With hotels almost at a bursting point it looks like a very busy Easter break in Cabo. Hotels are already at 95% occupancy and are fully expected to reach 100% in the next couple of days.
The majority of visitors, roughly 70%, are international and mostly from the US. The remaining 30% are national, from all over Mexico.
The State Tourism Secretary, Genaro Garcia, urged everyone to remember how important tourism is for the local economy – “For us it is very important that the whole tourist sector is well resourced and organized to ensure that everyone has a relaxing holiday. So I appeal to all service providers, and local people in general to ensure that our visitors have a friendly stay. ”
Since Friday the airports of both Los Cabos and La Paz have been operating at virtually full capacity with all flights at least 90% full. And many with 100% occupancy.
The figures show a phenomenal 22% increase at Los Cabos – with 700 0000 passengers compared to 550 000 in the same period of 2015.
Martin Pablo Zazueta, Director of the airport terminal, is delighted saying “We estimate that by the end March, San Jose del Cabo will achieve a historical record with over one million passengers in the first three months of the year. Clearly reflecting that Los Cabos is in full recovery after Hurricane Odile in 2014”.
And finally, to maximise the holiday season for all a comprehensive security plan has been implemented at San Jose International Airport. Aimed at reducing accidents and potential crimes the operation began on Friday and will continue until April 03. The extra security measures include additional random bag checks, and increased speed and drink driving checks for all motorists.
Luis Espinoza, head of the Airport Station of the Federal Police say – “Our biggest concern is for the safety of all our national and international visitors, and everyone who is visiting us during the Easter holidays.”