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Los Cabos Clamping Down On Vendors In Tourist Areas To Increase Safety

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It’s the big week for high visitor traffic in Los Cabos.

Traditionally, the week of the Easter holidays attracts a number of visitors to the destination resort area not only from all over Mexico but international markets as well.

Vendor on the beach in Mexico

It’s also a popular week for business owners in Los Cabos. For many of them, it is one of the busiest weeks of the year, full of providing shopping, nightlife, and plenty of great food for visitors to celebrate the season.

To ensure everyone enjoys their vacation getaway and stays safe at the same time, Los Cabos officials are stepping up their enforcement of vendor and business owner activity in the most popular tourist shopping centers and beaches.

More Inspectors at Key Tourist Areas

Los Cabos public safety officials announced recently that an additional 50 inspectors would take to the streets of the area to make sure tourists are protected during the holiday week.

The joint effort between the Mexican Navy, the Los Cabos Civil Protection Department and the Public Safety Department is focused on two main areas of concern – the tourist zone and the area surrounding El Médano beach.

Chairs and Vendors on Medano Beach with a view of the water and the famous Cabo San Lucas Arch in the background.

Both are highly trafficked areas for tourists, especially during the peak of the spring travel season.

A secondary area will include the La Rivera and El Tule beach locations, where various festivals and celebrations of the season take place.

The monitoring will mainly be done in person; however, the municipality will be increasing the supervision of the key Los Cabos tourist areas remotely via video camera as well. Recently, additional cameras were added to the network to watch not only tourist activity but also that of vendors.

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Man installing cameras near Palm Tree

What They Will Be Looking For

The 50 additional inspectors will check the cleanliness of food establishments around the Los Cabos tourist areas and ensure that businesses serving alcohol have the proper government permits in place to serve tourists safely.

During the spring travel season, Los Cabos has seen an uptick in drivers around the community driving under the influence. The enforcement with the vendors serving alcohol is to ensure that proper alcohol awareness training is in place to make sure visitors stay safe.

beers on a table

The mission is to reduce the current amount of driving while intoxicated cases in Los Cabos during the holiday week and instead work with alcohol servers to arrange for transportation to make sure that the guest arrives to their hotel safely.

The inspectors will also focus on ensuring that the businesses are properly licensed to take care of visitors in Los Cabos.

Additional public safety officials will be in place during the week to be visible around the Los Cabos tourist areas and provide service to the visitors as needed.

Police officer inspecting vendor backpack on beach

Monitoring Cleanliness

The Los Cabos municipal government has also enlisted workers to regularly look for accumulated waste, especially around full trash cans, and make sure bins are emptied on the regular basis.

Not only is the trash unsightly for visitors to Los Cabos, but it also is a source of potential food contamination from rodents and other pests. The idea is to remove this risk before it becomes an issue for travelers.

Discarded trash on beach

The trash is scheduled to be removed from high-traffic tourist areas in Los Cabos several times per day, and visitors are asked to report any unsightly or accumulated trash for prompt pick up and disposal.

According to Los Cabos Mayor Oscar Leggs Castro, all of the extra effort is being put in place by all three levels of the government – federal, state, and municipal – to make sure that guests have a great time enjoying themselves and the holiday week in the sand and surf of Los Cabos.

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