Whale Watchers' Delight as Oceans' Gentle Giants Return

Los Cabos evolves with a 3% toll hike for infrastructure, legal ripples in municipal governance, Calafia Airlines reconnecting skies, and the majestic return of whales. Fireside heroes gather for an International Congress, local transport renews, and Costa Azul offers a beach haven.

Whale Watchers' Delight as Oceans' Gentle Giants Return
A glimpse of Playa Costa Azul, where sun, sand, and surf converge to create a haven for relaxation and water activities in San José del Cabo.

In the ever-evolving tapestry of Los Cabos, change is as constant as the rhythmic waves that caress its shores. This week, the landscape has shifted once again, with updates ranging from infrastructure improvements to legal entanglements, from soaring in the skies with renewed flight routes to preparing for the majestic return of oceanic giants.

Toll Roads

The highways and bridges weaving through Los Cabos, managed by Caminos y Puentes Federales (CAPUFE), have witnessed a 3% toll rate hike. The cost of traversing the road connecting Los Cabos International Airport with San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas has adjusted accordingly. As your tires hit the asphalt, consider the 46 pesos from San José to the Airport and 83 pesos to Cabo San Lucas as a contribution to the operation and conservation of these vital road sections, according to CAPUFE.

Legal Tides

A federal judge has ordered the indictment of three former officials of the municipal government of Los Cabos. Tabita Rodríguez Morales, José Julio Belmar Pimentel Amador, and Israel López Martínez face charges related to the revocation of an operating and construction license during the construction of a hotel. The legal saga unraveled between August 30 and November 29, 2016, when the municipality issued several construction licenses.

Sky High

Calafia Airlines has rekindled the skies this November, reconnecting Guasave with Los Cabos. The route, operating four flights per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, promises a breath of fresh air for travelers. Fares start at 1,700 pesos for the journey from Guasave to Los Cabos and 2,300 pesos in the opposite direction. Take to the skies with the promise of adventure and discovery.

Ocean's Whales

The seas surrounding Los Cabos are tuning up for the grand spectacle of the 2023-2024 whale watching season. Although officially commencing in December, fortunate early birds have already glimpsed these marine behemoths. From December 15, 2023, to April 30, 2024, prepare to be awe-struck by the graceful humpback whales, whose colossal presence graces the region's waters.

International Firefighters Congress

In a nod to heroism, the commander of the San José del Cabo Fire Department, Omar Barrera Núñez, unveiled plans for the first “International Congress of Firefighters and Brigaders.” Set for February 4th to 7th, this event aims to gather over 400 participants for free training and refresher courses. The objective is to equip citizens with life-saving skills and emergency response know-how.

Fleet Renewal

Arisandy Pineda Bermudez, legal representative of the Agrupación de Colectivos Barco Varado, reports a 50% renewal in the local public transportation fleet in Cabo San Lucas. This renewal, post-fare increase adjustments, includes air-conditioned vehicles acquired before the pandemic, symbolizing a commitment to improved services.

Costa Azul

At the southwest end of San José del Cabo lies Playa Costa Azul, a complete beach experience. From parking and restaurants to umbrella rentals and water activities, it's a haven for relaxation and adventure. Notably, this beach has hosted international events like the “Los Cabos Open of Surf,” attracting professionals from around the world to ride its waves.

Bridging Gaps

The head of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications, and Transportation (SICT) in Baja California Sur, Marco Antonio de La Rosa, has been appointed as the new Minister of Transportation. He promises the completion of pedestrian bridges in La Paz and Los Cabos by the end of the year or early December. These bridges aim to enhance connectivity and pedestrian safety in these bustling locales.

Sheltering Hope

The Municipal Social Communication Office of Los Cabos brings news of a noble endeavor. The Municipality of Los Cabos is actively seeking to create a shelter for women in vulnerable situations, offering them a safe and comforting space when they need it most.

As the sands of Los Cabos shift, each development contributes to the vibrant mosaic that defines this coastal haven. In the face of change, the spirit of this region remains resilient and embracing progress.