Los Cabos proves to be ‘unstoppable’

Tourist facilities are recovering quickly after Hurricane Odile
The cost of the damages inflicted by Hurricane Odile have been put at 7.8 billion pesos, says Baja California Sur Gov. Marcos Covarrubias.
The amount is less than had been anticipated, and more than 95% of it is covered by insurance, according to reports.
The costs of the hurricane, which struck Cabo San Lucas on September 14, will not have a significant effect on the national economy and the year’s growth estimate, says Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray.
In other post-hurricane news:
• Los Cabos schools are still in the process of reopening — 45 were scheduled to do so yesterday. The state’s Public Education Secretary said late last week that 45% of the municipality’s schools sustained minor damages, while four were demolished.
Temporary classrooms are being brought in to serve the students of those schools.
• Agrarian Development and Urban Planning Secretary Jorge Carlos Ramírez Marín said the possibility of buying housing through the housing agency Infonavit is being analyzed as a means to replace that which was totally lost during the storm.
At least 8,000 homes were initially reported damaged, but no official figures have been given since.
A census is still under way to determine the extent of the damage, most of which occurred in the municipality’s poorer neighborhoods.
• A meeting in New York earned a positive reception from businesses such as Sunwing, Alaska Airlines, Funjet and other air carriers and travel agencies. Los Cabos businesses and authorities assured the meeting that there would be at least 7,000 rooms ready by the end of November.
• At the Los Cabos airport, which reopened on the weekend, Delta, United and WestJet are set to resume flights again tomorrow.
• As of last week it was anticipated that cancelations for December due to the hurricane would amount to no more than 5%.
• A US $5-million marketing campaign is getting under way in the U.S. and Canada, appropriately named Los Cabos Unstoppable.
Source: Mexico Daily News

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  1. During my recent early October two week vacation in PV, I met a number of persons that had to redirect their vacation plans from Los Cabos to Puerto Vallarta. The weather during these two weeks was almost perfect in PV, and the beaches were almost the same as last year, due to the avoidance of hurricanes that do not enter the Bay of Banderas. These new visitors will do much to spread the word that Puerto Vallarta is one of the safest places to vacation on the Mexico Pacific Riviera at this time of year. As some might say: “God is on our side!”

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