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10 Must Haves When Packing for Cabo!


You rack your brain for keeping track of all the things you need to get ready and pack for your Cabo Trip tomorrow! You are going out of country, you start stressing out, what if I forgot something important? I am going to be in another country , what do I need in my pack?

If you are like me you can guarantee you will get to your destination you say the famous words¨”Oh No! I forgot my……!”

Since the many adventures in Cabo San Lucas I have learned the must items that you should bring…… and the items that if you forget it is not the end of the world. As long as you stuff this list of items in your Cabo beach bag then you will be guaranteed a relaxing, exciting, and fun time here in Cabo!


  1. Documents. If you forget everything else and have these you will still be able to have a good time.

Make sure you bring your passport; you are not getting in the country with out the passport. Bring a pen! I know it is a weird request, but when you are in the plane and they pass out the Mexican Tourist card you are prepared. They do not give out pens so it is important to bring your own so you can get it done by the time you land and go straight to customs. If you misplace your card on vacation then you have to make an appointment with an Immigration Office to get a new form. Please be aware that you may need to pay a fine of up to $60.00 USD to replace it!  Make sure you keep your Mexican Tourist card safe, you need it to get back to the states!

So you have your passport, you have your Mexican Tourist Card filled out with the pen you brought then you are in!


2. Life proof /Waterproof phone case!

A lifeproof phone case will protect your phone from water splashes and beach sand getting in the cracks and crevices. It’s a necessity if you’re bringing your phone along for all the surfing, fishing, swimming, taking pictures of the world´s famous Arch, Pelican´s Rock and Lover´s Beach, climbing, hiking, and partying that Cabo San Lucas has to offer!






3. Sunscreen

Vacationing in Cabo San Lucas means lots and lots of sunshine. Whether you’re getting your tan on by one of the sparkling pools at your resort, or relaxing on Playa Medano beach, don’t forget to bring a sunscreen that has a super strong SPF level. If you forget this item then you still are able to buy it in Cabo….for triple the average cost! So stock up on sunscreen at your local Walmart.



4. Comfortable shoes/ Athletic Shoes

Plan on doing a lot of walking the streets of Cabo San Lucas! There is great local vendors, quirky shops, and great food stands everywhere. Make sure you have comfortable shoes as the streets in Cabo are pretty rocky and uneven.  Hiking is a very popular activity in Cabo San Lucas. In case you decide to hike Fox Canyon to the hidden waterfall, or scale Mount Solmar, definitely throw your closed-toed hiking shoes in your suitcase. Many of Cabo’s outdoor adventures involve trekking on uneven, rocky, or jungle terrain, so come prepared!


5. A Swimsuit!

You can find lots of great places to buy swimsuits on the Marina or the mall here in Cabo. But if you are like me the first thing you want to do when you get to your resort is relax and jump in the pool! Bring a few swimsuits so that you will always have a dry one to throw on when your others are hanging to dry. This one is perfect for boat rides, swim up bars, and everything in between.



6. Sunhat/ Hat or Visor 

Especially if you have fair skin, a good sun hat can be a lifesaver in Mexico. It’s always good to stick a sun hat on any children that you’re traveling with so that they don’t overheat. No one wants a burnt face on their vacation. Grab a inexpensive one so you can bring it kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding or swimming in Cabo San Lucas.






7. Aloe Vera

If, and when, you get sunburned, you will be glad you brought some aloe vera. Aloe Vera is nature’s own first aid medicine. It’s naturally anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and is the tried and true remedy for sunburns. It’s also fantastic for all-over hydration and rejuvenation of the skin. And just like the sunscreen it is less at your local store than here in Cabo.



8.  A Light Jacket 

A light jacket? But it is Cabo? You would be surprise how chilly it gets in the evenings. With a lot of restaurants outdoors under the stars or palapas you want to be prepare and have a light jacket near by. No one wants to have a romantic evening shivering while drinking wine under Cabo nights sky, right?







9. Activated Charcoal Pills

In Cabo all resorts and restaurants have purified water, but as for any traveling you do you might be more prone to getting a dreaded upset stomach.  In case that happens,  it is handy to have some activated charcoal pills with you. Activated charcoal pills contains small chambers and cavities that “capture” or bind-up unwanted materials and gas and carry it safely through the digestive system. They are my go-to for big and small stomach troubles while I am traveling, plus they are great for after a night of partying at Squid Roe!




10. An Open Mind.

This, I feel is a must. Pack a open mind, I am sure you have some room in that pack of yours. You are in a new country and some of your ideals or ways of doing things can differ to the Baja community. Try to embrace and don’t get stressed out, do your research about the culture so you are not surprise of the change. Spread love and have fun, you are in Cabo!



About Author: Christine Ray is a self taught creator and artist who practices mindfulness and advocates for peace. Online customer services, sales and web maintenance are some of the many skills she does on a daily basis. When she is not at work she enjoys outdoors, arts and practicing growth within her community of Todos Santos.  She is one of the many employees here at Wild Cabo Tours who makes this business possible. 


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