|Quoting SLCUT2777 (Thread starter):
Is Cabo San Lucas going to be in as tough a shape going into the winter high season as Cancun was last year?
Not a chance. Cancun, which I have visited recently, did a fine job of rebuilding after the devastation down there, but parts of it still look like Beirut after the civil war. Part of this is because some owners of mediocre hotels decided to rebuild better than before, and getting the money and workers to do that takes time. When I was there, the Meridien, where I stayed, was pristine and beautiful. You would never know that a hurricaine had come through. Unless you looked two-hotels-over at the Ritz-Carlton which, even then, was in bad shape despite workers crawling all over it, or one hotel over to the right, which was a formerly-crappy hotel that was being stripped to the bare concrete before rebuilding better than before.
In short, the hotels that were open (about half then, and many more now) were just fine, and the closed ones looked terrible. Most of the ancillary businesses were open and operating just fine. But, as you note, it took time.
Weather reports that I have seen and local reports indicate that the damage to Cabo won't be anything like that.
[Edited 2006-09-02 01:15:45]