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U.S. Issues Warning For All Travelers Headed To Los Cabos This Spring

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As travelers prepare for their spring getaway as winter winds down, Los Cabos has to be at the top of the list.

Baja’s number one destination is a year-round treasure where you can enjoy phenomenal beaches, incredibly luxurious resorts and charming small towns throughout the region.

Aerial view of Los Cabos beach

That being said, Los Cabos has been known to get slightly out of hand even as one of the safest destinations in Mexico for tourists.

Between jam-packed beach parties and a buzzing nightlife scene, springtime tends to transform Cabo into party central.

As such, the U.S. Embassy has done its due diligence by issuing a new security warning for all travelers headed to Los Cabos this spring.

Spring In Los Cabos

Los Cabos aerial view

Many travelers have sought out winter sun the past few months, but Vitamin D is just as essential come March.

Los Cabos is one of the most luxurious beach destinations for Americans and is even drawing more interest internationally with new direct flights from Europe.

Spring is one of the best times to visit for a variety of reasons, but many come here to let loose for Spring Break, whether it’s the college crowd or just simply needing a much-needed escape in paradise.

Of course, college crowds aren’t the only demographic flocking to Cabo, but it’s safe to say it may not be the best season to enjoy more elbow room on Cabo’s world-renowned beaches.

El Arco in Los Cabos

However, that’s not the main concern of the latest travel security warning. With millions of tourists flocking to Cabo’s shores each year, spring is one of the most popular seasons.

The Embassy acknowledges that a majority of vacationers don’t find themselves victims of crime or any other shenanigans, but sometimes, these things may happen when we least expect it.

It’s always better to go on international trips prepared rather than not.

When The Sun Goes Down, Cabo Comes Alive

Mexico is full of amazing places, so it’s no surprise the Embassy didn’t take a full, deep dive into each destination.

Beautiful beach in Los Cabos

However, Los Cabos has many commonalities with other popular destinations they did highlight, so the same measures can be taken here as well.

Resorts will have their own events during the spring season, but many tourists find themselves bar-hopping in downtown Cabo San Lucas with famous bars such as Cabo Wabo Cantina and Senor Frogs.

Bartenders tend to have a heavy hand here, so it’s important to drink responsibly and have your drinks in sight at all times.

This goes not only for downtown but anywhere you may be consuming adult beverages, such as your resort or beach and yacht parties.

Bars in downtown Cabo

Rarely do you hear horror stories affecting tourists in Los Cabos, but it is always wise to stay vigilant after dark, especially if the drinks are flowing.

To ensure you get back to your accommodations safely, it is advised by the Embassy to use a transportation app like Uber rather than hailing a taxi on the street.

Safety Tips For Los Cabos Tourists

The U.S. Embassy wasn’t shy in issuing safety tips for travelers jetting off to Los Cabos this spring.

However, it is worth noting Los Cabos was found to be one of the safest destinations to visit this spring.

Cabo police officer on beach

According to the U.S. Embassy, these are the most relevant safety tips for Los Cabos tourists this spring:

Beach Safety – Not all beaches in Los Cabos are swimmable, and sometimes they are completely off-limits. Drownings have occurred and can be prevented if tourists pay attention to the color-coded flag system.

Different Laws – Many laws are different in Mexico than they are back home. Firearms and controlled substances are not allowed in the country, and more minor offenses, such as drunk and disorderly conduct, are not tolerated.

Los Cabos tourists in swimming pool

Pharmaceuticals – Medical tourism is popular across Mexico and no different for Los Cabos. However, unregulated pharmaceuticals slip through the cracks often.

Alcohol Awareness – The world is full of bad apples targeting tourists. It is advised to watch your drink consumption and be aware some alcohol is not regulated and full of contaminants.

Medical Emergencies – Some 911 operators do speak English in the event of an emergency. It is advised to carry travel insurance as many medical facilities require upfront cash payments.

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Henry M Lopez

Thursday 29th of February 2024

We love Los Cabos at San Lucas

Sharon M

Thursday 29th of February 2024

I think the warning should go out to drinking clean water and eating clean food. Most big US cities are more dangerous in terms of crime.

Michael Thompson

Sunday 3rd of March 2024

@Sharon M, I could not agree with you more. I'm a Canadian who snowbirds for the winter in SJ. Been coming for several years now. I feel far safer in CSL and SJ than I do in Toronto.

Tony N

Thursday 29th of February 2024

The US gov't will issue a warning if yo travel to your own backyard. Its more dangerous to travel to any big US city...

Tony N

Thursday 29th of February 2024

The us government will issue a warning even if you leave your house. It's more dangerous to go to most US citizen.

Louie malo

Wednesday 28th of February 2024

If you lose your Passport, are you getting hurt? Cabo san lucas or san jose de cabo jose del cabo does not have a American counselor the only is in T.J.OR IN MEXICO CITY GOOD LUCK WITH THAT


Thursday 29th of February 2024

@Louie malo, A person can get a passport ID card and lock up their passport in a safe with all other travel documents. Also always take a color photo copy of your passport.