Travel Budget for Cabo San Lucas

Estado de Baja California Sur, Mexico

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

How much money will you need in Cabo San Lucas? M$764 ($40) is the average daily price for traveling in Cabo San Lucas. The average price of meals in Cabo San Lucas for one day is M$297 ($15). The average price of a hotel in Cabo San Lucas for a couple is M$709 ($37). Additional pricing is in the table below. These average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
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How expensive is Cabo San Lucas?

How much does a trip to Cabo San Lucas cost? Is Cabo San Lucas expensive? The average Cabo San Lucas trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Cabo San Lucas prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2019
Flights to Cabo San Lucas

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Typical tour prices for Cabo San Lucas

How much do tours to Cabo San Lucas cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    6 days
    $ 1175
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    15 days
    $ 1135
  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    8 days
    $ 1475
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    16 days
    $ 1150
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    16 days
    $ 1115
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    15 days
    $ 1150
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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 activities in the area include boat trips, buggy rides, and hiking.
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 classic dishes.

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.

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Travel Tips

Cabo San Lucas Timeshares

By lovevacay in Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps
Even though I read a thousand reviews in trip advisor about the timeshare scams that happen in Cabo everyday, I regrettably say we fell for it. We booked our transportation to the hotel through the hotel website but before we even left the airport one of the sales guy was already all over us. After agreeing to attend the presentation at the Grand Regina, we purchase the vacation plan with RVC (Raintree Vacation Club), to later discover all the promises made to us during the presentation were lies (no surprise here though). We were able to cancel our membership by contacting the CEO of the company directly. They are currently working towards fixing the issues and make the presentation more accurate. If you have any issues with RVC contact the CEO directly, this guy will definitely help you sort out your issues with your membership.

Lovers Beach

By backpackguru in Entertainment
One of the best beaches around can be found at Cabo San Lucas. The beach, Lover's Beach, can be reached by boat from Lands End. You can catch the boat at the marina by the main beach in town. While you're there, head to The Office for a bite to eat. There a great view of the water, and they serve up some enjoyable drinks.

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