Los Cabos Tourism Board announced that arrivals to the destination grew by nearly 5% during the first quarter of 2019, representing an increase of more than 25,000 additional travelers compared to the same period in 2018.
Los Cabos, which is located at the tip of Mexico’s 1,000-mile long Baja California peninsula, is actually comprised of two cities: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. While Cabo San Lucas is known for being a more vibrant party scene, San Jose del Cabo tends to offer a more tranquil experience. But together, the two cities make up one of the world's most diverse tourism destinations.
This strong continual growth follows a record year for the destination, which saw a 7% increase in visitation overall fueled by across-the-board upgrades to Los Cabos’ security processes, personnel and infrastructure in 2018.
Los Cabos has managed to defy national trends over the last two years by implementing its 5-Point Security Action Plan, driving down violent crime by more than 90% and making the destination safer than ever.
"The safety and security of Los Cabos is our top priority as we offer world-class experiences that redefine aspirational global travel. It's a new day in the destination, thanks to the ongoing impact of our 5-Point Action Plan," said Rodrigo Esponda, managing director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board.
This momentum continues to yield significant new investments in hotel capacity and accessibility, including a 31% increase in hotel inventory since 2017, with more than 2,400 new rooms in total scheduled to be completed during 2019; more than $1 billion in new hotel investments and a new regional airport terminal and upgrades; as well as over 500 direct weekly routes with increased connectivity from the U.S., Canada and the UK.
"We now welcome more than three million travelers each year, 70% of whom are repeat visitors, and we look forward to welcoming even more during the upcoming summer months as we continue toward another record year for tourism," said Esponda.