Heading into the busy spring holiday travel season, the hotels in Los Cabos are already trending to be full of guests enjoying a vacation getaway in one of the top beach vacation destinations in the entire country.
Strong Start to February
With just weeks to go until the start of the busy spring holiday travel period in Los Cabos, hotels are already nearly full, with occupancy near 80 percent.
According to the Los Cabos Hotel Association, during the most recent weekend, hotels were at about 75 percent heading into the weekend and hit a total of 78 percent occupancy, counting all of the last-minute arrivals.
“We had good occupancy during this long national holiday weekend,” said Los Cabos Hotel Association spokesperson Lilzi Orcí Fregoso in a media interview.
“So obviously we had more guests than normal we receive during a weekend. Occupancy was around 78 percent, and our forecasts were at 75 percent, so those last-minute reservations continued to be received, which helped increase occupancy three percent.”
Higher Average Room Rates
There were two interesting side stories to the last week of guests in Los Cabos. Both could be a potential trend that tourists visiting the region should be aware of.
First, the average room rate during the three-day Mexican holiday weekend was $550 per night. That should not be a shock to those who have visited Los Cabos recently during a holiday period.
However, it may come as a shock to those who think Los Cabos is still a budget travel destination.
It should also set expectations of the average room rate travelers should expect to pay in a couple of weeks during the busy spring holiday travel period.
More Hotel Guests
Another interesting trend during the last three-day Mexican holiday weekend was that most guests actually chose to stay in resorts and hotels in Los Cabos.
That’s actually a reversal of a downward pandemic trend that saw an increasing number of travelers selecting vacation rental properties such as Airbnbs over traditional resort and hotel rooms.
It’s the first switch in this number since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019.
Super Bowl and Beyond
According to the Los Cabos Hotel Association, they are expecting similar occupancy in the beach resort destination over Super Bowl weekend, close to 80 percent.
After that weekend, it is just a couple of weeks until the spring holiday really gets started in March.
There has already been a significant number of advance reservations for the spring holiday travel season, and some of the top resorts, especially the all-inclusive properties, are already reporting limited availability for the holidays.
Occupancy should be well over 80 percent during the spring holiday season based on the early reservations alone.
Room rates are also already high and are quickly heading up as the reservations continue to come in for the spring season.
Tips For Travelers
If a traveler is planning to visit Los Cabos and has not already made their reservation, it needs to be made now before rates go up even more and while their preferred resort or hotel may still be available.
Tourists heading to Los Cabos should not be surprised as the room rates for resorts and hotels will be one of the highest in the country during the upcoming spring holiday travel season.
Several airlines are offering discounts to fill airplanes for the spring travel season, and reservations should be booked now as well. Flight availability will become limited soon, and airfares will go up shortly.
The good news is they will not be alone paying the high rate for a vacation getaway to Los Cabos as the occupancy level will also be high as the beach resort destination fills with holiday travelers.
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