Hotel occupancy plummeted across Mexico’s beach destinations in January but Los Cabos is fairing better than most. According to data published by the Ministry of Tourism, Los Cabos hotel occupancy was down the least when compared with other popular beach destinations in Mexico including Puerto Vallarta and Cancun.
Los Cabos registered a 44.1% drop in hotel occupancy when compared to same the same week in January last year. Comparatively, Cancun registered a decrease of 48.4% while Puerto Vallarta has struggled the most down 58% from the same time last year.
Beach destinations in Mexico were the first to take the hit when the Canadian government announced its flight ban to sunny destinations and now requires citizens returning home to quarantine in a hotel while waiting for Covid-19 test results.
Additionally, the United States implemented a new requirement that all Americans returning home must present proof of a negative Covid-19 test.
Los Cabos led hotel occupancy rates among Mexico beach destinations at 30.7% while Cancun registered 28.9% and Puerto Vallarta reported 26.7%. Overall Mexico’s hotel occupancy country wide came in at 22.8%.
Mexico’s Tourism Department said that the information is based on results from 12 cities, which account for 42.5% of the rooms in the 70 destinations they regularly monitor.