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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

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 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


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. is a comprehensive online source of first-hand travel information for the Baja California Peninsula, supported by a full-service tour operator staffed by Baja locals (our “Baja Travel Savants”). We offer Baja travelers expert advice about local restaurantshotels and vacation rentals, as well as guides, maps and articles about events, sports and activities. We provide bilingual customer support, information and sales seven days a week, 365 days a year.  For more information, please call toll-free (US/CAN) -855-BAJA-411 or email us at



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