Everything You Need To Know About Our Cabo San Lucas Resort
You've booked your vacation and now your ready to get away and soak up the beauty and culture of Cabo San Lucas. Before you escape to Baja's breathtaking Pacific coast, here are some things you may want to know, from the weather to our currency to how to get here. Remember to pack your swimsuit, sun shades, and your sense of adventure.
Cabo San Lucas is located at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula in the State of Baja California Sur. Cabo is approximately 1,000 miles south of San Diego, California at a longitude 10 degrees south of the Tropic of Cancer and a latitude of approximately 22 degrees. Our resort is located just north of central Cabo on the Pacific coast. Los Cabos International Airport is about 20 miles to the northeast.
Los Cabos is accessible by air from most major cities in the United States and Mexico. Airlines serving Los Cabos International Airport include Aeromexico, Alaska Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines, Spirit, Continental, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier, Sunwing, West Jet, Virgin America, Sun Country, Air Transat, Volaris, Interjet, and Viva Aerobus, as well as various domestic and International charter flights.
No special permits or bonds are needed, unless you plan to continue on to Mexico's mainland. You will need a valid drivers license issued by your state of residence. Do not drive in Mexico without insurance. While you are purchasing insurance, get a map that shows the locations of gas stations. Keep your gas tank as close to full as possible, even if it means extra stops. You never know when the next gas station will be. The roads are generally safe, but narrow by U.S. standards. Be extra careful. The corridor connecting Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo is a modern four-lane highway with adequate lighting.
There is a shuttle service you can use to travel between Grand Solmar Land's End, Grand Solmar Rancho San Lucas, Playa Grande and The Ridge Resorts. It's free, convenient and operates at various times throughout the day and evening.
Grand Solmar Rancho San Lucas guests have access to all Solmar Hotels & Resorts, including beaches and spa facilities.* The Ridge Luxury Villas guests can also access Playa Grande and Solmar All Inclusive facilities.* Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa guests enjoy access to the Solmar All Inclusive resort.* * Meals or beverages are not included.
yes. There are taxis available at all Solmar Hotels & Resorts. Ask the bellhops to get one for you. Check the current taxi fares posted in the motor lobby. Taxi fares are slightly higher than if you flag one down on the street.
During your stay, you can leave your bill open and sign for drinks and meals, shop at the convenience store and boutiques, visit the spa and even book tours. All purchases are charged to your bill. At the end of your stay you can settle with cash (US dollars or Mexican pesos), travelers checks or Visa, Master Card or American Express credit cards. Personal checks or Discover cards are not accepted.
All Solmar Hotels & Resorts have convenience stores carrying a selection of imported and Mexican goods. The stores are open daily and offer snacks, deli products, and assorted grocery items. You'll also find soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits, as well as household goods, souvenirs and a drugstore counter.
The official currency in Mexico is the Mexican peso. Dollars are also accepted in Cabo San Lucas but not outside the tourist areas. You can exchange your US dollars, Canadian dollars, Euros, Pounds and travelers checks for pesos at banks and the bureau de change. US and Canadian dollars and travelers checks can also be exchanged at the Front Desk of your resort. Money exchange is available at your hotel from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Waiters generally receive 15% and sky caps and bell-boys $2 US per bag. The suggested daily tip for the maid who cleans your room is $3 US for a Master Suite and $2US for a Suite and $5 US for a Penthouse.
Yes. Los Cabos offers public bus service between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo all day, every day. Buses run until 9:30 or 10:00 PM. There are official bus stops, with seats and shade. The buses only run on the main highway and pass each stop (approximately) every 20 minutes. The fare is around 35 pesos (about $3 USD) between the two towns, unless if you're going part of the way.
Average winter air temperature: 50 to 80º F Average summer air temperature: 70 to 100º F Coldest months: December and January Average annual rainfall: 10 inches Average Sea of Cortes water temperature: 72º F
The Pacific Ocean side of Los Cabos is generally 10º F cooler than the Sea of Cortés side. The average year-round temperature is 78 F. During the high tourist season, October to April, the temperature is typically 80 F during the day and cools to the 60's at night. In the low season, May to September, the temperature will go up to 100+F during the day and stay in the upper 70's and low 80's in the evening.
The average year-round water temperature in the Sea of Cortez is 72F. During the summer months the water temperature can reach the mid 80's. The climate is arid with over 300 days of sunshine, with some reports of over 350 days. Most rainfall occurs during the months of September and October
Cool, light colored cotton clothing and a pair of comfortable shoes are recommended if you are planning to explore the area. You will need trousers and long-sleeved shirts for jungle treks. Pack a light jacket or sweater or a shawl for the evenings, especially in the winter. A hat, sunglasses and plenty of sun block are indispensable.
When flying into Mexico, a Tourist Card (FMT) is required. To obtain a Tourist Card, you will need proof of citizenship. A passport is requires for this purpose. The necessary forms will be provided by the airline. The Government of Mexico requires that all U.S. citizens present proof of citizenship and photo identification for entry into Mexico. All travelers traveling to Mexico must have a valid passport.