Here’s How You Can Save on Your Cabo Spring Break Getaway (Mar 1 Issue)

Los Cabos is Built for Spring Break

Just a short flight from many major US cities, Los Cabos is the quintessential spring break destination – and in fact, has been a long-time favorite – for many college students who’d like to celebrate their time away from school and for families looking to escape the last vestige of winter.

Cabo San Lucas is perhaps the Mecca of spring breakers. The stretch of coastline along the Tourist Corridor that lies between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo is brimming with white beaches and luxury accommodations that guarantee ultimate fun in the sun; while downtown Cabo San Lucas, home to many bars and restaurants, offers some of best nightlife in the region.

San Jose del Cabo, it’s more laid-back sister, draws the more artsy tourists with its 18th century colonial architecture and weekly art walks (every Thursday night, November to June) that lined its streets and homes with contemporary art galleries and local handicrafts. It also boasts of its own share of beautiful shorelines, accommodations and activities without the exuberant tourist scene you’ll find in the more fun-loving Cabo San Lucas.

But whether you’re choosing the lively, glitzy Cabo San Lucas or the quiet, artistic San Jose del Cabo, or even the surfer-haven Todos Santos, here’s one good budget-saving tip that will benefit you:

Rent a House or Condo in Cabo!

Since spring break usually last for at least a week and you’ll most likely travel in a group, consider renting a vacation rental rather than staying in a hotel. There are plenty of condos and homes for rent in Los Cabos that will allow you to save money without missing out on the total Cabo Spring Break experience.

Here are some points on how you can save on vacation rental vs hotel:

 

Occupancy:

 

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Vacation rentals can usually accommodate up to 6 persons.

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Standard hotel rooms are only good for 2-3 people.

 

 

Size and Number of Rooms:

 

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Vacation Rental Average Size: 2000 sq.ft (with living and dining area, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)

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Hotel Room Average Size: 400 sq.ft (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, chairs, work desk)

 

 

Pricing:

 

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Vacation rental that can sleep 6 people can costs as little as $99/night. That’s only $16.5/night per person.

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Average hotel room costs $120/night for 2 people, which translates to $60/night per person. There’s also an extra charge for additional person.

 

 

Dining Options:

 

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Most vacation rentals come with a fully-equipped kitchen, which means you can save money by cooking your own food and avoiding expensive hotel or restaurant meals.

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Hotel rooms only have a minibar with expensive snack options. A person will spend an average of $30/day on 3 meals when eating in restaurants and even higher when ordering room service.

 

 

Services and Amenities:

 

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Most vacation rentals have washer and dryer, TV/game room, parking space. Some even have its own private pool, jacuzzi and other amenities you can enjoy all for yourself and your companions.

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Hotels charge extra for laundry services and valet parking. While they have amenities you can use for free, you’ll share it with other guests which can limit availability especially during peak season.

 

Many of the condos and homes for rent in Los Cabos are inside private gated communities, with guaranteed 24/7 security. These communities also have resort-like amenities that you can use and enjoy.

Call us at +1-310-860-6063 (US) or +52 1 624 688 6841 (Mexico) or email at info@cabocribs.com if you want us to help you find a vacation rental for your next Cabo getaway. Don’t forget to ask about our Concierge Services for all your activities in the sunny paradise.