We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Tania, a member of the Solo Travel Society. Tania is from the United States and submitted the following report about Cabo San Lucas. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!
Solo travel rating: 1 (1 is easiest, 4 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
Reasons to Visit Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is such a popular tourist destination that you feel like you're in a foreign place but at the same time, as an American, you're surrounded by familiar things.
The pace is calming and leisurely. The people are friendly and willing to help. It is easy to pick up a conversation with locals.
I found Cabo San Lucas a great place to travel solo. I never felt unsafe. I walked to multiple places alone, as well as taking taxis, and had no problems at all. Eating in the restaurants off the beach was great because the staff respect your privacy but at the same time will talk with you and make you feel comfortable enough to not feel completely alone. It just seemed like they knew when to approach you and when not to.
I often walked around the Marina by myself and always seemed to leave knowing 2 or 3 new people. The locals from Cabo definitely make you feel welcome and are just as interested to hear about you as you are to hear about them. I never felt alone. I count it as one of my most treasured vacations.
They also have a nice selection of museums, restaurants, night clubs and nearby places for excursions and activities. English is spoken frequently and well. They have some of the same conveniences as the United States, such as Walmart, Costco, and Burger King. It's a melting pot of cultures and everyone seems content to be there whether they are just visiting or locals.
Solo Travel Destination Rating System
Safety – 1 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language – 2 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 1 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 1 (1 is easiest, 4 is most difficult)