Shopping for Souvenirs in Cabo - A Photo Essay
By: Cara Gourley
On my last trip to Cabo, I was determined to bring my boyfriend back a small souvenir. He's quite upset that I haven't been packing him in my suitcase and bringing him with me. Into Cabos' souvenir shops I headed.
Before I knew it, I had dragged my poor co-worker to every variation of a souvenir store in Cabo - markets, tourist spots, duty-free shops, you name it. Of course I had my camera handy! From t-shirts to bottles of tequila, there were plenty of colorful gifts in the stores.
My boyfriend ended up with a t-shirt with a marlin on it, but I got lots of fun photos.
Here's some photos of the more popular souvenirs in Los Cabos. Happy Shopping in Cabo. .
You'll find a lot of chocolates filled with liqueurs like Kahlua or Baileys while browsing the stores in Cabo. Make sure you are purchasing them in an air-conditioned store - they melt!
Small trinkets like boxes are found throughout Los Cabos. You can also find shot glasses ($2 -$4 USD), wine and drinking glasses ($5 -$10) and other small gifts.
Bags of coffee are usually available for purchase in Cabo souvenir stores. You can even get bags that say "Cabo San Lucas" on them. Coffee in the stores or markets is usually around $6 or $7 a bag.
If you forgot a beach bag or just need extra space to bring home your other souvenirs, you can find a wide selection of "Cabo San Lucas" tote bags. Bags usually cost $10 - $15 USD. If you are in the market, you might be able to negotiate a lower price.
Picture frames and even photo albums are for sale. You can get one or two to store your Los Cabos memories.
Maracas and t-shirts are also popular in Los Cabos. Maracas range from about $1 - $3 USD, while t-shirts range from about $5 - $20. You can also find sweatshirts and other clothing in the stores.
Hot sauce is a staple in souvenir stores in Los Cabos. From packages of many bottles to just creative "Cabo San Lucas" packages, you'll find a good selection of hot sauce in Cabo.
Damiana is supposedly an aphrodisiac. You can find bottles of this liqueur in the stores for about $4.
While real turtle oil is illegal (it involves unethical treatment of the turtles), imitation turtle oil can be found in lots of the tourist stores. Supposedly, turtle oil helps moisten your skin, protect from windburn and most importantly, improve your tan.
Ah, Tequila! From large bottles of Cabo Wabo tequila to small souvenir bottles wearing sombreros, you can find a good gift regardless of your budget. There are also packages of small tequila bottles with shot glasses, tequila in a bottle shaped like Land's End and tequilas in beautiful bottles like Clase Azul. Bring a little of the party home!
What did you bring home from Cabo?
Cara Gourley is the Director of Web Strategy for All About Mexico as well as an All About Girl. She's a certified Los Cabos Expert and has been to Cabo many times.
If you have any questions on restaurants, hotels or activities, Cara would love to help you! You can head to the forum to ask a question or you can email her directly.