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Los Cabos Airport Second Most Popular For International Tourism In Mexico

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According to a recent report by the Center for Tourism Research and Competitiveness, Los Cabos is currently the second airport in Mexico for the number of international arrivals. 

From the beginning of the year, this municipality has welcomed a total of 3.6 million tourists coming from all parts of the world. 

View of the arch in los cabos

First on the list is Cancun, with 15.7 million international arrivals, while Puerto Vallarta got third place. Despite the great news, Los Cabos has seen a recent drop in the number of international tourists. 

Similar trends were also registered in the other two main international airports in the country. Experts are confident in claiming this is just a temporary situation caused by the low seasons. 

International arrivals are supposed to increase again with the arrival of November and the beginning of the high season when most U.S. and Canadian visitors start flocking to Baja California Sur and the Mexican Caribbean. 

Sandy beach in Los Cabos, Mexico

Why this growth? 

The growth of international arrivals in Los Cabos can be attributed to several factors. Top of the list is the fact that last month, the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) categorized Mexico as a Category 1 nation

This country was previously ranked as a level 2 country, a factor that limited the number of flights available between the US and Mexico. 

Following the new ranking, many airlines both in the U.S. and Mexico started to offer several routes to Los Cabos

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For instance, two main Mexican airlines, VivaAerobus and Volaris, added new routes to this location, providing incredibly competitive prices. But these are not the only companies who added Los Cabos to their destinations. 

Mexicana, the fourth oldest airline in the world, is set to resume operations by the end of 2023, following a period of over 13 years of inactivity. Mexicana representatives have announced that Los Cabos will be one of the many airports that will soon be served by this airline.

On top of this, the American company Southwest also announced new routes to Baja California Sur. Up till now, the city connected through direct flights to Los Cabos includes Baltimore and St. Louis. 

Why is Los Cabos so popular? 

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There are plenty of reasons why, in recent years, Los Cabos has become so popular among tourists. One of these is surely the incredibly high safety levels in the area. 

Los Cabos is considered one of the safest municipalities in Mexico and often ranks among the highest positions when it comes to perceived safety levels by tourists. 

Unlike other parts of the country, tourists here can largely relax and don’t have to constantly watch out for scammers and pickpockets. 

Los Cabos cityscape from the sea

Of course, minor scams still occur in the municipality from time to time, but the local authorities are constantly trying to reduce illegal activities to maintain high levels of safety for which the area is now currently renowned. 

Another main reason why tourists keep flocking to Los Cabos is the high amount of luxury resorts present here. Properties such as the Grand Velas are constantly ranked among the best resorts in Latin America, calling thousands of tourists from all corners of the world. 

Throughout the years, Los Cabos has established itself as one of the top luxury destinations in the world and several celebrities from Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pit, and even the Kardashians have been spotted vacationing here. 

Beautiful View of Cabo San Lucas Arch and Land's End and the Sea

But all-resorts are not the only reasons why Los Cabos is considered among the top luxurious destinations in the world. 

This locality also offers luxurious activities such as sunset cruises, state-of-the-art spas, master-planned golf courses, and much more. 

Lastly, Los Cabos is known for its stunning beaches. This area has a total of 25 blue flag beaches, the most in the entire continent of North America. 

Large group out on a boating tour in the Cabo bay

Beaches are awarded the blue flag status when meeting strict criteria concerning sustainability and safety.

Some of the blue flag beaches in the area include Santa Maria Beach, Acapulquito Beach, and Palmilla Beach, all extremely popular among tourists. 

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