Los Cabos' New Tourist Tax Starts November 9thPosted on 11/05/2019
If you're traveling to resort cities like Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, or La Paz, be prepared to pay a tourism tax.
The Mexican state of Baja California Sur announced it will institute the tax beginning on November 9th. The tax will cost 350 pesos ($18.50) for all foreign visitors.
The charge per visitor will contribute to the Baja Caifornia Sur Sustainability Fund, with the ultimate goal of strengthening public security, healthcare, education, housing, employment, sports, culture, agriculture, fishing, tourism, and social infrastructure.
While some Mexican cities charge tourists indirectly through hotel or airport-use taxes, the Baja Sur tax will be charged directly to tourists and will be payable at kiosks located at airports. Visitors can also pay the tax on a website or mobile app.
The Baja California Sur government expects to raise at least 490 million pesos (US$25.6 million) annually from the tax.