After being stuck at home during quarantine for months, what could be better than planning a vacation to Cabo San Lucas? With businesses opening back up in Cabo in mid-June, it is the perfect time to start planning your trip. Planning a vacation is fun! The first step is figuring out your budget. This will guide the rest of your vacation planning. After you create a budget and book the hotel/flights, next comes the fun part: planning your itinerary. There are so many fun things to do in Cabo San Lucas. Check out Cabo Discount Tours’ website. Sign up for tours that are fun for the whole family. We have something for everyone, whether you like snorkeling or horseback riding. Read on to learn about 5 steps to planning your dream Cabo San Lucas vacation.
Make a Budget
The most important step when planning a vacation anywhere is to make a budget. Decide how much you are willing to spend on your vacation. Create an Excel spreadsheet where you break down the costs by category. Here is a good way to break down vacation costs:
- Rental Cars
- Pre-vacation Shopping (ex: new swimsuits, sunscreen, etc.)
Costs like airfare will be pretty set based on the dates you are going. The other areas are where you can play around and allocate money differently. Figure out what is more important to you. Do you want to stay at an all-inclusive resort? Do you enjoy fancy dinners? Would you rather allocate your budget to fun, adventurous activities? It is completely up to you! The creation of the budget is a good starting point so that you are cognizant about your spending once you get to Cabo.
Pick the Dates and Book the Flights
Once your budget is set, it’s time to pick the dates and book the flights. Keep an eye on flight prices for several weeks before purchasing. Sometimes prices will go up and down, and you want to make sure to buy at the perfect time. Set an alert for your dates and destinations on Google Flights. You will receive an email any time the price goes down. In addition, notice which days are cheapest to fly on. Typically flying in and out on the weekends is more expensive than flying midweek. Also, notice which times of day will give you a better rate. Usually, the flights that are earlier in the morning tend to be cheaper. While it may not sound appealing to fly out at 5:30 AM, if it saves you a couple hundred dollars, it is totally worth it!
As you figure out your dates and flights, you also need to book your accommodations. In Cabo, there are many different types of places you can stay. Here are some of the choices:
- Hotels – a wide range of affordable options all the way up to 5-star hotels; familiar brands including Marriott.
- Resorts – for the traveler interested in an all-inclusive stay! Cabo provides two 5-star resorts that include amazing amenities such as infinity pools, fine dining and drinks, and more!
- Villas – perfect for those who want a more intimate feel. Villas are available to rent for groups of all sizes, whether you are on your honeymoon or at a family reunion with 20 people.
- Condos – a great option for a couple on a romantic getaway. Condos include kitchens, which is a fantastic amenity for those who don’t want to eat all their meals out.
The best way to find a place to stay is to first figure out what works for the size of your group. Next, research the different accommodations in that category and read reviews on Trip Advisor. Finally, make your choice and book one for the stay of your dreams!
Plan Out Your Itinerary: Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas
Perhaps the most exciting part of vacation planning is creating your itinerary! At Cabo Discount Tours, we provide numerous fun activities that will keep you occupied all week. Check out this list of fun things you can do with us:
- Sport fishing
- Swimming with dolphins
- Sunset cruises
- Scuba diving
- Whale watching
- SUP rentals
- ATV tours
- Zipline tours
- Tarzan swinging
- Bungee jumping
- Camel riding
- Horseback riding
- City tours
You are probably wondering how you will ever choose from this list of amazing activities! See if you can narrow it down to a few choices per person on the trip. Try and squeeze in at least a couple of activities that each member of the group wants to participate in. Also, mix it up between water and land activities. At Cabo Discount Tours, we can assure you that whichever activity you choose, you will be thrilled! Join us on as many tours as your schedule permits for the adventures of a lifetime.
Pack for Success
Last but not least, set yourself up for a successful and fun vacation by packing the right things. Here is a quick list of key things to remember to bring on your trip:
- Device chargers
- Comfortable clothes and shoes
- All toiletries that you will need (don’t forget any medication!)
- Backpack or fanny pack
- Bug spray
- Waterproof camera and phone cases
While this list probably doesn’t include everything you want to bring, it is a good place to start! The key to packing is to start early. That way, as you remember things you want to bring, you can add them to your suitcase before departing for Cabo.
Enjoy Planning Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas!
Planning a trip to Cabo is so much fun. Once you have created a travel budget and booked the flights/accommodations, it is time to make the itinerary. There are so many things to do in Cabo San Lucas that it can be hard to know what to put on your itinerary. Fortunately, Cabo Discount Tours is here to help you book adventures efficiently and cost-effectively. Once all your activities are booked, pack your bags and head off to paradise! Contact Cabo Discount Tours for more information about our available tours this summer.