Year after year, Los Cabos’ prices keep rising, with an average hotel room now costing roughly $550 per night.
Known for its state-of-the-art luxury resorts and dining restaurants, this destination is now becoming a popular choice for high-end tourism.
With basic good’s prices constantly increasing, it’s not too surprising that local services regularly have to raise their prices at the expense of tourists.
But does this mean visitors on a budget cannot enjoy a weekend in this little paradise on earth? Of course, not!
Even though Los Cabos is now widely known as a luxurious destination, there are plenty of ways to save some bucks and turn a trip worth thousands of dollars into a more affordable journey. But how?
Here are five ways to save on a Los Cabos vacation as prices continue to rise.
One of the main expenses tourists heading to Los Cabos have to face is their accommodation. If you aim to save some bucks, then you should consider other options than all-inclusive resorts and five-star hotels.
Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives suiting all pockets. For instance, Airbnb.
This is a great choice for those wanting to enjoy the comfort of having their apartment without spending a little fortune for a single trip.
If your budget is truly tight, you can choose to rent a single room in someone else’s house. This will also allow you to familiarize yourself with the local culture while getting all the best tips on how to save money on your holiday.
Alternatively, tourists can opt for hostels and co-living spaces. Despite the stereotypes, these accommodations can be quite luxurious, featuring private pools and other great amenities. Hostels and co-living spaces also allow visitors to meet other fellow travelers to socialize with.
Think about WHEN to book
The high season, going from December to February is obviously more expensive.
Choosing the late summer months, from July to mid-September, is one of the best ways to save money on several services, from your accommodation costs to activities and tours as well as your flight.
Despite the warm weather, these months still offer plenty to do. From water activities, such as surfing to snorkeling, to more luxurious experiences, such as a day at the spas and relaxing massages, your choices will be endless.
Another great tip is to book your trip during the weekdays rather than weekends. This is because on these days everything is more expensive as more people tend to visit Los Cabos on Saturdays and Sundays to make the most out of their weekend.
Days such as Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are the best to save money.
Save on your flight
Several companies now provide tourists with annual packages, giving them unlimited flights to Los Cabos.
These offers can be slightly expensive to those heading here only twice or thrice a year but can be a great deal for tourists flying to Los Cabos regularly.
Spanish companies also tend to offer cheaper prices than American airlines. Tourists should track flights regularly and book their tickets whenever they see prices drop.
Opt for cheaper activities
Try to spot whales from the beach, opt for street vendors instead of fine-dining restaurants, or visit local national parks, such as Cabo Pulmo National Park, to save money while enjoying everything that Los Cabos has to offer.
Of course, at times, you may want to try out something more expensive. Nothing wrong with booking a surfing class or spending a few hundred dollars to get the chance to swim with whale sharks.
However, mixing these activities with completely free experiences is a great way to still enjoy your trip without having to get a mortgage.
Make use of a day pass
Most all-inclusive resorts offer day passes to tourists wanting to try their unique amenities for a day without paying the prohibitive prices needed to spend a night there.
This is the cheapest way to treat yourself to a day at the spa, enjoying calming massages and pools with ocean views at a convenient price.
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