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Los Cabos Busy Season Beginning As Hotels Start To Fill Up

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In 2023, Los Cabos tourism has been breaking previously set records, even through the fall months. 

Where the fall and winter months are typically a low season in most vacation destinations, this is not the case in Los Cabos, even amidst the recent hurricane season. 

During the last few months, with the seasonal changes came several hurricanes and tropical storms, bringing heavy rains and high winds. 

The locals and officials in the ever-trending tourist destination have had to continuously clean the beaches, roads, and streets following Hurricane Hilary, tropical storm Lidia, and most recently, Hurricane Norma. 

Despite the torrential rain, difficult weather conditions, canceled flights, and occasionally closed airports, this didn’t deter Los Cabos tourists from traveling to the highly popular vacation destination. 

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As hotel occupancy rates have remained high, prices have also been steadily high, and although the fall months are typically a low season in other travel destinations, Los Cabos tourism numbers have remained steadily on the rise. 

The fall and winter months are not only known for hurricanes but also known for numerous festivals and international holidays. 

With the holiday season comes even more of a draw for tourists to spend some quality time with their loved ones in a warm place. 

As the fall and winter holidays are approaching, Los Cabos officials recently announced their predictions for upcoming tourism rates and, as a result, hotel occupancy rates

The Predicted Hotel Occupancy Rates for November to December 

According to Los Cabos news outlets, with the beginning of November, hoteliers expect hotel occupancy rates to rise. 

Even prior, on October 31st, with cities in Los Cabos celebrating Halloween, hoteliers announced they expect hotel occupancy rates to rise as high as 75%. 

Aerial view of the pool with giant palapa, the Pacific Ocean from the SANDOS Finisterra hotel. los cabos

From the month of November through to December, hoteliers announced they expect hotel occupancy rates to reach 80%, if not higher.  

The local festivals, events, and larger holidays in the coming two months are driving tourism more than previous seasons in the Baja California Sur hotspot. 

Like the summer months, the fall and winter season typically results in a high season in Los Cabos due to the holidays tourists can take from their work and school schedules. 

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The Fall and Winter Holidays That Drive the Season 

Despite the fact that hoteliers claimed they expected a 75% hotel occupancy rate during Halloween, according to the executive president of the Los Cabos Hotel Association, Lilzi Orcí Fregoso, Halloween is not considered a draw for tourists. 

There are plenty of Halloween-related festivities held annually in the downtown area of Cabo San Lucas at local bars, clubs, restaurants, and more, where locals and tourists participate in decorating the city and celebrating the holiday.

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Despite this, hoteliers insist that Halloween does not draw high tourism numbers, mostly in comparison to the other largely celebrated holidays in the fall and winter months.  

Unlike Halloween, holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day often bring tourists to the trending destination in droves from all over the world. 

In addition to these larger and in some cases internationally-celebrated holidays, other local festivals that bring locals and tourists out in droves include National Hispanic–Latino Heritage Month, Día de Los Muertos, the PGA Tours golf tournament, and more. 

Various other sporting competitions like sportfishing also bring the locals and international community together in Los Cabos. 

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There are also many food, film, music, and art festivals that take place during the fall and winter months, bringing endless entertainment to the Los Cabos area. 

The peak holiday season in Los Cabos typically involves hotels and resorts curating special programs or featuring special deals for travelers based on specific holidays. 

New Year's in Los Cabos with fireworks in the background and a distant view of the city.

The various all-inclusive resorts in the Baja California Sur region often offer financial deals to families or large groups of travelers so that they can have some fun during the holiday season without breaking the bank. 

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