San Jose del CaboSan Jose is located in the farthest north of the peninsula, and it is not as busy as San Lucas. Here, you will find more quiet and relaxing retreats. Some beaches can be rocky and may be flagged as un-swimmable. As it is farther away from the crowds, you may have to consider transportation for activities.
This area is located between San Jose and San Lucas, and just like the previous zone, this is also a good spot to relax, but you will still need transportation to do activities outside of your resort. Unlike San Jose, you can find a few small swimmable spots, but most beaches are still flagged as risky for swimmers.
Medano BeachMedano Beach is in the Cabo San Lucas bay area and where most of the consistently swimmable beaches are. If you are staying in the southern hotels, you will be walking distance from the Marina/Downtown San Lucas area.
Land’s EndLand’s End is in the actual tip of the peninsula and is considered to be in the San Lucas area. Due to the currents, the beaches are not safe for swimming; however, if you want a great view and luxurious hotels, this is your spot as the resorts are by the Pacific Ocean.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Cabo San Lucas is overall a safe city; however, the most common non-violent crime reported in the city is pickpocketing and telephonic extortion.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : HIGH
Pickpocketing is the most common crime, so always keep your wallet in your front pockets and keep your pocketbooks close to your body.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Kidnapping calls are common. Most cases reported show traveler revealing personal information in surveys in the street. Do not share any personal information, and any virtual or real kidnapping must be immediately reported to the police and your consulate.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
If you are driving, be alert when paying for gas as some tourists have been ripped off by locals who accused them of not paying the full amount. People who offer to help you may demand for a tip, so be prepared to either tip them or decline their help. When renting skis or water vehicles, make sure to read any paperwork you sign as some travelers have been ripped off by some of the clauses they did not read. Ask the rental company to explain anything you are not sure of.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
Beware of unlicensed taxis as passengers have been assaulted and robbed by unlicensed drivers. It is best to go to a regulated “sitio” taxis for authorized taxis or ask your hotel to order you a taxi.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
Between July and September there is a higher chance of hurricanes.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Cabos San Lucas is a safe city in respect to terrorist threats.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Overall, it is safe for women to travel in Cabo, but it is important to stay alert at all times, especially on public transportation. Reports of sexual harassment occur mostly in bars and nightclubs, and the predators target intoxicated travelers.