As the high season arrives in Los Cabos, more and more tourists are now flocking to this unique destination.
But as this municipality increases in popularity, new problems arise. Finding a secluded place to spend a day can be a challenge for tourists nowadays, and on top of this, prices keep skyrocketing, making a holiday to Los Cabos a luxury that only a few can afford.
But there are a few tips and tricks tourists can adopt to dodge these issues and make the most out of the high season.
Here are 5 things Los Cabos tourists should be aware of as the high season begins.
Escape the winter crowds with a day trip
Even though cities such as Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabos are regularly crowded with tourists, there are plenty of nearby destinations that tend to be way less visited by foreigners.
Towns such as Candelaria, El Triunfo, Los Barriles, and Miraflores are all great destinations where you can witness the authentic Mexican way of life while escaping the winter crowds.
Tourists can also choose to visit one of the UNESCO reserves and parks located in the area for some hiking, snorkeling, and even camping.
At the moment, Los Cabos is home to two of these: Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park and Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve.
Book in advance
Booking everything in advance is non-negotiable when it comes to Los Cabos. Most restaurants in the area expect a 100% occupancy throughout the winter, so if you want to enjoy a dinner in one of the best fine dining areas, you should book right now!
The same can be said for accommodations and a number of activities ranging from whale tours to cruises.
Booking in advance can sometimes also result in a lower fare, especially as you will be willing to choose among a vast selection of offers.
Saving money, it’s possible
There is no way around it. Los Cabos is a luxury destination and, as such, it’s expensive. Truly expensive! But with a bit of organization and planning skills, tourists can save plenty of money!
For instance, visitors can decide to opt for an Airbnb rather than an all-inclusive resort. This will enable them to cook their own food at home and avoid paying for a number of amenities that they may never use, such as spas and pools.
Another great idea is to try to visit during weekdays rather than the weekend. Most airlines offer cheaper prices when booking on Tuesdays or Thursdays compared to Fridays and Sundays.
Secluded beaches to get some privacy
Beaches such as El Medano, Santa Maria Beach, and Lovers Beach are packed with tourists all year round.
But there are other secluded places where visitors can enjoy a bit of privacy. For instance Playa Viudas, located in between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, is way less touristy.
Here, you will most likely find only locals having a picnic and enjoy their day away from the many visitors taking over their most popular shores.
Playa Coral Negro is another great option. This hidden gem is located in Cabo San Lucas by the marina. Only a few foreign visitors tend to venture past the crowds, making this spot an ideal place if you want to sunbathe with the locals.
Beware of scams
One of the main factors that has contributed to the popularity of Los Cabos is its high levels of safety.
The local authorities are on a constant mission to make their area as safe as possible for tourists and locals alike. But, as with every extremely touristy destination, some scams are always present.
For instance, visitors are asked to be extremely cautious when booking boat tours and other activities as fake services are always on the rise.
In the past, foreigners have also paid money for fake bookings to hotels and other all-inclusive resorts that were not even open yet.
Despite this, it’s important to remember that the local authorities are constantly trying to improve the situation and are always available for tourists in difficulties. Whenever in doubt, don’t hesitate to reach out to the local police.
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