The Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) is one of the busiest aviation hubs in the country, and serves the beautiful Cabo San Lucas in the Baja California state in Mexico. There are three terminals in the airport, which offer passengers access to ATMs, medical services, free WiFi, a VIP lounge, currency exchange services, a few restaurants, and a number of retail shops.
For transportation, there are shuttles, public buses, car rental services, and taxis. If you head down to Cabo San Lucas, the most popular resort from this airport, be prepared to spend 725-830MEX/35-40USD ($48-55).
Qantas, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Air Canada, United, American Airlines, Jetstar, and Silkair operate routes to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) from Australia.
Why visit Cabo San Lucas?
Walk along the exotic shores of Baja California, home to one of Mexico’s most sought after destinations; Cabo San Lucas. Less touristy than the eastern resort of Cancun on the Maya Riviera, Cabo boasts the same pristine sand beaches, and warm azure waters as Cancun, but with half of the people. This is also one of the best places in the world to dive, and go whale watching, so if you love marine life, and are a bit of a sun baby, you must come to Cabo.
Things to do in Cabo San Lucas
You cannot visit the famous Cabo, without spending at least some time at its most famous natural landmark; Land’s End. Perched at the very end of the Baja Peninsula are the unusual rock formations of this site, with two sea stacks rising beside and an archway, and hiding a beautiful beach, this is a photographer’s heaven. The beach has two sides—Divorce Beach and Lover’s Beach—with the former having tumultuous wave breakers, and the latter boasting calm and serene waters.
If the beach underneath the archway is not revealed by the tide, you can hire a kayak and sail through it instead. This is a great way to see the sliver of pointed rock called Neptune’s Finger too. Then once you’d done that, leave the surface of the water behind altogether, and dive beneath the waters and try cataloguing the hundreds of fish species that come in every colour imaginable.
However, there are more beaches to explore than the ones at Land’s End, such as Medano Beach, where you’ll find lots of watersports, entertainment venues, and nearby restaurants. Or if you don’t mind going a little further afield, then drive to the lovely Santa Maria Beach, known for its distinctive pink sand, and horseshoe shape.
In San Jose itself, the main town of Cabo, you can shop in the bustling Flea Markets for local trinkets, or amble along the Marina where most of the town’s swanky restaurants and bars cluster.
Best time to visit Cabo San Lucas
· Cabo San Lucas have average yearly temperature swings between 22 to 35°C, so you won’t ever be cold, but the best time to visit is between November and May, when the mercury is 26-27°C and you can count on sunny days. Be warned: April and May is Spring Break, when crowds descend and the prices soar.
Arriving in Cabo San Lucas by plane
· You’ll find that a route to Cabo San Lucas will be diverted through Los Angeles (LAX), and Vancouver (YVR).
· Mexican Peso (MXN).
· Travelling to Mexico with an Australian passport will mean that you must complete a Multiple Immigration Form (FMM) when you arrive, and you should be granted a stay of 90 days. Visit the Smart Traveller page on Mexico for more information, and travel advice.
Please note that information is correct as of December 2016
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