On December 19th, we had the 1st annual boat parade for Christmas in Cabo San Lucas. Many resident yachts and boats participated in this event. The marina and beach were full of locals and tourists a like. Happy Holidays & a Happy New Year to look forward to. Photo Credits: Drone In Cabo (FB)
Aqua-World is one of Cabo's top family attractions, featuring exhilarating wet and dry attractions. Located centrally in Cabo San Lucas, it's a short trip from many hotels. With more than 20 different attractions, Aqua-World has activities for kids and adults of all ages!
With warm and sunny weather year round, Aqua-World Cabo is the ideal way to cool off and soak up some sun! We also offer cabana rentals for a more shaded experience and have several dining options, so you can enjoy a full day at our park!
The 38th Annual Bisbee Black and Blue was plagued with slow fishing blamed on Cat-3 “Willa” that passed by to the south. The 3-day event with 114 teams weighed in only two black marlin and one blue marlin. The first-place award was the second largest amount ever paid out in the history of Big Billfish tournaments in the world.
$3,004,900 High Team – Chinito Bonito, angler Charlie Lee and team aboard the “Chinito Bonito” weighed in a 510-pound black.
$544,250 Second Place – 395-pound black marlin, Team 4 Yahoos, angler Max Briggs, Frank Halcovich, Scott Kincaid and Walter Neil on the
“Reelin & Deal’n.”
$44,175 Third Place – Boat “True Grit” – 308-pound black marlin, Team True Grit, angler Jim Putman, Rey Aguirre, Kai Hoover, Bret Miller and Kevin Nakamaru.
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Nestled in the heart of the Ventanas Resort community ( this beautiful single-family home is perfect for your next vacation with family or friends! Some of the many features are: travertine floors throughout; Venetian Plaster walls; AMAZING chef's kitchen with custom cabinets, granite countertops and GE Profile appliances; master bedroom with loads of cabinets and custom closet and access to terrace overlooking the ocean. Rooftop deck with Lands' End views, custom Jacuzzi tub and fire pit with sitting area for watching the amazing city lights, ocean and coastal fireworks. The home features brand-new luxury bedding, Sealy mattresses and king bed (master bedroom), queen bed, 2 double beds, and a new pull-out queen sofa-bed in the Living Room, along with three full baths (one of which includes a deep bathtub). 2-car garage also features cabinets, sink and granite countertops perfect for cleaning your freshly-caught fish. What's more, the amazing Ventanas community amenities are yours to use during your stay, including pool, jacuzzis, air-conditioned gym, children's playground, business center, restaurant, luxury spa, shuttle service and more! Garage also features cabinets, sink and granite countertops perfect for cleaning your freshly-caught fish. The property is in a closed community with 24-hour security and guarded entry, only minutes from the best beaches of Cabo San Lucas (swimmable), 10-minute drive to the Marina/downtown, and a half mile from Costco! Whole house water filtration and so much more. Wi-fi throughout the home and Netflix for all your entertainment needs.
Luxurious Vacation Retreat with Ocean and Mountain Views! Sleeps 8
3 bedroom, 3 full bath with Ocean and Mountain Views & Rooftop Jacuzzi
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Mindfulness Retreat at Camp Cecil on Isla Espiritu Santo with Omar Piña.
Connect, heal, transform...
This December 9-12, 2018, you are invited to a Mindfulness Retreat at Camp Cecil with Omar Piña, author of the best-selling book, NAHOA. Based on beautiful Isla Espiritu Santo, this retreat will allow you to feel the heartbeat of the earth, flow in the blue healing waters of the Sea of Cortez, transform your fears, open your heart, remember who you really are, open your senses and be one with the universe...
Your guide for the retreat is Omar Piña, Educational Psychologist, Holistic Herbal Healer, Advanced Pranic Healer, and International Ontological Coach. Omar is also Certified in Permaculture and Mindfulness. The retreat is based on the principals set forth in Omar's best-selling book, NAHOA.
Originally from Mexico City, Omar has studied traditional Mexican medicine with native peoples, shamans, curanderos and rancheros throughout Mexico for many years.
For more details on the retreat please call: 800-658-7599 or email:email@example.com.
- Open your senses: We will start with a sensorial dynamic with our eyes closed, walking through the beach, opening our intuition and relaxing the rational mind.
- Simple awareness: This sunset exercise will help us to tune in and open to our body sensations, allowing ourselves to become aware of our bodies and our connection to the earth.
- Attention: At sunrise we consciously adopt an alert and relaxed body posture so that we can feel relatively comfortable without moving, and then we reside with calm acceptance in the present without trying to fill it with anything.
- Dealing with your emotions: Now that you have a sense of the dimensions of mindfulness, you will experience progressive stages that offer a realistic approach to practice how to deal with difficult emotions. We will do this before the water activities.
- Flow and heal in the ocean: We will enjoy some of the island's many water-based activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, swimming with sea lions...using mindfulness tools!
- Stress - Responding vs. Reacting: What we are doing is creating a space to reconnect with our natural resilience and wisdom. You are simply tuning in to what is happening right now, without expectation of any particular result. We will do this at sunset.
- Soften, soothe, allow: Reconnect with our inner wisdom to flow with difficult moments.
The Glamping: Camp Cecil
Award-winning Camp Cecil is located on the pristine and wildly beautiful Isla Espiritu Santo, part of a National Marine Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The camp includes 8 walk-in tents that have real beds, lovely linens, chairs inside and out, bedside tables with lamps, mirrors, storage areas and towels for beach and bath. Each tent can have either one king bed or two twin beds, and there is room for cots as well. (Added joy: the housekeeping staff cleans the tents and makes the beds each day!) There is a large dining tent with tables, chairs and lounging sofas where the camp chefs serve terrific food throughout the day, starting with cold breakfast and coffee, followed by hot breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Two sun shower and two compost toilet cabañas complete the camp. Camp Cecil has been featured in National Geographic, the London Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Coastal Living, Outside Magazine, Everett Potter's Travel Report and Sunset Magazine.
Every Wednesday, 8:30 pm
July 4th: All the Dogs Go to Heaven
July 11th: Mary Poppins
July 18th: 101 Dalmatians
July 25th: Matilda
Bring a blanket, pick up a bottle of wine,
Carafe of Grilled Sangria,
Kettle Popcorn & Snow Cones!
AT THE MANGO BARN
Wednesday, July 25th | 7:30pm
Songwriter Sessions is a showcase of original music by local talented musicians.
Recorded Live and Presented by Flora Farms!
Join us for an evening outdoors under the stars!
Space is limited.
A 2,000-acre master-planned resort community on Los Cabos’ East Cape, Puerto Los Cabos continues to retain its low-key demeanor while evolving into a destination for non-conformists. With a focus on celebrating nature and culture, this gateway along three miles of white sand beach balances progress while maintaining a sense of tradition and community.
At its centerpiece is the 200-slip (400 slips upon completion) Puerto Los Cabos Marina, where life plays out via fishing charters and market with stalls showcasing daily catches hauled in by local fishermen. The vibe provides a refreshing twist from the buzz and chatter typically associated with Cabos San Lucas.
Hip Art Scene
More than a boutique hotel, the 70-room Hotel El Ganzo blends its minimalist décor philosophy with signature “Artist in Residence” and “Musician in Residence” programs providing intimate looks into these respective scenes.
The former provides the opportunity to witness some of Mexico’s finest artists as they perform their craft. Among the recently featured talents is abstract expressionist artist, Gabriel Macotela, who created a large-scale work reminiscent of the pastoral paths and walkways near El Ganzo.
The "Musician in Residence" program offers frequent live performances from internationally acclaimed singers and songwriters. Open to the public, free concerts are hosted on the hotel’s roof deck. The website includes a calendar with dates for such special events as Jazz Night, Full Moon Yoga at The Beach Club, Thursday evening songs by the fire and Friday live music with cocktails.
The Puerto Los Cabos Marina is the gateway to the Sea of Cortez and what are considered the world’s finest sportfishing grounds. Just 10 miles from the renowned Gordo Banks, its charter fishing departures put anglers closer to the action than those leaving from the marina in Cabo San Lucas. Cutting travel time by 2-3 hours, these big game fishing experiences create a favorable “dollar for dollar” alternative that equates to more time trying to reel in “the big one.”
From the marina, Fiesta Sportfishing offers a fleet of boats ranging from a 28-footer for four to a 42-foot Uniflite handling eight. Excursions cover roughly eight hours of fishing, crew, fuel, tackle and gear.
Jack Nicklaus & Greg Norman Signature Golf
Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Puerto Los Cabos’ Questo features a rare composite design by two of the sport’s most legendary figures – Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus.
This combo allows golfers to experience the difference in design philosophies and enjoy a sneak peek of how each of the final 18-hole courses will challenge. What’s especially appealing is that this is the first time that designs from these revered golfers have been combined for play.
Within layouts etched into rolling desert foothills with a backdrop of the Sierra
de la Laguna Mountains, all 18 holes offer expansive panoramic views of the coastline and sea.
The Nicklaus 3,871-yard, par 37 Marina Course features undulating greens, rippling fairways and sculpted bunkers. Eventually becoming the development’s resort course, it brings players to the sea at the beachside 15th hole with its tiny green tucked in the dunes.
Norman’s 3,590-yard par 36 Mission Course will eventually function as a private club reserved for Puerto Los Cabos community homeowners. With 400 feet of elevation change and flashed-faced bunkers to signpost fairways and defend greens, the layout reflects its designer’s fondness for Australia’s classic Sandbelt courses.
Artisan Walkway & Sculpture Garden
Evolving as a community committed to supporting the arts, Puerto Los Cabos shares an eclectic collection along its Artisan Walkway and within its Sculpture Garden.
An installation of 15 bronze sculptures by surrealist artist Leonora Carrington has placed it firmly on the map as a Mexico cultural center. The installation is accompanied by 50 panels depicting the life and works of this legendary artist.
Set in grassy acreage surrounded by palm trees, the Sculpture Garden includes works by three of Mexico’s most respected living artists – Manuel Felguerez, Jose Luis Cuevas and Gabriel Macotela. The latter carved 11 stone sculpture at the garden from massive boulders weighing up to 45 tons each.
Compiled by Isaac Masri, the collection displayed here has positioned it as one of the most highly regarded sculpture gardens in Mexico.
True to its name, The Container open-air restaurant remained ecologically friendly in its construction from a recycled sea container. One of the best-kept secrets in San Jose del Cabo, the eatery that’s open daily from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. is set on a rustic wooden deck overlooking the marina. Those hungry anglers hauling in Sea of Cortez bounty can have chefs prepare it for their personal lunch or dinner.
At Hotel Ganzo, El Ganzo Rosa showcases a Mexican inspired contemporary menu daily from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. On the hotel’s roof deck, Gashoo is open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with sushi and a healthy raw food menu. Reserved for hotel guests, Barefoot Beach Club features a restaurant with cocktails, plus rentals for SUP, kayaking and snorkeling. Ferries from the hotel to The Beach Club are available from dawn to dusk.
Visitors can also dine at restaurants in the development’s additional resorts that include the JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort and Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
Wirikuta Botanical Desert Garden
Home to more than 1,500 desert plant varieties from across the globe, Wirikuta Botanical Desert Garden was designed to honor traditions and cultures of Mexico's indigenous peoples. Incorporating three pyramids built of massive granite boulders, the sacred design geometry pulls together acres of meticulously planted botanicals. Among the one-million-plus plants is a mesmerizing labyrinth of 1,000 bonsai bougainvillea.
As air passengers steadily increase, it makes sense that Cabo gets a new airport.
It also makes sense that it’s in Cabo San Lucas this time. Because this is not just a new international airport. It’s a second international airport. Intended to complement the existing services offered in San Jose del Cabo Aiport. The new terminal will increase Cabo’s air capacity by up to a million passengers in the short term.
The timing and location of the new airport goes hand in hand with the construction, already underway, of 12000 new rooms on the Pacific side of Cabo. Clearly an airport is part of the necessary infrastructure required to support this development.
Director of Los Cabos Tourism Board, (FITURCA) Rodrigo Esponda, confirms one of the key target markets isNew York - “We are working hard with our partners in New York to attract more visitors. Right now, we are focusing on two main demographics. The first is 30-40-year old professionals, who have the means to come and enjoy the whole luxury experience offered by high-end resorts in Cabo. The second group are families, who can come and enjoy the wide range of fun activities, nature and water sports.”
In time, the new airport will be able to handle up to 10 million passengers. But this will happen in phases and may take up to 5 years. Current expectations are that the new terminal will be able to handle up to a million new passengers in phase one.
We occasionally receive questions from people asking about the current situation regarding safety and security in Mexico. To provide some perspective, listed here are six reasons which demonstrate how Mexico’s drug-related issues, which remain a body of work to address, do not make Mexico wholly unsafe.
Visitor numbers keep rising: The Bank of Mexico is responsible for collating and publishing foreign visitor statistics. The latest figures reveal that over 35 million foreign tourists arrived in Mexico in 2016, up 9% on the year before, continuing the rising trend over the last several years. Mexico is one of the world’s top-ten most visited nations in the world. Despite some of the negative news-flow, and especially that around the drug-related violence, people keep coming to Mexico. Statistics from foreign consulate records consistently show that the overwhelming majority of visits to Mexico are trouble-free.
Mexico is evolving into one of the world’s most important economies. Years of sound economic governance, a welcoming economy with policies that encourage free trade and partnership (Mexico has tariff-free trade agreements with 46 countries around the world), coupled with shrewd investment, and relatively low debt (public and private) have created an attractive environment for investors and foreign companies. Mexico is today one of the world’s few ‘trillion-dollar’ economies, and mature nations are keen to work with Mexico.
No foreign resident exodus. In decades now long-past, when Mexico’s economy was less open and less stable, foreign residents would often flee home in the event of a peso crisis. Today, even with the drug-related flare-ups, no such exodus is taking place and, furthermore, we are seeing interest in relocation to Mexico rising substantially. Mexico’s government is expecting its expat communities to grow over the coming decade and beyond, and offers choices in facilitation of this, as welcoming foreign residents—who bring their energy and capital to Mexico—creates significant mutual benefits. If Mexico is a wholly dangerous place to be, why are existing foreign residents staying put and inquiries for relocation to Mexico growing?
The violence is mostly confined to drug-gangs. The research data show that the surge of homicides in Mexico over the last few years has come about through drug-gang members killing other drug-gang members. Tourists, business visitors, and foreign residents are not being targeted by the drug-gangs, and statistics from foreign consulates show that the overwhelming majority of visits to Mexico pass by trouble-free.
Mexico matters: Mexico is a good neighbor to the U.S. and is also one of the world’s most important nations—poised to play important roles in world affairs during this 21st century. Mexico and the U.S. share a very broad range of common interests and both nations work together on issues concerning trade and security in efforts to bring prosperity and well-being to the continent.
Mexico’s underlying story is strong and getting stronger. Notwithstanding the drug-related issues, the country’s macro-economics are in good shape; Mexico has substantial oil and gas reserves as well as considerable mineral and precious metal wealth; it’s also enacting structural reforms across key sectors with the intention to transition the country’s economy from being heavily dependent on oil and manufacturing into a multi-faceted, diverse and sustainable economic environment; foreign visitors keep coming back despite the negative news-flow; Mexico’s free trade agreements are bridges which cultivate understanding, trade and prosperity between the signatories of these accords.
Every day, tourists arrive in Mexico to rest themselves and enjoy its rich culture and heritage; business visitors arrive to trade and cultivate new friendships, and foreign residents living here are going about their lives normally, contributing positively in the Mexican communities they call home. These activities don’t make headlines, but they are indeed the real-life experiences of people visiting and living safely in Mexico.
Casa Dorada throws the best New Year’s Eve parties in Los Cabos, with past celebrations ranging from barefoot formals to white parties and a carnivalesque bacchanal. This year’s theme is a Hawaiian style Luau, with a fire dancing show and other festive island focused highlights. As always, guests are invited to enjoy to an open bar and deluxe buffet from Chef Francisco Aguirre at the resort’s 12 Tribes restaurant, as well as live music from bands and resident DJs, and of course a spectacular fireworks show over Medano Beach at midnight.
Join Francois Paris, owner of "O" gallery and enjoy the morning, painting field side ( Plein Air) at Flora Farms. Painting classes include all materials needed for the class, lunch and wine of course! Classes are Thursday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. $100 per person.
Bring out your culinary talent and join in one of the cooking classes at Flora Farms. Tuesdays are roasted vegetable taco class with different seasonal salsa's. Friday will be about Regional Salsas. In both classes you will learn how to make handmade tortillas. All cooking classes are from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and include a tour of the farm, crafted cocktail and lunch! $75 + tax per person.
Flora Farms is hosting their annual Day of the Dead Altar Competition! Join them on Wednesday, November 2nd for a private viewing and altar unveiling. From 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Drinks and snacks will be served as well as entertainment.
Hotel El Ganzo, with it's creative vibe and artistic ambience is what sets it apart from most Cabo resorts. With it's reopening a few months ago, it's energetic atmosphere is in full swing. The resort is a haven for music lovers, artists, and creative minds. Located underground ( through a trap door in the lobby lounge floor) is an in-house state-of-the-art recording studio. There is all the necessary recording equipment for some serious jam sessions. It's open all day and night and is spacious enough for an entire band or a solo artist.
The lobby venue is home to performers of El Ganzo Sesssions, a series of complimentary live performances. In addition there is a roof top lounge where in-residence artists play and a DJ booth for events. The hotel has a music director that stays on top of the lastest sounds which reflects on his playlist played throughout the hotel.
The hotel hosts artists and musicians from all over the world, inviting them to come and be inspired. El Ganzo Hotel becomes their canvas and muse. With no rules, artists are able to create a vibrant and unique experience for the guests.
This boutique hotel boasts 69 rooms, all simple but sophisticated. Amazing comfy beds, wifi, smart tv, mini bar, satelllite tv, and an IPad for complete control of the hotels directory. Elegant bathrooms, with tub, shower, double sink and organic bath products. They offer six different catorgories of rooms.
Restaurants on the property, Gachoo Sushi Bar, which features raw cuisine, sushi, sashimi, and Ganzo, creative Mexican food with a flair. As well, there is a Spa, with 5 treatment rooms, offering all of the newest treatments. Snack bar available at the pool.
Call today to book your stay at Hotel El Ganzo: 800-658-7599