Que Pasa in Cabo?

July 6, 2020 Edition
BY: DAVID FLORES

Los Cabos beaches are Open!

As Los Cabos COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, the city government has determined to open Los Cabos beaches with the maximum number of people allowed to spend the day suntanning. Groups of no more than six people, sitting 6 feet away from each other and only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. will be allowed. Police, Navy and Army members patrolling to enforce the rules. 

Here's the list (Cabo Pulmo access will be determined by the National Council of Protected Areas – Conanp – every day). Beach name and a maximum of people allowed: Medano 2731, Las Viudas 1050,  Palmilla 3400, La Playita 390, Buena Vista 1405, Chileno 1370, Santa Maria 1675, Costa Azul 1455, El Tule 2220, La Ribera 1000 and Cabo Pulmo, which changes daily.

 

Let’s Golf!

The Greg Norman signature golf course at Rancho San Lucas on the Pacific side of Cabo is now open to play. Opened in February this year with a two-day lavish party, it had to close its doors (do golf courses have doors?) in late March due to COVID-19. With a 1.2-mile beachfront, it is a pleasure to play. It has already been awarded by Golf Digest as their Editor’s Choice award winner of the year. Wanna play? Contact Golf Pro Mario Navarro by emailing him at mario.navarro@ranchosanlucas.com Fore!

 

Zadun - Ritz Carlton Opens Again

Last  Wednesday, July 1, the, Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve opened its doors again to welcome tourists and villa owners. The hotel, located within the Puerto Los Cabos luxurious development in San Jose del Cabo has upped its guidelines for cleanliness and hygiene, even more than before the pandemic. It follows guidelines from Marriott International and the Southern Baja state health ministry.

The Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence is a collection of 27 sophisticated, modern, single-family homes perfectly positioned on an elevated bluff with panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez and just steps away from a secluded two-mile stretch of beach. The Residences are tucked carefully around the highly anticipated Zadún, the Ritz-Carlton Reserve hotel opening this year. Owners of these private, whole-ownership residences will enjoy legendary Ritz-Carlton service, including anticipatory concierge service, in-residence dining and a dedicated residential management team.

Located within the gates of Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo, this master-planned community is only 15 minutes from the airport and features a world-class marina and two distinctive golf courses designed by Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus. For additional information lookup http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/residences/los-cabos

 

The Bisbee Tournaments Schedule Announced 

Wayne, Tricia and the whole Bisbee’s Crew announced this year's tournaments are indeed taking place. Wayne said, “Considering that a mere two weeks ago, our East Cape Tournament was all but cancelled, it is with great pleasure, along with a bit of a surprise, quite frankly, that we are officially announcing the Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament is ON for August 4-8, as originally scheduled!” This will be held at the Buenavista Beach Resort. The Los Cabos Offshore will take place on October 15-18. All activities will be held at the Puerto Paraiso mall. Then the largest, richest tournament in the world, the Black and Blue, will take place October 20-24. All activities will be held at the Puerto Paraiso mall. Awards dinner will be held at the main Cruise Ship Pier. For detailed information and to sign up, go to www.bisbees.com

 

Who’s That Super Yacht Moored at Cabo Bay?

It was the Feadship Anna, built by Feadship Royal Dutch Ships and owned by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, 54, who named her after her daughter Anna. Rybolovlev used to control Uralkali, one of the world’s largest producers of potash fertilizers, which he sold for $6.5 billion USD to Suleiman Kerimov, also a Russian billionaire with control of Polyus Gold and Fedprom Bank. Rybolovlev also acquired ⅔'s of the French-side football AS Monaco team, Donald Trump’s Palm Beach mansion for $95 million, and owns nearly 10 percent of the Bank of Cyprus. His $90 million Airbus A-319 is also part of his assets as well as a patch of land on the island of Skorpios. He is also an avid art collector. His net worth is estimated at $7 billion. 

 

Four Seasons Resort Leading the Pack

The Town and Country magazine just published its list of The Best New Hotels in the World, listing hotels that have opened in the past 2 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 on Friday, June 26.

 

New Cruise Ship Dock Approved

Before you start protesting, this one will be built in La Paz, in the Pichilingue area near the ferry boats. The API, marina management company in the state just launched bidding for its construction. The winning company will retain the rights to run it (and profit) for 25 years, with a possible extension of 20 more years. The closing date of the bidding is November 6 this year.

 

Drive-in Cinema to Open in Cabo San Lucas

The second (there was one many years ago) Drive-in Cinema in Cabo San Lucas expects to open at the end of this month. The location will be the parking lot between Plaza Bonita and the Puerto Paraiso mall, next to The Roof and La Casa Country restaurants. The cost will only be the parking, which runs at 50 pesos (about $2 bucks) per hour. Food and booze service will be provided by The Roof, who is preparing a traditional Drive-In Cinema menu. It surely will be more fun than Puerto Paraiso and Soriana’s movie theaters. Stay tuned for an opening date, movie schedule and review!

 

Beach Peddlers Taking Training

What? Why? They’re good salespeople, even the kids speak English, so what are they training for? Glad you asked. To learn the new protocols to be able to work. As in keeping social distancing, wear masks, carry antibacterial gel, etc., etc. Those who don’t take the training course will not be allowed to go back to pester our tourists.

 

Los Cabos Promotion Reaches the U.S. and Canada

And Mexico too, but that one is in Spanish. At a virtual press conference held this week, leaders of the tourism and restaurant industries in Los Cabos announced two new promotion programs, one of them aimed at the international market and the other to our domestic tourists, using photos and videos. The international campaign has been tagged #LosCabosRules and is aimed mainly at the 23 destinations in the U.S. that are a mere 3-hour flight or less distance from our gorgeous beaches and great fishing. More tourists are arriving in Los Cabos, the restaurants are operating at 30-percent of their capacity and the beaches are not crowded. Come on down to see your Mexican friends and make new ones! #LosCabosRules!

 

Surfers Rescue Gringo Tourist from Drowning

Three surfers that were enjoying the powerful waves yesterday at Monuments Beach, next to The Cape hotel on the road to San Jose rescued a tourist that seemed to have trouble in the middle of the area’s deepest waters. Although they are not professional rescuers, they managed to get the troubled guy out to the beach. By the time the hotel’s pro lifesavers showed up, they only had to cheer the three heroes and check on the Gringo’s health. He was fine. Scared sh**less, but fine. 

 

Popular Restaurant Kitchen Goes Up in Flames

The popular Loreto restaurant Café Olé kitchen was engulfed in flames just a few days before its re-opening. Café Olé Is located in downtown Loreto, only a few steps from its main park, plaza and church, and is everyone’s favorite for breakfast. Lunch and dinner times are busy too. The owners announced on their official page that no one in the staff was hurt and that they will be back real soon.