New Four-Lane Highway From Los Cabos to La Paz Inaugurated by President Felipe Calderón

In preparation for the upcoming G20 Summit taking place in Los Cabos from June 15-22, Mexico's President Felipe Calderón and government officials from the state of Baja California Sur recently inagurated a new four-lane highway stretching from Cabo San Lucas to the capital city of La Paz.

Previously a two-lane highway, the new road is the result of a $250 million dollar investment by the Federal Government in preparation for the arrival of the world's leaders and heads of state later this year and will ultimately benefit the tourism industry by cutting travel time in half between Los Cabos and other destinations such as Todos Santos and La Paz.

With the new road allowing for a shorter driving time between Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos, travelers can take advantage of day trips to the charming desert oasis, home to two of the destination's most renowned boutique hotels; the Hotel California and the new Guaycura Hotel & Spa, which offers a combination of history and modern luxury. Todos Santos itself is a haven for local artisans and chefs, bringing with them a seemingly endless array of colorful art galleries and culinary experiences.

The new road consists of 26 bridges in total and is within the final phases of completion.