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Cabo San Lucas, Estado de Baja California Sur, Mexico

How much does it cost to travel to Cabo San Lucas?

You should plan to spend around $350 (M$5,977) per day on your vacation in Cabo San Lucas. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $125 (M$2,139) on meals
  • $78 (M$1,325) on local transportation
  • $323 (M$5,525) on hotels

A one week trip to Cabo San Lucas for two people costs, on average, $4,897 (M$83,671). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Cabo San Lucas cost?

A one week trip to Cabo San Lucas usually costs around $2,448 (M$41,836) for one person and $4,897 (M$83,671) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Cabo San Lucas on average costs around $4,897 (M$83,671) for one person and $9,794 (M$167,343) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Cabo San Lucas will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Cabo San Lucas on average costs around $10,493 (M$179,296) for one person and $20,986 (M$358,592) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Cabo San Lucas has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Cabo San Lucas expensive to visit?

Prices in Cabo San Lucas are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Cabo San Lucas is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Bryce Canyon National Park or Lewisburg.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Cabo San Lucas Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Cabo San Lucas?

The average Cabo San Lucas trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Cabo San Lucas travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) M$5,525 ($323)
Local Transportation 1 M$1,325 ($78)
Food 2 M$2,139 ($125)
Entertainment 1 M$1,651 ($97)
Alcohol 2 M$647 - 1,941 ($38 - 114)
Accommodation Budget in Cabo San Lucas
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cabo San Lucas is $162 (M$2,762). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cabo San Lucas is $323 (M$5,525). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Cabo San Lucas

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Cabo San Lucas based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $335. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Cabo San Lucas
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cabo San Lucas is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $78 (M$1,325) per person, per day, on local transportation in Cabo San Lucas.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Cabo San Lucas
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Cabo San Lucas can vary, the average cost of food in Cabo San Lucas is $125 (M$2,139) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cabo San Lucas should cost around $50 (M$856) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cabo San Lucas is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Cabo San Lucas
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Cabo San Lucas typically cost an average of $97 (M$1,651) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Cabo San Lucas
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  • The average person spends about $76 (M$1,294) on alcoholic beverages in Cabo San Lucas per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Cabo San Lucas On a Budget
Cabo San Lucas Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas ("Cabo") is on the far southern end of the Baja Peninsula. It has countless resorts and activities for visitors. There are world class golf courses, fine dining options, and five star resorts. Prior to the 1980s, Cabo was a quiet fishing village but with the construction of a nearby airport in 1977, the city rapidly grew into one of Mexico's most popular resort vacation spots. Today, Cabo has one of the country's most vibrant nightlife scenes. It also has plenty of water sport activities, and a great beach scene.

Cabo San Lucas has a tropical desert climate. Winter is the high season and you can expect large crowds between the months of November and February. Nighttime low temperatures rarely drop below the 50s Fahrenheit and summer temperatures can climb into the 90s Fahrenheit. Sea temperatures in the winter months are in the low 70s Fahrenheit and during the summer they are in the low 80s Fahrenheit. Rain and humidity are at their highest between the months of July and September. Hurricanes are not uncommon and it is best to plan your vacations around this time.
Cabo San Lucas is filled with character. There are plenty of natural attractions and monuments in the area, but most people visit for the beaches.

Land's End is a great place to visit with excellent views. There are large rock formations that have been carved by the wind and water. It's possible to walk here during low tide along Playa del Amante. Also make sure you check out the Church of San Luca and the Cultural Center in town so you can understand some of the history in the area.

If you're in town between the months of January and March then you must go whale watching. It's easy to find a boat and the sight is very impressive.
Cabo is divided into three different areas. San Jose del Cabo is known as the "Old Town". This area has old world Mexican charm intermingled with new, high end resorts. It's also the area closest to the airport.

The "Main Town" is further from the airport and houses most of the entertainment options in town. There's plenty of nightlife and shopping here, as well as the famous arch.

The highway connecting the two areas is known as "the corridor". It is lined with golf courses, new condos, and resorts along the coastline.

Water sports are abundant in Cabo San Lucas. Scuba diving is particularly good and there plenty of dive shops to choose from. Snorkeling is also an option.

Cabo is also considered a top fishing destination in the world. Marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado and wahoo are all common in the waters where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet. There are large charter boats and prices and trip length can vary.

Other interesting things to do in Cabo San Lucas include boat trips, buggy rides, and hiking. With enough activities for every member of the family, no one will be bored here!
Food and Dining
Cabo is a "high end" tourist destination, and as such there are plenty of fine dining options available. You'll find everything from French cuisine to Italian, sushi, and steak. Of course, there is also plenty of Mexican food and seafood. Some of the more expensive and popular restaurants can get crowded and require reservations. There are also some great casual restaurants where you can enjoy fajitas, tacos, or other typical and classic Mexican dishes. Plenty of markets and grocery stores are also in the area if you plan to cook your own meals. Check out La Comer in Cabo which has everything from fresh produce and seafood to clothing and other necessities.

Most people use taxis to get around Cabo. They are usually abundant and easy to find. They are also reasonable in cost. It's also possible to rent a car. There are plenty of rental agencies around town, and this option gives you more freedom and flexibility with your travel plans. A more interesting and unique option for transportation is to rent a BMW motorcycle. There are also scooters for rent as well. It's great to rent a bike and head out of town to experience some of the countryside. You should only rent a vehicle if you're experienced with driving in Mexico and you are fluent in Spanish. You will need to get third party liability insurance.

There are also many public buses in the area. The most convenient bus for tourists goes between Cabo San Lucas and the airport. It runs every 20 minutes during daytime hours and is 35 Peso. Shared and private transportation options are also available through a variety of companies.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.