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Cabo news catch up

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It's now November. Almost into high season. And we have been a bit quiet with our daily news posts in the last week. To make up for it we thought we would give you a quick round up of what has been happening in Cabo over the last week or so. We’ve included news on sports, golf, fishing, hotels, crusies, turtles etc.  Yes, it’s a bit longer than our usual posts, but here goes….

Cabo Triathlon: Only a week after the famous Ironman event, Cabo hosted its very own triathlon event – Triathlon Los Cabos 2016. The first ever. The event took place on Sunday with 800 athletes from across Mexico.


With an ideal mix of stunning landscapes  and perfect temperatures the event was a huge success. And is likely to be the first of many, helping to position Cabo as Mexico’s number one destination for sporting events.


Winners of this inaugural event were in the men’s category were: Fabian Villanueva with a time of two hours five minutes and 26 seconds. And in the women’s category - Amalia Sanchez two hours, 19 minutes and 23 seconds.  

Loreto Half MarathonLoreto’s first ever half marathon took place this weekend. Making it the third new sporting event in the area in under a week (after the Cabo Triathlon and World Cup Big Blue Diving).


With the participation of over 500 athletes from around the world, the event was a great success. It was a double win for Kenya coming out top in both the male and female categories.


A second event is already in the planning for next year.

World Cup Big Blue Free Diving: Another first time sporting event has also just taken place– the World Cup Big Blue Freediving, just off the Isla Espiritu de Santo, in the Sea of Cortez.


World champion Russian Alexey Molchanov managed to break his own world record by diving to a depth of 129m with only the air from his lungs. His previous record, set only last year, was 128 meters.


This was the only second edition of the Free Diving World Cup - and athletes came from Russia, Mexico, Israel, Australia, Chile and France. Next year the number of national and international participants are expected to triple.

Reopening of Danzante Bay Golf CourseLast Saturday morning, November 05, the President of Villa Group Mr. Owen Perry; accompanied by Mr Rees Perry, the renowned international golf courses designer, and the state tourism secretary, Mr Genaro Ruiz, unveiled a plaque for the opening of the first eleven holes of the exclusive Danzante Bay Golf course in Loreto.


Mr Perry also took the opportunity to announce that Villa Group intend to invest a further 50 million dollars over the next 12 month to complete the golf course. They will also begin a luxury residential complex, a boutique hotel and a beach club. This will bring the developer group’s total investment to over $220 million dollars in eight years.


The famous ex Lakers basketball player and coach Byron Scott, and his fiancé, were  personal guests of Mr Perry.

Tuna Jackpot: This year’s Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament was won by Team “America” with a magnificent 289lb yellow tuna that brought them $180 000 dollars in prize money.


This was the eighteenth year of the tournament which is the biggest tuna tournament in the world, with 168 boats and 612 anglers who came from far and wide.


Odile the DocumentaryAn initial screening of “Odile the documentary” took place in Cabo last week after writer and director Gabriel Fonseca gave an interview. The film captures the stories of many of those who were affected by Odile.


A benefit screening will take place in the cultural hall of Cabo San Lucas on 01 December, before the film moves to wider distribution.

Cabo CruisesIt’s peak season for cruises in Cabo with a total of 31 arrivals due in November. The busiest day will be Thursday 24th when a quadruple arrival is expected.


The impact on the local economy is significant. And Cabo’s harbor master, Hector Montaño Cota, confirms that Cabo has experienced a 10% increase in cruise ships in the last three years. He believes this trend will continue in 2017 and rise to 22%.


Clearly Cabo is a hugely popular destination for cruise ships. And even the famous Westerdam - a gay cruise ship from San Diego – stopped off last week for a visit.

Condé Nast recognizes the 14 best hotels in Los Cabos:  In this year’s Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards no less than 14 of Cabo’s luxury hotels earned a place within the 25 best hotels in Western Mexico. A staggering achievement by any standard. 


And five of these were actually in the top 10: The Cape, A Thompson Hotel at No. 2; The Resort at Pedregal at no.3; Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort at no. 6; Las Ventanas al Paraiso (Rosewood) at no. 8; Esperanza, an Auberge Resort at no. 9. (See full list)


The Cape also received a second, very prestigious award when it was ranked 16th in the "Top 50 Resorts in the world." What better recommendation do Cabo hotels need...

Release of Olive Ridley Turtles;  Last Thursday a bunch of local kids were involved in the release of 83 Olive Ridley turtles in Costa Baja Resort.


The nest has been protected by the resort for the last 45 days since an adult female arrived on the tourist beach in the middle of Hurricane Newton to lay her eggs.


Turtle release programs have been growing in popularity over the last few years. They have become an important part of turtle conservation and are enjoyed by everyone – locals, tourists, adults and kids. 

Well, that’s a quick round up of most of the major events of the last week or so in Cabo. We will be back to our regular short, sharp news posts from tomorrow .

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