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Destinations Useful Information: How to dial in Los Cabos • Driving Tips • Money & Currency • Important phone numbers • Spanish Lesson 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

14 WHERE DID THE WHALES GO? 14 FISHING REPORT 20 DESTINATION WEDDINGS What you need to know

22 DESTINATION WEDDING CHECKLIST 23 SPOTLIGHTS

Bonnie Chase/Owner Bliss Events • Anna Gomes/ Photographer and Designer

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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. With our beautiful beaches and incredibly romantic settings, there is no surprise that the number of destination weddings that take place in Los Cabos keeps growing every year. Having your wedding in Cabo not only entitles the romanticism of ceremony itself, but you will also provide your friends and family with an experience that will create memories for a lifetime. In this month's issue our local wedding experts share their tips on having a destination wedding in Los Cabos, so read on and learn what it takes. It's not as hard as it seems, there are many reputable wedding planers that know the ins and outs, but book them early because they are busy! The beaches and the weather, the mariachis and the colors, the flavors and the margaritas, the sunsets and the moons. Los Cabos really is an ideal place for a dream destination wedding, for every taste and every budget. Fall in love in Baja, fall in love with Cabo, and go ahead and dream about it.

Giving Back • Art Walk • Honeymooners in Baja

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Todos Santos • East Cape Wedding • Hidden Gems • Weddings at the Islands of Loreto

29 COUPONS 30 HEALTHY LIVING

Farm to Table • Beach Workouts • Farmers Markets

32 HOME

Imagine You Live Here • Real Estate Listings

36 ENTERTAINMENT

Events • Live Music Schedules

Publisher Owen Perry Editor in Chief Michelle Monroy Art Michelle Monroy Writers / Contributors Bonnie Chase Kale Cowell Dane Posey Erin and Andrew Wheelwright Fernando Rodriguez Frankie Grant Gabriel Arcoleo Gary Graham Marilyn Graham Michelle Monroy Michelle Suderman Neysa Quintana McCaleb Sabrina Lear Yésica Pineda PR and Marketing Director Bonnie Chase - destinobonnie@live.com Advertising Account Executive Ali Lohrman - destinoali@gmail.com Investment Manager Lance Neiderhaus Editor's Contact: destinomichelle@gmail.com

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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: Wedding - Boda Cake - Pastel Guests - Invitados Flowers - Flores Bride - Novia Groom - Novio Toast - Brindis 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 Dance - Bailar I - Yo bailo You - Tú bailas He - El baila She - Ella baila We - Nosotros bailamos You - Ustedes bailan They - Ellos bailan 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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SANTA MARIA

Must-see beaches in Los Cabos

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.

San Jose del Cabo Cabo San Lucas MEDANO

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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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.

Pacific Side 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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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.

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 newest marina in the area with 200 available slips for boats up to 400 feet. Amenities are 10

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similar to Marina Cabo San Lucas, though the boatyard’s 150-ton travel lift can accommodate larger vessels. 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. 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.

SPORT FISHING FLAGS COMMONLY SEEN IN LOS CABOS

BOATING AND FISHING TERMS IN SPANISH Captain - Capitán Aboard - Abordo To fish - Pescar To float - Flotar Wind - Viento Tide - Marea Fish - Pescado Bait - Carnada Fishing rod - Caña de pescar Hook - Anzuelo Life preservers - Salvavidas Throttle - Acelerador Anchor - Ancla Bow - Proa Stern - Popa


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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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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. 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.

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.

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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 kite-boarding 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.

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. LA BOCANA AT THE ESTUARY Level: All levels. Direction: Right, left. Location: San José del Cabo’s main beach, close to the Holiday Inn. SHIPWRECKS Level: Advanced. Direction: Right. Location: East Cape, about 25 Km from San José del Cabo. NINE PALMS Level: All levels. Direction: Long rights. Location: East Cape, about 30 Km from San José del Cabo. 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.


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ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES Parasailing, Bungee Jumping, and Ziplines There are several adventure parks in Los Cabos where you and your kids can experience zip-lining, backcountry 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 set-up your adventure. 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!

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! 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.

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. 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. 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. Everything you need to know about Baja Sur

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

Where did the whales go? monthly whale watching report by Frankie Grant, Marine Biologist at Cabo Trek Tours www.cabotrek.com

As whale watching season continues, folks are wondering why it seems less whales are around this year. Some scientists believe El Niño is the cause. Simply put, El Niño is a warming of waters in the eastern equatorial Pacific. This warming trend can change ocean currents, weather patterns, cause massive coral die-offs, and even change animal behavior. The El Niño event we are now experiencing is the largest in recorded history and has thrown a kink into the lives of the animals living in the Pacific. The problems start in Alaskan waters where whales feed during summer months. If food stocks are not plentiful due to warmer waters, whales may change their migration path and not reach the same wintering location as in previous years. The Humpback whales filmed feeding last month in La Paz also further supports this theory. This year’s El Niño event has been bittersweet thus far, with fewer humpback calves in Los Cabos waters, but many sightings of unique species. These include Risso’s dolphins, blue whales, pilot whales, killer whales, Bryde’s whales, grey whales and even a few elephant seals. Such sightings make this season an exciting time for both marine biologists as well as ocean enthusiasts looking to see what animals await in the waters of Cabo San Lucas. From the largest animal on earth, to schools of thousands of dolphins, to breaching humpback whales, to schools of leaping Mobula manta rays; the wildlife has not disappointed this season. Make sure to book your own educational whale watching tour with a reputable company here in Cabo San Lucas so that you too can experience nature at its best. *

whale travels a distance that is equivalent to going to the moon and back! Some travel a roundtrip of between 16,000-20,000 km (10,000-12,400 miles) every year between their winter calving lagoons in the warm waters of Mexico and their summer feeding grounds in the cold Arctic seas.

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. 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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FISHING REPORT

All that’s fishy from Land's End to La Paz by Gary Graham Solar eclipse, El Niño and “bad juju” are all taking equal billing for the recent fishing slump plaguing both the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez. This might sound pretty dreadful, but please bear with me. Of the hundreds of fish found in the waters surrounding the tip of Baja, only a few handfuls are targeted on a regular basis. If the exotics like marlin, tuna, dorado, wahoo and roosterfish fail to bite, the sport fishing reports go negative or even silent. Last week, a first-time visitor sent me an email, excitedly relating what a wonderful day he and his teenage daughter had catching triggerfish on light tackle. He reminded me of how often visitors make the mistake of fishing only for the “exotics,” even when the odds are not in their favor. The inshore fishery is almost always a “go-to” option if the offshore isn’t producing. Currently, several varieties of skipjack, including black and white, are putting on a show close to shore. Both are fun to catch and the white skipjack is good eating. Small roosterfish and jack crevalle also have been a frequent favorite for anglers just looking for some fishing fun, as are sierra mackerel. Although smaller, they still fight like their larger counterpart, the mighty wahoo. Other common catches are several different varieties of pompano that can show up in the mix. Keep a couple of the sierra and ask your favorite restaurant to prepare a killer platter of ceviche with fresh-fried tortilla chips. Your ho-hum cocktail hour will suddenly become a Baja party to remember. Back to the aforementioned triggerfish -- usually caught near the bottom; now think perch on steroids with buck teeth and ugly. Often overlooked, they fight hard, and fresh-caught the fillets are considered to be some of the best eating fish by locals. Last but by no means least, is Baja bottom fishing. From 50 to a few hundred feet beneath the surface exists a world without sunlight -- home to a long list of Baja fish that seldom see the sun -- unusual creatures with a well-earned reputation of being tough as nails. Grouper, cabrilla, pargo and red snapper hang out in these rocky crevices, ready to dart out and snatch a big bait, then dash back into their lair before they can be stopped more often than not. As spring settles in, there is no doubt that the “exotics” will reappear. Meanwhile, don’t overlook the fun fishing that beckons just beneath the surface. Back to the aforementioned triggerfish -- usually caught near the bottom; now think perch on steroids with buck teeth and ugly.


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Destination Weddings in Los Cabos by Neysa Quintana McCaleb

Mandi &Scott’s wedding | Wedding planner: Event Design by Marianna Idirin | Photo: Ana and Jerome | Hair and Make-up: Blanc Bridal Salon

Congratulations, you’ve decided to get married in Cabo! If you are like most brides there are three things that are of upmost importance: 1 - That you look and feel absolutely amazing 2- That your party goes off without a hitch, and 3- That all of your guests have an amazing and unforgettable time. In order to accomplish this, these are the things that you need to know:

Budget

After you have determined your budget discuss what the most important parts of your wedding will be. Where do you want to splurge and where do you want to save?

Wedding Coordinator

Find a good wedding coordinator. They are the key to having a successful destination wedding – Period. D.I.Y. Brides that try to plan their wedding without a wedding coordinator will have a lot of unnecessary stress and won’t be able to optimize their budget in a way that local wedding coordinators can. They can help you find the right venue and vendors according to your style and budget.

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Venue

Before falling in love with any venue, make sure to read ALL of the fine print in the contract, especially if you are choosing an all-inclusive hotel. Many of Cabo’s allinclusive hotels don’t allow outside vendors and charge a pretty hefty fee in order to bring anyone on-site. For private villas, make sure you find out what their policies are on noise restrictions.

Photographer / Videographer

There are so many amazing photographers to choose from in Cabo. The greatest benefit about using a local photographer is that they know the best shooting options for all the private villas & hotels. They know exactly how to work in Cabo’s bright sunlight without casting harsh shadows. Often when brides bring photographers from their hometown, they miss a lot of great opportunities due to not being familiar with what Cabo has to offer regarding the best locations and lighting.

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The Legalities of Getting Married in Los Cabos By Michelle Suderman

If you plan to get married in Los Cabos, it’s important to know that for a marriage to be legal in Mexico, a civil ceremony is required in addition to any other ceremony you may be planning—religious or otherwise. This is true for everyone, Mexicans and foreigners alike, and the ceremony is performed at the Registro Civil or civil registry. Mexico has no provision for the temporary “ordainment” of a person to officiate at a wedding. Many people who choose to have a destination wedding in Mexico prefer to do the civil ceremony in their own country before traveling here. The civil ceremony in Mexico is a simple process, requiring a few documents. You’ll need fill out the application; provide originals and copies of the couple’s birth certificates, photo IDs and immigration forms (the originals will be compared with the copies at the office, and returned to you immediately); and have a blood test that must be performed at the government health centre no more than 15 days prior to turning in your paperwork. You will also need to provide copies of the photo IDs of four witnesses, who may be Mexicans or foreigners. Once your paperwork is complete, the civil registry will give you an appointment within a week of turning in your documentation. If you don’t speak Spanish, you have the option of hiring a translator, or you and the witnesses will be provided with a printout in English of what the judge will be saying during the ceremony. The cost is very reasonable: $1,500 pesos for the ceremony, $1,000 pesos for the two blood tests, and then probably buying lunch for your four witnesses. However, depending on where you are from, you may need to get further notarization for the marriage to be considered legal in your home country. Check with your local consulate for information.

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Packing before a destination wedding is a big task. You’ll probably find yourself in the struggle between not wanting to carry any more than you have to, and not wanting to forget anything important. The best way to prepare for packing is to make a checklist. Here are some recommendations of things you might not have thought to pack.

CHECKLIST by Bonnie Chase / Bliss Events

as the bride. Keep everyone protected, and don’t forget to reapply!

INVITATIONS If you sent beautiful invitations to your guests, you probably spent a lot of time designing them to perfectly reflect your upcoming wedding. Bring one along with you to the wedding destination so your photographer can photograph it with your other wedding details.

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DOCUMENTS Not only will you need a passport to travel to Mexico, if you plan to have a legal ceremony you’ll also need birth certificates, blood test results, a marriage license, a divorce decree or death certificate if applicable, and more. Be sure to talk to your event planner to make sure you have everything you need. The process can take a lot of time, so plan ahead and make sure you have everything prepared well in advance.

WARDROBE If the groom or anyone else is planning to wear a jacket for the ceremony, it’s a good idea to pack an extra dress shirt (especially in the warmer months). If things are just a little sweaty, you can change into a fresh shirt before the reception. You definitely won’t want to have to keep that jacket on all night to hide the wet under arms. Just remember 22

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to give the extra shirt to your wedding planner to hang in a safe place during the ceremony and photos so you don’t have to go all the way back to your room.

EmergencyC Weddings are stressful, and it’s easy to get warn-out. Don’t take a chance on getting sick; load up on Vitamin C! EmergenC packets also make an excellent addition to welcome bags for guests. Try to mix and drink one every morning to keep your skin looking good, and your energy up. Getting full nights of sleep and having a green salad and some fresh fruit will help, too!

SUNBLOCK Once you’re sunburned, it’s impossible to undo. Take care of your skin in the sun with plenty of sunblock, and even a hat. This checklist item is not just for the bride. Sunburned grooms and bridal party members stick out in photos just as badly

You’re most likely going to have a professional photographer present on the big day, but don’t forget about the fun being had on the days before and after you tie the knot. Don’t rely on your phone for this, because the battery won’t hold up as long when you’re using the camera a lot. Most digital cameras can take better photos than most cell phones, too. You can also take many more photos, and they are safer on a sim card than on your phone. Plus, most cameras are more water resistant than cell phones, and your phone will be safer in your beach bag or hotel room if you’re going out to the beach or pool.

TRAVEL STEAMER This small, and light-weight tool is an inexpensive way to ensure that everyone is wrinkle-free for the big day. Many hotels will offer pressing services, but every time you move your wedding dress, you’re taking a chance on snags, dirt, stains, burns, and more. With a travel

steamer, you can give it a quick once-over fright from the room, and share it with others as well. You can order one on Amazon for under $30, and it will come straight to your house. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time for delivery before you depart.

NAIL POLISH Don’t take a chance on walking down the aisle with a chipped nail. Bring a bottle of your color of choice so that you can do touch-ups if necessary. If you’re having your nails done in your wedding destination you can still bring your own polish for the manicurist to use. It also ensures you end up with the right color in case your nail salon has limited selections.

VOWS People often save this for last, and often arrive in Los Cabos planning to write them once they get checked in. Then one thing leads to another, it’s suddenly the night before the wedding, and still no vows. Nothing is more stressful than having such an important part of the wedding ceremony hanging over your head. Don’t put yourself through the stress of procrastinating. Write them ahead of time and email yourself and your wedding planner backup copy. Once you arrive in Cabo, the only thing that should be left on your check list … Have fun! Don’t get so caught-up in the tasks and planning that you forget this is a celebration of love, family, and friends. Get your checklist checked, and then put your toes in the sand for some fun and relaxation before the big day.


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Bonnie Chase

Anna Gomes

Owner Bliss Events

Photographer/Designer

Like most expats who live and work in Mexico, Bonnie moved to Cabo and fell in love with it. With a background in event-driven marketing, she began working almost exclusively on events with an emphasis on weddings. While she proudly employs a team of event planners, she personally cultivates and maintains a relationship with every Bliss Events client. Bonnie is a true visionary with a love for innovation and an extremely creative approach to designing events. Her extraordinary attention to detail not only results in flawless event design, but exceptional budget management. With years of combined experience and dynamic skills, the Bliss team has the resources to overcome any challenge, solve any problem, and recommend the very best services that Cabo has to offer, all while making sure that your wedding or special event is absolutely perfect.

About Bliss Events Bliss Events is a full-service wedding and event planning company that began in Los Cabos, Mexico, one of the world’s most visited destinations for weddings. Los Cabos is host to countless breath-taking resorts, beaches, villas, restaurants, and other locations, that it's impossible not to imagine the endless possibilities for weddings and events. In the years since its inception, Bliss Events has expanded its services, and has planned and executed extraordinary weddings and events in the United States and other parts of Mexico, as well. The Bliss Events team is incredibly passionate about their work. The mission is simple – to provide exemplary service, to be a partner through every step of the planning process, and when the big day comes, to deliver the event you’ve always dreamed of. Bliss Events, Bonnie Chase, www.blissloscabos.com, US – 949-440-1208 • Mexico – 624-100-6101 • bonnie@blissloscabos.com

Anna was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and photography was a family legacy. Her grandfather worked as a photographer for newspapers in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro for over three decades. It was her father’s 35mm Olympus OM-10 film camera that got her started and which she would use from high school through college. Anna used the film camera to mainly experiment, using outdated films, cross-processing and spending time in the darkroom. During her years at the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Sao Paulo that camera became her constant companion. Her lens was pointed to the everyday life around her and that practice became heavily influenced by modernist architecture as well as graphic design, her major. Her life changed again upon meeting her mentor, wedding photographer Amy Bennett in Cabo. Anna found herself in what she describes as a fantastic world that results from the merging between the breathtaking sceneries and grand marvelous wedding celebrations. Four years went by and Anna is now an accomplished wedding photographer, having worked on over 100 weddings on her own or with other photographers, in Cabo, California and Brazil. During that time she developed a mixed style of photography, that blends documentary and editorial, while being extremely attentive to detail and comprehensiveness. Personal projects are an important part of Anna’s photography, such as Hurricane Odile’s photographs done on the days of the aftermath of the category 3 hurricane that hit Cabo in September of 2014. Anna considers her job a privileged one, for she gets an intimate view of a day in the life of her clients, a day that many dream about. For Anna the chance to connect with the people she works with is what makes life so enjoyable. Anna offers photography services for weddings and also families and couple’s lifestyle photography. Anna is also part of shootmytravel.com where she takes clients for a mix of portrait session and site seeing.

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Giving Back:

Los Cabos Nonprofit Organizations - Compiled by Sabrina Lear

Amigos de Los Niños (Friends of the Children) Provides health care, medical consultations, clinics and assistance for special cases of severely ill and disabled children in Los Cabos. Tel: 624 144 3195 | adlncabo.org | Facebook: Amigos de los Niños de Cabo San Lucas, A.C.

Los Cabos Children's Foundation Supports pediatric oncology, cardiology and intensive care programs and assists local non-profit organizations that are improving the quality of life of BCS children. Cell: 624 157 3851 | www.loscaboschildren.org Facebook: Los Cabos Children's Foundation A.C.

The Bomberos Voluntarios (Volunteer Fire Department) rely on public funding to keep Los Cabos safe. CSL Volunteer Fire Department Tel: 624 143 3577 Facebook: Cuerpo de Bomberos de Cabo San Lucas SJD Volunteer Fire Department Tel: 624 142 2466 Facebook: H. Cuerpo de Bomberos Voluntarios de San Jose Del Cabo

Los Cabos Humane Society The LCHS relies solely on private funding to provide spayneuter, animal rescue, adoption and education services to the Los Cabos community. CSL Animal Center Cell: 624 129 8346 | loscaboshumanesociety.com Facebook: Los Cabos Humane Society

Building Baja's Future Provides post secondary scholarships to young adults in Los Cabos. Cell: 624 355 4314 | www.buildingbajasfuture.org Facebook: buildingbajasfuture Casa Hogar de Cabo San Lucas A loving home for more than 30 boys and youths who are orphaned or from troubled homes. Tel: 624 123 1285 | www.casahogarcabo.com | Facebook: Casa Hogar de Cabo San Lucas A.C. Gente Joven Por Un Cambio (Young People for Change) A unique development program helping Los Cabos youth create social change in their communities. www.gentejovenac.org / Facebook: Gente Joven Por Un Cambio A.C. Liga M.A.C. (Mexican Canadian American League) Dedicated to helping low-income families and individuals in crisis in San Jose del Cabo through Basic Needs, Educational Support and Medical Assistance programs. Tel: 624 120 1060 | www.ligamac.org | Facebook: Liga MAC A.C.

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Los Niños del Capitán (The Captain's Children) Serving 100 low-income children ages one to ten with day-care, certified preschool, elementary school support and dental and medical care in CSL. Tel: 624 173 3807 | www.losninosdelcapitan.com Facebook: Los Niños del Capitán, A. C. Mobilize Mankind Opening a door of access to the world for children with physical challenges and limited resources by providing orthopedic equipment, assistive technology, therapy and treatment in Los Cabos and BCS. Cell: 624 129 8223 | www.mobilizemankind.org Facebook: Mobilize Mankind Red Autismo (Autism Network) Provides early evaluation and intervention, therapy, education and guidance to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Los Cabos. Cell: 624 166 8186 | redautismo.org | Facebook: Red Autismo Foundation Sarahuaro Sarahuaro's Centers for the Development of Women offer a variety of classes and job training for women from Los Cabos' most impoverished areas. Cell: 624 122 4955 | www.sarahuaro.org Facebook: Sarahuaro, A.C.

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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Honeymooners! Do you know the origin of the honeymoon? There are several versions; one dates back 40,000 years to Babylon. The father of the bride would give the groom all the mead (a honey-wine brew) that he could drink for a whole month, or an entire "moon."

together from the world, and freely celebrate their life as a couple. To keep with the tradition though, during their honeymoon couples still hope to see a beautiful moon together, and want their drink to be as exquisite as honey. Los Cabos is indeed a perfect honeymoon destination.

Another version claims that it was in Germany where the tradition started. The Teutons, a Celtic tribe, celebrated their weddings only under the full moon. After the event, the couple drank an elixir made with honey and wine for 30 days to enhance their fertility. This period came to be known as the Honey Moon. For the Scandinavians, a honeymoon meant to hide. During the times of Attila the King of the Huns, when a man kidnapped a woman from a nearby town, he would be forced to hide her for some time. During this period, the only one who knew where she was hidden was the “best man.” When the bride’s family stopped looking for her, the groom could then return to his town with his newlykidnapped bride. Whether the bride liked this tradition or not has not been passed down as a part of this story. So, this leaves us to assume that it was all about the wine brewed with honey. One might guess that they were so drunk and their intelligence so blurred as to think that stealing women was a sign of manhood. Crazy!

In San José del Cabo, we brew our own beer -- you might even get to try a sea urchin, mezcal and peyote brew -- but at least 7 types of craft beer are offered at our Art District Brewery: bottled, growlers and pints to go. Then, you have Baja wines from Valle de Guadalupe; the restaurant at your resort or boutique hotel has a cava of selected ones, and many restaurants in town will take you through a holy pairing experience. You might even decide to participate in one of our wine and cheese tasting famous Cabo charity events, or book a weekend to enjoy the Baja winery route.

Today, more than 1,500 years later, in many places a honey moon means that you are to travel to a romantic place, often far away and exotic, and that the bride comes willingly. Couples see it as the perfect opportunity to retreat

If you enjoy cactus more, San José and San Lucas tequilerías and mezcalerías are quite an educating experience about the Mexican Maguey. For the bubble lovers, a Moét & Chandon white party while experiencing some of the finest sailing is a perfect start to your honeymoon in Cabo. For healthy living lovers, non-alcoholic herbal aphrodisiac cocktails abound, and Baja retreats offer you a beautiful peaceful experience with organic menus, where instead of drinking mead to connect with each other, you do yoga and meditation, which enhances fertility and keeps your body and mind in ecstasy. If what you want is exotic nature, definitely visit the Islands of Loreto. Everything you need to know about Baja Sur

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hidden gems:

THE PEARL by Gabriel Arcoleo

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

At the wedding reception, the photographer yelled, 'Would all the married men, please stand next to the one person who has made your life worth living.' The bartender was almost crushed to death. If you like Boho Chic meets Old World Charm, If you like to celebrate your marriage in a place that is still largely undiscovered, If you like stunningly beautiful undeveloped beaches, If you like the appeal of a small Mexican pueblo to entertain your guests, Then you might consider getting married in one of the many beautiful hotels or places available in Todos Santos. Todos Santos is a little ranch town nestled against the ocean with amazing beaches, old beautiful buildings and new construction that is modeled after the old. Because we are so small, many businesses in town are open to the idea of structuring events specifically for each couple's taste and interest. Want karaoke night? We can make one. Want to laze by the pool and beach or have a pool party? We can do that too. Want watch the sunset over the ocean with amazing views? Yes, we have that as well. Want to hike up in the Sierra's, see a waterfall and go to a hot spring? Yes, yes and yes! Go down to Cabo for a night on the town, go into La Paz and enjoy the beautiful Malecón or boardwalk and swim in a bay with crystal blue waters. Enjoy the art walks in Todos Santos or the several farmer's markets with fresh organic produce and hand-crafted items. We are small, but we are mighty. All the hotels in Todos Santos are unique and under 20 rooms, which means that couples are practically guaranteed intimacy in a beautiful setting. If you have any questions about planning your wedding in Todos Santos, contact Mishka Designs Mexico or go to Mishkadesignsmexico.com. Check out these hotels to see if getting married in Todos Santos is right for you and your fiancé: www.villasantacruzbaja.com - Beach Hotel and venue, can also act as a large house. 4 rooms. www.guaycura.com - Downtown Hotel and multiple venues. 14 rooms. www.todossantosinn.com - Downtown Hotel. 9 rooms. www.labohemiabaja.com - Downtown Hotel, can also act as a large house. 8 rooms. Outside of Todos Santos, but within 20 minutes: www.ranchopescadero.com - Hotel and venue. www.haciendacerritos.com - Hotel and venue. NOTE: if you are having a wedding with a party of over 30 people, you will want to look at a venue, plus multiple options for your guests to stay. Downtown Todos Santos is a great place for everyone to convene due to the fact that you can walk to all the restaurants and shopping.

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Steinbeck’s novel “The Pearl” about a pearl diver from La Paz was the first thought that came to mind after seeing Playa El Tecolote, this month’s gem. As with many of Baja California’s natural gems, you’ll have to hunt them out. Anyone that has ever searched for such precious spots knows part of the mystique and allure are their remote access and isolation. El Tecolote Beach is no different, it sits north east of the City of La Paz and is surrounded by mountains. On your way to Tecolote you’ll pass some of the most photographed beaches in Baja California. With the tip of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountain range to your right and the crystal clear Bay of La Paz on your left, the ride itself is magical. Just a 15 minute drive up highway 11 you’ll find the parking area and access to the beach. The beach is an amazing spot for swimming, sunning, beach combing and yes even camping. It is a long expanse of mostly white sand beach dotted with palapa style restaurants. The restaurants specialize in fresh sea food and serve some of the most amazingly tasting dishes in Baja California. Only at Tecolote can you see fisherman catching your dinner while you enjoy freshly made guacamole salsa. The beach is a local hot spot. During the summer months locals begin to fill up the parking lot around sunset. Nights of wading in the ocean with the moon above and live bands playing in the background is surreal and the reason many make the pilgrimage. During the day boats taxi visitors to and from Espiritu Santo Island just off shore and insight of the beach. As the day turns to night the restaurants at Tecolote turn into bars with characters found in Hemingway novels. A unique combination of intellectuals and artists, white shirts, facial hair and sun drenched faces converge on Tecolote nightly. A collection of dated straw hats, beer’s in tow, all with their own unique story’s reminiscent of tales from Key West’s Sloppy Joes in the mid 1950’s. Tecolote is special and the history, the land and its people are all parts of the reason I call this location, a hidden gem. *


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If you're seeking a place that defines luxury and true relaxation, look no further than Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto. With its quiet beaches, scenic vistas, rich history and astounding natural habitat – and offering every modern amenity and truly exceptional service – Villa del Palmar is the perfect getaway for families, couples, honeymooners, friends and more.

What couples say.- “The weather was perfect & everyone loved the food! I was not 100% sold on a destination wedding but I am so happy we did it. Everything turned out amazing” - Brani & Kim.

Set within Danzante Bay and the indigo waters of the Sea of Cortez once dubbed “The Aquarium of the World” by Jacques Cousteau, the resort features 4,447 acres of unspoiled beauty. Boasting both stunning ocean and mountain views, three outstanding restaurants, five swimming pools, a 39,000-squarefoot luxury spa, beautiful beaches, tennis courts, miles of hiking trails, glass-bottomed kayaks, sport fishing, and a soon-to-open Rees Jones-designed golf course, Villa del Palmar has something for everyone. “Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto provides the picture-perfect backdrop for romance,” said Owen Perry, co-owner and president, Villa Group. “Our new Honeymoon package will help couples celebrate their most special occasion in an unforgettable location.” Couples can choose different romantic dinner settings – either from the comfort of their own private patio overlooking indigo waters, or cozied up near one of the resort’s four fire pits while watching the sunset, or al fresco dining from within the turtle-shaped pool for a unique experience. Just a two-hour flight from Los Angeles and featuring an abundance of activities for the mind, body and soul, you’ll see that although the Islands of Loreto was the first Spanish settlement on the Baja California Peninsula, it will be the last place you'll ever want to leave.

THE BASICS Airport Proximity Loreto International Airport (LTO), 25 Min. Direct flight.- From LAX & TIJ Room & Suites.- 181 Max. Group Size.- 200 outdoor/50 Indoor Onsite coordinator.- Yes Room rates.- Starting from $213 USD Reservations.- 800-790-4187 Wedding contact.monica.gonzalez@vgloreto.com Web site.- www.villadelpalmarloreto.com **Exclusive weddings one per day Costumized packages

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my wedding in the

EAST CAPE

Photos by Roberta Booth

By Michelle Suderman

I am officially way past my deadline, and have no idea whether my editor will accept this contribution, but I feel like I have to write it, if only for myself, so I can begin to process what just happened. You see, while I was supposed to be writing about weddings for Destino, I was also getting ready for my own big event, with nary a wedding planner in sight. Having never been married before, I was unprepared for it: “It’s just a big party,” I said to myself. But it isn’t, and it wasn’t. It is much, much more than that. It is, quite literally, a life-changing experience. Herb and I don’t tend to stand on formality, and we wanted something simple. We didn’t do much in the way of planning... at first. We knew that Mickey and Peggy were going to host it, that it would be held in the arroyo by their house, just off the beach, that Mickey was going to do the ceremony, and that Herb would be in charge of music. What else could we need? Turns out, we needed quite a bit. And quite a bit of help from our friends. First, there was Jan who took me dress shopping. After a couple of stops, we wound up at Pepita’s Magic of the Moon in Cabo San Lucas. I walked into the shop, and there it was, the perfect dress for a hippie chick like me: a long white shift dress with an asymmetrical translucent ombre layer over it in pale green. Elegant but not overstated, and within my budget. I also appreciated the fact that Pepita’s is a local company: all the clothing is designed and fabricated here in Los Cabos. Herb’s shirt was also easy: a beautiful white linen guayabera from Yucatán, purchased at a shop just off the plaza in San José del Cabo. That was on another day trip, this time with Peggy. We were trying to track down a local seafood taco place that had been recommended to us: El Tibirí. (It took some doing, but we were eventually successful.) My niece Marion was head of the decorating committee, and she had plenty of help from my sister Lynn and many friends in the community—too many to mention. There were colorful oilcloth tablecloths, Mason-jar centerpieces and vases on the stage, all filled with native flowers from our friends’ gardens. My brother Craig cut up scrap wood to make signs to lead people to the site, painted in festive colors by Marion and Lynn. My sister was also charged with attempting to keep me on an even keel—an impossible task as this “just a party” was starting to balloon, and I was starting to unravel. Of course, there were more mundane tasks, like ordering beer and portapotties. The people at the local bar and grill (Zac’s) gave me the direct number for Pacífico, because I was having trouble getting through on the website, and the woman at the other end of the line (Adela) set me up with tents, tables, chairs, coolers, ice—all included in the price of the beer. Everything was delivered on time and exactly as ordered. We also realized that the normally sandy arroyo had a layer of silt over it, and the whole wedding party would turn into a dustbowl if we left it as is. So we 28

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hired the local heavy-equipment operator, Tomás and his crew, to scrape off the dirt and bring in more sand to spread around. Hard to imagine that Herb and I were paddling SUP boards around that same arroyo when it flooded in a storm a couple of years ago. After driving around putting up the signs with my brother the morning of the wedding, I had no time for anything but a quick shower and to put on my dress and sandals. Definitely none of the pedicures or hairdressing or makeup my sister and niece and I had planned, or the calming reflexology offered by Pauline. So much running around, and the moment had finally arrived. We drove over to Mickey and Peggy’s house. I spent a little more time trying to calm myself, and then my brother and I walked down the steps to the arroyo, where a crowd of people was waiting—all friendly, familiar faces, including Herb’s. That walk is actually a blur, though from the photos, I was grinning the entire time. I do remember the ceremony, very clearly. Standing in the sand, hand in hand with Herb. On stage, Mickey in his colorful pants and his “Herb says it’s cool” T-shirt, Peggy in a purple dress holding a beautiful parasol, Marion in her orange dress holding my bouquet. Friends all around us. Is there anything I would have done differently in hindsight? Plenty. More time with my family, less frantic organizing. But is there anything I would change about the wedding itself? Not a thing. We had a fantastic time, celebrating our love in the presence of friends and family. Everywhere I turned, I saw smiling faces. Laughter, joy, love, in one of the most beautiful settings I could possibly imagine. All the things that had been worrying me were secondary. As Nabokov wrote, “All the rest is rust and stardust.” The one thing I never had any doubt about was the person I was marrying, my best friend, Herb. And this oddball, DIY, semi-potluck, barefoot wedding was a perfect reflection of us as a couple. Maybe even of the eccentric and easygoing East Cape itself. It was also a reflection of how a community can pull together, in times of joy and in times of trouble. As Mickey said during the ceremony, “We’re an eclectic group—all here because we enjoy the beautiful, tranquil East Cape. And like a marriage, we’re bound together. When the doo-doo hits the fan, we come together as a community.” (Yes, he did say doo-doo at my wedding.) The truth is, every single one of us was affected by Hurricane Odile in 2014, but the storm and its aftermath also made us stronger as a community: it taught us how much we truly rely on one another out here on the East Cape, where we don’t enjoy all the amenities of town. Everything from getting a ride if your car breaks down, to forming a bucket brigade to put out a house fire, to making sure everyone is safe following a devastating hurricane. Our wedding turned into a celebration not just of two people, but of an entire community coming together. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. *


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For 5,000 years, agriculture has transformed biospheres, cities, and ways of life. Today, there are 7 billion people on the planet. Contrary to what the big industries of GMO want us to believe, National Geographic published recently that peasants -- meaning those farmers with only 2 hectares of land or less -- are still those who produce more than 50% of the world's food. Growing food is all humor, culture and life, until we get to food safety issues, which is a polarized topic. Cities have grown where fertile ground gave life to generations, and those who dedicate their science to seed maintenance seem unable to convince those in the food engineering business about the unforeseen consequences of altering nature.Passing on knowledge is what gives us hope in the future, and natural education is becoming everyday so much more important in all learning programs, including the most important educational program: parenthood. As kids shape their habits during their early years, when children do mostly as they see, parents may feel that it is an obsolete schooling model that fails to integrate natural education programs and outdoor regenerative activity. Some parents choose to return to the ancient practice of homeschooling as a tool, to raise the gurus of the future closer to nature. Everyone seems to be gardening these days. Farmers are the people who grow our food, but everyone in the world who has planted the ground does it with the hope to eat.

FARM to TABLE:

by Yeye

According to ‘Gaia Alaia’ natural educator Axel Gutierrez, in México, Baja California Sur is the only state where 95% of agriculture is organic, and only 5% industrial, and this does not happen anywhere else in the world. The fertility of the soil determines everyone’s health and the quality of life of every community. We, in Los Cabos, are very fortunate to live here, which makes us responsible for sharing organic principles and for educating the town and future generations, in natural practices. ‘Design, sustainability and modern life’ is ACRE, a 25-acre piece of farmland adjacent to San José del Cabo where presently every traveler can find an internationallyacclaimed rammed earth architectural design that serves as a restaurant and exotic Mexican cocktail bar, where natural events are hosted. Always evolving, they plan to build 12 tree-houses in their palm forest where travelers get to relax, learn, rejuvenate and celebrate. They believe the yoga of well being is the business of the modern times. Their cuisine is based in local elements, and the availability (or lack of availability) of local ingredients, is what shapes their menu. To get there, just cross the bridge to La Playita from San José and follow the roundabouts throughout Puerto Los Cabos. Once you get to the dirt road, follow the signs until you get to the sunflowers. You will pass the famous Flora Farms on the way there. Our community celebrates those who succeed in creating sustainable models of doing business, we welcome ACRE into the fold, applauding their effort to bring us food from the farm to the table. * NamasteLaOndaNatural.com natural pick for Destino Los Cabos by Yeye®

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BEACH WORKOUTS:

WATER RUN

Not just for Baywatch babes! Water jogging or running not only keeps you cool down, but the water adds extra resistance, making you work harder. The deeper you go, the harder it will be. Tip: Keep good form and stay alert so you don't trip.

TOWEL HOPS IN THE SAND

Roll your towel and lay it on the sand. Keeping your feet together, hop side to side over the towel. This not only gets your heart rate up, but the sand makes your legs work extra hard in this plyometric move. Tip: Lay your towel flat for a real challenge. * Reference: www.shape.com

YOGA Free Yoga every Saturday morning at 9 am at San José Organic Farmer’s Market. * Cabo Fitness Club Cabo San Lucas Monday 9 am Tuesday 7 am Wednesday 7 am and 9 am Thursday 7 am Friday 7 am Saturday 8 am San José del Cabo Tuesday and Thursday 7 am


San José del Cabo Oganic Farmer’s Market Saturdays 9 am to 3 pm San José del Cabo’s organic farmers market is a serene, park-like, familythemed 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. Cabo San Lucas Organic Farmer's Market in Pedregal Wednesdays and Saturdays 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.

The Shops at Palmilla Fridays 9 am to 1 pm 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! East Cape Markets Bajaus, Los Zacatitos, Wednesdays 9 am to 11 am Fresh, certified organic produce, baked goods, homemade food with many vegetarian and vegan options, handcrafted clothing, jewelry and a variety of other items… what’s not to like about the small and unassuming yet friendly and well-stocked market at the Los Zacatitos community center, Bajaus, which also offers a lending/exchange library. Come, stay for breakfast and peruse this market’s many and varying offerings. Boca del Salado, Fridays 9 am to 11 am This market is a beautiful drive up the coast from Los Zacatitos, or take the Palo Escopeta road and turn left at the crossroads. Every Friday morning, you’ll find a variety of items including organic produce, homemade burritos and empanadas, artisanal soaps, jewelry, and hand-painted clothing.

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by Dane Posey There comes a moment during every visit to Los Cabos where the thought enters your mind, “I could live here.” I know a woman it happened to after a day on the beach at Costa Azul in San Jose del Cabo. She had been surfing since sunrise at the wave known as La Roca. Ride after ride the Sea of Cortez kept providing her with opportunity. So inspired by her good fortune she chose to make the area her home citing that everything she needed was here. She bought a home on the beach where she could check the swell every morning from her breakfast nook and be in the water shortly after tea. I talked to a man that it happened to while dining at a restaurant after his youngest daughter’s wedding. He had been running his company for twenty-seven years and in that instant realized he had not been present for a lot of big moments in his children’s lives. Surrounded by his family and a platter of assorted tortas he decided to go house hunting the next day for the family vacation home to never miss another important moment again. They have gathered there for every major holiday since. 32

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A couple told me about how when they were newly married and visiting on their honeymoon they found a flat rock to stargaze on in the East Cape where they swore they could see every star in the universe. Although they had never studied astrology, they were fairly certain it was all of them. They were sitting on the beach with a bottle of vino tinto towards the end of their trip discussing their favorite moments when a shooting star lit up the midnight sky. The next day they flew home, sold all of their “stuff”, packed the car full and drove the 1000 miles back down the Baja Peninsula. That was seven years ago. What should you do if you find yourself contemplating a new life chapter in the Baja? First, relax. This is a common emotion shared by nearly every visitor to the area. Next, share your thoughts. It is more than likely that the person you are traveling with is experiencing the exact same thing. They will appreciate knowing that they are not alone. Finally, locate an AMPI Real Estate Professional that has agreed to abide by the same Code of Ethics followed by the National Association of Realtors. AMPI

stands for Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios. These Professionals have access to shared information and inventory updated daily through the Baja California Sur MLS. Whether you are looking for endless Summer, more time together with the people you love in a setting that no one will ever forget, or a place to live every day in paradise, Los Cabos has it all. That moment you go from imagining you live here to planning you live here, an AMPI MLS Professional is ready to turn that daydream into reality! *

Are you interested in learning more about the Los Cabos Real Estate market? Join REmexico Real Estate, with no obligation, as they tour interested parties in a few select homes at different price points. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how to invest in Mexico and the different communities and their amenities. Are you curious about what homes are selling for in the area? REmexico's experienced real estate tour guides are licensed Realtors and will explain different pricing, market trends, and provide you with the recent data that will help educate you on the goings on in our market. How is title held for foreigners in Mexico? Your tour guide will have insightful brochures and pamphlets that help explain the Fideicomiso and how it works.

Dane Posey is an AMPI MLS Realtor (Strictly coincidental) that is passionate about all things Baja. Connect with him on Facebook.com/ DanePoseyCNE, Twitter @ daneposey, or call him if you're old fashioned 624-161-2618.

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VILLA SONRISA - PEDREGAL - CABO SAN LUCAS $499,000 • 3 BR • 3.5 BA • MLS# 12-1450 SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE! Entertain guests and friends at this hillside Pedregal Villa with Ocean views of the Pacific from its rooftop deck and living areas! Over 3,000 of AC living space a detached Casita, perfect for guests. Pool, separate spa, two car garage, beautiful garden, and updated kitchen are just some of the attractive features of this well-priced villa.

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. Don’t miss this chance to purchase one of the most coveted views and sites in the Baja region.

Blake Harrington (624)191-3462 blake@caborealestate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com

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CASA INDEPENDENCIA - QUERENCIA - SAN JOSE DEL CABO $1,995,000 • 4 BR • 4.5 BA • Sq. Ft. 4,369 • MLS# 15-2650 Overlooking the pristine coastline of San Jose del Cabo stands Casa Independencia. Located in the private golf and ocean community of Querencia, this magnificent villa rests on a 30,000+ sq. ft. Estate lot that is walking distance to the new Ocean Q Club.

CASA CAVATAPPI - CORRIDOR $$525,000 • 3 BR • 3.5 BA • Fully Furnished • MLS# 15-2561 Delight the senses in this lavish tropical oasis tucked into the tightknit EL Tule community. Three bedrooms and three and a half baths on multiple levels give this Zen retreat privacy. The rooftop ocean-view day lounge and sun-tanning patios connect you during the moments that matter.

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Full ownership and fractional deed specific ownership • Two Bedroom Three full baths – Sleeps 8 • Three bedroom Four full baths – Sleeps 10 STAY A WEEK OR A LIFETIME. 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, a rewarding lifestyle and financial choice. Villa La Estancia offers the most successful owner's investment rental returns in Los Cabos, plus the highest percentage of additional owner real estate purchases.

Private residences and resort-style living • 80% sold • Strong H.O.A. We cordially invite you to attend our "GET TO KNOW US MONDAYS" enjoy complimentary cocktails and specially prepared botanas from our own La Casona Restaurant Chef. Mondays from 4:00 PM-5:30 PM. RSVP: own@villalaestancia.com or call us at 624 143-8121 and 624 143-8122.

Amenities Galore 24 hour security Assigned underground parking Dual desalination plants Back-up generators 45 ft under/above ground retaining sea wall Wifi and SAT T.V. Spa, workout facility, and tennis courts Concierge reception owner services Market deli and Doctor's office Located on Medano Bay at Land’s End. Swimmable and beautiful. Close to downtown yet private and secluded

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HOME CLUB VILLA #1 - QUERENCIA - SAN JOSE DEL CABO $2,350,000 • 4 BR • 4.5 BA Welcome to Querencia’s most prestigious address, Club Villa #1. The ONLY property in the community that boasts exclusive access to all club house and amenities through a private door. This 4BR/4.5BA luxury villa is a rare offering with its unique, special features like panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez, the highest quality finishes throughout with extensive use of imported stone and woodwork, views of Querencia’s 18th hole, brand new Ralph Lauren Furnishings, a detached storage room, and one of the longest driveways available in the community. Only for the most discerning of buyers, Querenica’s community offers a stunning five-star club house with multiple restaurants, yoga pavillion, gym/spa, and pool and cabanas area. If you’re looking for the Good Life, then there is no better choice than Club Villa #1 at Querencia.

GRAND REGINA LOS CABOS Starting at $40,000 • Newly Remodeled Grand Regina Los Cabos is an exclusive beachfront condominium development located 5 minutes from San Jose del Cabo between the prestigious Palmilla and El Dorado properties. Featuring 32 fully furnished Residences, the Grand Regina offers deeded ownership complete with full resort amenities. 20 two bedroom Residences and 12 three bedroom Residences. A limited number of deeded 2 week packages are now available at very attractive pricing starting at $40,000 US.

Fine dining restaurant - Poolside snack bar 3 Pools with one for adults only - Fitness center 650 feet Beachfront with lounge chairs and umbrellas Full concierge services - Daily housekeeping Seaside terraces with Jacuzzis

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ENTERTAINMENT

EVENTS By Fernando Rodriguez

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APRIL 2016

Thursday, April 21 – Sunday, April 24, Rancho Pescadero Culinary Weekend The cozy beachfront boutique hotel Rancho Pescadero Resort, which is located on the Pacific Coast 20 minutes south of Todos Santos, is hosting their spring season's Culinary Weekend event beginning Thursday, April 21 and culminating Sunday, April 24. Renowned Baja California Sur local expert, Chris Sands, says Rancho Pescadero Resort ''is a simple yet elegant resort that has been rated as one of Mexico’s best properties, and is home to 29 suites, a garden restaurant, a spa specializing in local and indigenous ingredients, and a 2,000-square-foot yoga pavilion."

Sunday, April 3, Paws N' Claws Golf Tournament & Dinner The Los Cabos Humane Society presents their 11th Annual Paw N' Claws Golf Tournament & Dinner fundraising event to continue helping promote the benefits of a decreasing pet population and a cleaner environment in Los Cabos. The event was first created a decade ago to assist the tireless work done by their staff in the Los Cabos pet community. Because there is no governmental agency to address the problem of homeless domestic animals living on the streets of Los Cabos, The Los Cabos Humane Society operates as a non-profit organization which exists as the only form of animal protection and control in the Southern Baja California region of San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. The LCHS Center only has a few paid staff members. The rest of the work (pet adoption, neutering) is accomplished by hard-working volunteers from both communities. The open golf tournament will take place at Palmilla followed by dinner at Don Sanchez Restaurant in San Jose del Cabo. For tickets, please call Margarita Partridge (624) 156-6502 or email tropimargarita@prodigy.net.mx. For more information please visit www.loscaboshumanesociety.com

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He goes on to say that the resort's "most acclaimed attractions, however, may well be the chefs who appear at the four-day, three-night culinary weekends offered regularly from November through May. Guests at these seasonal gastro gatherings are treated to an array of palate pleasing options – from brunches and tastings to cooking classes and artfully paired dinners from visiting and inhouse chefs – and also enjoy easy access to activities like hiking, biking, fishing, surfing, and romantic beachfront horseback rides in one of the world’s most beautiful locales. As an added bonus, the resort is only 45 minutes by car from Cabo San Lucas.''

Saturday April 23-Sunday April 24, Todos Santos Gastrovino Food & Wine Festival The newest installment of the Todos Santos Second Annual Gastrovino Food & Wine Festival will take place at the Baja California magical city located just 45 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas. The food and music event is a community fundraiser for the local fire department, which will be utilizing the money raised towards the purchase of urgentlyneeded vehicle and equipment upgrades and repairs. The unique gathering is a mix of live music, wine pairing, and delectably tasty five-course dinners. Nine wineries and 20 restaurants will participate in this year's

festivities. Last year's musical talents included David Osbourne and Flamenco dancers extraordinaire Fabiola Garcia, Isabel Rivera Cuenca along with the jazz ensemble of the Terry Townson Band. Tickets priced at $1,250 pesos ($70 USD) are available in Todos Santos at El Tecolote Bookstore and La Bodega de Todos Santos. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Perla (612) 1761910 or Mac (612) 152-0181

Día de los Niños

Saturday, April 30, Dia del Los Niños While not a national holiday in Mexico, El Dia de Los Ninos, or Children’s Day, is always a day filled with kid's activities and special events. Many schools celebrate the day and parents are invited. There are no classes or school on Dia de Los Ninos, April 30, and in San Lucas, parents will generally take their kids to Medano Beach; San Jose del Cabo holds a small parade and children's activities at the main plaza in front of the historic Catholic Church downtown. Children’s Day has been celebrated annually in Mexico since 1925. Children in Mexico are recognized as an important part of society, so the day focuses on the importance of loving, accepting and appreciating the young children of every community, city and state within the Republic of Mexico.


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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. 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 - 7:00-9:45 pm. Guitarist Cuervo, 624.143.4313 DE CORTEZ GRILL & RESTAURANT, Sheraton Hacienda del Mar. 7:00-10:00pm, Daryl Currie, jazz. 624.145.8000. DESPERADOS – 7:00-9:45 pm. Guitarist Cuervo, 624.143.4313 EDITHS’S RESTAURANT - Traditional Mexican music every night 6:00-10:00 pm Tel. 624.143.0801. HOOLIGANS CORNER BAR – 4:00-7:00 pm, Brian Flynn. 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. CABO WINE & JAZZ CLUB – Live Music Late Show Jam most Wed-Sat 10-12midnight. 624.688.1223. 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 - 7:00-9:45 pm. Guitarist Cuervo, 624.143.4313 DESPERADOS – 7:00-9:45 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 - Pianist Fernando Lopez. 7:00 pm. Tel. 624-104-3334. SOLOMON’S LANDING – 7:00-10:00pm, Luna Itzel. 624.143.3050. TANGA TANGA SPORTS BAR – 7:00 pm, Brian Flynn. 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. CABO WINE & JAZZ CLUB – Live Music Late Show Jam most Wed-Sat 10-12midnight. 624.688.1223.

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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. LA PALAPA – 8:00-11:00 pm, Brian Flynn. 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. RESTAURANT TORO, at Punta Ballena – 8:00-10:00, 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

BAJA BREWERY, Cabo Villas. 7:30-10:30pm. Tierra y Fuego, classic rock. Call 143-9199. 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. CABO WINE & JAZZ CLUB – Live Music Late Show Jam most Wed-Sat 10-12midnight. 624.688.1223. 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. 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 Fernando Lopez. 7:00 pm. Tel. 624.104-3334. SOLOMON’S LANDING – 7;00-10:00pm. KY4, classic rock & dance music. 624.143.3050. 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. CABO WINE & JAZZ CLUB – Live Music Late Show Jam most Wed-Sat 10-12midnight. 624.688.1223. 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 – 9:00 624-145-6200. 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. 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. 624.104-3334. THE OFFICE - 6:30-9:30 pm. Pura Vida. Tel. 624.143.3464

SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO Mondays

CASA DON RODRIGO. 7:00-10:00 pm. Randy Leach on guitar, Marco Tulio on bass. Tel. 624.142.0418. DON SANCHEZ CANTINA – Howie Clifton on saxophone 624.142.2444. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, NAK Grill, 7:15-10:00pm, Los Lobos de Mexico, Mexican Night. 624.163.7600. LA PATRONA RESTAURANT – 7:00-10:00 pm. David Flores on guitar. Tel. 624.142.1552. ZIPPERS – Jesse on guitar, Mexican & American music, rock, Tel. 624.172.6162.

Tuesdays

CASA NATALIA - 624.142.5100 to check for music. DON SANCHEZ CANTINA – Jonathan Rubildaba on guitar624.142.2444. FLORA FARM – David Cantoni saxophone, lunch; "The Shamans", Classic Rock. 7:00-10:00 pm. 624.355.4564. LA PATRONA RESTAURANT – 7:00-10:00 pm. David Flores on guitar. Tel. 624.142.1552. THE GRAND MAYAN LOS CABOS, Samba Restaurant. Angie & the Vintjazz Boys, Angelica vocals, Jonathan Orozco piano, Hugo Navaroo upright bass & Richard Drums, 6:30-9:30pm. Tel. 624.163.4000. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, Cafe des Artistes, Poly Herrera on piano. - 7:15-10:00 pm. ZIPPERS – Jesse on guitar, Mexican & American music, rock Tel. 624.172.6162.

Wednesdays

CUBAN CIGAR SHOP – Tel. 624-146-9117. DON SANCHEZ CANTINA – Alberto on saxophone 624.142.2444. FLORA’S FARM - Howie Clifton", Saxophone 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. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, NAK Grill, 7:1510:00pm, Alfredo Franco on violin. 624.163.7600. LA PATRONA RESTAURANT – 7:00-10:00 pm. David Flores on guitar. Tel. 624.142.1552. L’OSTERIA – 7:00 pm David Flores, Tel. 146-9696. NICKSAN GARDEN PALMILLA- 7:30 – 10:30 pm. 624.144.6263/ ZIPPERS – call 624.172.6162.

Thursdays

AY AY AY – 7:00-10:00 pm, Mexican music & karaoke bar. 142-0744 or 142-0234. BAJA BREWING COMPANY – Gordo Bank, rock, country and blues, 7:00-10:00 pm (post-Art Walk). Tel. 624-1421292 DON SANCHEZ CANTINA – Jonathan Rubildaba on guitar624.142.2444. EL ESPONTANEO – 7:00-10:00 pm, Randy Leach on guitar; Marco Tulio bass - Tel 624.688.3832. FLORA’S FARM - - Todos Santos Jazz Band 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. 624.163.7600. JW MARRIOTT IN PUERTO LOS CABOS, Niparaya Bar, Memo Ruiz on guitar & vocals, 7:15-10:00 pm. 624.163.7600. LA PATRONA RESTAURANT – 7:00-10:00 pm. David Flores on guitar. Tel. 624.142.1552. L’OSTERIA –7:00 pm, Los Cubanos, 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.

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

Fridays

AY AY AY - 7:00-10:00 Salsa, & karaoke bar. 142-0744. Or 142-0234. BAJA BREWING COMPANY - Downtown San José del Cabo. Gordo Bank, rock, country and blues, 7:00-10:00 pm Tel. 624-142-1292 CUBAN CIGAR SHOP – Tel. 624-146-9117. BAJA BREWING COMPANY - Downtown San José del Cabo. 624.146.9995. DON SANCHEZ CANTINA – 7:00-10:00pm, Coronado on guitar - 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. THE GRAND MAYAN LOS CABOS, Samba Restaurant. Angie & the Vintjazz Boys, Angelica vocals, Jonathan Orozco piano, Hugo Navaroo upright bass & Richard Drums, 6:30-9:30pm. Tel. 624.163.4000. 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. LA PATRONA RESTAURANT – 7:00-10:00 pm. David Flores on guitar. Tel. 624.142.1552. 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 Tel. 624.142.6612. ZIPPERS – Easy Davis, rock n roll. Tel. 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. Gordo Bank, rock, country and blues, 7:00-10:00 pm Tel. 624-142-1292 DON SANCHEZ CANTINA – 7:00-9:00 pm. Alberto on guitar 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. LA PATRONA RESTAURANT – 7:00-10:00 pm. David Flores on guitar. Tel. 624.142.1552. L’OSTERIA – 11:30 pm, Los Cubanos, 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 Regney on 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. ZIPPERS – Jesse on guitar, Mexican & American music, rock. Tel. 624.-172-6162.

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. 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 - 1000 Camino Cabo Este, Boca de la Vinorama. Pura Vida and Kilometro Band, and U.S. acts like Tim Lang and Portland’s Bolt Upright. Tel. 624.142.1659. David Raitt and the Baja Boogi Band, Saturday, March 12, 7:30 pm.


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