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Cabo Vacation Rental Costs (Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas)

Written by Michele Richardson on June 10, 2015

At G2G Collection, people are always talking with us about where they like to stay in Cabo, or asking us for advice on where they should stay and what they should expect to pay for a villa rental or to rent a luxury condo there. Cabo has long been one of the top “hot spots” to vacation in all of Mexico.  In this article, we’ll review Cabo vacation rental costs, as well as explain the difference between Cabo (Los Cabos) and Cabo San Lucas.

Cabo (Los Cabos) vs. Cabo San Lucas

It’s important to understand the differences between the terms Cabo (Los Cabos) and Cabo San Lucas when looking at where to stay in the area.  Los Cabos means “The Capes” in Spanish and refers to the entire tip of the southernmost peninsula of Baja Sur California, the long strip of land in Mexico south of San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico.  People refer to the area of Los Cabos as “Cabo” for short.  This area spans from the Sea of Cortez on the east and south side of the peninsula to the Pacific Ocean on the West.  The international airport (SJD) is located in one of two “towns” in Los Cabos, called San Jose del Cabo.  The other town is where the original marina is built, about a 45 minute car ride from the airport due west, in Cabo San Lucas.  There are many great resorts and high end vacation rental options in Cabo San Lucas and “the corridor” – the area facing south between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, and not nearly as many in San Jose del Cabo, which is why many people who have heard of Cabo San Lucas are not as familiar with San Jose del Cabo.

Los Cabos Hotel Rates

Los Cabos has many high end resort hotels (and even more timeshares) if that’s what you’re looking for.  Some of the most well-known include Palmilla (a One & Only resort), Las Ventanas, Esperanza and Hacienda Beach Club & Residences.  Beach front Junior Suites at Palmilla start at $1,770/night in January and One Bedroom Suites are around $4,600/night then.  Las Ventanas is similar, with Junior Suites starting in the $1,500/night range and many One to Three Bedroom options in the $4,000/night to $6,000/night range.  Esperanza is a little less, starting out at around $1,150/night for an Ocean View Garden Spa Casita, and topping of around $3,500/night for a Four Bedroom villa.  Lastly, Hacienda Beach Club rates (in November) start at just under $1,000/night for a One Bedroom Ocean View to just under $5,000/night for a Four Bedroom residence.

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Los Cabos Home Rental Rates

If you’re looking to rent a home in Los Cabos, we suggest doing your due diligence and finding a home in one of the aforementioned resorts on VRBO.com or Homeaway.com (see our article on “5 VRBO Problems and How To Avoid Them”).  You’ll save tons of money and, if you do your homework, you’ll get the same quality residence as going through the resort at a nice discount.  For example, you can find Two Bedroom residences at Hacienda Beach Club for around $1,000/night during peak periods, versus $1,500/night through the resort website.

You should expect to pay anywhere from $1,000 per night to upwards of $5,000 per night if you want to rent a One to Four Bedroom (or larger) home in Los Cabos.  Many of our Members are able to pay less than $600 per night, including during peak season, for a Two Bedroom oceanfront residence at Hacienda Beach Club, but they have also paid to join a private club that affords them lower nightly rental rates.  If you would like more information on rental options in Los Cabos, please call us at 678-506-2700 or email us at membership@g2gcollection.com.