Once you arrive in Cabo, you have many options for getting around. How you choose to do that depends on what you are planning on seeing and doing while you’re here. Most hotels offer transportation to and from the airport and the hotels’ concierge can assist you in booking day trips and excursions that often include transportation.
There are three locations you will be sure to want to visit while in the area – Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and Todo Santos. Each town has its own charm and vibe and has something to offer every tourist.
For exploring these towns, your best option is on foot. It’s easy to explore the varied shopping, the many souvenir shops, art galleries, restaurants, and bars. Parking can be scarce so it’s always better to travel about by foot – you’re also more likely to find that “little gem” tucked away.
Rent a Car or SUV
If you are planning on exploring several areas around your hotel and want more flexibility to come and go, renting a car is ideal. Not only can it save you potential transport costs to and from the airport, but you are now able to fully explore some of those “off the beaten path” locations. Make sure you take out insurance as Mexican laws are quite different than those you might be used to. Full coverage insurance makes sure your protected in the event of an accident.
Taxis are expensive in Los Cabos. No two ways about that. You can try and negotiate price but may not have much luck depending on the time of year. What you will find is that most cars are clean, seat belts work and drivers are polite and knowledgeable.
Yes, Uber is in Cabo now. Same app on your phone. What’s awesome about Uber in Mexico is if you can find your destination in app, there’s no need to even try giving directions or an address in Spanish. Next best thing is you don’t have to negotiate the fare – an all to common occurrence with regular taxis. Give it a whirl!
There are numerous private transport and limousine companies that provide an array of services. Going out with a group? Rent a big Cadillac Escalade and a driver for the night.
Subercabos is the main bus line running from San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas daily. Buses let riders off wherever they would like to stop down the line, allowing visitors to visit the many beaches along the Cabo Corridor as well as having scheduled stops along the way. Riders wave the bus down as it approaches and pay the less than $2.50 fare per ride.
Water Taxis are fun and unique ways to make your way around the marina, Cabo’s many popular beaches, and the world-famous Arch. Prices are negotiated with the Captain of the boat and usually are reasonable.