An hour north of Cabo San Lucas along Mexico’s breathtaking southern waters, is the Los Cabos area. The area is a secret gem on Mexico’s gulf coast. For decades, this little-known town has offered visitors an escape from the crowds of Cabo. It is a truly authentic peek into Mexico’s rich culture. Visitors can walk the streets of downtown Los Barrilles and enjoy shopping, delicious local eats and treats, water adventures like ski doo’s or parasailing and then dance the night away to the sounds of some of Mexico’s top musicians. The Los Cabos area has several top resorts that provide everything from a typical hotel stay to all-inclusive resorts.
Some factors to consider when booking your stay in Los Cabos are what type of amenities you need, resort reviews and ratings, how far the resort is from activities you will be doing, and whether the resort includes or requires extra payment for things like entertainment, food, activities and childcare.
When you book your stay, it’s important to know what amenities you need. When visiting Mexico, it’s important that the resort you choose offers the ability to safely store your valuables. While the area is considered safe for visitors, travelers cannot be too cautious with valuables like passports, jewelry, cash.
Other factors to consider when choosing a resort in the Los Cabos area are whether the resort has a pool and if you can access poolside food and drinks, if the resort includes all of your food and drinks during your stay, whether the resort provides transportation to and from the airport, and if the resort offers childcare if you’re bringing children.
Getting to Los Barrilles from the closest airport in Cabo San Lucas can be tricky. It’s important to understand available transportation options, and if it’s free or you will need to pay ahead of time. Many Los Cabos resorts offer transportation to and from the airport via shuttle. So make sure you understand this important detail before you book so you aren’t accidentally stranded at the airport.
Traveling with children can be a fun and oftentimes frustrating experience if families aren’t familiar with the rigors of travel. Sometimes after a long trip it’s good for parents and kids to take some “me time” to recoup. Many resorts offer kids clubs where parents can leave their children with qualified childcare providers. Here age-appropriate activities entertain kids giving parents some free time. This fantastic service offers parents the opportunity to spend some time relaxing by the pool or enjoying a more adult activity like diving, snorkeling or visiting one of the local nightclubs. Be sure to check kids club hours and requirements before so you can book and plan your daily activities accordingly.
An important consideration when booking a resort is whether you will book a standard or a more all-inclusive experience. While an all-inclusive resort can be a great way to ease the stress on your vacation, you need to be aware of any extra fees. Fees can include taxes, tips, internet fees, alcohol, nightclub admission and other possible required fees or insurances. Booking your room and meals can be great for the more adventurous to wander the area and sample local cuisine. Depending on what type of traveler you are, you will want to research lodging options that fit your plans.
There are many things to consider when choosing a resort in Los Cabos. If you’re looking for more luxurious long-term living in Los Cabos, we encourage you to check out the Residences at Costa Palmas.