Welcome to Mexico
Mexico is firmly committed to hosting a Summit that will benefit the global economy. Although, Mexico’s Presidency of the G20 includes conducting a series of dialogues prior to the Leaders’ Summit and following up on the agreements reached there, the Summit is without a doubt the centerpiece of the event. It is with great pride and sense of commitment that Mexico, as 2012 President, will host the Summit in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, a tourist destination that has all the necessary facilities and is most suitable venue to hold this important international meeting.
Baja California Sur
Surrounded by the waters of the Gulf of California — also known as the Sea of Cortés — and the Pacific Ocean, Baja California Sur is located in the northwestern part of Mexico where the desert stretches all the way to the sea. This state, whose capital is La Paz, boasts stunning natural surroundings as well as a rich cultural heritage, such as the caves in the Sierra de San Francisco and the Sierra de Guadalupe, with their paintings that give testimony to the first cultures that inhabited the region, There are also the Jesuit missions near the city of Loreto that were built by missionaries in the 17th century.
Of particular interest is the annual winter migration of the gray whales to the shores of Baja California Sur, the whales travel to the Magdalena Bay Natural Reserve, the San Ignacio Lagoon and the Soledad and Ojo de Liebre estuaries. The arrival of these huge animals marks the beginning of an unparalleled marine spectacle.
The G20 Leaders’ Summit will be held in Los Cabos, one of the state’s major tourist destinations.
Weather: Very dry, dry and semi-dry.
Temperature: 20°C (68°F) is the annual average.
San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, well-known beach destinations in the south of the Baja California peninsula linked by a 33-kilometer strip known as El Corredor, are known jointly as Los Cabos, the location of the G20 Summit in June 2012.
Very close to the town of San José del Cabo is the San José estuary, a sanctuary for tropical birds and a protected area for at least 150 animal species. The drive along the highway between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas is spectacular, taking you through the hotel zone and past Costa Azul and Acapulquito beach, as well as Palmilla, Chileno and Santa María beaches. Cabo San Lucas also has beautiful beaches, such as Hacienda and Médano, where the waves are gentle.
The Los Cabos rock arch, located where the waters of the Pacific and the Sea of Cortes meet, has become the most characteristic image of the peninsula.