Tourist Tax at Work

 Tourist Tax at Work

The tourist tax in Southern Baja has been steadily accumulating, proving its effectiveness and potential as a sustainable source of revenue. For every tourist who stays over 24 hours, a tax of $23.50 is levied. The numbers from July alone are impressive. Despite being one of the less busy months when compared to the peak of fall and winter, the Los Cabos government received an astounding sum of over $800,000. This considerable amount highlights the significance of this tax and how it can aid local development. The proceeds from this tax are channeled towards essential infrastructural developments. Streets in the barrios are being paved, providing better access and improved safety for residents. Additionally, elementary schools are receiving much-needed upgrades, ensuring a brighter future for the younger generation. This initiative is not only beneficial to the state but is a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the tourists, our modern-day pilgrims, for their contribution to the region’s growth.