On June 15th, Los Cabos, Mexico started its phased reopening based on the plan of the Los Cabos Tourism Board after making a great effort to exercise quarantining and social distancing. After several months of being closed, this incredible destination is finally ready for a gradual reopening.
The government of the state of Baja California Sur, which includes San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, gave the green light for local businesses to reopen. The municipality of Los Cabos went from a level 6 Health Alert to Level 5, which allows the reopening of non-essential businesses. Restaurants, hotels, tour operators and beaches were permitted to reopen and will operate with reduced capacity restrictions of 30 per cent.
Los Cabos Health Director, Adán Monroy, said: “People should continue complying with sanitary measures like facemasks, using hand sanitizing gel, keeping a safe distance and taking temperatures outside businesses.”
Civil Protection authorities together with the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (COFEPRIS) will carry out inspections to determine whether companies are in compliance with recommended health measures. Companies that are not in compliance with the standards, will be subject to closure or a fine.
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos received the COFEPRIS certification and reopened on June 20th. Additionally, it was mandatory for each worker at Garza Blanca Los Cabos to pass a 5-hour course called ‘Recommendations for safe return to work after COVID-19′ from another government institution (IMSS) and receive their own certificate. The course covered information on good health and sanitization practices to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Beaches in Los Cabos were reopened with limited hours from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Beachgoers have been asked to stay safe distances away from each other. The following beaches were reopened in the destination on June 15th:
- El Medano
- Las Viudas
- Santa María
- Playas de San José del Cabo:
- La Playa
- Playas de Cabo del Este
- Gaviotas en Buenavista
- La Ribera
- Los Frailes
In addition, Baja California Sur, has received the Safe Travels stamp from The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). This stamp has been designed to help travelers feel confident that the destinations they are traveling to are applying standardized hygiene and sanitary measures following the coronavirus pandemic. Several destinations around the world have received the Safe Travels stamp since it launched a few weeks ago.
“We congratulate Los Cabos for being part of this important initiative and helping us to reshape the new reality for the travel industry. Our guidelines’ main objective is to build trust with all travelers. A future where travel is not only safe and secure, but also provides authentic and meaningful experiences to all travelers is critical in our path forward,” said Gloria Guevara, President & CEO of the WTTC.
In Mexico, Yucatan and Riviera Nayarit have also received the Safe Travels stamp.
Getting to Los Cabos:
Los Cabos is working together with airline operators to resume flights to the destination following the phased reopening. Airlines are running some fantastic promotions right now to try and entice travelers back, while offering flexible change and cancellation policies at the same time.
The following airlines are operating flights to San José del Cabo (SJD) airport:
- Alaska Airlines: via Los Angeles (LAX)
- American Airlines: via Dallas (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), or Phoenix (PHX)
- Delta/AeroMexico: via Mexico City (MEX)
- Volaris: via Tijuana (TIJ), Guadalajara (GDL), or Mexico City (MEX)
- Southwest: flights departing from Los Angeles (LAX) starting August 11th
- Sunwing: flights from Toronto (YYZ) starting on August 6th
Starting on July 4, there will be a direct flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Los Cabos operating twice a week. It will be the first direct flight from JFK to SJD and is being launched by Eastern Airlines.
Celebrate the reopening of Los Cabos and reserve your summer vacation at the newly reopened Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Los Cabos. It’s time.