Is it Safe to Travel to Cabo San Lucas? Cabo Safety Tips

So you’d like to plan a trip to Los Cabos, Mexico. But before you get too jazzed about going, you want to know: Is it safe to travel to Cabo San Lucas?

The short answer, in our view, is “yes.” But for a more thoughtful answer – including crime, health and safety stats, plus tips to help you stay safe – read our guide to safety in Cabo San Lucas.

Cabo San Lucas crime

Pretty well everyone who visits Cabo enjoys their vacation without incident (except maybe for the occasional sunburn and hangover from the wickedly good Mexican margaritas).

Is Cabo San Lucas safe at night?

Generally speaking, Cabo is safe at night. That is, as long as you use common sense like not wandering down dark alleys or taking drinks from strangers.

How safe is Cabo for driving?

We don’t like to drive on the main highways outside of Cabo at night. If we’ve rented a car for a day trip to Todos Santos or La Paz, we like to return before it’s dark.

Is it safe to drink the water in Cabo?

The safest answer here would be “no.” Not all the water is bad, but it’s impossible to know for sure if the water you’re drinking is safe.

Beach safety in Los Cabos

Los Cabos is known for its beautiful beaches. But not all of them are safe and swimmable.

Stay hydrated

It’s easy to get caught up in the fun of being out in the sun and surf – and to forget about drinking some water. Make sure you’re taking plenty of water breaks to prevent dehydration.

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