Los Cabos to Close 2022 with Historic 20% Growth in Tourism

With a Renewed Focus on Wellness and Sustainability, Los Cabos Gears Up to Welcome More Than 3.3 Million International Visitors Expected to Travel Before the End of Year

The Los Cabos Tourism Board has announced an unprecedented growth in tourism arrivals expected by the end of 2022, with more than 3.3 million visitors. That’s a better than 20% projected growth when compared to 2021, and a 32% compounded growth over the last five years, with 800 thousand more passengers than 2017. Los Cabos’ steady year-over-year growth is the result of the destination’s flexible business model, the high quality of services, its safety and security approach, and integration of its private and public sectors to strengthen international promotional efforts.

Los Cabos has over 1.3 million seats from the United States scheduled for the next six months (October 2022 to March 2023), representing a 35.2% increase when compared to the same period in 2019. In the Canadian market, the destination also projected 19.3% more available seats for the next six months, and in the domestic market the increase in available seats is 95.8%, both compared to the same period in 2019.

Los Cabos Growth in Tourism

With a renewed vision, dynamic marketing programs, and an updated tourism offering, Los Cabos is reinvigorating its wellness and sustainability offering. The destination has been a long-standing pioneer in luxury travel, personalized service, and unique travel experiences. With the pandemic, Los Cabos took on another challenge to reimagine travel by centering the local community and the environment at the core of everything they do. From optimizing resources dedicated to investment in hotel infrastructure and protecting its natural ecosystems to creating community programs and ensuring the equal growth, development, and well-being of the local population, Los Cabos is focusing on its next chapter as a sustainable destination.

“As Los Cabos’ tourism is on a steep rise, it is not lost on us that our destination increasingly requires more care and protection,” said Rodrigo Esponda, Managing Director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board. “We take a holistic approach in the sustainability of Los Cabos. Sustainability is no longer about small practices we are implementing, but rather a guiding principle on the type of destination we want to be as we care for the environment, community, culture and more.”

Across the destination, resorts and tourism-based companies are committing to the environment, making sustainability a focus of their business model.

Photo credit: Rancho Cacachilas

Los Cabos’ holistic sustainability approach is showcased in its…

  • Breadth of Nature-Centered Experiences:

    An increased number of travelers continue to select Los Cabos as a destination not only to disconnect from their busy lives, but also to re-connect with nature given the range of authentic experiences available.

    • The community of Santiago is developing eco-tourism program offerings in partnership with local ranches.
    • At Rancho Cacachilas, locals are invited to learn new skills like how to bee keep and make cheese from goats’ milk – both ancient skills they are trying to reintroduce into communities.
Photo credit: Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas
  • Beckoning Resorts:

    With more than 1,500 new hotel rooms expected from 2022-2024, Los Cabos continues to attract renowned hotel brands.

    • New hotel developments are focused on sustainability and regeneration practices that will continue to advance Los Cabos into sustainability at every single touch point.
    • Upcoming openings include Rancho Pescadero of the Unbound Collection expected to fully open by the end of 2022, St. Regis Los Cabos at Quivira in 2023, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo del Sol in late 2023, Park Hyatt in 2023, Vidanta East Cape in 2024, Amanvari in 2024, Soho House & Beach Club in Q3 and Q4 of 2024, and Casa Vela in 2023.
Photo credit: Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
  • Blossoming Gastronomy:

    In Los Cabos, most gastronomic experiences are born out of a desire to source locally and highlight the heritage of the area without sacrificing taste.

    • Baja Brewing Company is one of the first breweries in Mexico and creates seasonal flavors based on what is being grown in the region.
    • San José del Cabo’s 23400 District draws visitors into the history of the destination with authentic food and flavors across restaurants, food trucks and open-air stalls.
Photo credit: Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort

To allow tourists to virtually experience Los Cabos even before they travel, the destination is launching an immersive aerial-to-ground experience featuring 3D effects and ambient sounds that emulate the destination’s real-life environment. Los Cabos is the first destination in Latin America to implement this immersive technology with the goal of capturing new audiences that are ready to adopt Web3 and Metaverse technologies. Click here to immerse yourself in Los Cabos’ virtual experience.

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