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January 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Bustling Cabo San Lucas is best bet to avoid Los Cabos hurricane damage

In Cabo San Lucas, Medano Beach still has plenty going on, with views of cruise ships and Land’s End. (photo by Brian Cantwell / The Seattle Times) A reader named Joe Durham e-mailed Wednesday morning, worried about an upcoming trip to Los Cabos: “I’ve been following your stories closely on Cabo because a group of six of…

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January 6, 2015 at 10:51 PM

Los Cabos is bouncing back from hurricane, but some devastated hotels remain

The Grand Mayan hotel on the beach at San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, remains a mostly-windowless hulk as hurricane repairs continue. See the “before” picture, below. (photo by Brian Cantwell / The Seattle Times) First, to answer the palm-tree question, with a metaphorical nod to Francis Scott Key: I saw by the dawn’s early light Tuesday…

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January 5, 2015 at 9:23 PM

For visitors, there’s rough side and smooth after Los Cabos hurricane

Freshly plastered walls at Los Cabos International Airport hint at damage, but to international arrivals little remains obvious of the September hurricane that closed the airport for weeks. The worst damage was to the domestic-flight terminal. George and Judy Slemmons, Bellevue retirees who’ve been coming to Cabo for almost 20 years, arrived Monday for their second…

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January 5, 2015 at 10:47 AM

Has Los Cabos recovered from its hurricane? We’re on the way to find out

Tourists sit on concrete stairs in the service area of a resort after the designated area for shelter was destroyed by winds in Los Cabos, Mexico, on Sept. 15, 2014. (AP photo) If you’re a regular visitor to Mexico’s Baja peninsula, you likely heard plenty about Hurricane Odile, which roared ashore at Cabo San Lucas and…

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