As the year comes to a close and the festivities to welcome the start of the new year begin, travelers to Los Cabos need to be aware of and prepare for several different celebration preparations coming to the beach resort destination.
The biggest impact most tourists will see in Los Cabos will be a number of road closures that will impact visitors getting around in the tourist zone and around El Medano Beach.
Tourist Zone Road Closures
According to information from the Los Cabos municipal police, several roads in the tourist zone of Los Cabos will be restricted or closed for the celebration of the new year in Los Cabos.
The roads initially being the most impacted in the area will include Cárdenas Boulevard and Acuario Street, Acuario Street and Paseo el Pescador, Marina and Cajon Pescadores, and Calle de la Marina at H Brettles and El Farito.
Additionally, streets in and around El Medano Beach in the tourist zone of Los Cabos will be significantly restricted to travel.
The police intend to have checkpoints installed at Acuario Street and Paseo de la Marina Street, and Camino Real Street and El Pescador Avenue. Travelers should anticipate delays at those locations.
Additionally, checkpoints will be established in the centro of Cabo San Lucas on Cárdenas Boulevard and Zaragoza Street and motorcycle patrols will be running up and down Marina Boulevard and Cárdenas Boulevard to offer assistance to tourists in the area.
Safety and Security Concerns
There have not been any reported threats in Los Cabos. However, according to Los Cabos authorities, safety and security for travelers is definitely a priority for law enforcement officials.
In addition to municipal patrols during the New Year’s celebrations, local police will also use patrols from the Mexican National Guard and state police to help ensure travelers enjoy a safe and secure celebration in the beach resort destination.
In addition to law enforcement assistance, tourists can take several proactive measures to protect themselves from being involved in a crime when attending the celebrations in Los Cabos.
Overall, the general rate of crime is down in Los Cabos according to the latest Baja California Sur Crime Stoplight Report.
The crimes that remain high include drug dealing and injuries, which generally do not affect tourists visiting the area.
Holiday Travel Safety Tips
The United States Department of State released a number of handy tips to help travelers remain safe when visiting Los Cabos during the winter holiday travel season and New Year’s celebration.
First, they recommend that travelers to Los Cabos review the travel advisory posted for the location posted on their travel website. It currently lists Baja California Sur as a location where travelers should “exercise increased caution.” However, this has been unchanged since August of this year.
Next, they highly recommend that travelers should always carry their passport and Forma Migratoria Multiple card (if issued) with them during the holiday celebrations in Los Cabos. Travelers may be asked for this important identification at any time.
Finally, visitors should maintain a low profile and be aware of their surroundings at all times. They also recommend against carrying large amounts of cash during the holiday celebrations.
Tips For Travelers
The information from the United States Department of State provides travelers with some good advice to protect themselves from becoming involved in a crime.
Travelers to the area should take normal safety precautions as they would when visiting any popular tourist destination for the New Year’s celebrations.
Another recommendation would be for travelers to make sure they have enough traveler’s insurance in place to ensure that they are covered against any potential loss when enjoying ringing in 2024 in the beach resort destination of Los Cabos.
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