After being devastated by Hurricane Odile on Sept. 14, electrical power and other infrastructure is being restored in the Mexican resort of Los Cabos and the dozens of the hotels damaged by the hurricane are being repaired. Two local websites with useful updates on hotel reconstruction, restaurant reopenings and more are Cabo San Lucas Tours and the Los Cabos Guide.
Most hotels hope to reopen in October (although some, including in the East Cape, escaped damage and have remained open).
The main international Los Cabos airport remains closed to commercial flights until at least Oct. 8 as its hurricane-ravaged terminals are repaired. The airport did operate for emergency flights to airlift out an estimated 30,000 tourists, including thousands of Americans, in the first days after the hurricane.
Local residents are struggling to rebuild after the hurricane flattened some poor neighborhoods. A commentator (PDrouin) wrote on an earlier NWTraveler blog post:
“We were there during the hurricane and the residents were amazing, (our) resort manager was continuously bringing us food and checking on us for our safety, when she herself had damage and concerns for safety of her home. So many people there depend on tourism for their livelihood, I have no doubt that they will be up and running as quickly as possible, workers were out trying to pick up immediately following the storm; however, the sad part was the lack of aid coming in, but not sure if this was the Mexican Gov or US Gov fault. Myself and my husband will definitely return, it is a beautiful place, but it does remind us that just something that you have to chance when you plan vacations during peak hurricane season. In the meantime though, our thoughts and prayers are with the wonderful residents of Cabo San Lucas!”