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      If you were looking for a list of reasons why Cabo San Lucas is a great travel destination, it would be a pretty long list. Great weather, close proximity to the United States, natural wonders, wonderful people...the list goes on. Another nice aspect about Cabo is the time zone, something you may not fully appreciate unless you've vacationed in the Caribbean, Europe or the South Pacific.

      The Baja Peninsula is located in two familiar time zones for US travelers, the Pacific Time Zone (Pacific Standard Time) and the Mountain Time Zone (Mountain Standard Time). To make it easy on everyone, the Mexican government set up the time zone boundaries on the Baja Peninsula to coincide with the states on the Baja Peninsula. Baja California, the state to the north, is in the Pacific Time Zone. Baja California Sur, the state to the south, is in the Mountain Time Zone.

      Cabo San Lucas is located in the state of Baja Califoria Sur, so it is in the Mountain Time Zone. Even if you go on a road trip while visiting Cabo you will stay in the same time zone, unless you drive 450 miles north to Guerrero Negro.


      We think you'll agree it's always time to go to Cabo!


      Just to help you set your bearings, some of the popular tourist destinations in Baja California (the northern state) in the Pacific Time Zone include Tijuana, Rosarito Beach, Ensenada, San Quintin, El Rosario, Catavina, San Felipe and Bahia de los Angeles.

      Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Baja California Sur (the southern state) in the Mountain Time Zone include Guerrero Negro, San Ignacio, Santa Rosalia, Mulege, Bahia Concepcion, Loreto, San Juanico, La Paz, Todos Santos, Buena Vista, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.

      Both Baja California and Baja California Sur recognize Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. local time on the first Sunday in April. On the last Sunday in October Daylight Saving Time falls back to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m.

      The names in each time zone change along with Daylight Saving Time. Pacific Standard Time becomes Pacific Daylight Time, and Mountain Standard Time becomes Mountain Daylight Time.

      In 2005 U.S. legislation was passed to extend Daylight Saving Time by several weeks. Bottom's always time to go to Baja! (sorry...I couldn't resist it - C.F.)

      Carlos Fiesta's Hot Tip

      Do you want to really go on vacation? Once you get to your hotel room take your watch off an leave it off until you get ready to go home again. I dare you! ~ Carlos




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