Update Jan 2021
Mexico dosen’t need a test to enter, however you need a negative test to return to the US. Check out this article for helpful info on where you can get a negative COVID test (PCR or rapid antigen) to return back to the US. You can always check with your hotels for what they are offering in terms of testing as well.
Cabo is such a fun and easy destination to visit from the US! Its well connected to most places in the US with affordable direct flights, no visas needed and is blessed with super weather for most of the year. This was actually our first time to the place! Considering its so close to San Francisco (just a 3 hour direct flight!) , I am surprised we didn’t do it sooner. Safe to say though now that we know the convenience of getting to this paradise, we will definitely be back soon enough! Cabo is also a great long weekend destination option, honestly you can hit all the major spots in 3-4 full days with plenty of time to relax in between.
Los Cabos, otherwise simply called Cabo is at the southern end of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and is actually made up of two towns – Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo. The 2 towns are about 20 miles apart and are connected by the Resort Corridor. Its super easy to get from one town to the other if you choose to stay at either location. Many people also choose to stay along the corridor so that its right in between and easy to get to either town.
Where to Stay ?
Before you decide where to stay, its helpful to know what kind of vibe you are looking for. The two towns of Los Cabos are stark opposites of each other, but each with their own unique different characters. Cabo San Lucas is at the tip of the peninsula and is a much bigger town with tons of tourists. It has luxury resorts, upscale restaurants and an active nightlife. It is significantly more crowded, action packed and is also closer to the iconic Lands End area in Cabo. San Jose Del Cabo is a quiet colonial town and was personally my favorite! It has a charming vibe to it and is filled with beautiful art galleries, cafes, boutiques etc. If you prefer a quiet traditional Mexican town, San Jose Dal Cabo is your go to! You can spend hours getting lost in the quaint cobbled streets and colorful shops. But like I mentioned they are close enough that they are both easy to get to wherever you choose to stay.
Kaftan : c/o Beach Cafe
We stayed at the beautiful Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort. There’s a reason this romantic adults only resort was voted by Travel and Leisure as one of World’s Most Romantic All inclusive resorts! We have stayed at several all inclusive resorts before but none come close to Pueblo Bonito. The resort is nestled on a stunning secluded beach within the exclusive residential development of Quivira Los Cabos. This luxury, all-inclusive property offers a tranquil oceanfront hideaway just steps from the sand and minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, so that you have the best of both. See more in my post here.
If you are looking for private villas for a big family or bigger groups for a special occasion, check out these two stunning villas in Pedregal that I recently got to visit and stay at in Cabo. Pedregal is a gated community with stunning villas located all on a hilly terrain (similar to Santorini) and with sweeping views of the ocean. It was personally my fave pat of Cabo.
How to get around ?
Public transport is limited, so we rented a car for the days we wanted to explore. Its super easy to drive as they have the same traffic rules as the US; so we had no trouble.
Things to do in Los Cabos :
1 ) Boat Tour the Lands End Area : No trip to Cabo is complete without a visit to its most iconic landmark – beautiful El Arco at Land’s End. The Baja California peninsula is the second-longest peninsula and Gulf of California has one of the diverse marine environments in the world! Dont miss Lovers Beach when you are out here as well, it was so breathtakingly beautiful! Check out my post here for more.
Black one piece – Acacia c/o Society Bikini
Hat – c/o Peter Grimm Hats
2 ) Playa hopping : Cabo has tons of beautiful beaches to visit, whether you are interested in water activities like snorkeling, diving or simply sunbathing. My personal favorite was Playa Chileno, also very popular for snorkeling. See more in my post here.
Romper – c/o Tavik
Hat – c/o Peter Grimm hats
Sandals – c/o Vionic Beach
3 ) Visit the town of San Jose Del Cabo : This charming and quaint traditional Mexican town is my fave, we loved spending an afternoon here. See more in my post here.
Dress : c/o Tessora
4 ) Catch a magical sunset : Cabo sunsets are to die for ! Sunset cruises to the Arch of Cabo are a popular option to do. But you cant go wrong by choosing to enjoy the sunset at a local beach or at your hotel beach too. See more in my post here.
5 ) Feast on some delicious local Mexican cuisine : Some of my personal faves that we tried and some that we had heard about that was amazing are La Lupita Taco and Mezcal, Flora Farms, Acre Baja, Office on the beach and more.
Dress – c/o Spell and the Gypsy Collective
Sunnies – similar here
Headband – Deepa Gurnani
Hope this travel guide helps you if you are planning a trip out to Cabo anytime soon. Leaving you with a little recap video from our trip! Follow me on Youtube for more videos from our travels.
Thanks for stopping by! xoxo