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Holland America To Expand Mexico Program in 2016-17

New Mexican Riviera Cruises Stop in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta

SEATTLE, March 23, 2016 — Holland America Line is strengthening its presence in Mexico for the 2016-17 season by increasing the number of departures and returning a larger Vista-class ship to the region. From October 2016 through February 2017, the 1,916-guest ms Westerdam will sail a series of 13 seven-day cruises roundtrip from San Diego, California, including two special holiday departures in December.

To kick off the season, the ship will depart from Vancouver, British Columbia, Oct. 18, 2016, on an 11-day itinerary. Boasting sun-kissed skies, golden beaches and azure seas, the Mexican Riviera is an ideal getaway for travelers looking to visit a destination that’s rich in culture, color and cuisine.

“We’re looking forward to the 2016-17 Mexico cruise season, and with increased sailings and a larger ship we’ll have the opportunity to show more of our guests what makes Mexico such a vibrant destination,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “Mexico has it all, and with convenient roundtrip San Diego cruises, we know that these itineraries are going to attract a lot of cruisers looking for a unique warm-weather vacation.”

Holland America to Expand Mexico Program

An 11-Day Mexican Riviera Cruise Opens the Season
Departing Oct. 18, ms Westerdam sails from Vancouver to San Diego on an 11-day Mexican Riviera itinerary. The ship visits Santa Barbara, California, before calling at San Diego the first time, then continues on to make calls at the Mexican ports of Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta before returning to San Diego at the end of the voyage. Guests who want to take a seven-day portion can embark Oct. 22 in San Diego following the call at Santa Barbara.

Seven-Day Mexican Riviera Itinerary Sails Roundtrip from San Diego
For the remainder of the season, Westerdam sails a series of 13 seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises where guests will get a great feel for the country and all that it has to offer. Sailing roundtrip from San Diego through Feb. 7, 2017, the itinerary calls at Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. Three days at sea allow plenty of time to relax and explore the abundance of amenities offered on board.

Popular Ports Highlight the Itinerary
During the sail into San Diego, guests are treated to scenic cruising past Coronado Island, Cabrillo National Monument and Point Loma. Westerdam conveniently docks near downtown, so guests can walk on Coronado Island’s sandy beach, take in the Old Town or have a wild time at the famous San Diego Zoo, time permitting.

At the tip of the Baja California peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is one of Mexico’s most recognizable ports of call thanks to its unique rock arch formation. Whether lounging on a powdery beach, exploring on a four-wheel-drive adventure or taking to the sea in search of a gray whale, guests will find Cabo (as it is affectionately called) offers something for every type of traveler.

Mazatlán, known as the “Pearl of the Pacific,” is where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet, creating an incredible sportfishing environment. It’s also a haven for watersports, historic sites and nature. Locals treat visitors like amigos, making it a coastal city with plenty of allure.

Puerto Vallarta has it all — from gorgeous beaches and activities galore to chic shops and stylish restaurants. The quaint Old Town greets visitors with an enticing mix of red-tiled buildings, cobbled streets and bustling open markets, while eco-adventures show off Mexico’s flora and fauna in this paradise on earth.

‘On Location’ Brings Mexican Culture on Board
Throughout the voyage, “On Location” programming brings Mexico’s local traditions, culinary tastes and cultural experiences to life on board. A mariachi band will perform throughout the voyage, while a barbecue on Lido Deck features authentic Mexican dishes. Guests who want to learn more about the country can attend a destination presentation or head to the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food and Wine magazine, for a cooking demonstration, cooking class or themed mixology class featuring local fare. The main dining room and Lido Market also will showcase the flavors of Mexico.

Sea Days Offer a Variety of Onboard Activities
With an abundance of activities, days at sea can move at a leisurely pace or pick up speed with a packed, fun-filled schedule. Guests can get pampered at Greenhouse Spa; learn how to share cruise photos at a Digital Workshop powered by Windows; enhance their cooking skills at the Culinary Arts Center; lounge by the pool and get lost in a good book; browse the latest news at the Explorations Café powered by The New York Times; indulge in tea time; enhance their knowledge at a lecture; attend a dance class; and much more.

For more information about Holland America Line and Mexico Riviera cruises, consult a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.

 

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Platinum Luxury Auctions Announces Upcoming Auction of Cabo San Lucas Mansion

Following on the momentum of a flawless series of auctions – selling three-of-three luxury homes in southern California’s San Diego County – Platinum Luxury Auctions has ventured south of the border into Mexico’s Baja California Sur, with the announcement of a luxury real estate auction planned for April 30, 2016 in Cabo San Lucas. The auction will feature a tri-level mansion located in Cabo’s desirable Pedregal community. Although the residence was recently offered for a price of $10 million, it will now be sold to the highest bidder who meets or exceeds a reserve price of only$5 million.

Although this marks Platinum’s first transaction in Mexico, the firm’s members have closed more than $450 million in non-distressed, luxury real estate auction sales to date, including a number of record-setting sales for properties located outside ofthe United States. The auction sale will be held in cooperation with Snell Real Estate, an Engel and Völkers affiliate serving as the listing brokerage of record. Sales associate Cindy Stanford is representing Snell in the transaction.

Cabo San Lucas Mansion

Villa Searfoss in Cabo San Lucas.

“Although our business has taken us to many luxurious, coastal enclaves, we’re very impressed with the overall Cabo San Lucas marketplace,” stated Trayor Lesnock, Platinum’s founder and president. “While we often find that many of these coastal retreats located outside of the U.S. lack the infrastructure that is needed to make longer-term visits or property ownership attractive, Cabo actually has a robust economic ecosystem that offers nearly all of the everyday creature comforts on which many wealthy individuals rely. This makes Cabo ideal for long-term investors and those who want to own property there.”

The property, named Villa Searfoss by its original and only owner, is perched near the top of one of Pedregal’s tallest hills, allowing for inspiring vistas of the crystal blue skies and Pacific Ocean, in addition to panoramic views of Cabo’s mesmerizing sunsets, which turn the sky into a canvas of rich pinks, oranges, reds, and purples. The elevated location also offers a beautiful, bird’s-eye view of lower Pedregal and its beaches.

The tri-level estate was built to a “commercial-grade” standard, with a structure that is nearly entirely concrete. In total, Villa Searfoss offers more than 17,800 sq. ft. of constructed area, with 11,571 sq. ft. of interior space and more than 5,400 sq. ft. of terraces and balconies. The 788-sq. ft. pool deck includes a fire pit lounge, spa, and an infinity-edge pool that appears to flow right into the Pacific’s waters.

With 10 bedrooms – including a 2,000-sq. ft. master suite and a “junior master” suite on the lower living level – there is plenty of room for large families, friends, or corporate retreats. Two of the guest bedrooms are part of self-contained apartments that can be accessed separately from the main house. Each apartment features a dedicated family room and kitchen, making them ideal for live-in staff or long-term guests. There are 11 full and 1 half baths in total.

Additional features of the residence include a gourmet kitchen and grand salon which open to the vast pool deck, a large entertainment lounge, a covered terrace outfitted with multiple hammocks, and a 4-vehicle garage. The owner also invested in special details such as whole-house water filtration with UV purification, and a custom designed, high-volume plumbing system that insures that high-pressure, heated water flows throughout the estate at all times.

The gated, ocean-side community of Pedregal de Cabo San Lucas (often simply called “Pedregal”) has long been considered one of the finest residential enclaves in the Baja California Sur. While there are a number of condominiums and smaller villas inPedregal, the community is perhaps best known for the unique architecture and design of the very large estates located there. In fact, a number of these properties have been featured in leading publications such as Architectural Digest, Forbes, andDistinctive Homes.

Notable community amenities include a dedicated beach area, stationed guard gate with 24-hour security patrol, 250,000-gallon water desalinization plant, spa/health club, tennis club, children’s playground/park, and a private, bilingual school offering instruction in grades K-12.

For many years, wealthy individuals with part-time (or full-time) residences in the Los Cabos area – which includes both Cabo San Lucas and the San José del Cabo area – have considered the location a best-kept secret. Although located immediately south of the state of California, the Baja California Sur follows Mountain Time, making the area much more appealing for those coming from the middle and eastern United States. Cabo’s perpetually sunny weather is tempered with low humidity and cooling ocean breezes along its coast, making the area’s many outdoor activities enjoyable year-round.

Property previews commence April 7, 2016, and continue daily between the hours of 12:00 and 5:00 p.m. (MDT) until the auction date. Interested parties may contact Platinum Luxury Auctions at 800.913.1596 or visit CaboLuxuryAuction.com.

About Platinum Luxury Auctions
Platinum Luxury Auctions specializes in the non-distressed sale of multimillion-dollar properties within and beyond the United States. The Platinum team has closed more than $450 million in luxury real estate auction sales to date, while consulting on more than $1.5 billion in additional luxury properties worldwide. The firm is responsible for developing the luxury auctionSMmodel for high-priced real estate auctions.

 

Baja.com is a comprehensive online source of first-hand travel information for the Baja California Peninsula. We offer Baja travelers expert advice about local restaurantshotelsvacation rentals and activities, as well as guides, maps, complete event calendars and great stories about incredible travel destinations, from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas.  We also provide free personal travel consulting, planning and booking services in Los Cabos, Todos Santos and La Paz, with prices that match or are below best advertised price. For more information, please call toll-free (US/CAN) 855-BAJA-411 or email us at info@baja.com.

 

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PGA Champions Tour Star Esteban Toledo Picks His Favorite Cabo Golf Holes

Golf ambassador’s selections are a highlight reel of spectacular challenges

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Feb. 29, 2016) – Esteban Toledo, a multiple winner on the PGA Champions Tour and the official golf ambassador for the Los Cabos Tourism Board, is very familiar with Cabo’s fantastic array of courses. “As a touring professional, I’ve been privileged to play all the top courses throughout North America,” said Toledo, who won a Champions Tour event at Pebble Beach last year. “For beauty, challenge and variety, the golf courses in Los Cabos are in a class of their own.”

Asked to pick his favorite holes in Los Cabos, Toledo, who donates 10% of his winnings to the Esteban Toledo Family Foundation Home, an orphanage he founded in his hometown of Mexicali, came up with a scintillating front nine. Comprised of three par 3’s, three par 4’s and three 5’s, each hole showcases Cabo’s unique mountain-desert-ocean ecosystem.

“Not only does each hole present a compelling challenge, but taken together, I can’t think of a more scenic collection of golf holes anywhere in the world,” Toledo said. Yardages are listed from the back (championship) markers, though each hole has multiple sets of forward tees that give handicap players an appropriate test—and a fighting chance.

Cabo del Sol (Ocean Course – No. 17) – Par 3 – 178 yards

One of the most dazzling par 3’s in the world. From the back set of markers, tee shots are played over a sandy cove to a perched green set atop a granite shelf fronted by scalloped bunkers, with the ocean crashing into the rocks on the right. The green is sizable but exposed to onshore breezes.

Quivira No. 13 – Par 3 – 148 yards

A truly spectacular par 3. The tiny green at this breathtaking short hole crowns a massive pinnacle of granite that rises 150 feet from the foaming surf. There is a bail-out area to the left of the putting surface, but this hole requires a solid short-iron shot over a gaping abyss to the smallest target on the course.

Favorite Cabo Golf Holes

The spectacular 13th hole at the Jack Nicklaus designed Quivira Golf Club in Cabo San Lucas.

Puerto Los Cabos (Marina –  No. 15) – Par 3 – 216 yards

Set on a bluff directly above the Sea of Cortes, this solid par 3 on the Marina Course at Puerto Los Cabos is one of the toughest one-shotters in town from the back tees. The subtly contoured green, flanked by bunkers, is half-hidden among the windswept dunes and can be very elusive.

Palmilla (Mountain – No. 5) –  Par 4 –  401 yards

From a hilltop platform, the tee shot at this dramatic par 4 is a forced carry over a deep arroyo to a long, sinuous fairway that looks like a green island floating in the blue sky. The approach shot is played to a sunken green fronted by a dry river bed and defended by a pair of deep sand pits. It’s the No. 1 handicap hole, and deserves to be.

Cabo del Sol (Desert – No. 18) – Par 4 – 427 yards

At this picturesque closing hole, with the Sea of Cortes on the horizon, a meandering creek tumbles along the left side of fairway before crossing in front of the putting surface and spilling into a lake that guards the right side of the green. Based on pin placement, the large, undulating green can be very tricky.

Cabo Real – No. 14 – Par 4 – 454 yards

With a fairway that tiptoes along the rim of a steep canyon and a green set beside a precipice at the layout’s highest point (460 feet above sea level), this challenging par 4, like most of the holes on Cabo Real’s back nine, is chiseled into desert foothills below rugged mountain peaks. A very firm test.

Club Campestre –  No. 7 – Par 5 – 541 yards

Tumbling down rolling foothills in the Sierra del la Laguna Mountains, Campestre’s signature hole is the risk-reward par 5 seventh, a Z-shaped double-dogleg that plays to a well-bunkered peninsula green that juts into a pond. This hole can be played boldly or conservatively but never easily.

Cabo San Lucas Country Club –  No. 7 – Par 5 – 610 yards

This club’s parkland-style layout, the only golf course in Los Cabos with a view of the iconic sea arch at Land’s End, boasts the double-dogleg par-5 seventh, which swings around a lake and stretches to 610 yards from the back tees. It ranks among the longest and most challenging holes in all of Mexico.

Diamante (Dunes – No. 17) – Par 5 – 588 yards

This sturdy par 5 is a true three-shot hole that heads inland from the sea and usually plays downwind. Players must hit their tee shots over a broad arroyo to find a preferred landing area. An accurate lay-up is followed by a lofted approach shot to a shelf-like green perched 50 feet above the fairway.

 

About Los Cabos:

Situated at the tip of the 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos is home to award-winning hotels, resorts, championship golf courses, rejuvenating spas and world-class sport fishing. With a unique landscape of dramatic desert and dazzling beaches, Los Cabos is an exotic escape within easy reach of most U.S. and Canadian cities. For more information, images and videos from Los Cabos, visit www.visitloscabos.travel, follow us on Twitter@LOSCABOSTOURISM and visit us on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

 

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The Cape: A Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas to Host an Exclusive Surfing Retreat

Los Cabos’ newest luxury boutique hotel celebrates its unparalleled location on popular surfing spot Monuments Beach with niche package, available May 19-22, 2016

(LOS ANGELES; February 23, 2016) – The Cape, a Thompson Hotel is partnering with new adventure travel production company MANSA VIDA—founded by pro-surfers Rob Machado and Tim Curran—to host a surfing-inspired retreat,exploring the sport, music, and art of surf culture. Led by surfing industry veterans, including Curran, friend and fellow pro-surfer Damien Hobgood, iconic surf photographer Tom Servais (and with potential special guests ranging from Rob Machado to musicians and athletes from the MANSA VIDA network), the immersive, three-night retreat will celebrate all things surf culture. Taking place May 19-22, 2016, the multi-day experience includes overnight stays at the new luxury resort; a hands-on surf workshop with the pros; a live acoustic performance by Curran held on the hotel’s rooftop (the onlyrooftop lounge in Cabo San Lucas); screenings of cult surf films (followed by Q&A sessions with the pros); and an informative surf photography viewing and discussion with Tom Servais (previously senior staff photographer for SURFER Magazine).

The Cape A Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas

Located directly along Monuments Beach—a world-renowned surfer’s destination—and near Cabo San Lucas and the southernmost tip of the Baja California Sur Peninsula, The Cape is the first Mexico property from the sophisticated lifestyle brand Thompson Hotels and a natural partner for the surf pros, who often vacation in Los Cabos to hit its famed breaks. Both champion surfers, retreat co-leader Hobgood is a ten-year-plus veteran of the World Championship Tour known for his penchant for tackling high-risk surf, while Curran is also an established singer/songwriter having opened for the Foo Fighters, among other celebrated artists. Servais is revered as one of the most prolific and talented surf photographers, having worked in the industry for 25-plus years.

“We were inspired to host a retreat like this after (fellow MANSA VIDA founder) Rob and I went on a surfing trip through Mexico. We were surfing, playing music, and surrounded by this amazing and talented group of photography and film professionals,” says MANSA VIDA co-founder Curran. “We want to offer folks the chance to explore surf culture just like the world’s top surfers do. And The Cape, with its surf-inspired vibe and incredible location right on Monuments Beach, is the perfect place to do it.”

The Cape A Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas

The Cape + MANSA VIDA Surf Retreat Package Includes:   

  • Three Nights at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel– room options vary; can include but not limited to:

o   The Surfer Villa – a three-bedroom, two-story luxury villa with a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art kitchen; gaming room with pool table; expansive, private outdoor patio with a plunge pool and barbecue; and sauna

o   Deluxe King Room – featuring a private balcony with hanging daybed; bespoke mid-century, Latin                            American-inspired furnishings; free-standing, copper-leafed tub and rain shower

  • Surfing Workshop with Curran and Hobgood– guests will hit the waves side-by-side with Curran and Hobgood, where they can test out the pros’ surfboards and experience hands-on coaching; pending surf conditions and open to surfers of all levels
  • Film Screenings on The Rooftop– cult surf films will be screened at the sixth-story rooftop lounge overlooking the Sea of Cortez and downtown Cabos San Lucas; followed by Q&A session with the pros discussing the art and craftsmanship of this niche genre
  • Photography Exhibit with Tom Servais – led by the renowned surf photographer, guests will view a collection of iconic surf images taken by Servais over the last few decades; followed by a Q&A session with Servais on capturing the culture and action of the sport
  • Live Acoustic Concert on The Rooftop – led by singer/songwriter Curran, guests will enjoy a live acoustic show at the hotel’s rooftop lounge
  • Daily Morning Yoga – often a fundamental part of surf culture, each day will begin with beachside yoga classes led by a resident teacher
  • Daily Breakfast– hosted breakfast at the resort’s casual beach-house inspired restaurant Ledge, complete with ocean views and fresh local produce
  • Surf SWAG– guests will receive assorted sporting gear from the pros’ sponsors
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfer – from San Jose del Cabo airport

The Cape A Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas

Available for booking now, “The Cape + MANSA VIDA Surf Retreat” package is in limited supply and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Packages start at $3,981 for three nights (in a double occupancy room; single traveler rates are available for $2,921 for three nights). An optional five-night package (in a double occupancy room is available for $5,920). Posted rates do not include tax and resort fees; pricing can be adjusted to accommodate larger groups. To book this experience, please call The Cape directly at 877.793.8527. More information is available at thompsonhotels.com/the-cape.

About The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel debuted June 26, 2015, and is located in the Cabo San Lucas region of Baja California Sur, Mexico, situated along one of the most desirable stretches of white sand in Los Cabos: the world renowned surfers’ paradise known as Monuments Beach. The all-new luxury hotel features 161 guestrooms, all with unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez and the destination’s famed icon, The Arch—a stunning natural phenomenon of granite carved into an arch by centuries of wind and sea exposure.

The Cape is the first Thompson hotel to open in Mexico and it effortlessly blends the upscale urban aesthetic synonymous with the brand with a distinct 1960s Baja-meets-Southern California vibe. Guests enjoy two pools, including an infinity pool with swim-up bar and another built within a natural rock formation found on property; a six-story-high rooftop lounge and garden with unmatched views of the city and sea—the only rooftop bar in Cabo San Lucas; an intimate spa and fitness center with a private outdoor cabana for treatments with an ocean view; and a diverse array of chef-driven food and beverage destinations. One-, two-, and three-bedroom Suites or Villas are available, including four, two-story Penthouse Suites with private rooftops and plunge pools and the premier Surfer Villa—a two-story luxury suite ideal for a luxe vacation, private event, or intimate wedding. Every guestroom on property offers unobstructed ocean views, as well as outdoor terraces—many boasting hanging daybeds for enjoying the picturesque surroundings. Room rates start at $599 per night. To reserve, guests may visit thompsonhotels.com/the-cape. The resort is located at Carr. Federal Libre Transpeninsular Km. 5, Misiones del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., 23455. Follow The Cape on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

About Thompson Hotels

Founded in 2001, Thompson Hotels is an international hospitality company that offers sophisticated luxury to its discerning clientele. The Thompson portfolio of lifestyle hotels includes the newly opened Thompson Playa del Carmen in Riviera Maya, Mexico and the recently opened The Cape in Los Cabos, Mexico; Gild Hall and Smyth in New York City; Thompson Chicago; Thompson Toronto; Belgraves in London; and Thompson Miami Beach. Thompson Hotels also has multiple new projects in development, including The Beekman in Lower Manhattan, Thompson Nashville, and Thompson Seattle. Thompson Hotels is a Commune Hotels & Resorts brand. Follow @ThompsonHotels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news and updates. For more information, please visitwww.thompsonhotels.com.

About MANSA VIDA

Pro surfers Tim Curran and Rob Machado are the founders of MANSA VIDA, an adventure travel production company that offers exclusive “day-in-the-life”-inspired adventures to destinations around the globe, in tandem with pro athletes and artists. Trips range from surfing the world’s best breaks with pro surfers to capturing photos in Patagonia with the industry’s best photographers, always with the unique selling point that guests will travel right alongside the pros they admire. Partners range from pro surfers, skateboarders, and snowboarders, to Grammy-award winning musicians and cinematographers—all from within Curran and Machado’s personal network of friends and professionals. Packages range from $1,000-50,000 pending personality and package. Both champion surfers, Machado is a Surfer Hall of Fame inductee and has been named one of SURFER Magazine’s “Top Ten Most Popular Surfers” in its annual Surfer Poll since 1996, while Curran is also an established singer/songwriter having opened for the Foo Fighters, among other celebrated artists. Curran is considered one of the pioneers of surfing’s late 1990s “Aerial Revolution” and was a regular on the World Tour of Surfing and a champion at several international events, including in Chiba Japan and Lacanau France.

 

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Three Los Cabos Golf Courses Voted to Golf Digest’s “World 100 Greatest” List

Diamante (Dunes), Cabo del Sol (Ocean) and Querencia crack magazine’s exclusive roster

LOS CABOS, Mexico (Jan. 22, 2016) Three spectacular courses in Los Cabos, Mexico’s premier golf destination, have been selected by Golf Digest’spanelists for the second biennial edition of the publication’s “World 100 Greatest Golf Courses” roster.

“The trend is clear: Seaside venues bring out the best in golf architecture,” said Ron Whitten, Golf Digest’s Senior Editor / Architecture. “The trio of Mexican courses on the World 100 are right on an ocean.” He added that while precious few seaside settings are available to designers in the United States, “elsewhere on Planet Earth, ocean waves lap up against some of the most gorgeous layouts ever seen.”

That includes the three acclaimed courses in Los Cabos – Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and the connecting 20-mile seaside corridor – featured on the 2016-2017 list.

Los Cabos Golf Courses

The spectacular links style Dunes Course at Diamante has been ranked as one of the best in the world by both Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.

Diamante (Dunes) moved up three spots and now sits at No. 52 on Golf Digest’s elite roster. “Mexico’s first true links (was) fashioned by Davis Love III and his design team along the Pacific Ocean from a fantastic set of white sand dunes, huge portions of which are without vegetation and seem like enormous snow drifts,” Golf Digest’s digital edition reported. “Holes hug the flowing terrain with little artificiality. Two holes on the back nine…but have been replaced by new 12th and 13th holes on the beach. So now the entire second nine is adjacent to the ocean, amidst the tallest dunes. How unique is this course? No other links in the world has cactus.”

The Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol, the venue generally credited with putting Los Cabos on the international golf map, is ranked No. 70 on the list. “When Jack Nicklaus first saw this Baja Peninsula site, what can best be described as Scottsdale-meets-the-Sea of Cortez, he told reporters, `This is my chance to design a Pebble Beach,’ the report stated. “He took full advantage of that chance, routing an exciting 18 that plays from highlands of desert cacti, over dry washes and down to the sea on both nines. When the layout opened in 1994, Nicklaus said it had the three finest finishing holes in golf. That might still be true 22 years later, given that the greens at 16, 17 and 18 are all perched atop rocks above the crashing surf of Whale Bay.”

Ranked No. 98, Querencia, like Cabo del Sol, is a newcomer on the World 100 list. “Located several miles up the road from Cabo del Sol and adjacent to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Palmilla Golf Club, this Tom Fazio design opened in 2000,” Golf Digest reported. “The routing wanders the rugged high desert plateau on the outward nine, toward the Sea of Cortez, hopscotching a dramatic canyon on the par-3 eighth. Other holes have humpbacked fairways and greens tucked beneath huge rock outcroppings.”

Los Cabos Golf Courses

The Jack Nicklaus designed Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol is currently rated the 70th best course in the world by Golf Digest. Photo courtesy of Nicklaus.com.

Jorge Carrera, CEO of Querencia, said, “This important achievement is the recognition of a job well done by many, starting with Tom Fazio and his team during the design and construction process. Being voted onto this list is a great honor for Querencia and fantastic news for Los Cabos. The 100 Greatest ranking is an acknowledgement of the great things we have to offer as a club, a community and as a world-class destination.”

According to Greg Tallman, director of golf at Cabo del Sol, “The inclusion of three courses on Golf Digest’s recent World 100 Greatest list reinforces just how special Los Cabos is as a golf destination. I cannot think of another warm-weather destination that compares when it comes not only to top level golf, as represented by these three outstanding layouts, but an additional 10 or so excellent golf facilities, all awash in warm sunshine. The simple truth is, nothing compares.”

In addition to the World 100 Greatest feature, Golf Digest also produced “The Best Courses in 206 Countries” as part of its Planet Golf report. Not surprisingly, Los Cabos dominates the Mexico entry. Seven of the top 11 spots on the 15-course roster, selected from a total of 220 facilities, are located in Los Cabos, the hemisphere’s most celebrated golf getaway. Diamante (Dunes), Cabo del Sol (Ocean), Querenica and Quivira command the four top slots on the list, respectively, followed by El Dorado (No. 7), Chileno Bay (No. 9) and Diamante – El Cardonal (No. 11).

 

 

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Pan-Pacific Mix – Fusion Cuisines Enliven Los Cabos Dining Scene

The most important peninsular culinary movement of the past few decades is Baja Med, a fusion of fresh local organic ingredients and Mediterranean accents that has since achieved a measure of international acclaim, and is currently being celebrated in the Roberto Najera directed documentary Baja Taste.

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Nick-San was the first restaurant in Los Cabos to fuse Japanese cuisine with Mexican ingredients and accents.

El Taller in Tijuana is considered ground zero for the this fusion – the restaurant’s chef, Miguel Angel Guerrero, has since trademarked the name – but in its broad strokes the Baja Med movement was an outgrowth of many talented chefs creating a recognizable regional cuisine at restaurants in Tijuana, Ensenada, Rosarito and the Valle de Guadalupe.

The principles of Baja Med also proved influential in Baja California Sur, specifically in Los Cabos, which enjoys many of the same natural advantages: notably, high-quality seafood and organic produce that can be sourced from within a few miles of their ultimate destination.

In recent years, however, some of the best restaurants in cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo have been increasingly moving away from Baja Med fusions to a more pan-Pacific approach, incorporating flavors, ingredients and cooking techniques from countries as diverse as Japan, Peru and Mexico.

The philosophy behind this sort of fusion is rather simple, at least according to Enrique Olvera, whose restaurant Manta recently opened at The Cape – A Thompson Hotel: “We’re playing around with Peruvian and Japanese flavors because a sashimi, a tiradito and a Mexican ceviche all share a common language.”

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Chefs Mariano Takinami of Templo (left) and Enrique Olvera of Manta (right) have helped to popularize Pacific Rim fusions in Los Cabos. Photo courtesy of Templo.

Here’s a look at a few of the most important local practitioners and places to sample this evolving approach to Pacific Rim fusion cuisine.

Angel Carbajal and Masayuki Niikura, Nick-San

Chefs Carbajal and Niikura pioneered fusion cuisine in Los Cabos when they opened Nick-San in 1994. The original concept of Japanese cuisine with Mexican ingredients has evolved over the years to a more integrated fusion, evident in signature dishes like the sashimi serranito with 4 oz. of fresh catch of the day in a serrano chile sauce topped with thin slices of pepper, and the lobster curry in sesame sauce with shiitake mushrooms, chives and habanero chile pepper. This fusion has proven so popular over the years that there are now six Nick-San’s across Mexico, with a clothing line generating additional revenue. There are two locations in Los Cabos: the original at Plaza de la Danza in downtown Cabo San Lucas, and another at the upscale Shoppes at Palmilla near San Jose del Cabo.

Enrique Olvera, Manta

Olvera made his name at Pujol, a Mexico City based restaurant that’s annually ranked as one of the best in the world, but the chef has also been in news recently with the opening of Manta, a restaurant in the Los Cabos tourist corridor that boasts spectacular views of Land’s End. Manta, which premiered in June 2015, specializes in Pacific Rim fusion cuisine, with Japanese and Peruvian accents added to regionally sourced seafood and traditional Mexican ingredients. Olvera’s fascination with Mexican street food – “I love the precision of fine dining, and I love the power of street food. The flavor of it. The soul of it.” – so evident at Pujol, is likewise represented in Manta’s rotating menu concept, in which 15 to 18 of the restaurant’s 30 dishes are available on a nightly basis. So too is the chef’s humor, attention to detail, and ability to generate surprising flavor combinations.

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Nobu Matsuhisa pioneered Japanese – Peruvian cuisine in the 1970s.

Mariano Takinami, Templo

That Templo, which opened in 2014, has one of the most innovative fusion concepts in Los Cabos is almost completely attributable to the heritage and well-traveled career of co-owner and executive chef Mariano Takinami. Born to a Japanese father and Argentine mother, and married to a Brazilian, Takinami has taken his family influences and forged them with work experiences in Peru and Mexico (like Olvera, Takinami loves Mexican street food) to create a diverse and consistently satisfying dining experience. Menu options range from Peruvian style quinoa risotto featuring octopus, sausage and piquillo pepper emulsion to a wok seared flank steak á la Szechuan with carrot, celery and bean paste. The chef likes referring to his restaurant as a “grill, wok and bar,” with the latter serving up signature cocktails and a wide array of wine pairing options.

Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu Los Cabos

The local fusion scene will get a bit more interesting in 2017 with the arrival of Nobu Los Cabos, a 200-room beachfront resort and restaurant from the hospitality company owned by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro, and film producer Meir Teper. Matsuhisa is of course the progenitor of Japanese – Peruvian fusion cuisine, which he developed out of necessity while working in his Lima restaurant Matsuei in the early 1970s. Nobu Los Cabos will be the first hotel of its kind in Mexico, although a Nobu restaurant opened in Mexico City in 2009, and has already added a bit of national spice to the brand’s fusion recipe in offerings like yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño. Whether the Los Cabos based Nobu pioneers additional fusions utilizing Japanese, Mexican and Peruvian cuisines remains to be seen, but the restaurant should be a popular addition to a dining scene focused on taking Pacific Rim fusion cuisine to new and interesting places.

 

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Los Cabos Scores Two of the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World

Diamante Dunes and Cabo del Sol´s Ocean Course Make GOLF Magazine List

GOLF Magazine has selected Los Cabos layouts Diamante (Dunes) and Cabo del Sol (Ocean) for inclusion on its prestigious “Top 100 Courses in the World” list, as featured in the publication’s October issue.

“To flip through our 17th biennial rankings is to travel the globe,” wrote Top 100 chairman Joe Passov, noting that the “rankings are determined by a 100-strong international panel whose members include major championship winners, architects, journalists and a cadre of connoisseurs who have played all of the world’s top 100 courses.”

Chosen from a ballot of nearly 500 golf courses worldwide, Diamante Dune shot up 14 spots in the 2015 rankings. It now stands at No. 38.

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The Davis Love III designed Dunes Course at Diamante is ranked 38th best in the world by GOLF Magazine.

Designed by PGA Tour star and Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III, with assistance from brother Mark Love and architect Paul Cowley, the captivating Dunes Course is unlike any other venue in Los Cabos. Located six miles north of downtown Cabo San Lucas on the Baja California peninsula´s west coast, the Dunes Course is the centerpiece of a 1,500-acre private resort community.

Fairways, tees and greens are carved into huge Sahara-like dunes above the Pacific Ocean, where breaching whales are a common sight during the winter months. Five sets of tees, three of them rated for women, provide admirable versatility on the Dunes Course, which is surfaced from tee to green in sustainable, salt-tolerant paspalum grass.

Not content to rest on its laurels, Diamante brought back Love and his design team to replace the inland 12th and 13th holes with a new pair of holes (a downhill par 5 and a short par 4), each sculpted from vast white sand dunes within earshot of the thundering surf. These holes, opened last year, greatly enhance the golf experience and likely were a strong factor in the rise of the Dunes Course on the Top 100 list.

“It’s quite an honor,” said Diamante developer Ken Jowdy of his facility’s improved ranking. “The changes at 12 and 13 certainly had quite a bit to do with it (the promotion), as we took out two inland holes and replaced them with links-style holes that fit in better with the overall theme of the course. To be ranked so prominently on GOLF Magazine’s list is a validation of everything we do. We’re thrilled.”

Jack Nicklaus, golf’s greatest champion, built the Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol on a parcel of land he described as “the best piece of golf property I’ve ever seen.” With seven holes touching a coastline marked by golden beaches washed by the turquoise-blue sea, this stellar resort layout, stretched across a rugged desert landscape and backdropped by tall stony mountains, is the course that put Los Cabos on the international golf map when it opened in 1994. Clinging to the No. 100 spot on the list, Cabo del Sol’s Ocean Course, featuring an ebb-and-flow routing that delivers players to the sea on both nines, is the most celebrated international course on Nicklaus’ extensive design resume.

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The Jack Nicklaus designed Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol was awarded the final spot in GOLF Magazine´s top 100.

“It is an honor to once again be voted among the “Top 100 Courses in the World” by the esteemed panel at GOLF Magazine,” said Greg Tallman, Cabo del Sol’s director of golf. “We take great pride in having been named to the list for the last 20+ years and, as a facility accessible to the public, we are excited to share such a great course with visitors seeking out a truly special golf experience in Los Cabos. The Ocean Course has endured the test of time and remains one of the very best golf courses in the world.”

It is said that great land produces great courses. Diamante´s Dunes and Cabo del Sol´s Ocean are the only courses in Mexico on GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 list, a tribute to the topographical uniqueness of the ocean-mountain-desert environment in Los Cabos.

 

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March Madness: A Local Answers FAQs about Spring Break in Cabo San Lucas

March Madness: A Local Answers FAQs about Spring Break in Cabo San Lucas

Each year herds of North American college students head south to warm weather climes to participate in that seasonal rite of passage known as Spring Break. Baja California Sur’s southernmost resort destination, Cabo San Lucas, is a prime beneficiary of this mass migration, hosting thousands of bikini and board shorts clad collegians annually for mid-semester fun in the sun.

With that in mind, here are a few answers to frequently asked questions about Spring Break in Cabo San Lucas.

Spring Break in Cabo San Lucas

Photo by Camilla Fuchs.

Where does Cabo San Lucas rank as a spring break destination?

Cabo San Lucas is consistently ranked as one of the most attractive and popular destinations in North America. The city draws particularly well from the Western part of the United States and Canada (those on the Eastern seaboard tend to see Cancun as the Mexican destination of choice). Although exact numbers are not available, anecdotal evidence suggests there are at least several thousand youthful partiers present at all times during the month of March.

When is the peak time for Spring Break in Cabo San Lucas?

March is THE Spring Break month, but the mid-semester vacation period in Cabo San Lucas stretches from late February into early April, and involves three distinct waves of Canadian, U.S., and Mexican college students.

Canadian students traditionally break a little earlier than their counterparts in the U.S., and are often the first to flood area hotspots like Medano Beach (see below). U.S. students begin arriving en masse in early March, with peak occupancy during the middle part of the month.

The third wave is contemporaneous with Semana Santa (Holy Week), the week that precedes Easter. Semana Santa is a popular vacation time across Mexico, and a standard mid-semester break period for students (it’s no coincidence that Semana Santa is colloquially known as “Mexican Spring Break”). The country’s collegians frequently take advantage of this time off by heading to major resort areas like Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.

What are the most popular gathering places?

Playa El Medano is ground zero for much of the Spring Break action. This two mile stretch of golden sand showcases popular party places like Mango Deck Cantina – AKA Cabo’s unofficial Spring Break headquarters, and the home of the sex position contest – as well some of Los Cabos’ best seaside resorts. After dark, the scene is primarily centered around Plaza Bonita, at the juncture of the main drag (Blvd. Marina) and the road that leads out of town (Lazaro Cardenas). This Marina adjacent area boasts many of the city’s most boisterous late night clubs, including El Squid Roe, Pink Kitty, Mandala, Baja Junkie, La Vaquita and Knotty Social Club.

Spring Break in Cabo San Lucas

Photo by Camilla Fuchs

When do students typically start making their Spring Break plans?

Students typically start discussing Spring Break plans during the preceding semester, 4-6 months in advance. For best results, they should book their flights, and confirm their Los Cabos accommodations at least three months in advance. The 90 day window also allows those without passports ample time to make the necessary arrangements.

Is Spring Break related tourism expected to suffer in Cabo San Lucas due to the aftermath of Hurricane Odile?

Los Cabos has made a rapid recovery from Hurricane Odile, and the outlook for the area, as well as México as a whole, is extremely positive for 2015 (translation: tourism numbers are expected to be up from 2014). There are a handful of local hotels that have yet to reopen, but these are by and large luxury properties that are well out of the budgetary reach of most Spring Breakers.

 

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Ultimate Baja Playlist: The 5 Best Songs About Cabo San Lucas

Ultimate Baja Playlist: The 5 Best Songs About Cabo San Lucas

Sammy Hagar may have said it best  – “Land’s end, you have to see it/Ain’t no picture ever say it right” – but he’s not the only one to sing the praises of Cabo San Lucas.  The pleasures of life at Land’s End have been lauded by a host of famous musicians, including many of the hottest names on the contemporary country scene.

 

 

Cabo San Lucas by Toby Keith

Perhaps it was the 2003 duet by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, that proved country music’s compatibility with sultry sea breezes and golden sand beaches. What’s certain is that Cabo San Lucas has been a big beneficiary of this burgeoning subgenre of “permanent vacation” narratives extolling the simple pleasures of life in tropical latitudes. Oklahoma born singer-songwriter Toby Keith is a master of the form, and one of the biggest proponents of the Cabeño lifestyle in recent years. Stays in Mexico was his first nod to the area, but the baritone ballad Cabo San Lucas, off the 2008 album That Don’t Make Me A Bad Guy, is undoubtedly his best. The song perfectly captures the feeling of drifting down to the southernmost point of the 800 mile long Baja peninsula (and discovering you don’t ever want to leave): I’m leavin’ you this message and if you give a damn/And you wanna call me you know where I am/In Cabo, Cabo San Lucas/Way down in Mexico, way down in Cabo.

 

 

Beer in Mexico by Kenny Chesney

According to the liner notes for his album The Road and the Radio, country music superstar Kenny Chesney wrote Beer in Mexico while vacationing in Cabo, and hanging out with Sammy Hagar during the latter’s annual birthday bash at Cabo Wabo Cantina. The song peaked at 51 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart back in 2007, but has since become a classic of its kind, albeit with a bit of a twist on the standard “permanent vacation” narrative. Rather than being seen as a final destination, Mexico is posited as a sort of sun-soaked limbo: the kind of place where one can escape, regain some much needed perspective, and “Let the warm air melt these blues away.” The narrator, at a crossroads between getting married and settling down, or staying single and free, puts off any ultimate choice with the sensible decision to “Sit right here and have another beer in Mexico.”

 

 

A Lot to Learn About Livin’ by Easton Corbin

Easton Corbin likes to point out that the farming community he comes from in Florida is a long way from the swaying palm trees and bikini-filled beaches of Miami. But the popular country singer – his eponymous debut album featured two #1 hits, A Little More Country Than That and Roll With It – definitely understands the allure of scenic seaside getaway destinations: “Taxi driver took my two bags/He saw me lookin’ at my watch/He said, “You won’t need that here/’Cause time disappears/In paradise there ain’t no clocks.” While the above stanza is a semi-poetic summation of Cabo’s timeless appeal, You Got a Lot to Learn About Livin’s chorus suggests a long-time local explaining the area’s laid-back ethos to a recent arrival. “You got a lot to learn about livin’/It’s a different world down here/Our biggest problem’s decidin’ what fish we’re fryin’/Does it go with tequila or beer?”

 

 

Stays in Mexico by Toby Keith

Las Vegas gets a lot of publicity for promoting the “what happens here, stays here” philosophy, but such sentiments are taken for granted in Cabo San Lucas. The sea and oceanside playground – with its abundance of lively bars and clubs, and surfeit of romantic luxury resorts – has long been a haven for those who want to shake off their inhibitions, do things they’d never dream of back home. “His name was Steve, her name was Gina/They met at a bar called Cabo Wabo Cantina.” So begins Stays in Mexico, Toby Keith’s paean to whirlwind vacation romances. The song ends with the lovers at the airport, ready to return to their separate lives. But neither will ever forget the time “They walked down to the beach and started drinking again/Jumped into the ocean for a dirty swim/One more margarita they were falling in love/One more is never enough.”

 

 

Cabo Wabo by Van Halen

No celebrity is more closely associated with Cabo San Lucas than Sammy Hagar. The former Montrose and Van Halen frontman famously sang of the town’s charms on the latter’s 1988 album OU812There’s a sleepy town as south of the border/If you go there once, you’ll be there twice/Lots of pretty girls, coming by the dozens/The white sand sure makes a tan look nice – two years before the band opened up a cantina with the same name as the song: Cabo Wabo. Hagar eventually bought out his erstwhile bandmates, and turned the place into one of the area’s most successful clubs. He still shows up for his annual birthday bashes (this year the concerts were moved to Las Vegas in the wake of Hurricane Odile), and to this day, no one evokes (or embodies) the town’s party hearty atmosphere quite like “The Red Rocker.”

 

 

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Los Cabos Rebounding Quickly From Hurricane Odile

Los Cabos Rebounding Quickly From Hurricane Odile

Eleven days after Hurricane Odile made landfall in Los Cabos, it’s much easier to be optimistic about the area’s ability to bounce back quickly from the strongest storm ever to hit the Baja peninsula. Many shops and restaurants are now reopening in Cabo San Lucas, and thanks to determined efforts from Mexican military and resilient residents, the downtown area is beginning to look refreshingly familiar.

It’s quite amazing considering the initial devastation caused by the category 3 hurricane (she was category 4 at one point, but blessedly slowed down a bit before making landfall), which arrived locally on Sunday evening, September 14, with an average wind speed of 125 mph. Odile battered Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo until the wee hours of the morning, and went on to deliver widespread damages throughout many areas of Baja California Sur.

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Hurricane Odile caused widespread damage in Los Cabos. Image: Johnny Corona

The sound of the wind as the storm tore through it very hard to describe, although it’s something no one who heard it will ever forget. The same goes for the sights. By midnight, entire tin roofs were blowing down the middle of Marina Boulevard, mature trees were pulled up by the roots or broken in half, cars were flipped over, glass was blown out everywhere…it was a terrifying spectacle.

And it looked even worse the next day. Returning to downtown Cabo San Lucas to survey the damage, it seemed as if a bomb had gone off. An ambitious filmmaker tasked with portraying the aftermath of a serious natural disaster would be hard pressed to come close to recreating the scene.

Los Cabos Rebounds Quickly From Hurricane Odile

Image: Johnny Corona

Los Cabos Rebounds Quickly From Hurricane Odile

Image: Johnny Corona

But there was little time for local residents to take in the sights. Most were initially concerned with trying to repair the damages to their homes – if indeed they still had any – and adjust to life without any modern conveniences. All of Los Cabos was basically blown back into the 19th century. Buckets of water were filled from cisterns for makeshift showers, or from swimming pools or other sources to flush toilets. Candles were lit. Dinners were shared affairs, with neighbors pitching in supplies.

In retrospect, that is the thing I will remember most about Hurricane Odile: how generous so many people were, and how so many neighborhoods banded together to help and protect each other.

Los Cabos Rebounds Quickly From Hurricane Odile

Cleanup efforts in Cabo San Lucas. Image: Johnny Corona

Given that spirit and the huge amount of progress made with cleanup efforts, it’s easy to be optimistic as high tourist season approaches. Some rapidly approaching events, such as Cabo Comedy Festival and Sammy Hagar’s Birthday Bash, have been, respectively, postponed or cancelled. But Bisbee’s is proceeding with both its annual October fishing tournaments, Los Cabos Offshore and the lucrative Black & Blue, and the 3rd annual Los Cabos International Film Festival will take place as scheduled in early November.

Please feel free to visit.

Los Cabos Rebounds Quickly From Hurricane Odile

Day 6, post Odile: Rainbow over Pedregal. Image: Chris Shuler

All images courtesy of Caboholics.

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