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5 Ways To Save Serious Money In Los Cabos As High Season Begins

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As the high season arrives in Los Cabos, prices steadily increase. It’s no mystery. This destination has inflated prices, especially compared to other municipalities in Mexico. 

With an average room costing $500 per night, tourists wanting to spend a week or more here may now be wondering whether Los Cabos still suits their pockets. 

Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks travelers can use when booking their holiday to save a few bucks. 

Sea view as sunlight hits the sandy Playa de Los Amantas, also known as Lover's Beach at the Land's End Los Arcos rock formation at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Here are 5 ways to save serious money in Los Cabos as the high season begins:

Choose your accommodation wisely

One of the main expenses tourists have to face when traveling to Los Cabos is surely their accommodation.

Beach in Los Cabos

This destination is known for being one of the most luxurious places in the country and is home to a variety of award-winning luxury resorts, such as the Grand Velas. 

While booking an all-inclusive may seem tempting, people should keep in mind that these properties have incredibly high prices, and if their aim is to save some money, there are a variety of other properties they should instead opt for. 

Boats in the bay of Cabo San Lucas as part of the tourism that increases during the summer vacation season.

With over 1,000 accommodations in the municipality, Airbnb offers places suitable for all packets. 

Alternatively, people can book a normal hotel. This doesn’t necessarily mean giving up on luxurious activities, such as spas and five-star dining experiences.

Tourists will simply have to head to another location to make the most of their journey while saving a few bucks. 

Another great tip is to make use of the resorts’ day passes. These allow visitors to enjoy the facilities of a certain property from the morning until the evening without having to book a room for the night.  

Panoramic view of the bay of Cabo San Lucas on a sunny summer afternoon with hotels and mountains in the background, turquoise sea and blue sky with clouds

The amenities included in the pass vary from resort to resort. Some give access to pool and lounge services, while others allow visitors to access their private beaches.

According to Fátima Sánchez, a Management Assistant at a Los Cabos resort, passes can even include deluxe breakfasts and reservations for romantic dinners at the resort restaurant with a view table.

Book your flight with a Mexican company

Another great tip to save some bucks is to book your flight with a Mexican airline. Most tourists tend to be skeptical of these services, but the truth is that there is no reason to be concerned. 

people boarding airplane

The U.S. Federal Aviation Authority categorized Mexico as a Category 1 nation, meaning that flying here is considered extremely safe. 

As a consequence, Mexican airlines such as VivaAerobus, Volaris, and Mexicana added routes to this destination, offering incredibly competitive prices. 

Avoid weekends

If you don’t have restrictions, flying to Los Cabos during the working week, such as on Tuesday or Thursday, will help you save some money. 

Woman on a Boat in the Water Near the Cabo San Lucas Arch

This is not only true for flight prices but also for resorts, which tend to decrease their rates during these days. 

Save money on activities

There are a number of ways in which you can avoid super expensive luxurious activities while still making the most out of your trip. 

For instance, instead of paying over $100 for a whale-watching tour, you can try to spot these gentle giants from one of the beaches in Los Cabos. Some of the best destinations to spot these marine mammals are Santa Maria Beach and Chileno Beach, located in the tourist corridor. 

whale in ocean

You can also opt for other low-budget activities to fill up your day, such as hiking in one of the many natural reserves in the municipality or sunbathing on the beach. 

Keep transportation costs down

Taxis and Ubers in Los Cabos can be incredibly pricey. While sometimes, relying on this mode of transportation is necessary, this is not always the case. 

Before calling a taxi, check whether you can reach your destination on foot while enjoying a nice walk close to the beach. 

Boats Near the Arch of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Alternatively, you can make use of the public transportation system. This is unfortunately not very efficient but it can be useful if you’re traveling to certain locations, such as from Cabo San Lucas to San José del Cabo.

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