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Los Cabos To Install 300 Security Cameras In Tourist Hotspots In 2023 To Increase Safety 

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Los Cabos is known for being one of the safest places to vacation in Mexico, and by next year, it will be even safer as officials plan to enhance security even more.  There are plans currently in the works for 300 security cameras to be installed throughout Los Cabos in tourist hotspots to help increase safety.  The cameras will be distributed between Cabos San Lucas and San Jose del Cabos, the two cities that make up Los Cabos. 

Security Cameras in a Palm Tree Looking Down at the City

Los Cabos – A Tale Of Two Cities

In Cabo San Lucas, the busiest tourist areas include downtown Cabo San Lucas, the marina area, and the area along Medano Beach.  In addition to some notable restaurants, downtown is also where you’ll find many of the popular clubs in Cabo, and it is where many tourists go to experience the area’s nightlife.  The marina and Medano Beach areas are where you’ll find shops, restaurants, entertainment, attractions, and the majority of the hotels and resorts.   

Downtown Cabo San Lucas with Mandala, Senor Frogs, and Squid Row signs in the background.

In San Jose del Cabo, the places where you’ll find the most tourists are in the downtown area, at the marina, in the historic district, and at the beaches.  Hotels can be found in various spots throughout the town, which is considerably smaller than Cabo San Lucas.  The downtown area is where you’ll find many restaurants and bars, in addition to a vibrant art community that also attracts tourists.  

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Sandy Cabo Beach with tourist peacefully walking along and buildings in the background.

This isn’t the first step that officials in Los Cabos have taken to improve security in the popular tourist destination, and it likely will not be the last.  Over the past year, the military has been brought in numerous times to patrol the beaches and other busy tourist areas, and some security cameras have already been installed throughout the city.  Furthermore, it was recently announced that the military will continue to patrol Los Cabos to help safeguard tourists for at least the next six years. 

Aerial View of Cabo Marina and the sea with boats and buildings around the marina.

Even more recently, it was announced that panic buttons would be installed in various tourist hotspots around San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.  These buttons would provide a direct link to the local police communication system.  Should a situation requiring a police officer occur, the system would notify the police, and an officer would be dispatched and ideally be able to get to the scene faster. 

Technician installing security camera in a palm tree to monitor security and help keep tourist safe.

These security measures are more precautionary, as Los Cabos is not an unsafe city for residents or tourists.  But because it is such a popular tourist destination, officials want to maintain that image of security, and they also want tourists to be safe so that they keep coming back.   Over the last year, not only has Los Cabos been rated as one of the safest cities in Mexico, but is also considered safe by those that live in and visit the area.   

Security camera overlooking the boardwalk and the beach to help maintain security.

Over and over again, Los Cabos has proven itself a safe destination, even though, at the same time, the security of the popular destination has been questioned by officials in the U.S.  But very few tourists have been victims of crime over the last year while visiting Los Cabos, so security measures must be working.  And as authorities continue to enhance those security measures, the two much-loved vacation destinations of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo will become even safer. 

Cabo City View of palm trees and buildings in the downtown area of the popular tourist destination.

Millions of tourists have visited Los Cabos already this year, and thousands more are expected throughout the last month of 2022.  The fact that Los Cabos is ending the year on a record-breaking high note not only must give tourism officials high hopes for next year but also proves that there is a sense of security among the travelers that visit these two much-loved cities.

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Margaret Montague

Wednesday 5th of April 2023

I have been going to Cabo for 11yrs love Cabo and how safe it is also all of the measures they do to keep it that way for the tourists who keep coming back to this paradise