What is the easiest way to travel from Vallarta to Los Cabos?
There is only one (smaller) airline that provides flights between Vallarta and Los Cabos, with a 20-minute stop in Mazatlan, which is Aerocalafia. They have their office in Plaza Caracol where you can buy tickets. Be aware that they use small planes only, and that you can only pack light and the rates are pretty high. It is by far the fastest way to travel between Vallarta and Los Cabos. In Los Cabos they do not land at the International Airport, but at a smaller regional
airport, which by the way is closer to most hotels than the International airport.
When I went to Los Cabos myself, I first drove to Guadalajara, and took Interjet, my favorite Mexican airline, with a direct flight. This is far more economical but it takes more time. Los Cabos is one of the few destinations in Mexico that I do not know really well myself. I guess that the stories of being an expensive, and really touristic destination, have held me back for many years to get to know it. But the first time I went, I was pleasantly surprised and actually regret that I never got to know it before. It is one of the most visited destinations in Mexico, mainly because of its short distance from the US.
Los Cabos is the most Southern point of the Baja California Peninsula, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, or the Gulf of California as many people call it. The Baja peninsula is one of the largest in the world, stretching over 1300 kilometers. Los Cabos can be divided in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. San Jose del Cabo is the more authentic Mexican village with a beautiful church on the main square and some unique little stores, as well as small restaurants. Cabo San Lucas however, is an ultramodern destination with enormous villas along the ocean and huge, mostly All-Inclusive hotels and a modern, lively marina. Most nightclubs are located here as well, just as many golf courses. It’s actually the most important destination in Mexico for golf.
The climate is dry, you will see cactus all over, and it’s hot! Of course, a must when visiting Los Cabos is a boat trip to El Arco – The Arch -, which became the symbol of Los Cabos. Just go to the Marina and you can shop around to see which boat will suit you best. You can go to Lovers’ beach close by too, which at one side has the rough waters of the Pacific and at the other the calm waters of the Sea of Cortez. There are no facilities on that beach though, so bring your own stuff! Sportfishermen are happy campers in Los Cabos, and so are whale watchers in the winter. But even if you don’t care about sports, there is a lot to do: Los Cabos has some of the finest restaurants and stores in Mexico. I am sure you will have a good time!