Just ten days after Hurricane Odile made landfall in Los Cabos causing significant damage, we’ve seen a remarkable storm cleanup effort. Already, many restaurants, large grocery stores and small shops are reopening. Resorts continue to announce reopening dates throughout October and November, while others are open and ready to receive visitors. The Mexican government has done a truly impressive and commendable job rapidly bringing in resources to support the ongoing rebuilding efforts, working on reestablishing phone connectivity and electricity, and providing for the basic needs of the local population. While getting things completely back to pre-storm conditions will still take some time, having been in business for over 25 years specializing in Los Cabos we can honestly say that we are excited by how quickly the region is reestablishing itself and readying for the arrival of visitors in coming weeks and months!
UPDATE – LOS CABOS IS READY TO WELCOME YOU!
Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism Claudia Ruiz Massieu has been on the ground in Los Cabos coordinating a multiple-agency recovery effort following Odile. President Enrique Peña Nieto has also made repeated visits to Baja California Sur to survey damage and progress being made.
Update 10/2/14 – BCSNoticias.com (en Español) is reporting that 99% of power has been restored in Baja California Sur, and 97% in Los Cabos.
Update 10/2/14 – BCS NOTICIASis reporting that the SJD airport has reopened to commercial flights ahead of schedule on Friday, October 3rd. Visit our Hurricane Odile blog post for the latest status on resorts and the airport.
Our friend Oscar of Cabo Expeditions shares the following observations:
I have been in Cabo for 19 years. I arrived with just $30 in my pocket and the town was still very small, with approximately 20,000 people and just one stop light. One day, I took a visitor form Ensenada out to snorkel at Santa Maria and Chileno Bay. He ended up giving me the opportunity to buy my first boat on credit. This is how Cabo Expeditions began. In the early days, we would have 7-14 guests per week. Now, we offer whale watching by zodiac, snorkeling tours and numerous other excursions and take out approximately 40,000 visitors out each year. Day by day, I discovered the wonders of this magical place, including the beauty of all the sea life and its natural heritage. The hurricane was frightening. However, shortly after I sent a van to La Paz for supplies and we got right down to work cleaning the streets and the marina. Now my team is spending our energy on supporting the recovery. Every day, I see local people working together to revive our beloved Cabo. The best way to help is to come and visit Los Cabos. The entire Cabo community is ready to welcome visitors and share with you this amazing place that we call home!
Here are some post-Odile photos showing the results of the cleanup.
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