Baja, Mexico Fly Fishing FAQs

What type of documentation do I need to enter Mexico?
A valid US/Canadian passport. Non-US/Canadian citizens will need to obtain a visa from the Mexican consulate nearest them. Minor children under the age of 18 will need notarized written permission from the other parent when traveling with one parent, or from both parents when traveling without either parent.

Which airport should I fly in to?
The airport to fly in to is San Jose del Cabo (SJD). We are approximately 40 minutes north of the airport.

What time do I have to arrive at the airport?
Most airlines require check-in at least 2 hours before flight time for international flights. We also suggest you re-check your departure time with the carrier at least 72 hours prior to leaving.

How much baggage can I check in?
Most airlines will allow each passenger to check in two bags per passenger with each bag weighing a maximum of 50 pounds plus a carry on. How do I get from the airport to Rancho Leonero? Taxi’s are readily available at the airport. Rental cars are also available.

What should I pack?
Almost everywhere in Mexico the atmosphere and dress is casual with t-shirts and shorts being the uniform of the day. For evening attire to a local restaurant, tropical shirt, shorts or pants and tennis shoes for men and a blouse and shorts or sundress and sandals for women is fine. We suggest you bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, swimsuits, camera, film, toiletries, prescription medication, snack foods, etc.

What’s the temperature like in Baja, Mexico?
Here’s a general guideline for the weather during the year – Winter: 60’s in the mornings to 70’s during the day; Spring: 60’s in the mornings to 80’s during the day; Summer: 70’s in the mornings to 100’s during the day; Fall: 70’s in the mornings to 90’s during the day.

Can I drink the water?
Rancho Leonero’s natural well produces excellent drinking water and is piped throughout the resort making the drinking water safe.

What types of entertainment are available?
The East Cape’s pristine beauty and isolation are one of the main reasons why we are like “old Mexico”. There are several restaurants catering to tourists in the area, offering a wide range of cuisine comparable to any of the world’s fine resort areas, but no nightclubs or other nighttime entertainment. Nighttime excursions to Cabo San Lucas or La Paz can be arranged at the front desk.

Can I use my credit card or write personal checks?
Personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards are accepted by the Reel Baja. Please remember to bring sufficient cash for any incidentals not included in the all-inclusive package.

What is the exchange rate and can I use US Dollars?
Currently the exchange rate is about 11 Pesos per 1 US Dollar. The exchange rate varies. Most all businesses in the Los Cabos area will accept US Dollars [generally at a slightly reduced exchange rate]. The resort accepts US Dollars and Mexican Pesos. Please note we cannot accept Canadian Dollars.

Can I phone home from Mexico?
Yes, most tourist areas have phones for calling the USA [most are credit card or collect calls only]. Please keep in mind that these phones are very expensive [$5 to $8 per minute]. The front desk at Leonero has a phone available for guests – calls to the USA can be made for about $2 per minute.

What type of fly fishing gear should I take?
Please view our tackle list.

Call Reel Baja today and let us help your East Cape adventure, 1-888-287-4076.