Cabo San Lucas, often simply called “Cabo,” makes for an impressive backdrop for a destination wedding or honeymoon. Built as a balneario, (or planned resort town), Cabo has a prolific marine life, making it a natural hub for fisherman and water sport enthusiasts. Because it was planned as a vacation town, you will find top-rate amenities and services, along with some of the country’s best spas that count many celebrities as fans. A stay in Cabo is not complete without a trip to Al Arco, a stunning natural rock formation that juts into the harbor just offshore.
For two citizens from outside countries to have a civil marriage ceremony, you will need to provide the following: original and copy of birth certificates annotated and translated by an authorized translator certified in the Spanish language and a valid passport. Death and divorce decrees are also required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for additional requirements and details.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Visas are not needed for citizens of the US and a number of other countries. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
Spanish is the official language of Mexico, though English is widely spoken and understood.
The peso is the currency of Mexico, but US dollars are often widely accepted in resort areas.
Climate & Beaches
Cabo San Lucas has a tropical desert climate with over 300 days of sunshine annually. The average year-round temperature is 78 degrees F, with temperatures reaching as high as 100 degrees F offseason (May to September).
Cabo beaches are known for swift undertows and rocky shorelines, but some swimmer-friendly spots do exist. Playa Medano is a swimmable beach, but is often quite crowded. If you’re looking for a romantic lookout point, El Arco is frequented by sea lions, while Playa del Amor has great vistas.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Cabo is home to some of Mexico’s best golf courses, including the famed Cabo Del Sol Golf Club. If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, try a spa treatment. Since many celebrities jet down from LA for a weekend retreat, the area is well-known for them. Or, simply hang at the beach. They range from quiet and removed to touristy and crowded.
When the sun sets, you can expect a bustling scene in Cabo. Try Cabo Wabo Cantina, a lively, famed nightclub owned by Sammy Hagar, and learn to ask for tequila in Spanish.
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