Cabo San Lucas Travel Information
New requirements for US Citizens
Beginning January 23, 2007, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens,
traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central
and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be required to
present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant
Mariner Document, or an Alien Registration Card, Form I-551, if
For more information on passport requirements, please consult the
Department of State website .
Canadian Citizens traveling to Mexico via the United States will
be required to present a valid passport. Although a passport is
recommended, Canadian Citizens traveling by air directly from Canada
to Mexico (without landing in the US) will be admitted with proof
of citizenship (such as original birth certificate or naturalization
certificate) and photo ID.
Traveling with Minors
US or Canadian citizens under the age 18 who are traveling alone,
with one parent or in someone else's custody will require notarized
consent from parent (or both parents) in addition to the documentation
above. If the minor is traveling with a parent that has full custody,
an original court order is required. If one parent is deceased,
the Death Certificate must be presented. For further information,
please check with the Mexican
Mexican Entry Requirements
On your flight to Los Cabos, the airline will provide you with a
Tourist Card and a Customs Declaration to complete. On arrival to
Mexico, you will be required to present your Tourist Card and Declaration
to the immigration officials. They will stamp your Tourist Card.
You will be required to submit the Tourist Card upon your departure
so keep it in a safe place. If you lose this document, you will
be required to pay a fine of approximately $20 USD. There is no
departure tax payable for departure from Los Cabos, Mexico.
The local currency in Los Cabos is the Mexican peso, although US
dollars are widely accepted. The US exchange rate is currently approximately
11 to 1. This means $1 USD is currently equal to 11 Mexican pesos
The Canadian exchange rate is currently approximately 10 to 1. Canadian
dollars are generally not accepted at local establishments, but
can be exchanged at the money exchange booths located around Los
Cabos or at the local banks before 2:00 pm. Most restaurants and
businesses also take credit cards but please verify prior to purchasing.
Visa and Mastercard are accepted most often. The exchange rates
fluctuate on a daily basis so please check out our Currency
Converter for up to date information
ATMs are easily accessible and are located at banks and businesses
around town. The ATMs will disburse Mexican Pesos for your withdrawal
from your US or Canadian bank accounts. When withdrawing funds,
you will be withdrawing the amount in pesos. For $100 USD, you will
request approximately $1100 pesos for $100 Canadian dollars, you
will request approximately $1000 pesos. ATMs will only accept PINs
with 4 digits.
The electricity in Los Cabos is the same as the US and Canada -
110 volts 60 cycles AC and is compatible with US and Canadian electronics
and appliances. An electrical adapter is not necessary for your
Los Cabos and all of the Baja are located in the Mountain Time zone.
Mexico has not changed the dates for Daylight Savings time, so the
time changes on the original dates.
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