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Los Cabos is one of the most expensive places in all of Mexico for several reasons.
The biggest problem Los Cabos has that raises prices for everything is that it is far from the rest of Mexico. This means that shipping to Cabo is more expensive than shipping to any other part of Mexico.
Goods must arrive in Cabo either by land from Tijuana or the US. That’s an extra 1000 kilometers that the cars have to spend a full day on the road.
Another way that goods arrive in Cabo is by ferry from Mazatlan. These shipping costs make the cost of simple items in Cabo more expensive than what you see in mainland Mexico.
That’s why you’ll find that even the prices for tacos at a food truck are higher here in Cabo than in the rest of Mexico.
The increase in tourism and especially the fact that foreigners are buying second homes in Cabo have been blamed for the sharp rise in real estate prices. It appears that some businesses are seeing this new investment arriving on Cabo’s shores and are looking to take advantage of it.
This has led to price increases for everything from hotels, cruises to restaurants and just about everything in and around Cabo.
Despite all of this there are ways to get more out of your Cabo vacation without breaking the bank to do so. Here are a few tips to help you save on your next vacation in Cabo.
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Book A Cabo Trip In Low Season & Ahead
The low season in Cabo can fall in the middle of summer vacation for some people. It blooms from July to mid-September.
You may not get good weather during this time and that is why it is low season. Some of the deals you’ll find on flights and accommodations may be worth betting that you’ll find clear skies in Cabo when you get here.
If you’re planning to vacation here in the high season, make sure you book your flights and hotels in advance. This can ensure that you get the best price. Six months in advance is the best time to book your flights to Cabo.
That the end of September day would be better to avoid the stormy weather at the same time, and keep your trip within the low season.
Early October is also not a bad day to come to Cabo as you avoid the crowds. These two dates might be a safer bet than a weekend in mid-July.
Airbnb & Buying Your Own Food vs. All Inclusive
If you are visiting Cabo with a large group renting Airbnb can be a great option. There are many large villas that sleep more than 10 people in Los Cabos and some of these villas can be rented at reasonable prices.
Buying your own food, cooking your own meals and not renting a beachfront property will save you a lot of money.
By splitting the cost of a large property among several different groups, a Los Cabos vacation can be very affordable.
If you want to visit Los Cabos on a budget, but want to eat at the top restaurants in the area, it may be a good idea to book everything, especially if you are traveling as a family.
The average cost of hotels in Cabo is currently over $450 per night. Yes, this may seem like a low budget price. Remember though that it includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks.
Some of the luxury resorts offer luxury experiences that are included in your nightly rate.
If you were to dine at one of Cabo’s top restaurants every night while staying at an all-inclusive hotel, you’d be paying more than you’d pay for the $450 per night rate.
There are ways to book an all-inclusive resort and enjoy all it has to offer without paying full price. You will also combine the following tip with the old idea of booking in advance.
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You don’t need to avoid the popular hotels we mentioned earlier.
If you can pay for part of your trip with credit cards, you can make your stay in Cabo less difficult on your wallet.
Keep in mind that there are many hotels in Cabo that are operated by top international chains. Many of them offer inclusive vacation packages in Cabo that they cannot offer in other cities around the world.
This makes spending your points on Cabo at night a breeze!