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Mexico tourist tax: new Baja California Sur tax

Chris Butler November 25th, 2019 371 views

Earlier in November, it was announced the independent Mexican state of Baja California Sur's government would introduce a new tourist tax to the area.

From November 9th 2019, all foreign visitors staying longer than 24 hours in the north-western state will need to pay 350 Peso (around £14) on arrival; you can pay via tax kiosks which will be found throughout the region's airports. Alternatively, you can pay the tax online or via designated apps. 

The tax has been introduced with the hopes of generating around 490 million Pesos (around £20 million) in revenue, which will be spent on social infrastructure across the state, including education, housing and healthcare, along with further developing the existing tourism industry.

The government has been put under scrutiny for a lack of investment in the local communities surrounding the popular tourist resorts, where many of its population live in near poverty. 

Baja California Sur is one of the most beautiful areas in Mexico, with mountainous landscapes running down from the south of California, which are perfect for hiking holidays. The area also has many charming beach and party resorts like San José del Cabo and Loreto.

See all of our deals to Baja California Sur here, or see all of our other popular tourist destinations across Mexico below.

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DatePrices FromAll Inclusive
Jan 2020£452£634
Feb 2020£453£598
Mar 2020£409£554
Apr 2020£462£602
May 2020£482£622
Jun 2020£454£591
Jul 2020£476£611
Aug 2020£534£683
Sep 2020£482£634
Oct 2020£495£643
Nov 2020£743£743

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