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Saturday, November 4, 2017

San José Art Walk

San Jose del Cabo Art Walk is a popular weekly event held every Thursday evening from 5-9pm, November through June. The event was established, promoted and organized by the Gallery District Association in the hopes of drawing art lovers and tourists away from the Main Square and into our color-filled back streets located behind the church. With Art Walk’s popularity growing over the years, the local government decided to close the main street of Obregon to automobile traffic every Thursday evening in order to accommodate all of the visitors. Enjoy an evening stroll through the Gallery District, visiting the art galleries, sipping wine and dining in our neighborhood restaurants. Galleries will often feature special events such as “artist in attendance” or openings of new exhibitions. With the ever-growing popularity of Art Walk, downtown San José as a whole is bustling on Thursday evenings. However, the heart, soul and sophistication of this weekly event lies within the borders of the Gallery District and inside the galleries located behind the church and the main square.



Monday, October 9, 2017

BLUE MARLIN


BLUE MARLIN


The strikingly beautiful Blue Marlin is the largest of all marlins and one of the largest fish in the world. Females, notably larger than males, can reach almost 15 feet in length and weigh more than a thousand pounds. 
The average size is about 10 feet, weighing between 200 and 400 pounds.

The upper half is cobalt blue and the lower silver white. Marlin have a pronounced dorsal fin and an elongated, spear-shaped upper jaw that can be lethal.


Marlin are known for their fierce fighting ability once they strike the hook. They are the holy grail of the sport fishing world and the meat is considered a delicacy.
 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Snorkeling



SNORKELING IN LOS CABOS

The Baja Peninsula boasts some of the most exciting snorkeling sites in the world and Cabo San Lucas offers some of the best snorkeling on the peninsula. Santa Maria Bay and Cabo Pulmo are perfect examples. A snorkeling tour is the best way to experience what both sites have to offer. 

The Sea of Cortes is home to abundant marine life that come in all shapes, stripes, and colors. In Los Cabos, snorkelers can book outings with any of several qualified tour companies such as Cabo Adventures or hop aboard a charter boat that also offers snorkeling.In Cabo San Lucas, the best spots are found near Land’s End. You can swim alongside playful sea lions and view more than 40 different types of fish. Activity companies frequent beaches such as Chileno and Santa Maria. Chileno, one of the cleanest beaches in all of Mexico, is especially good for snorkeling because large boats must stay farther out in the water, providing a safer space to explore. Should the crowds get too big for your taste, you can walk a few yards down the beach to a less populated area.
Snorkeling options in San Jose del Cabo are limited. It’s best to plan a trip to the East Cape, which is known for its ideal diving and snorkeling conditions. Cabo Pulmo, on the East Cape, has the only coral reef outside of North America’s Pacific side. Unlike other reefs, it has grown 300 percent since being declared a protected site.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Bisbee's Los Cabos

Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournaments have been taking place in the Los Cabos region of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico for over 30 years. The Bisbee’s are currently producing three tournaments – Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore in Buenavista which takes place each July, and the Los Cabos Offshore Charity Tournament and Black & Blue Marlin Tournament which take place every October in Cabo San Lucas.



Started in 1981 by Bob Bisbee, the Black & Blue Marlin Tournament has grown from six teams with a purse of $10,000 to more than 150 teams with millions of dollars on the line. In 2006 the Black & Blue had its biggest overall cash payout of $4,165,960. This was, and remains, the largest payout in sportfishing history.
In 2000 Bisbee’s expanded to the east side of the Baja California Sur peninsula with the East Cape Offshore Tournament in Buenavista. In addition to marlin, this tournament included dorado and tuna and became so popular that a third event with the same format was started in 2002 – the Los Cabos Offshore Tournament.
Over the years each tournament has developed its own personality with the East Cape Offshore being a laid back “Cabo fishing as it used to be” type of event, the Los Cabos which takes place just days before the Black & Blue and nick-named the “Little Bisbee’s”, is a very social event full of comraderie where friends can meet, swap stories and get in a few days of fishing before the “Big Show”.
The last tournament in the series, Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament, is hard to describe if you’ve never been there. It’s five days of organized chaos full of hard-core excitement. With the beautiful and lively city of Cabo San Lucas as the backdrop, thousands of people crowd the marina walkways to shop, party and watch huge fish being weighed in at the scales in front of the world-famous Puerto Paraiso Entertainment Plaza. The Black & Blue is a once in a lifetime experience you’ll never forget, whether you take home memories or millions.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Humpback Wales


DID YOU KNOW...
THE HUMPBACK WALES COME TO CABO TO HAVE THEIR BABIES?




The humpback whale has a well-defined migratory cycle and breeds in Mexican waters; three main areas of aggregation of humpback whales have been located in Mexico: the Revillagigedo archipelago, Banderas Bay and the western coast of the Baja California Peninsula. They end their migratory journey of thousands of miles from the cold Arctic Ocean to the warm waters of Baja California where they get to give birth to their young.


Monday, August 8, 2016

SKIMBOARD in Los Cabos




What is Skimboarding? 

Skimboarding is a boardsport in which a skimboard (much like a surfboard but smaller and without fins) is used to glide across the water's surface to meet an incoming breaking wave, and ride it back to shore. Wave-riding skimboarders perform a variety of surface and air maneuvers, at various stages of their ride, out to, and back with, the wave. 

Skimboarding originated in Southern California when Laguna Beach, lifeguards wanted to surf the local shore breaks that was too fast and shallow for surfboards. Skimboarding has developed since then to ride waves much like surfing, performing aerial maneuvers and pulling into the barrel of the wave. Even further, professionals have started getting towed by waverunners into much larger waves.

Unlike surfing, skimboarding begins on the beach by dropping the board onto the thin wash of previous waves. Skimboarders use their momentum to skim out to breaking waves, which they then catch back into shore in a manner similar to surfing. Another aspect of skimboarding is "flatland," which involves performing tricks derived from skateboarding such as ollies and 
shove-its on the wash of waves without catching shore breaks.


Every year the Cabo Clásico Skimboard Contest takes place here, around the month of May, and Solmar Resort is part of this incredible event.