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Los Cabos Breaks All-Time Visitor Record Hosting Over 7 Million Tourists This Year 

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Mexico has become one of the hottest vacation destinations in the world and Los Cabos is near the top of the list of favorites for foreign tourists, particularly from the U.S.  Tourism officials knew that 2022 was going to be a good year for the industry but they probably didn’t expect to be breaking records by the end of the year, but that is exactly what happened.  In fact, it was just reported that Los Cabos has broken its all-time visitor record by hosting over 7 million tourists this year.   

Small Tourists on a Boat in Cabo San Lucas Having Fun

Understanding Los Cabos 

Los Cabos is made up of two unique cities that provide a wide range of activities to enjoy, including a long list of outdoor activities and adventures.  Cabo San Lucas is more vibrant and busy, with many of the most popular beaches, and San Jose del Cabo is more laid-back and offers more authentic experiences.  Los Cabos International Airport is located in San Jose del Cabo and serves both cities. 

Tourists on a Beach in Cabo San Lucas with a Boat and Resorts in the Background

Airport Renovations  

The airport has been undergoing some renovations to keep up with the tourism demand.  In addition to more gates being added to Terminal 2, another terminal, Terminal 3 is also currently being constructed and is expected to be completed by next year.  Now, as the airport prepares for even more tourists, it just announced that it exceeded its 7 millionth passenger during the holiday season.   

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Tourists Sitting in the Los Cabos Airport Terminal

Travel Industry Leaders’ Response 

In response to the milestone, head of the Ministry of Tourism and Economy, Maribel Collins, commented that “According to information from Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), at the end of December, the airport of San José del Cabo reached a new record in the arrival of passengers by air, registering the arrival of 7 million tourists.”  Collins further stated that “This is the result of the promotion work that has been done for this destination, both nationally and internationally, which has generated a great demand, allowing to increase and diversify air routes.” 

Los Cabos Resort Packed with Tourists Having Fun in the Pool

More Routes Than Ever 

In regards to air routes, a number of new flights from foreign cities have been added this year and there are more flights from U.S. cities than ever before.  In fact, direct flights are available from 20 different airports in the United States this winter.  They include:  

  • Atlanta (ATL) 
  • Austin (AUS) 
  • Charlotte (CLT) 
  • Chicago (ORD) 
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) 
  • Denver (DEN) 
  • Detroit (DTW) 
  • Houston (HOU) 
  • Houston (IAH) 
  • Los Angeles (LAX) 
  • Minneapolis (MSP)  
  • New York (EWR) 
  • New York City (JFK) 
  • Phoenix (PHX) 
  • Portland (PDX) 
  • Salt Lake City (SLC) 
  • San Diego (SAN) 
  • San Francisco (SFO) 
  • San Jose (SJC) 
  • Seattle/Tacoma (SEA) 
Delta Plane at Los Cabos Airport with Mountains in the Background

Neighboring Countries 

One of the reasons that Los Cabos has become so popular among American tourists is the close geographical proximity of the Baja California Peninsula to the United States.  The region is connected to the U.S. state of California, which not surprisingly due to its luxury amenities, makes it extremely popular among American celebrities as well. The close proximity is also the reason it’s so easy to travel to the region by air, in many cases fairly quickly too.   

Beautiful Los Cabos Beach with a Boat in the Background.

A Destination With A Lot To Offer 

In addition to being close to the U.S., Los Cabos also has a lot to offer for tourists.  A striking desert landscape that surrounds stunning beaches, a long list of luxury all-inclusive resorts to choose from, and never-ending possibilities for outdoor activities are what draw the millions of tourists who visit Los Cabos.  It truly is a destination that has everything. 

Tourists on a Wave Runner and on Lover's Beach in Cabo San Lucas

The Future of Los Cabos Airport 

Now, as the airport continues to go through renovations that will allow it to serve even more tourists, there’s a chance we’ll see even more flights being added.  Possibly one of them will be from a city near you, making it easier for you to explore this wonderful destination and all of its possibilities. 

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