5 Travel Tips for First-Time Visitors to Los Cabos

First-time visitors to Los Cabos who’ve never experienced the unique blend of elegance and adventure of the East Cape? Prepare to be dazzled by the endless array of activities and laid-back luxury that await your arrival.

Read on for five top travel tips that will help make your glamorous getaway one to remember.

  • Try something new

    Visiting a new location is the perfect opportunity to step out of your comfort zone.

    Instead of avoiding any plans beyond hitting the beach or lounging poolside, sprinkle a new activity or excursion you’ve never tried before into your tentative schedule.

    Los Cabos is chock full of places to see, culture-rich landmarks to explore, and things to do.

    Let your Adventure Concierge at the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos or the Chief Stew on your yacht take care of all the details.

    Get the lay of the land before you hop off your private jet or step onto the dock from your yacht for a better understanding of your surroundings.

    Outdoor enthusiasts will revel in activities like going on a camel safari through the drastically diverse terrain of the East Cape, snorkeling, wind or kite surfing, or scuba diving, just to name a few.

    The stunning Sea of Cortez is also home to a menagerie of fish species, making a fishing expedition (complete with a local fishing expert) an adrenaline-pumping event–a fresh catch of the day just in time for dinner included.

  • Go on a local food tour

    Los Cabos is known as a hotspot for foodies–and for good reason.

    The area boasts a wide, appetizing assortment of unique cuisines and eateries sure to please even the most discerning palate.

    Go on a gastro tour that includes several spots on the Costa Palmas grounds offering a different menu and vibe at each location.

    From world-renowned seafood and jaw-dropping ocean views at Estiatorio Milos to impeccable Italian cuisine at Mozza Baja and an enchanting setting at Limon, nestled in a secret lemon grove and serving up delectable Baja Californian fare, your taste buds will never be the same.

    Beyond the resort, you’ll find a bevy of beach and desert towns cooking up a variety of authentic Mexican cuisine, including made-from-scratch dishes whipped up with the area’s freshest ingredients.

    Everything from food trucks lining the marina to cafes and family-run restaurants whose service has spanned decades are well within reach.

  • Pack smart

    As a first-time visitor to Los Cabos, one of the most important things to know before you go is what to pack–including your passport, of course.

    You want to be sure to have everything you need without going overboard.

    One smart packing pointer is to bring a mix of wardrobe pieces that are versatile. Remember that light-colored clothes are best in warm climates because they reflect rather than absorb heat.

    Basic tops, bottoms, light jackets or dresses that can be layered and dressed up and down are perfect for going from pool to lunch, a shopping expedition, or even a day trip into one of the many nearby towns to check out the local art galleries and local landmarks.

    As far as footwear, choose a casual pair perfect for the beach, as well as sturdy walking shoes (think sneakers) that will transition comfortably from a workout at the resort gym or an off-roading ATV adventure to a hike that ends at the hot springs or waterfall. Slip into a dressier pair of shoes for nighttime drinks, dinner, and dancing to live music at the nearby nightclub.

    Don’t forget one or two hats and plenty of sunscreen to shield yourself from the sun’s strong rays. Even a predominately cloudy day can be deceptive, and the last thing you want is to be sunburned while vacationing in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

  • Be flexible

    While it’s a good rule of thumb to have some activities and plans in mind prior to your trip, it’s important to not get so bogged down in the details or rigid with your schedule that you forget to relax and unwind.

    Leave a day (or two or three) in your schedule to recharge your battery, rest, or just to see where the day takes you.

    As with any destination, the weather can also be unpredictable. If your projected sunny skies end up as rainy days, don’t let it dampen your mood–or your fun. Backup plans can include a private tequila tasting and cooking lesson with a private chef. Or something more active, but still indoors; like an art gallery tour, or a visit to one of the area’s many museums.

    Brush up on your knowledge of the region’s rich past! Visit the Museum of Natural History in Cabo San Lucas, Museo Ruta de Plata (Mining Museum) in El Triunfo, or the Regional Museum of Anthropology and History of Baja California Sur in La Paz

  • Coordinate transportation beforehand

    Another tip you’ll need to know as a first-time visitor to Los Cabos is to have your transportation pre-arranged prior to your arrival.

    Whether you’re touching down on the East Cape via private jet or commercial flight to customs at the airport, ensure there’s transportation available. A car service can seamlessly whisk you away from the airport to your private residence or resort accommodations.

    You’ll want to pre-book similar transportation arrangements if you’re sailing on a private or chartered yacht. When it’s time to make a move during your well-earned stay in sun-drenched paradise, you won’t break a sweat.

    Tackling this task ahead of time increases the likelihood that everything will flow flawlessly as you hop from place to place. Leaving you less to worry about and more time to soak up your surroundings.

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