events which take place throughout the year in Cabo San Lucas. Alongside the many things one can do at the resort and the beach some of the main festivals travellers can participate in are: tournaments, contests, races etc. The most famous events are fishing tournaments, others include: - Todos Santos Art festival in February - The Fiesta Patronales de Cabo San Lucas which is the day of St. Luke occurring on October 18th. - The festival of Carnival - The Feast of the Assumption of Saint Mary during August. - The day of Mexican Independence on September 16th - The Mexican Revolution Day on November 20th
There are many different things one can do when travelling to Cabo San Lucas. Ranging from going to the beaches, to restaurants, clubbing, fishing, whale watching or going to “Todos Santos” a town north of Cabo to explore the Mexican culture. One recommendable thing it to take a pirate ship cruise as this is a unique attraction in Cabo San Lucas. Some of the main sights worth seeing when travelling to Cabo San Lucas includes: The distinctive “El Arco de Cabo San Lucas” and Los Cabos Corridor. Some main things to do in the area include a variety of different water sports.
Some local specialties which are highly recommended include the shrimp tempura with a Thai coconut-chili sauce. Cabo San Lucas is also known for its fresh seafood dishes, its tacos and fajitas including roasted jalapenos, caramelized onions, guacamole and Mexican salsa.