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Monday, March 14, 2016

THE ARCH - CABO SAN LUCAS -



El Arco is an exceedingly popular tourist attraction. The unique rock formation stretches out into the crystal-clear waters where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. No wonder it is the number one reason for countless vacation photos. 




A visit to the Land's End of the Baja Peninsula, next door to Grand Solmar, is undoubtedly one of the most popular things to do in Cabo San Lucas. In every sense, this site is not to be missed.




Whether viewed from a distance or from almost any vantage point, the image of El Arco is synonymous with Cabo San Lucas. By the way, there’s a reason it’s called Land’s End. If you followed a direct line south from here, you would not touch land again until you reached the South Pole.


 Grand Solmar Land's End



Getting there is easy. Just hail a boat taxi (some with glass bottoms) from the Cabo San Lucas marina. You can view the iconic golden arch from your boat or ask the captain to drop you off at Lover’s Beach (located near the Arch) and arrange for a pick-up time. Enroute, you’ll pass lazy sea lions basking on the rocks. 


Author: Romina Padilla
Marketing Manager

Thursday, March 10, 2016

La Playa del Amor en Los Cabos

La Playa del Amor es un espectáculo natural que no te puedes perder entre el Océano Pacifico y el Mar de Cortes, ubicada al pie del famoso icono turístico del destino: El Arco.


Se trata de la última playa bañada por las aguas del Mar de Cortes antes de llegar al Océano Pacífico, ofrece aguas cristalinas y una diversidad de vida marina. A corta distancia por ambos lados encontramos colonias de lobos marinos tomando el sol sobre las rocas. También podemos encontrar inofensivas mantarayas nadando tranquilamente como si volaran sobre el mar.  A esta playa se puede tener acceso únicamente a través de un taxi acuático desde la Playa El Medano ó desde la Marina de Cabo San Lucas.



Entre las actividades que se pueden realizar en esta playa al final de la Tierra, además de caminar, es el snorkel pero únicamente del lado de la bahía, ya que del lado Océano Pacífico tenemos la Playa del Divorcio altamente peligrosa para nadar ó acercarse a la orilla debido al alto oleaje.

La Playa del Amor es perfecta para pasar el día con tu pareja admirando el extraordinario paisaje.





Autor: Romina Padilla
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Friday, February 5, 2016

His Majesty The King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf Visits Los Cabos




His Majesty The King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf Visits Los Cabos
The King of Sweden jetted off to Los Cabos to enjoy the destination's sport fishing

Los Cabos, Mexico (February 2, 2016) - The King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf arrived in Los Cabos on January 23 to spend a week-long vacation at Solmar Hotels & Resorts. King Carl Gustaf practiced one of his lifelong hobbies, sport fishing, together with his entourage. As part of his agenda, the King met with local marine biologists and entrepreneurs to learn about the success story of Los Cabos combining fishing and tourism in a sustainable way.
 
His Majesty's visit was inspired by the popular Swedish documentary, "The Old Man and the Sea - The Expedition," where Solmar's founder, the late Don Luis Bulnes, played a key role being a strong supporter of the project even during its early stages. The Martin Falklind documentary depicts an adventurous journey as two friends follow in the footsteps of Hemingway going Marlin fishing off a kayak. Recreating the narrative, Falklind, the filmmaker, accompanied the king in search of a marlin in the abounding waters of Los Cabos. 

"It's an honor to welcome King Carl XVI Gustaf to  Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa, a place built by a true visionary and pioneer of tourism in Los Cabos, Don Luis Bulnes," said Ricardo Orozco, Solmar Hotel & Resorts' Vice President of Operations.

King Carl Gustaf, the Honorary President for the World Wildlife Fund in Sweden, has long been interested and active in the long-term health of our oceans and conservation of marine life, with projects that include the protection of salmon and improving the potential of Sweden as a sport fishing nation. His Majesty looked to Los Cabos as an inspiration of a thriving tourism destination relying on the sea for its livelihood. One of the visit's goals was taking back valuable knowledge to position sustainable sport fishing as a mean to create growth, employment and investment in his country- a goal similarly shared and achieved by Don Luis Bulnes.

The Solmar legacy dates back to the 1950s when Don Luis, a young tuna cannery manager, embarked on an adventure of his own as he built the area's first sport fishing fleet and later a five-property hotel collection, putting Cabo on the tourism map. Mr. Bulnes was also an advocate of sustainable fishing and founder of the Mexican Billfish Foundation.

As part of his stay, King Carl Gustaf enjoyed a variety of fishing expeditions, from navigating in small pangas to fishing aboard a large big game boat with the namesake of Don Luis. During his stay, the King was delighted to catch a striped marlin, which was tagged and released.

Taking advantage of prime whale watching season in Los Cabos, his Majesty also participated in a whale watching excursion. Another highlight of his trip was snorkeling with whale sharks in La Paz.

For more information on Solmar Hotels & Resorts properties, visit: http://www.solmar.com 


Located on Baja California's most exclusive and private beach, Solmar Hotels & Resorts offers guests privacy while still being able to enjoy the excitement of downtown Cabo San Lucas. The collection of five all-suite resorts offers guests the highest quality of service and hospitality. Within the past year, Playa Grande Resort and Spa as well as Solmar Resort were awarded the RCI Gold Grown Resort Award. Additionally, TripAdvisor recognized Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa among TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Awards. The property was ranked 8th among the Top 25 Hotels in Mexico and received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence.  Grand Solmar Land's End Resort additionally ranked 5th among the "The Best Beachfront Hotels in Los Cabos" by USA Today.  Grand Solmar Land's End Resort was also recognized by Travel + Leisure ranking 2nd among the World's Best Family Travel Hotels in Mexico, and 99th in the Top 100 World's Best Hotels.  For more information about Solmar Hotels & Resorts, visit  Solmar.com, follow us on Twitter @SolmarResorts,  Instagram and visit our  Facebook page.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Just for curiosity..


Did you know that:
We have a resident population of Fin Whales (Balaenoptera physalus) and Bryde’s Whales (Balaenoptera edeni) here in the Sea of Cortes. This populations spend all years in Sea of Cortes waters, traveling north and southward looking for food and breeding areas.

California (North Pacific) Gray Whale’s Population Migration Route:
Gray whales are famous for their extensive migrations. Gray whales travel back and forth between the cold Arctic seas where they spend summer and the warm Mexican waters where they send winter, wish amounts to about 12,400 mi (20,000 Km) of travel a year.
The Gray whales’ southward journey takes approximately two and a half months: they leave the Artic by late September and arrive in the waters off southern California and Baja by late December. This migration coincides with the reproductive activity of the whales, and once in the warm waters, most females either mate or give birth. By late February or March, Gray begin their return to northern waters.

North Pacific Humpback Whale’s population migration route:
The migration cycle takes about a year. The humpback will typically spend 3 to 4 months at their feeding grounds. These feeding gorunds extends from the west coast of California to Washington State, for the North Pacific population. From there, they will travel more than 10,000 km south to their breeding grounds. This trip can take between 2 to 3 months. The North Pacific population will choose to migrate to one of 3 general areas in which they will either give birth, reproduce on just tag along for the ride as may be the case for those whales that have not yet reached sexual maturity. The 3 most popular breeding areas are: Bay of Banderas (Jalisco), Islas Revillagigedo and Baja California Peninsula. They will spend an average of 3 to 4 months in these grounds. Then, they return to the north to feed again in preparation for next years migration. And so, the cycle repeats.

Humpback Whale:
Is a baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12-16 matres (40-50 ft) and weigh 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with unusually long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. IT is an acrobatic animal, often breaching and slapping the water. Males produce a complex whale song, which lasts for 10 to 20 minutes and is repeated for hours at a time. The purpose of the song is not yet clear, although it appears to have a role in mating.
Found in oceans and seas around the world, Humpback Whales typically migrate up to 25,000 kilometers each year. Humpbacks feed only in summer, in polar waters and migrate to tropical or sub-tropical waters to breed and give birth in the winter. During the winter, Humpbacks fast and live off their fat reserves. The species’ diet a diverse repertoire of feeding methods, including the spectacular bubble net fishing technique.
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Aboard our 51 ft private yacht. Includes appetizers & drinks plus 10% service fee. Seats up to 8 people.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Los Cabos Black Friday Weekend










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Snag Your Dream Vacation with a Bargain at Solmar Hotels & Resorts
Los Cabos Hotels Set to Unveil Exclusive Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Los Cabos, Mexico (November, 2015)With the official launch of the holiday season quickly approaching, and the recognized shopping festivities set to ensue in the days following Thanksgiving, Solmar Hotels and Resorts is pleased to unveil ‘suite’ deals to snag a pre-holiday getaway.

Steeped in family traditions, and with a dedication to hospitality, Solmar Hotels and Resorts offers five distinguished resorts, each with their own unique attributes and offerings within the sought-after destination of Los Cabos, Mexico. On November 27, each property will be unveiling exclusive discounts for up to 64% percent off hotel accommodations for travel through December 26, 2015.

For a limited time, guests are encouraged to get away this holiday season and take a break from winter with luxurious accommodations.  These special offerings will be unveiled on Black Friday and available for booking through Cyber Monday via the resorts’ official websites, as well as on Solmar Hotels & Resorts’ social channels. To book accommodations with these one-time-only discounts, guests can use http://www.solmarpromotions.com/blackfriday

For more information on Solmar Hotels & Resorts properties, visit: http://www.solmar.com.


Located on Baja California's most exclusive and private beach, Solmar Hotels & Resorts offers guests privacy while still being able to enjoy the excitement of downtown Cabo San Lucas. The collection of five all-suite resorts offers guests the highest quality of service and hospitality. Within the past year, Playa Grande Resort and Spa as well as Solmar Resort were awarded the RCI Gold Grown Resort Award. Additionally, TripAdvisor recognized Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa among TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Awards. The property was ranked 8th among the Top 25 Hotels in Mexico and received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence.  Grand Solmar Land's End Resort additionally ranked 5th among the "The Best Beachfront Hotels in Los Cabos" by USA Today.  Grand Solmar Land's End Resort was also recognized by Travel + Leisure ranking 2nd among the World's Best Family Travel Hotels in Mexico, and 99th in the Top 100 World's Best Hotels.  For more information about Solmar Hotels & Resorts, visit www.solmar.com, follow us on Twitter @SolmarResorts, Instagram and Pinterest and visit our Facebook page.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Why is Cabo San Lucas the Perfect Destination for Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day...

As you know, Valentine’s Day  is an excellent opportunity to remind our loved ones of how much we care. 


That’s exactly why Los Cabos is the best place to celebrate this special day.


With some of the finest beaches in the world, Cabo San Lucas is a unique destination in a very exclusive class.

Here are some ideas for how you can enjoy this piece of paradise.

Downtown Cabo San Lucas teems with distinctive boutiques and world famous stores. And there’s a wide choice of first-class dining establishments with romantic views of the marina and the Sea of Cortez.

However, to really honor this day you have to make a stop at “La Playa del Amor,” but don’t cross the line because you will find yourself in “La Playa del Divorcio.”

White sand beaches and the remarkable natural beauty of the blue sea will make you want to stay in Los Cabos. 
Whatever beach you choose; remember that the most important thing is to enjoy your time with your partner.

Things to do that are a must in Cabo San Lucas for Valentines Day are the following:

Reconnect with your senses and strike a balance between body and mind at one of our spas surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.

Shopping

Shop in one of our local stores Downtown; where you can find Flowers, gifts, jewelery and more!

Romantic Dinners
Enjoy a beautiful dinner on the beach with sunset like no other. You pick, on the beach of the Pacific Ocean or Sea of Cortez.





Words can’t describe the extraordinary sunsets Cabo offers on a daily basis. 
That’s why I attached some photos so you can see for yourself how breathtaking the sunsets can be.







As the perfect end to this February 14th, share a delicious meal at one of our luxurious restaurants; a favorite is Romeo and Julieta. 
What better way to celebrate this day than to honor those who fought for their eternal love.




Bring someone to Cabo San Lucas who can make you smile!