With winter fast approaching and sunny getaways already exploding in popularity, you’d expect countries such as the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico to be leading booking trends.
After all, these are all tropical islands boasting year-round warm weather.
Interestingly, Americans are not necessarily headed to the Caribbean this year:
While beach getaways remain their top pick, and the Caribbean subgroup is still unequivocally popular, a large number of travelers are flocking instead to the Pacific.
More specifically, there’s a trendy coastal resort in Mexico they seemingly can’t get enough of:
Los Cabos Is One Of The Fastest-Growing Destinations In The World
Los Cabos has always been the go-to destination for West Coast residents due to their geographical proximity and great flight connectivity to Baja California Sur.
This year, however, Cabo – as it is informally called by guests – has reached a new all-time popularity peak, drawing in not only the usual hundreds of thousands of Californians but also a growing number of visitors from other states, the country of Canada, and further afield even.
According to new research published by Allianz Partners, which reviewed more than 800,000 travel itineraries booked through the end of November, Los Cabos is the second most popular beach destination for U.S. passport holders, beaten by, surprise surprise, Cancun.
Though it is still no match for the Caribbean giant, especially now that more attractions are launching, including the long-anticipated Maya Train, the fact that Cabo has surpassed Tulum, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, and the like is further evidence of its strength.
What Does Cabo Have To Offer?
Amid Mexico’s wider Tourism Reinassance, which includes the popularization of off-path, inland gems, colonial cities, and the resurgence of Cancun as a global destination, Los Cabos has carved a niche for itself as a laid-back, wellness-centered alternative.
The main reason why tourists are choosing this dual destination, which comprises the sister towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo, over other Mexican offers is that it distinctly combines the (very) best of Mexican hospitality and nature.
We mean it when we say very best.
The Los Cabos resort strip is home to some of the world’s top-rated resorts, including the most-awarded of them, the landmark Grand Velas, and regardless of their choice of luxurious property, American visitors are sure to be treated like royalty.
That’s why they don’t mind paying US$600 on average per night on a Cabo vacation, as local accommodation providers are famous for world-class amenities, well-equipped spa and relaxation centers, and impeccable service.
Los Cabos Is Guaranteed Satisfaction
Booking a trip to Cabo guarantees satisfaction, so much so that over 90% of visitors are impressed with their experience.
Additionally, Cabo has an abundance of natural sights.
Though you won’t find Mayan ruins or walled colonial towns within driving distance of the resort zone, you have the wild, often unspoiled Mexican Pacific nature.
Have a look at the map: the resort zone straddles the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula, bounded by golden-sand beaches and maritime reserves, some completely untarnished by developers, as is the case with Cabo Pulmo National Park.
It’s truly no wonder Cabo is experiencing a further increase in bookings, with travelers booking trips for later events, such as Spring Break 2024, as early as now, as noted by The Cabo Sun.
This means those who have not yet made their bookings must hurry, as the shorter the room availability is – and rooms are filling up quickly – the more volatile pricing is.
As stated above, overnight rates in Los Cabos are already unusually high, even for Mexico, and if it’s a luxurious retreat on the Mexican Pacific you’re craving and sailing through the iconic Cabo Arch into the sunset is on your bucket list, it’s in your best interest to get your reservations in ASAP.
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