Los Cabos is well on its way to recovery despite the damage it endured after Hurricane Odile ripped through the Baja earlier in September. Pictures do not do justice of the damage sustained to the airport, resorts, and communities amongst the strip. However, the community proves itself to be resilient, with the reopening of businesses ready to take on travelers and tourists alike.
Despite being one of the worst hit by the storm, the majority of the Los Cabos Airport has been repaired, reopening its gates to 30 commercial flights this week. This number is projected to increase rapidly, as constant efforts are made to full recovery. Full itineraries and flights are expected to return to normal by early December.
Resorts within the strip are also slowly opening its doors and welcoming vacationers back on the beach. Several dozen resorts have already resumed business, with others quickly following suit. Among the first properties to open include both the Riu Palace and the Riu Santa Fe.
A majority of Cabos world-renowned golf greens are back on course as well. Facing minimal damage in spite of the storm, well-known golf courses such as the Cabo REAL, Cabo San Lucas Country Club and Puerto Los Cabos are already welcoming players back on the green.
Great steps have been taken to mend the beautiful city of Los Cabos. However, there is still much work to be done to get the remainder of the community back on its feet. Travelers are advised to be prepared when traveling to this area. Limited facilities might mean that some necessities (such as sunscreen, medicine, etc.), will not be easily available. Both arriving and departing travelers should cushion extra travel time in case of delays in security and terminal transfers.
Despite the last few months of hardships that Los Cabos has endured, the quick restoring of various communities and areas prove that this city is as resilient as it is beautiful.
To learn about involvement in the relief process, please visit the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies here.