Your Fix of Celebrity Sightings at Casa Dorada
You know that Casa Dorada is a hot spot for celebrities year round, but over the last couple of weeks we happily played host to quite a few of them and wanted to give you a little update on who was spotted at our Cabo beachfront resort.
Checking out today, for example, was Jason Khalipa, an American CrossFit athlete who won the 2008 World CrossFit Games and was a guest coach on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”!
It was great having you at Casa Dorada, Jason, and we hope you enjoyed your Cabo vacation!
And before Jason’s visit, just earlier last month, Casa Dorada was literally buzzing with celebrity presence. During the Second Annual Baja International Film Festival, that took place 13-16 November in Cabo San Lucas, our resort proudly hosted a number of distinguished festival guests including Mexican actors and directors such as: Jose Maria Yazpik, Claudia Álvarez, Hugo Stiglitz, Sebastian Hiriart, Paola Nuñez, José Maria de Tavira and Arcelia Ramirez.
For director Sebastian Hiriart this edition of the festival was particularly significant as it set the scene for the international premiere of his most recent production, “Filosofia Natural del Amor”. Sebastian, as well as our other celebrity guests, emanated great artistic energy throughout the resort and were happy to chat and hang out with our other guests (AND STAFF!).
Thank you all for choosing Casa Dorada. Gracias and we hope to welcome you again soon!
Intriguing NFL Matchups Coming Up at The B
Hello, we hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
And since we all know NFL games are as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, we served our guests a heaping helping of Steelers at Ravens last night at the B Bar & Lounge.
The reigning Super Bowl champions hosted their bitter division rivals in the final game of a Thanksgiving Day tripleheader bringing tons of excitement to our giant screen.
And even though the excitement of Turkey Day football is over, there are more intriguing matchups coming up and you can watch them with us at The B. Celebrate each touchdown or drown your sorrows after every butt fumble at the place where everyone wants to be!
Don’t miss Giants at Red Skins on Sunday December 1st; Saints at Seahawks on Monday, December 2nd and Texans at Jaguars on Thursday, December 5th – all starting at 6:30pm.
During all of our NFL viewing parties, pigskin fanatics will enjoy 2x1 domestic drinks and beer, plus an equally exciting Tapas Menu.
On other nights The B is a great place to hang out, play pool, listen to music and have a cocktail or a cup of your favorite Starbucks coffee, which we are now proudly serving.
See you at The B!
Counteract Festive Indulgences with Fun Pool Workout Sessions
Have you ever tried Suspension Training with Claudio Cabo? If not, you should really give it a try. He hosts sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:00am at Saltwater Spa promising results you’ll LOVE!
And now his passion for health and fitness brings him to Casa Dorada even on Saturday mornings! But this time it’s for Pool Workout sessions. Every Saturday at 9:00am, you can start the day off right with fun exercise that won’t feel like exercise at all!
The routine is suitable for all fitness levels and you can adjust each exercise to your own abilities making sure you get the most out of the session.
If you’ve ever met Claudio, you know he’s a charismatic guy and you’ll be sure to have a blast during his class. Plus you’ll get to meet fellow guests and maybe hook up for an afternoon happy hour, now that you’ve burned off some extra calories!
And maybe I shouldn’t mention it now, not to get in the way of Thanksgiving feast, but this Saturday wouldn’t be a bad day to start. After all the yummy stuffing, gravy, butter mashed potatoes and, yes, the pies and other goodies it may just feel good to counteract the festive indulgences a little bit. Don’t you think?
If you think it’s a good idea, we’ll see you this (or any) Saturday at the pool in front of The B Bar!
Celebrating the Season and Ringing in 2014 at Casa Dorada
It started with Halloween, then came Mexican Day of the Dead, Mexican Revolution a few days ago and it keeps on going! For us the festive season in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is very exciting. Why?
First of all, there are fiestas right and left, then we get to dress up in scary costumes or as traditional Mexican “Adelitas” for Día de la Revolución (BTW, we had our very own “Adelita” at Casa Dorada, which was a huge hit), but most of all we get excited this time of year because we’ll get to see many of you again!
That’s right, with Thanksgiving coming up next week, Christmas only a month away and of course the big New Year’s Eve Party on December 31st, Casa Dorada is literally abuzz!
That said, let me tell you that, if you are planning on ringing in 2014 on the Cabo San Lucas beachfront, you can’t miss The Casa Dorada New Year’s Eve Party! There will be live music all night with something smooth during dinner, live show with Samantha Rae starting at 10pm, and incredible Mariachi Band just before midnight – plenty of dancing guaranteed!
The fireworks show over Medano Beach needs no introduction as it’s been getting rave reviews year after year and you’ll be just in the right place to watch it in full glory!
Food and drink will also be top-notch with a sumptuous buffet (think salad bar, ceviche station, fantastic meats, fish and seafood from the grill, pastas, dessert bar and so much more!), Welcome Cocktail and open domestic bar from 8-11pm.
Tickets are $190 USD per adult and $120 USD for kids. Reservations are already open so don’t delay!
Happy Season, everyone!
Malone Family Wins a $3,000 Ultimate Cabo Package
Imagine visiting a Travel & Adventure Show in Dallas Texas and taking home a $3,000 Cabo package as a lucky draw winner. Well, Malone family experienced just that last November 3rd, 2013! Congratulations!
As part of her Ultimate Cabo Package, Malone Family will enjoy first-class luxury beachfront accommodation at Casa Dorada and experience all that Cabo is famous for: championship golf, outdoor Baja adventures, dolphins, native plants, as well as spa and fine dining galore.
During the splendid five nights and six days, the enjoyment will never end. Malone Family will be able to venture out to the spectacular Baja outdoors, exploring Wild Canyon— Los Cabos’ landmark adventure park—where zip lines, ATV’s, bungee jumping and adrenaline will have anyone begging for more!
Plus, golf and a dolphin swim to make it just PERFECT!
The Ultimate Cabo Package includes:
- Accommodations in a One Bedroom Suite or Two Bedroom Suite at Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa for 2 Adults & 2 Children
- Dinner for two at 12 Tribes Restaurant
- 2 Rounds of Golf at Cabo Real Golf Course
- 50 minutes Swedish Relaxation Massage for two at Saltwater Spa Dolphin
- Discovery “Royal Swim” for two
- Visit to Wild Canyon Adventure Park for two
- Round trip Airport transportation
If you weren’t as lucky as Malone Family, but would like to experience this amazing package, you can! Contact us for details.
What’s Cooking at Casa Dorada This Thanksgiving
With THANKSGIVING around the corner, good food is what’s on our mind.
If you’re spending the Holiday at our Cabo beachfront resort or anywhere in Cabo San Lucas, you’ll certainly want to know what’s cooking at Casa Dorada.
Thanksgiving dinner will be served with a spectacular Land’s End view at our 12 Tribes Restaurant starting with a glass of luscious Bellini Cocktail. You can expect traditional turkey with the trimmings in addition to beef and salmon options, plus scrumptious Blue Cheese Salad or Cream of Mushroom Soup for starter and divine Pumpkin or Walnut Pies for dessert.
The three-course menu is only $45 USD++ per adult and $25 USD++ for kids. There will be live music and great ambiance starting at 6:00pm on November 28th.
My mouth is already watering just thinking about all these delicacies! Yet, of course, I do understand that not everyone is equally excited about the Holidays. Surely there are those of you who come to Cabo this week to get away from turkey madness. No reason to worry, there’ll be plenty to keep your taste buds happy! Try our brand new Trattoria and Sushi Bar, right next door to 12 Tribes Restaurants, where you’ll find the best wood-oven pizza in town and Medano’s freshest catch for your sushi or sashimi, plus extensive Italian and Japanese menus ready to be explored.
Also stay tuned for all you need to know about our big New Year’s Eve fiesta coming soon.
Happy Thanksgiving (and eating) everyone!
Classic Vacations Agents Give Casa Dorada Thumbs Up!
When travelling to a new destination, it may be tricky to pick the best resort, restaurants, activities, etc. That’s why we often turn to industry experts to make recommendations for us in order to make our vacation a perfect one.
Travel agents, vacation wholesalers, travel publishers are often the link between the traveler and service providers and it’s crucial that they have all the information available. Many times they do personal site inspections to live a given travel experience firsthand and therefore be able to make the best recommendations for travelers.
At Casa Dorada we welcome Familiarization Trips on a regular basis to offer industry representatives a glimpse at what their clients can expect. Recent visits included agents from Classic Vacations, #1 rated luxury vacation wholesaler for Travel Advisors, who evaluated our Resort and considered it highly recommendable among world-class accommodations they offer worldwide
In addition to North American visitors, however, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is also becoming a luxury vacation destination of choice for Mexican and South American travelers. A recent visit of around 20 travel agents from Guadalajara, who got to tour our premises and try the famous Casa Dorada food, was a good indication of that trend.
We are looking forward to creating a whole world of memories for all our guests and by making each experience a perfect one; we also make those who recommend us proud!
How to Catch Irresistible Deals at Casa Dorada this Month
What could be better than getting a good deal? How about having a great time and enjoying top-notch food and drink, while saving a bunch?! This and more is possible this month at Casa Dorada.
We are rolling out a number of food and beverage specials paired with great entertainment every day and night of the week! You can save big during our 2x1 Happy Hour at Okianus Pool Bar every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am-7:00pm, and from 11:00am-noon and 4:00-5:00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Or catch the same Happy Hour from 10:00am-7:00pm every day at the Maydan Beach Club.
Sports fans should head to The B Bar and Lounge for 2x1 drinks every night from 7:00-9:00pm.
In addition to drink specials, remember to check out 12 Tribes Restaurant for our buffet options which guarantee a great value and an amazing dinner experience. There’s the all-time favorite Mexican Buffet, Fajitas Night, Family BBQ, as well as Gourmet Dinners with Wine Pairing and of course our a la carte menu that changes according to season.
And to get you in the right mood, as you enjoy your Cabo vacation, we have live music almost every night of the week. Relax to some sax classics on Fridays, meet Erick on Mondays and Tuesdays as he plays international tunes, or Tanya on Saturdays and Tuesdays as she makes your dinner all the more enjoyable with her stunning voice. All gigs start at 7:00pm so don’t miss them. But if you do, you can still catch some classical piano during your Sunday breakfast from 8-10am at Maydan. How cool is that?!
Enjoy, savor and save at Casa Dorada.
Trick-or-Treating Casa Dorada-style
Yesterday all across Mexico, we celebrated Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos). As opposed to other cultures, in Mexico this holiday is a joyous one, with many traditional and humorous elements such as skulls, skeletons and colorful altars. Created with all the favorites of a deceased friend, relative, even a celebrity or national hero, Dia de Muertos altars are meant to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us bringing together objects that used to make them happy.
At Casa Dorada we’ve had our very own Day of the Dead celebration with a beautiful altar in the lobby and even a beautifully scary Catrina! Catrina is an icon of any Day of the Dead celebration and was inspired by the famous skeletons drawn by Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada. His drawings were particularly meaningful because they showed in a sarcastic way how death is the great equalizer – even the rich can’t escape it!
Offering some amazing photo opportunities for Casa Dorada guests, our Catrina was a true highlight.
And as part of the three-day Halloween/Day of the Day Fiesta, the kiddos at Casa Kids also had a blast. There were costumes, hand-crafted goodie bags, candy and lots of trick-or-treating.
It was truly a fiesta for everyone!
Special Events, Live Music and Full Moon Dinners at 12 Tribes this June
Who would agree with me when I say that fantastic food takes one of the TOP spots on the list of must-dos while on vacation?
I thought so!
This is exactly why a Casa Dorada experience is not only about luxury Cabo accommodation, it’s also about great food and entertainment. While you may want to take it easy during the day -- with a casual breakfast buffet at Maydan and maybe some fish tacos poolside with a Margarita for lunch -- when the night falls it’s time to kick it up a notch.
12 Tribes Restaurant is famous for its killer views of Land’s End and the Cabo San Lucas Bay, but it’s also known for its dinnertime entertainment.
This month we’re gearing up for a few special events such as Game& Wine coming up this 16th and 17th of June. In addition to live sax music and guaranteed fun ambiance, you’ll enjoy a special family-style game menu with dishes prepared in a mobile kitchen on our terrace! Wine pairing will also be an important part of this event to ensure a perfect dining experience.
Not in town for this event?
Other great ways to dine at Casa Dorada include our theme dinner nights. Try Mexican Buffet on Friday, Seafood Night on Saturday, Family BBQ on Sunday or Mediterranean Platter on Monday.
There’s also Fajitas Night on Wednesdays and Surf & Turf Night on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Of course if you’d like to experience something extra special, you’ll want to hear about our Full Moon Beachfront Dinner. This service will be available on June 22nd, 23rd and 24th featuring special gourmet menu with wine pairing, romantic ambiance by the sound of the waves and live music.
You see, we know what you mean when you say “Vacation is no time for a diet!”
Buen Provecho and we’ll see you at 12 Tribes soon.
Casa Dorada Los Cabos Earns 2013 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
We want to thank all of our guests for making our “2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence” award possible! We continually strive for excellence and are so glad that our guests go away saying “we knew it would be good, but it was so much better than we expected”. The Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence awards hospitality excellence. This exclusive accolade is given only to establishments that consistently receive outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10% of all accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
We hope our Casa Dorada guests, both returning and first-timers, come to enjoy the amenities that make our Cabo beachfront resort deserving of the title “Excellent”.
It is thanks to recognitions like this one that our hard work feels truly worthwhile, because it is an expression of our guests’ satisfaction. Yet another round of positive feedback came earlier this month from a group of travel agents who visited our hotel from Colombia. These travel professionals said they were most impressed by our property’s beachfront location close to an array of water sports and EVERYTHING else. They also considered Casa Dorada a perfect venue for destination weddings and events.
It’s always hugely gratifying to hear your feedback! Thank you so much for expressing it and letting us know we’re right on track.
Recipe for a Fun Friday Night in Cabo: Wine & Dine & Dance
We hope everyone had a fantastic weekend because here at Casa Dorada we had a blast! Not only did we enjoy pleasant sunny days with temperature already in the 80’s, we also hosted a unique and fun event last Friday, April 5th.
12 Tribes Restaurant together with Cabo Wine Club put together a perfect fiesta where guests were invited to bring bottles of their favorite wine, enjoy signature Casa Dorada Mexican food and dance the evening away.
On the menu were salads, ceviches, tortilla soup, specialties from the grill, as well as traditional Mexican fare such as scrumptious chicken in mole sauce, tacos, quesadillas, sopes and a range of Mexican desserts.
Who could ask for more?!
But there was more, nonetheless. In addition to live entertainment, there was also a 50/50 drawing with all money raised going to Casa San Miguel Senior Center in Cabo San Lucas.
After the success of last Friday’s event we hope to have much more of the same coming soon. So stay tuned because at Casa Dorada there’s ALWAYS something fun going on and we don’t want you to MISS IT.