A Greener Los Cabos

September 01, 2019

The Baja Way is sustainable, too.

The inspiring landscape of Los Cabos is unlike any other place on the planet. It’s where desert sands meet ocean waves, and a rich biodiversity contributes to not only a spectacular visual banquet but also a feast of delicious farm- and sea-to-table fare. Nature enthusiasts will want to experience Los Cabos’ diverse fauna and take to the sea to witness the magical migration of grey and humpback whales.

Naturally, these precious ecosystems and their inhabitants are worth sustaining and preserving for generations to come, locals and tourists alike. So, in an important move to make Los Cabos even more environmentally friendly, a new ban on single-use plastics has gone into effect.

Beginning on August 16, 2019, the use of plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam containers (typically used for take-away foods) will be gradually restricted in Baja California Sur, which includes Los Cabos. Over the next 12 months, hotels, restaurants and food vendors are to find more sustainable, biodegradable and compostable products to replace single-use plastics and reduce waste overall.

Visitors can join in the effort by bringing their own reusable bags for shopping and say, “no straw, please” when given the option. Remember, when it comes to protecting our environment, a little can go a long way. When everyone pitches in, we can prevent these pollutants from ending up in our parks or on our beautiful beaches.

Speaking of beaches, Los Cabos is the proud home of 19 beaches that have achieved Blue Flag status. These pristine sands have met a number of rigorous safety and cleanliness standards, ensuring that they are as safe as they are beautiful for all to enjoy. Let’s pledge to do our part to keep them that way.


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