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How to Vacation in Cabo Like a Celebrity: 3 Tips for Living Large in Los Cabos

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

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For as long as tourists have been coming to Los Cabos, celebrities have been foremost among those touting the region’s charms. In the early days, it was Hollywood stars like John Wayne and Bing Crosby, who flew down for the big-game sportfishing and white-winged dove hunting. Today, it’s celebrities of all stripes. Cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo continue to be favored weekend getaways for movie stars, of course – thanks to the short flight down the coast – but also draw popstars, rock stars, superstar athletes, and many of the world’s richest people.

The attractions of the area are the same for celebrities as they are for the millions of other people of who vacation in Los Cabos on an annual basis: gorgeous beaches, year-round sunshine, great food and drinks, world-class outdoor activities, and a laid-back lifestyle.

But let’s be honest. Celebrities as a group don’t vacation like most people who visit Los Cabos. Celebrities tend to think big and live large, which is why so many people remain fascinated by their vacation habits.

In reality, you don’t to be a millionaire or celebrity to live like one…at least in the short term. But a certain larger-than-life travel approach is required. With that in mind, here are three tips for vacationing like a celebrity in Los Cabos.

Charter a Yacht for a Day

If you follow professional sports leagues in the U.S. like the NBA or NFL, you know Los Cabos, and Cabo San Lucas in particular, is a favored haunt of athletes and team owners. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was in Cabo on vacation when he first heard the team was for sale back in the late 1980s, and the team’s superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott continued his “training regimen” in Cabo during a recent holdout.

Renting a yacht is one of favored moves of visiting athletes. During the last 12 months, two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, have shared Instagram posts of themselves and their significant others lounging on the deck of yachts in Cabo San Lucas Bay.

Why not? It’s a classic way to signal that you do things “big”, and incidentally, a great way to spend a day in paradise.

Jerry Jones may bring his own megayacht with him on vacation, but most celebrities simply charter a yacht – by the day or week – an option that on a half-day basis is often much more affordable than one might think (depending on the size of the boat, of course!).

An afternoon or sunset cruise aboard a private yacht is a great way to upgrade a vacation visit from memorable to unforgettable, and it shows a celebrity-like propensity for thinking big.

Stay in a Luxury Villa

The ultimate celebrity move, however, isn’t renting a yacht, but eschewing local luxury resorts for a private luxury villa.

George Clooney, Sammy Hagar, Michael Jordan and others have owned or continue to maintain their own luxury homes in the area, but there’s no need for such extravagances when you consider the region’s incredibly collection of luxury villas and rental properties. Luxury villas spread like flowers across the hillsides of Pedregal, the most exclusive neighborhood in Cabo San Lucas, but also dot the coastline from the tourist corridor which connect the cape cities to the East Cape and beyond.

Spectacular Pacific Ocean or Sea of Cortez views are a given, but so too are lavish comforts and over-the-top amenities, from expansive terrace set pools and jacuzzis to home movie theaters.

Again, this is often a more affordable option than one might think. Renting a luxury villa for a week often ends up being comparable in price to nightly rates at upscale area resorts, especially if you’re with friends or family and can share the cost.

It’s a question of thinking big, and assuming you deserve the best things in life, from infinity pool views of Land’s End to dinner menus customized with your private chef.

Eat at All the Right Places

Popstar and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine chose a rustic restaurant as the setting when he married Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. That restaurant was Flora’s Field Kitchen at Flora Farms in San Jose del Cabo.

The rustic farm-to-table eatery has been a celebrity favorite for years, so much so that free dinners there were included in the gift bag given to attendees at a recent Academy Awards gala.

Celebrities are never caught dining at unfashionable restaurants, so those who wish to emulate them must familiarize themselves with the trendiest eateries in Los Cabos. Right now that list includes Flora Farms and Acre in San Jose del Cabo, as well as Nobu at Nobu Los Cabos and El Farallon at the Waldorf Astoria in Cabo San Lucas. Casa de Brasa at the Four Seasons on Los Cabos’ picturesque East Cape is also a de rigeur dining spot for the smart set.

So, to conclude: eat well, live well, yacht well. Follow those three tips and not only will you have unlocked the celebrity’s vacation formula, you will in essence have become one.

For more information about events, activities and villa rentals in Los Cabos, call us TOLL FREE at 1-888-655-4548, visit                                                                                                                 www.LosCabosVillas.com, or email us at Info@LosCabosVillas.com.

Photo credit:  Deshaun Watson/Instagram

Upcoming Events Calendar

January

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Día de los Reyes Magos – Jan. 6

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

Twin Dolphin ProAm Golf Tournament – Jan. 9 – 12

Cabo del Sol ProAm Golf Tournament – Jan. 10 – 14

February

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Cabo Collegiate Golf Tournament – Feb. 28 – Mar. 2

March

Cabo Collegiate Golf Tournament – Feb. – Mar. 2

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26

Semana Santa – Mar. 28. – Apr. 3

April

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23

May

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – May 6, 13, 20, 27

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – May 7, 14, 21, 28

June

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Jun. 3, 10, 17, 24

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25

Pelagic Triple Crown of Fishing Tournament– Jun. 10 – 12

July

East Cape Dorado Shootout Fishing Tournament – Jul. 17

Los Cabos Open of Tennis – Jul. 19 – 24

Ladies Only Fishing Tournament at Palmas de Cortez – Jul. 22 – 26

August

Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore – Aug. 3 – 7

Wahoo Gold Cup Jackpot Fishing Tournament – Aug. 21

September

Mexico Independence Day – Sep. 16

October

Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Fishing Tournament – Oct. 14 – 17

Bisbee’s Black and Blue Fishing Tournament – Oct. 19 – 23

November

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

SCORE Baja 1000 – Nov. 15 – 20

December

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

 


The Remote Work Revolution: Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Live in Los Cabos, Either Seasonally or Full-Time

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

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The pandemic world in which we now live may soon be coming to an end as vaccination numbers increase, but some of the cultural and social side effects will be with us for a long time to come. A few of them are even positive. The remote work revolution, for instance.

The idea of working online from any location is not a new one. As soon as the internet became a reality in the mid-1990s a few lucky souls were able to cut the metaphorical cord connecting them to an office or defined workplace. The pandemic, however, with its focus on safety and social distancing, has shed a light on how many of today’s tech and other computer related jobs really can be done remotely; in other words, from home.

And with that realization comes another epiphany: home can be anywhere you choose. When all you really need is a laptop to make a living, it matters little whether you live in a densely populated city or in a palm tree lined beachfront paradise.

Given the option of living anywhere in the world, wouldn’t you choose the beachfront paradise?

With this idea in mind, here are three reasons Los Cabos is among the world’s best remote work living destinations…either seasonally or full-time.

The Perfect Mix of Near Yet Far

If you can live anywhere and still work, why not choose a beachfront paradise like Tahiti or Bali? Well, you could, but flying back to the U.S. to see family or attend the rare business meeting would involve very long flights and be very, very expensive. The beauty of Los Cabos is that it has the gorgeous beaches and year-round sunshine, but also an almost perfect mix of near yet far.

What does that mean? Cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are nearly 1000 miles by car from the U.S. border, on the southernmost rim of the Baja California peninsula. So there’s definitely a feeling of being “far from the madding crowd”, with all the privacy and seclusion one could possibly want. But the cape cities are also only two hours by plane from California, and three to four hours from most American cities. If you want to see friends or family members from the U.S., it’s still close enough to be convenient and affordable.

There’s also the fact that the U.S. and Mexico are neighbors, and thus it is easy to acquire visas for extended stays, or even to become a permanent resident of Mexico after a period of four years has elapsed. Dual citizenship is also a long-term option, and an attractive one for parents who’d like their children to have a bilingual education. The lack of Spanish for adults seeking a remote work location isn’t an obstacle either, since Los Cabos is a tourist destination with a work force that largely speaks English. There’s also an expat population of over 15,000 U.S. and Canadian citizens, so it’s not hard to make new friends with common interests.

The Los Cabos Lifestyle

We’re talking about remote work, but obviously the ideal location is one in which there are plenty of things to do when you’re not working.

From a lifestyle perspective, Los Cabos has it all. Everybody knows about the beautiful beaches and year-round sunshine, but the area is also home to 18 great golf courses from design names like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, dozens of world-class pampering spas, and for water sports…it’s heaven on Earth. The fishing, surfing and diving are amazing here, but there are also ideal conditions from everything from hiking and mountain biking to sailing and stand-up paddle boarding.

Plus, because Los Cabos is an international tourist destination, there are a wealth of great wining and dining options.

Great Rentals and Real Estate

The Los Cabos real estate market has been booming in recent years, and why not? Who doesn’t like ocean view homes that list well below similar properties in the U.S., and a destination that features lower property taxes and a lower cost of living?

That’s a pretty great combination, and if you decide you want to live full-time in Los Cabos (or even if you don’t), buying a home here is an excellent investment. But for many in the remote work space, the idea of being able to pick up and travel, or to move seasonally, is also part of the attraction.

In this case, Los Cabos also offers a fine selection of rental homes and condos. Traditionally, most seasonal residents have spent the winter in Los Cabos. It’s pretty nice, after all, to have 75 degree days in January. But the good thing about year-round sunshine is there are no bad days, or seasons either.

That’s probably something you couldn’t say about the last place you worked.

For more information about home rentals or real estate in Los Cabos, call us TOLL FREE at 1-888-655-4548, visit                                                                                                                 www.LosCabosVillas.com, or email us at Info@LosCabosVillas.com.

Photo credit:  Villa del Palmar

Upcoming Events Calendar

January

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Día de los Reyes Magos – Jan. 6

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

Twin Dolphin ProAm Golf Tournament – Jan. 9 – 12

Cabo del Sol ProAm Golf Tournament – Jan. 10 – 14

 February

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Cabo Collegiate Golf Tournament – Feb. 28 – Mar. 2

March

Cabo Collegiate Golf Tournament – Feb. – Mar. 2

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26

Semana Santa – Mar. 28. – Apr. 3

April

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23

May

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – May 6, 13, 20, 27

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – May 7, 14, 21, 28

June

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Jun. 3, 10, 17, 24

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25

Pelagic Triple Crown of Fishing Tournament– Jun. 10 – 12

July

East Cape Dorado Shootout Fishing Tournament – Jul. 17

Los Cabos Open of Tennis – Jul. 19 – 24

Ladies Only Fishing Tournament at Palmas de Cortez – Jul. 22 – 26

August

Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore – Aug. 3 – 7

Wahoo Gold Cup Jackpot Fishing Tournament – Aug. 21

September

Mexico Independence Day – Sep. 16

October

Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Fishing Tournament – Oct. 14 – 17

Bisbee’s Black and Blue Fishing Tournament – Oct. 19 – 23

November

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

SCORE Baja 1000 – Nov. 15 – 20

December

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

 

 

 


What’s On Deck: An Early Look at the 2021 Fishing Tournament Calendar in Los Cabos

Tue, Jan 05, 2021

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Despite the pandemic, 2020 proved to be a banner year for Los Cabos fishing tournaments, with huge turnouts and record-breaking prize money.

Destination anglers can expect more of the same in 2021.

Almost all of the dates for the major regional tournaments have now been released, so we’ll catch you up on that, as well as providing the latest info on registration and early bird discounts.

Pelagic Triple Crown of Fishing Tournament/Cabo Summer Slam – June 10th to 12th

Bisbee’s isn’t the only organizer of big money fishing tournaments in Los Cabos. Water sports apparel maker non pareil Pelagic returns to host its 8th annual Summer Slam this June. The 2020 tournament was cancelled because of quarantine conditions in Los Cabos, and only dates have been releases so far for the 2021 event. But based on previous editions of the tournament, expect a shotgun start in front of Land’s End, with teams competing to haul in trophy size marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado and wahoo during the multi-day tournament. Last time the tournament was held, base entry was $3,500 per team, with $19,500 acr0ss-the-board for all jackpots and challenges. We’d expect prize money to easily exceed $300,000 overall.

Stars and Stripes Golf and Fishing Tournament – June 23rd to 27th

During the 20+ years of its existence, the annual Stars and Stripes’ golf and fishing tournament has raised over 36 million dollars for youth focused charities. But it’s not simply a tournament or a charity benefit…more like a complete lifestyle experience. Participants stay at the luxurious Hilton Los Cabos; go big-game sportfishing for dorado, wahoo, tuna, sailfish, swordfish, and black, blue and striped marlin; play golf at some of the world’s best golf courses; and enjoy spectacular live entertainment nightly. Last year’s tournament was cancelled, and only the dates have been released for 2021: meaning there’s no word as yet on this year’s headliner. Expect a big name, though. Sammy Hagar and Cheap Trick have performed in recent years.

East Cape Dorado Shootout – July 17th

This is one of the largest fishing tournaments in Southern Baja, with an average turnout of 130 teams each year. What makes it so popular? The opportunity to win a brand new, fully-loaded 2021 Volkswagen 4×4 Amarok pickup truck, of course. The rules are simple, catch the biggest dorado on July 17th and you win the truck. There will also be great prizes for 2nd and 3rd place, as well as for the largest tuna and largest wahoo caught that day. The beauty of this one-day tournament format is that anyone can win. After the tournament, Palmas De Cortez in Los Barriles will host the award ceremony, which is unlike any in Baja, with dinner, music, a raffle, and more. The combined jackpot prizes here typically average $130,000.

Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore – August 3rd to 7th

The East Cape Offshore kicks off Bisbee’s 2021 series starting August 3rd. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three qualifiers in marlin, tuna and dorado categories, with the awards celebration taking place afterwards at the Hotel Buena Vista. Base entry for the event is $1500 per team, with additional fees for daily jackpots ($32,000 “across the board”). Prize money is based on entry fees received, with 60% going to the billfish winners, and 20% each to top tuna and dorado anglers. For first-timers, each tournament in the Bisbee’s series has an Early Bird Drawing. The winner of the drawing gets a free entry to the following year’s tournament. To be eligible the paid entry (base entry only) must be received by the Early Bird Deadline (June 30th, 2021 for the ECO). The earlier you enter the more chances you have to win, as for each month prior to the deadline that you enter, you will receive an additional chip in the drawing. For example, if you enter 6 months prior you will receive six chips in the drawing. The free entry is good for the following year only and is non-transferable.

East Cape Gold Cup Wahoo Jackpot Tournament – August 21st

Similar to the East Cape Dorado Shootout with its drive-away first prize, the biggest wahoo caught on August 21st will earn one lucky fisherman a showroom fresh 2021 Volkswagen Golf and a Suzuki 140 horsepower four-stroke outboard engine. In total, over $100,000 in cash and prizes are expected to be up for grabs, including great raffle prizes, return trips, fishing outings, and much more. The entry fee is only $500 per team and includes dinner at the awards ceremony.

Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore – October 14th to 17th

Commonly known as “Little Bisbee’s,” to differentiate it from the “Big Bisbee’s” Black & Blue marlin fishing tournament that also takes place each October in Los Cabos, the Los Cabos Offshore dates back to 2002, and is considered a more laid-back, charity focused endeavor than the Black & Blue. Cash prizes are awarded to the teams with the three biggest qualifying fish in the game and billfish categories at the LCO, and large amounts of fish/meals are always donated to local families in need. Base entry for teams is $1,500 U.S., with $22,500 necessary for “across the board” entry in all jackpots and challenges. The Early Bird Deadline for the LCO this year is August 31st.

Bisbee’s Black & Blue – October 19th to 23rd

Oft billed as “The World’s Richest Fishing Tournament,” thanks to its million dollar payouts, this marlin fishing tournament originally premiered in 1981, and remains to this day the highest profile annual event in Los Cabos. Base entry for this millionaire maker is $5,000 U.S. per team, and requires a $71,500 U.S. outlay across all categories, jackpots and challenges. Prizes are awarded for the top five catches of black and blue marlin, assuming they meet the minimum standards (300 lbs.). Early Bird Deadline this year, as for the LCO, is August 31st.

WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament – Nov. 3rd to 6th

The Western Outdoor News has a long history with Los Cabos, dating back to the 1950s, when Baja columnist Ray Cannon’s rave fishing reviews helped put the area on the destination travel map. The WON Tuna Jackpot is one of the larger fishing tournaments in Cabo San Lucas, a fixture of the autumn sporting calendar that follows hard on the heels of the Los Cabos Billfish and Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore and Black & Blue Tournaments. 149 teams made it to Cabo San Lucas for the 22nd annual event in 2020, competing for record cash payouts of over one million dollars ($1,035,700 to be exact). Entry forms ($1000 base entry) are already out on their website for the 2021 tournament.

For more information about events, activities and villa rentals in Los Cabos, call us TOLL FREE at 1-888-655-4548, visit                                                                                                                 www.LosCabosVillas.com, or email us at Info@LosCabosVillas.com.

Photo credit:  WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot

Upcoming Events Calendar

January

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Día de los Reyes Magos – Jan. 6

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

Twin Dolphin ProAm Golf Tournament – Jan. 9 – 12

Cabo del Sol ProAm Golf Tournament – Jan. 10 – 14

February

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Cabo Collegiate Golf Tournament – Feb. 28 – Mar. 2

March

Cabo Collegiate Golf Tournament – Feb. – Mar. 2

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26

Semana Santa – Mar. 28. – Apr. 3

April

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23

May

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – May 6, 13, 20, 27

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – May 7, 14, 21, 28

June

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Jun. 3, 10, 17, 24

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25

Pelagic Triple Crown of Fishing Tournament– Jun. 10 – 12

July

East Cape Dorado Shootout Fishing Tournament – Jul. 17

Los Cabos Open of Tennis – Jul. 19 – 24

Ladies Only Fishing Tournament at Palmas de Cortez – Jul. 22 – 26

August

Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore – Aug. 3 – 7

Wahoo Gold Cup Jackpot Fishing Tournament – Aug. 21

 September

Mexico Independence Day – Sep. 16

October

Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Fishing Tournament – Oct. 14 – 17

Bisbee’s Black and Blue Fishing Tournament – Oct. 19 – 23

November

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

SCORE Baja 1000 – Nov. 15 – 20

December

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

 

 

 


Health Spotlight: Safe Travel and Medical Tourism in Los Cabos

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

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Los Cabos has for decades been a leading destination for medical tourism, but of course in 2020 the question becomes 1) Is it safe to travel to there?… and then and only then 2) what are the options for affordable, high-quality medical and dental care?

Travel Safety Update for Los Cabos

So let’s start with the first question. Since reopening on June 15th, Los Cabos has been one of the strictest tourist destinations in Mexico in terms of safety protocols in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. What does this mean? Even now six months after reopening, Los Cabos is still mandating lower capacity levels for resorts, restaurants, and other businesses than other popular Mexican vacation destinations, as well as insisting on stringent safety measures elsewhere. Even the most luxurious resorts require mask wearing in all public areas, and temperature checks are obligatory before entering most places of business. Nightclubs have yet to reopen, since they’re regarded as a safety risk.

So yes, it is safe to travel to Los Cabos; and as vaccinations increase in the coming months, it will become even safer still. But for those who want to track the threat level, Mexico maintains its own version of a CDC (Center for Disease Control) website, where one can view a state-by-state, color-coded chart for new and ongoing coronavirus cases around the country.

That chart may be viewed here:  https://datos.covid-19.conacyt.mx/

Prospective visitors can also get an overview of the destination’s safety first approach, and the impact it’s making in this new article from Travel Weekly:  https://www.travelweekly.com/Mexico-Travel/Insights/Cautious-optimism-in-Los-Cabos

Medical Tourism in Los Cabos

The pandemic remains at the forefront of everyone’s consciousness, but it’s not the only medical issue, and of course the cost for basic care is often high in the U.S. That’s why Los Cabos has been long been a top destination for medical tourism, offering both convenient proximity to the U.S. and high-quality health care available at 40 to 65% less on average than its northern neighbor.

Not only is the cost affordable, Los Cabos has also seen an influx in recent years of new healthcare facilities with state-of-the-art equipment.

Hospiten and H+

The newest of these high-quality, low-cost medical centers is Hospiten, which premiered in October 2018 just outside Cabo San Lucas, near one of the municipality’s most oft-visited shopping centers (Plaza San Lucas, home to Walmart). If the name is recognizable, that’s because Hospiten is affiliated with the international hospital group of the same name, which has a network of locations that includes México, Spain, Jamaica, Panama and the Dominican Rebublic.

Hospiten Los Cabos offers patients a full-range of services, from emergency care and surgical suites to medical laboratories and departments specializing in anesthesiology, cardiology, general surgery, oral surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, dermatology, internal medicine, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and psychology, among others.

Hospiten isn’t the only impressive new medical facility to open locally. There’s also Hospital H+, which opened in 2016 in the tourist corridor that connects the cape cities, near San Jose del Cabo. Like Hospiten, H+ offers cutting-edge equipment and an excellent roster of on-call physicians, as well as 24-hour triage and intensive care, surgical areas and specialty clinics, laboratories and blood banks, radiology and ultrasound imaging, and private rooms for extended patient stays.

Other Quality Medical Care Options

Interested in exploring all the options? The U.S. Consulate regularly updates a list of fully-accredited hospitals and medical care facilities in Los Cabos, a list that at present includes the two already touted, as well as the AMC and BlueNet Hospitals, the General Hospitals in both Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, the Red Cross (Cruz Roja in Spanish) ambulance and rescue services, plus a few clinics and sanitariums.

The list may be viewed here:  https://mx.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/Hospitals-External-Feb-2020.pdf 

Dental Care

One area the U.S. Consulate list doesn’t address is dental care. But in this field, too, Los Cabos offers many excellent options for cost-conscious travelers, including the Dental Studio by Pedro Ortiz.

View the website here:  https://dental-studio-by-pedro-ortiz.negocio.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral

For a virtual tour of the facilities and a look at what the dental care experience is like, check out the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNE5dULKWKA&fbclid=IwAR08dE7IYTrfUJWhlkD-zk0jrjRpKw6ZF1yTGIbQ4HP4VswwupdAOj6vbuQ

For more information about events, activities and villa rentals in Los Cabos, call us TOLL FREE at 1-888-655-4548, visit  www.LosCabosVillas.com, www.TheCaboRealEstate.com or email us at Info@LosCabosVillas.com.

Photo credit:  Hospiten

Upcoming Events Calendar

December

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25

Festival del Mole in Todos Santos – Dec. 5

Feast Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe – Dec. 12

Official Start of Whale Watching Season – Dec. 15

Las Posadas – Dec. 16 – 24

Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) – Dec. 24

Navidad (Christmas) – Dec. 25

Nochevieja (New Year’s Eve) – Dec. 31

NYE 2021 Disco Classy at Sunset Monalisa – Dec. 31

NYE 2021 at SUR Beach House – Dec. 31

NYE 2021 at Bar Esquina – Dec. 31

NYE 2021 at Grand Solmar Land’s End – Dec. 31

NYE 2021 Glitz & Glam at Brigantine/Playa Grande – Dec. 31

NYE 2021 Wild Wild West at Anica/Grand Solmar Rancho San Lucas – Dec. 31

January

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Día de los Reyes Magos – Jan. 6

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

Twin Dolphin ProAm Golf Tournament – Jan. 9 – 12

Cabo del Sol ProAm Golf Tournament – Jan. 10 – 14

February

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Cabo Collegiate Golf Tournament – Feb. 28 – Mar. 2

March

Cabo Collegiate Golf Tournament – Feb. – Mar. 2

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26

Semana Santa – Mar. 28. – Apr. 3

April

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23

 May

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – May 6, 13, 20, 27

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – May 7, 14, 21, 28

 June

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Jun. 3, 10, 17, 24

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25

 July

Los Cabos Open of Tennis – Jul. 19 – 24

 August

Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore – Aug. 3 – 7

 September

Mexico Independence Day – Sep. 16

October

Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Fishing Tournament – Oct. 14 – 17

Bisbee’s Black and Blue Fishing Tournament – Oct. 19 – 23

November

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

SCORE Baja 1000 – Nov. 15 – 20

December

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

 

 

 


Save the Dates! After a Record Breaking 2020, Bisbee’s Announces 2021 Fishing Tournament Schedule

Tue, Dec 15, 2020

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2020 wasn’t a great year in the overall sense, but it sure was a banner one for Bisbee’s fishing tournament series in Los Cabos, which smashed records on the way to over $7,206,350 in total prize money (jackpots included).

Bisbee’s recently wrapped up their three-tournament series for 2020, with all three setting new records for attendance and prize money, despite government-dictated Covid-19 protocols being strictly enforced in both Cabo San Lucas and the East Cape. This remarkable achievement underscored once again Bisbee’s dominance in the high stakes world of sportfishing and firmly cemented their status as the richest tournament series in the world.

The recently-completed Black and Blue – AKA the richest billfish tournament in the world – ended on October 24th, attracting 127 teams and 883 anglers who competed for a staggering total payout of $4,649,350 million.

The Los Cabos Offshore tournament crushed both its past attendance record and its total payout record, as it hosted 128 participating teams and 769 anglers from around the world in October. This year’s total prize pool amounted to a whopping $1,457,000, as the tournament broke the million-dollar plateau for the second year in a row.

Bisbee’s began the 2020 season in August with the East Cape Offshore, which many thought would be canceled due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. Not only did the ECO take place, it drew a record turnout of 72 teams, cracked the million-dollar mark for the first time ever, and saw the largest blue marlin ever caught in the 21-year history of the event, a massive 704-pound blue marlin.

Led by Wayne Bisbee and his sister, Tricia Bisbee, the Bisbee’s family brand continues to carve out a unique place in the world of high stakes sportfishing events, carrying on a remarkable legacy that founder Bob Bisbee and friends could not have imagined when they first ventured down the rugged Baja coastline looking for a good time billfishing with a small flotilla of Southern California sportfishers some 40 years ago. Of the 10 tournaments around the world now hosting million-dollar sportfishing events annually, three belong to Bisbee’s!

Expect more of the same in 2021. Here’s what the 2021 tournament schedule looks like, along with information on early bird entries.

Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore – August 3rd to 7th, 2021

The East Cape Offshore is always first, and kicks off Bisbee’s 2021 series starting August 3rd. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three qualifiers in marlin, tuna and dorado categories, with the awards celebration taking place afterwards at the Hotel Buena Vista. Base entry for the event is $1500 per team, with additional fees for daily jackpots ($32,000 “across the board”). Prize money is based on entry fees received, with 60% going to the billfish winners, and 20% each to top tuna and dorado anglers. For first-timers, each tournament in the Bisbee’s series has an Early Bird Drawing. The winner of the drawing gets a free entry to the following year’s tournament. To be eligible the paid entry (base entry only) must be received by the Early Bird Deadline (June 30th, 2021 for the ECO). The earlier you enter the more chances you have to win, as for each month prior to the deadline that you enter, you will receive an additional chip in the drawing. For example, if you enter 6 months prior you will receive six chips in the drawing. The free entry is good for the following year only and is non-transferable.

Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore – October 14th to 17th, 2021

Commonly known as “Little Bisbee’s,” to differentiate it from the “Big Bisbee’s” Black & Blue marlin fishing tournament that also takes place each October in Los Cabos, the Los Cabos Offshore dates back to 2002, and is considered a more laid-back, charity focused endeavor than the Black & Blue. Cash prizes are awarded to the teams with the three biggest qualifying fish in the game and billfish categories at the LCO, and large amounts of fish/meals are always donated to local families in need. Base entry for teams is $1,500 U.S., with $22,500 necessary for “across the board” entry in all jackpots and challenges. The Early Bird Deadline for the LCO this year is August 31st.

Bisbee’s Black & Blue – October 19th to 23rd, 2021

Oft billed as “The World’s Richest Fishing Tournament,” thanks to its million dollar payouts, this marlin fishing tournament originally premiered in 1981, and remains to this day the highest profile annual event in Los Cabos. Base entry for this millionaire maker is $5,000 U.S. per team, and requires a $71,500 U.S. outlay across all categories, jackpots and challenges. Prizes are awarded for the top five catches of black and blue marlin, assuming they meet the minimum standards (300 lbs.). Early Bird Deadline this year, as for the LCO, is August 31st.

For more information about events, activities and villa rentals in Los Cabos, call us TOLL FREE at 1-888-655-4548, visit www.LosCabosVillas.com, www.TheCaboRealEstate.com or email us at Info@LosCabosVillas.com.

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Upcoming Events Calendar

December

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25

Festival del Mole in Todos Santos – Dec. 5

Feast Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe – Dec. 12

Official Start of Whale Watching Season – Dec. 15

Las Posadas – Dec. 16 – 24

Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) – Dec. 24

Navidad (Christmas) – Dec. 25

Nochevieja (New Year’s Eve) – Dec. 31

NYE 2021 Disco Classy at Sunset Monalisa – Dec. 31

NYE 2021 at SUR Beach House – Dec. 31

NYE 2021 at Bar Esquina – Dec. 31

January

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Día de los Reyes Magos – Jan. 6

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

Twin Dolphin ProAm Golf Tournament – Jan. 9 – 12

Cabo del Sol ProAm Golf Tournament – Jan. 10 – 14

February

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Cabo Collegiate Golf Tournament – Feb. 28 – Mar. 2

March

Cabo Collegiate Golf Tournament – Feb. – Mar. 2

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26

Semana Santa – Mar. 28. – Apr. 3


Teed Up for Action:  A Preview of Upcoming Golf Tournaments in Los Cabos

Tue, Dec 08, 2020

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The Los Cabos events calendar has been noticeably lighter in 2020, which of course has little to do with the propensity of cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo to throw a great party, and everything to do with the safety concerns surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic.

Events which draw crowds of people together in close proximity have simply not been possible in the current health climate. Events that have a built in social distancing element, however, have been able to continue on to great success, with only minor tweaks for additional safety measures. In this latter category are all the great local golf and fishing tournaments.

Los Cabos is famous for both, of course. The local tourist industry was practically built on big-game sportfishing, and every tournament scheduled after June this year went off as planned with no issues whatsoever. Not only that, Bisbee’s trio of tournaments – which in include the East Cape and Los Cabos Offshore, as well as the famed Black & Blue – were all distinguished by either record fields, record prize purses, or both.

Golf is a less lucrative endeavor in Los Cabos, even relative to the regional pro-am tournaments. Rather, it’s more of a lifestyle pursuit, one which allows visitors to play on some of the best golf courses in the world (at last count, Los Cabos had four of the top 100 in a ranking of international courses), as well as enjoying all the other upscale appeals Los Cabos has to offer (from destination dining to luxury villas, vacation rentals and resorts).

With that in mind, there are three big golf tournaments scheduled during the early part of 2021. One is open only to collegians. The other two, meanwhile, are pro-ams, open to anyone with the wherewithal to enter.

Here’s a preview of what’s on tap in terms of upcoming golf tournaments in Los Cabos.

Twin Dolphin Pro-Am Golf Tournament – Jan. 9th to 12th, 2021

The Los Cabos Pro-Am, long a fixture on the regional golf calendar, has seen some changes this year…and they’re good! The tournament has been split up into two separate events, each on acclaimed local layouts. For the Twin Dolphin Pro-Am Golf Tournament, the setting is Twin Dolphin Club, which opened in 2018 with a design collaboration by Todd Eckenrode and legendary player and former Masters Champion Fred Couples. Teams at this year’s tournament will consist of 5 players – 4 amateurs and one pro – with participants competing in a best ball format over 36 holes for daily and overall prizes (for both teams and pros). Entry fees include luxurious accommodation packages for three nights at the recently opened Montage Los Cabos Resort, which overlooks gorgeous Bahia Santa Maria.

Cabo del Sol Pro-Am Golf Tournament – Jan. 10th to 14th, 2021

Jack Nicklaus’ masterpiece at Cabo del Sol (originally The Ocean Course, now the Cove Club) has been a fixture of the Los Cabos golf scene since the mid-1990s, and has been rated one of the world’s best courses on numerous occasions. Another major champion, Tom Weiskopf, designed the neighboring Cabo del Sol Desert Course. Together, these magnificent layouts form the backdrop of the Cabo del Sol Pro-Am Golf Tournament, with the first and third (final) rounds at the Cove Club, the middle round at the Desert Course. The top 6 teams and professionals will split daily and overall prizes. Team makeup is the same as at Twin Dolphin (4 amateurs, 1 pro).

Cabo Collegiate Golf Tournament – Feb. 28th to Mar. 2nd

Arizona State won the 2020 Cabo Collegiate by 8 strokes, besting Texas A&M on the spectacular Tom Fazio designed course at Querencia, one of the most exclusive private courses in Los Cabos. Oklahoma State won the previous three Cabo Collegiate Tournaments. Who’ll win this year? Too early to guess, but over 15 top teams from U.S. universities will compete in the three round event, including Cal and Stanford, Alabama and LSU, Ole Miss and Florida State, as well as former tournament champions Arizona State and Oklahoma State.

For more information about events, activities and villa rentals in Los Cabos, call us TOLL FREE at 1-888-655-4548, visit   www.LosCabosVillas.com, www.LosCabosRealEstate.Pro, www.TheCaboRealEstate.com or email us at Info@LosCabosVillas.com.

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Upcoming Events Calendar

December

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25

Festival del Mole in Todos Santos – Dec. 5

Feast Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe – Dec. 12

Official Start of Whale Watching Season – Dec. 15

Las Posadas – Dec. 16 – 24

Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) – Dec. 24

Navidad (Christmas) – Dec. 25

Nochevieja (New Year’s Eve) – Dec. 31

January

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Día de los Reyes Magos – Jan. 6

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

Twin Dolphin ProAm Golf Tournament – Jan. 9 – 12

Cabo del Sol ProAm Golf Tournament – Jan. 10 – 14

February

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Cabo Collegiate Golf Tournament – Feb. 28 – Mar. 2

March

Cabo Collegiate Golf Tournament – Feb. – Mar. 2

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26

Semana Santa – Mar. 28. – Apr. 3

 


Holiday Happenings and Seasonal Adventures! Things to Do in Los Cabos This December

Tue, Dec 01, 2020

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The holiday season in Los Cabos is a snowbird’s delight, offering not only sunny, beach-friendly weather and holiday themed atmosphere and events, but also a wide variety of one-of-kind seasonal adventures. From whale watching to art walks, surfing to swimming with whale sharks, Los Cabos is a winter wonderland…albeit one where the daytime temperatures are a balmy 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and the ocean waters are warm enough for snorkeling and diving.

With that in mind, here are a few of our favorite recommendations for things to see and do this December in Los Cabos.

San José del Cabo Art Walk – Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

The historic Distrito del Arte in San Jose del Cabo takes center stage each Thursday evening during high tourist season–November through June–when residents and visitors alike are invited to stroll its cobblestone streets and peruse the many eclectic fine arts galleries. Art Walk hours are 5 to 9 p.m., when the neighborhood comes alive with wine, cheese and guided tours, as well as colorful street artists and strolling mariachis. This being 2020, social distancing and other safety protocols are in effect.

Whale Watching Season

Each winter some 5,000 to 10,000 blue, gray, humpback and other whales migrate from their arctic feeding grounds to breed in the shallow water coves and inlets of beautiful Baja California Sur. In this regard these leviathans of the deep are very much like the snowbirds who flock to cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo to escape frigid winter temperatures in the U.S. and Canada. The only real difference–aside from the obvious anatomical ones–is one of scale. The longest mammalian migration ever recorded was in 2014-2015, when a gray whale dubbed Varvara traveled over 14,000 miles round-trip from Russia to Cabo San Lucas. The whale watching season in Los Cabos kicks off officially on Dec. 15, with tours offered by virtually all local activities companies through mid-April.

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Season

Each winter, from mid-November through mid-March, strong El Norte winds blow hundreds of miles down the Sea of Cortez, creating ideal wind and kite surfing conditions in many coastal areas of Los Cabos. During this yearly breezy season, small East Cape communities like Los Barriles become meccas for world-class kitesurfers, kiteboarders and windsurfers, who flock to regional beaches for a chance to grab big air over offshore waves. Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), mountain biking, and ATVing are also popular activities during the wintertime months on Los Cabos’ picturesque and lightly developed East Cape.

Swim with Whale Sharks Season

The whale shark is the largest fish in the world, reaching up to 40 feet in length, and weighing as much as 47,000 pounds. There is no risk in swimming with these gentle giants, however, since they subsist solely on plankton. Baja California Sur’s capital city of La Paz is the premier place to indulge in this interactive and unforgettable wildlife adventure, with the majority of swim tours occurring near the tip of the El Mogote peninsula (typically from August through May). Complimentary round-trip transportation from Los Cabos is provided by several respected activities providers.

Pacific Side Surf Season

Surfers will find great waves in Baja California Sur on a year-round basis, although the scene shifts according to the season. During the winter months, for example, the best top breaks are found on the Pacific Coast, most notably off beaches like Cerritos, San Pedrito and La Pastora. Playa Los Cerritos is the best of the Pacific side beaches for beginners, and several local surf shops offer board rentals and lessons there; notably Costa Azul Surf Shop, which also maintains a shop on Playa Costa Azul in San Jose del Cabo (headquarters for the summer scene). Cerritos is less than an hour by car from Cabo San Lucas, and only 10 minutes or so from the popular day trip destination of Todos Santos.

For more information about events, activities and villa rentals in Los Cabos, call us TOLL FREE at 1-888-655-4548, visit                                                                                                                 www.LosCabosVillas.com, www.TheCaboRealEstate.com or email us at Info@LosCabosVillas.com.

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Upcoming Events Calendar

November

Day of the Dead – Nov. 2

WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot – Nov. 4 – 7

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27

Los Cabos Film Festival (online only) – Nov. 11 – 19

53rd Annual SCORE Baja 1000 – Nov. 16 – 21

Revolution Day – Nov. 20

Thanksgiving – Nov. 26

December

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25

Festival del Mole in Todos Santos – Dec. 5

Sabor a Cabo Rural 2020 – Dec. 11

Feast Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe – Dec. 12

Official Start of Whale Watching Season – Dec. 15

Las Posadas – Dec. 16 – 24

Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) – Dec. 24

Navidad (Christmas) – Dec. 25

Nochevieja (New Year’s Eve) – Dec. 31

January

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

February

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

 


Give Yourself a Gift:  4 Reasons to Spend Christmas in Los Cabos This Year

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

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2020 has been an unusual year, and a very difficult one in many ways. Most of us will be quite happy to see the end of it. But despite the challenges and trials of 2020, it’s still possible to end the year on a high note. In fact, that should be the goal.

And we have a recommendation: Christmas in Los Cabos.

It’s never a bad idea to take a vacation in Los Cabos, and there’s never really a bad time to do it. But Christmas 2020 is a particularly good time to visit, and for a variety of reasons.

Here are four of our favorites:

Winter Weather that Feels Like Summer Weather

This one is almost too obvious to mention…but we’ll do it anyway.

The average daily temperature in Los Cabos during December is about 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and the sun shines every day. Contrast that with frigid temperatures across much of the U.S., and the idea of a vacation seems better and better. Right?

Why slog through snow, after all, when you could be lounging on the beach with a cocktail or cerveza in hand? Why start the day de-icing your car or shoveling your driveway when you could be snorkeling in warm tropical waters? Why dress in layers of clothing when all you really need is swimsuit?

Well, you get the point.

A Culture of Celebration

Christmas is a popular celebration in countries around the globe, but few nations have embraced the spirit of the holiday quite like Mexico. Long-time visitors will perhaps be familiar with the phrase “Maraton Guadalupe-Reyes”, which refers to the nearly month-long period from the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Dec. 12 to the day of the three wise men (Los Tres Reyes Magos in Mexico, Epiphany in the U.S.) on Jan. 6. This annual stretch is filled (hence the “marathon” analogy) with a seemingly unending string of fiestas, a seasonal party spirit embraced strongly in nightlife meccas like Cabo San Lucas.

But of course spending the holidays in Los Cabos also offer so much more. The Christmas season offers a glimpse into the Catholic core of Mexican culture, from public nacimientos (nativity scenes) to myriad other decorations and observances.

This is a wonderful time to visit historic local churches, as well as a great opportunity to sample traditional holiday food and drink favorites like buñuelos (a fried dough dessert covered in cinnamon sugar), rompope (rum based eggnog), and ponche navideño (Christmas punch).

Christmas shopping opportunities abound as well, from upscale clothing and jewelry at Luxury Avenue to regional arts and crafts.

Larger Than Life Adventures

Snowbirds aren’t the only ones who flock to Los Cabos each winter. So too do upwards of 5,000 whales, who migrate from arctic summer feeding ground to warm water winter breeding grounds around Baja California Sur.

These are the longest migrations on Earth, as well as arguably the most spectacular. Watch a 60,000-pound humpback lift nearly his entire body out of the water in a breach before an awe-inspiring splashdown and it’s hard to argue.

Nearly every activities and adventure company in the area offers whale watching tours from mid-December to mid-April, the best of which typically utilize high-speed Zodiac inflatables to get as close as legally allowed to these leviathans. A few even offer hydrophones to hear their haunting songs.

But you don’t need to take a tour to see the biggest show on the planet, as transiting whales can often be sighted from the shoreline.

Affordable Luxury

The dollar remains strong against the peso, which means a paradisiacal destination that has always offered luxury at a value compared to the U.S., is even more affordable than ever.

Luxuries you might normally deny yourself can thus be enjoyed guilt-free, whether that means renting a yacht for a day, enjoying multi-course meals with wine pairings at top local restaurants, or taking advantage of the region’s superb collection of villas and vacation rentals.

The latter are really the ultimate affordable luxury in Los Cabos, since not only do they typically offer breathtaking ocean views and upscale amenities like infinity pools and hot tubs; but villas and vacation rentals also offer an ability to totally customize your vacation.

Is there a beach you love taking the family to? A restaurant you always visit with your significant other? A view that never fails to fill you with awe? Then find a luxury villa or vacation rental close by; or, better yet, let a professional find it for you.

That’s a pretty good gift to give yourself and your loved ones this Christmas.

For more information about events, activities and villa rentals in Los Cabos, call us TOLL FREE at 1-888-655-4548, visit  www.LosCabosVillas.com, www.TheCaboRealEstate.com or email us at Info@LosCabosVillas.com.

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Upcoming Events Calendar

November

Day of the Dead – Nov. 2

WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot – Nov. 4 – 7

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27

Los Cabos Film Festival (online only) – Nov. 11 – 19

53rd Annual SCORE Baja 1000 – Nov. 16 – 21

Revolution Day – Nov. 20

Thanksgiving – Nov. 26

December

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25

Festival del Mole in Todos Santos – Dec. 5

Sabor a Cabo Rural 2020 – Dec. 11

Feast Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe – Dec. 12

Official Start of Whale Watching Season – Dec. 15

Las Posadas – Dec. 16 – 24

Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) – Dec. 24

Navidad (Christmas) – Dec. 25

Nochevieja (New Year’s Eve) – Dec. 31

January

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

February

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

 


The Other Side of Paradise: 4 Reasons to Fall in Love with the East Cape of Los Cabos

Tue, Nov 17, 2020

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In the 50 years since Mexican tourist trust FONATUR first began developing Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo into world-class tourist destinations, the cape cities have seen remarkable changes: from the arrival of luxury resorts and pampering spas to upscale dining and championship level golf courses.

But there’s another side of Los Cabos, one much less developed, but with considerable charms for visitors seeking a different kind of “Cabo” vacation. That would be the East Cape, a seventy-mile stretch of coastline that swells outward from San Jose del Cabo to Los Barriles.

This coastline offers spectacular conditions for just about every outdoor activity imaginable, from surfing, diving, fishing, and hiking to mountain biking, camping, kayaking and kiteboarding.

If you’ve never experienced life on the East Cape, now’s a good time to start. Here are four of our favorite reasons for vacationing here (and for possibly making the vacation permanent).

The East Cape is a Time Machine to the “Old Cabo”

Because is it so much less developed than Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, going to the East Cape is a bit like getting into a time machine and hitting the setting for “Old Cabo”. The benchmark fishing resorts of Los Barriles and Buena Vista are close to 50 years old, and offer a glimpse of the region’s past, when the prime attractions were fishing, beaches, and little else. But head south below La Ribera and the old Camino Cabo Este (East Cape Road) is almost completely dirt, from just north of Cabo Pulmo to Zacatitos, 10 miles outside San Jose del Cabo.

The East Cape is an off-the-grid paradise, in other words – or at least significant parts of it still are – and it offers an incredible combination of peace, privacy, gorgeous scenery, and luxury rental accomodatons at affordable prices.

The Undersea Fantasia of Cabo Pulmo National Park

In 1995, the 100 or so residents of the tiny East Cape village of Cabo Pulmo noticed that their offshore waters were overfished and their offshore reef was being degraded. What followed was one of the world’s great ecological success stories. Determined residents and regional academics petitioned for protection, and Cabo Pulmo became first a protected sanctuary, and finally a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The eight fingers of offshore coral reef are among the oldest in the Western Hemisphere, and in the 25 years since Cabo Pulmo gained protected status, it has become the most densely populated area of the Sea of Cortez in terms of marine life; it literally teams with life, from mantas, dolphins and giant sea turtles to profusions of colorful tropical fish so intense it’s awe-inspiring. Cabo Pulmo has become one of the best snorkeling and diving destinations on the planet, and visits here are among the highlights of any East Cape vacation.

Beautiful Beaches Without Crowds or Vendors

Surfers have been heading to East Cape beaches like Shipwrecks and Nine Palms for generations, riding the waves from southwest swells. These beaches are beautiful, and there are hundreds just like them along the East Cape, stunning stretches of sand with virtually no one on them save a few surfers, or local fishermen putting their boats in the water. No vendors will bother you, no crowds will intrude on your space. It’s remarkable really; a bit like being in your own private Corona commercial.

Villas and Vacation Rentals That Will Take Your Breath Away

Has there ever been a year like 2020 in showing just how important it can be to truly get away from it all? Not only for peace of mind, but for the health and safety of family and friends?

The beauty of the East Cape is that you can get away in style. Take the Villa El Rincon del Sol, for example, a private 12-acre estate just north of Cabo Pulmo that offers a luxurious five-bedroom vacation rental with heated infinity pool and two waterfalls, plus over 200 meters of private beachfront. There are no crowds or vendors to bother you here. The only sounds you’ll hear are seabirds and waves gently lapping upon the shore. It’s a perfect privacy, with your own beach and some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world just down the road. The home is staffed with four full-time employees, including your own private chef, and if you have a stressful day in the infinity pool, a professional masseuse is only a phone call away.

This is the beauty of the East Cape experience, and it’s why a few discerning travelers are choosing it over the crowds and the noisy hustle-bustle of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. If you want the hustle-bustle and the action, you can still have it, of course. The East Cape is in the Los Cabos municipality, after all, and thus proximate by car to the “other” Cabo.

But there’s also immense natural beauty and total privacy, and those things are in shorter supply each passing year.

For more information about events, activities and villa rentals in Los Cabos, call us TOLL FREE at 1-888-655-4548, visit  www.LosCabosVillas.com, www.TheCaboRealEstate.com or email us at Info@LosCabosVillas.com.

Photo credit:  Chris Sands

Upcoming Events Calendar

November

Day of the Dead – Nov. 2

WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot – Nov. 4 – 7

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27

Los Cabos Film Festival (online only) – Nov. 11 – 19

53rd Annual SCORE Baja 1000 – Nov. 16 – 21

Revolution Day – Nov. 20

Thanksgiving – Nov. 26

December

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25

Festival del Mole in Todos Santos – Dec. 5

Sabor a Cabo Rural 2020 – Dec. 11

Feast Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe – Dec. 12

Official Start of Whale Watching Season – Dec. 15

Las Posadas – Dec. 16 – 24

Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) – Dec. 24

Navidad (Christmas) – Dec. 25

Nochevieja (New Year’s Eve) – Dec. 31

January

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 February

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Giving Thanks for Great Meals: Delicious Thanksgiving Dinners in Los Cabos in 2020

Tue, Nov 10, 2020

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Even in the most difficult and challenging year – we’re looking at you 2020! – there are always plenty of things to be thankful for; especially if you’re fortunate enough to spend the traditional harvest holiday in a warm weather paradise like Los Cabos.

In Mexico, Thanksgiving is referred to as El Dia de Accion de Gracias, but no, it’s not a national celebration. There weren’t any pilgrims here in the 17th century. However, there are plenty of resorts and restaurants nowadays – in cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, at least – that cater to the traditional expectations of visiting Americans, offering filling Thanksgiving dinners and other holiday-appropriate experiences (football anyone?).

So trust us: there’s no need to worry about getting enough turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie in Los Cabos this year. Many of the local restaurant popular with tourists will be whipping up multi-course menus with all the familiar favorites. The difference is, unlike dinner at grandma’s house, there may be a mixologist, sommelier or master tequilier on hand to offer pairing suggestions.

With that in mind, here are a few of our favorite Thanksgiving dinner options in Los Cabos for 2020:

Thanksgiving Dinner at Solomon’s Landing

Solomon’s Landing is a long-time fixture on the Cabo San Lucas marina boardwalk, thanks to the congenial waterfront atmosphere and New Orleans trained chef Brian Solomon’s facility with the fresh and abundant local seafood. But popular as this restaurant is, rarely is it busier than Thanksgiving evening, when crowds spill out in front of the restaurant waiting for a table to open up. This year, Solomon’s is serving up a four-course Thanksgiving menu priced at $29.50 for adults, $15.50 for children aged 11 and under. The main course is juicy turkey and gravy, with stuffing, sautéed green beans with slivers of almond, cranberry sauce and homemade candied yams. Preceding the feast are soup (clam chowder in a bread bowl) and garlic bread; following is a choice of pumpkin pie or apple pie a la mode.

Reservations are highly recommended. Call (624) 219-3228 or hit the reservation button on their website at www.solomonslanding.com.mx.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Salvatore G’s

During its 16-year history in Cabo San Lucas, Salvatore G’s (formerly known as Salvatore’s) has become famous for three things:  great Italian food, huge portions, and terrific service. All accept the Italian food will be featured in their annual Thanksgiving feast, which clocks in at a muy afordable $28 per person, a nice price given their trademark enormous portion sizes. They don’t mind if couples share a single entrée either. The holiday menu this year includes turkey (white and dark meat), stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, as well as a starter of their popular Mista salad (mixed greens, Roma tomatoes and red onions topped with parmigiano cheese in a balsamic vinaigrette), plus bread and olive oil/balsamic vinegar, of course.

Reserve ahead of time for either dine-in or takeout; call or WhatsApp (624) 105-1044, visit their website at salvatoregs.com, or message them on Facebook @salvatorescabo. Seatings are at 6 and 8 p.m.

For a drink before dinner, stop across the street at Fenway Bar, a unique sports bar concept whose décor and accents all pay tribute to the history of the Boston Red Sox. NFL games are always shown as well, though, so this is a great pit stop to check up on all the Thanksgiving day games.

Thanksgiving Dinner with a Master Chef

Okay, so this one isn’t all that traditional. But Auberge brand resorts Esperanza and Chileno Bay in the Los Cabos tourist corridor will both be hosting dinners from a renowned chef over Thanksgiving weekend. That would be Chef Mads Refslund, a cofounder of Noma in Copenhagen, the two-star Michelin rated restaurant which has four times in the last decade been ranked as the best restaurant in the world.

The Danish culinary master will show off his skills November 27 in the outdoor exhibition kitchen at Esperanza’s gorgeous seaside eatery Cocina del Mar, then will move to Chileno Bay the following day, cooking up a four-course meal over a beachfront fire.

No word on whether turkey or mashed potatoes will be on either menu, but the dining experiences are sure to be memorable ones, regardless of the bill of fare. To find out more, hit the “inquire” button at aubergeresorts.com/esperanza/experiences/dine-with-a-michelin-starred-danish-chef/.

For more information about events, activities and villa rentals in Los Cabos, call us TOLL FREE at 1-888-655-4548, visit   www.LosCabosVillas.com, or email us at Info@LosCabosVillas.com.

Photo credit:  Salvatore G’s

Upcoming Events Calendar

November

Day of the Dead – Nov. 2

WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot – Nov. 4 – 7

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27

Los Cabos Film Festival (online only) – Nov. 11 – 19

Gastrovino Baja Food and Wine Festival – Nov. 13 – 15

53rd Annual SCORE Baja 1000 – Nov. 16 – 21

Revolution Day – Nov. 20

Thanksgiving – Nov. 26

December

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25

Festival del Mole in Todos Santos – Dec. 5

Sabor a Cabo Rural 2020 – Dec. 11

Feast Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe – Dec. 12

Official Start of Whale Watching Season – Dec. 15

Las Posadas – Dec. 16 – 24

Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) – Dec. 24

Navidad (Christmas) – Dec. 25

Nochevieja (New Year’s Eve) – Dec. 31

January

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

February

Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo – Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Viva La Plaza in Cabo San Lucas – Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

 


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