Visitors heading to Los Cabos can expect to pay a little extra this winter, after the government of Baja California Sur announced the enactment a new tourist tax of 350 pesos, equivalent to $23.98 CAD.
According to a report by the Associated Press, the new tax – which comes into effect Nov. 9 after being delayed since Dec. 31, 2017 – will be directly payable by travellers at designated kiosks located in the state’s airports. This will be the first time that a Mexican state directly charges a tax to inbound tourists, as opposed to collecting the tax via hotels or other channels.
The state said the tax will be earmarked for ‘use of infrastructure’ and will be used for ‘social service works,’ the report added, with the tax expected to generate 490 million pesos – approximately $33,584,145 CAD – in its first year.
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