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Los Cabos To Increase Presence Of Troops To Protect Tourists

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The Tourist Corridor in Los Cabos, also known as the Transpeninsular Highway, is a busy road that runs between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.   

In addition to normal everyday use, it’s also used by transportation providers to get tourists from the airport to Cabo San Lucas and to travel between the two cities.   

The long stretch of road is prone to accidents, due mostly to speeding, which is why Los Cabos is increasing the presence of troops along the Tourist Corridor. 

Los Cabos aerial view

More Patrols Along The Corridor 

Los Cabos officials are currently working on increasing the number of National Guard patrols that will monitor the length of the Tourist Corridor.   

They will circle the highway between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.   

The purpose of the troops will be to watch out for speeding drivers and, in some cases, issue sanctions to those caught speeding.   

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An Increase In Accidents 

The increase in troops is directly related to the increase in accidents, one of which occurred just days ago and sent four individuals to the hospital.   

In past years similar efforts have led to a major reduction in accidents, as much as 50 percent in 2023 compared to the previous year.   

Officials feel that this new operation could result in a drop in accidents of up to 50 percent again.   

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The Long Stretch Of Highway 

The stretch of four-lane highway that is known as the Tourist Corridor is about 20 miles long.   

Not only does it connect the destinations of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, but it is a destination all its own as well.   

Along the highway, you’ll find golf courses, luxury resorts, and some of Los Cabos’ best beaches.   

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3 Reasons Tourists Might Need To Travel The Corridor 

The Tourist Corridor isn’t just used as one of the routes to get from the airport to Cabo San Lucas.   

There are a few reasons you might need to travel the corridor when visiting Los Cabos.   

Some of the reasons you might need to travel the Tourist Corridor are: 

  • To get to one of the Tourist Corridor resorts. 
  • Visiting Chileno, Santa Maria, or Palmilla beaches. 
  • Taking a day trip to whichever destination you’re not staying in.   

How To Get Around Los Cabos 

Like most vacation destinations, Los Cabos has several options for tourists to get around.   

Taxis, private transportation services, Ubers, shuttles, and public transportation all operate in the destination.   

You can also opt for renting a car, which starts at around $30 a day, with insurance coverage.   

Considering the price of taxis and private transfers, this is an affordable way to go if you’re comfortable driving in Los Cabos.   

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Things To Keep In Mind If You’ll Be Driving Along The Corridor 

One thing you want to remember when driving along the Tourist Corridor, or anywhere else in Los Cabos, is that speed signs are in kilometers per hour, not miles per hour.   

This is especially important with the increased patrols looking for speeders.   

As a reference, 1 mph equals about 1.6 km/h.  The speed limit along the corridor is 60 km/h, which equates to just over 37 mph.   

Another thing to keep in mind is that speed bumps, or tropes, are used in Los Cabos so you’ll need to watch out for them.   

Additionally, it’s important to note that cell phones are illegal while driving.   

Road in Los Cabos with 'turn right' signs

Which End Of The Tourist Corridor Is Best For Your Los Cabos Vacation 

Cabo San Lucas, at the western end of the Tourist Corridor, is considered more of a party spot.   

San Jose del Cabo, on the eastern end, is much quieter and a more traditional Mexican town.   

If you don’t want to do a lot of traveling, the latter is the best destination for you, as it’s less than 8 miles from Los Cabos International Airport. 

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