Is it safe to travel to Cabo San Lucas during 2023?
A TRAVEL ALERT
Read about the great dangers traveling to Los Cabos Mexico in 2023. Please read carefully and take the necessary precautions and preparations if you travel to Los Cabos Mexico.
Is it safe to travel to Cabo San Lucas?
Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas
As Mexico's premier tourism destination, Los Cabos is home to many of the world's most luxurious hotels and resorts, incredible spas, unbelievable selection of fantastic restaurants, top ranked golf courses and amazing tours, activities and adventures. The area known as "Los Cabos" or simply "Cabo" contain both cities, San Jose del Cabo — the region's more local ambiance and feel with a Local Art Walk and district, home to large residential developments, schools, and historic buildings — and Cabo San Lucas — the more touristic-centric city with great Night Life in Cabo. Book your Cabo activities with our world class team here at Cabo Day Trips! Cabo Day Trips offers a large variety of the Best Things to do in Los Cabos or Things to do in Cabo. Now the question may arise if it is safe to travel to Los Cabos? Below some Safety Tips if you consider traveling to Los Cabos during your next Vacation.
A TRAVEL ALERT
Read about the great dangers traveling to Los Cabos Mexico. Please read carefully and take the necessary precautions and preparations if you travel to Los Cabos Mexico.
With 356 average sunny days in Los Cabos its common, if not taken the necessary precautions with Sun Block and Skin Hydration, that you will suffer from Sun burns. Uneven Tans are also very common around specific areas on your Body. You may Improve Your Bone Structure due to excessive intake of Vitamin D while sunbathing on stunning beaches and in cool Pool Chairs.
Excessive Alcohol Consumption
It is common that visitors in Los Cabos suffer from hang overs due to excessive partying and drinking too much of a Local Beverage called "Tequila". It comes disguised in many unknown mixed alcoholic beverages. Be aware!!! If you consume Alcohol you may feel dizzy and do things you normally do not do. You may also contact many unknown people that are excessively friendly and want to have fun with you.
Risk of gaining Weight
Due to the huge variety of Restaurants and eateries, included food in All Inclusive Packages of hotels many visitors of Los Cabos return home with "extra weight". It has been reported that it may take extra work outs and a few weeks in the Gym to get back to the weight prior to Your Vacation. The temptation of eating is just too big during a Vacation in Los Cabos, incredible Seafood, Meat lovers and even Organic and Vegetarian high caloric food may increase your Body Weight. It also has been reported that many visitors find it difficult to return to their regular cooking and cleaning the dishes routine.
About the Main Attractions by the Arch of Cabo San Lucas
Los Cabos Arch, the arch of Cabo San Lucas, is a distinctive rock formation at the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas, which is itself the extreme southern end of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. The arch is locally known as "El Arco," which means "the arch" in Spanish, or "Land's End. It is here that the Pacific Ocean becomes the Gulf of California. This area is widely used in hotel advertising in the Los Cabos Corridor. This spot is a popular gathering area for sea lions and is frequented by tourists. It is three stories tall and was formed from natural erosion. The Arch of Cabo San Lucas is adjacent to Lovers Beach on the Sea of Cortez side and Divorce Beach on the rougher Pacific Ocean side. The Arch is accessible by land only if you approach it by placing yourself at the beach of the last hotel on the Pacific (Finisterra), you would have to climb some very big rocks not very safe, once you do that, you will be at the very tip of the peninsula and a few steps from El Arco. Basement rock in Los Cabos formed through intrusive igneous processes c. 115 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period. For your tour you are using a much safer way, a Boat.
Lovers and Divorce Beach, Lovers Beach is a beautiful beach located on the Sea of Cortes side of the Arch, fantastic white sand, beautiful crystal-clear blue waters and one of Cabos Main Attractions. On Lovers Beach explore the San Andres cove or walk over to the Pacific side of lands’ End, the Divorce beach, the contrary to Lovers Beach, tremendous waves and undertow, very rough and dangerous yet beautiful not getting too close to shore.
Pelicans Rock, Los Cabos best and most popular Snorkeling spot with thousands of colorful tropical Fish, during may of the small Boat Tours and Glass Bottom Boat Tours you will look at a large variety of Tropical Fish through the Glass Bottom of your Boat, a must do stop in Cabo. Pelicans Rock is famous for Snorkeling due to the tremendous variety of Sea Flora and Fauna.
Sea Lions Colony, Meet the California Sea Lion; on quiet evenings and early mornings, sitting on a little balcony of a Marina Apartment, you can often hear the barking of the sea lions in the marina, almost a kilometer away. What a happy sound! Sea lions are very intelligent and playful and encountering them in the water, their natural environment, is always exciting and fun. Scientific name: Zalophus californianus. Zalophus (Za – in Greek intensive, Lophius – crest, referring to the Sagittal Crest of males, distinguishing the genus). Californianus (specifying their geographic breeding areas). Family – Otariidae (Eared Seals). The California Sea Lion is an air breathing, warm blooded, milk sucking marine mammal that, surprisingly, descended from the family of the bears. As part of the Pinnipeds clade, they are very similar to seals, but have some distinctive features. They are a part of the Eared Seals family, along with Fur seals and other sea lion species, as they have external ear flaps. They also have longer flippers, which allows them to ‘walk’ on land, though it looks more like they are dancing. Another interesting ‘move’ the sea lions can do is to bend their necks all the way to their hind-flippers, thanks to their extra flexible spine. This gives them the ability to turn abruptly when swimming in the water, all while maintaining hydrodynamics. Female California Sea Lions are light-chocolate brown in color, have a flat head, can grow up to 2 meters/6 feet and weigh up to 110 kg/250 lbs. Males are dark brown to black and have a big hump on their forehead called the Sagittal Crest. This protruding hump makes it easy to differentiate between males and females along with their size. Males can grow up to 2.5 meters/7 feet and weigh 520 kg/1150 lbs or more. That’s almost 5 times more than females! Right beside the Arch is the Los Cabo Sea Lions Colony and its part of your stops during your Adventure.
Tequila Tasting, in most City Tours and Main Attraction Tours a Stop for a Tequila tasting is part of your adventure, get a great deal of Information about the process of Tequila making, sip and try a variety of the National drink, the Tequila, and why not bring back a bottle of your favorite Tequila.
Glass Blowing Factory, as a novel glass forming technique created in the middle of the 1st century BC, glassblowing exploited a working property of glass that was previously unknown to glassworkers; inflation, which is the expansion of a molten blob of glass by introducing a small amount of air to it. That is based on the liquid structure of glass where the atoms are held together by strong chemical bonds in a disordered and random network, therefore molten glass is viscous enough to be blown and gradually hardens as it loses heat. To increase the stiffness of the molten glass, which in turn facilitates the process of blowing, there was a subtle change in the composition of glass. With reference to their studies of the ancient glass assemblages from Sephora of Israel, Fischer and McCray postulated that the concentration of natron, which acts as flux in glass, is slightly lower in blown vessels than those manufactured by casting. Lower concentration of natron would have allowed the glass to be stiffer for blowing. During blowing, thinner layers of glass cool faster than thicker ones and become more viscous than the thicker layers. That allows production of blown glass with uniform thickness instead of causing blow-through of the thinned layers. A full range of glassblowing techniques was developed within decades of its invention. The two major methods of glassblowing are free-blowing and mold-blowing.
San Jose del Cabo Mission, The Mission San José del Cabo was founded in 1730 on the west bank of the nearby Río San José. The Río San José flows into an estuary, the largest body of fresh water in southern Baja California Sur, after flowing largely underground for 39.1 kilometers (24.3 mi) from its origin in the Sierra de la Laguna (Laguna Mountains). For more than 250 years it has furnished drinking and irrigation water for the town of San Jose del Cabo, beginning as a source of fresh water for Spanish galleons traveling back from the Philippines. The river used to flow above ground until the beginning of the 20th century due to anthropogenic causes. A one km long sand bar separates the estuary from what early Spanish explorers, including Sebastian Vizcaino, called the Bahía de San Bernabé or Bay of San Bernabé and now San José del Cabo Bay.
Pericú, The Pericú (also known as Pericú’s, Cora, Edues) were the aboriginal inhabitants of the Cape Region, the southernmost portion of Baja California Sur, Mexico. They have been linguistically and culturally extinct since the late 18th century. The southern edge of the Baja California Peninsula, from Cabo San Lucas east to Cabo Pulmo, together with the large Gulf of California Islands of Cerralvo, Espíritu Santo, La Partida, and San José, have been recognized as aboriginal Pericú territory. William C. Massey (1949) thought that the eastern portion of the Cape Region, including Bahía las Palmas and Bahía Ventana, was occupied by a Guaycura group known as the Cora. Subsequent reexamination of the ethnohistoric evidence suggests that Cora was synonymous with Pericú (Lay lander 1997).
The status of the La Paz area is uncertain. Massey assigned it to two Guaycura groups, the Cora and the Aripe. W. Michael Mathes (1975) argued that it had belonged to the Pericú in the 16th and 17th centuries but was taken over by the Guaycura sometime between 1668 and 1720. An alternative interpretation is that it was disputed ground between the Pericú and Guaycura throughout the early historic period.
Pirates in Los Cabos. its remoteness also made it a place for pirates to hide. The first pirate in the area was Francis Drake in 1578, followed shortly after by Thomas Cavendish, both after the treasures from Spain's Asia trade. One major attack was that on the Santa Ana Galleon, whose looting caused the Spanish colonial government to explore and map the area around Cabo San Lucas at the very beginning of the 17th century. There were recommendations to establish a mission here, but this was rejected in favor of Loreto. This left Cabo San Lucas as a strategic hideout for English pirates until the 18th century. In 1709, pirate Woodes Rogers attacked the “Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación y Desengaño”. Hiding nearly a month in Cabo San Lucas, he also mapped the area and wrote detailed descriptions. He was followed by George Shelvocke in 1721, who later published the oldest known drawings of the Pericú’s.
Boat Tours in Cabo San Lucas
Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Exploring the Arch of Los Cabos on a Catamaran Sunset Cruise is very popular, open Bar, Dinner, Music, Dancing and Entertainment are part of a Catamaran Sunset Cruise in Los Cabos. The Tour starts leaving the Cabo San Lucas Marina with your favorite drink in hand getting very quickly to Pelicans Rock, Lovers Beach, the Arch and the Sea Lions Colony for fantastic Photos for your Social Media and memories to cherish for a long time. After 30 minutes at Lands’ End, you explore the Pacific side of Lands’ End with the Divorce Beach and Pedregal, home to many favorite Hollywood Stars. Then head towards Medano Bay and Beach for a delicious Dinner on board of your Catamaran, more of your favorite drinks in your included open Bar, Dancing and Entertainment under the stars until you head back to the Cabo Marina. You can also do a Combo and save Money by adding on a Cabo San Lucas City Tour with Tequila Tasting and a visit to a Glass Blowing Factory, Shopping Time and an extra short Boat Ride.
Sunset Sailing Tour
Sailing to explore the Los Cabos Arch is the deluxe, romantic, relaxing and Soul soothing option to discover Lands’ End, the Los Cabos Arch, the Sea Lions Colony, Lovers Beach and Pelicans Rock. With your premium open Bar, delicious snacks, the breeze in your hair you are Sailing into the Pacific Ocean after exploring Lands’ End to watch one of the most beautiful Sunsets in the World. It is time for fantastic Photos for your Social Media and memories to cherish for a long time. If you are looking for a relaxing, luxurious and crowds avoiding Tour this is your choice. On top of Premium Drinks, great Food, relax and enjoy world class service and a luxurious Sailing Boat.
Snorkeling Catamaran Tour
If you are an active person and enjoy water sports a Snorkeling Catamaran Cruise will first take you to the Los Cabos Arch and Lands’ End, the Sea Lions Colony and Lovers Beach for incredible must do Photos in Los Cabos. Then head to Chileno Bay or Santa Maria Bay for a snorkeling adventure at a natural coral reef. This adventure includes also an open Bar after your snorkeling activity and Lunch. Entertainment, Music and Dancing is also part of this adventure in Los Cabos.
Snorkeling Sailing Tour
Your first stop in the Snorkeling Sailing Tour in Los Cabos is also the World-Famous Arch and Lands’ End with the stop at Lovers Beach and the Sea Lions Colony for incredible Photos. This Adventure includes a premium open Bar after your snorkeling activity and delicious Food, Snorkeling Equipment and also a Stand-up Paddle. Active and yet relaxing as you sail away to Chileno or Santa Maria Bay for your snorkeling activity. If you are looking to stay away from larger crowds and enjoy Sailing and Snorkeling this is a must do in Cabo.
Snorkeling at Pelicans Rock
Another very popular option is snorkeling at Pelicans Rock in Los Cabos. The Tour includes the 45-minute Boat Ride to Lands’ End, the Los Cabos Arch, the Sea Lions Colony and Lovers Beach prior to your snorkeling Adventure at Pelicans Rock. This Adventure includes your underwater photos and also a free souvenir snorkeling Tube. In addition, you can spend extra time at Lovers Beach and take a ride back at a later time. This adventure is very flexible and you can make your own Itinerary. A little extra is the Tequila tasting and free shopping time prior to your included round trip transportation.
Kayaking in Los Cabos
Or why not hop on a single or double Kayak to explore the Los Cabos Arch, Lands’ End, the Sea Lions Colony and Lovers Beach in this safe, active and guided Kayaking Tour always accompanied by a support Boat in case of a very unlikely exhaustion. In this Cabo Eco Adventure, you are the Captain and enjoy stunning sceneries from a very different angle.
Jet Skies in Los Cabos
For a “Hollywood” James Bond Vibe hop on a Wave Runner in Los Cabos, this guided 2-and-a-half-hour Adventure is super nice to explore Lands’ End, the Los Cabos Arch, the Sea Lions Colony, Lovers and Divorce Beach. Certainly, an adrenalin filled adventure that finishes off with a Hamburger and French Fries (Vegetarian Option available) in a beautiful Location. Known for its plentiful marine life, when jet skiing in Cabo San Lucas you might encounter some fauna on your way like tropical fish, turtles, dolphins and even Humpback whales in winter months! Take in the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortés and make memories to last a lifetime.
Parasailing in Los Cabos
Yet another Adventure is to fly through the Cabo Skies with a Parasailing Adventure. Explore Lands’ End, the Los Cabos Arch from a Birds Eye view. As the boat ventures out from the Los Cabos Marina and into the bay, you will be fitted with a harness and then, one at a time, you will sit down on the back of the boat. The rest is simple and easy in this Los Cabos Parasailing Tour…the boat does the work! You will soar up to 600 feet, depending on wind and water conditions. Return to the Boat or a Water Landing is your choice.
SUP. Stand up Paddle
Hop onto your Surf Board and Stand-up Paddle to the Los Cabos Arch, is the hottest new water activity. It requires balance and strength, but nearly anyone can do it with the right instruction. Let an experienced guide teach you how to glide along the water on your paddleboard sooner than you could think. The pride you feel by reaching this goal is priceless, and the view of the Arch is breathless. During the tour, a break is needed, and this time is used for snorkeling at Pelican Rock.
Whale Watching in Cabo
Whale Watching in Los Cabos is available in many options, all are doing the stop at the Los Cabos Arch, the Sea Lions Colony and Lovers Beach prior to starting your Whale Watching Adventure, small Groups, small Boats, Catamaran or Sailing Boats, or even on a Wave Runner. For more information on Whale Watching please click in the above link where we describe all options detailed for you.
Pirate Sunset Boat Tour
Fantastic Pirate Show on a real Pirate Boat with open bar, dinner and entertainment. Don’t walk the plank on this sword swinging and entertaining Sunset Show Pirate Boat Cruise. Hop on board and enjoy.
My name is Blanca Garcia, I am a proud Mother of 2 beautiful Children, 3 and 10 years old, a passionate, just recently graduated, Executive Chef. I was born and raised in Acapulco, had the opportunity to live for 15 years in Puerto Vallarta and since 2006 I live in beautiful Los Cabos Mexico. Los Cabos has become my favorite home of all, the natural beauty and perfect weather is just so incredible. 355 sunny days, beautiful beaches and so many fantastic Activities to do. When I look back on my 1st vacation in Cabo San Lucas back in 2004, which finally motivated me also to make this my new home and change my career, the activities and tours that I have chosen surely are among my most treasured memories. I have worked all my life in the Tourism Industry, from rental car agencies to Tour and Excursion providers as operations manager and Tour Guide. When I opened Cabo Day Trips in November 2007, the idea was to provide a service not really professionally available in Los Cabos - the best selection of fun things to do in Cabo, the best prices and value possible, the safest activities available and with English Speaking customer service always available for any questions.
Today, we have world class customer service staff that works with unbelievable passion to ensure you have the best vacation experience possible. Operations are run locally in Los Cabos, giving you local expertise and personal supervision, while all transactions are processed safely through PayPal or Open Pay with 3-D Secure by BBVA Bancomer, a European Bank Chain. We are registered in TripAdvisor; our brand is a TM Brand well known in Mexico and around the World. We pride ourselves and pre-screen all activities with your safety in mind with strict and international safety protocols. Our Tours are properly insured and are safe to experience. We are here to take care of all the details for you.
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