Que Pasa in Cabo?

July 20, 2020
BY: DAVID FLORES

Who Has More of The Best Hotels in Mexico?

We do! That is, according to the Travel + Leisure magazine Readers’ Choice. In naming the best 25 hotels in Mexico, Los Cabos leads the pack with 12 of them. And they are (drum roll, please): The Waldorf Astoria, the Viceroy, Esperanza, Vidanta, Montage, Chileno Bay, Las Ventanas al Paraiso, the One & Only Palmilla, JW Marriott, Hacienda Encantada, Grand Solmar, and Marquis. Cheers to us!

Airport Terminal 2 Opening Again

The International arrivals terminal of the San Jose International Airport, known as Terminal 2, will be welcoming foreign visitors again as of July 15. No, there are no new additional flights landing, but there is a good increment in the number of passengers. “On good days,” said the airport’s manager, there are up to 5,000 tourists coming in. That’s quite a surge since only an average of 600 visitors a day were flying in a week ago.

Alaska Salmon Swims All the Way to Cabo!

Well, he didn’t make it all the way, as he was caught in Puerto Nuevo, on the Pacific side of the municipality of Mulege near Tortugas Bay.

Captain Eve Camacho and his deckhand Oziel Camacho were very surprised with their catch. We think it swam from Alaska, but he could also be from Chile. A good Canuck friend said, “Looks good but it looks like a chinook salmon from Canadian waters. Haha.”

Movies and Grass!

The Los Cabos Movie Club (Cine Club Los Cabos on Facebook) is launching its new project, Movies on the Grass, which will feature a new movie every Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the VIVA restaurant of the Cabo San Lucas Country Club. Every week a new movie will be featured, mostly in English with Spanish subtitles, but sometimes there will be movies in Spanish with English subtitles. You must bring your own mat, for a maximum of 4 people. If there are five people in your group, then bring two mats. Maintain social distancing. You may also bring a folding chair, but you will be placed where you don’t obstruct another’s view. The VIVA restaurant will be serving food, popcorn, pizza and booze, so don’t bring your own. There’s a 190 peso (about $9 bucks) deposit per person when reserving. A total of 150 pesos will be credited to your food and booze consumption. For reservations call phone: 624-143-9247 and look up Facebook vivarestcountryclub to get acquainted with the area. Enjoy!

Watersports Activities Suffering

The pandemic has affected all watersports activities in Los Cabos, which the health officials have banned from operating. Our beloved water taxis, kayaks, jet skis, surfboards and the like are parked and getting dusty. That’s about 1,200 businesses that feed over 5,000 people. In the meantime, sportfishing is allowed and the beaches are packed with people not respecting social distance nor maximum capacity. People need to work to feed their families, c’mon!

Government Shuts Down Attractions

In Los Cabos, the Costa Azul Vista Point will remain closed after 6 p.m. as large groups of people were partying and drinking at night, which is a tradition, but a no-no in this Covid-19 era. In La Paz, the city government closed all beaches again because local visitors crowded them the previous weekend. They were also not following protocols like forming small groups and staying 6 feet apart from each other. Wearing masks is not mandatory, though, as who would want to suntan wearing a mask?

Four Seasons Resort Leading the Pack

Town and Country magazine just published its list of The Best New Hotels in the World, listing hotels that have opened in the past two months. The list includes 65 hotels from around the world and only one in Mexico was included, the Four Seasons at Costa Palmas, on the La Ribera in the East Cape, just an hour north of San Jose del Cabo. The 141-luxury rooms and villas resort was closed during the lockdown but opened its doors again yesterday, Friday, June 26.

The NY – Cabo Flight Was a No-Show!

The 4th of July scheduled Eastern Airlines direct flight from New York to Los Cabos flight that was supposed to land in our beautiful resort destination carrying a bunch of Limeys was postponed.

Rodrigo Esponda, head of the Los Cabos tourism fund announced that it has been postponed until sometime In August this year. Maybe this is a blessing for Cabo, as this past weekend the Brits ran amuck when the government authorized the opening of the popular pubs. Everyone and their dog was out there, drinking and dancing and hugging and kissing inside and outside the pubs. 

Wind Park Materials Arrive.

Aboard four cargo ships from China, materials and equipment to build our state’s first wind park arrived at the Pichilinge port in La Paz. The wind park will have 20 energy generators that will give us an additional 50 megawatts of electricity. La Paz is growing at a rate of 7.7 percent.