Casa Dorada Nominated as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Beach Resort at WTA 2015
We are proud and thrilled to announce that our Cabo beachfront resort has been nominated at the World Travel Awards 2015 as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Beach Resort. Voting for the region opened on March 4th 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.
Casa Dorada Los Cabos is the only property in Los Cabos nominated it the Leading Beach Resort category and one of only four Los Cabos resorts nominated across 28 categories in the Mexico & Central America region. Other great news for Los Cabos is that it has been nominated as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Destination for 2015.
Founded in 1993, World Travel Awards (WTA) is considered the Oscars of the Travel Industry. Travel, tourism and hospitality companies from across the globe compete for the prestigious top accolades culminating in several magnificent Gala Presentation Ceremonies. This year’s Latin America Ceremony will take place in Bogota, Colombia on the 9th of October.
Casa Dorada can include this World Travel Award 2015 nomination among its many accolades. We have 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, as well as World’s Leading Beach Resort in 2014. We were also ranked #5 as top Family Hotel and #10 among Mexico’s Top Resorts at Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2011.
Entertainment and Dining Galore Starting Today
As the lunar cycle continues, we are getting ready for this month’s Full Moon Dine & Dance series. Starting tomorrow, 12 Tribes Restaurant will set the stage for an exciting lineup of events that will last for three days. Live music, fantastic cuisine and, of course, the magic of the moon will be some of the items on the agenda.
The action will begin Thursday, March 5th with a Surf & Turf Night. Live entertainment will be provided by Divier Jazz Project offering a sensual and classy ambiance by this talented female artist. Set menu will include Lobster Bisque, Beef Filet and your choice of Lobster or Shrimp, plus Dessert of the Day.
On Friday, the menu turns south and you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of your Mexican Favorites like tacos, sopes, quesadillas, ceviche and much more. The Kimbara band will ensure great ambiance with live guitar tunes while open domestic bar will surely add to the fun.
Closing night will be Saturday, March 7th featuring a special Seafood Menu including Seafood Soup, Seafood Platter (scallops, shrimp, clams) salmon, red snapper paired with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines. La Base rock band will set the stage for plenty of dancing and ambiance for a complete night of fun and entertainment.
All three events will take place from 6-10:30pm and you’ll have an option of a set menu or a la carte selection. Make your reservation through our Concierge.
Romance Is in the Air in Cabo San Lucas
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is surely in the air in Cabo San Lucas! And, frankly, who would be surprised. Fabulous sunny days, beautiful beaches, the sound of the ocean, and nights just chilly enough to have to snuggle up—the perfect recipe for romance in Cabo. And, of course, with a touch of luxury and pampering (always a good ingredient) our Cabo beachfront resort complements the setting perfectly.
For those of you who would like to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a pump, 12 Tribes Restaurant is gearing up to help you make it happen. The romantic ocean view from our terrace and cozy ambiance are a given, while our Executive Chef’s special menu overflows with aphrodisiacs such as sparkling wine, strawberries, and chocolate.
For only $49 USD per person ($69 USD per person with wine pairing) you and your loved one will enjoy a 4-course romantic feast worthy of this special occasion. You can also choose a table right on the beach with the toes-in-the-sand flair for $100 USD per person, but hurry because these tables are filling up fast!
For starters, you’ll enjoy A “Cupid” Tuna Roll OR “Aphrodite” Mixed Salad with strawberries, candied pecan, goat cheese, red wine-poached pear and raspberry vinaigrette. Delicious choices continue during first course with “Venus” Lobster Bisque followed by tender beef filet or Chilean Sea Bass. Chocolate couldn’t possibly be missing from this romantic menu and it is well represented in “My love” three chocolate cake with creamy tequila sauce, served with rose petals ice cream.
What better way to celebrate romance?!
For last-minute reservations, please contact our Concierge.
2014 Turtle Season Crowned with Success
Perfectly shaped for millions of years, Cabo has some of the most secluded beaches – each tucked away safely from the majority of land based predators, creating perfect nesting grounds for sea turtles. The species you are most likely to observe on our Los Cabos beaches is the olive ridley. With an olive green shell averaging 30 inches in length, this omnivore is a dear and welcome visitor to our area.
At Casa Dorada, we are proud to have successfully concluded yet another turtle season, which officially ended on December 31st, although there are still some nests to hatch. During 2014 Casa Dorada protected about 800 olive ridley nests, and more than 76,000 baby turtles were released into the sea. It’s important to mention that only one in a thousand will reach maturity in about 9 to 11 years. The remaining eggs that are yet to hatch are currently maintained in an incubation chamber to protect them from cool winter temperatures.
Casa Dorada has been committed to turtle protection since 2008 when we received and successfully safeguarded our first nest. Much to the delight of staff and guests alike, in October of the same year, a mandate was passed internally to initiate nightly patrols of the entire Cabo San Lucas Bay. This has helped protect nests in particularly tourist-heavy areas, where some nests had to be artificially incubated.
Since then, the Casa Dorada Sanctuary Project has been created and mindfully managed to protect our seafaring friends.
Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions is Possible even on Vacation!
You’ve been looking forward to a sunny Cabo San Lucas vacation for a while now and as you think about our famous guacamole, cerveza and other temptations, you may wonder if your “staying in shape” resolutions will be doomed as soon as you get off the plane.
Well, not necessarily! The good thing about a vacation is that you finally have some free time! Why not use a tiny bit of it to get moving? Working out briefly every day will not only keep you in shape, it will also help alleviate stress so you can have even more fun the other 23-plus hours of your vacation day.
So if you're serious about your fitness regimen and are looking for ideas, at Casa Dorada we’ve got you covered.
In addition to our top-notch gym, there’s Claudio, our go-to fitness guru. His classes happen four times a week: on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
If you’re a yoga fan, you can’t miss his Hatha Yoga Session on the terrace of 12 Tribes. As you breathe and revitalize, you’ll take in the glorious views of the Sea of Cortez and Land’s End. Now THAT’S the way to start your day! Yoga classes start at 8:30am during the week and at 9:30am on Saturdays. Simply sign up at the spa or ask our Concierge.
Also, becoming more and more popular is our weekly Ping Pong Tournament, where participants play poolside for great prizes such as spa coupons, buckets of beer, rounds of cocktails and much more. Let’s talk about motivation!
And of course don’t forget all the other activities you can do while in Cabo: walks on the beach, kayaking the Sea of Cortez, SUPing all the way to the famous Arch, swimming in the sea… the list is endless, and the best part is none of them feel like exercise!
So next time you’re at our Cabo beachfront resort, have fun and stay in shape at the same time. For ongoing and special events and happenings, check our Facebook page and stay tuned.
Casa Dorada New Year’s Eve at a Glance
Happy New Year Everyone! We thought we would give you all some time to get into the 2015, because we know the first few days you were probably still curing the after-party effects and writing 2014 instead of 2015 on your checks.
Well, anyway I think you’re ready now to check out some really cool pictures. Whether you rang in the New Year with us at Casa Dorada, during the CIRCUS PARTY, or want to see what you’d missed, you just have to see our gallery.
We have posted over 100 photographs of the big party on our Facebook Page (Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa). You’ll see many beautiful people, fireworks, dancing, and more.
And if you’re in Cabo San Lucas today, keep in mind that Three Kings Day (Día de los Reyes Magos) is a big deal in Mexico and you’ll see everyone celebrating on January 6th as they munch on the traditional oval-shaped cake, known as Rosca de Reyes.
You can’t miss it!