Los Cabos seeing unprecedented growth in visitation

Los Cabos seeing unprecedented growth in visitation

LOS CABOS — The Los Cabos Tourism Board is reporting unprecedented growth in tourism arrivals, with more than 3.3 million visitors expected to arrive by year’s end.

This marks a 20+% projected growth compared to 2021, and a 32% compounded growth over the last five years with 800,000 more passengers than 2017.

In the Canadian market, Los Cabos is projecting 19.3% more available seats for the next six months, making it the second largest international market following the U.S. It is on track to match arrivals from 2019 by the end of 2023.

The tourism board credits this stead year-over-year growth to the destination’s flexible business model, its high quality of services, safety and security, and the integration of its private and public sectors to strengthen international promotional efforts.

“As Los Cabos’ tourism is on a steep rise, it is not lost on us that our destination increasingly requires more care and protection,” said Rodrigo Esponda, Managing Director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board. “We take a holistic approach in the sustainability of Los Cabos. Sustainability is no longer about small practices we are implementing, but rather a guiding principle on the type of destination we want to be as we care for the environment, community, culture and more.”


Los Cabos’ holistic sustainability approach includes the following:

  • Nature-centered experiences: An increased number of travellers continue to select Los Cabos for its range of authentic nature experiences. These include an eco-tourism program that the community of Santiago is currently developing in partnership with local ranches. At Rancho Casachilas, for example, locals are invited to learn new skills like how to bee keep and make cheese from goats’ milk.
  • Real estate: More than 1,500 new hotel rooms are expected between 2022-2024, with new developments focused on sustainability and regeneration practices. Upcoming openings include: Rancho Pescadero of the Unbound Collection (end of 2022); St. Regis Los Cabos at Quivira (2023); Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo del Sol (late 2023); Park Hyatt (2023); Vidanta East Cape (2024); Amanvari (2024); Soho House & Beach Club (Q3 and Q4 of 2024, respectively); and Casa Vela (2023).
  • Gastronomy: Notable offerings include Baja Brewing Company, one of the first breweries in Mexico that creates seasonal flavours based on what’s being grown in the region. In addition, San José del Cabo’s 23400 District is home to a wide array of restaurants, food trucks and open-air stalls, all of which highlight authentic food and flavours.
  • Technology: To allow tourists to virtually experience the destination even prior to their arrival, Los Cabos is launching an immersive aerial-to-ground experience featuring 3D effects and ambient sounds that emulate its real-life environment. It is the first destination in Latin America to implement this technology with the goal of capturing new audiences. Click here to try out the new virtual experience.


For more information about travel to Los Cabos go to www.visitloscabos.travel.

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