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Destinations Useful Information: How to dial in Los Cabos • Driving Tips • Money & Currency • Important phone numbers Los Cabos Top Beaches: descriptions and tips about the best beaches in Los Cabos. Maps Activities: Fishing and Boating • Snorkelling and Scuba Diving • Golfing • Activities for Families • Adventures

ACTIVITY MAPS

ECO ADVENTURES SPOTLIGHTS

Alex Navarro • Patty Guevara • El Perlado Mezcalería

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ART & CULTURE

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DISCOVER

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HEALTHY LIVING HOME

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Todos Santos Music Festival • Flavors of Baja • Giving Back Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto • Todos Santos • Escape to the East Cape

Los Cabos Real Estate Q&A • Imagine You Live Here • The Beach Home • Real Estate Listings

COUPONS ENTERTAINMENT

Events • Live Music Schedules

letter from the EDITOR Welcome to Los Cabos! In the first few pages of Destino Magazine you can find useful information that will help you maximize your vacation, such as activities, top beaches to visit, maps, important phone numbers, and more. You can also find all this information online at www.DestinoLosCabos.com. Baja has much to offer beyond the popular tourist resorts of Los Cabos. We have dedicated this issue to eco-adventures and outdoor activities so you can learn what this area's natural richness has to offer. Nationally protected biosphere reserves such as the Sierra de la Laguna and the eight-fingered coral reef in Cabo Pulmo, are only a few examples of the options that you can explore in Los Cabos. Read further to discover these hidden places such as our natural hot springs, majestic waterfalls, ideal kite surfing conditions and more. The 5th annual Todos Santos Music Festival will take place mid month. I can't think of a better scenario to visit this Pueblo Mágico! Over on the Sea of Cortez side, the Lord of the Wind Tournament will "blow you away" with the numerous talented kite surfers that will be competing during five days. I recommend attending this event if you want to get the local feel of Los Barriles and the East Cape. At Destino Magazine we hope you take home some amazing memories after exploring our beautiful Baja Peninsula!

Michelle Monroy Editor in Chief

Publisher Owen Perry Editor in Chief Michelle Monroy Creative Editor Yésica Pineda Moreno “Yeye” Art Michelle Monroy Writers / Contributors Blake Harrington Bonnie Chase Kale Cowell Dane Posey Erin and Andrew Wheelwright Fernando Rodriguez Gary Graham Magdalena Misiorowski Marilyn Graham Michelle Monroy Michelle Suderman Sabrina Lear Tadd Chapman Yeye PR and Marketing Director Bonnie Chase - destinobonnie@live.com Advertising Account Executive Ali Lohrman - destinoali@gmail.com Investment Manager Lance Neiderhaus

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Los Cabos (the capes) is located in the southernmost tip of the State of Baja California Sur and consists of four main areas: Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, Todos Santos and the East Cape. La Paz is the Capital of the state, however, technically it is not part of the municipality of Los Cabos. If you take a look at the Baja Sur map you can see that the highways and towns form a loop. The Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet at the very tip of the peninsula. It's very clear when you're on the Pacific side; the waves are much larger and powerful and the winds are stronger. If you go further north along the Pacific side the climate and beaches are very different than on the Sea of Cortez. It's usually a few degrees cooler, which is very pleasant during the warm summer months. In the Pescadero and Todos Santos area, the sand is dark and fine and the color of the water is deep blue. The sand in Sea of Cortez beaches is coarser and the water is a lighter tone of blue. The beaches in La Paz and the surrounding areas are possibly the most beautiful ones in Baja Sur. The white powdery sand and the waist-high water create a spectacular shade of turquoise, the kind you see in postcards. The mountains meet the desert, the desert meets the ocean. The Sierra de la Laguna is a mountain range that lies at the southern end of the peninsula. Above 800 meters in elevation dry forests transition to pine-oak forests. The main climate of the region is arid to semi-arid, however, there are very fertile areas where local farmers grow a variety of fruits and vegetables, especially on the Pacific side. The aquarium of the world. These are the words that Jacques Cousteau used to describe the Sea of Cortez. It is said that eons ago, back when the Earth and Continents were still taking their shape, the edge of Mexico split from the mainland to form the Gulf of California and the Baja Peninsula. This allowed the Pacific Ocean to rush into the gap and create the Sea of Cortez, or as some call it, Mother Nature’s own fish trap. Hundreds of varieties of fish and mammals found their way into this “trap” and either stayed in its warm shallow waters or ventured down into the cool bottom of the two mile-deep San Andreas Fault. For millenniums, the Colorado River has been dragging its rich minerals and nutrients into the Sea of Cortez, aiding the living species to thrive in these waters. In the months of January through March, Gray whales make their yearly migration from Alaska to give birth to their young in the shallow and warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. 4

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Cabo San Lucas

This tourist friendly town, also just known as “Cabo,” is located on the tip of the Baja California peninsula and is full of entertainment for every age and liking. The Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet at Land’s End, where you can observe the beautiful rock formations and the famous Cabo arch. In Cabo San Lucas you can find Medano Beach, the liveliest beach in the Los Cabos area, an impressive marina and countless restaurants and bars that keep the town alive day and night.

San José del Cabo

Walking around downtown San José will allow you to experience a traditional Mexican town. You will find yourself surrounded by colorful buildings and quaint cobblestone streets that lead to the town’s picturesque zócalo (main plaza). Over the years, San José has become an artistic and cultural centre with numerous fine art galleries in its downtown art district as well as world-class restaurants. San José has a beautiful beach where you can take a horseback ride to explore the estuary that is home to many different bird species.

The Corridor

The corridor is the 40 km highway that connects Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo (about a 20 minute drive). Along this road you can find various hotels, luxury ocean front homes, championship golf courses and beautiful views. Have your camera ready and make a roadside stop at the Costa Azul view-point for photo opportunities and a refreshing coco frío (cold coconut).

Todos Santos

Located on the Pacific Ocean side of the peninsula, Todos Santos is an oasis where artists and surfers flock to enjoy the culture and excellent surf. Home to the famous Hotel California, this charming town offers great restaurants and a cooler climate than Cabo San Lucas and San José due to the breezes coming from the Pacific.

East Cape

People often call it “the old Cabo” because of its pristine beaches and small fishing towns such as Buena Vista and Los Barriles. The East Cape begins just east of San José and extends about 100 miles up the Sea of Cortez coast. Sixty miles outside of San José is the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, an eight fingered coral reef that offers outstanding snorkelling and scuba diving and turtle nesting on the beach. Very popular for fishing and surfing, the East Cape also attracts kite surfers, campers and folks who just want to get away from it all.

La Paz

La Paz is the capital of the state of Baja California Sur and is known for its warm people and beautiful beaches. This authentic Mexican city (as well as the general south Baja region) has been rated as one of the safest in Mexico and still maintains the small town feel that is very welcoming for tourists. La Paz is a departure point for tours and charters to the stunning Espiritu Santo Island as well as whale watching excursions. Stroll down the colorful malecón (boardwalk), walk hundreds of feet in waist high water at Balandra beach or have a fine dining experience; La Paz has a lot to offer.

Loreto

Loreto offers the best of both worlds for tourists who long to escape to an 'authentic-Mexico' with settings that take you back-in-time along with ocean activities that rival that of any other modern coastal city. In Loreto you'll find historic buildings such as the enchanting Mision de Loreto - a mission-style church that was built in 1697 as well as The Islands of Loreto which boasts Mexico's largest marine preserve where dolphins, seals, turtles and sea lions all play in the sea. For those who are partial to adventures on land; there is hiking, biking, and nature-tours that fill up a camera with pictures of radiant natural settings. Loreto is the perfect place for everyone from honeymooners to large families.


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Exchange rates - Dollars are accepted almost everywhere and you will get your change in pesos. The exchange rate varies every day, but some places have a set rate.

Cash or Card? - Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards are generally accepted, but you often run into cash only places. Always ask beforehand and carry cash. Your bank will most likely charge you international transaction fees if you pay with your card.

ATMs - The easiest way to get pesos is to simply withdraw money from an ATM in Los Cabos. Bank ATMs give the daily exchange rate (best possible rate). Examples include Banorte, Bancomer, Santander, Banamex, and HSBC. Non-bank ATMs located in the street will charge higher fees. Some ATMs only give you dollars, some only pesos and some give you the option to withdraw both. Pay close attention to what currency you’re withdrawing and try to get as much cash as possible in one transaction to avoid paying high fees.

Driving - Renting a car will allow you to enjoy the freedom of exploring Los Cabos. Driving in Mexico might be intimidating, but if you just go with the muddled flow, you will realize that there is some organization within the chaos. If you are pulled over by local police for committing a driving infraction, the standard procedure is for them to take your Driver’s License. You will then have to go to the Police Station to pay your ticket and pick-up your license. There are two types of gasoline: Magna, which is regular, and Premium. Lleno (pronounced yeno) means full. Major credit cards are accepted. Tipping the gas station attendant around $10.00 pesos is customary. ALTO STOP

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Buying groceries - In Cabo San Lucas, Wal-Mart and Costco are good options and easy to get to. You can always find a taxi outside of these stores. San José has a Wal-Mart and Mega. If you just need to grab something quickly, OXXO stores are small, reasonably priced convenient stores located all over town.

HOW DO I DIAL? The local area code is 624 To dial to other countries: 00 + country code (1, 2 or 3 digits) + number From a Mexican land line or cell phone: To a Mexican long distance number: 01 + 3 digit area code + 7 digit number To a Mexican cell phone number: 3 digit area code + 7 digit number To a U.S. phone number: 00 + 1 + 3 digit area code + 7 digit number From your U.S. cell phone: To a Mexican land line or cell phone: 011 52 + 3 digit area code + number To a U.S. phone number: 00 + 1 + 3 digit area code + number Some U.S. cell phone carriers have arrangements with Mexican carriers and when you travel here your cell phone uses their towers. If this is your case, you will have to dial as if you had a Mexican phone. U.S. TOLL FREE NUMBERS (International rates will apply) To a 1 (800): 00 + 1 + 880 + phone number To a 1 (888): 00 + 1 + 881 + phone number To a 1 (877): 00 + 1 + 882 + phone number To a 1 (866): 00 + 1 + 883 + phone number

Spanish lesson: Beach - Playa Wind - Viento Wave - Ola Nature - Naturaleza Waterfall - Cascada Hike - Caminata Adventure - Aventura The letter "ñ" When you see a wiggly line on top of the letter "n" use the "ny" sound that you use for the English word canyon. The double "ll" is pronounced like "y" in English.

Verb conjugation: To Celebrate - Celebrar I - Yo celebro You - Tú celebras He - El celebra She - Ella celebra We - Nosotros celebramos You - Ustedes celebran They - Ellos celebran The letter "h" is always silent. The letter "j" is pronounced like "h" in English.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Emergencies: 066 from a local number Roadside Assistance: 074 from a local number Police Department: Cabo San Lucas 143-3977 / San José del Cabo 142-0361 Fire Department – Dial 116 or: Cabo San Lucas 143-3577 / San José del Cabo 142-2466 Highway Patrol: 146-0573 Tourist Police: 143-3977 HOSPITALS: Amerimed: Cabo San Lucas 105-8500 / San José del Cabo 105-8550 Baja Medical Response: 144-3434 Blue Medical Net: - Cabo San Lucas Hospital 104 3911 - San José del Cabo Clinic 142-3511 Cabo Surgical Center: 172-6030 Hospital H+ Los Cabos: 104-9300 North American Hospitals and Clinics: 142-2770 One World Hospital: - Cabo San Lucas 143-4911 - San José del Cabo 142-5911 - Todos Santos (612) 145-0600 Saint Luke's Hospital: Cabo San Lucas 143-4911 / San José del Cabo 142-5911 Walk-in Medi Clinic: 130-7011 For a complete directory of Doctors, hospitals and clinics in Los Cabos, visit: www.loscabosdoctor.com Air Ambulances: SkyMed International Air Ambulance: (624) 154-4919 Air One Ambulance: (800) 236-8080 U.S. Consulate: 143-3566 Canadian Consulate: 142-4333 Taxi Cabo San Lucas: 143-2221 Taxi San José de Cabo: 142-0401 Immigration: 143-0135 Airlines: Aero Calafia: 130-7822 Aeromexico: 146-5097 Air Canada: 01 (800) 719-2827 (Toll free within Mexico) Alaska Airlines: 146-5166 American Airlines: 146-5302/5303 Continental Airlines: 146-5050 Delta Airlines: 146-5005/146-5217 Interjet: 01 (800)-011-2345 (Toll free within Mexico) Spirit Airlines: 1 (800) 772-7117 Sun Wing: 1 (800) 668-4224 Volaris: 01 (800) 7VOLARIS (Toll free within Mexico) US Airways: 146-5380 West Jet: 1 (800) 538-5696

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BAJA 101 make an effort to arrive early; snorkelling visibility is often better in the mornings, you’ll avoid the mid-day snorkel tours and, if you beat the crowds, you’ll be guaranteed a palapa to yourself for much-needed shade. Bring snorkelling gear!

Must-see beaches in Los Cabos

Cabo San Lucas MEDANO BEACH If you’re looking for the action, here it is. El Médano (as the locals call it) is a 2-mile stretch of hotels, restaurants and bars, right on the sand. It’s a swimmable and familyfriendly beach with endless options for souvenir shopping. Numerous activities and water sports are available. If you want to take a water taxi to Lover’s Beach, this is the best spot to do it. Its stunning view of Land’s End and the vast entertainment options make this beach a must-see. Location: In the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas. The beach is accessible by foot through the east side of the marina or via Avenida del Pescador. Tips: Be prepared to be approached by souvenir vendors. If you’re not there for the shopping, just respond with “No, gracias.” Prices don’t vary much from one water sports rental place to another. Visit Lover’s Beach while you’re there. LOVER’S BEACH Getting there is an adventure in itself, due to the fact that it is reachable only by boat or kayak. The easiest way is to take a water taxi from the Cabo San Lucas Marina or Medano Beach. Prices are around $15.00 USD per person. Ask your captain to cruise by the arch and the sea lion rock for some great photo opportunities. Once you arrive, 6

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SANTA MARIA Santa Maria offers a stunning horseshoe cove with coarse coral-colored sand and abundant marine life. Boat excursions and private charters often stop here to enjoy the snorkelling and scuba diving that this National Marine Preserve offers. This family-friendly beach is relatively secluded; therefore, you rarely run into beach vendors. Location: Travelling west from Cabo San Lucas towards San José, follow the sign which reads “Santa María” and exit the highway at Km. 13. Follow the dirt road until you reach the parking area. Tips: Santa Maria has brand new palapas and a wooden walkway. Swim from the shore towards the rocks on the right side of the beach for a great snorkeling experience.

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you’ll notice the striking rock formations and caves. Walk to the other side of the rocks and you’ll find yourself looking at the Pacific Ocean; the locals call this Divorce Beach. This side is very dangerous for swimming because of the powerful undertow, so swim on Lover’s Beach only. Location: Land’s End beside the famous arch. This beach is accessible only by boat. Tips: There are a couple of vendors who offer beer and water, but you won’t find any other services. A good idea is to spend the day at Medano Beach and take an hour or two to go to Lover’s Beach; this should be time enough to explore this natural wonderland.

Along the Corridor CHILENO

Chileno is a very popular location for snorkelling, swimming or just spending the day under the newly-installed palapas. You’ll find tide pools at the east end of the beach and beautiful reefs offering excellent snorkelling and scuba diving. This is the only beach with public restrooms and it has plenty of palapas for shade. Location: Going from Cabo San Lucas towards San José, follow the signs for Chileno Beach Club near Km. 14 of the main highway. Tips: If you visit Chileno on a weekend,

PALMILLA Palmilla beach is known for its family-friendly calm waters and a mile-long stretch of beach. Located within the resort community of Palmilla, you will find yourself surrounded by oceanfront luxury homes, the One&Only Hotel and the world renowned Jack Nicklaus Ocean Nine golf course. Pangas and fishing cruisers are available for charter, but you won’t find water sport rentals such as kayaks or jet skis. Location: Take the Palmilla ramp exit at Km. 27. Follow the signs and turn into the main beach parking area before the entrance to the One&Only Hotel. Tips: Palmilla is popular among local families on the weekends, so arrive early if you want a palapa, or bring your own umbrella. No services are available here. COSTA AZUL If what you’re looking for is a good surf spot you can find it here without driving out of town. Head over to Zipper’s for a surf session and lunch and beers at the restaurant. To the west of Zippers is Acapulquito beach where the Cabo Surf Hotel and

Mike Doyle Surf School are located. You can find surf shops in the area where you can rent surf and stand-up paddle boards and set up lessons. The surf is bigger during the summer, and in the winter this is a good spot for snorkelling and swimming. Location: Exit into the arroyo at Km. 28 via the Costa Azul Bridge. Tips: Swimming with caution is possible in this area but keep an eye out for surfers. LA PLAYITA La Playita (the little beach) is a long stretch of beach where you will often find locals fishing from the shore and families with children enjoying the beach-front playground. On the right end of La Playita you can find a roped-off swimming area just outside the entrance to the beautiful Puerto Los Cabos 500slip marina. To the left is the natural open beach where you can swim, skim-board and enjoy a peaceful beach day away from the crowds. Location: Follow the signs to La Playita/Puerto Los Cabos from Boulevard Mijares in downtown San José del Cabo (across from the fire department). Tips: You will find new and wellmaintained bathrooms, palapas and fishing charters. There are no food services directly on the beach, but several casual restaurants in the surrounding area.

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CERRITOS Cerritos beach is a popular surf spot and swimming here is relatively safe. The scenic 45-minute drive from Cabo San Lucas is well worth the trip as you drive along the pristine Pacific coast. The Cerritos Beach Club Restaurant is a perfect spot to spend a relaxing day, maybe even get a massage on the beach. If you want to be active, you can take a surf lesson at Baja Surf Camp or rent surf and boogie boards at the Costa Azul Surf Shop. Location: Exit at Km. 66 of the Cabo San Lucas to Todos Santos Highway. Watch the markers and look for the signs. Drive about 1.7 miles to the beach area. Tips: Lounge chairs, restrooms, food and drinks are available at The Cerritos Beach Club Restaurant. The ocean currents are strong and the waves can be quite powerful on a big day, so swim with caution.


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activities est marina in the area with 200 available slips for boats up to 400 feet. Amenities are similar to Marina Cabo San Lucas, though the boatyard’s 150-ton travel lift can accommodate larger vessels.

BOATING & FISHING

With calm waters, extraordinary fishing and perfect weather, some may argue that boating is the most popular attraction in Los Cabos. Whether you want to take a cruise to Santa María Bay on a luxury yacht or wake up at the crack of dawn for a fishing adventure, there are endless options to fit your needs.

FISHING There’s a reason why the world’s richest fishing tournament - the Bisbee’s Black & Blue - has taken place in Los Cabos for over thirty years. This part of the world offers abundant sea life and an exceptionally high catch success rate, no matter what your level of fishing experience is. What to Expect Most charters include a fishing license, bait, tackle and equipment.

FISHING REPORT All that’s fishy from Lands End to La Paz by Gary Graham

Some also include food and drink or these amenities can be added at an additional cost. It is better to leave early; trips usually begin at 6:00 and 7:00 am and last around 6 hours. Cost will depend on the number of people in your party and the size of the boat you choose to rent. It is customary to leave the crew a gratuity of 15% to 20%. Bait and Tackle Most likely, the boat you charter will include your bait and tackle. If you need your own fresh bait, you may buy it along the Cabo San Lucas Marina or the crew you hire may also stop to buy it from the local fishermen on your way out.

SEASONAL FISHING CHART

BOAT RENTALS Private yachts and sailboats There are several charter companies that can accommodate your needs. What you do on your trip is really up to you, but it will typically consist of a tour of the landmark arch, a few hours of fishing, and a cruise to one of our beautiful bays for a swim. Most boats have fishing equipment and a knowledgeable crew, but the biggest difference between a yacht and a fishing boat rental is the cost. Fishing Boat Rentals You can always fish on a yacht, but cruisers, pangas and super-pangas are a more affordable option. Cruisers accommodate larger groups and are more comfortable when the sea is rough on a windy day. THE MARINAS Marina Cabo San Lucas, the area’s largest commercial marina, features 380 slips and accommodates vessels of up to 375 feet. Amenities include 24-hour security, electricity and potable water, a fuel dock, and convenient laundry and shower facilities. Puerto Los Cabos, located in La Playita just north of San José del Cabo, is the new10

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SPORT FISHING FLAGS COMMONLY SEEN IN LOS CABOS

So what do all those different colored flags fluttering from the outriggers on sportfishing boats signify? The dark blue flags signify that a billfish was caught on the last trip. It could be a blue, black or striped marlin or a sailfish. Currently striped marlin are the most common one. If there is a red flag beneath any colored flag, it means the fish was released. Yellow or gold flags are reserved for dorado or mahi mahi which happen to be that color. They have finally begun to bite after dismal fall season. Big boats, pangas, inshore or offshore or even from shore. Chances are some will be seen or caught this month and more than a few of these will end up as diner for the lucky angler. White flags mean yellowfin tuna that have been among the missing recently. Or at least spotty by almost every ones definition. An orange flag is for one of the most popular eating fish around now. Wahoo which have been around for several months. Which is much later in the year than usual. Beyond those fish, there are many others that don't have a dedicated flag but are equally fun to catch. Roosterfish, that derive their name from the distinctive dorsal fin that resembles a roosters comb are spectacular fighters that have no value as food fish and deserve to be released. Another to add to the no flag list are sierra mackerel that have a mouthful of teeth like the much larger wahoo. Their flesh is popular for many cerviche recipes that almost any restaurant worth its salt in Baja Sur can whip up and serve with crispy tortilla chips. I was told by a Pablo Armenta Gutiérrez, representative in Los Cabos Tourism Secretary of State this very day that 50% of Los Cabos visitors come to sportfish. Regardless of which category you are in the former or later. We hope enjoy your stay and have a chance to be out on the water.


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SNORKELLING & SCUBA DIVING

Prepare yourself for an incredible show of nature as you swim side by side with colourful schools of fish, eels, rays, octopus, sea turtles and more. The Sea of Cortez or the “Aquarium of the World” offers many opportunities to experience incredible underwater wildlife.

SCUBA DIVING DESTINATIONS Note: travel time is from the Cabo San Lucas marina. Land’s End Intermediate-Advanced - 50’-60’ Five minutes by boat and you can share the water with sea lions and moray eels, with a sunken boat visible in the Falls. Sand Falls Beginners - Advanced - 30’-100’ Steep sand banks drop sharply into a canyon filled with tropical fish. The canyon runs from the depths of the Cabo San Lucas bay to within 30 feet of the beach. Pelican Rock Beginners - 25’-80’ This large rock attracts many tropical fish and is only five minutes from shore. Neptune’s Finger Advanced - 80’-100’ A spectacular canyon wall dive. Cabeza de Ballena Beginners - 20’-40’ A 25-minute boat ride leads to a dive through large boulders with many fish. Santa María Cave Beginners - 20’-40’ Reachable from the shore or a 35-minute boat ride, the entrance to Santa Maria canyon has a huge variety of fish which feed right from your hand. Chileno Beginners - 30’-70’ This location offers parking, sea turtle sightings, tropical fish, and night dives over a sandy and rocky bottom following a 35-minute boat ride. El Gavilán Intermediate/Advanced - 70’-100’ This rocky ledge leads into a canyon where groupers and larger fish are often sighted; 35 minutes by boat. Blow Hole Beginners/Advanced - 30’-70’ 35-minutes from San Lucas, or just 10

minutes from Chileno beach, this dive offers rocky valleys presenting a variety of fish. Las Salinas Beginners - 30’-45’ - A sunken Japanese fishing boat attracts a large assortment of fish at this beginners’ dive; about 80 minutes from Cabo San Lucas or one hour from La Playita. Gordo Banks Advanced - 110’-120’ - A seamount provides views of marlin, hammerheads, skip jacks and at times huge manta rays; one hour from La Playita. Cabo Pulmo Beginner-Advanced - 30’-100’ A one hour drive east of San José or five minutes by boat and you’ll find the only living coral reef in the Sea of Cortez. SNORKELLING SPOTS Cabo offers several methods for snorkelling. You may drive to a local beach and swim out, book a tour with one of the many popular companies, or charter a private boat. Tours are typically two or three hours. Stay away from the Pacific side of the peninsula; its strong currents make it very dangerous for any kind of water sports. Pelican Rock

A quick five-minute ride from the Cabo San Lucas marina or Medano Beach is all it takes to get to this fish-attracting rock.

Lover’s Beach This popular and uniquely-named beach is accessible only by boat. Be on the look-out, however, as the water is not roped off for swimmers. Santa Maria Bay Snorkel tours regularly visit Santa Maria Bay. If you choose to drive there, it’s an easy swim from the shore to the reef on the right side of the cove. Chileno Bay Snorkelers will find a safe, roped-off area for swimming at this common tour destination. Cabo Pulmo A Natural Marine Reserve in the East Cape, and may offer the best snorkelling in the area. This eightfingered coral reef is about a 2-hour drive from San José del Cabo, but it is well worth it!

GOLFING

With the desert meeting the Sea of Cortez as a backdrop, there is no doubt why Los Cabos has become a championship golf destination over the years. From Tiger Woods to Nicklaus and Fazio, many of the big names in golf have designed courses on this unique landscape. CABO REAL The newly renovated Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed golf course is one of the Corridor’s first championship courses and boasts beautiful views of the Sea of Cortez, elevation changes, and has hosted two PGA Senior Slams. 18 holes, Par 73, 7,461 yards. (624) 173-9400 www.questrogolf.com Many courses offer a reduced rate later in the day during twilight hours. Appropriate golf attire is required on all courses and club rental prices range from $35 to $ 65. CABO DEL SOL Ocean Course - A Jack Nicklaus signature course with six ocean front holes (1.5 miles). Known for its “3 finest finishing holes in golf” the Ocean Course is said to be one of the most difficult yet beautiful courses in the area. 18 holes, 7,075 yards, par 72. Desert Course – Designed by Tom Weiskopf, this course winds through the desert above the Ocean Course and challenges the golfer with risk vs reward type decision-making. 18 holes, 7,049 yards, par 72. (624) 145-8200 www.cabodelsol.com CABO SAN LUCAS COUNTRY CLUB This course was designed by Roy Dye and is conveniently located outside of Cabo San Lucas and is the only one with views of Land’s End. It has more than 80 bunkers and slightly inclined fairways and one of the longest holes in all of Mexico at 610 yards. 18 holes, 7,220 yards, par 72. (624) 143 4654 www.cabosanlucascountryclub.com PUERTO LOS CABOS The only composite course in the area with two different 9 hole courses designed by two legends of golf, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman respectively. Oceanfront holes, elevation changes, and incredible vistas make Puerto Los Cabos a unique and special experience for any golfer at any handicap. 18 holes, Par 71, 6,848 yards. (624) 173-9400 www.questrogolf.com

PALMILLA With 27 holes of golf, each 9 hole course offers something different. The Ocean, Mountain, and Arroyo courses all boast Jack Nicklaus Design and a fun and challenging layout with canyons and elevation changes. (624) 144-5250 www.palmillagc.com PUNTA SUR GOLF - FORMERLY MAYAN PALACE GOLF This 9 hole course is a friendly course but make sure you hit ‘em straight because throughout the course you are surrounded by homes and condos in beautiful San José. A fun course for any level of golfer. 9 holes, 3,141 yards, par 35. (624) 142-0900 www.vidantagolf.com CLUB CAMPESTRE SAN JOSÉ Make sure you bring your creativity for the greens at Club Campestre, the newest Jack Nicklaus Design in Los Cabos. Almost every green has 2 or 3 different tiers, so spend some time on the practice green before your round. 18 holes, Par 71, 6,966 yards. (624) 173-9400 www.questrogolf.com QUIVIRA GOLF CLUB This Jack Nicklaus designed course that was built atop the Pacific cliffs on 1,850 acres of a planned gated community. The course features huge Sea of Cortez sandy dunes, and rolling desert landscape foothills. The crashing waves below, and rising holes above, are proof that the challenging course is definitely one of the newest marvels in Los Cabos. (624) 142-9973 www.quiviragolfclub.com

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SURFING

Baja Sur has been a popular surfing destination since the ‘50s. The East Cape is popular for kite surfing and the Pacific coast has several surf breaks where you will find less crowds. See our Baja Sur map and look for this symbol to locate the surf spots mentioned bellow. SAN PEDRITO Level: Advanced. Direction: Right, left. Location: Pacific side right before arriving to Todos Santos. CERRITOS Level: Beginners. Direction: Right, left. Location: Pacific side at Km 65 of the Cabo San Lucas- Todos Santos road. MONUMENTS Level: Advanced . Direction: Left. Location: at Km 6.5 of the Corridor, closer to Cabo San Lucas. EL TULE Level: Advanced . Direction: Right, left. Location: Exit at Km 16.2 at El Tule bridge COSTA AZUL consists of three breaks: The Rock or La Roca Level: Advanced. Direction: Right. Zippers Level: All level. Direction: Right. Acapulquito Level: All levels. Direction: Right. Location: at Km 28.5. Access is below the Costa Azul bridge.

STAND UP PADDLING

There is something special about paddling out and finding yourself floating in the ocean with just a paddle and a board. Stand up paddling is a great way to see marine life and to get a great workout and while enjoying nature. At Medano beach you can rent boards in several locations. Certain companies offer paddling lessons and some have yoga classes on the board. Tips! • Your feet should be parallel, about hipwidth distance apart, centred between the board rails (edges). • Keep toes pointed forward, knees bent and your back straight. Balance with your hips and core. Keep your arms straight and twist from your torso as you paddle, you have more strength in the abdominal muscles than in your arms. Your gaze should be level at the horizon and avoid staring at your feet. • If you’re paddling on the right, your right hand is lower and on the paddle shaft. Your top left hand is on the top of the grip. The elbow (angle) of the paddle faces away from you. • Plant the paddle by pushing the blade all the way under the surface, pull it back to your ankle, then out of the water. To go in a reasonably straight line, paddle about 4 or 5 strokes on one side, then switch to the other. When you switch sides, you’ll reverse hand positions. • When you fall aim yourself to the side so you don’t fall the board.

NINE PALMS Level: All levels. Direction: Long rights. Location: East Cape, about 30 Km from San José del Cabo.

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This sport is most popular in the East Cape due to the El Norte winds. Playa Norte (the north-east side of the beach) in Los Barriles is said to be the most popular destination and is also the location for a professional kiteboarding school. La Ventana is also a popular spot and is closer to La Paz. There is less wind in Los Barriles than in La Ventana, but the surf is bigger. The best months are January, February, March, October, November, December. Every January the Lord of the Wind tournament takes place in La Ventana.

SHIPWRECKS Level: Advanced. Direction: Right. Location: East Cape, about 25 Km from San José del Cabo.

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Have you ever had a dream about flying like Superman or maybe swimming like a dolphin? Dreams can come true in Cabo! The FlyBoard is a device connected and powered by a personal watercraft, which allows propulsion underwater and in the air. Users are connected to the board by wakeboard boots, under which, water pressure provides thrust. A certified trainer controls the power and height and you control all the movement. Available at Medano beach or in the Puerto Los Cabos Marina in San José del Cabo.

KITE SURFING

LA BOCANA AT THE ESTUARY Level: All levels. Direction: Right, left. Location: San José del Cabo’s main beach, close to the Holiday Inn.

SEASONS June through November The summer months are known to be the best as the Southern Hemisphere’s swells send great waves to the Pacific, Cabo San Lucas, San José and the East Cape. December through February East Cape and Costa Azul are on the flatter side. The Pacific can be good this time of year because it’s exposed to the west swell. March through May This is the windy season. Swells are consistent and you’ll run into fewer crowds.

FLYBOARDING

SKATEBOARDING

Visit the Pescadero Skate Park located on km. 64 of HWY 19, in the town of El Pescadero. The park is surrounded by lush gardens. Donations are appreciated for park maintenence.


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Los Cabos is an ideal destination for families with children of all ages.

ADVENTURE

Los Cabos offers a number of entertainment options for adventure seekers. From guided bicycle tours to high-speed ziplines across one of the many local canyons, pick an adventure that is right for you and get out there! Buggy, Atv, Or Bike Rentals There are several local companies which offer ATVs, buggies, and other off-road vehicles for trail and beach cruising. Strap on some goggles and hop behind the wheel of one of these off-road racers for an afternoon of fast-paced fun! Vehicles include typical ATVs or enclosed rail buggies or RZR ATVs. Tours are typically three hours, and drivers must be 16 years of age with a valid drivers’ license. If pedal-powered rides are more your speed, look into renting a mountain bike, beach cruiser, or joining a guided bicycle tour of town. Just make sure to wear a helmet!

Adventure Parks There are several adventure parks and eco-adventure companies in Los Cabos where you and your kids can experience zip-lining, back-country ATV tours, a camel safari, and more. Zip-lines are appropriate for kids of 8 years and up and be prepared to hike from 5 to 15 minutes from line to line. Most companies include transportation. Ask your concierge to setup your adventure. Wet Fun Water Park Located about 20 minutes from San José, this water park has shallow pools and small slides for young children, water mushrooms, a pirate ship and a giant bucket that dumps water on the bystanders bellow. For the adrenaline seekers, several fast and large slides stand tall and mighty and offer a great view of the beautiful surrounding mountains. To get there take HWY 1 north from the San José International Airport towards La Paz and East Cape. After about 15 miles, the exit for Caudaño and the water park will be at km 66. Follow this road for a few minutes and you will find the park on your right.

Horseback Rides, Nature Walks, and Bird Watching Los Cabos (particularly San José del Cabo) offers a number of horseback excursions for all ages. Saddle up for a sunset guided beach ride, venture up a hidden canyon trail, or just sit back in the shade while experienced horse trainers give the kids lessons in horsemanship – there’s something for everyone! San José also boasts a natural estuary and nature preserve. Enjoy a peaceful, self-guided nature walk to observe some of the lushest landscape in the area. Species of flora and fauna are abundant: dozens of species of cactus, lizards, and birds can be spotted on this solitary walk, just a few minutes from downtown. Cactus-lovers may also want to check out the nearby cactus gardens Wirikuta, offering a large variety of cacti laid out in an artful outdoor setting. Parasailing, Bungee Jumping, and Ziplines Get ready to shout “Geronimo!” as you leap off a platform in one of the most extreme outings! Several local adventure-parks provide bungee jumping packages and high speed zipline canopy tours are offered in a number of local canyons. If heights over land are not right for you, try a parasailing trip and gain some altitude to enjoy beautiful views of Cabo while tethered firmly to a speedboat!

Turtle Release Every year, several species of endangered sea turtles nest in the warm sands of Los Cabos. Your family will have the opportunity to help these fragile and tiny creatures make it safely into the sea. Children will learn about the importance of conservation and they will surely enjoy the experience of helping these little friends. Sol de Mayo Waterfall Cascade Located about an hour and a half away from Los Cabos, the Sol de Mayo Oasis is yet another natural beauty of the Southern Baja California region, and the best time to visit is the month of November, after the September and October rains. The hike leads the adventurous to a majestically beautiful oasis where everyone can swim and even dive into the cool, serene waters. Be sure to pack a lunch, and take plenty of water. There are plenty of signs to guide everyone to this wonderful piece of paradise. After arriving in Santiago, turn right up the little hill towards the town square. The cost is $6 US per person to access the easy hike to the clear-water falls. Humane Society Visit Give your family the opportunity to give back as a dog walker or as a cat petting volunteer at the Los Cabos Humane Society or El Ranchito in San Jose. These loving animals will surely appreciate your time and who knows? Maybe you go back home with a new furry family member! Everything you need to know about Baja Sur

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WHERE'S the

WHALE FACTS

monthly whale watching report

In its lifetime – that’s about 40 years – a gray

WHALE? by Frankie Grant, Marine Biologist at Cabo Trek

whale travels a distance that is equivalent to going to the moon and back! Some travel

a round-trip of between 16,00020,000 km (10,00012,400 miles) every year between their winter calving lagoons in the warm waters of Mexico and their summer feeding grounds in the cold Arctic seas. The desert is green and full of life. From both the land and the sea one can find all sorts of interesting creatures to fill a nature lover’s time. Birdwatchers and fisherman alike have reported lots of activity around Los Cabos, with many of the humpback whales arriving 1 to 1.5 months ahead of schedule. It looks to be another eventful whale watching season here in Cabo with some 5,000 to 10,000 whales calling our waters home for the winter. The activity levels in January tend to be high as the bulk of whales finally reach the Sea of Cortez. The new year is here, and with it comes newborn whales and their acrobatics. When born, a newborn humpback has a shape similar to a dolphin as well as a light grey colour. Mother’s can be seen teaching calves at local beaches and in front of hotels surrounding the Cape, sometimes breaching no more than 100 yards off of the beach! Although whales can be seen from some hotel balconies, Cabo veterans know that going on a whale watching tour with a reputable company is the way to go. Safe distances must always be kept for both the safety of the whales and tourists, but viewing a whale in its natural environment can prove to be one of the most rewarding experiences for people of all ages. During January, even those not planning to see whales have unannounced encounters. While sport fishing occasionally whales will show up out of nowhere to put on a quick show. Scuba divers often report hearing the whales while underwater, as their sound can travel hundreds of miles and some scientists even believe low frequency whale sounds could travel more than 1,000 miles! If you have a free day on your new year’s vacation make sure to witness one of the greatest migrations on earth, right here in Cabo San Lucas.*

DESTINO PUZZLES

Do whales sing?

Gray whales lack vocal cords but do have a voice. They produce sounds by forcing air from their nasal passages into sacs, without exhaling any air.

Whales’ brains sleep one half at the time.

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Only one half of their brain will sleep at a time. This is the only way that they are able to get the amount of rest that they need and still take care of basic functions, such as breathing, that is necessary for their bodies to survive.

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Lord of the

Baja

The SIXTH annual Lord of the Wind is to be held in Los Barriles January 13 – 17, 2016. Professional Contestants categories are: Kite Foil Course Racing (IKA 100 point event), Slalom Racing, Freestyle. Open Division Contestants categories are: Slalom, Big Air, Bordercross, Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP). Lord of the Wind helps fund various community projects, through The Rotary Club of East Cape. Baja Sports Mexico, owner of Lord of the Wind, was formed to assist athletes and high school students interested in kiting, competitive kiting and becoming a kiteboard instructor. The equipment trailer will have kites, boards, harnesses and wet-suits for their use. Much of the equipment has been donated to Baja Sports Mexico by manufacturers and local kiters. One of the many goals of Baja Sports Mexico is to have the students compete in Lord of the Wind and eventually be able to receive their IKO certification to become instructors and/or work in the kiteboarding industry. As it stands now, The Lord of the Wind is the largest International kiteboarding, windsurfing and stand up paddle board event in Mexico. With major support from the Baja California Sur tourism board, this five day event will again showcase some of the world’s best windsurfing/kiteboarding competitors. The East Cape region is mostly known for its stunningly beautiful and largely undeveloped 120km of coastline between Bahía de los Muertos and San José’s estuary. Within these few hundred kilometres there are only a handful of towns of note, along the water and inland. The largest and most accessible resort is LOS BARRILES, a major fishing and windsurfing centre 66km north of Los Cabos airport on Hwy-1. The wind, best in winter, is brilliant for experienced windsurfers (less so for beginners) and makes this a regular venue for international competitions. Los Barriles, the other side of Cabo, has a great selection of accommodations and restaurants, and car rentals are also available. If you don’t rent you can use Eco Tours for your local transportation. The East Cape offers spectacular fishing, spectacular diving, kayaking, golfing or just relaxing poolside in the sunshine is for you, then you deserve the best the East Cape has to offer. 100 miles of intermittent rock and secluded white sandy beaches extends from San José near Baja’s tip to Las Arenas below La Paz. The backyard is the Sierra de La Laguna mountain range, dedicated as a Global Biosphere Reserve. Baja’s East Cape is easily reached by commercial or private airplane, boat or car;

Daily Schedule

Jan 12 (Tuesday): Registration (3-6 pm) Opening Ceremonies & Party – Buena Vista Resort (6-12 pm) Jan 13 (Wednesday): Course Races IKA Foil (pro) - Slalom Races (pro) - Slalom Races (open) - Party – Tamale Cook Off – Los Barriles Concha (6-11pm) Jan 14 (Thursday): Course Races IKA Foil (pro), Slalom Races (pro), Slalom Races (open), Party – Smokey’s Bar & Grill (6-11pm) Jan 15 (Friday): Course Races IKA Foil (pro), Slalom Race (pro), Slalom Race (open), Freestyle (pro), Reggae Party – Buena Vista Beach Resort (6-11pm) Jan 16 (Saturday): Course Races IKA Foil (pro), Slalom Race Final (pro), Slalom Races Final (open), Freestyle (pro), Big Air (open), Boardercross (open), SUP (open), Beach Party – Lazy Days (6-11 pm) Jan 17 (Sunday): Course Race Final IKA Foil (pro), Freestyle Final (pro), Big Air Final (open), Boardercross Final (open), SUP Final (open) Awards Dinner & Party – (6-11 pm)

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Eco adventures

Make sure to bring snacks, maps and water. Another nature’s hot tub adventure is at the Santa Rita Hot Spring, close to the small village of San Jorge. Drive to Agua Caliente and look for a sign directing you to the small village of San Jorge which is about 15 minutes north. After you cross the Agua Caliente and San Jorge arroyos, proceed up a hill which takes you into the village of San Jorge. Continue on until you come to a left hand turn in the road which will take you to the Santa Rita Hot Spring located in Canyon San Jorge. A member of the local Ejido will take your entrance fee. A rock climb will take you to a small pool of warm water. The tranquil setting of the Santa Rita Hot Spring will give you a sense of retreat in nature bliss. Cascada Sol de Mayo is a beautiful Ecological Ranch. A family hiking experience that ends in a refreshing fresh water cascade rendezvous. They also have cabins where you can spend the night, a small eco animal display and a rustic restaurant where guests applaud the lobster tacos and you can enjoy the local family cuisine. This is a lovely place about 9 km outside of the charming small town of Santiago in the foothills of the Sierra Laguna. From Santiago to the entrance it’s a 20 minute drive on dirt roads and only a short hike to view the waterfall from high above. You can continue toward the right to other lakes and a much longer hikes or climb through the boulders which allow you to hike down to the palms surrounding the base of the waterfall. Known as one of the most successful conservation projects in the world, Cabo Pulmo National Park is a 17,000-acre Marine Protected Area established twenty years ago to protect the northernmost coral reef in the Eastern Pacific. WILDCOAST has full-time staff in Cabo Pulmo to promote the conservation of the coral reef among residents, visitors, tourism outfitters, and government agencies. This park is one of the best examples of coastal zone protection in Mexico. Experience firsthand this fragile coral reef ecosystem, alive with fish and other organisms. Join us to discover the wonder of this protected and pristine coastline while learning about WILDCOAST’s conservation strategies and efforts. May your Eco-adventure be full of joy!

Photo by Yeye In a Baja moment, all the possibilities of a natural lifestyle awaken a spirit of adventure in you, inviting you to experience activities such as kayaking, whale watching, eco-camping, sailing, or wildlife cruising, paddling or surfing, hiking or swimming, all which make Baja Sur a world’s favorite eco-adventure.

Protected Areas Conservation: The National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) requires that all visitors to federally protected lands and waters purchase a park pass. For visitors on our expeditions, you will receive a Conservation Passport for $25.00 dolars. This passport was created to raise funds for the continued protection of the shorelines, inlets, and beaches that make this area so extraordinary to visit. The passport allows you to visit Mexico’s Protected Areas as many times as you wish for an entire year. For visitors on day trips, a $5.00 fee per person is required to enter the federally protected areas.

Wonderful habitats such as Isla Espíritu Santo and Laguna San Ignacio give you the chance to connect with the natural world in unique ways. For a relaxing vacation, you can eco-camp and watch the whales, or paddle on a coastal kayaking expedition. Also, plenty of opportunities are available to participate in ongoing conservation research studies with local wildlife and marine biologists and naturalist. Eco is short for ecology, the science of studying the earth, the environment. The prefix ecomeans environment or habitat. Eco friendly refers to goods, services, processes or people deemed to do minimal harm to the environment. To allow the local families who care about our ecology to serve you is the most eco friendly way to experience any land you visit, but we understand also those who enjoy adventure as a more personal experience and choose to explore the territory without help. For you, the thermal springs offer a great relaxing and therapeutic outdoor spa experience. El Chorro is a thermal hot spring near the small village of Agua Caliente. It is nestled in the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range, a biosphere set aside and protected by the Mexican government. Here, warm water bubbles up from beneath the ground as cool water drizzles down the sides of the mountains. Other springs are close by and you get to swim and hike. There is a 20 pesos entrance fee per person. 22

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

the notewor thy of Los C abos

ALEX NAVARRO Eco-adventure expert / Owner of Baja Wilderness Born in Mexico City in 1972, one of the biggest cities in the world, Alex would always search for fun and adventure outside and outdoors. Whether he was jumping in his bicycle, jumping off some rocks or catching air in a pair of skis, he was always discovering nature. After finishing college and finding himself out of work and out of fun in Mexico City, he decided to explore new opportunities and arrived in Baja in 1998. He fell in love with Los Cabos immediately and decided to sell his car to begin a new dream. With that money he founded Baja Wild / Baja Salvaje Eco-Expeditions, one of the pioneering operators of eco-tourism in Baja. Providing customized adventure tours for Baja vacationers and outfitting them with all the required gear was his speciality. The company was very successful and he sold it to embark on new tourism projects and pursue his passionate hobby as a DJ. Alex is back and operating again an amazing waterfall tour under the name Baja Wilderness.All tours are planned and customized to the clients needs and requests. The tour is magical. About the tours: A one hour ride along Los Cabos scenic highway through the famed tropic of cancer and into the folkloric little oasis town of Santiago. Drive through the oasis into the dirt trails and deep into the peaceful Sol de Mayo waterfall inside the Sierra de la Laguna reserve. During the 5 hour tour you will have the opportunity to swim in Baja’s most pristine waterfall and cold pools in the midst of a blend of mountain and desert landscapes lush with palm trees, cacti and colorful trees, incredible geologic / rock formations and abundant with bird life. Truly a Baja secret paradise! Don’t miss the opportunity to do something unique while in Baja and call Alex at (624) 154-7358 and experience a memorable time with Baja Wilderness! 24

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PATTY GUEVARA Running enthusiast and owner of Running Tours Los Cabos

Every day for the last 8 years Patty would wake up and do what she love the most...go for a morning run! Born and raised in Los Cabos, Patty is a passionate runner and she loves meeting new people. She had been working in the tourism industry for the past 15 years, and always found it very rewarding. During these morning runs she encountered many tourists that also shared her passion but noticed they were running aimlessly and missing all the attractions every Los Cabos tourist should see.


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SANTIAGO & SABINA Mezcal Connoisseurs and Business Owners What is mezcal? Well, as someone once said: “there are very few things that remain truly Mexican...and mezcal is clearly one of them.” Sabina, a passionate Egyptologist, and Santiago, a regretful lawyer, fell in love with mezcal the moment they tasted it. Its smokiness, purity and Mexicanity overwhelmed their senses straight away, not to mention the great experience they had while visiting some of the most famous maestros mezcaleros in Oaxaca, Southern Mexico. “La Perdida” at Villa Valentina is Sabina and Santiago’s second mezcal project –“El Perlado” in downtown San José being the first one. Its main goal is the education of anyone willing to learn more about mezcal and its many varieties by offering the widest available selection of “traditional” mezcals, 100% agave, no added chemicals or sugars, and a true Mexican flavour. These mezcals come from at least eight Mexican States and represent no less than 30 agave varieties.

Inspired by many running tours around the world, Patty and some of her local running partners decided to take the tourist's experience to whole new level by showing them the key corners of Los Cabos, such as exceptional views that will take your breath away, the best restaurants in town, happening bars, and one of the top marinas in the world! The intention behind this is for visitors to experience Cabo as locals. Running Tours Los Cabos is an opportunity to share their love for their home town, while sharing their passion for running… It's an opportunity to give runners a chance to continue their daily routine, to discover new trails or to discover the city for the first time by doing something they love while on vacation. Go and make a friend, practice your Spanish, take the best pictures, learn about other cultures, all while you do what you enjoy the most!

The rules are simple: put yourself in Sabina and Santiago´s hands and let yourself immerse in the world of mezcal…you will not regret it! Reser vations/tastings – Contac t Santiago on his mobile: 624 159 4244 Email: santiago@elperlado.com and sabina@elperlado.com w w w.elperlado.com Facebook: El Perlado Mezcalería

“El Perlado” – Morelos street, right opposite Jazmin’s Ar t Distric t, San José del Cabo

“La Perdida” – Villa Valentina, Transpeninsular road, right behind Hyatt Place San José del Cabo

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ART&CULTURE

ar t - gas tronomy - charities

MUSIC FESTIVAL SCHEDULES: FIRST WEEK: JANUARY 14-16

LOCATION: Hotel California LINE-UP: Jeff Tweedy Old 97'S The Autumn Defense Torreblanca Tigria Filthy Friends (Featuring Corin Tucker Of Sleater-Kinney And Peter Buck) Frankie SPECIAL GUESTS: Scott Mccaughey, Joseph Arthur, Chuck Prophet, Steve Wynn, Kev'n Kinney & Mark Eitzel

SECOND WEEK: JANUARY 20-23 The Todos Santos Music Festival was created by Peter Buck of R.E.M. and brought to life by The Hotel California to add music to the long list of artistic endeavors hosted in this Pueblo Magico in Baja Sur, Mexico. Peter Buck and friends will be back for the 5th Annual Todos Santos Music Festival. Festival-goers will enjoy a lineup created by Peter Buck that will feature artists spanning rock, alternative country and Latin genres including Death Cab for Cutie, Jeff Tweedy, Old 97’s, Drive-By Truckers, The Jayhawks (who are currently recording an album with Buck and Peter Martine), The Autumn Defense, La Santa Cecilia, Filthy Friends, Torreblanca, Tigria and more. Fans will also enjoy performances by Southern Baja-based musicians in a special showcase on January 20. Proceeds from Festival’s Seven Days of Live Shows Benefit Local Charities.

Wednesday 01/20:

LOCATION: Hotel California LINE-UP: Local Music Spotlight

Thursday 01/21, Friday 01/22 LOCATION: Hotel California LINE-UP: Death Cab For Cutie Drive-By Truckers The Jayhawks Saturday 01/23 LOCATION: Town Plaza LINE-UP: Death Cab For Cutie La Santa Cecilia Drive-By Truckers The Jayhawks SPECIAL GUESTS: Scott Mccaughey, Joseph Arthur, Chuck Prophet, Steve Wynn & Kev'n Kinney

“I always believed that you should try to do something for the town you live in and pay back your debts in a way. I'm very happy to be involved with these great organizations and to meet all the people that are behind them and that do all the work," - Peter Buck in an interview with Destino Magazine in 2015. 26

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Flavors of Baja by Tadd Chapman

On December 5th, 2015 I had the great pleasure to attend the food and wine celebration known as Sabor a Cabo or “taste of cabo," making this my 10th consecutive year participating in the culinary event. Imagine 30 to 40 of Los Cabos top restaurants all digging deep to put on there best show providing what seems like unlimited food. Some of these restaurants include the famous Edith’s, The Office, Nicksan, Don Sanchez, Habanero’s, Tres Gallos (featured here) and Sunset de Monalisa along with some new comers such as Azul Madera and Agua by Larbi. (Sorry if I missed anyone!). Pair that lineup with some of the Baja’s top wineries, a full open bar and incredible show by Grammy award winning artist Lila Downs and you have a night to remember! One of my favorites of the evening had to be Tres Gallos, not only for the flavor but also for the effort they went through to build an underground oven that cooked a delicious Barbacoa from an entire whole lamb. While still in revelation of this delicious Lamb, Michel the owner had me try the traditional Huazontles or Mexican relative of the American Goosefoot weed, which has been blanched in salt water and battered in a similar fashion to a chile relleno with a little menonite cheese and pasilla chile sauce. Below Michel has included a recipe for those brave enough to attempt at home; or if you prefer to forgo the hassle just stop by Tres Gallos in Cabo San Lucas. A word to the wise, don’t make a habit of missing out on this tremendous event. Sabor a Cabo usually falls on the first Saturday of December. Don't miss it next year! www.saboracabo.mx.

Tres Gallos Huauzontle Recipe INGREDIENTS: - Huazontle 250 gr - Menonita Cheese 50 gr - Pasilla chile salsa 160 gr: Pasilla chile 500 gr, 3 garlic cloves, onion 112 gr, cumin 5 gr, salt 10 gr. - 3 eggs - Flour 25 gr - Cornstarch 14 gr INSTRUCTIONS: Clean the huazontle, select tender leaves and separate from the stem. Boil water with salt and add the huazontle. Boil for 5 to 8 minutes and drain. Once the huazontle has cooled form small balls of huazontle filled with menonite cheese. Conserve in the refrigerator. Separate egg whites from the yolks. Dip huazontles in egg whites and fry in a pan. Pasilla chile salsa: Clean the chile, boil for 10 minutes, set aside and allow to cool. Blend and strain. Add onions and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve huazontles bathed in the chile pasilla sauce accompanied by Mexican rice and refried beans.


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Giving Back: by Sabrina Lear

It’s a brand new year. Another 365 fabulous days to live life to the fullest here at Land’s End. While we’re renowned for our warm hospitality, stellar resorts and exceptional ways to relax and have fun, there’s another aspect to Los Cabos that you may be missing. Our thriving farmers markets are an opportunity to delve into “farm to fork” culture and more, while discovering locals you may otherwise not meet. You’ll also learn about some of our hard-working nonprofits assisting the needy in Los Cabos. A few hours spent at our markets lets you give back and vote for local families and entrepreneurship with your wallet. From a handful of vendors at Flora Farm back in 2004, our local markets have blossomed through the years at Huerta Maria, The Shoppes of Palmilla and Mar Adentro. The San José Organic Market at Huerta Maria — www.sanjomo.com — is by far the largest and takes place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sanjomo is set in a lush field behind the downtown historic district. With fresh produce and a bounty from local farms and ranches, it’s also brimming with artists and artisans, services, books, clothing, jewelry and delicious prepared foods. Live music, performances and cultural events complement yoga, massage and fun activities for kids and families. If you’re looking to connect with a nonprofit or to volunteer, you’ll find two of our area’s oldest NGOs here. Liga Mac — www.ligamac.org — works to help families in need. The booth is staffed through 12:30 p.m. MAC’s Marsha Swoboda is a wealth of information. The Los Cabos Humane Society — www.loscaboshumancesociety.com — is our de facto “SPCA”. Linda Aven is always on hand, along with Debbie Platz. They’ll also “dog sit” your pet while you shop. Both groups rely on donations to survive and sell an array of goods like caps, t-shirts, calendars, cookbooks, bags, cards, books and more. The LCHS has darling pet accessories and information on weekly spayneuter clinics and welcomes volunteers. Dog walkers and cat cuddlers are welcome seven days a week at the center in CSL. Details are on the website. Conaculta (National Council for Culture and Arts) also maintains a presence along with the nonprofit women’s group “Mujeres de La Sierra,” featuring products from the La Laguna mountain region. Look for other NGOs through the season like Amigos de Los Niños (Friends of the Children) and Red Autismo (Autism Network) along with workshops and special events from well-known community change makers. Unlike free-spirited Sanjomo, the Shoppes of Palmilla, in the Tourist Corridor at Km. 27, is an upscale open-air plaza that hosts a Friday farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with 30 or so vendors. Liga MAC has a booth here, along with Missy Gibbs from Baja S.A.F.E — bajasafe.com — an animal rescue non-profit that offers spay-neuter clinics and raises funds through the sale of hats, t-shirts, and calendars. Missy also accepts donations of blankets, towels, pet food, leashes and collars. No matter where you are, experiencing our markets is easily within reach. You’ll find an irresistible side of Los Cabos not to be missed.

SAN JOSE DEL CABO

View art and enjoy a glass of wine as you stroll the enchanting streets of the Gallery District in downtown San Jose del Cabo. End your night with a dining experience at one of the many exquisite restaurants in the area. From the month of November through June, the Art Walk takes place every Thursday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, but the art itself never stops, the galleries are open all day, every day! The ever-growing Gallery District has become in recent years the cultural centre of Los Cabos with many high-end fine art galleries displaying original paintings, sculpture, photography, and jewelry made by local and international contemporary artists. Among these art galleries are shops housing the works by the top folk artists and artisans of Los Cabos and Mexico.

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VILLA DEL PALMAR AT THE ISLANDS OF LORETO

GOES GREEN YEAR-ROUND

Eco-Aware Golf Course, Solar Roofs and Greywater Recycling Initiatives Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto's sustainable efforts and environmentally friendly initiatives range from solar panel-lined roofs to a sophisticated seawater purification system, as well as grey water and regular recycling systems. In addition, the 7,400-yard Rees Jones-designed Danzante Bay golf course, which is slated for a 2016 opening, is taking shape with a number of eco-friendly measures in mind. “Maintaining unspoiled views, crystal clear waters and a rich environment is a vital piece of who we are,” said Owen Perry, owner and president of Villa Group. “We are proud of the many eco-friendly practices we’ve implemented at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto. We are dedicated to doing our part to preserve the area’s natural beauty and cultural history by minimizing our environmental footprint as much as possible.” Opening in February 2016, the Danzante Golf Course is being designed to work with the natural beauty and serenity of its surrounding environment. Where possible, plants that must be removed during the construction of the course are being transplanted and relocated throughout the golf course to maintain native landscaping. Those plants that are unable to be transplanted are being used as compost and reintroduced to the area’s soil. In addition, the resort is opting for organic fertilizers instead of hazardous chemicals, as well as maintaining the course with treated water and the use of solar energy for water heating needs, in order to protect the natural environment. Guests who visit Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto are awestruck by the natural beauty of the region, which includes the majestic Sierra de la Giganta mountain range and indigo waters of the Sea of Cortez. 28

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The resort’s location within the world’s second largest protected National Marine Park helps limit the size and power of boats that traverse its waters, keeping pollution from watercraft to a minimum, meanwhile protecting the area’s abundant marine life. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto has worked closely to preserve indigenous flora and fauna in the region with the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), which is the federal agency responsible for promoting the protection, restoration and conservation of ecosystems, natural resources, environmental goods and services in Mexico. As for other ways in which Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto goes green, its solar-panel-lined roofs collect and store power from the area’s more than 300 sunny days each year, greatly reducing the resort’s energy needs. The resort also uses a seawater purification system that collects and purifies water from the Sea of Cortez for use throughout the hotel. The system mitigated the need to create a 30-mile water pipeline from the town of Loreto to Danzante Bay. In addition, the resort created a greywater recycling program, which helps conserve water and aids irrigation on the property, as well as recycles aluminum, glass and plastic. Other sustainable efforts include the Villa del Palmar at the Island’s of Loreto’s maintenance of its own vegetable and herb garden, which are used in gourmet meals at its three restaurant – The Market Restaurant, Casa Mia and the fine-dining Danzante Restaurant – for a farm-to-table experience. Baja has much to offer beyond the popular destination of Los Cabos. Venture further north on this magical peninsula and discover the untouched natural wonderland of the Islands of Loreto.*

Villa del Palmar at the Island’s of Loreto’s own vegetable and herb garden.

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ESCAPE to the East Cape By Michelle Suderman

by Erin and Andrew Wheelwright La Bohemia Baja Hotel Pequeño www.labohemiabaja.com

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain One of the coolest things about visiting Todos Santos are the many options available for adventure, discovery. For some, just navigating the dirt roads on the way to the beach in the rental car is enough to make one's heart pump (another great reason to always get car insurance!). But when you arrive at the beach is when the real adventure begins. The surf here in Todos the last couple weeks has been huge, beautiful and warm. For those just learning, Mario's surf school at Cerritos offers lessons on soft top boards with a great success rate of getting first timers standing on the board. And for the seasoned veterans there have been double overhead monster waves, clean and powerful. The view of the surfers from the beach is an adventure all to itself. Another amazing adventure is watching the humpback and Gray whales make their way down our peninsula as they breach and blow their breath high into the air! If you want a real rustic experience you can hop on a panga boat out of Punta Lobos for an up close encounter with the whales and wild Pacific Ocean. The fisherman will usually troll a fishing line and you can hope to catch Seabass, Yellowtail tuna and even the catch and release Marlin! The return to the beach in the panga at full throttle up on the sand is an exciting end to that journey as well as the promised meal of fresh fish,

ceviche, sashimi to end the day! Check out IndiGo Adventures, the Todos Santos Surf Shop and Eco Baja Adventures for more information! For those land goers who like to bike ride or hike, there are many trails that lead right from downtown Todos and meander far into the foothills--something to challenge every skill set on the dirt trails. For the real thrill seekers, there is Fernando, a local ranchero, who rents out mules--which carry the bicycles and tents up to the top of the Sierras for a great vista and camp over to bomb down on the bike the next day! Our favorite hike, with a short drive is from Punta Lobos to the Old Port, where reaching the top of hills rewards the eyes with the blue ocean crashing on a deserted rocky beach. For those who want to burn more calories the hike can go all the way to the Las Palmas beach where hopefully someone will pick you up and ferry you back to town. For Information, Eco Baja Adventures offers great tours with knowledgeable guides. Todos Santos Surf shop whose owners are both Marine Biologists offer amazing tours. As for Yoga, the newly built and beautiful Cuatro Vientos studio couldn't be more relaxing. The walk down the old pathway of grown palms into the beautiful glass yoga studio is meditation in it's own regard. Check out www.cuatrovientosbaja.com for class schedules. Any way you are looking for an adventure, we are happy to help you "Get your adventure on" and show you the real Baja! *

Welcome to the East Cape: offroad, off the grid, and off the beaten path. This is a place of wild beauty, with dramatic desert landscapes and pristine beaches where the only footprints you see are your own, set against the backdrop of the vast Sea of Cortez, whose changing moods are a source of endless fascination: sometimes placid and deep blue-green, sparkling in the sunlight, transparent waters allowing you to see schools of fish swimming beneath your feet as you paddle your SUP board. Or grey and brooding, with whales breaching and spouting on the horizon. Whipping up shreddable waves for surfers of every caliber, and then demonstrating all its power and fury in storm season. On a sunny day, take a leisurely drive on the coast road: it may be bumpy and dusty, but oh! The places you’ll see. Stop anywhere to explore one of the beaches. Say hello to the many friendly donkeys, our local welcoming committee. They’ll stick their noses right into your car to see what you have to offer, and then pose for a picture. Wild horses and free-range cattle are common, but also keep your eyes open for local wildlife: coyotes, mule deer, bobcats, jackrabbits, roadrunners. Rattlers too, so watch your step. Not to mention the whales, dolphins and mantarays, as well as pelicans and other seabirds.

Be respectful of our wildlife! That includes the local residents. Often eccentric, but helpful and friendly, you’ll meet people with a pioneering spirit who helped form the small communities dotting the coastline. There is a lot of creativity here, growing into homegrown projects that include music, food, cinema, art, community centers, festivals... whatever you can imagine is possible when you’re in the desert. Despite the similarities, this is not the wild and woolly Old West: it’s the eccentric, easygoing, and essential East Cape. Take a day, or several, and discover what it has to offer. To get here, take the bridge heading east out of San José del Cabo and continue past La Playita and Puerto Los Cabos. At the final roundabout, either turn right to the beginning of the coast road, or continue straight on the blacktop which will take you several miles further up the coast. Don’t expect to find stores or gas stations on the East Cape, so come prepared with a full tank and drinking water. You will find some good restaurants, like our gateway to the East Cape, Buzzard’s Bar & Grill, Zac's Bar & Grill in Los Zacatitos, and VidaSoul Hotel and Restaurant in Vinorama. *

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food, organic produce, art, music and more. San José del Cabo Organic Farmer’s Market Saturdays from 9am to 3pm

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SANTIAGO HONEY Santiago is a small town located on Highway 1, about an hour’s drive north of San José del Cabo. Like Todos Santos, it's almost directly on top of the Tropic of Cancer. It is also home to the only animal sanctuary in Baja California Sur. Rancho, Las Cuevas, La Enredadera, The Japanese pool, Los Pilares Gemelos, Sol de Mayo Eco Park, Santiago Leonero and Santiago’s hot springs, will surely capture you for a day or two, whether you plan a trip through an EcoAdventure service provider, or you rent a car to get there by yourself, you will come back clear and happy you took the trip. A great souvenir to bring home is Santiago’s honey, an Artesian Thousand Flower Honey from the Sierra de La Laguna Biosphere Reserve. It's produced by Mexican bees local to the community of Santiago, from the rich flowers that grow in Miraflores. The amber colored honey's creamy consistency and the damiana and pitahaya flavors are a result of the unique qualities that this natural reserve offers as a desert-tropical climate.

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If what you are looking for is to shape your muscles, here is a beach ball routine that tones the entire core, flattens the lower tummy, tones the triceps and works the lats (back muscles, under the arm and along the side of your body): 1. Stand with the ball in front of you, feet hip distance apart! 2. Place your hands on the edge of the ball, not on top. 3. Roll out onto the ball into a plank on your forearms. 4. Hold this for a good 2 seconds, the roll back up using those abs and arms. Exhale on the way up, inhale on the way down! :) 5. Perform 10-20 repetitions x3 sets! 30

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San José del Cabo’s organic farmers market is a serene, park-like, family-themed oasis located near the Estuary where roughly 60 vendors offer everything from homemade Mexican dishes like sopes, tamales, and a variety of fresh fruits, along with an assortment of locally grown herbs and vegetables. There are also local artists selling crafts, clothing, art and jewelry. Musical entertainment keeps the festive atmosphere thriving throughout the day, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, in which visiting shoppers taste test and choose the healthy foods of their preference, including sweet homemade pastries and delicious hand-made ice cream. The market even boasts a children’s play area to further emphasize the unique, dynamic spirit of the San José del Cabo small-town community. The Shops at Palmilla Fridays 9am to 1pm

Every week, The Farmers Market at Palmilla brings you something new and different, from the first vegetables and fruits of the season to special attractions. Regional wines with the number one sommelier in Los Cabos, traditional Mexican candies, and biodegradable cleaning products. Find 100% organic herbs, vegetables, fruits, fresh chicken, eggs, fish, seafood, wheatgrass, fresh baked bread, pasta, natural honey, and even organic beauty and spa products. If you're hungry paninis, healthy muffins, cookies, ceviche, Mexican dishes, roasted chicken, coffee, fresh juices, and more. Shop for palms, landscaping services, potted herbs, and fine plants to create your own organic garden. Other attractions include arts, crafts, ceramics, jewelry, books and also movies and popcorn! The Todos Santos Market Fridays 9am to 12pm

Held downtown in the parking lot just next to the historic Hotel California. Considering its promotion and location, it is sure to get lots of attention and attendance. Being held every Friday morning from 9 am to 12 pm, it’s already becoming a local favorite. With several local shops and businesses getting involved, there is already an interesting array of both arts and crafts and different foods and beverages to either take home or to enjoy right on the spot. For information on participating in the Todos Santos market as a vendor, contact Reed King at wrktodos@yahoo.com.

One day at the Market

Going to the market has never been so delightful. Baja local organic farms offer a one of a kind experience every time you visit. You can design your own experience, from spending a Saturday morning at the San José Organic Farmer’s market listening to live music, enjoying a delicious breakfast, organic traditional Mexican coffee, natural juices, pizza, salads, arts and crafts, maps, books, artisans, cultural workshops, and open air activities such as yoga and dance, to living in a culinary cottage for a week and learning how it feels to live organically. All meals prepared with natural ingredients, from the farm to the table. Those home owners that love to cook at home, will be happy to find their organic local produce for the week. For those lovers of adventure book a class at one of our organic farms, or even better, book one at each farm, as they all have their personal flavor as they teach you how to cook with fresh ingredients, and afterwards you can sit down for a nice lunch. At Huerta Los Tamarindos Cooking Classes are 4 hours for $85.00 ++ USD and they also offer private cooking classes. If you are thinking about getting married in the Spring, Flora Farms might be the place of your dreams. It is certainly ours.

YOGA HAPPENINGS Free Yoga every Saturday morning at 9am at San José Organic Farmer’s Market. * January 9th - January 16th Sun Powered Yoga Retreat in Cabo by Megan Slattery * January 9th - January 16th Your Authentic Voice Yoga Retreat by Mark Moliterno & The Travel Yogi * Book a Private Yoga session with your favourite Los Cabos instructor or take the classes offered by your hotel or resort


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IMAGINE you live here: by Dane Posey

T HE BE ACH HOUSE: Indigo

by Magdalena Misiorowski

In Los Cabos sandy toes become a way of life, meaningful experiences are on every corner, simple gifts bring the most pleasure. In Los Cabos new discoveries are commonplace, the landscape provides the playground and there is never a shortage of entertaining stories. The breeze nudges my curtains open just enough for the sun to peek and awaken me. As I emerge from the covers I see my puppy patiently sitting at the foot of the bed with the eyes of a doe. She is well aware that mornings mean beach walks and estuary swims. After warming water for tea and grabbing a bag for the inevitable gift she will leave on the sand, we depart. We merge onto the Carretera and drive for only moments before we reach the beach. After ninety minutes of fetching sticks and digging holes to China, my exhausted puppy and I follow our noses to breakfast. Tucked in between artisanal stores we find a mermaid inviting us to sit in a quaint patio with brightly patterned cloths covering the table. As the melodic sounds of Dusolina Giannini greet me from the kitchen, I am delivered coffee and a smile. Soon thereafter the table is covered with plates of sweet breads, huevos rancheros, frijoles, salsas, fresh fruit, and tortillas. We return home and hose off the sand in the backyard. Feeling like I am being watched, I look over my shoulder to see my mango tree staring at us. Her leaves were drooping from being kissed with sunshine day after day after day. Carefully circling her trunk and replenishing her roots, I find the first mango of the season within arms reach. I reap the reward. I grab a basket and scamper to the final hours of the Mercado Organico. After twenty minutes of filling my canasta with fresh herbs, produce, and flowers I am left with no choice but to use both hands to haul my bounty. Sitting on a bench to catch my breath I begin subconsciously tapping my feet to the musicians performing in front of me. With a front row seat to the union of passion and talent, I sit mesmerized until an errant Frisbee throw knocks me out of my trance. Grabbing my snorkel gear I head to the water. The sea teems with schools of colorful fish darting just out of grasp as we share the afternoon playing together. Back on the sand I fall asleep under my umbrella. Bronzed and satisfied, I meet with friends in town for dinner. The laughter coming from the table intrigues a couple visiting from Vancouver and they pull up chairs to join us. Wine and tequila flow as Bonnie describes her day trip to Santiago and Jeremy jokes about getting stuck in the mud in Todos Santos. We spill into next door where the seven piece bronze band is in complete sync, wailing for Salsa night. The woman I share my life with and met in San Jose puts on a show. We dance all night under the stars losing track of time in the heat of the night. In Los Cabos it is just another day in the life. Imagine you live here.

Dane Posey is an AMPI/MLS Broker Associate with REmexico Real Estate Group and has a passion for all things Los Cabos. Email him: Dane@CaboRealEstate.com, Tweet him @poseknowscabo, or connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ DanePoseyCNE

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Indigo is a deep and rich shade of blue often overlooked in beach house design in favor of its “happy-go-lucky� cousin, turquoise. It is a sophisticated blue hue with a dash of violet. On a psychological level indigo gives us a sense of harmony and wonder. It is the color of the mind, affecting us mentally. It represents inner contemplation and self-reflection, making it a perfect choice for a meditation room. Indigo pairs beautifully natural and neutral textures such as wool, linen, hemp, sisal, all natural woods, and concrete. All shades of sand, washed out beige, straw, or simple white will work wonders when paired with indigo. Recall to mind a picture of a magical greek island of Santorini and how the deep indigo of the Aegean Sea makes a spectacular contrast with the village's signature white structures. It literally takes our breath away and instantly puts the mind in a state of deep peace. Good news is you can recreate this calm oasis in your own home! Dress your windows in white linens, opting out of sheers. I recommend that you do not iron your linens, leaving them feel natural and crinkly. This will add another organic layer of texture without much effort on your side. If you are drawn to sophisticated spaces, choose dark woods and perhaps skip sisal rugs in favor of a shimmery bamboo fiber rug. They are luxurious to the touch and magically shimmer when the light meets their surface. In general, remember to start small if this is your first time trying out how indigo will work in your space. Perhaps start with indigo throw pillows, a small area rug, or just a cluster of accessories? Lastly, I invite you to add an oversized plant to a lonely corner of that room. A tall cactus in a white ceramic planter will look fantastic in a Cabo beach house. I invite you to choose indigo and find your way to inner calm.


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CASA QUACCIA - PLAYA TORTUGA, EAST CAPE $4,900,000 • 7 BR • 8 1/2 BA • MLS# 13-1942 For those looking for the ULTIMATE LUXURY retreat, here you go. A SPECTACULAR BEACHFRONT setting in Playa Tortuga in East Cape with all modern conveniences, yet completely self sustainable with solar power. The setting is second to none as the house rests on a view point looking East with endless beach and ocean views. Private patios, terraces, and guest houses allow for great entertaining for events and family. Don’t miss this chance to purchase one of the most coveted views and sites in the Baja region.

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CASA SUZANA $2,275,000 • 53 BR • 5.5 BA • MLS# 15-2504 A special offering only for those buyers who truly desire a lifestyle like no other, and appreciate quality of construction. Extreme privacy matched with beautiful appointment, this luxury property offers 5BR/5.5BA with over 4,300 sq feet of living space an an abundance of outdoor entertaining areas including a large pool, BBQ area, swim-up bar, gas fire pit, rooftop deck, and new custom made pergola/palapa lounge area. The highest quality of finishes used throughout, no detail spared. For convenience and added privacy, the 5th bedroom is a private casita near the pool and spa which is great for guests or even live-in help. The chef’s gourmet kitchen boasts top of the line stainless-steel appliances and is light and open for your entertaining needs.

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Private residences and resort-style living 80% sold Strong H.O.A. STAY A WEEK OR A LIFETIME Offering Full & Fractional Oceanfront Ownership on Medano Beach. Breathtaking beauty and personal pampering await you at Villa La Estancia. From your private view of Land’s End to full service ultra resort style amenities, Villa la Estancia has the most successful owner's rental investment returns in all Los Cabos. A rewarding personal and financial lifestyle choice - see for yourself why a high percentage of owners purchase more. Amenities Galore

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EVENTS By Fernando Rodriguez

DECEMBER 2015

Day of the Three Kings (Dia de Los Reyes) January 6

There is a long tradition in Mexico of having children receive presents from the three "Reyes Magos" or ''Three Kings'' on the night of January 5th (Epiphany Eve) or the morning of January 6. The Three Kings festivities in Mexico include families getting together to share ring shaped sweet bread called "Rosca de Reyes" with a small white figurine inside of baby Jesus. Whoever gets the figurine is supposed to organize and host the family celebration for the scheduled Candalaria feast of February the 2nd. El Dia de Los Reyes, honors the historic events of King Herod after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, when the three wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, "Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage." When King Herod heard this, he was frightened and called together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet.'' Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Herod then sent them to Bethlehem, saying, "Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage." When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and opening their treasure chests, offered the child gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another path.

Los Cabos Pro-Am Golf Tournament January 11-15

The beautiful and panoramic-view-friendly, five star Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, located along the corridor, will once again host the 9th Annual version of the Los Cabos Pro-Am Golf Tournament that will take place January 11 - 15, 2016. A 6:00-8:00 pm welcome reception of cocktails and hours d'oeuvres will take place at the hotel's Fiesta Palapa the night before the serious first round of golf action gets underway at 10:00 am on the Cabo del Sol's Ocean Course. The event takes place during 5 days of wonderful, near perfect golf weather in which players and teams will shoot 54 holes. “The Cabo tournament is extraordinary in every way—the courses, the food, the event management and of course the weather,” says Mark Krebs, Member of Farmington CC, Charlottesville, VA, who happily 36

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returns for this year's edition. Play will occur at The Cabo Sol Ocean Course (2 Rounds), A course that is ranked Top 100 in the World and #1 Ranked course in the Caribbean & Mexico by Golf Magazine. One round will take place at the The Desert Course, which in and of itself is ranked #6 in Mexico. Golf in Los Cabos is a combination of a naturally blessed region with a perfect climate and an average day time temperature of 78 degrees and 350 sunny days a year. "The courses are terrific, weather always spectacular, and my wife has enjoyed the trip immensely. I look forward to 2016,” commented former Wimbledon & US Open Champion, Stan Smith. The field for this event is limited to the first 20 teams who are registered and submitted deposits by September 15, 2015. Final rounds will take place Friday, January 15 and will be followed that evening by the Cocktails and Awards dinner at 6:30 pm in the De Cortez Restaurant Terrace. There will be daily team prizes and overall team awards and prizes open to both professional and amateur players. For more information or to request a printed invitation please contact: Barry Fleming:b_fleming@hargray.com or call (843) 3845342.

Todos Sanos Music Festival January 14-16

The fifth annual Todos Santos Music Festival will be held January 14-16 and January 20-23, 2016. The festival benefits the Palapa Society of Todos Santos A.C. and other local charities. Creator, founder, and director of the event, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck continues putting together a diverse lineup for this years two week-end lineup that includes; (January 14-16) The Autumn Defense (featuring Wilco members Pat Sansone and John Stirratt), Joseph Arthur, Chuck Prophet, Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Old 97’s, Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ N Cryin’, Torreblanca, Tigria, Filthy Friends (a collaboration between Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney and Peter Buck), Frankie, Mark Eitzel, and Jeff Tweedy. The January 20-23 marquee of artists consists of La Santa Cecilia, Drive-By Truckers, The Jayhawks, Joseph Arthur, Chuck Prophet, Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Old 97’s, Kevn Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie. Tickets range from at the door-first come-first serve $50 pesos or reserved $30 USD and $50 VIP. For tickets or more information: todossantosmusicfestival.com

Cabo Safari FITAC Off-Road Race January 15-17

Last year, The Federation of Inter-American Automotive Touring Club sanctioned and became the main title sponsor for this second annual six day

event, taking place from Friday, January 11 until Sunday, January 15. The first annual version of the Cabo Safari included a spectacular Baja California course, live Mariachi music, and an opening night festive party to launch the race at Cabo Safari Resort.. This brand new Desert Off-Road Racing sporting event is a benefit for the Friends of Old Cabo organization that promotes motorsports racing though out the wonderful landscape of Southern Baja California. The actual race will occur from January 16-17 and starts at 7:00 am in UTC-07. For more information please visit www.cabosafari.com.

The 4th Annual Lord of the Wind Showdown January 13-17

The Six annual Lord of the Wind Showdown will be held in Los Barriles from January 13 – 17, 2016. The prestigious kite boarding and windsurfing contest prize money awarded will be $22,000 USD. Last year's women's silver medal champion, Rachel Callahan, is returning to stake claims to the title, Lady of the Wind. Rachael is a National Rider for Best Kites. Among her many talents during the "Five Dayz of Amazing Competition,"is her always crowd favorite fire dancing. Located in beautiful Los Barriles Baja California Sur, Mexico the LOW kiteboarding competition has become one of the most exciting events in Baja. The Rotary Club of Los Barriles is again the organizing body of this overall community event. With major support from the BCS Tourism board, Annex Brands and others, this event will again showcase some of the world’s best athletes. Proceeds will be used for ongoing and new Rotary projects. With friendly warm waters, friendly people and great hospitality, Lord of the Wind deserves it’s great reputation. The list of categories include Slalom Racing, Big Air, Boardercross, SUP (Stand Up Paddle board), Kite Foil Course Racing, Freestyle, and Big Air. The event will be seen by over 250,000,000 people world wide and is widely considered by many as the X Games of the ocean. The showdown consists of competitive rounds where athletes battle it out on Sea of Cortez waters in windsurfing, kite-boarding and stand up paddle board, before a panel of judges and awestruck fans. Proceeds from the 2013 Showdown helped the East Cape Rotary Club build a Technology Center in Los Barriles. This year's goal is to help initiate a lap top lending program and create English language courses for the city's underprivileged youth. For more information, please visit www.lordofthewindbaja.com.


Musician Melanie Dekker January 16

Originally from British Colombia, Canada, singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitar musician, Melanie Dekker, will perform at Galeria de Ida Victoria on Saturday, January 16 at 6:00 pm. The slender, attractive blonde, will bring her repertoire of soul, folk and pop music to the intimate crowd after she arrives from her whirlwind summer, autumn tour in the Netherlands, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The rising star, will perform her songs, "Distant Star", "I'll Wear This Ring", "Every Twenty Minutes", "Stare at the Rain", "Hippie", "Flowers", and "Meant To Be"; along with a host of others. Melanie's songs are available to download at iTunes and view on Youtube. The mellow vibe of her tunes guarantee a wonderful evening of wine, woman and song. www.melaniedekker.com.

Saint Anthony Abad Festival January 17

January 17th in Catholic-rich Mexico celebrates the day of San Antonio Abad, the patron saint of animals and great protector of pets and livestock. According to journalist

Sandra Rios, Anthony, was a great admirer of animals, fought for their protection, and had a great passion for them. Anthony lived much of his life alone in the desert; where he was surrounded by all kinds of animals. It is said when he saw a wounded animal, he healed them. There is a nationwide tradition of Mexican people and ex-pats going to church on this date, and having their pets, and animals---that range from chickens, turtles, ducks, donkeys, dogs, cats and sheep, and having their priest bless them; so they could stay and be in good health along with their owners. It is customary on this date, to adorn animals with ribbons. Both historic Catholic churches in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo will have their Catholic priest blessing pets on Sunday at Spanish and English masses.

Saint Anthony Abad Festival January 17

The Cabo San Lucas Catholic Church, built in 1730, is the main Catholic place of worship year-round in Cabo. The church will offer bilingual masses on Christmas Eve at 8:00 p.m. and Christmas Day at 12:00 p.m. The church is located at Cabo San Lucas Boulevard and Francisco Madero, across the street from Plaza Amelia Wilkes. In San José del Cabo, the historic Catholic Mission Church, which is found at the main plaza, will offer masses on Christmas Day at 10:00 a.m. in English. A part of the Christmas tradition in Mexico are the savory treats that are a nationwide favorite known as buñuelos: crispy fried flour tortillas soaked in honey

or brown sugar. Other Mexican staples of the Christmas celebrations are tamales and "atole" or "champurrado," which is a thick and savory chocolate drink.

ONGOING EVENTS MONDAYS

CABO SAN LUCAS ORGANIC FARMER'S MARKET IN PEDREGAL - 8 am to 12 pm. The Cabo San Lucas Organic Farmer’s Market is open all year long. Here you can meet up with friends, shop for the best organic foods, and make your appointments for the coming week for the various services. Seafood, organic chicken, eggs, cheeses, herbs and fruits, along with a selection arts and crafts make for a wholesome organic experience. Fresh Organic Vegetables, bakery items, and breakfast at Pedregal, it can’t get better than that. Ask about their Gluten Free baked goods.

TUESDAYS

SAL Y MUSICA FESTIVAL - 6:00 pm to midnight. A street party that celebrates the city’s passion for music and food. Downtown San José del Cabo.

WEDNESDAYS

EVENING BIKE RIDE IN SAN JOSÉ - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Meet at Plaza del Pescador before 7:30 pm. Bike rentals available at Sportia bike store located in Plaza del Pescador. info@sportia.com (624) 130-7159.

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ENTERTAINMENT THURSDAYS

SAN JOSE DEL CABO ART WALK - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo, which has long been considered a unique and pleasant treasure, begins Thursday, November 6. Visitors to this cultural event stroll at their own leisure and pace, checking out some of the pleasantly breathtaking art that is on showcase. The few streets of historic-looking structures around the city's main downtown plaza at the feet of the Catholic Church is the setting for the Art Walk. All of the high-end fine art galleries, displaying original and varying styles of paintings, pottery, sculptures, photography, prints, silver and jewelry by local, national and international contemporary artists open their doors with complimentary sampling of wine, tequila, hors d'oeuvres, and delectable Mexican treats all within a four block radius. For more information and a map, please visit www.artcabo.com. SAL Y MUSICA FESTIVAL - 6:00 pm to midnight. A street party that celebrates the city’s passion for music and food. Downtown San José del Cabo. WINE TASTING at DE CORTEZ - 5:30 pm. Restaurant in the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar. $35.00 per person. CINE CLUB EN EL PABELLON CULTURAL - 7:30 pm. Free movies at the Cabo San Lucas Cultural Pavilion located on the marina.

FRIDAYS

CABO SAN LUCAS ARTISANS MARKET - This Artisans Market is a weekly gathering where local vendors sell their wares on Fridays from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm. You will find natural sprays, jewelry, food and crafts. There is something for everyone! Enjoy the Cabo San Lucas Square with music and dancing and buy something special for yourself or for someone special in your life! The market takes place at Ameila Wilkez Plaza, between Calle Cabo San Lucas and Calle Miguel Hidalgo, just south of Lazaro Cardenas, where the whale skeleton can be viewed. If you are a vendor contact: English: Natalie - (624) 2179562 or info@natalieevaniew.com. For Spanish: Max - (624) 108 2250 or tomyrosa@gmail.com. PALMILLA FARMERS MARKET - 9am to 1pm. At The Farmers Market at Palmilla you not only support local organic producers and artisans from 38

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Cabo but also learn all the benefits that they have for your health such as fresh cut greens among others. Regional wines and the number one sommelier in Los Cabos, traditional Mexican candies, and biodegradable cleaning products. 100% organic herbs, vegetables, fruits, fresh chicken, eggs, fish, seafood, wheatgrass, fresh baked bread, pasta, natural honey, and even organic beauty and spa products. Paninis, healthy muffins, cookies, ceviche, Mexican dishes, roasted chicken, coffee, fresh juices, jams, jellies, pesto, dressings, and sauces. Palms, landscaping services, potted herbs, and fine plants to create your own organic garden. Fashion trends, arts, crafts, ceramic, jewelry, books, maps, accessories, and also movies and popcorn! ART FEST - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Downtown Cabo San Lucas in Plaza Amelia Wilkes. FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH - TODOS SANTOS ART WALK - From 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Enjoy the cool cultural scene that has helped to maintain Todos Santos as one of Mexico’s Pueblo Magicos for so many years.

SATURDAYS

CICLOVÍA CABO SAN LUCAS - Sundays 7:00 am to 11:00 am. The main street of Cabo San Lucas closes to automobile traffic allowing bikers, skaters, walkers and joggers to exercise freely. CULTURAL CIRCUIT, CABO SAN LUCAS MARINA - Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The Cultural Circuit takes place every Saturday afternoon and ends in the evening. Booths featuring art exhibits, workshops, and music stages can be found arranged along the Marina behind the Tesoro/Wyndham Hotel. While a greater part of the Cultural Circuit showcases paintings and sculptures of local artists, the Circuit also offers free wine and tequila tastings, cultural workshops, live music, folkloric dancing and, of course, fine food at some of the city’s signature Marina dining spots. SAN JOSE DEL CABO'S ORGANIC FARMERS MARKET - Saturdays 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. A serene, park-like, familythemed oasis located near the estuary, where roughly 60 vendors offer everything from homemade Mexican dishes like sopes, and tamales, to a variety of fresh fruits, an assortment of herbs, and locally grown vegetables. These are sold in bundles priced anywhere from $10 30 pesos, which is roughly $1 - $3 US dollars.


LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULES by Marilyn Graham

CABO SAN LUCAS Mondays

CABO WABO - Sammy Hagar’s legendary night-club. Music Monday through Sunday. 624.143.1188. CLUB CASCADAS- 6:30 – 9:30 pm, saxophonist Wilbur, Italian food. 624.143.1882 or 143.0307. DE CORTEZ GRILL & RESTAURANT, Sheraton Hacienda del Mar. 7:00-10:00pm, Daryl Currie, jazz. 624.145.8000. DESPERADOS - 6:30-9:30 pm. Guitarist Cuervo, 624.143.4313 EDITHS’S RESTAURANT - Traditional Mexican music every night 6:00-10:00 pm Tel. 143.0801. JUNGLE BAR - 9:30 pm. Estrogeno, Rock. LA ESQUINA – 8:00-11:00 pm Totoy Soft Rock 143.1889 MARIA CORONA – 7:30-10:00 PM, Trio Los Principes. 143.1111. PUEBLO BONITO SUNSET – Diego Ramirez on piano nightly. Except Tuesdays. PUERTA VIEJA RESTAURANT - pianist Jose Antonio. 7:00 pm. Tel. 624-104-3334. THE OFFICE – 6:30 – 9:30 pm, Shalom Jazz Band. Tel. 624.143.3464

Tuesdays

BAR ESQUINA - 8:00 pm. “Mala Rumba”, Flamenco Guitars. 624.143.1889. CABO WABO - Sammy Hagar’s legendary night-club. Music Monday through Sunday. 624.143.1188. CLUB CASCADAS - 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Daline Jones & Diego Ramirez, 624.143.1882 or 143.0307. DESPERADOS - 6:30-9:30 pm. Guitarist Cuervo, 624.143.4313 DE CORTEZ GRILL & RESTAURANT, Sheraton Hacienda del Mar. 7:00-10:00pm, Daryl Currie, jazz. 624.145.8000. EDITHS’S RESTAURANT - Traditional Mexican music every night 6:00-10:00 pm Tel. 624.143.0801. MARIA CORONA – 7:30-10:00 PM, Trio Los Principes. 143.1111. PUERTA VIEJA RESTAURANT - pianist Jose Antonio. 7:00 pm. Tel. 624-104-3334. THE OFFICE - 6:30-9:30 pm. Luna Itzel. Tel. 624.143.3464 TWO FOR THE ROAD - 8:00 pm. Live Jazz Spot. Montana, keyboard, and vocalist Kathy Daniels. Wyndham Hotel. Local A-15. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 624.143.7759 or 624.132.2282.

Wednesdays

BAJA CANTINA BEACH CLUB - Medano Beach. Noche Mexicana. 624.143.1111. BAR ESQUINA - 8:00 pm. “Totoy”, Soft Rock. 624.143.1889. CABO WABO - Sammy Hagar’s legendary night-club. Music Monday through Sunday. 624.143.1188. CLUB CASCADAS- 6:30-9:30pm, Trio Chacon, jazz & romantic music. 624.143.1882 or 143.0307. COMMON TABLE – 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Wioletta Regney on violin, 143.5114. DE CORTEZ GRILL & RESTAURANT, Sheraton Hacienda del Mar. 7:00-10:00pm, Daryl Currie, jazz. 624.145.8000 DESPERADOS - 6:30-9:30 pm. Guitarist Cuervo, 624.143.4313 EDITHS’S RESTAURANT - Traditional Mexican music every night 6:00-10:00 pm Tel. 624.143.0801. MARIA CORONA – 7:30-10 PM. Trio Los Principes. 143.1111. PUEBLO BONITO SUNSET – Diego Ramirez on piano nightly, except Tuesdays. PUERTA VIEJA RESTAURANT - Rosalia de Cuba. Y pianist Fernando Lopez. 7:00 pm. Tel. 624-1043334. SOLOMON’S LANDING – 7:00-10:00pm, Luna Itzel. 624.143.3050. THE OFFICE - 6:30-9:30 pm. GraMusik Band.

624.143.3464 TWO FOR THE ROAD - 8:00 pm. Live Jazz Spot. Montana, keyboard, and vocalist Kathy Daniels. Wyndham Hotel. Local A-15. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 624.143.7759 or 624.132.2282.

Thursdays

BAR ESQUINA - 8:00 pm. “Chaplin” Acoustic Rock. 624.143.1889. BAJA BREWERY , Cabo Villas 7:30-10:30 pm, Déjà vu, classic rock, Call 143-9199 to confirm. CABO WABO - Sammy Hagar’s legendary night-club. Music Monday through Sunday. 624.143.1188. CLUB CASCADAS- 6:30-9:30pm. Pianist Francisco. Tel.624.143.1882 or 143.0307. COMMON TABLE – 7:00-10:00 pm, live music, 143.5114. DE CORTEZ GRILL & RESTAURANT, Sheraton Hacienda del Mar. 7:00-10:00 pm. Daryl Currie, jazz. 624.145.8000. EDITHS’S RESTAURANT - Traditional Mexican music every night 6:00-10:00 pm 624.143.0801. LATITUDE 22 ROADHOUSE - 7:00-10:00 pm. Peter Bacon Show. 624.143.1516. MARIA CORONA – 7:30-10:00 pm. Trio Los Principes. 143.1111. PUEBLO BONITO SUNSET – Diego Ramirez on piano nightly except Tuesdays. PUERTA VIEJA RESTAURANT - pianist Jose Antonio. 7:00 pm. Tel. 624-104-3334. PUNTA BALLENA – 8:00-10:00 pm, Totoy. THE OFFICE - 6:30-9:30 pm. Fiesta Mexicana. 624.143.3464 TWO FOR THE ROAD - 8:00 pm. Live Jazz Spot. Montana, keyboard, and vocalist Kathy Daniels. Wyndham Hotel. Local A-15. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 624.143.7759 or 624.132.2282.

Fridays

BAR ESQUINA - 8:00 pm. “Totoy” Soft Rock. 624.143.1889. CABO WABO - Sammy Hagar’s legendary night-club. Music Monday through Sunday. 624.143.1188. CLUB CASCADAS – 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Luna Itzel, Mexican Fiesta. 624.143.1882 or 143.0307. COMMON TABLE 7:00-10:00 pm. DJ. 143-5114. EDITHS’S RESTAURANT - Traditional Mexican music every night 6:00-10:00 pm 624.143.0801. LATITUDE 22 ROADHOUSE - 7:00-10:00 pm. Peter Bacon show 624.143.1516. MARIA CORONA – 7:30-10:00 pm, Trio Los Principes. 143.1111. PUERTA VIEJA RESTAURANT - 7:00-9:00 pm. Cuban Band. 624.104.3334. RUTHS CHRIS STEAK HOUSE - 7:00 to 10:00 pm. 624.144.3232. TANGA TANGA SPORTS BAR - 7:00 pm. THE OFFICE - 6:30-9:30 pm. Live Fusion. 624.143.3464 TWO FOR THE ROAD - 8:00 pm. Live Jazz Spot. Montana, keyboard, and vocalist Kathy Daniels. Wyndham Hotel. Local A-15. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 624.143.7759 or 624.132.2282.

Saturdays

BAJA BREWERY ROOFTOP CABO – 8:00 – 11:00, Nobody’s Band, Classic rock. 624.143.9199. CABO MARINA - "La Silla Turca." 624.144-3805. BAR ESQUINA - 8:00 pm. Saturday, “Totoy” Soft Rock. 624.143.1889. CABO LOUNGE BAR – 8:00 pm. CABO WABO - Sammy Hagar’s legendary night-club. Music Monday through Sunday. 624.143.1188. CLUB CASCADAS- 6:30-9:30pm, pianist Wellington, 624.143.1882 or 143.0307. COMMON TABLE – 7:00-10:00 pm, Guitarist Chaplin, 143-5114. DE CORTEZ GRILL & RESTAURANT, Sheraton Hacienda del Mar. 7:00-10:00 pm. Francisco, guitar. 624.145.8000. EDITHS’S RESTAURANT - Traditional Mexican music every night 6:00-10:00 pm 624.143.0801. HOTEL FIESTA AMERICANA – 7:00 – 9:00 624-1456200. LA PALAPA RESTAURANT – 7:00 – 10:00 PM. LATITUDE 22 ROADHOUSE - 7:00-10:00 pm. Peter Bacon Show 624.143.1516. MARIA CORONA-7:30-10:00 pm, Trio Los Principes. 143.1111.

PUEBLO BONITO SUNSET – Diego Ramirez on piano nightly. PUERTA VIEJA RESTAURANT - 7:00-9:00 pm. Cuban Band. 624.104.3334. THE OFFICE - 6:30-9:30 pm. Kimbara. 624.143.3464 . TWO FOR THE ROAD - 8pm. Live Jazz Spot. Montana, keyboard, vocalist Kathy Daniels. Wyndham Hotel. Local A-15. 624.143.7759

Sundays

BAR ESQUINA - 8:00 pm. Sunday, “Kimbara” Bolero guitar. 624.143.1889. CLUB CASCADAS- 6:30-9:30pm, Trio Chacon, jazz & romantic music. 624.143.1882 or 143.0307. DESPERADOS - 6:30-9:30 pm. Guitarist Cuervo, 624.143.4313 EDITHS’S RESTAURANT - Traditional Mexican music every night 6:00-10:00 pm 624.143.0801. MARIA CORONA-7:30-10:00 pm. Trio Los Principes. 143.1111. PUEBLO BONITO SUNSET – Diego Ramirez on piano nightly. PUERTA VIEJA RESTAURANT - Rosalia de Cuba y pianist Fernando Lopez. 7:00 pm. Tel. 624.1043334. THE OFFICE - 6:30-9:30 pm. Pura Vida. Tel. 624.143.3464

SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO Mondays

DON SANCHEZ CANTINA – Howie - 624.142.2444. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, NAK Grill, 7:15-10:00pm, Alfredo Franco on violin. 624.163.7600. L’OSTERIA – 7:00 pm, Jam Session with David Cantoni on saxophone, Sebastoam Dimarco on double bass, & Sergio Hesting on drums. ZIPPERS – call 624.172.6162 for schedule.

Tuesdays

CASA NATALIA - 624.142.5100 to check for music. DON SANCHEZ CANTINA – Jonathan - 624.142.2444. FLORA’S FARM – David Cantoni saxophone, lunch; "The Shamans", Classic Rock. 7:00-10:00 pm. 624.355.4564. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, Cafe des Artistes, Poly Herrera on piano. - 7:15-10:00 pm. ZIPPERS –call 624.172.6162.

Wednesdays

CUBAN CIGAR SHOP – after 10:00 pm, Karla Kassaneth. DON SANCHEZ CANTINA – Beto - 624.142.2444. FLORA’S FARM - Howie Clifton", Saxophone 7:0010:00 pm. 624.355.4564. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, Cafe des Artistes, Poly Herrera on piano. - 7:15-10:00 pm. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, NAK Grill, 7:15-10:00pm, Alfredo Franco on violin. 624.163.7600. L’OSTERIA – 7:00 pm David Flores, Tel. 146-9696. NICKSAN GARDEN PALMILLA- Rosalia de Cuba. 7:30 – 10:30 PM.

ZIPPERS – call 624.172.6162.

Thursdays

AY AY AY – 7:00-10:00 pm, Mexican music & karaoke bar. 142-0744 or 142-0234. DON SANCHEZ CANTINA – Jonathan - 624.142.2444. FLORA’S FARM - Todos Santos jazz band 7:00-10:00 pm. 624.355.4564. EL ESPONTANEO - Randy Leach on guitar; Marco Tulio bass - 7:00 - 10:00 pm. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, Cafe des Artistes, Poly Herrera on piano. - 7:15-10:00 pm. 624.163.7600. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, Niparaya Bar, Memo Ruiz on guitar & vocals, 7:15-10:00 pm. 624.163.7600. L’OSTERIA –7:00 pm , rock band Julieta, Tel. 146.9696. MOLLY’S – 6:30 pm during Art Walk, Jessie , 624.142.0744. SKY BAR BARCELO GRAND FARO – 10:00pm – 12:30am, Karla Kassaneth on vocals. SYRIACCUS BAR - 624.142.3939. ZIPPERS – call 624.172.6162.

Fridays

AY AY AY - 7:00-10:00 Salsa, & karaoke bar. 142-0744. Or 142-0234. CUBANO SHOP – Karla Kassaneth on vocals, 9:00 pm -12:00 midnight. BAJA BREWING COMPANY - Downtown San José del Cabo. 624.146.9995. DON SANCHEZ CANTINA – Coronado - 624.142.2444. FLORA’S FARM - Monique vocals and Daryl Currie on guitar, 7:00-10:00 pm. 624.355.4564. FRENCH RIVIERA BAKERY & CAFÉ – Call 624.142.3350. JAZZ TAPAS BAR - 624.130.7257. Call for schedule. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, Cafe des Artistes, Poly Herrera on piano. - 7:15-10:00 pm. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, NAK Grill, 7:1510:00pm, Alfredo Franco on violin. 624.163.7600. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, Niparaya Bar, 7:15-10:00pm, Randy Leach on guitar, Marco Tulio on bass. 624.163.7600. H RESTAURANT - 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Hugo “saxo” Moreno, Saxophone. 624.105.2974. L’OSTERIA - 11:30 pm, " Rock Band. Naco Pop. Tel. 624.146.9696. TROPICANA – Mariachis 7:00-10:00 pm. 624-142-4146 or 624-142-2311. VILLA VALENTINA – 7:00-10:00pm, Memo Ruiz on guitar, 624.142.6612. ZIPPERS – call 624.172.6162.

Saturdays

AY AY AY – 7:00-10:00 pm, Mariachis & karaoke bar. 142-0744 or 142-0234. BAJA BREWING COMPANY - Downtown San José del Cabo. 624.146.9995. DON SANCHEZ CANTINA – 7:00-9:00 pm. Karla Kassaneth on vocals. 624.142.2444. FLORA’S FARM - David Cantoni saxophone lunch; "The Shamans" Classic Rock 7:00-10:00 pm. 624.355.4564. H RESTAURANT - 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Ruben Martin, guitar, saxophone, flute. 624.105.2974. JAZZ TAPAS BAR - 624.130.7257. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, Cafe des Artistes, Poly Herrera on piano. - 7:15-10:00 pm. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, Niparaya Bar, Memo Ruiz on guitar & vocals, 7:15-10:00 pm. 624.163.7600. L’OSTERIA – 11:30 pm, Naco Pop. 624-146-9696. SHOOTERS SPORTS BAR –Tel. 146.9900. SKY BAR BARCELO GRAND FARO – 10:00 pm-12:30 pm, Karla Kassaneth on vocals. TROPICANA - 624.142.4146 or 624.142.2311. ZIPPERS – call 624.172.6162.

Sundays

DON SANCHEZ CANTINA – Violeta (Violin) 624.142.2444. FLORA’S FARM – Brunch 10:00-2:00 pm, T’s Jazz Band from Todos Santos, 624.355.4564. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, Cafe des Artistes, Poly Herrera on piano. - 7:15-10:00 pm. 624.163.7600. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, NAK Grill, 7:1510:00pm, Alfredo Franco on violin. 624.163.7600.. 7 SEAS SEAFOOD GRILLE - Full Moon Jazz Concerts. Call for schedule. 624.142.2666.

TODOS SANTOS

Hotel Guaycura Restaurant – live music. Tel. 612.175.0800

CERRITOS

CERRITOS BEACH CLUB - Sundays, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Daline Jones and Diego Ramirez. No live music August 30. Tel. 624.129.6315.

EAST CAPE

THE CROSSROADS COUNTRY CLUB - Located 22 miles on camino de la costa pasing Punta perfecta on Vinorama. Tel. 624.157.9542 VIDASOUL - Ecofocused Hotel located at 1000 Camino Cabo Este, Boca de la Vinorama. Beach shows with local legends, such as Pura Vida and Kilometro Band, and U.S. acts like Tim Lang and Portland’s Bolt Upright. Tel. 624.142.1659.

For additions or corrections to this schedule, please email marilynmgraham@hotmail.com

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