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Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

One of the best things about living in California is getting to go on weekend trips to Mexico! Cabo San Lucas is about a two hour flight from LAX, making it a perfect 3-day getaway for warm ocean water, beaches, amazing nightlife, and awesome diving. Below is a day-by-day itinerary to help you plan your trip!

Day 1: Arrive Cabo San Lucas

There aren’t that many flights that arrive and depart at convenient times for Cabo, so try to get there as early as possible! Unfortunately the customs line can be horrifically a couple hours of waiting (make sure you don’t even look at your cell phone, otherwise officers will catch you and send you to the back!) and the airport is about 45 minutes from the actual city. 

When you rent a car online, you might see deals through big rental companies like Hertz or Budget that only have you pay $2 per day for the car, so of course you’re thinking, wow what a steal! Unfortunately what they don’t tell you is that you’re required to pay for Mexican car insurance, which is actually about $40 per day. 

The best places to stay are near the marina since it’s the closest to all the nightlife! There’s tons of shopping in downtown, and make sure you always try bargaining since they give you extremely high prices if you’re not a local. Some of my favorite places to hang out at during the night are the Giggling Marlin, where they can hang you upside down and give you 3 shots for $10 while spinning you around, Squid Roe, which is the ultimate dance scene, and lastly Cabo Wabo, an older crowd but they have the best live entertainment and drinks rather than 16 year olds running around.

Day 2: Diving

If you’re an avid diver, Cabo is perfect for warm waters, 85 degrees during the fall and the best time to go is September through November. One of my favorite dive companies is called Cabo Trek, found at El Tesoro Resort right on the marina! The dive shop is run by a foreigner that has quality equipment and you can even get the boat all to yourself so you don’t have to worry about other divers getting in the way. 

Some of the best dive sites are the Arch at Land’s End, of course, where you can see colonies of sea lions. They act like dogs since they’re so curious and will tug at your equipment and try to mess with you. Another favorite is the Sand Falls, where you can dive down to about 90 feet and see a bend in terrain, like the horseshoe in Niagara Falls, and sand falls off the very edge into the abyss. 

Day 3: Heading back home

It’s awesome if you can get a flight later in the day back to the states, but unfortunately for us the cheapest flight available was early in the morning. Remember to take into account the extra 45 minutes it takes to get to the airport if you’re renting a car. And have a blast!

Below is my latest vlog on YouTube of Cabo San Lucas. Enjoy!