Los Cabos, Mexico Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 45
Total Sleeping Rooms 7,921
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 902
Committable Meeting Rooms* 20
Average Hotel Room Rate MXN 3,468
Average Daily Meal Cost MXN 1,372
Average Weekly Car Rental MXN 1,802
*Maximum for a single hotel

Los Cabos, Mexico Meeting Planning Overview

Located at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos is known for its breathtaking landscape, full of shimmering waters, rugged mountains and golden sands. But its stunning scenery is just an added bonus for meeting and event planners, who know that amidst the awe-inspiring views and ruby sunsets await top-notch modern meeting facilities. In fact, Los Cabos as a whole has been experiencing a recent surge of construction, leading to new luxury resorts, residential properties, restaurants and unique meeting venues.

Among the brand-new options are the new Cabo Azul Resort & Spa, which boasts 148 villas on beachfront property, the 656-suite Barceló Los Cabos Palace Deluxe, offering over just 1,120 square meters of meeting space, and the posh 66-room Capella Pedregal Hotel, an intimate retreat just steps away from downtown Cabo San Lucas. Meanwhile, plans are underway for The Ritz-Carlton Los Cabos, Quivira, a 200-room oceanfront resort. Set to open in 2011, the sprawling property will boast a fully-equipped business center, over 740 square meters of ballroom space, three meeting rooms and a boardroom, not to mention a 1,672-square-meter spa, boutique shops and several dining options.

Leading the way in existing Los Cabos convention facilities are top meeting hotels such as the Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos. Located in Cabo San Lucas, this 249-room resort boasts a total of nine indoor meeting rooms for events of up to 1,110 guests, as well as four open-air meeting areas spread across its landscaped grounds. Meanwhile, in Cabo del Sol, the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort features 270 rooms, over 1,600 square meters of indoor space and three outdoor meeting areas accommodating events of 100 to 300 guests.

Of course no conference in Los Cabos is complete without giving attendees a chance to get out and experience the scenery. Luckily, a number of eco tour groups, sightseeing boats and excursion specialists are on hand to host groups of all types and sizes. Set sail on the 44-meter-long, triple deck catamaran known as Caborey, which can accommodate everything from casino parties to awards ceremonies for up to 600 guests. Plan the ultimate team bonding experience with Baja Wild, whose top-ranked tours range from snorkeling visits to Cabo Pulmo Marine Park to hiking trips among the waterfalls of Sierra La Laguna. Planners can also kick things up a notch as only Los Cabos can by hosting a lively night of dinner at dancing at restaurants such as Mi Casa, Local Eight and La Panga Antigua, which can even add tequila tastings to the night's agenda.

This laidback Los Cabos lifestyle is easily accessible, making events in the region a stress free experience from start to finish. The San Jose del Cabo International Airport serves approximately three million passengers each year thanks to non-stop and easy connection flights from the continental United States and Canada. Once landed, guests find driving easy thanks to the four-lane Corridor highway, which has been recently improved with more safety features. At the same time, taxi cabs serve the entire region 24 hours a day.

The economy of Los Cabos used to rely heavily on fishing, but recently it has changed directions toward tourism. Sport fishing and golf, though, remain key attractions of this coastal region.

About Los Cabos, Mexico / Additional Info

Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula just about 1,600 kilometers south of San Diego, Los Cabos is nestled between two bodies of water, the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez. Home to just over 164,000 people, Los Cabos is made up of three distinct areas: the upbeat and trendy Cabo San Lucas in the southwest, laidback town of San Jose del Cabo in the northeast and the 32-kilometer-long Corridor that runs between the two. A true outdoor playground, the entire region is brimming with shimmering sands, rugged cliffs, quiet coves, world-class golf courses and historic architecture.

In addition to admiring this breathtaking landscape, guests can truly immerse themselves in the Los Cabos environment thanks to a number of eco tour and adventure expedition options. Thrill seekers can really get an adrenaline rush on the Outdoor Adventure. Offered by Cabo Adventures, this zip line expedition through the Boca de Sierra Biosphere Reserve features challenging climbing walls, swings and a 550-meter zip line. Enjoy a bird's eye view of the Baja Peninsula during a 3,960-meter drop through the air with SkyDive El Sol, or keep things closer to the ground with a lesson from the experts at Mike Doyle Surf School.

For a more relaxing tour of the Los Cabos scenery, visitors can find a number of companies that offer less challenging activities. See wild animals and exotic desert plants on the Pacific Beach Horseback Tour offered at Rancho Carisuva. Tio Sports offers a colorful snorkeling adventure to top snorkel spots such as the Playa del Amor, Chileno Bay and Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, home of the only living coral reef in western North America. Or visitors can stay above the water aboard the Buccaneer Queen. This stunning replica of an 18th century pirate ship offers sunset cruises that sail past the famous El Arco stone formation.

For as much as they are active, Los Cabos locals also know how to unwind. The region features nearly 30 world-class spas that offer facials, massages, cleansing treatments and more. Try "vinotherapy" at the SOMMA Wine Spa at the Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos, where wines from the Mediterranean and Baja California are infused in treatments. Visit the 1,395-square-meter spa at Marquis Los Cabos, which uses indigenous ingredients in its healing massages, hydrotherapy baths, body treatments and more. For a different take, indulge in a little retail therapy at Luxury Avenue in Cabo San Lucas or The Shoppes at Palmilla in San Jose del Cabo, where guests can find high-end retailers and unique boutiques.

After working up a healthy appetite, visitors to Los Cabos can take advantage of the region's five-star dining scene. With its seaside location, Los Cabos cuisine focuses on seafood, accented by fresh chiles and exotic herbs and spices characteristic to pre-Columbian and Spanish cultures. Enjoy this unique marriage of flavors at establishments such as La Pangua Antigua, Local Eight and Mi Casa, one of the most popular Mexican restaurants in the region. Then end the night right at one of the area's famed club venues, which range from the wild Giggling Marlin to upscale Office on the Beach. As the sun sets over the water, guests understand why in Los Cabos it's more than easy to "leave it all behind."

 
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