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Los Cabos Welcomes Over 4.5 Million International Tourists As Destination Skyrockets In Popularity 

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If you’ve ever walked the shores of Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas or strolled through Plaza Mijares in San Jose del Cabo, it probably won’t come as a surprise that Los Cabos is a popular vacation destination.   

It might be a little more popular than you think, though, as tourism numbers have steadily increased over the last couple of years.   

Last year was the best year yet because Los Cabos welcomed over 4.5 million international tourists, and the destination continues to skyrocket in popularity.   

Beach in Los Cabos

Read on if you want to find out why this destination is so popular:

Tourism In Los Cabos 

In addition to the 4.5 million international tourists who visited Los Cabos last year, a lot of national tourists visited the destination too.   

Although the final numbers have not been released yet, the total number of travelers to visit Los Cabos in 2023 is far more than last year.   

Somewhere around 60 percent of the tourists who arrived in Los Cabos last year flew in from abroad, and there are a few things they come specifically for.   

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Amazing Beaches 

Los Cabos has a long stretch of coast along the Sea of Cortez that is just endless beaches.   

The coastline separates San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.   

Altogether the Los Cabos area has more than 30 beaches, 25 of which are Blue Flag certified for their cleanliness and environmental practices, among other things.   

The beaches are one of the top reasons travelers love Los Cabos. 

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Incredible All-Inclusives 

Travelers from all over the world also visit Los Cabos for the incredible all-inclusive resorts, of which there are many.   

From super luxury to family-friendly to party spots, there is an all-inclusive for everyone in Los Cabos.   

The best thing is that the all-inclusive facilities in Los Cabos are far beyond what you would expect from an all-inclusive.   

Many provide guests with amazing amenities like gourmet dining, unlimited premium beverages, 24-hour in-room dining, and more.   

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Diverse Nature To Explore 

More and more Los Cabos is becoming popular among nature lovers, and it’s easy to see why.   

It has the most stunning, diverse scenery, made up of desert, hills, and sea.   

Travelers who visit Los Cabos can enjoy everything from hiking and ATVing to snorkeling and kayaking without ever having to leave the area.   

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The Ease Of Getting To Los Cabos 

Any place that is easy to get to makes it a little more appealing for some travelers, and Los Cabos is pretty easy to get to, especially for American and Canadian travelers.   

Direct flights to the destination are available from 10 Canadian cities and 28 U.S. cities.   

This amounts to hundreds of flights every month flying to Los Cabos from just these two countries.   

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Why American Travelers Love Los Cabos The Most 

Part of the reason that Los Cabos is so popular among American travelers is the fact that so many flights are available from the U.S.   

It’s not just that flights are plentiful, though, but also short for most and fairly inexpensive for many.   

This makes Los Cabos the perfect warm weather destination for a quick winter getaway to escape the cold or a hot summer beach vacation for American travelers.   

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Cabo San Lucas Vs. San Jose Del Cabo  

If you’re wondering what the difference is between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, rest assured that they are both amazing destinations.   

Whichever one you visit is sure to be a good time.   

That being said, if you’re looking for a quieter, more authentic Mexican destination, San Jose del Cabo is the place for you.   

On the other hand, if you’re looking for water activities, nightlife, and beach clubs, you’ll probably want to stay in Cabo San Lucas.   

Whichever one you choose, with all of the flights to Los Cabos International Airport available, you’ll have no trouble getting to Los Cabos.

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Tuesday 16th of January 2024

That is great for Cabo... not so great for those of us who have been visiting a quaint, fishing town in Baja for decades - that is now getting overrun with mega hotels offering all inclusive deals that will eventually push out all the awsome restaurants that have been there since there was one stop light by the bull fighting ring... which no one ever stopped for!