Banish the winter blues by jetting off somewhere warm and sunny. The enchanting East Cape makes for a relaxing, regal retreat any time of year. In lovely, luxurious Los Cabos the sun-drenched beaches stretch sleepily for miles on the Sea of Cortez.
If flying to Los Cabos is on your upcoming travel itinerary, brush up on these smart packing hacks to make prepping for your tropical trip a breeze.
Protect your skin
Undoubtedly, the most important tip when packing for a Los Cabos getaway is to remember to protect your skin.
Even if your skin tans well naturally and you feel comfortable soaking up the sun, the strong rays can be deceptive. The last thing you want is to spend your elegant escape in sunburned misery, so pack plenty of sunscreen.
Waterproof sunscreen is a smart packing choice when headed to the pool, beach, or natural hot springs. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends beachgoers use a broad-spectrum sunscreen formula of at least 30 SPF.
Those with extra fair or sensitive skin can opt for a product that packs a stronger sun protection punch.
Don’t forget to pack a sweatproof blend for your face, as well as lip balm with SPF. And keep your head covered with a hat or visor when spending extended amounts of time in direct sunlight. The skin on your face and head is extra sensitive and prone to burning.
Pack some aloe vera gel or lotion to soothe any areas that get too much sun, too.
Pack insect repellent
This is an especially essential tip if you’re planning to venture off the beaten path of the resort or beach. Those off-roading excursions, ziplining, waterfall hikes, and other rugged adventures can take you to some pretty buggy–albeit gorgeous–settings.
Keep the bugs at bay to fully focus on the pulse-pounding adventure at hand. Even better? Score a product that blends insect repellent plus sunscreen so you can pack one product instead of two.
Prep for the evening breeze
Flying to Los Cabos should be a seamless, stress-free adventure.
Heading over to the nightclub with your crew to dance the night away under the stars? Or soaking up the sounds of live music at the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas? You might need a lightweight jacket or wrap.
When the temps cool down and a balmy breeze fills the nighttime air, be ready to take on all the excitement the evening offers.
While a lightweight jacket or shawl provides an extra layer of warmth, consider adding at least one pair of long pants or a longer skirt, like a sarong or kaftan-type skirt, to layer up as desired.
An extra layer will also come in handy in case of rain, extra windy conditions, or an otherwise unexpected inclement weather day.
If, despite properly protecting your skin with the aforementioned sunscreen and skincare, you still happen to get a bit too much sun, having that jacket or wrap on hand will also shield your sensitive skin from an unwelcome sunburned chill.
Keep your gadgets safe and dry
If you’re like most people, your cell phone is likely traveling with you.
Whether you’re on it to keep tabs on your loved ones, for work reasons, or to stay otherwise connected to the outside world, it’s probably a constant companion.
Keep your phone (and other digital devices, like a laptop) safe from harm by packing a waterproof case.
As soon as you arrive (or before you board the plane if you want to be extra-prepared), slip on the case and put your watery worries aside.
Planning to bring a stand-alone camera to capture all of the fascinating sights and sounds of Los Cabos? You’ll want to choose a waterproof model or bring a waterproof case to protect it as well.
Maximize your suitcase space
Make the most of the room in your luggage with some savvy packing tips, like rolling your clothes and socks instead of folding them.
This will still keep them wrinkle-free and free up extra room for more items–including any purchases you may make on the trip.
Score even more room by rolling socks together and packing them inside your shoes and using every square inch of space you have.
Look your bag over to ensure you’re putting any and all pockets or pouches to good use.
Want to arrive in your dreamy East Cape destination with your clothes smelling extra-fresh?
A pro tip is to stick a few dryer sheets into your neatly rolled clothes and sock-stuffed shoes for a pleasant scent with minimal extra bulk.
Watch out for leaky toiletries
Another can’t-miss tip for packing when flying to Los Cabos is to consider leaky liquids.
Store any toiletry products that could potentially spill (like shampoos, conditioners, face wash, toothpaste, or body lotions) in clear plastic bottles.
Safeguard your spillable products by removing the bottle top or cap and placing a piece of plastic wrap over the opening. Simply replace the cap and rest easy knowing you’ve added an extra layer of leak protection on your toiletries.
For an added layer of protection, consider storing all of your toiletry bottles or tubes in one larger plastic bag or container. This will keep your clothes, shoes, and other dry items separate from the liquids and help you clearly spot and contain a spill if one should occur by the time you arrive.
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