Que Pasa in Cabo?

May 25, 2020 Edition
BY: DAVID FLORES

Cabo Hotels Opening Postponed.

Although the opening of roughly 60 percent of Los Cabos hotels was scheduled to take place on June 1, the Hotel Association and the state government decided to put it off for an undetermined amount of time. The reason is the number of total COVID-19 cases is still high, with 456 reported. At press time, the number of suspicious cases was 33, 224 positive, with 29 deaths and 203 recovered. It seems that for a population of about 700,000 the percentage (0.065) makes our state a high-risk one. Sigh.

 

Local Multilist Organization Moves to Help.

Known as the MLS-BCS, the organization that unites most of the real estate brokers and realtors in our Southern Baja state, donated $20,000 USD to the COVID-19 relief effort last week. 

“The pandemic has had a devastating impact on the economy of the state," said Michael Schaible, President MLS-BCS. "Our working-class families have been particularly impacted and are in great need of assistance. We wish to inform you the Board has taken the decision, by unanimous consent, to donate $20,000 USD from the MLS-BCS towards the relief effort. This generosity could only have been made possible through the support and collective contributions of each of you.” The donation was released to the ACBCS - Civil Association of Baja California Sur ((Alianza Comunitaria  https://www.acbcs.org.mx). The donation will provide thousands of families, state-wide, with basic food and medical supplies needed. If you haven’t heard of the ACBCS, please go back and read the front-page article. 


Airlines Returning to Cabo.

Southwest Airlines has announced its return to Los Cabos from Denver and Houston starting June 7. American and Alaska Airlines are currently flying in. “Over the next few months, we’ll continue to expand our operation, reopen the skies and connect the world again,” said American Airlines’ Joe Taney, senior vice president DFW. “We have a long road ahead of us, but we are optimistic about the future. We may never return to the ‘business as usual’ we once knew, but we will keep moving forward.” 

The Los Cabos hotel association expects 10 percent occupancy during June, which could increase to 40 percent in July.

Southwest also revealed it would relaunch flights from Phoenix to San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on October 8. The carrier has suspended all other flights to international destinations through October 30.

 

Four Seasons to Open Second Resort in Cabo.

Following the success of the Four Season Costa Palmas in La Ribera, on the East Cape, the hotel firm has announced a 0-key and 40 private residences resort in Cabo del Sol, just outside of Cabo San Lucas, for 2022. The resort will feature various food options, a private beach club, exclusive Spa and gym. Owners will have access to the Cove Club, the newest private golf club and beach.

 

Todos Santos Needs Help.

The Todos Santos Residents Association (ACTS, for its name in Spanish) is helping feed 1,500 hungry families in the Pescadero/Todos Santos area during the COVID-19 pandemic, but donations are needed. Please consider making a donation so no family in their community goes hungry.

To donate: Log in to PayPal. Enter the email: tickets@palapasociety.org. Enter your donation amount. Please be sure to note "Food Bank" in the memo. Another option is to go to https://actsbaja.org/en/ and donate from there. Thank you! Together We Are Strong!