Los Cabos Updates: Foreseeing a great recovery, restoration is already in progress.
According to official estimates:
Los Cabos Int'l Airport (SJD) Reopen: October 10*
Cabo San Lucas Airport (CSL) Reopen: October 10*
Power Restored: 45%
Water Restored: Monday or Tuesday (Already Mostly Restored)
Phone Restored: Completed
Internet Restored: Completed
Garbage Pick-Up: Resumed
Most Hotels Reopening: October 1 through October 15
Bisbee's Fishing Tournament: On as Scheduled for October 17
The Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) did not suffer any infrastructure damage, but there was damage to the terminals and to the control tower. It is projected to open again for normal traffic by approximately October 10th, 2014. The smaller Cabo San Lucas Airport did not suffer damage to the runways and has been operating normally since September 17, but days only at this time.
At this time, 85% of the power in Northern Baja California Sur has been restored, and about 80% of the power in La Paz. The power in Los Cabos is estimated to be overstated in 2-3 weeks, as power has already been restored to 45% of Los Cabos.
Telmex has restored telecommunications (telephone, internet) to 100% of the area and no more lines at the gas stations.
Some water has been restored to Cabo - about 40% of normal capacity. They are testing the desalination plant and expect full water recovery this week. A very welcome thing indeed.
After a couple of days of much publicized looting of stores, official sources and reports from the ground agree that things are now under control.
Las Palomas, Baja Cantina Marina, Mango Cantina, La Davina and Cabo Cantina are open for business with food and cold drinks available. Reports are that Solomon's Landing, Mango Deck, Cabo Blue and Captain Tony's will be reopen this week. Many other restaurants will remain closed until the tourists return since all of their clientele was tourists. Beach vendors have been being spotted again. :)
6 bank branches have reopened, and some ATMs. Several gas stations are open, and 6 of the area's 19 grocery and department stores have reopened, including Wal-Mart. Some Cabo San Lucas fishing charters are reporting they are ready to go fishing.
The East Cape area was largely unaffected and those businesses are running as normal. La Paz is also largely back to normal operations.
In October, there will still be work going on in Cabo, but as long as your resort is open, there will still be plenty to enjoy. The tourist infrastructure always comes back quicker than the local areas, and Mexico is one of the world's best at this. You will truly be surprised to see how quickly Cabo is restored, given the severity of the hit.
The beaches, the sunshine, the pool, the food, and the margaritas will all be here.
The marina is reported without structural damage and most boats were unharmed.