Los Cabos - Where to stay?
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Sep 30, 2012 9:31 AM Last Post By: alanmcj
Sep 26, 2012 1:04 PM
Los Cabos - Where to stay?I'm looking to book a cheap holiday to Los Cabos. Diving and snorking are the main activities that I will be doing. It seems most resort type hotels (at least the cheap ones I've come acorss) are based in Cabo San Lucas & San Jose Del Cabo.
Which area is better in terms of easy walk to entertainment, beaches and going scuba diving?
Thank in advance. ***I've been to Play Del Carmen (stayed 20mins from the tourist center. I'm looking for a similar experience)
Sep 26, 2012 8:01 PM
1Lots of places to stay. What is "cheap" to you? In my opinion, Cabo San Lucas is more accessible on foot and more to offer if you stay near town. Have you Goggled the area? Take a look around......plenty to find. Pay attention to distance to town if you are looking at resorts....taxis add up!
Sep 27, 2012 6:45 AM
2A cheap holiday in Cabo San Lucas is akin to a "Cheap shopping trip on Rodeo Drive".
At least by ordinary Mexican standards. Costco and Sam's Club warehouses are jam packed by folks seeking relief from local high prices for merchandise.
Even San Jose del Cabo has undergone rapid rises in basic prices for food and lodging.
Living pretty basic, I would alot 50 dollars US per day for a CHEAP room, sit down food, and a couple (not three) cocktails or beer.
Sep 27, 2012 8:20 AM
3I have to disagree with michoacan on prices. We have been to both places and have foundthat a cheap room, sitdown food and a couple of cocktails is more like $150.00usd per day. If you stay in a hostel this could be shaved down. If you want cheaper food it will be tacos ina hole in the wall place.
Sep 27, 2012 9:03 AM
Sep 27, 2012 11:37 AM
5Thanks everyone. Is Cabo San Lucas that bad? I've been looking around and think I will go with resort on Medano beach (I found one for $2000/all inclusive. That's the cheapest I could find for traveling from Canada). I usually don't go for resorts but I need an affordable holiday during Chrismas, somewhere I haven't been. I have a few big trips coming up next year so have to same money for that. From what I've read so far, it's quite expensive to eat out.
Kahua - Is Cabo Pulmo accessible by public transport?
Sep 27, 2012 11:50 AM
Sep 27, 2012 1:06 PM
7Thanks. It seems it's cheap to rent a car. I may just do that and drive to Cabo Pulmo for the day. In Cozumel most dive shops only do morning dives, is it the same in Cabo Pulmo?
Sep 27, 2012 2:11 PM
Sep 28, 2012 6:00 AM
Sep 28, 2012 6:54 AM
10No 4wd needed.
The highway part has very narrow shoulders so you do have to be careful. The general rule in Mexico is to never drive at night, due to animals wandering on the road and really aggressive big truck drivers, with slow local traffic that may or may not have lights on.
The road from the highway to Cabo Pulmo is graded every so often. It is very corrugated and if you go slow you won't damage the tires.
When you get a rental car in Mexico, you must buy the Mexican insurance. It is not a scam, you must have it or end up in jail in case of an accident. Make sure to check the tires before you agree to the car. Don't accept any rental with tires showing asymetric wear or any steel belts showing- that is just a blowout waiting to happen. Also make sure there is a spare and it appears to be properly inflated.
Cabo Pulmo is very very isolated. Little to no cellphone or internet reception. Water is very limited. You might find it a bit too much if you are by yourself.
Sep 30, 2012 9:31 AM
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