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Los Cabos Already Far Busier Than Last Year, Here’s What It Means For Tourists

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Los Cabos is the place to be for 2023. That’s what the tourism numbers are showing for the first three months of the year.

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According to the passenger count from the Los Cabos International Airport, more than two million travelers have already used the airport. The number is a more than 50 percent increase from the 1.3 million passengers in the same three months last year.

With the strong demand for hotel rooms and other amenities, how should tourists be prepared to visit the beach resort destination for the remainder of 2023?

Larger Crowds

It’s anticipated that the increase in visitors to Los Cabos will remain pretty steady into the summer season and for the remainder of the year.

Crowded cruise ship

Because of this, visitors to Los Cabos should anticipate larger crowds than normal, especially in tourist areas. If a visitor doesn’t mind being part of the action, it should not be a problem.

Those looking for a quieter getaway may want to venture a little bit out of Los Cabos. For example, La Paz has actually seen a small decrease in visitors. During the first three months of the year, 230,000 visitors came to La Paz, a six percent decrease over last year.

Travelers to Los Cabos should also anticipate larger crowds from popular amenities such as sportfishing and boat tours along with popular snorkeling and diving locations. Also, beaches in Los Cabos will be more crowded, as well as the nearby nightclubs, restaurants and bars.

Higher Occupancy, Fewer Available Rooms

With the increase in visitors to Los Cabos, tourists should book rooms at their favorite resort well in advance.

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Tourists that wait too long to book rooms for their Los Cabos vacation getaway may actually encounter a limited selection, or none at all, to choose from.

It’s better to plan ahead for summer and fall travel now while there is still availability of prime hotel rooms available in Los Cabos.

Fewer Rooms, Higher Prices

Upscale room in a resort

While the dollar remains relatively stable against the Mexican peso, tourists should expect the prices for rooms at resorts and hotels in Los Cabos to be on the rise.

It’s the old concept of supply and demand. With the demand for rooms increasing to the influx of visitors to Los Cabos, the supply of rooms declines. When that happens, of course, prices go up.

Traditionally, the lowest hotel room rates are the furthest out from the date of travel. Again, this suggests that visitors to Los Cabos in the summer and fall should consider booking their hotel rooms now.

Reserved table at a restaurant

Look for hotel rooms in Los Cabos that have cancellation flexibility close to the date of arrival. Often the resort rates will start a little high to make some extra money off the early bird travelers.

The room rates in Los Cabos often come down as the occupancy may look a little low heading into the arrival date. Smart travelers to Los Cabos will periodically check the room rates closer to the travel date to see if they are actually a bit lower. Often, they are.

Los Cabos visitors can then cancel the old room and rebook at the new lower rate, based on the flexibility of the reservation. Travelers can actually save significant money over a vacation stay in Los Cabos by watching rates and rebooking rooms at lower prices.

Secluded Beach in Cabo San Lucas

What Should Tourists Do?

The key to success is for travelers to book their vacation as far as possible in advance to lock in their preferred resort at the right price, along with spots for desired amenities.

Even with the crowds, Los Cabos can still be a fantastic beach resort destination getaway with surf and sand. However, tourists should be prepared in advance to share Los Cabos with a few more friends.

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