Know Before You Go – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, provides diverse landscapes from deserts to beaches. Imagine a beautiful vacation spot that is filled with both land and sea activities. By day, you can explore what nature has to offer in Cabo San Lucas. At night, you’ll enjoy the loud, vibrant music and potential celebrity sightings. Cabo San Lucas is located in the Baja California Sur at the edge of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. It is easy to reach Cabo by plane or by boat. Fresh seafood, moonlit beachside dinners, luxury resorts, and bountiful activities await you in Cabo San Lucas.

Here are some things you need to know before you go.

Getting Around Cabo

Cabo is a place that can easily be toured on foot. Many things to do in Cabo San Lucas are in the downtown Cabo San Lucas area, so if your accommodations are here, you’ll have no problem exploring the various places. Of course, you’ll need a ride from the airport to your hotel or resort. Arranging transportation ahead of time is highly recommended, and saves you some money.

Check ahead of time with your hotel or resort concerning shuttle availability. Many locations offer free or low-cost shuttles to get you to nearby attractions. You can also rent a car or book charter buses from a group bus transportation company for more freedom and convenience. There are also Airport transportation or airport limousine services that you can book for a convenient travel to and from the airport.

If you decide to rent a car, keep in mind – gas stations are not self-serve. Employees will come out to pump your gas for you. It’s customary to tip gas station employees and shuttle drivers.

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Paddle By The Arch

The Arch, also known as El Arco, is a well-known monument that is a must-see while visiting. It is a large rock formation that forms an arch in the water. It sits in the water where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet. You can easily reach this spot by renting a stand-up paddleboard. It is one of the best locations for spotting sea lions as they like to hang out in this area. Make sure to include it in your Cabo adventures.

Go Out Dancing

Cabo San Lucas is known for its active nightlife. Here, you can find an endless number of bars, clubs, and live entertainment that will keep you enjoying yourself all night. There is also a brewery if you’re interested in a more relaxed vibe. A few popular locations to stop by include Tanga Tanga, Jungle Bar, and Baja Brewing Company.

Observe The Whales

Whale watching is a highly loved activity in Cabo. Your best bet is to head out on a boat tour to catch sight of these majestic animals. Humpback whales are mainly visible in the winter – between December and April as they migrate during mating season. Viewing the whales by boat allows you to get up close and personal with them. Ride the waves in style with this Kawasaki X2 jet ski. Known for its agility and power, the X2 promises a fun, adrenaline-pumping experience on the water. Whether you’re into racing, freestyling, or just casual cruising, this jet ski has you covered.

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Spend The Day At Medano Beach

When visiting any location in Mexico near the coast, it’s required to see the available beaches at least once during your trip. Medano Beach is an excellent choice as it offers both party vibes and serenity, depending on which section of the beach you visit. Closer to town, you’ll find bars and restaurants right on the beach. Further from town, you’ll find a relaxing spot calling your name.

This beach allows swimming and watersports like parasailing. A few other beaches of note include Lover’s Beach (also known as Playa del Amor), Divorce Beach, and Santa Maria beach.

Try The Cabo San Lucas Food

If you’ve ever visited Mexico before, you’ll know the cuisine is a big reason people love to travel here. Cabo is a great spot for fresh seafood. You’ll definitely want to try the fish tacos.

If seafood is not of interest to you, plenty of restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining can be found along the tourist corridor and at the Cabo San Lucas Marina. Expect to encounter food that has influences from China, the Middle East, and Germany as well. Many immigrants have traveled from these locations and settled in the area providing a delicious mix and variety of food.

For those looking to escape chilly winters, Cabo is an excellent vacation spot. With plenty of outdoor activities available and beautiful weather in Cabo, you won’t want to stay inside much when visiting. For hotter days – opt for water-based activities. Or, start your activities earlier in the day.

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Destination Wedding Planning Tips

Dreaming of a destination wedding? Make your wedding dreams come true with these 3 destination wedding planning tips.

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1. Find a destination wedding planning specialist to work with

They will make recommendations based on what you picture for your wedding. Can offer private location options if you prefer somewhere more intimate. They know the resorts and have experience working with the wedding departments. Trying to plan a wedding in another country is difficult when you do not know who to contact. Your destination wedding specialist will work on your behalf to secure a group room block for your wedding. A destination wedding specialist will work with you and your guests on all of the travel arrangements and help you plan activities for everyone to enjoy at your wedding destination.

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2. Not all resorts are created equal

There are many resorts available, but not all of them are right for your wedding. Your destination wedding specialist will help you choose based on the location, your budget, the number of guests, and the type of setting you picture for your wedding day. Some important things to consider; will children be attending, and do you want an all-inclusive resort.

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3. Set a realistic budget

The average cost of a destination wedding in Mexico for example is roughly $7,000 for 30 guests. This is just the wedding package cost; you need to factor in your travel and accommodations. You also need to decide if you will help pay for any of your guest’s travel costs. Resort wedding packages available vary from resort to resort; some include additional extras such as photography. Know the cost upfront of all the additional options available, especially the ones you want to add.

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A Destination Wedding In Paradise

Dreaming of a destination wedding in paradise? Mexico is a favorite among the many destinations available for couples wanting to say ‘I Do’ further from home. The availability of flights from the U.S., and the wedding venue options available make Mexico a top choice. 

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There are many options available for private wedding locations so you won’t have to worry about ‘resort onlookers’ or the guy in the speedo appearing in your wedding photos. Jungle locations, a tranquil cenote, a private beach club, and haciendas are just some of the options you can choose from. There are many locations in Mexico to choose from. Cancun, and the Riviera Maya. Los Cabos, where the sea meets the desert. Puerto Vallarta, and a new favorite, San Miguel de Allende. San Miguel de Allende is set high in the cool hills of the Sierra Madres, this colonial gem with cobblestone streets, and dramatic mountain sunsets are the perfect backdrop for a destination wedding. 

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Couples planning a destination wedding have the same questions that you do. How far in advance should we plan? Is a private location more money? Isn’t working with a destination wedding planner expensive? Why should we use a travel specialist for our group? How do we budget for everything? What is the best time of year for a wedding in Mexico?

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