As things begin to reopen, locations that rely on tourism and meetings are figuring out the best ways to open safely and welcome visitors back to their towns. Los Cabos has done a lot since the beginning of the pandemic to be safe and encourage the reopening of travel to Mexico. The city is now saying they expect their numbers to return to pre-pandemic numbers as early as summer of 2021.
“Travelers can expect to experience everything the destination has to offer from its restaurants to activities – all while staying socially distance from other guests,” Rodrigo Esponda, managing director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board, told TravelPulse. “All hotels, beaches, restaurants and bars, tour activities and other tourism businesses are open under strict protocols and capacity limits. For an added layer of safety for our visitors and community, the destination has a midnight curfew. Travelers have been very understanding of the type of environment we have created to provide safer travel experiences.”
Esponda said they were up to 56.5 percent of the 2019 numbers as of March 2021, and the average stay went from six to seven nights that month.
“The extra night increase to the average length of stay can likely be attributed to travelers’ new frame of mind around travel,” Esponda said. “People are planning and taking trips differently today with careful planning at each and every step to ensure safety. With more careful planning, people want more time to enjoy the trip.”
Esponda also said that scheduled airline seats and routes to Cabo saw a full recovery as of March 2021, and “this includes a new route with Frontier from Las Vegas that started in March; a new route with Spirit from Los Angeles starting in May and two new routes with JetBlue from Los Angeles and New York starting in June. Additionally, JSX will return this summer with routes from Los Angeles.”