I am spending a few days in Cabo San Lucas in a few weeks, don't ask me why, I don't have a good reason other than I wanted to get out of Phoenix for a few days and the prices were cheap.
I am landing at SJD at 3:30 PM on Friday. My hotel is Cabo San Lucas near the Marina, which I understand is about 40 minutes away. I leave on Sunday at 4:00 PM.
What are my options for getting from the airport to Cabo San Lucas, and back again on Sunday?
What is the approximate cost of a taxi?
Are there shared airport shuttles, and what is the approximate costs and length of time it would take?
Is there a public transport option, and what is the cost, comfort level and time factor?
I'm only there for a couple days (2 nights, 2 days for a total of 48.5 hours), so I wasn't planning on getting out of Cabo San Lucas at all. As such, I wasn't planning on renting a car, though I would be willing to look at renting if it is more economical. Parking is free at my hotel.
No doubt the numbers have increased exponentially since I was last there but the cheapest option is to walk out to the highway and catch a bus into Cabo then if you have to take a short cab ride to your hotel, I assume you won't have much luggage.
IIRC busses run every twenty minutes if not sooner takes the best part of an hour depending.
Are there actual buses? When I was in Playa Del Carmen, there were no buses, just a bunch of mini-van collectivos running up and down the highway taking people to PDC and Tulum for a few pesos. All you did is wave your hand and they would stop.
Is it the same in Cabo, or are there buses and bus stops?
Last I was there-a long time ago-there were both, less of combs and more of chicken buses.
My guess is that you'll see more combis that chickens now though.
Just returned. There are public buses. From the airport to Cabo San Lucas, it's 23 pesos (about 2 USD), I am told.
The option I went with, though, was a shared shuttle, which was $15 (USD) or 175 pesos from the hotel and it drops you at the hotel. It took about 1 hour and 20 minutes, as I was the very last hotel they stopped at.