Frequent visitors to Los Cabos might have made plans to to avoid the Baja California Sur resort destination in the days leading to the June 18-19 G20 Summit of world leaders and finance ministers.
The gathering, at a new convention center in San Jose del Cabo, will attract thousands. A very heavy security presence already is evident.
"They have battle ships stationed off of our marina area and PT patrol boats are racing all about with heavy artillery -- they have snapped our docks' lines several times already," Eric Brictson, who runs a sportfishing business at La Playita in the San Jose area, stated via email.
Brictson continued: "Very high security in all directions, all of the military hardware, even saw a couple of tanks."
From Thursday through next June 19 (next Tuesday), the toll road will be restricted to the transportation of official delegations. Tourists and residents will need to take the old road to and from the international airport through San Jose del Cabo.
Cabo Villas has posted a list of important information for Los Cabos tourists and residents on its website.
It states that beach and ocean access will be restricted from the Holiday Inn (formerly the Presidente Intercontel Hotel) in San Jose del Cabo south to Punta Ballena just outside of Cabo San Lucas.
This probably means that surfing and snorkeling spots such as Zippers, El Tule, Chileno Bay and Santa Marina will be off-limits through at least next Tuesday.
Tourists and residents throughout the region should travel with official identification.
Those in Cabo San Lucas proper, at the tip of the peninsula, will not be as affected.
It should also be stressed that most big-game fishing areas will be accessible in the Pacific and in the Sea of Cortez.
"Some news are reporting that the port will be closed to all traffic, but the truth is there is only a small restricted area from Punta Ballena to Punta Gorda, and 5 miles from shore," stated Pisces Sportfishing on its blog. "So do not be worried, we are still going fishing, and we are still going to the good fishing grounds, all it takes is a small detour."
Brictson added that his fleet has been fishing mostly to the north of the restricted area and then echoed what many business owners in the area might bethinking: "I will be glad when it's all over with."
-- Image showing a navy vessel in Puerto Los Cabos is courtesy of Eric Brictson