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Keeping track of tourism fferings in a destination after a hurricane strikes is an ongoing process. The Los Cabos Tourism Board has done an impressive job of updating the public and the travel industry about the status of air service, hotels, infrastructure and other services and activities. Following is the latest news about the destination as of press time.
AirlinesTourism officials predicted about 80 to 85 percent of flights will be operational into Los Cabos by the end of the year, with new services and updates planned for 2015.
Golf CoursesNot only are all existing golf courses expected to be up and running by mid-December, but two brand-new courses are set to debut in December, adding to Cabos’ reputation as a golf destination: Quivira Los Cabos, an 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus signature golf course at the Quivira residential development, and El Cardonal at Diamante, a Tiger Woods-designed, 18-hole championship golf course that will be Woods’ first course outside the U.S.
Seasonal OfferingsWhale-watching tours and cruises will start in mid-December, while weekly art walks take place every Thursday between November and June.
MarinasAs of press time, the Cabo San Lucas Marina was operating at 80 percent capacity. The facility had suffered minimal damage and, since mid-October, has been hosting fishing tournaments and accepting cruise ships. The Puerto Los Cabos Marina, in San Jose del Cabo, was operating at 90 percent capacity.
InfrastructureA new highway between Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos International Airport will be finished by mid-2015, reducing travel time to and from the airport. New and upgraded roadways have also reduced driving time between Cabo San Lucas, Todos Santos and La Paz.
HotelsAccording to tourism officials, Los Cabos will have about 10,000 hotel rooms (out of the total 14,000-room inventory) open by the end of 2014.
The following hotels are scheduled to reopen by the end of the year:Bel Air Collection Resort & Spa Los Cabos (Dec. 22)Royal Decameron Los Cabos (Nov. 20)Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort (Nov. 15)Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos (Dec. 15)Royal Solaris Los Cabos (Nov. 15)Secrets Marquis Los Cabos (Dec. 20)Secrets Puerto Los Cabos (Nov. 15)
The following hotels are to reopen in 2015:Cabo Azul Resort & Spa (January)Esperanza, An Auberge Resort (March)Hyatt Place Los Cabos (July)Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos (April)Me By Melia Cabo (February)Melia Cabo Real (July)One&Only Palmilla (March)The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos (March)
The following hotels have not announced reopening dates:Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & SpaHotel El GanzoThe Grand Mayan Los CabosHilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf ResortLas Ventanas Al ParaisoMarbella Suites en la PlayaThe Resort at Pedregal Welk Resorts Sirena Del MarZoetry Casa Del Mar Los Cabos
The following brand-new properties are scheduled to open in 2015 (in addition to the Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos, which debuts in 2016):Thompson Los Cabos The Resort at DiamantePark HyattThe Ritz-Carlton Reserve Los CabosJW Marriott Puerto Los Cabos