Travel Information

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The International airport is located 7 miles north of San Jose del Cabo and Royal Solaris Los Cabos is two and a half hours from Los Angeles, Houston, and Phoenix, and four hours from Seattle.
 

 

Commercial airlines serving Los Cabos are:

  • AeroCalifornia
  • AeroMexico
  • Alaska Airlines
  • America West
  • American Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta Airlines

Entry Procedures and Requirements

During your flight you'll receive a customs declaration and a tourist entry visa to fill out before landing at Los Cabos International Airport.

On arrival you will pass through Immigration and present the visa form and your passport. Other acceptable proof of citizenship are a certified birth certificate, voter's registration card, naturalization papers or a notarized affidavit of citizenship. Save your visa copy; you'll need to present it at the airport when checking in for your flight home. Parents traveling alone with children must produce a notarized letter of consent from the absent parent in order to depart from and return to their country of origin.

There are no exceptions to this requirement. Customs Once you pass through Immigration, you'll pick up your luggage and go through customs, presenting your customs declaration. Then you'll push a button on what looks like a traffic light, if the light is green, proceed through. If the light is red your luggage will be inspected.

Climate

With a semi-tropical desert climate, Los Cabos has ideal weather and clear, sunny skies. Average air temperatures are 50 to 80°F. (19-26.7°C.) from November to April and 70 to 95°F. (21-35°C.) from May to October.

Average annual rainfall is 5 to 10 inches (12.7 to 24 cm), most falling in September. The coolest months are December and January. Water temperature, even in the winter, is rarely below 70°F. (21°C.) with an average temperature of 75°F (23.8°C.).

Currency

The official currency is the Mexican Peso. Exchange rates are posted at the Royal Solaris Los Cabos front desk. U.S. dollars are widely accepted, but in some stores the rate of exchange will be less than an ATM or money exchange booth.

ATMs are easily found, and both towns have American Express offices. Banks are open weekdays from around 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; with some open extended hours and Saturdays. Banks are closed Sundays and Mexican national holidays.

Consulates

Consulate offices are generally open Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. The Canadian Consulate office is in San Jose del Cabo, call (624) 142-4333. The U.S. Consulate is in Cabo San Lucas, call (624) 143-3566.

Language

Spanish is Mexico's official language but English is widely spoken in Los Cabos. Knowing a few Spanish words like please (por favor) and thank you (gracias) will surely bring a smile.

Safety

Many travelers worry about their safety in Mexico. Los Cabos has a very low crime rate and is safe compared to larger, more urban areas in the U.S. and Canada. Use common sense and keep valuables in a safe place and keep rental cars locked at all times.

Medical Services and Emergencies

Royal Solaris Los Cabos has on-site medical services. The office is staffed from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. daily. In the event of an accident, medical, or dental emergency contact Guest Services for immediate assistance. Medical service fees are not complimentary.

Time Zone

Los Cabos and Baja California Sur are located within the Mountain Time Zone. The time changes here whenever Daylight Savings Time changes.

Water

Royal Solaris Los Cabos and all major hotels and restaurants in Los Cabos use purified water. When in doubt ask for bottled water.