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Why Tourists Are Still Flocking To Los Cabos Despite High Prices 

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Summer 2023 has been a period of peak tourism for Americans, and following this trend, despite the economic odds, Los Cabos tourism is breaking historical records, remaining at an all-time high. 

From January to July of this year, tourism to Los Cabos increased by 15%, with 2.3 million tourists venturing to the beach Baja California Sur destination. 

In this past year alone, several high-profile figures were spotted visiting Los Cabos, including models Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, and Lori Harvey, U.S. Olympian Simone Biles, and many more. 

The director of the Los Cabos Tourism Trust (also referred to as Fiturca), Rodrigo Esponda Cascajares, recently announced the news that despite recent fluctuations in the exchange rate and various global economic issues, Los Cabos tourism remains stable and continues to boom while prices steadily rise. 

couple walking on the beach

Right now, 1 U.S. dollar is equivalent to 16.98 pesos, and many hotels are averaging $500 or $600 dollars per night. 

Even with the upcoming low season for travel in the fall and winter, Los Cabos prices remain steadily on the incline, unlike many other tourist destinations like Costa Rica, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and many more. 

You might be wondering: What’s so special about Los Cabos that travelers are willing to visit when prices are so high? 

Even with prices at their highest, this incredibly popular tourist destination is booked and busier than ever before. Here are 3 of the reasons why. 

people in the pool in Los Cabos

Luxury Location 

The white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez make Los Cabos a luxury destination. 

With 25 blue flag-certified beaches to choose from, you can rest assured that the beautiful and clean waters are safe to explore, and the silky sand is the perfect spot to get an easy tan. 

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There are plenty of easily accessible restaurants with top-tier service and a wide variety of cuisines to suit the taste buds of any traveler, no matter their dietary preferences. 

Los Cabos not only offers tourists a chance to reconnect with nature and experience fine dining but also allows visitors to revitalize themselves by visiting one of the many newly constructed local wellness spas.  

couple at spa getting head massage

All-Inclusive Resorts 

While many tourists are set on visiting Los Cabos, not everyone wants to break the bank to do it. 

Just because Los Cabos has a prevalence of particularly high prices currently doesn’t mean there are no options for tourists with a budget. 

Perfect for families, couples, or solo travelers, Los Cabos has many all-inclusive resorts that can fit the needs of any traveler’s budget. 

In close proximity to both the city and the ocean, these all-inclusive resorts offer tourists the best of both worlds while vacationing in Los Cabos. 

woman with drink in pool wearing hat

Ranging from casual to luxury, these resorts have numerous included amenities such as rooms with kitchenettes, swimming pools, access to the beach, on-site restaurants and bars, and access to the gym.  

By allowing tourists to cut potentially high costs in terms of dining, activities, and entertainment, these all-inclusive resorts make Los Cabos a great destination for everyone to travel in style in a way that’s affordable.  

Tourists in a Pool in an All-Inclusive Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Sites + Activities 

In addition to being known for its gorgeous beaches, Los Cabos is also famous for its ocean-based activities and local excursions. 

There’s no shortage of waters to explore, beaches to traverse, and biodiversity to discover. 

Ranging in terms of suitability for various ages and interests, in Los Cabos you can enjoy numerous beachside activities like parasailing, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, flyboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, scuba diving, and more. 

people on boat whale watching

As for close excursions, you can take a catamaran or boat tour, explore nearby islands like Isla Espiritú Santo, or go whale watching.

You can also peruse local outdoor food and flea markets like San Jose del Cabo Mercado Organico and Mercado Mexicano or visit one of the local art galleries like the Hector Estrada Art Gallery.  

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Thursday 7th of September 2023

Spent a couple of nights on my way to scuba dive in Socorro. I did not see the fascination with Los Cabos. The whale watching was a let down. Decent restaurants but not worth making it a destination in my opinion.

Ron B arton

Wednesday 6th of September 2023

We were to los cobo last year an didn't find any white sand beaches, the sand was like small gravel n the water had a undertow that would suck you under so be careful, we got a good tan n the hotel was great n so was the food, just be careful of the beach n water