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Los Cabos Press Release
26 August 2003
Los Cabos Sidesteps Hurricane Ignacio
Tuesday August 26, 9:05 am ET
Los Cabos Airport and Hotels Practically Untouched in Hurricane
LOS CABOS, Mexico, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Cabos, Mexico, comprising
the areas of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and the touristic corridor in
between, announced today that the destination, its airport and all hotels
are operating as usual and all visitor services are available.
"Los Cabos luckily suffered nothing more than a good rain," said Los Cabos
Tourism Board President Javier Aluni, "and we can always use some of that.
Today, we are still a little cloudy but we're expecting a quick return to normal
sunny skies by tomorrow."
"The airport is functioning at 99% normalcy," said Airport Director Javier
Martinez de Escobar. There were a few flights cancelled on Sunday by America
West as the storm's path was being identified, but as of today, the airport
is back to normal.
Hurricane Ignacio, which was the area's first Northwest Pacific originating
storm of the season, was downgraded from a Category 1 to a Category 2
as the wind velocity decreased and the storm appears to be decreasing in
force. Currently Ignacio is centered along the southeast coastline above
Los Cabos is on the southernmost tip of the 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula,
west of mainland Mexico and just below Southern California. The Sea of
Cortez borders Los Cabos on the east and the Pacific Ocean is to the west.
The region's geography is a dynamic mix of unspoiled desert landscape,
white sand beaches and dramatic rock outcroppings. "El Arco," a distinctive
rock arch that sits at the tip of Land's End, is Los Cabos' most famous
geographic landmark. "El Arco" dips into the sea at exactly the spot where
the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez and was formed by the pounding
waters on both sides.
Families, honeymooners, mature travelers, golfers, eco-tourists, artists,
photographers, sightseers and others find what they are looking for when
they visit Los Cabos. With non-stop service from San Diego, Los Angeles,
San Francisco, Oakland, Ontario, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Denver,
Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, New York, Newark, and Chicago, Los Cabos
is fast becoming one of this decade's most sought-after vacation,
meeting and convention spots.
For more about Los Cabos -- and a copy of its informative Vacation Planner --
call 1-866-LOS-CABOS or check out www.visitloscabos.org.
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