By Justine Schock, your guide to the Cabo Social Scene
WILD CANYON ADVENTURE PARK – Calling all adrenaline junkies, if you haven’t been to Wild Canyon Adventure park, it’s time to add it to your Cabo bucket list! I had the opportunity to visit the park and ride the Monster Ziplines last month. On that particular day, guides Agustin, Gus, Gene, Chris and Miguel helped us make our way through the canyon with all the education, safety consciousness, and fun that I have come to expect from Wild Canyon staff. There are eight lines in total that crisscross back and forth over the deep canyon, including one shorter practice line. Some lines are designed for single riders, while the others are for 2- 3 people at a time. If ziplines aren’t your thing, they also have a giant swing, ATVs, bungee jumping, camel rides, an Animal Sanctuary and more. The Animal Sanctuary recently received a new family member named Priscila, a giant 14-year-old desert turtle. Repeat park goers take note, the old entrance under El Tule bridge was washed away during Tropical Storm Lidia. There is now a new entrance across from the Dreams Resort (look for the Cocos Frios). When your day of adventure is over, don’t forget to stop by the Lion’s Den Restaurant to pick up a copy of Destino Magazine and enjoy the incredible views of the Canyon, with a refreshing cocktail or any of their delicious food options.
SABOR A CABO – Known by local foodies as the “event of the year”, Sabor A Cabo held their annual International food and wine festival on Saturday, December 9. The event was held at Quivira Los Cabos, a resort community on the Pacific Ocean side of the Baja peninsula, just north of downtown Cabo San Lucas. There were more than 50 participating restaurants this year split up into zones of similar cuisine. As always, there was an extensive assortment of wines, tequilas and mezcals, along with traditional cocktails. The event concluded with an exciting performance by musical legends Earth, Wind and Fire, who got fans both young and old on their feet singing and dancing! Their website explains, “From the very beginning, the primary goal has been to support local charities in which all proceeds from Sabor A Cabo have been donated to organizations working within this area for over 12 years.” Proceeds from this year’s event will go to local fire fighters and the Red Cross. SaborACabo.com
BLANC BLOWOUT & BEAUTY SALON GRAND OPENING – Although they have been open for a while, Blanc Blowout & Beauty Salon officially celebrated their grand opening on Monday, December 11. Owner Neysa Quintana McCaleb created the salon along with successful sister company Blanc Bridal Salon, which specializes in on location bridal hair and makeup services. The new Blanc Blowout & Beauty Salon offers services including hair color, haircuts for both men and women, blowouts and hairstyling of all kinds, professional makeup for any occasion, manicures and pedicures, and custom spray tanning with contouring. Open daily from 9:00am – 7:00pm. Closed Sunday. Call for an appointment with one of their three awesome stylists; Jessie Moore, Anna Cruise or Jenna Bender. (624) 131-3457
VICTORIA’S SECRET GRAND OPENING – The first Victoria’s Secret location in Los Cabos opened at Luxury Avenue Mall on Thursday, November 30. A long line of customers anxiously waited to get their first glimpse of this iconic pink and black storefront. The Cabo store is smaller than what many are accustomed to in the United States, and carries a selection of panties, bags and scents. Sorry ladies…no bras or athletic apparel. Don’t forget to stop by to welcome this new business and pick up a few sexy gifts just in time for Valentine’s Day!
DRESSED TO THE K-9’s – The Los Cabos Humane Society celebrated their 12th annual “Dressed to the K-9’s” party on Friday, December 8 around the De Cortez Pool Deck at the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda Del Mar Resort. This year’s theme was a “Christmas in White Party” which invited guests to wear stunning white suits and party dresses. The event included a cocktail reception followed by a dinner buffet with elaborate food stations created by the De Cortez Restaurant, and live musical performances by Dueto Canelo and local rock band Totoy. Thanks to ticket sales, silent auction and the raffle, the LCHS raised around $40,000usd which will be used to pay the salaries of their hard-working staff and for local spay and neuter programs. Recent education efforts have been very successful, resulting in a 500% increase in local adoptions in the last 3 months! The LCHS has been around for 25 years and has helped countless homeless animals in and around Los Cabos. Stay tuned for more exciting fundraisers, including their annual Paws and Claws event this April.
Visit www.loscaboshumanesociety.com for more information and on how to donate, adopt, and volunteer!
LIGA MAC CHRISTMAS FIESTA – Liga MAC A.C. celebrated their Christmas Fiesta on Tuesday, December 5, at the Shoppes at Palmilla. Fiesta attendees were invited to bring toys and school supplies for the children Liga MAC has helped throughout 2017, via their Basic Needs and Medical Aid programs. Over 400 toys were received and distributed by Santa Claus later in the month at an invite only Posada party. Executive Director Elva Haro explains Liga MAC’s mission “helping the low-income families and individuals of San Jose del Cabo to ensure that they are well-nourished, have access to medical care, and to provide children and adults with the opportunity to continue their education.” Visit www.ligamac.org for more information and ways you can help!