As expected, there was some disappointment from travelers planning a New Year’s celebration in the beach resort destination of Los Cabos around the cancelation of the fireworks show on El Medano to ring in the new year.
However, Mauricio Salicrup, president of the Board of Directors of the Los Cabos Hotel Association, recently announced that a replacement event will take place to make sure that tourists in Los Cabos can celebrate a brand-new year on their weekend vacation getaway.
Drone New Year’s Celebration
Los Cabos visitors and travelers will be able to celebrate the start of the new year with a high-tech drone show and celebration, announced Salicrup. The event will take place over the bay of Cabo San Lucas to ring in the celebration.
“This would be the second year it has been done with drones,” he said. “The first year was combined fireworks with drones. The second year was with pure drones. This year it will [again] continue with pure drones. We have seen different shows [like] these in the United States. They use drones instead of pyrotechnics.”
Cancelation of Fireworks Show
The fireworks show put on by the local business owners was canceled in part due to concerns over the safety and security of launching the pyrotechnics so close to the resort and hotel properties in the Los Cabos tourist zone.
However, it should also be mentioned that the organization could not get a permit from the federal national defense agency in time to host the fireworks show over El Medano Beach.
The business owners have already committed to start working well in advance to find a middle ground needed to host a safe and secure fireworks show in Los Cabos to ring in the new year in 2025.
Reports about the cancelation of the fireworks show and the announcement of the new drone show are making the connection to environmental concerns over the New Year celebration.
The drone show does not have the air, beach, and water pollution that the pyrotechnic firework show over El Medano beach in Los Cabos would have created.
“Let’s remember that fireworks in some way contain polluting agents, we are looking to be a sustainable destination,” Salicrup said. “This has been the reason for changing certain shows such as New Year’s Eve. Instead of burning pyrotechnics, it will now be done through drones that make different images in the bay of Cabo San Lucas.”
This actually better complements a tourist trend identified by the Los Cabos Tourism Trust earlier in the year as a focus on nature and sustainability travel.
Strong Demand for New Year’s Holiday
Despite the cancellation of the fireworks show in Los Cabos, it will still be a fantastic beach resort destination to visit this weekend to ring in the new year.
So far, travelers have not been too disappointed by the announced cancelation of the pyrotechnic event to move the needle on occupancy levels in Los Cabos for the holiday.
The Los Cabos Tourism Trust is still forecasting occupancy near 90 percent to start the year with an average resort room night rate of $550, one of the highest rates in the entire country.
For those that were looking forward to a fireworks show to ring in the new year in Los Cabos, try instead a fantastic dinner at one of the beachfront restaurants near El Medano beach, followed by enjoying the high-tech and environmentally sustainable drone show on the beach. Then, wrap it all up with a champagne toast to kick off the year afterward.
Plans are already underway for a fireworks show at El Medano Beach in Los Cabos to ring in 2025. Will the addition of a fireworks show lead to you making reservations for that celebration and canceling your New Year’s Eve visit this year? Be sure to chime in by adding a comment to the discussion below!
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