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Customer Travel Tips for Cabo San Lucas

78% Avg. city rating Rated by 27 customers

Activities / excursions 87%

Restaurants / eating out 84%

Shopping 74%

Chilling out / relaxing 84%

Getting around / public transport 79%

Sightseeing 74%

Culture 61%

Nightlife / partying 89%

Value for money 70%

Customer Travel Tips for Cabo San Lucas

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84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


27 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Take a local bus to Playa Chileno for amazing snorkelling just off the beach. The beach itself is beautiful too.

Liked: Amazing trip to see sea lions, fish and pelicans everywhere. Great beach.

Disliked: Lots of brash Americans and lots of people trying to sell you stuff.

24% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 20%
24% Avg. rating


27 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Visit La Paz and other towns of the beautiful Baja California but NOT Cabo San Lucas...

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Everything

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 40%
56% Avg. rating


06 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Don't go to any restaurant that lists prices in American dollars

Liked: Climbing on the rocks at the beach

Disliked: Soooo many tourists, it was more like the US than Mexico

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


03 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Squid row

Liked: Fun parties

Disliked: No

40% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
40% Avg. rating


02 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go elsewhere, or book a high end hotel if possible, and use a service other than this one.

Liked: Whale watching, scenery, weather

Disliked: The nonstop hucksters trying to extract money from tourists for junk that nobody wants. Also, don't get suckered in to the high pressure resort sales tricks that catch you upon arrival at the airport, just past baggage claim.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


30 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: We took the public bus from airport for only 32 pesos and the ruta del desierto bus back to airport for 65 pesos. Much cheaper then using a shuttle/taxi.

Liked: The weather was perfect over Xmas.

Disliked: You do get harassed quite a bit by people to buy tours, shop in their stores/restaurants, etc.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: If your shopping always bargain the price down.

Liked: The beaches.

Disliked: People trying to sell drugs.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Stay somewhere in walkable distance from downtown.

Liked: I love Cabo San Lucas. The people I have met there and continue to meet. The weather, the beaches, the nightlife. I could settle there permanently.

Disliked: I went in late July-August so the heat and humidity was intense! I wish I could figure out the local bus system.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


24 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: Look up how to get to the airport and back from where you are staying (i ended up taking the public bus back to the airport) before you arrive. ATM's can be found at the marina entrance of the large shopping mall. Most people speak english. It does get cold at night so bring a warm jacket and pants for night (if you are not going out dancing but will still be outside)

Liked: The ease to get around, lots of things in walking distance. The night life is awesome and pretty safe. Most things are relatively cheap, and lots of water excursions. Lots of people who are also traveling.

Disliked: People call at you to purchase things like jewellery and excursions (which is to be expected, just keep walking). Lots of tourists (if you are not into that) and lots of things geared to tourists.. its pretty americanized (but the upside of that is that its quite safe!)

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


24 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing City break Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: Walk into downtown.. better shopping, food, etc

Liked: Weather Safe Easy to get around... Even on foot

Disliked: Beach was crowded

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


05 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: Better go to San Jose

Liked: The weather

Disliked: public transportation

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


02 Jan 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Cabo is a busy place, if you want something quieter, try San Jose del Cabo with similar beaches and hotels.

Liked: Friendly people who enjoyed tourists.

Disliked: Trinket sales and excursions promoted on the Marina or beach area far too frequently!

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
82% Avg. rating


30 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing City break

Customer Travel Tip: Go to La Paz if you wanna a real Mexican experience

Liked: The arch

Disliked: Too much people. No close good beaches, except Love Beach

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


06 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Take a shuttle from the airport - its only 15 usd and was air conditioned and comfy.

Liked: Relaxing on the beach

Disliked: The baby lions being used as a money making tourist attraction.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


14 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

Customer Travel Tip: Visit Madono Beach and do the sunset catamaran cruise.

Liked: Location, weather, scenery, activities and shopping.

Disliked: Aggressive vendors. Expensive taxi from the airport.

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


23 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: Do stuff

Liked: Everything is downtown and close

Disliked: I don't know

51% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
51% Avg. rating


01 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: Don't go if you are looking for a Mexican experience. We used it as a late-night arrival place on our way to an all-inclusive. We traveled to the all-inclusive the next day, thus saving ourselves a full day's cost at the all inclusive, as they charge by the night, not by the day.

Liked: Very little.

Disliked: It is a cruise ship stop and everything is geared toward that clientelle. There was virtually no evidence of local culture; it did not feel at all like a Mexican town.

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


29 May 2013

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa Shopping Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: If you are in a travel budget Is worth attending one of the timeshare presentations to get inexpensive activity packages.

Liked: Beach and bars, and safe to walk in downtown in the middle of the night

Disliked: Ladies with tons of kids in the middle of the night in downtown asking for money.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


28 May 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Use prepaid vouchers and rent a car if you plan on getting around much.

Liked: Many very kind people and many fun activities.

Disliked: Some very pushy vendors and some rude inconsiderate drunk people.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 40%
82% Avg. rating


25 May 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Don't be afraid of the bus system on Tourist Corridor. Cheap, easy and frequent, but sometimes the driver needs reminding to drop you off.

Liked: Fabulously clean ocean water and stunning rock formations. The locals are patient and try to understand even if you don't speak a word of Spanish. Street vendors sell super ripe fruit. Beer for 1 buck.

Disliked: Massive, opulent Mega-Malls block both visual and actual access to the water. Shockingly uneven sidewalks make walking dangerous and only for the athletic. Extreme wealth and extreme poverty within inches of each other.

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78% Avg. city rating Rated by 27 customers

Activities / excursions 87%

Restaurants / eating out 84%

Shopping 74%

Chilling out / relaxing 84%

Getting around / public transport 79%

Sightseeing 74%

Culture 61%

Nightlife / partying 89%

Value for money 70%

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