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Frequently Asked Questions
Electricity is very expensive in 3rd world countries, 4 times more expensive than in the US. Please conserve as much as possible and turn off the air condition units when not in use. The power can go out from time to time. Do not be alarmed. It is usually not out for extended periods of time. Electricity is very precious. Please save energy.
Please keep in mind that you will need to pick up groceries and necessities that you will need during your stay. We suggest picking up the following items: bags of ice, dish and laundry detergent, coffee, creamer, sugar, coffee filters, any cooking supplies / condiments that you will need, tin foil.
Will our cell phones work down there?
Yes, you can check with your provider to make sure you get the best plan for calling internationally.
Is there a property manager in case we have any issues?
Yes, we will provide you with his/her contact information before you travel. The property manager will meet you at the Villa upon your arrival.
Do I need an electrical adapter for travel in Cabo?
The outlets are the same as in the US. No adapters are required.
Is there a Grocery store nearby?
Yes (Costco, Walmart, Sam’s Club)
Do the Villas have Internet, cable and phone lines?
Is travel insurance available?
Yes, during the scheduling process, simply mark the travel insurance option on the villa rental contract.
Do I need an International Driver’s License to drive in Cabo?
A valid US license is accepted.
Can we rent cars when we arrive?
Yes. We highly recommend booking these services well in advance to ensure availability.
How do we get from the airport to the Villa?
Private transportation can be arranged from the airport to the Villa.
What airport do we fly in to?
Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), right outside of Cabo San Jose.
What is the time zone?
Mountain Standard Time
What language is spoken in Cabo?
The national language of Mexico is Spanish. In Cabo San Lucas, English is very common – at least enough to get by.
Are there health facilities in Cabo?
Very good hospitals with well-trained doctors and medical professionals are available. We offer MedJet Insurance that you may purchase before your trip in case medical evacuation services are needed. This insurance is good for one year and can be used on other trips that you take within that year.
Can I drive in Cabo?
You can drive in Cabo with a valid U.S. driver’s license.
Money / Credit Cards
Contact your credit card company before arriving to advise them of your travel plans to Cabo and the dates you will be using your card. US dollars, Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards are accepted most anywhere in Cabo for a small transaction fee. ATM’s are widely available.
What is the currency in Cabo?
The peso is Mexico’s official currency, but almost all purchases can be paid in US dollars with change in pesos. Dollars are accepted almost everywhere; however large bills can be difficult to break.
When is the hurricane season in Cabo?
The official hurricane season is June to October, however most storms form in September. We strongly encourage you to purchase trip insurance to cover you in case of a hurricane.
What kind of weather can I expect during my vacation?
On average in Cabo, August is the warmest month with highs of 95°, and January is the coolest month with highs of 74°. September is the wettest month with 1.40 in of average precipitation and April is the driest month with 0.00 in precipitation.
Do I need a passport to visit Cabo?
You must have a valid passport to enter Cabo. If you are in your last 6 months before expiration, please renew before you travel. Make a couple of copies of your passport and keep them in separate locations in case you lose your passport.
Is Cabo safe?
Yes – as with any vacation destination, we recommend locking up your valuables at all times.
Where is Cabo?
Cabo is located in Mexico and is a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez.
Will we be provided with a final itinerary?
Yes, Primus Villas will prepare and send a comprehensive trip itinerary prior to your departure date, complete with all planned excursions, final details and contact numbers for your convenience.
What time is check-in/check-out?
Check-in time is 3:00pm or later on Saturday, and check-out time is by 11:00am the following Friday.
Is maid service available?
Yes, we can arrange daily maid service for an additional fee.
How many bedrooms are in the villas?
All of our villas have at least four bedrooms along with four private bathrooms.
Do we need to bring soap? What about towels?
Yes, please bring your preferred soap and shampoo. These items are available at the local grocery stores, though your brand is not guaranteed. Dishwasher and laundry detergent may be purchased at the grocery store as well. All necessary towels and linens are provided at the villa. There is no need to bring those items along on your trip.
How long is the drive from the airport to the villa?
Approximately 30 minutes.
Is it safe to swim in the ocean in Cabo?
The beaches adjacent to our villas are quite rocky and feature strong currents. There are however various neighboring beaches around Cabo that are beautiful and safe for swimming.
Is the water safe to drink?
Bottled water is sold almost everywhere, and you should always choose bottled water rather than drinking from the tap while you're visiting Cabo San Lucas.