Citizens of most countries visiting Mexico as tourists do not need to obtain an entry visa in advance. You receive a tourist card (known as an “FMM”) when landing in Mexico or entering at one of the other border crossings. This is valid for a maximum of 180 days. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with current requirements on the website of your national Foreign Ministry. Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months from your date of entry. Always make sure that you have a copy of your passport, or the data from the passport, just in case your passport is lost or mislaid.
Immunisation / health issues.
Depending on your place of residences, you may be required to provide vaccination certificates when entering Mexico. Please contact the Mexican embassy or the Mexican consulate in your country for more details.
Weather / Climate.
Cabo San Lucas and the entire Baja California peninsula enjoy a year-round desert-like climate. The region has one of the lowest levels of rainfall in the world. The normal daily maximum temperature in spring is around 28°C, dropping to around 15°C at night. On average, there are up to eleven hours of sunshine per day.
Currency & bank hours.
The official currency of Mexico is the peso ($). All major credit cards enjoy wide acceptance. Cash can be withdrawn from cashpoints linked to the Maestro system, using an appropriate bank card. Banks in Mexico are normally open from Monday to Friday, from 09:00 to 16:00 (in some cases, to 17:00). Smaller branches may have reduced opening hours.
The International Driving License is recommended for Mexico and is only valid in conjunction with your national driving license. Drivers must have the driving license and vehicle registration documents with them at all times.
Important Telephone Numbers.
Country code + 52
Emergency services 911
Tourist office + 52 55 5278 4200
You can find more information about Mexico on the official website of the Mexico Tourism Board: