Is a municipality located at the tip of Baja California Peninsula sorrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez or Gulf of California , formed by minor and major capes such as Cabo San Lucas where the arch is located or San Jose where the airport is located they are marked with red dots on the map , our State capital is La Paz
There are 30 milles between these two major capes called "the tourism corridor " where most of the hotels are located
Weather : we have 360 days of sunny - clear sky
The Peninsula where los cabos is located has a delicious weather , during spring/summer temperatures average 70 - 95 F / 20-45 C during fall/winter 50 - 85 F./10-30 C humidity is very low 10% . unless a hurricane approach , hurricane season from June to September we expect them but don't always come , rainfall very few only 10-12 inch, unless a hurricane which can bring 40 to 45 inches in 4 days . we have 360 days of sunny and clear sky Due our location you can enjoy the sunrise from the ocean and the sunset at the ocean
Always bring a light jacket or sweater, hat or cap in the Desert you never know when you will need it
for a daily weather report check: http://www.eebmike.com/
Due our geographical location , geology and Natural History it is extremely dangerous to swim at many areas of the ocean , Local Citizens as well as visitors must go to the same safe beach areas those are: Medano Beach at Cabo San Lucas , Santa Maria Bay , Chileno Bay at the middle of the Tourism Corredor and Punta Palmilla at the entrance of San Jose del Cabo , cabo pulmo and la paz are safe too.
medano have all the facilities such as restaurats, beach-clubs , toilets etc, but the other beach areas don't have those facilities if you want to know how to get there or want us to take you there contact us: [email protected]
Lovers beach is part of a protected area , it is beautiful to visit by bay tour , is surrounded by two oceans but its waters are not safe they have undertow currents , there are not facilities at all , no restaurant , no beach clubs , no toilets Due the remoteness of the area it has become a place easy for bandidos who rob your camera , wallet or belongings
/ Bank tips' etiquette
Mexican currency is Mexican peso and is floating , most places accept MX$ peso as well as US$ dollar some local business accept major credit cards.
But coins , checks or traveler checks are not accepted.
To make it easy for our visitors Birding Los Cabos quote all our services in US$.
Credit /Debit card use:
In many stores they accept mayor credit /debit cards but ask first the machine might be broken or they might not have internet connection.
Birding Los Cabos: We made an agreement
with the Banks they don’t sell excursions and we don’t make bank transactions. (they require a certain amount of "sells" to authorize an electronic machine to make charges with credit/debit cards but we haven't meet their volume of sells they require from us. )
We accept PayPal deposits and the balance in US$ cash the day of your service
Banks / ATM machines
There are several Mexican ATM machines , most of them give you pesos during transaction
Mexican Banks are Banamex , BBVA-Bancomer , Banorte, we also have Scottia bank & Santander
there are other ATM's non mexican they give you dollars for your transaction but they also charge you a fee
In Mexico we can withdraw only US$500 per day per credit/debit card.Maxican banks are open monday to friday from 9:00 to 4:00 PM saturdays from 9:00 to 1:00 PM
Gratuities / Tips / service
- captains of yacht or boats US$5 per hr.
- captains of tours in services 1 hr. or less : US$2 per person
- waiters at restaurants US$2 to US$5 per person depend on restaurant style.
- drivers of transfers: US$2 per person US$5 if you have big heavy lugage.
- maids at lodging US$2 per day
Travel in Mexico
If you come from Asia , Europe , Canda , USA
Travel into Mexico for foreign citizens requires proof of citizenship, which may be a valid passport (preferable) or a birth certificate with a raised seal (either the original or a copy). Additionally, a tourist card, which may be filled out aboard your flight to Mexico, is required. Both the proof of citizenship and the tourist card must be carried with you while in Mexico.
Travel insurance: All visitors to Mexico must purchase and bring a travel insurance before you visit the country , most tour companies will ask you to sing waiver to participate in their tours , programs or activities in the understanding that all along your vacation is under your free will and everything involves at least a minimum risk .
US Consular Agency :
(An extension of the Consulate in Tijuana)
Las Tiendas de Palmilla L-B221, Km. 27.5 Carretera Transpeninsular
San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur C.P. 23406
Legal & Travel Assistance for Canadian Citizens
Marie-Eve Pomerleau - Honorary Consul
Hours: M-F 9am-1pm
Email: [email protected]
Local 9, Plaza Jose Green, San Jose del Cabo
contact your travel agent.
Airlines - airport - flight time
Our home airport is: los Cabos International Airport ( SJD)
Airlines:Major Arlines flight non stop some of them are from :
- Mexico City ( MX )
- Los Angeles ( LAX )
- Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)
- New York, NY - Kennedy (JFK)
- Portland, OR (PDX)
- San Diego, CA (SAN)
- San Francisco, CA (SFO) Guadalajara Mx. (GDL)
Among others. contact your travel agent.
- How to make a phone call from Mexico to USA or Canada ?:
- from USA or Canada to a Mexican Cell phone 52+1+area code + phone
Airport code : SJD