Los Cabos will kick off the new year with one of the most wonderful natural spectacles -- whale watching season. Along with enjoying Baja California Sur’s unique landscapes and captivating sunsets, travelers can take advantage of San José del Cabo’s annual Art Walk.
Southwest en route to Los Cabos will have two daily flights, no matter the season, according to the airline. The company expects to carry more than 700 passengers a day with these five flights, with a capacity of 143 travelers per flight (plus five crew members), and is expected to have high occupancy. Overall, Southwest reported an occupancy of 82 to 85 percent from the United States to Mexico and up to 90 percent from Mexico to the United States.
TripAdvisor deemed San José del Cabo number 1 in its top 10 destinations to visit for 2017. According to TripAdvisor’s Traveler's Choice survey, the destination is on the cusp of Top International Destinations on the Rise, above destinations such as Brazil and Hawaii. TripAdvisor encourages visitors to spend time at Palmilla beach, swim with dolphins, visit the church of San José del Cabo and take a stroll through San José del Cabo’s Gallery District.
To end the year successfully, the Sabor a CaboInternational Gastronomy Festival (known as Sabor a Cabo) was held on December 10 in the Sculpture Garden of Puerto Los Cabos with a performance from musical group Maná and a large number of attendees, including booths for 60 restaurants, chefs and other proprietors. The funds raised by the National Chamber of the Restaurant Industry will benefit local institutions such as firefighters and the Red Cross. At the festival, a combination of culinary heritage blended with the talents of prestigious chefs from around the country and the world to make Sabor a Cabo the most important culinary event of the year in Los Cabos.
In addition, Los Cabos has seen a great deal of growth the past two years as a result of the negotiation and bilateral agreement between Mexico and the United States. The first Southwest flight from Los Angeles touched down in Los Cabos on December 5 and on December 6 the first Delta flight arrived from Los Angeles as well. This is a great opportunity for Los Cabos to continue bringing in tourists. The previous restriction that only allowed two national airlines to come in from LAX to SJD was eliminated due to LA’s demand. This is what ultimately influenced the decision to incorporate Delta and Southwest to this new frequency.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
MARATHON LOS CABOS, BEAT THE SUNSET, JANUARY 21, 2017
This sporting event organized by the City of Los Cabos, together with Club Esos Locos BCS, Cape Sport and Koral Group, promotes the welfare of the community and supports local sports and the dissemination of the commercial and tourism industries of the destination. Its most important feature is the stunning route of the marathon timed with the sunset. It is a multi-distance event with a number of races including a 5k, 10k, 21k, 42k and a children’s distance competition. It will be held in San José del Cabo starting at the convention center and ending at the San Jose 78 stadium. For more information, please contact http://42kloscabos.com/cabos.php
LORD OF THE WIND, JANUARY 17 TO 22, 2017
Kiteboarding is a sport that is practiced on a surfboard with the use of a kite, which pulls the athlete (kiter). Individuals are fastened to a body harness, allowing them to glide using a wakeboard or waterski designed for this purpose. The seventh annual Lord of the Wind Kiteboarding Contest will take place from January 17 to 22, 2017 in Los Barriles, Baja California Sur. BCSPORTSMX AC (Baja Sports Mexico) and the Rotary Club of Los Barriles will be working together to make the Lord of the Wind Kiteboarding Contest a premium community event. This five-day event will showcase some of the best athletes in the world and proceeds will go to the Rotary Club’s ongoing projects. For more information, please visit: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/
SAN JOSE JAZZ WEEKEND, FEBRUARY 17 TO 18, 2017
For its fifth consecutive year, San Jose Jazz Weekend will take place from February 17 to 18, 2017 from 5:00 to 11:00 pm in the Plaza del Pescador in San José Paseo of San José del Cabo. This popular event features local, national and international artists. In recent years, San Jose Jazz Weekend has received more than 5,000 attendees, both visitors and locals, who come to enjoy the family atmosphere along with food and drinks from local restaurants, bars and shops in the square. The event has continued to grow each year delighting the local community and its many visitors and has featured many talented musicians and artists that make the event a staple of the winter season in Los Cabos.
For more information, please visit: http://sanjosejazzweekend.com/
BALLET GALA DE DANZA, MARCH 4, 2017
This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Gala de Danza, which is one of our most spectacular programs to-date. On March 4, 2017, the Gala de Danza will present extraordinary dance art at the beautiful Hotel Mar Adentro. Designed by the renowned Mexican architect Miguel Angel Aragones, Mar Adentro will host the artists invited to the Gala de Danza on stage where the horizon of the hotel’s stunning pools and the Sea of Cortez are visually linked. Guests can enjoy the show from the comfort of their hotel suites or VIP lounges. It’s set to be one of the most innovative artistic experiences around the world brought to life by two visionaries, the founder and artistic director of the Gala de Danza, Christina Lyon, and Miguel Angel Aragones. Featured artists include tenors Placido Domingo and David Lomeli six of the most talented young finalists from the Youth America Grand Prix in a choreographed dance by Kasia Kozielska, famous ballet dancer Mariinsky, acclaimed Lil Buck street dancer Ekaterina Kondaurova, Ballet West’s principal dancer De Beckanne Sisk, Joffrey Ballet’s principal dancer and a graduate student of Tellez Dance, Mariana Carrillo; among a number of other surprise guests and dancers from around the world. For more information, please visit: http://www.galadedanza.com/
CABO THIS SEASON
ZIP LINING WITH CABO ADVENTURES
Don’t miss the opportunity to fly like Superman in the spectacular Los Cabos desert with the longest and fastest zip line in Mexico. With speeds up to 100 kph and a length of 1,200 meters, this is an experience you definitely do not want miss. Set in a beautiful oasis, which is part of a biosphere reserve protected by UNESCO, individuals can enjoy spectacular scenery during this great canopy adventure. You will slide through wide canyons and prove your ability in the "Command Bridge" before experiencing the "Tarzan Swing" and moving onto the "Escalera Loca.” For more information, visit: http://www.cabo-adventures.com/tours/outdoor-zip-line-adventure
CABO SUBMARINE WITH CABO EXPEDITIONS
You can enjoy the Sea of Cortes’ marine life without needing a bathing suit aboard the Cabo Submarine. This famous aquatic activity at Land's End allows you to explore the “aquarium of the world” and the number one dive site Pelican Rock from the comfort of a submarine. This semi-submersible boat never goes completely underwater, so you can enjoy the sights above and below the water to marvel at the beautiful beaches along with the 2.5 meters of scenery under the sea. It is a comfortable and spacious boat equipped with air conditioning and a great activity for the whole family. For more information, visit: http://www.caboexpeditions.com.mx/adventures/cabo-submarine/
KAYAK AND SNORKEL TO THE ARCH - HIGH TIDE
The Arch lies where the Pacific Ocean meets the emerald waters of the Sea of Cortez and is the most famous landmark on the Baja coast. This amazing rock formation is beautiful and a spot where seabirds and multicolored fish colonies live. The High Tide tour in a glass bottom kayak gives you the opportunity to watch the colony of sea lions, take a scenic ride on Lovers Beach (Love Beach) and snorkel. For more information, please visit: https://www.hightideloscabos.com/kayakarch.html
DID YOU KNOW...
Huerta Los Tamarindos was opened around 2002 when Enrique Silva bought the land that was once a sugarcane plantation. The top area was once the house of the Castro family, one of the oldest families in San Jose, where brown sugar was manufactured. Over the years, Enrique has transformed the grounds into an organic garden of 16 hectares. More than 100 different types of vegetables and fruits are grown on the farm including tomatoes, basil, squash, eggplant, lettuce, papaya, mango, guava and herbs. There are also bees who produce honey. Five years ago, Enrique opened the restaurant La Huerta with a farm-to-table menu based on organic vegetables grown on-site. Before that, Enrique started offering cooking classes, which consist of a tour of a farm, gathering of ingredients and then Enrique or a local chef provide a cooking lesson and stay to enjoy the dishes prepared by the guests along with an afternoon in La Huerta. Among the most celebrated dishes are the tomato soup, salad, grilled fish and sweet pumpkin dessert; with most ingredients harvested directly in the on-site gardens.
Huerta Los Tamarindos has a restaurant and terrace area for 80 guests and a garden area that can seat up to 200. For more information, please visit: http://www.huertalostamarindos.com/index.html
LA REVOLUCIÓN RESTAURANT
This restaurant was created through the collaboration of three chefs and a mixologist: Bruno Calderon, Cristopher Sánchez Guillermo Jauregui and Chef Benito Molina and mixologist Osvaldo Vazquez. La Revolución Restaurant highlights the products of the Baja California peninsula by offering organic and sustainable foods. The menu takes guests through a balanced tour of various dishes from the sea and land with a contemporary Mexican approach. The restaurant is located within a historic building in the heart of downtown San José del Cabo. Its signature dish is a grilled Tomahawk, which consists of a cut of meat, and its signature cocktail is La Revolución, which is composed of mezcal, marinated poblano chile, sesame oil and citrus juices with frosty green nugget powder. Alvaro Obregon # 1732, corner Miguel Hidalgo, Historic downtown, San Jose del Cabo, BCS Phone: +52 (624) 688-69-15 For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/
CAFÉ DES ARTISTES
In the 1970s, the first palapa on Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas was built. The palapa, with its small kitchen and bar, catered to the needs of the locals and the few tourists that arrived by offering simple foods like ceviche, fried fish, burritos, hamburgers and margaritas, which have always been in high demand in the region. A local character, an old gringo as told by the writer Carlos Fuentes, rented surf equipment while entertaining clients and friends in this palapa, and he and others called it the "The Office." Soon after, he made a blue sign with yellow letters officially identifying the place as an office -- the office on the beach. Since then, it has become a well-known restaurant in Los Cabos and currently offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and service for groups. Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas, BCS Mexico Phone: +52 (624) 143 3464 For more information, please visit: http://theoffice.adog.mx/
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