The summer season in Los Cabos has a lot to offer. From surfing and fishing, to golf and adventure, the Baja coast has something for everyone seeking an adrenaline rush. This summer the destination will host the first ATP 250 Los Cabos Mexican Tennis Open, along with numerous world-renowned fishing tournaments, art exhibitions and more.
Below you’ll find more information on the various events and happenings this summer, to help you plan your next adventure to Los Cabos.
From June 7-12, Los Cabos hosted the 4th annual Los Cabos Open of Surf, one of the most important surf competitions in Mexico and Latin America. The Pro Junior WSL male winner was Griffin Colapinto, originally from the U.S. Colapinto took over the first place standing from Nolan Rapoza, who finished second in the rankings. Cole Houshmand took fourth place, and Eithan Osborne came in fifth; he was a first time competitor at this year’s Open. Colapinto’s win came as a huge surprise to onlookers, keeping things exciting until the very end.
At the Pro Junior female competition, where many had previously competed in the QS6000, Australian surfer Sophie McCulloch won first place. Summer Macedo took second place and Alyssa Lock finished third. Australian competitor Bronte Macaulay finished in first place at the Women’s QS6000. Second place was given to first time participant Dominic Barona. In third place was Brazilian competitor Silvana Lima, who said her board was magic throughout the entire tournament but unfortunately she was unable to find a suitable wave in the final round. Los Cabos looks forward to next year’s Open of Surf, and its participants returning in 2017.
On June 1, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts officially announced their new name as the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar. This welcomes a new level of excellence for the brand called “Sheraton Grand,” which recognizes the best hotels in its portfolio, their distinguished designs, excellence in service and top of the line guest experiences. The Sheraton Grand Los Cabos joins the Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort in Brazil and the Sheraton Grand Panama as the most distinguished hotels in the region. Sheraton Grand is one of the many initiatives in part with the Sheraton 2020 plan, which is designed to consolidate Sheraton as a preferred hotel brand.
The ATP 250 Los Cabos Mexican Tennis Open will take place August 8-13, with new faces rounding up the Top 10 list. Dominic Thiem, who ranks eighth in the world will be headlining this year’s tournament. Thiem, the 22-year-old Austrian player, has already won three titles this year and is considered by both the press and other players to be the revelation of this year’s season. This was especially true after beating David Goffin and advancing, for the first time, to the semifinals at the Roland-Garros against No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic.
Thiem’s rapid advancement to the list of elite players is a huge accomplishment, especially considering that in 2015 the Top 10 only added one new member, 29-year-old Kevin Anderson. In fact, the addition of the South African player did not represent a revival in men’s tennis. With Thiem closing in on the first place rankings, it’s only a matter of time that Australian player Nick Kyrgios, German player Alexander Zverec and other young tennis players will make the long-awaited jump into the “#NextGen .”
Among the list of competitors at this year’s Los Cabos ATP 250 are Dominic Thiem, 22-year-old, Australian player Bernard Tomic, 6’9 and 31st place Croatian player Ivo Karlovic, and French player Jeremy Chardy who ranks 33rd in the world. Also competing this year will be American player Sam Querrey (37), Madrid native Fernando Verdasco (51) and Catalan player Tommy Robredo (72).
Mark Your Calendars
8th Trend Avenue Exhibition, Eduardo Chillida Belzunce July 7 - Sept. 7
East Cape Dorado Shoot Out July 16
The Dorado Shootout is one of the largest fishing tournament in Southern Baja, with an average turnout of 120 teams each year. This year marks the 12th annual competition in East Cape, what makes this event so popular is the low entry fee along with a big pay out. This year's entry fee is $500 per team and the winning team will walk away with a brand new, fully loaded, 4x4 pickup truck. After the tournament is over, the hotel Palmas De Cortez will host an award ceremony with live music, dinner and over $20,000 in raffle prizes. For more information, visit http://doradoshootout.com/
Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament August 2-6
Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournaments have been taking place in the Los Cabos region of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico for over 30 years. The five-day tournament brings in thousands of visitors who crowd the marina walkways to shop, party and watch huge fish being weighed in at the scales in front of the Puerto Paraiso Entertainment Plaza. The East Cape Offshore is a laid back “Cabo fishing as it used to be” type of event, that takes place just days before the Black & Blue and nicknamed the “Little Bisbee’s.” It is a very social event full of camaraderie where friends can meet, swap stories and get in a few days of fishing before the “Big Show.” For more information, visit https://www.bisbees.com/Tournament/BisbeesEastCape
ATP 250 Los Cabos Mexican Tennis Open August 8-13
The Los Cabos Mexican Tennis Open is part of the Pegaso Group and the ATP World Tour circuit. The tournament will be hosted August 8-13, and headquartered at the Delmar International School and Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster and at the box office the day of the event. For more information, visit http://www.abiertoloscabos.com/en
Mercedes Trophy Golf Tournament August 11-21
Mercedes Benz will host the Mercedes Trophy Golf Tournament in which 80 Mercedes Benz owning players will participate. The first place winners of the three categories will participate in the National Mercedes Trophy Finals, which for the second time will be hosted in Los Cabos from August 19-21 at the Quivira golf course. This is where the finalists from all 10 tournaments come together (Los Cabos, Tijuana, Hermosillo, Puebla, Mexico City, Mexico State, Queretaro, Villahermosa, Cancun and Cuernavaca).
Cabo This Season
Paddle Boarding is one of the newest and most exciting activities being offered in Los Cabos. Spend the day paddling along the bay of Cabo San Lucas, either standing up or on your knees, while you admire the abundant marine life swimming at your side and below your board. After going through a quick lesson, guests will be ready to jump on their board and follow the path from El Medano Beach to Lovers Beach, located in the shadows of the famous El Arco (The Arch). For more information, visit
Adventures in the Sea of Cortes
Sail aboard a luxury catamaran and prepare to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the destination; it is without a doubt an experience of a lifetime. Named by the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau as the “natural aquarium of the world,” the Sea of Cortes expands across 700 miles and is protected by the lands in Baja California, Mexico.
The adventure begins by sailing to The Espiritu Santo Island through numerous pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and stunning marine life. It stops at the impressive beach of Partida Island, which is considered the most beautiful beach in all of Mexico and named one of the 12 best beaches in the world by Traveler Magazine. For more information, visit
Did You Know?
The 2015 Los Cabos International Film Festival achieved record attendance of A-list celebrities. Those in attendance included Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Jared Leto, Jean-Marc Vallee, Atom Egoyan, Eugenio Derbez, Ian McShane, Alexander Skarsgard, Alex Ross Perry, Lynn Collins, Keith Ewell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, José MaríaYazpik, Sophie Alexander-Katz, Ilse Salas, Cristopher Uckermann, José María de Tavira, José Carlos Ruíz, Ianis Guerrero, y Sofía Espinosa, among others.
The film festival hit 356,320,067 impressions through press and saw a great deal of social media interaction among the leaders who attended. It also generated more than 100 Million pesos. The Los Cabos International Film Festival grants the most awards in Latin America, totalling $480,000, and was named one of the most important festivals by Forbes. This year’s festival will be held from November 9-13. For more information, visit http://cabosfilmfestival.com/home/
La Biblioteca de Tequila
The second local concept from internationally-recognized Chef Richard Sandoval, La Biblioteca de Tequila opened its doors in March at the adults-only Breathless Resort & Spa, Cabo San Lucas. Pair cocktails with a deliciously created menu, including Latin American inspired dishes. La Biblioteca boasts one of the largest collections of tequila, mezcals and agave spirits in the world with more than 350 from which to choose, some aged seven days up to 25 years. Bottles align the walls, all categorized. Instead of checking out books in this “library,” you can check out bottles of tequila, store them in your personal locker to sip upon your return. Paseo de la Marina No. 4750, El Médano Ejidal, 23410 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S. Tel. 624 104 9500 For more information, visit: richardsandoval.com/labibliotecacabo/
Azul Madera Ceviche Bar & Grill
Situated in the center of Cabo San Lucas, the Azul Madera Ceviche Bar & Grill offers an innovative concept, with a metal framed terrace, red coloring and trees lining the area to provide shade. The restaurant has contrasts of dark colors with wooden elements throughout, which define the essence of the project. It serves up an array of ceviches and seafood from the region.
Paseo de La Gaviota S/N Paseo De La Gaviota, Cabo San Lucas 23450, México. Tel. 624 688 23 02 https://www.facebook.com/Azul-Madera-351462565053083/?fref=ts
Daikoku Los Cabos
Also in the center of Cabo San Lucas, Daikoku Los Cabos gives off the feeling of being in a Japanese garden. Here eastern influences meet with Mexico and mix up the flavors, aromas and decor of the two regions. Whether dining in the air-condition, the zen garden or the Japanese garden, guests will enjoy the teppanyaki and fried rice, asparagus, wild mushrooms, as well as the sake. Boulevard Marina s/n Col. Centro interior Plaza Náutica Tel. 624.143.4038 / 624.143.4267 For more information, visit http://loscabos.daikoku.com.mx/en/
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