The Mexican government’s response to the crisis has been swift. Their $5 million recovery campaign was lauded by Greg Tallman, director of golf at Cabo del Sol. “The response from the federal government has been beyond incredible,” said Tallman. “This is the playbook for how to deal with a natural disaster.”
According to the Mexico Tourism Board, approximately 5,000 hotel rooms in Los Cabos are expected to open by October 15, with an additional 7,000 rooms open by mid-November, and a final 10,000 rooms to become available by mid-December.
Just days ago Cruise Hive reported that the Carnival Miracle would be off loading relief supplies to locals on Hurricane Odile hit Cabo San Lucas. Well now Princess Cruises has also announced that it will be doing the same.
The ship will operate three different seven-night itineraries that include a three-port voyage that stops in Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. A second, two-port itinerary will pair a stop in Cabo San Lucas with a two-day overnight stay in Puerto Vallarta. The third itinerary pairs a visit to Puerto Vallarta with a two-day call at Cabo San Lucas.
Telephone, Internet and potable water have been fully restored in Cabo San Lucas, and electricity, currently reaching about 35% of the resort town, is on schedule to be 95% restored toward the end of next week, Mexico Tourism Board CEO Rodolfo Lopez-Negrete said.
By German Medrano SAN JOSE DEL CABO (Reuters) - Thousands of tourists were stranded in the storm-battered Mexican Pacific resort of Los Cabos on Thursday, with water in short supply and looted stores sitting empty as a new hurricane threatened to buffet the popular tourist hub. Odile churned into the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula on Sunday as a Category 3 hurricane, wreaking havoc on a scenic area popular with U.S sun seekers that has rarely witnessed such devastation. Two people
...DANGEROUS HURRICANE ODILE EXPECTED TO BE NEAR THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA COAST LATER TODAY... ...CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO DETERIORATE SOON... SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...20.0N 108.2W ABOUT 265 MI...425 KM WNW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO ABOUT 230 MI...365 KM SSE OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...135 MPH...215 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...941 MB...27.79 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY... THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS EXTENDED THE HURRICANE WARNING NORTHWARD ALONG THE WEST COAST OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA FROM PUERTO SAN ANDRESITO TO PUNTA ABREOJOS. THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS EXTENDED THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA FROM MULEGE TO SANTA ROSALIA...AND HAS EXTENDED THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH NORTHWARD FROM SANTA ROSALIA TO BAHIA SAN JUAN BAUTISTA. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT... A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR... * BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR FROM PUNTA ABREOJOS TO LA PAZ A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR... * THE WEST COAST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR FROM NORTH OF PUNTA ABREOJOS TO PUNTA EUGENIA. * THE EAST COAST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR FROM NORTH OF LA PAZ TO LORETO A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR... * THE COAST OF MAINLAND MEXICO FROM MANZANILLO TO CABO CORRIENTES * THE EAST COAST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR FROM NORTH OF LA PAZ TO SANTA ROSALIA. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR... * THE EAST COAST OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR FROM NORTH OF SANTA ROSALIA TO BAHIA SAN JUAN BAUTISTA. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA. A WATCH IS TYPICALLY ISSUED 48 HOURS BEFORE THE ANTICIPATED FIRST OCCURRENCE OF TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS...CONDITIONS THAT MAKE OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS. INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF ODILE.
Despite Hurricane Odile, the 16th annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament got under way Wednesday with an opening-day party at the Playa Grande Resort and Grand Hotel’s beachside terrace.
The tourney participants are among the first to visit Cabo San Lucas since the storm and cheers from the crowd as the tournament announced “Los Cabos is Unstoppable” reinforced that Los Cabos is definitely up and running.
This year we are doing our first annual Cabo Double Adventure Run 8k Oct 25, 2014 in downtown Cabo starting at the Wyndam hotel. First run 5k, relax during halftime and then run 3k. The Double is a two stage race with a halftime in between. FUN!
Individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Odile, which killed six people and caused extensive damage in Mexico's Baja California Sur state last month, are eligible for a series of tax breaks, the federal government said.
Simon has strengthened into a major hurricane in the Pacific, but still poses no direct threat to land.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Simon's maximum sustained winds increased to near 120 mph (195 kph) on Saturday, making it a Category 3 hurricane. Forecasters say Simon is expected to begin weakening Sunday.
The center says the hurricane is located about 365 miles (585 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula and is moving west-northwest at 14 mph (22 kph). There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Simon is expected to produce 1 to 2 inches of rain, with isolated amounts up to 6 inches, in southwestern Mexico. Swells generated by the hurricane could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Hurricane Rachel is swirling in the Pacific far off Mexico's Baja California peninsula and poses no threat to land amid forecasts it will weaken in coming hours.
The hurricane's maximum sustained winds were around 85 mph (140 kph) early Sunday. It was centered about 470 miles (760 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula and moving north-northwest at about 6 mph (9 kph).
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm might strengthen some early Sunday before slowing and weakening overnight. Forecasters add that Rachel is expected to become nearly stationary and likely weaken to a tropical storm sometime Monday.
Odile weakened to a tropical storm Monday night after blazing a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels, and left entire neighborhoods as disaster zones. About 30,000 tourists were being put up in...