What Should You Not Do in Cabo San Lucas?

Cabo San Lucas is a Mexican resort city known worldwide for its lovely beaches, breathtaking scenery, amazing marine attractions, and energetic nightlife. 

If it sounds like a paradise to you, well, in many ways, it is. But all travelers need to take some important safety tips in mind. 

Here’s a list of a few things you should not do in Cabo San Lucas. 

Fail to Protect Belongings  

Unfortunately, theft is possible anytime, anywhere. 

If you’re out for the greater part of the day, you don’t have to take important items like a large amount of cash or documents with you. Instead, valuable personal items, passports, and other documents should be securely kept in a safe in your hotel room.

Cabo is generally a safe destination, but all tourists should be aware of their surroundings and take a few extra precautions, such as: 

  • Not wearing expensive jewelry 
  • Not flashing large amounts of cash 
  • Not walking around alone at night 
  • Not driving alone at night to unfamiliar places 

Always make sure your cell phone is charged and ready to use, just in case. In addition, you can ask the front desk staff if there are any dangerous areas to avoid.  

Ask one of our trained concierge members if you need any help, especially when it concerns local laws. 

Not Book Transportation 

Generally, taxis and rideshares are considered safe in Cabo. But you still want to exercise caution, especially if you are unfamiliar with certain areas as you just arrive. 

When you book with us consider booking private transport to and from the airport to make sure that you start and end your trip safely and comfortably. 

swimming-prohibited-areasSwim in Prohibited Areas

Some beaches in Cabo are not swimmable due to riptides, steep drops, and a lack of lifeguards. Safe areas highly recommended for swimming are Santa Maria Bay, Lover’s Beach, or Chileno Beach. 

Transport Illegal Substances or Guns  

Bringing drugs in or out is illegal in any country. The same applies to Mexico. Compared to other countries, Mexico has more rigid laws concerning drug use and possession. 

Being caught at the airport in possession of illegal drugs can get you arrested and thrown in jail. Believe us when we say that you’d rather be swimming in one of Cabo’s beaches than spend even a short time in a Mexican jail.

No matter what your purpose is, you shouldn’t bring guns to Mexico. They won’t care whether your gun is for protection or game hunting. The violation will likely land you in jail. Bringing in guns across the border is a crime Mexico takes very seriously.

Fail to Keep an Eye out for Dangerous Animals

While in Cabo, ask where the best beaches are for swimming or surfing. In the water, watch out for jellyfish. Always carry lemon juice or lotion with you in case you get stung. 

There are some places in Cabo with dangerous bugs and reptiles. Be alert about venomous animals such as scorpions and rattlesnakes that are sometimes seen in the city. 

sun-protectForget to Use Sun Protection

The Cabo San Lucas sun can be relentlessly hot. Whether you’re shopping for souvenirs, riding in a camel caravan, or simply enjoying a margarita by the poolside, be sure to be protected by a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Let us help set up an unforgettable Cabo San Lucas vacation for you. 

Contact us today at 1.800.975.5569 to book a safe and secure dream vacation…