By Justine Schock, your guide to the Cabo Social Scene
From musical concerts and food festivals, to restaurant and hotel Grand Openings and over-the-top parties and activities, Cabo always has something new and exciting to see, eat, and experience!
Photo by Diego Urquiza Productions
Abierto Los Cabos – 2019 was another great year for Abierto Los Cabos (AKA the Los Cabos Tennis Open), but in the end, only 3 competitors could take home the coveted tennis ball trophy. Romain Arneodo (Monaco) and Hugo Nys (Monaco) were crowned ATC doubles champions against Dominic Inglot (United Kingdom) and Austin Krajicek (United States) in the first match of the finals. Arneodo and Nys took home a total of $43,120 in prize money and 250 ATP points that will go towards their rankings. Then in the singles category, Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) defeated Taylor Fritz (United States) to win his first title this season, along with a check for $131,430 and 250 ATP points. This 4th edition tournament played out the week of July 29 through August 3 at the Cabo del Mar tennis courts in Cabo San Lucas. Along with the weeklong tennis matches, Abierto Los Cabos hosted a series of posh parties and Cabo-centric photo opportunities throughout the week. This year’s closing celebration was held on Saturday, August 3 at Solaz Resort Los Cabos and was well attended by players and special guests. Congratulations players…we’ll see you next year in Los Cabos! @AbiertoLosCabos
Dog Dayz of Summer at Cachet Beach Club – Cachet Beach Club hosted a Dog Dayz of Summer event benefiting El Ranchito, a no kill temporary home for dogs in San José del Cabo, on Saturday, July 13. The event was sponsored by Cachet Beach Club, Cabo Wine Club, Villa Vista, Wicked Pizza, and Cabo Artisan Soap Company, who all helped collect donations for the animal rescue. Raffle prizes and giveaways included homemade dog treats for all pups, a tumbler, t-shirt and gift certificate from Sancho’s, a sailing tour for two people from Cabo Sailing, custom rings by George Landrum II, gift certificates from Cabo Cantina and Wicked Pizza, fabulous handmade lotion, soaps and lip balm from Cabo Artisan Soap Company, Woofs brand healthy jerky treats, a locally handcrafted dog feeding station from The Pet Nanny Cabo, backpacks of free swag for the first 25 people, and more! More than $800 USD was raised in raffle tickets alone, plus 20% of all consumption from the event was donated to El Ranchito to help with their much-needed building expansion. The event was a great way to relax and spend a fun day at Medano Beach while supporting a worthy cause. @CachetBeachClub @ElRanchitoCabo
District MX Eat + Drink 3 Year Anniversary – District MX Eat + Drink celebrated their 3-year anniversary on July 13 with complimentary champagne and fireworks, and musical entertainment by resident DJ Danny Romo along with Sax Player Benji Cascoli. District MX is a great place to watch your favorite sports game or UFC fight with a fantastic happy hour every day from 4pm to 6pm offering 25% off your entire bill! Their menu features a variety of mouthwatering dishes including wings, sliders, salads, steaks, pastas, Thai green and vegetarian red curries, tuna tartare, and Canadian favorites like poutine, District Caesars, and ribs; all designed with fresh produce from Baja provided by local suppliers. You can tell that Executive Chef Kris Kabush from Vancouver, Canada really cares about everything that comes out of his kitchen. He has even created a test menu with items like Tempura Sushi Roll, a Buddha Bowl, and Szechuan Salmon Rice Bowl. However, this writer especially loves the District Burger on a gluten free bun with their delicious sweet potato fries. District MX also offers a variety of local, international, and Kraft beer along with signature cocktails, and advertises the “coldest beer in town.” The atmosphere at District MX feels like an upscale sports bar and lounge with inviting booths, VIP areas, and outdoor patio seating. Stop by next time you are in San José del Cabo…you won’t be disappointed! @TheDistrictMX
Cabo Sailing Sunset Cruise – Cabo Sailing offers a variety of private and shared snorkeling tours, intimate sunset cruises and professional whale watching excursions for 8-20 guests aboard their fleet of luxurious sailing yachts, ranging from 30 to 42 feet. Destino Los Cabos had the opportunity to set sail on a sunset cruise with Cabo Sailing in early August. We were welcomed by friendly staff, a selection of delicious snacks including chips and salsa, cheeses, crackers, cold meats and olives, and an unlimited open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Our shared sunset sailing cruise was 2 hours long, or they also offer a 3-hour option for private sailing cruises. The evening began cruising along Land’s End, past the Famous Cabo Arch, and Lover’s Beach for photos and sightseeing. Next the sailboat traveled over the Pacific Ocean side where they raised the sails and we experienced some smooth, no motor sailing and views of Cabo’s beautiful beaches before watching another spectacular Cabo sunset and heading back to the marina. Trips depart daily from dock “F” (near Lorenzillo’s restaurant) at the IGY Marina in downtown Cabo San Lucas. Inquire with Cabo Sailing for pricing and special on-line promotions. @CaboSailingDo you know a business or event that should be featured? Contact: DestinoJustine@gmail.com