We just wanted to make sure you are updated on the condition of Baja Sur (south) after the most recent tropical storm, Lidia.
John & Becky
Baja Winters Caravans travel update Sept. 7, 2017
MEXICO CITY — About 1,400 people sought refuge in storm shelters in the Los Cabos resorts at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula on Thursday, Aug 31, 2017, as Tropical Storm Lidia gained strength and closed in on an area just north of the resorts.
Baja Winters has guided RV caravans to Baja since 1980. We, John & Becky Smith, have owned the company since 2000. In our 17-year experience guiding caravans to Baja we have seen how successfully Baja rebuilds after a hurricane or tropical storm. Since 2000 over 40 tropical storms and hurricanes have hit the Baja peninsula. These storm usually hit in the months of August, September and October. The month of September being the most active in regards to tropical storms and hurricanes. The most recent storm was not a hurricane it was a tropical storm with heavy rains mainly in the Los Cabos area at the tip of Baja. Our final destinations is Los Barriles, BCS, which is 50 miles north of San Jose del Cabo. Los Barriles was not damaged by tropical storm Lidia. At this time Mex Hwy 1 is open for tourism and commerce. Baja is resilient and rebuilds quickly. We have never experienced road closures on Mex. Hwy 1 from the U.S. border to Cabo San Lucas. Baja relies heavily on tourism as their number 2 source of income. It will be open and ready for business when we arrive in January 2018.
We want to assure you that we will not be deterred by the weather in Baja. We will be aware of what is happening and insure that we will be safe in our journey from Tecate, BC to Los Barriles, BCS.