If you want to experience both Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, a car is the best way to travel. Car rentals can be found at most hotels, the airport and downtown. Note that your own insurance company may not cover you in Mexico so expect to pay a small charge for local insurance coverage. Be wary that gas stations overcharge tourists.
There are two bus services, SuburCabos and InterBaja, which run between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. Prices typically start from seven pesos and can reach 25 pesos from either town. Other buses run within the towns, preferred by locals, which can be hailed down as there are no marked stops. Most buses are air conditioned.
Taxis operating in the Tourist Corridor, between the two towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, are more expensive than other resorts. A 35-minute trip between the two will cost on average AU$50. To avoid being overcharged, ask to see a printed price table or negotiate a price beforehand for longer trips. Short trips within towns are generally inexpensive.
Autobuses Aguila and Autobuses del Pacifico are the two main bus lines that service the Baja peninsula. With several daily departures to and from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas, this lengthy ride is suited for those who want to experience more of Mexico and with extra time on their hands. Prices are also steep, almost as much as some flights from the US border.
Discover the history and natural beauty of Baja with a guided hike through the canyons. Follow paths traversed by indigenous tribes hundreds of years ago. Take a dip in the springs and waterfalls and examine fossils from incredible rock formations. With several photographic opportunities, marvel at this unique biosphere, taking in its wildlife, history and culture.
Head into the heart of the deserts that surround Los Cabos. Travel through canyons towards the Sierra Mountains and enjoy a scenic ride along the beach with a newfound friend. During the winter months, keep your eyes peeled for sightings of whales along the shore. With a traditional Mexican lunch and a taste of 'Mexican water', aka tequila, you may need that camel ride home!
For those who love adventure and thrills, tackle Baja's sand dunes, deserts and beaches with a four-wheel all-terrain-vehicle. With no limits to where you can ride, discover Los Cabos the fun way and prepare to get dusty! Ride in the morning to beat the heat or late afternoon in the winter months to catch the sunset over the beach.
Learn the basics of scuba diving at the dolphin centre before putting your skills to the test in a secluded cove. For confident divers, head out to the Sea of Cortez to swim with an abundance of sea life. Described by Jacques Cousteau as 'the world's aquarium', the Sea of Cortez is among the top places in the world to dive.
Home to Baja Sur's largest coral reef, snorkel or scuba dive to discover a colourful world of marine life and shipwrecks beneath crystal waters. Lobsters, eels, rays, parrotfish, angelfish and pufferfish are only a handful of the sea life that you'll encounter. With water temperatures almost as warm as the human body, the sensation of feeling suspended in this unique environment is surreal. If all that water is making you thirsty, take a stroll up the beach to Tito's for a fish taco and chilled beer.
Known by the locals as the 'ruta del vino' (wine route), this area boasts around 50 wine producing houses from small family vineyards to large factories with restaurants, ranches and boutiques. Enjoy a day of discovering the region's finest wines and hire a mountain bike to explore the okra and green landscape. Discover the Arroyo de Guadalupe, a waterfall over 30m high and the thermal waters of San Antonio Nécua where you can drift off. A strenuous day!
Discover the historic museums of La Paz and the oldest cathedral in Baja, built in the 18th century. Find authentic Mexican handcrafts, heading to Todos Santos to see local artists and their creations of contemporary and Mexican rustic art. A day for the whole family, not just those with a keen eye for architecture or art. La Paz captures the feeling of 'old Baja' with small town charm and grace.
Thousands of whales make their migrations between December and April, swimming over 10,000 km to mate and give birth in Baja's waters. Take a day tour from Scammon's Lagoon, San Ignacio Lagoon or Magdalena Bay. If you're lucky enough, mothers and their calves will often approach the boats. Whether you venture out in a kayak, catamaran or zodiac, the awe-inspiring sight of a whale hitting the water is unforgettable.
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