Destination Update: Los Cabos

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Travel Agent recently met with Rodrigo Esponda, the managing director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board, and other Los Cabos officials in our New York City office. Here’s the latest news out of the destination. 

Los Cabos International Film Festival

Los Cabos will host the film festival this year from November 9-13. The event showcases films from Mexico, Canada, and the United States. This is the fifth year of the festival and this year includes the movie “Jackie,” directed by Pablo Larrain and “Captain Fantastic,” directed by Matt Ross.

The Art of Taste, a Food & Wine Festival

This week The Resort at Pedregal will host its exclusive four-day event with internationally recognized chefs. Guests will have a chance to see cooking demonstrations, enjoy tequila seminars with mixologists, participate in tastings with renowned winemakers and have one-of-a-kind dining experiences.  

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Ironman Competitions

On October 30, Los Cabos will host two Ironman competitions – Ironman and Ironman 70.3. The Ironman will include a 2.4-mile swim, starting at Playa Palmilla, followed by a 112-mile bike ride along the corridor between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas and a 26.2-mile run through the village streets and hotel zone. Ironman 70.3 will include the same routes, but the athletes will only compete half the distances. 

Looking ahead, Los Cabos is set to host other sport related events. Esponda exlained that this coming July, the Extreme Sailing Series will be coming to the Americas for the first time. For more information, visit http://www.extremesailingseries.com/

Hotel Update

According to the Los Cabos Tourism Board, Los Cabos currently has 15,000 hotel rooms. Esponda explained that in the next two years, Los Cabos will add 3,800 rooms to the destination. Los Cabos will also welcome the destination's first Nobu Hotel in 2017 in Cabo San Lucas. The destination also has 14 signature golf courses and three marinas.