a VirtualTourist member from Oroville asked on Jan 30, 2014
Is there a way to get to Todos los Santos from Cabo, that doesn't require renting a car, hiring a driver, taking a tour, or a 4 hour bus ride.
I wouldn't mind taking the bus, but not for 4 hours. That is crazy! It is only 40 miles away. That shouldn't be more than a 2 hour trip. 4 hours each way won't leave me much time for site seeing, so taking the bus is out of the question.
I actually wouldn't mind taking a tour, but I want to make sure I will have enough free time.
Well, last time I took the trip it didn't take 4 hours, perhaps 1.5-2, as the ABC, depending on where you pick it up in Los Cabos, tends to stop at a few places along the way to pick up/drop off passengers.
I drove from Todos Santos to Los Cabos last week and it took an hour with all the road construction going on. Add to that the ABC tends to wander around the large towns that have more than one bus stop and the construction in progress tends to worsen the situation.
You could always check the Baja Onion for classifieds posted by people making the trek as this is Music Fest week and lots will be heading that way.
yeah, can't imagine why it would be more than 2 hrs, on the OUTSIDE, via bus.....where did you get 4 hours??
anyway, other than all the means of transport you mentioned, I guess there's nothing left.....
unless, you looked at a schedule of a bus that goes via Los Barriles?? then that would take longer, but not even sure whether there is such a route.
Oh okay. Thanks for the info. I think I asked a question like this before here on VirtualTourist. And some lady who went there, said it took 4 hours, so I have no idea what bus she took. 2 hours I can still work with. I was also thinking, I can always ask someone from our hotel, if they are going that way, and get a ride with them.
I am not currently in Cabo at the moment, but I am looking at a possible trip there, so I am trying to figure this stuff out, just incase.
locally, we call it "All Baja California", actually it stands for Aguila Bus Company; in Espanol, Aguila means EAGLE
One additional (or more) item to note since you're just in the planning stage. Choose your hotel venue carefully as well as your routes. The "Cabo San Lucas airport" is actually quite a bit north of San Jose del Cabo on the Sea of Cortez. San Jose is a much more relaxed area with lots of good beaches, a great central square area (note it's about a mile from the beaches) and plenty of wonderful restaurants.
Todos Santos on the other hand, and this too may be where the bus time story comes from, is on the Pacific side of the Baja and there are two ways to get there as Trish has mentioned. I do not believe there is a bus from the airport to Todos Santos. You must either go north on the east side, then south (and I think your only option might be La Paz unless there's one from Los Barriles, or you go south from the airport to San Jose, then through San Jose and down to Los Cabos, through town and then north on the Pacific side to Todos Santos.
If however your plan is to stay in Los Cabos and do a day trip, then you get back to the timeframes we have described. It all depends on where you will be staying while in the southern Baja. Feel free to ask any more questions in VT email.
Also, Los Cabo "All Inclusives" are very expensive as are some of the downtown tourist oriented restaurants. San Jose is much more reasonable.
I deffinately wouldn't be staying in Todos Santos. I would be staying either in Cabo San Lucas, or San Jose. I know where the airport is, and I've already figured all that out. Someone suggest to take the combi from airport to hotel.
I read that Cabo has better nightlife and bars, but San Jose has less tourists, and it actually feels Mexican. I know I would like San Jose better, but IDK if I would like it as a place to stay. I would rather just stay in Cabo, and day trip to San Jose. I found cheap hotel in Cabo. On the other hand, San Jose is closer to most of the places I want to visit, but if I have to take a bus to Cabo San Lucas several times, it isn't worth it. I already planned my schedule and itinirary out, and it will be much better for me to stay in Cabo. Plus, Cabo has more beaches, so if I have time to kill after my trips, I can go to a different beach every day, instead of trying to see them all in one.
And I know the location of all the towns, so that's not an issue. Only issue is transportation.
There is El Triunfo too, but that's a whole other issue.
Sounds like you've got your priorities where you need them. Los Cabo is definitely more party than "historical tourist" oriented. Even at this time of year the place was over run with people that were working on their 3-4 margarita by 11:00 AM.
Depending on what is happening when you go Todos Santos can get quite busy too. Check the town calendar todossantos.com/calendar.htm... which provides a good idea of the annual events.
If you do go to San Jose, just a block off of the Zocolo to the south and next to the San Jose Glass Works is one of the best additions to the restaurant scene - Café Lolita.
I AM a historical tourist, but that doesn't mean I can't stay in Cabo San Lucas. Hold on, I will e-mail you.
Just stay in Todos, it is way better, The hacienda hotel is a few miles out of town on the water or you can do the hotel California in town and just bus to the beach. FYI, Los Cerritos is the only safe swimming beach in Todos and the hotel Hacienda is right on that water front.
I don't wanna stay in Todos, there isn't much to see there, and it's in a bad location. Cabo and San Jose are centrally located, so you can easily visit other cities from there. In Todos, you are stuck. Plus, it's a long way to the airport.