Helpful Phrases For Visitors To Los Cabos

Travel Tips, What's New — By Chris Sands on September 28, 2011 at 9:46 pm

While it is certainly possible to visit Los Cabos without any Spanish language skills – most workers in hotels and tourist areas speak very good English – a little respect for the local language and culture goes a long way. Not only do the residents appreciate the effort, but unlike certain countries where the inhabitants seem to take a perverse pleasure in affecting not to understand you, Mexicans are generally friendly and gracious people who will gladly overlook the inadequacies of your vocabulary and accent in an attempt to be of assistance.

Traffic sign near Plaza Amelia Wilkes.Photo courtesy of Vic Vertigo.

The following basic phrases are helpful to know, and may be easily memorized with a minimum of effort. Those who wish to rent a car for side trips to popular Baja Sur destinations like La Paz or Todos Santos, or simply for transportation between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, are advised to brush up on the local traffic signs (like the one pictured above).

Good morning.
Buenas dias.

Good afternoon.
Buenas tardes.

Good evening.
Buenas noches.

How are you?
Como estas?

Excuse me.
Perdone.

Do you speak English?
Hablas Ingles?

Where is the bathroom?
Donde esta el bano?

Can you show me on the map?
Me lo muestra en el mapa?

Is there parking?
Hay estacionamiento?

Is there a restuarant in the hotel?
Hay restaurante en el hotel?

Table for two, please.
Mesa para dos, por favor.

Can I see the menu?
Puedo ver el menu?

I’m finished.
He acabado.

Check, please.
La cuenta, por favor.

Do you take credit cards?
Acepta tarjetas de credito?

How can we solve this problem?
Como podemos resolver este problema?

Where is there an ATM?
Donde hay un cajero automatico?

Where is there a bank?
Donde hay un banco?

Where can I get money changed?
Donde puedo cambiar dinero?

Thank you.
Gracias.

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