Los Cabos

Los Cabos

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Enjoy two great Mexican destinations in one VIVA Getaway!

Set at the southernmost tip of Baja California Sur, lies a favorite VIVA Travel destination with two dramatically different personas. Welcome to Los Cabos.

Start out in sleepy San Jose del Cabo and find yourself immersed in the charms of a truly traditional Mexican town. Stroll down cobblestone streets lined with colorful colonial buildings. Reach the main square and grab a Hibiscus flavored popsicle or a frosty margarita at one of the outdoor restaurants. Browse quaint boutiques and local art galleries, and be sure to visit the town’s classic mission church.

Just down the highway, you’ll find a totally different vibe – rambunctious Cabo San Lucas, Mexico’s legendary party playground. Join the fun-loving crowds at the local bars and clubs or shop till you drop at the fabulous Luxury Avenue Mall along the Marina.

You’ll also find championship golf courses, award-winning spas and some of the area’s best beaches along the corridor connecting San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.

Los Cabos distinctive and dazzling landscape.

Los Cabos is often referred to as Land’s End due to its location tucked on the tip of Baja California. This is starkly beautiful terrain, where the sapphire Sea of Cortez shines brightly beneath Mexico’s desert mountains. The contrast in landscapes is absolutely stunning and like no place else on earth.

VIVA Travel will plan the perfect Mexico tour package to help you get the most of Los Cabos. 

Climate: 

Temperatures range from 62ºF (16ºC) to 92ºF (33ºC). 

Time Zone: 

Eastern Standard Time, EST, in Cancun; Central Standard Time, CST, in Puerto Vallarta.

Language: 

Spanish is the official language of Mexico. However, many locals are fluent in English. 

Currency: 

Mexican Peso (MXP) and US Dollars (USD) Denominations of $10 USD or less are more convenient.

Electricity: 

110 volts. Most hotels offer converters for 220-volt devices. Many sockets will not accept polarized or three-prong plugs; packing an adapter is recommended. 

Tipping Customs: 

Always check your bill before tipping, as a gratuity is often included. The average restaurant tip is 10-15%. Tip baggage handlers a few dollars per suitcase. 

Safety: 

The hotel zone and city tourist destinations are relatively safe. Be sure to monitor inspections of your luggage at the airport. Still, we recommend exercising caution when traveling off of resort property.

Communication & Technology: 

Wi-Fi is available at many hotels and there are numerous hotspots for all your electronic devices. If you wish to use your personal cell phone in Mexico, contact your provider before departing. The cheapest way to call home is with a prepaid card; direct calls from a hotel room are costly.

Smoking: 

Smoking indoors, including in hotel rooms, is prohibited. Smoking in open-air restaurants is sometimes tolerated.

Travel Documentation: 

Visitors from the US do not need a passport to enter Mexico. You may use a birth certificate, voter registration card, citizenship card, or certificate of naturalization. A valid-official photo identification (i.e. driver’s license or identification Issued by a state or official agency) is also required.

Canadian citizens, including those with dual nationality, will be required to present a valid passport in order to enter Mexico. 

Airport: 

Cancun Aeropuerto Internacional (CUN); Ordaz Airport (PVR)

Car Rental: 

Car rental is available at the airports.  Parking is scarce in Puerto Vallarta.  Roads outside the city are often unpaved.

Public Transportation: 

Buses are the easiest and cheapest way to get around. A bus leaves every hour from Cancun Airport to downtown. From the downtown Cancun Bus Terminal, you’ll find regular service to all parts of Mexico.

Taxi service is also available. However, make sure you check the fare before you get in the cab. A list of common fares can usually be found in hotel lobbies. If not, ask the hotel concierge.