As of 1 June 2020, government offices, public transportation and construction Activities can re-open, following safe distance practices.
As of 16 June, hotels can open, with maximum occupancy rules, plus a variety of new safety measures in place. Restaurants will be allowed to re-open with new protocols and safe distance requirements. Bars will not be able to open unless they are serving food. Sport Fishing Activities can resume with limited numbers allowed on each boat.
As of June 22, Businesses such as tourist activities can re-open following the new protocols. Water activities (including sunset tours, snorkeling tours, waverunners, etc. will remain closed at this stage.
Super Markets, Mini Markets, Pharmacies, Hospitals, Gas Stations and essential businesses can remain open following strict sanitary practices.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Los Cabos COVID-19 FAQs
Q: Is there Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cabo San Lucas?
A: Yes. Los Cabos has been lucky to have a very low infection rate of the COVID-19 Virus, due to a number of factors including Population Density and climate amongst others. While infection rates are low, there is always a risk of bringing it with you or catching it during your travels (like any other virus). Los Cabos has implemented an variety of new protocols to decrease the risk even further.
Q: Is it safe to visit Los Cabos right now during the Coronavirus Pandemic?
A: If there is a chance you are infected, please don’t travel. Los Cabos is working very hard to keep our residents and tourists safe, with the implementation of certifications and hygeine protocols. The warm weather and Sunshine we enjoy in Cabo San Lucas is a natural deterrant to Flu Viruses which certainly helps. All businesses in Los Cabos must be certified by the health authorities with the implementation of the new strict health protocols before they will be allowed to to reopen.
Cabo takes your health and safety very seriously.
Q: Will I need to wear a mask while I’m in Cabo?
A: The rules are changing regularly and this depends on where you choose to go during your trip. Supermarkets and Big Box Stores have mandatory Mask requirements, however other smaller stores do not. You may be requested to put a mask on when entering a store, so it’s a good idea to have one available.
You will note that the majority of people working in direct contact with the public will be using Masks. As always, Masks and Gloves will typically be used by anyone handling food.
You may be asked to wear a mask on the airplane or in airports depending on the individual airline regulations.
Many locations are trying to works Cash Free to avoid the constant movement of bills and coins. Credit Cards, debit cards and Gift Cards are the preferred form of payment currently.
Q: Is hand sanitizer available in Los Cabos?
A: Yes. Under the new sanititary protocols, all businesses will be required to provide hand sanitizer. They will typically also provide sanitizer in your hotel room.
Although hand sanitizer is available, it’s still better for your skin to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water instead of using sanitizer if possible.
Los Cabos Arrivals
Q: Is the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) Open?
A: The Los Cabos Airport (SJD) is Open! At this stage, only terminal 1 (domestic terminal) is open, however International flights and Customs are being operated from there. Beaches and Non-Essential businesses remain closed until approx 15 June.
Q: Are airport transfers running?
A: Yes. Currently only Private services are available. You will need to book them at least 24 hours in advance so that we can prepare them for your arrival. Shuttle Services shoule come back online in July or August.
Q: Does the US/Canada have travel restrictions for travel to Mexico?
A: No. Airlines have been flying between the US and Mexico continuously. However, due to low demand, many routes have been temporarily dropped by the airlines.
Some provinces in Canada do have restrictiones on your return, where you may have to Self Quarantine for 14 days. Please check your local Travel restrictions.
NOTE: There is a restriction on land border crossings through June 22nd but this does not affect air travel.
Los Cabos Hotels
Q: Are hotels in Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos currently open?
A: Hotels in Los Cabos will be opening gradually, with soe hotels opening June 1, others June 16, whilst some don’t plan to open until October. Current restrictions allow a maximum occupancy of 15% until further notice. Restaurants will not be allowed to provide Buffet style dining until further notice.
Q: Are other Vacation rentals in open in Cabo?
A: Rental Villas, Air BnB, vacation rentals will also be opening around June 15. Please note that many Air BnB properties located in gated communities may still have restrictions put in place by the development, such as Access to Pools, Gyms and Common Areas.
Q: Will all the facilities at my hotel be available like normal?
A: Each Hotel has their own protocols. Over the next month or two, limited services may be available at some hotels. With Lower occupancy requirements, hotels are typically not opening all restaurants and bars, plus many are offering a limited menu until occupancy rates can improve. Expanded health protocols will be in place for the safety and health of both you and the hotel employees.
Q: Will my hotel be enforcing social distancing?
A: Yes. Hotels will be opening a small percentage of their available rooms. Pool areas, restaurants and other social gathering locations will be setup to provide at least 6 ft between groups.
Los Cabos Tours & Activities
A: Yes. We are working remotely and available 7 days a week. We are accepting bookings for all our activities for travel dates starting June 15.
Q: Will all your tours and activities be running when I arrive?
A: Yes. We expect all tours and activities to resume June 15th or shortly thereafter, including fishing and water activities. However due to reduced volume, we strongly recommend to book well in advance of your tour date because if there are already bookings, then we can know there will be enough people to run that tour.
If everyone waits until the last minute, then it may be difficult for the tour operators to run some tours just because they didn’t prepare staff and equipment since they thought they didn’t have bookings that day.
Some tours that normally operate on a shared basis may be offered only on a private basis if demand isn’t there, but most likely everything will be available, we just ask that you be flexible and patient in consideration of the situation.
Q: Will I be able to go snorkeling or go on a boat tour while I’m in Cabo?
A: Yes. All tours will be running as normal starting in June, just with less people on the tours than in other times, which is actually pretty nice
Q: Are golf courses in Cabo San Lucas open?
A: The current expectationsis that they will be opening June 15, with the exception of Cabo del Sol who is expected to open in October.
New protocols have been set in place for their re-opening, including sanitisation of cars, no sharing of carts (except with family members), flags to remain in the hole, etc.
Q: Can I cancel and get a refund if I can’t visit due to Coronavirus?
A: Yes. We hope you will be able to change your date, in which case this is always free of charge. If not, then yes if COVID-19 disrupts your vacation plans you can cancel and receive a refund.
Q: Will I be able to bring a group or plan an event in Cabo this summer?
A: Yes. Cabo has special protocols in place to be able to accommodate groups and events such as weddings, including group tours and activities. Contact Us to help you set up your event.
Q: Will the Bisbee’s Fishing Tournament still be held?
A: Yes. The Bisbee’s is still planned for October 15-18 (Los Cabos Offshore) & October 20-24 (Bisbee Black & Blue) on.
Q: What is the status on restaurants and bars in Cabo San Lucas?
A: Currently Most Restaurants are only offering take out service. Slowly more and more restaurants are opening up with new hygiene protocols. Restaurants with outdoor seating are the first to open, with additional distance required between tables, amongst other practices.
Golf in Los Cabos
All Golf Courses were temporarily closed in Los Cabos due to the COVID-19 situation.
The Governor of Baja California Sur allowed Recreational Activities to Re-Open as of 16 June.
Some courses will remain closed for maintenance until further notice.
- Cabo Real
- Puerto Los Cabos
- Club Campestre
- Cabo San Lucas Country Club
Expected Opening Dates
- Palmilla (Opening Aug)
- Cabo del Sol Desert (Opening October)
- Cabo del Sol Ocean (Opening July 1)
Some of your favourite activities are now open, with reduced numbers for Social Distancing.
We have discounted rates available on some of the best activities in Los Cabos.
- ATV Tours
- RAZOR Tours
- Horseback Riding
- Sunset Tours
- Snorkeling Tours
- Zip Lines
- Bungee Jumping
We're Back! Los Cabos is Open For Business
Los Cabos Tours and Activities will be re-opening on 15 June, with limited numbers and a variety of new sanitary conditions.
These have been trying times for everybody, and Los Cabos remained strong throughout. We have worked hard to maintain a safe community and to provide safer conditions for all our visitors. Los Cabos will continue to work hard to ensure you have the best time possible on your next Trip.
We are offering Free Date Changes and Cancellations on tours and activities booked over the next few months. You can book now with some great discounts and up to 12 months in advance!
You will note some new activities coming online very shortly for the grand re-opening.
Cabo Discount Tours has spent the last few months working with some of the local charities to help the local community through these tough times. Nearly 70% of work in Los Cabos is connected with Tourism, which means while we are on ‘stay at home orders‘, a great many families are without work/pay. If you would like to help the local community, please feel free to contact us