Over 47,000 Spring Breakers Expected in Baja California Sur


According to information from the Ministry of Tourism, the main destinations for spring breakers arriving in Mexico are Cancún, Los Cabos, Playa del Carmen, and Puerto Vallarta. The young people’s days off turn into parties, and these destinations offer them the best experiences each year.

The Ministry of Tourism and Economy of Baja California Sur (SETUE) announced that during the Spring Break period from March 1 to April 5, Los Cabos will receive around 47,000 visitors, achieving a hotel occupancy rate of 75%.

Vacationers are expected to spend between 170 and 200 dollars daily, representing a significant boost to the local economy, with the economic spillage from this activity estimated at 25 to 30 million dollars for the entire tourism service chain.

A safe place

Regarding security actions, SETUE reported that it is working with different instances of the three levels of Government and the private sector to form a Security Committee, which will meet weekly to ensure order and civil protection provisions.

Baja California Sur has become one of the safest entities in the country, which is why thousands of foreign tourists seek to spend their vacations on these beaches. The United States Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, highlighted that the embassy recommends American citizens travel to the peninsula for its tranquility.

“Baja California Sur is a place where more students should come, and every time more do come. There are thousands and thousands who come, almost 50,000 Americans, and here you see this integration because it is an important and safe destination.”

La Paz gains popularity

Although the vast majority of students go to Los Cabos, La Paz has also gained popularity as a tourist destination, especially for having the Protected Natural Area (ANP) Balandra Beach, considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

Vacationers began to arrive in Los Cabos; however, the week with the highest influx is expected to be from March 9 to 16, a period when students from the United States are officially on their spring break.

In addition to the Spring Break period, the days of Holy Week are also expected to bring a large number of visitors to this tourist destination, with hotel occupancy expected to reach 80 percent due to the arrival of national tourism.

Source: El Sudcaliforniano