Getting Around Cabo, Mexico

How do you get from the airport to your hotel? Is it easy to walk places? Should you rent a car? What about tours?

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We visit Los Cabos frequently. We’ve taken the local bus, hopped into numerous taxis, ridden Uber, enjoyed umpteen tours and walked pretty well everywhere in the two main towns.

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Here in this guide, we share our insider tips about the best way to get around in Cabo. From Uber to local buses, there are numerous modes of safe transportation in Cabo.

Walking in town

You’ll find a variety of restaurants – from tasty taquerias to great Italian restaurants –  all within a few blocks’ distance. In fact, if you like to walk, the best way to get around in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo is on two feet.

Public bus in Cabo

The bus service is called the Ruta del Desierto, and the buses are purple and orange.

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Renting a car

If you’ve been wondering how to get around in Los Cabos easily, without having to rely on others, you might find it handy to pick up a rental car at the airport.

Taxis in Cabo

In Cabo San Lucas, they’re usually blue or green (occasionally white) vans that can seat around 8 people. In San Jose del Cabo, taxi vans are red and yellow.

Transportation from Cabo airport to hotel

One of our best Cabo travel tips is to pre-book one of the airport shuttle services. These Cabo transfers from the airport will be cheaper than a taxi and more comfortable.

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