Los Cabos has been a favorite for American travelers for decades, and while in the early days, only a handful of U.S. cities flew direct, the destination of Los Cabos is now a super-easy place to get to.
This year, Mexico regained the top category designation from the FAA, opening the destination up for new direct routes and further cementing Los Cabos as a hassle-free foreign destination for Americans.
For anyone considering a Los Cabos dream vacation, below is a breakdown of all the U.S. cities that now offer direct flights.
The west coast of the U.S. has always had great connections to Los Cabos, and they have expanded even further, and now all of the following support direct flights:
- San Diego (SAN)
- Santa Ana (SNA)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- San Jose (SJC)
- San Francisco (SFO)
- Oakland, East Bay (OAK)
- Sacramento (SMF)
- Las Vegas (LAS)
- Phoenix (PHX)
- Denver (DEN)
- Salt Lake City (SLC)
- Portland (PDX)
- Seattle/Tacoma (SEA)
The Midwest doesn’t miss out on a Los Cabos vacation, with a healthy number of direct flights across the region ensuring the hard-working Midwesterners an easy route to the stunning beaches of Mexico’s Pacific coast:
- Kansas City (MCI)
- St. Louis (STL)
- Chicago (MDW)
- Chicago (ORD)
- Minneapolis (MSP)
- Detroit (DTW)
Americans in the South have no shortage of coastline to enjoy, but for travelers who want to experience a beach vacation to the backdrop of Mexico’s electric culture, they can get there in just a few hours from the following cities:
- Austin (AUS)
- Houston (IAH)
- Houston (HOU)
- Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
- Atlanta (ATL)
- Charlotte (CLT)
Los Cabos’ biggest season is Winter, and a large number of Americans in the Northeast make the straight-forward journey to the sun-soaked beaches of Los Cabos, exchanging the harsh cold for warm sand and tall cocktails:
- Baltimore-Washinton (BWI)
- New York (EWR)
- New York City (JFK)
There’s no doubt that one of Los Cabos’ biggest strengths is its fantastic connectivity with the U.S., vacations for most people are meant to be times of relaxation and rejuvenation, throwing off the stress of the previous months.
This is why for many travelers the idea of taking connecting flights, braving long layovers, and multiple encounters with the sometimes-overzealous TSA agents, can be a turn-off.
While there are a huge number of direct routes for Americans to make use of, there are many states that still aren’t served, including New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, and perhaps surprisingly even the otherwise super-connected state of Florida.
Hope isn’t lost though, Los Cabos’ growing popularity and now unrestricted access to U.S. routes means that more direct routes are expected in the next few years.
Until then, travelers from the states not connected to Los Cabos will have to take on the unfortunate need for a connecting flight.
Can Los Cabos Handle The Increase?
With the huge growth happening in Los Cabos, it can become a concern to long-time regular visitors to the destination.
More travelers can mean busier immigration lines, crowded beaches, and even more expensive vacations.
Thankfully, plans are in place to ensure Los Cabos airport can handle the continued increase, and expansions in the future are being discussed to keep travel smooth.
Additionally, Los Cabos has a wealth of beachfront, and while some of the heavier developed areas could be considered a little crowded, there is always a beach close by for travelers who prefer a little breathing space while they catch some rays.
On the topic of cost, Los Cabos is getting more expensive, like many places around the world the current economic climate has hit prices. However, the threat of increased prices from accommodation scarcity hasn’t hit yet, and the destination is currently experiencing a construction boom to bring new resorts into the roster.
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