The Circle of Life Continues…
Many of Los Cabos visitors have been fortunate to witness one of nature’s greatest miracles: the sea turtle’s circle of life. The species that’s most commonly observed in our area is the Olive Ridley. While it nests throughout the year, the most intense nesting period falls between July and December. This year, hurricane Odile may have stalled many human activities in and around Cabo San Lucas, but nothing was going to stand in the way of our sea turtles!
Sea turtles LOVE the Cabo San Lucas Bay even though it may actually not provide the safest environment for nesting because of unstable temperatures and tides. That’s why all turtle nests must be protected in an incubation chamber right here at Casa Dorada. During the rainy Odile days, we were able to rescue over a hundred nests that could have otherwise been destroyed.
Normally the Olive Ridley nests at night, but due to the high tides during and after the storm, they were seen nesting in the morning allowing our visitors a sneak peek of the complete nesting process, from the moment a female leaves the sea in search of a safe place to lay her eggs, until it disappears in the breaking surf.
What a touching spectacle and yet another way in which a Cabo vacation becomes unforgettable!
Casa Dorada Reopens with a Pump
Leaving Hurricane Odile and its effects behind us, Casa Dorada Resort & Spa reopened today and is among the first hotels to welcome guests to Los Cabos. The resort is now fully operational and guests are able to enjoy all services and facilities including Saltwater Spa, restaurants and bars, swimming pools, and Beach Club. All water sports and activities are now available on Medano Beach and most tourist-related businesses are already back in business.
Our first guests were greeted by our ENTIRE staff with sparkling wine in an atmosphere of unity, joy and appreciation. We are looking forward to welcoming all of our guests who placed their trust in us and decided to vacation in Cabo San Lucas despite all odds. We realize it hasn’t been easy: the opening of the airport kept all of us a bit nervous and airline cancellations didn’t help. But those of you who make it to Cabo, will enjoy a memorable experience and find our destination stronger and more beautiful than ever.
Because Cabo is unstoppable!
Mexican Independence Day Fiesta Coming Up Next Week
If you’re lucky to be in Mexico this month, join us for the biggest fiesta of the year! In celebration of Mexican Independence Day, we’ll be hosting a full week of culinary events related to traditional food from the region of Puebla. All next week, from Monday September 15th through 21st our guests will be able to try a great variety of dishes and set menus including the famous Chile en Nogada and our Chef’s special Mole.
We’ll be hosting a big fiesta on September 15th with a very traditional Mexican Buffet, live music and great ambiance. Other evenings we’ll be offering special set menus to give you an opportunity to try some new and adventuresome Mexican dishes.
It’s a great time to be in Cabo, because in addition to the beach and sun, you get to experience local culture and traditions. And in case you ever wondered why the Mexican Independence Day is celebrated both on the 15th and 16th of September (even though the official holiday falls on the 16th). In order to answer this question, here goes a bit of history:
After three centuries of Spanish oppression, the Mexican nation was getting ready to revolt against the Spanish rule. The plot, led by Catholic priest, Miguel Hidalgo, and army officer, Ignacio Allende, was discovered and Hidalgo was to be arrested. When he received the news, just before dawn on September 16th, 1810, he rang the church bells and called the Indians and mestizos to action by shouting “Mexicanos, viva Mexico!” (Mexicans, long live Mexico!). Since that day, every year at midnight on September 15th, Mexicans shout the “Grito” honoring this call to action that ended in our country’s independence from Spain.
On the 16th of September, you can expect to see military parades and special events throughout the country and Cabo San Lucas is no exception!