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Legal permits for beach peddlers in Cabo

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Almost 700 legal permits to be distributed to beach peddlers in Cabo...

Anyone who has been to Cabo will know that peddlers are just part of life in here.

The street vendors are usually very mild mannered - and don’t really push you too hard for a sale. But the beach peddlers can be a lot more insistent. And there are a lot more of them.

Amidst pleas to control the numbers  the authorities last week confirmed that they would be issuing legal permits only to authorised peddlersJust under 700 have been issued, along with official white uniforms. Making them instantly recognisable.

To avoid a proliferation of peddlers in any one place, areas like Medano beach will be zoned. Allowing only a specific number of peddlers per zone. Hopefully this will reduce the haggling, which can reach fever pitch at peak times on Medano, and other busy beaches.

Of course, it can be annoying, always being hustled for a sale. But on the other hand, these vendors are just trying to make a living. And can only do so at certain times of the year. Be kind. A few trinkets here and there won’t break the bank. But it will put a few dollars in their pockets. Just make sure you buy from the guys in white and you will be fine.

Learn more about beach peddlers, and get some great tips on how to be street smart in Cabo.  And if you have any safety concerns regarding Cabo as a holiday destination, please read our updated security page. It’s sure to put you mind at rest. 

Don’t let any of this put you off your vacation to Cabo. It truly is a beautiful part of the world. It's fun. And it's safe. 

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