Cabo: Not Just for Spring Break

Cabo: Not Just for Spring Break

Feb 16, 2018

Mexico has been a bargain destination for Americans for many years, thanks in large part to the strong dollar. But this year, Cabo San Lucas gains extra-value appeal because new flights are coming online, especially out of California, and no less than 15 new resorts are opening their doors. Cabo tourism took a hit when Hurricane Odile rolled through with Category 3 vengeance in 2014. But now, this quintessential beach destination is ready to reintroduce itself to the world. Even when American travelers are encouraged to exercise increased caution in some areas within Mexican territory, including several that as popular as Cabo San Lucas, and despite Travel Warnings issued by the U.S Department of State, more and more tourists are traveling to Los Cabos.         TBP...

Citizens march for peace in San José del Cabo BCS

Citizens march for peace in San José del Cabo BCS

Feb 13, 2018

To pray for peace and call for union among human beings, dozens of evangelical Christians that belong to different churches held a march last weekend in San José del Cabo, this was published by El Independiente newspaper. On Saturday February 10, the march began in the Costa Dorada subdivision was carried out, along the transpeninsular highway, crossing some of the main streets and avenues of this coastal town. During the march the demonstrators carried out banners with some biblical passages and sang songs and swoops. Later, the contingent arrived at the esplanade of the José Antonio Mijares public square where people prayed for peace in their hometown of San José del Cabo, and the state of Baja California Sur. According to organizers of this march, it obeys a social movement to seek the manifestation of the power of God in the community, and they are planning to make the march at least once a year inviting not only the church congregation but the public in general ....

Romance On The Edge: stunning clifftop suites in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur

Romance On The Edge: stunning clifftop suites in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur

Feb 8, 2018

Lea Lane is a travel expert that collaborates with The New York Times Travel Show, Huffpost, Salon, and the Daily Beast, The Miami Herald, Forbes and Gannett Newspapers just to name a few. She recently published the following article on The Finisterra Suites Los Cabos: Among my favorite edge-of-water destinations are Baja California, where desert meets sea; The British Virgin Islands, unspoiled and languid; the Spanish coast, with mountains, gorges and historic buildings; and Italy’s Amalfi Coast, the spectacular 33-mile stretch of lemon groves, historic villages and drop-dead views. If you can get to any one of these destinations, and then stay on a cliff overlooking the sea, it doesn’t get much better — or more romantic. For lodging on the edge of some of the loveliest places on earth, and maybe a perfect valentine gift for someone really special, read along: The Finisterra Suites at Sandos Finisterra, Los Cabos The Hotel Finisterra (where Keith Richards was married) is now Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos, a 5-star, all-inclusive resort. Situated on a cliff at the tip of Baja California Sur, this property features a pristine beach and cliff views, and is only a short walk from downtown Cabo San Lucas and its marina, with restaurants, shops, nightlife and water sports.   Set near the famous Land’s End Arch, the desert meets the Pacific Ocean to create a serene atmosphere along with spectacular views from each of the 250 rooms. Three pools lead from the hotel to the beach, with Jacuzzis and poolside service. The resort also features impressive buffets and panoramic views at Don Diego restaurant, along with three a la carte restaurants featuring cuisine from Mexico, Baja California, Italy and beyond. These modern suites are located in the original historic section of Sandos Finisterra resort, boasting either clifftop views over the bay and the marina, or ocean views. Each has a living area and access to the VIP pool area, and king rooms feature an in-room Jacuzzi tub. TBP Newsroom with information from...

Higher police number evident in Los Cabos

Higher police number evident in Los Cabos

Feb 3, 2018

The Federal Police have increased their presence in the resort cities of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, where they are carrying out patrols and investigative work. The bolstered security is part of a federal response to rising levels of violence in tourist destinations. National Security Commissioner Renato Sales announced Tuesday that 5,000 additional officers would be sent to “key cities” including Los Cabos and La Paz, where a lengthy shootout between police and alleged criminals occurred Monday. Cancún, Manzanillo and Colima are also among the cities that will receive more Federal Police officers, Sales told the broadcaster Televisa. In Los Cabos, the beefed-up presence has been evident in the hotel zones of both San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas as well as other neighborhoods that are considered susceptible to violence. Baja California Sur recorded the second-highest homicide rate in Mexico last year, with 69 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, and the tourist-oriented municipality of Los Cabos was plagued by a series of violent incidents and grisly discoveries. They included the murder of three people on a beach in August while in November, 35 homicides occurred in one particularly bloody week in the state. More than half of the murders occurred in Los Cabos.   A mass grave containing 14 bodies was discovered in June while in December, six bodies were found hanging from bridges in Los Cabos and La Paz. Several other incidents involving presumed criminal gangs resulted in scores of deaths in the municipality last year and violence continued in the first half of last month before easing in the last two weeks. Los Cabos had been included in a U.S. Department of State travel advisory but it eased the warning in its updated advice issued last month. In an interview with the newspaper El Universal, Federal Police commissioner Manelich Castilla Craviotto made it clear that the objective of the augmented police deployment is to bring all areas affected by violence under control and capture all criminals regardless of which criminal group they belong to. “We are color-blind when it comes to looking at criminal groups . . .” he said. The commissioner rejected the suggestion that the operation was a hunt for alleged criminals, describing it instead as a security strategy with a different approach. “I...

Enrique De la Madrid backs marijuana legalization in major beach resorts

Enrique De la Madrid backs marijuana legalization in major beach resorts

Jan 26, 2018

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Marijuana should be legalized in two of Mexico’s main tourist hot spots, Cancun and Los Cabos, in order to reduce criminal violence, Mexico’s minister for tourism said on Thursday. A participant prepares a marijuana joint during the Global Marijuana March 2017, in support of the legalization of marijuana in Mexico City, Mexico May 6, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero Minister Enrique de la Madrid said Mexico could follow the example of the United States and legalize marijuana in areas with support, urging Quintana Roo, where Cancun lies, and Baja California Sur, the home of Los Cabos, to move ahead with it. “It’s absurd that we’re not taking this step as a country,” de la Madrid told reporters at a conference in Mexico City. “Even if there’s work to do on the whole of the country, I’d like to see that it might be done in Baja California and Quintana Roo,” he added, describing the states as victims of a poor drug law. Baja California and Quintana Roo have been two of the states hardest hit by a jump in gang violence in the country over the past year, helping to prompt verbal swipes from U.S. President Donald Trump about how dangerous it is in Mexico. De la Madrid later said in a Twitter post that his comments reflected his personal views. President Enrique Pena Nieto has said the United States and Mexico should not pursue diverging policies on marijuana. In 2016, he proposed a bill to allow Mexicans to carry up to an ounce of marijuana, but the measure stalled in Congress. Carlos Mendoza, governor of Baja California Sur, told local media that if the idea were adopted, it should be implemented in various areas popular with tourists. “It seems foolish and illogical that we’re here fighting with a strategy that costs lives in Mexico and magically, crossing the border, marijuana becomes legal,” he said. California this month became the sixth U.S. state to legalize the drug despite a federal ban. Despite the trend toward legalization north of the border, cartels still make millions of dollars from smuggling marijuana into the United States. Mexico legalized marijuana use for medical and scientific needs...

Will Smith’s vacation in a $ 25,000 USD per night Villa in Cabo San Lucas

Will Smith’s vacation in a $ 25,000 USD per night Villa in Cabo San Lucas

Jan 22, 2018

Actor, rapper and comedian Will Smith is taking on another job title: vlogger. The moviestar shared a dispatch from his post-press tour vacation in Cabo San Lucas, BCS, on his new YouTube channel, where he’s been documenting his adventures with his Australian trainer (and personal drone pilot) at his side. Smith chose the fitness– and wellness-centric Chileno Bay Resort & Residences for his Mexican getaway “kicking off 2018,” shacking up at the $25,000-per-night Brisa del Mar villa on the property. (The resort did not disclose whether Smith’s stay was complimentary). The 11,000-square-foot, six-bedroom home boasts private beach access, a pool, cabana, outdoor shower, fire pit, and indoor and outdoor kitchens. It also comes with its own house manager, butler and staff. In a video celebrating reaching 100,000 subscribers to his channel, which he launched in December, Smith drives around the resort in a golf cart, takes advantage of the gym, and documents the duo’s mostly disastrous adventures trying to fly a drone. “I think the technology is great, but as an operator, you’re just not good,” Smith jokes. They do manage to document their luxe crash pad, however, flying the drone through the open-air living space and out above the Sea of Cortez, offering an aerial view of the coast. Source:...