Exciting times are ahead for Baja California Sur, especially for those in the cruise tourism industry! The number of cruise ships docking at our shores is on the rise, with a leap from 200 last year to an impressive 240 this year. This uptick in arrivals signals a bustling season for both tourists and local businesses.
The Carnival Panorama, a majestic vessel carrying 4,716 passengers along with a crew of 1,450, marked the beginning of this boom when it arrived on New Year’s Day at La Paz and Cabo San Lucas. Its arrival transformed the malecon into a hive of activity, with passengers exploring the stores and restaurants, much to the delight of business owners.
La Paz, in particular, is set to experience the most significant increase, with a 30 percent jump in cruise ship arrivals. This is great news for the city, promising a boost in tourism and local economy. It’s a chance for more visitors to experience the unique charm and beauty of La Paz, while also providing a welcome boost to businesses and services catering to tourists.
Whether you’re a local gearing up for the influx of visitors or a traveler planning your next cruise destination, Baja California Sur is the place to be. With more ships setting sail for our beautiful shores, it’s going to be a lively and prosperous year for everyone involved. Let’s welcome our guests and make their stay unforgettable!