As the holiday season approaches in Los Cabos, authorities tend to see an uptick in road accidents caused by driving at excessive speeds and drinking and driving.
It’s not uncommon to see more vehicle-related accidents during the holidays, but Los Cabos officials are aiming to prevent as many as possible.
To do this, they are launching an operation to increase safety throughout Los Cabos through the holiday season.
The Guadalupe Reyes Marathon
The Guadalupe Reyes Marathon is the “holiday season” in Mexico that is celebrated between the dates of December 12 and January 6.
During this time there are numerous holidays celebrated, which is where the term “marathon” comes in.
Christmas and New Year’s are also celebrated during this time and you’ll find many other celebrations in between.
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The Guadalupe Reyes Operation And Its Importance
During this “holiday marathon,” called Guadalupe Reyes, heavy drinking is apparently customary.
This is likely why officials refer to this important operation by the same name.
Though the details are not final yet, authorities will be deployed to different areas to look for drunk and reckless drivers and other safety issues that might arise during these festive weeks.
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Agencies Involved In Increasing Safety This Holiday Season
More than a dozen agencies will be involved in increasing safety this holiday season in Los Cabos.
According to Francisco Cota Marquez, Deputy Director of Civil Protection, the main goal is to “lower the accident rates.”
He also mentioned preventing accidents from fireworks as well.
The National Guard, the Secretariat of the Navy, Civil Protection, SEDENA, the State Police, Public Security, Municipal Transit, the Red Cross, the State Criminal Investigation Agency, and the ambulance services and fire departments in both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo will all be part of the operation.
How To Stay Safe During The Holidays When Visiting Los Cabos
In addition to all of the agencies that will be making Los Cabos safer during the holiday season, there are things you can do to enhance your own safety as well.
Avoid riding with anyone who has been drinking, stay in well-lit tourist areas, don’t walk on roads, and travel in groups.
It’s also important to not get caught up in the celebrations and overdrink, as this can lead to a whole host of other problems.
Upcoming Holidays Celebrated In Los Cabos
In addition to Christmas and New Year’s, Mexico celebrates a number of other holidays during this time period.
Though most are somehow related to Christmas, each has its own celebrations.
The Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe is celebrated on December 12, Holy Innocent’s Day, which is similar to April Fool’s Day, is on the 28th, and the Day of the Three Wise Men is celebrated on January 6.
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How To Celebrate The Holidays If You’re In Los Cabos
If you’ll be visiting Los Cabos during the holiday season you’ll be pleasantly surprised with just how easy it is to celebrate the holidays.
You’ll find restaurants all through Los Cabos hosting celebration dinners. And many of the hotels and resorts have their own celebrations too.
For example, at Zadun, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Los Cabos, the resort holds a Christmas tree lighting, a Christmas Bazaar, and a New Year’s Eve party.
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Why Winter Is The Best Time For A Los Cabos Vacation
The weather is only one of the reasons to visit Los Cabos during the winter months.
All of the celebrations, the endless activities, the whale watching season, and more await travelers who decide to escape during this time of year.
And it’s the perfect opportunity to give yourself a Christmas present, the gift of an unforgettable Los Cabos vacation.
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