Family, Food, Beach: A Perfect Easter Vacation in Cabo San Lucas
We just turned our clocks ahead about a week ago and you can really feel the difference. LONG, sunny and warm days, clear skies and temperatures in the mid 80’s make this time of year perfect for a beach vacation or a family and friends reunion. We’ve had quite a few of these at Casa Dorada recently.
Especially with Easter and Passover holidays in full swing our Cabo beachfront resort is already abuzz. If you are celebrating these festivities with us, you’ll be happy to know we have a special Easter Sunday Brunch at Maydan Restaurant from 11am-3pm.
Our legendary breakfast buffet will be combined with traditional brunch and lunch specialties such as Mexican sopes, guisados, chilaquiles and so much more. Imagine sharing this Cabo Easter experience with your family and creating memories to be cherished for years to come.
In the evenings we’ll also be serving a special Easter Dinner Menu at 12 Tribes, where our Executive Chef, Carlos Bonilla, will see to it that you and your loved ones have the meal of your life.
And what better way to complement a great festive meal than with a good bottle of wine!? We have recently expanded our wine list and you can now choose from nearly 200 bottles including many Mexican labels. Now THAT takes the celebration to a whole new level, doesn’t it?
We are looking forward to welcoming you at Casa Dorada soon and to being able to make your Cabo vacation one to remember.
Casa Dorada Nominated as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Beach Resort at WTA 2014
We are proud and thrilled to announce that our Cabo beachfront resort has been nominated at the World Travel Awards 2014 as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Beach Resort. Voting for the region begins April 14th and we would like to invite you to support us in this important competition.
It’s easy and quick. If you enjoyed your vacation with us, simply go to: http://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote and cast your vote for us in the Leading Beach Resort Category.
The category in which we are nominated is among three other brand new categories added this year to the Mexico & Central America region. We will see new winners for “Leading Beach Resort”, “Leading Hotel Suite”, “Leading New Hotel” and “Leading Travel Personality.”
World Travel Awards (WTA), in its 21st year, is considered the Oscars of the Travel Industry. In the Central & South American awards, travel, tourism and hospitality companies from 13 countries, including Mexico, will compete for the prestigious top accolades culminating in a glittering Gala Presentation Ceremony in Quito, Ecuador on the 9th of August. We are extremely proud to be among the honorable recipients of a WTA nomination as this is testimony to our team’s cumulative effort in making your Cabo vacations memorable. Nominees for WTA awards undergo rigorous independent examination, must prove their excellence and consistently raise industry standards.
Casa Dorada can include this World Travel Award 2014 nomination among its many accolades. The Resort has previously been nominated as a World Travel Awards finalist for Mexico & Central America’s Leading Luxury Resort in 2010 and Leading Spa Resort in 2013. It was also ranked #5 as top Family Hotel and #10 among Mexico’s Top Resorts at Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2011.
Speaking of April Fools’ Day…
With April Fools’ Day just behind us, all the hilarious jokes and pranks made me think of a great amenity we have for our little guests at Casa Dorada.
It’s a breakfast that looks like eggs, French fries and ketchup, making the little ones really happy, but on a closer look it turns out to be mango surrounded by whipped cream, with apple slices and raspberry sauce. Tricked you!
This amenity is sent to a randomly picked room and not even the parents are in the know. Just a few days ago the lucky ones were Dash and Skate staying in room 129 and the whole family got tricked
But not all our amenities are tricky! We recently furnished both our pool decks with the cutest little chaises made especially for kids. Each one comes with its own little umbrella and our tiny guests LOVE them.
We also continue our famous face painting rounds by the pool, where our Casa Kidz staff goes above and beyond in transforming kids into magical little creatures.
Because a Casa Dorada family vacation is all about creating memories. Ones that you and your kids will remember for a long time and laugh about at the dinner table when they are all grown up.
Casa Dorada Helps Put a Smile on Kids’ Faces… Again
What better way to get away from the daily grind and worries than a day at the beach, right? And nobody enjoys it more than kids. Particularly if it’s not something they get to do very often.
Last Saturday, our Casa Kidz team participated in a heartwarming event, where 63 kids from two local orphanages (Casa Hogar Cabo San Lucas and Casa Hogar Todos Santos) were invited for a fun day on the beach.
The event was organized by private parties and some local businesses, like Casa Dorada, were invited to offer extra support. This made it possible for the kids to enjoy a host of activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddle and a number of games and contests. They received inflatable beach toys to make their day out even more fun and by the early afternoon, when it was time to go home, they took with them not only prizes that they won in our competitions, but also fond memories that they would cherish for a long time.
And while the kids had a blast that day, it was us who felt blessed to be able to help, to put a smile on these little faces, and see the joy in their eyes.
What an inspiring DAY AT THE BEACH!
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.