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On Thanksgiving Day, we reflect on things that we are grateful for.  To me it is the importance of family.  I have learned that it is not what I have in life but who I have in my life that counts.  The time I have with my boys is priceless and a blessing I hold dear to my heart.  I am also grateful for my extended Luxury Villa Collections family and that is you!

Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours.
Melissa Verdugo and Your Luxury Villa Collections team

Below are some photos of our team members with  families, we wish a wonderful Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

Melissa Verdugo, owner, with her family

Melissa Verdugo, owner, with her family

Marco Hernandez, Guest Services Manager, with his family

Marco Hernandez, Guest Services Manager, with his family

Martin Clerici, Concierge, with his mother

Martin Clerici, Concierge, with his mother

Gonzalo Zabalegui, Destination Specialist, with his boyfriend

Gonzalo Zabalegui, Destination Specialist, with his boyfriend

Raquel Castro, Controller, with her kids

Raquel Castro, Controller, with her kids

Ana Paula Gonzales, Operations Manager, with her family

Ana Paula Gonzales, Operations Manager, with her family

Alex from Housekeeping with his family

Alex from Housekeeping with his family

Lupe from Housekeeping with her family

Lupe from Housekeeping with her family

Ivette from Housekeeping with her family

Ivette from Housekeeping with her family

Carlos from Maintenance with his family

Carlos from Maintenance with his family

Romana Lilic, our Social Media Manager, got married this year. This is her family.

Romana Lilic, our Social Media Manager, got married this year. This is her family.

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Thanksgiving in Paradise

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Holiday season is starting, and we are excited!  Winter in Los Cabos is our favorite time of the year, the weather is perfect, with an average of 83F during the day, and our friends and families come and visit us to celebrate holidays, special occasions and winter getaways together.  After the Halloween and Day of The Dead celebrations, Thanksgiving is approaching fast, and at Luxury Villa Collections we are getting everything ready to give you a warm welcome in Los Cabos.  Perhaps Thanksgiving under the sun in Cabo will become your new favorite family tradition?  It is ours!

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Thanksgiving is probably one of the most special holidays for our friends from the US.  We know how important it is to celebrate Thanksgiving the right way; with a delicious turkey dinner, pumpkin and pecan pies, sweet potato and more.  Our Private Chefs have been creating amazing Thanksgiving dinners for our friends, families and guests, and they have all said it was the most special celebration ever.  So, escape the cold and celebrate with us by the beach!

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Even if Thanksgiving is not a Mexican holiday, in Cabo it has become an important date when we celebrate with our friends – you know how we are – we will never say no to a good celebration or a delicious meal!

How do you like to celebrate Thanksgiving?  Be it with an intimate dinner with family and friends, or with a casual celebration and a night on the town, your Luxury Villa Collections team will organize everything for you, so you can celebrate just the way you like it.  A Private Chef’s service at your villa or a dinner reservations and transportation will be arranged for you, so you don’t need to worry about anything.

On behalf of our team at Luxury Villa Collections we are very grateful for the trust you have given us in making your vacation days, the best and we would like to wish you Happy Thanksgiving!  We look forward to your visit in Los Cabos, we can hear the beach calling your name!

>> For more information on Cabo San Lucas luxury vacation homes, booking your Thanksgiving Dinner, Dinner Table Set-up and/or Private Chef, or if you have any other inquiry about vacation rentals or property management services in Cabo San Lucas, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be glad to help! Email us at info@luxuryvillacollections.com or call us at: USA Toll Free: 888-264-1827, USA: 619-819-6178, or Mexico: 624-105-9100.

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Los Cabos International Film Festival 2015

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Every year in November, Los Cabos turns into the focus of worldwide attention thanks to the Los Cabos International Film Festival, an event dedicated to presenting and promoting the movie industry of Mexico, United States and Canada.  Under the quote “Come to see what the neighbors are doing” this is the first film festival in Mexico focusing only on North America’s work where a lot of showcases, meetings, and business exchanges occur in one place.  Many national and international movies stars and celebrities visit the festival each year, and this year, you will be able to see in Los Cabos Liam Neeson, Jared Leto, Ewan McGregor, Cindy Lauper and others.  The festival will present 45 films between 11 and 15 of November, so get ready for a fantastic week!

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From November 11th to 15th 2015, Los Cabos will become the primary destination with national and international films, galas and red carpets.  Partners from Mexico, United States, Canada and people from around the world will participate in this magnificent festival in the beautiful paradise of Los Cabos to showcase the best of film industry with national and international movie premieres in Mexico and Latin America.

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Los Cabos International Film Festival is known as being the festival with most competitions and awards in Latin America, and this year won’t be the exception.  For the fourth year running, the Festival will present the categories Cabos In Progress and Cabos Discovery for films on post-production for Mexican films or co-produced with Mexico, as well as a new section Tastes, Outdoor Screenings and others.  This year the value of prizes and awards is a total of USD $320,920.  They have also selected the candidates for inclusion of Los Cabos Goes to Cannes to show their films at the most important film market in the world.

The galas for Los Cabos International Film Festival’s 4th Edition have been announced, and we are so excited for the list of films we’ll be able to see in Los Cabos, and attend the accompanying events.  Every night we will be able enjoy all the glamour and sparkles on the red carpet where directors, critics and celebrities from all around join this festival.

Premieres at the Los Cabos International Film Fest Galas:

Demolition by Jean-Marc Vallée, Latin American Premiere on Wednesday 11, Opening Gala.

Carol by Todd Haynes will be the opening gala on Thursday 12th, premiere in Latin America.

Remember by Atom Egoyan, Gala on Friday 13th, premiere in Mexico.

Steve Jobs by Danny Boyle, Gala on Saturday 14th, the closing gala, premiere in Mexico.

Save the date for one of the best film festivals in Mexico that is evolving year by year and make sure to enjoy the best films during the festival, where Los Cabos turns into the primary spot of Mexico to best of the movie industry.

Get your tickets for Los Cabos International Film Festival and more info here.

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Baby Turtle Release Experience in Baja

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If you’ve been to Baja, you know that this is truly one of a kind place with stunning nature. We look forward to seasonal visitors like Gray Whales who travel from the polar north to the warm waters of the Pacific every year during winter. We welcome nomad birds that visit the peninsula to rest from long journeys, whale sharks and of course, Sea Turtles. These legendary reptiles visit Baja’s coasts regularly to nest and lay their eggs on several beaches of the region. If you are in Baja between August and November, you might participate at the baby turtle release as well. We participated in one of such releases in Todos Santos, and here is some more from our experience.

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There are seven species of sea turtles, and six of these arrive to lay eggs each year on beaches across Mexico. The Olive Ridley Sea Turtle and the Leatherback Sea Turtle are the only two species that lay their eggs on Baja’s coasts where every turtle’s nest may contain up to 200 eggs!

The most amazing thing is that after traveling around the world the female turtles return to the precise location where they were born to lay their eggs. This journey is a very important part of their life, and that’s the reason for special associations in Los Cabos who work to save and preserve the beaches and turtle’s nests from predators to ensure the reproduction of these beautiful reptiles.

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One of the most important association in Los Cabos is ASUPMATOMA A.C., a non-profit association located on Rancho Punta San Cristobal, located between Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos highway, where they protect 4.5 km of the beach from July to December to investigate and protect sea turtles. Over the past 17 years, ASUPMATOMA has achieved to collect and rescue 7,000 sea turtles nests and release more than 560,000 baby turtles, promoting the ambient culture of preserving these magnificent reptiles.

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ASUPMATOMA team constantly invite locals and tourist to experience this one of a kind experience, where you can help baby turtles reach the beach and begin their life journey by the sea. In the beginning, the team will give you the welcome to Rancho Punta San Cristobal with a brief explanation, the most important info and what you have to know about sea turtles and their nests and how they work to help preserve turtle eggs.

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If you would like to participate, you can help!  They will teach you how to help baby turtles to leave the nest. With a brief class and special care, you can dig into the nest and help baby turtles to reach the surface. After finishing this activity, you will help them to reach the beach and wait for the waves to make the rest of the job and to take them to their new home, the sea.

Most of this happens in the afternoon, and the turtle release has to be at sunset, because the heat and sunlight can dehydrate them and cause injuries on the baby turtles.

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What you have to know:
– In Mexico, it’s a federal crime if you manipulate sea turtles and turtle eggs, if you see one, you can pass the information to authorities or associations in charge.
– It’s an important thing if you find a nest or a baby turtle by the beach, alert people who work on this projects and help supervise that it reaches the waves.
– Don’t touch or grab baby turtles with your hands, you can affect them, and they can pass their bacteria to you.
– If you help on a Turtle Release activity, you can take pictures but don’t use the flash on your camera or phone, because the light can hurt them or distract them.
– It’s important that baby turtles reach the sea by themselves, this way they will start their journey of life.

Baby turtle release to the ocean is such a beautiful experience that must be on every traveler’s bucket list! If you want to live it during you vacation days in Cabo San Lucas, we can help you and organize a visit to Rancho Punta San Cristobal and help ASUPMATOMA in this great cause preserving turtle nests in Baja California Sur, they will appreciate your help, and you will take home the unforgettable memories.


For more Baja travel tips, transportation and vacation ideas, don’t hesitate to send us an email to  info@luxuryvillacollections.com, or visit our website www.luxuryvillacollections.com for Los Cabos vacation rental recommendations.

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Since 1997, every year the month of October turns into Pink October, in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This cause started as a single 5K Race for Awareness and year by years has grown and finally convert as a global trend, where everyone supports this important cause as well as the Pink October annual campaign.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year, according to the World Health Organization.  One of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, making this the second cause of death among women around the world.  Here in Los Cabos local hospitals support this global campaign, inviting and creating awareness of breast cancer detection, inviting women to make the necessary tests and making special promotions encouraging women to early detection.

Thanks to the strong and committed local community in Los Cabos, there are a lot of local associations and foundations that help people in need.  On this Pink October month we would like to focus on those special associations that help and support women in the most needed communities of Los Cabos:

Sarahuaro A.C.

Sarahuaro was founded in 2005 by two friends from Los Cabos who had a vision of bringing better education to women impacted by poverty. It began with simple classes in life skills and handcrafted work.  Later they obtained the Mexican nonprofit status of Civil Association (A.C.), and thanks to this, the association was able to increase its reach to more local communities.

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Sarahuaro team

Mission: The mission of Fundación Sarahuaro is to support temporarily women through educational activities, to develop skills that enable them to improve themselves, their families, and their community.  Today Sarahuaro offers a variety of educational programs for women in San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.  They have added “La Cocina” (The Kitchen) a special program that helps with the health and food security of Sarahuaro women and their children since 2012.

To help or make a special donation or contact them, you can visit: http://www.sarahuaro.org/donate-now/

The Women Wellness Foundation of Los Cabos A.C.

This is a Mexican Civil Association (A.C.) that brings medical care and rehabilitation for women, focusing on breast and cervical cancer for all women with socioeconomic status without access to specialized medical attention.

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Los Cabos Wellness Foundation team

Mission: Bring programs of information, education, and prevention about health care and humanitarian assistance to women and families of all ages in the community of Los Cabos.

To help or make a special donation you can contact them to teresa.wieck@gmail.com or carmenzer@yahoo.com.mx or visit their blog: https://loscaboswomenswellness.wordpress.com/

Por Ti Mujer A.C.

Por Ti Mujer A.C. is a shelter for women and children who have decided not to live anymore in a domestic violence, finding a place of comprehensive rehabilitation achieving their emotional and financial independence, focusing on gender equality and women rights.

Mission:
We are committed to improve the overall situation of women in Los Cabos, based on gender equality, free from violence and human rights association.
To help or make a special donation you can contact them at portimujerac@hotmail.com

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For us at Luxury Villa Collection this is an important issue in Los Cabos local community, and we recognize the great effort that these associations bring to people in need.  If you love Los Cabos and if you’d like to help, please take a moment to see the work of the communities above and support their work.  Any donation makes a difference.  Thank you all.

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Los Cabos is the perfect place for travelers looking to experience new things, with a wide variety of water activities that you can enjoy here the chances are infinite.  But what about the land activities?  Can you imagine riding the camel on a sandy beach in Los Cabos?  Did you know that Los Cabos Canyon Bridge is the longest wooden pedestrian and ATV hanging bridge in the world?

Traveling to a place full of beautiful beaches gives you the opportunity to enjoy the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean in unnumbered options.  But if you’re looking for another kind of adventures and experiences, Los Cabos has it all for you as well!  With its unparalleled location, this piece of paradise is located between two seas and makes an amazing combination of desert and sea, perfect to enjoy the adventure and rush of land activities.

Live your vacation to the fullest with the activities that “the other side” of Cabo has for you.  Discover the beautiful desert landscapes, the extraordinary beauty of the natural rock formations and the wonderful sand dunes.  In this blog post, we have selected the most exciting Land Activities to try in the Los Cabos.  We hope you like them and encourage you to try them!  Our Luxury Villa Collections concierges will be happy to organize them for you!

5 Desert Activities in Los Cabos You Need To Try

1. Hiking

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Looking up north from Los Cabos, you will see the majestic Sierra de la Laguna, a place that invites you to enjoy a fantastic eco-tourism adventure.  Hiking is the perfect way to explore the beauty of the mountain range of Sierra La Laguna, a worldwide known UNESCO biosphere reserve.  Your guide will lead you along the canyon path to discover the amazing and famous waterfall that falls into a large natural pool where you can swim.  This place a natural oasis that exists in the middle of the desert called “Canyon de la Zorra.”

2. ATVs

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Enjoy the beauty of Los Cabos driving through the mountains, canyons and sand dunes.  You can ride on a desert path where you can explore the surroundings and discover views that only Los Cabos can offer.  At the amazing ATV tours, you can admire the desert nature of Baja and explore the beauty of this rugged environment, accept the challenge and live this adventure!

3. Camel Ride

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Enjoy a unique tour that will make you feel like on a safari.  The camel ride is an unforgettable eco-adventure in Cabo!  Enjoy a ride along the beach, discovering the best of nature admiring the big waves crashing on the beach.  You will be guided along the seashore in small groups in this exciting adventure and don’t worry about the sun, you’ll be taken care of with enough protection.

4. Zip line

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Come and feel the real adrenaline in Cabo!  Did you know that in Los Cabos we have Mexico’s longest, highest and fastest zip line?  Setting in a beautiful and well-preserved oasis that is part of the UNESCO protected biosphere you’ll enjoy this experience to the fullest.  Fall in love with the amazing views that Baja nature has to offer and enjoy the full view from above.

5. Mountain Biking

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If you’re a pro or a first-time biker, you will enjoy the excitement of the Mountain Bike Adventure in Cabo.  With expert guides, you will be set-up on an all-terrain bike fitted just for you.  And after the basic instructions, you will enjoy a ride through the best of Baja California Peninsula nature, ride along cactus lines, tracks and discover hidden beaches overlooking the Pacific.  You will be amazed by the extraordinary nature on “the other” side of the Baja.

Photos: Camel ride & Mountain bike tours, Zip Line & Longest Walking bridge, ATV tours, Canyon de la Zorra hiking.


For more Baja travel tips, transportation and vacation ideas, don’t hesitate to send us an email to  info@luxuryvillacollections.com, or visit our website www.luxuryvillacollections.com for Los Cabos vacation rental recommendations.

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Fishing Tournaments in Los Cabos, Fall 2015

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We can say that here in Los Cabos we enjoy good fishing all year round, but October is when the big fishing season starts, and everyone is already preparing their final details for the upcoming Fishing Tournaments in Los Cabos.  That’s right, the big tournaments are back and we are ready to see what the 2015 fishing will bring to participating anglers!

The Sea of Cortez makes the perfect setting to enjoy the best of sport fishing in Baja and Los Cabos, making it famous around the world to experience the best of this challenging sport.  That’s why this destination has earned the nickname as the “World Capital of Marlin”.

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The calendar is full this year, thanks to the well-known yearly events, like the world famous Bisbee’s Black and Blue Tournament, probably the most famous and with so far historically the biggest payouts. Another exciting news is that Los Cabos is pleased to announce Carey Chen is the official marine artist this year in Los Cabos Billfish Tournament and the Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic, where you can take home some of his limited edition prints!

We can agree that this is one of the most expected seasons in Cabo, where fishermen and friends come from all around the world to prove their skills on the sea.

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Here’s a list of the upcoming fishing events in Los Cabos, if you are not planning to attend as a fisherman, come for the fun and all the events surrounding the tournaments!

Los Cabos Billfish Tournament, Oct 13th to 17th, 2015

The first Los Cabos Billfish Tournament was held back in 1999 and it was quickly recognized and accepted among the fishermen around the world.  With three days of fishing, all teams compete to collect the most billfish points per pound; the score is posted online so everyone can see what’s happen day by day.  The eligible species are blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin, striped marlin, dorado and many others.  The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament offers three different options to participate, you can enter in one or all three. Check more at www.marlingmag.com

Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore, October 16th to 18th, 2015

Known as the “Little Bisbee’s” and frequently used as a warm-up for the big event the following week.  This two-day event expects around 70 teams every year to fight for a purse of over $300,000 in cash awards.  This tournament focuses on the big sport fishing species like the black, blue and striped marlin, sailfish, tuna and dorado.  The tournament dates are from October 17th to 18th and the registration are open until October 16th. www.bisbees.com

Bisbee’s Black & Blue Oct 20-24, 2015

The Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournament is the world’s richest fishing tournament held every year in October, this well known worldwide tournament has positioned Los Cabos as a remarkable place for sport fishing with its five full days of fishing, events and parties.  Fun fact is that in 2006, the cash jackpot was the biggest prize in the history of sport fishing with $4.1 million, marking Baja and the Sea of Cortez as the world’s richest fishing tournament.  As its name says, this is a fishing tournament where only blue and black marlin species are caught and weighed.  Cabo San Lucas town and marina makes the perfect backdrop for this event where the party never ends. You can check all the details on www.bisbees.com

Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot, November 4th to 7th, 2105

The annual Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot with over 12 years of history, this fishing tournament brings top anglers thanks to their big cash prizes over $650,000 and other optional jackpots.  This is the cheapest tournament in Los Cabos to enter with the $800 USD minimum entry fee and that’s the reason why many fishermen come from around the world.  This year they are expecting every year around 100 teams competing for the numerous prizes! “Fish hard, party harder” For more info visit: www.loscabostunajackpot.com

Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic, November 17th to 20th, 2015

This fishing tournament is the first of its kind in Mexico, because there is no entry fee to Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic, all fans of fishing can participate. The teams compete to catch a record size Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo or Marlin on the daily jackpots.  Everyone feels the excitement on the four fishing days for the big prizes starting at $40,000 in cash and lots of great prizes!  More info here.

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7 Travel Gadgets for Your Vacation in Cabo

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People who love to travel (like you and me), are always looking for the best way to enjoy their vacation.  Travel essentials like bikini or swimsuit, a hat, and a pair of sunglasses are necessary, of course.  But what about some tech gadgets for the beach so that you can have the most out of your vacations?

There are plenty of devices available for just about anything. We have selected seven perfect travel gadgets for your beach vacations in Cabo, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

1.  Sand-free mat

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Forget the sand and dust!  The CGear sand-free mat has been developed for all who love the outdoors.  It has a resilient dual-layer weave, for extra comfort we recommend you use a towel on top of it.  We love it because it keeps the sand away from the car and your home.

2. GoPro

Do you enjoy adventure activities and share your experiences?  With the GoPro, you can capture the best of your vacations whether you decide to take pictures or record an adventurous video in high-quality.  Show your best underwater videos with its waterproof case, perfect for your snorkeling tour in Los Cabos!  Everyone who loves adventure should have one of this!

3. iSwimband

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The iSwimband provides extra protection for everybody in the water. The band is a wearable drowning detection device with Bluetooth compatibility.  How does it work?  With the help of the app on the phone, this device alerts you if a swimmer has been under the water for too long, or if a non-swimmer has entered the water.  This method works up to 100-feet line-of-sight range, excellent to supervising kids by the pool and the beach.

4. Mighty speaker

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Enjoy your water adventures with the best soundtrack!  The Mighty Speaker is a complete waterproof speaker perfect for water activities, and it floats in the water too.  This device is sand proof, ideal four your vacation days in Cabo and of course for all the water activities.

5. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

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Vacations can be a good time to enjoy an excellent book.  For book lovers, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite will help you enjoy your reading session without the extra weight for your luggage and the sun glare on the beach.  Perfect for outdoor reading, plus this gadget is pack with a long battery life that make it a better option than tablets.

6. Brown Dog Gadgets Solar Charger

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With 350 sunny days in Cabo you can take advantage of the power of the solar chargers;  keep your batteries to the fullest with the Brown Dog Solar Charger, perfect for your phones and iPads.  This sun-powered gadget charges your devices via USB port.

7. LifeProof Cases

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Last but not least!  The LifeProof Cases for your personal devices, offering all the protection to keep your iPhone, Android, iPads and all touch screen devices safe. Being in the outdoor, you can prevent all kinds of scratches and shocks with such cases, including sand and water.

Which is your favorite gadget for the beach?  Let us know in the comments below and we’ll add it to the list!


 

For more Baja travel tips, transportation and vacation ideas, don’t hesitate to send us an email to  info@luxuryvillacollections.com, or visit our website www.luxuryvillacollections.com for Los Cabos vacation rental recommendations.

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12 Hours in La Paz, Mexico

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Wondering what else can you discover during your vacation in Los Cabos?  We recommend a day trip to La Paz, a beautiful coastal Baja town.  La Paz is famous for the turquoise color and tranquility of the water that surrounds it.  The admiring crystal clear waters make it a natural beauty worth of discovering, a perfect place to fully relax and enjoy all kind of water activities.

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La Paz is the capital of Baja California Sur, located just 2 hours from Cabo San Lucas.  It’s a complete travel experience full of adventure and culture for travelers who seek peace and tranquility on their vacation and would like to explore another side of Mexican culture.  La Paz is positioned in a bay of the Sea of Cortez, full of amazing landscapes, beautiful beaches, and colorful sunsets.

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Jacques Cousteau named the Sea of Cortez the “World’s Aquarium“, thanks to the wide range of marine animal species that live in it.  It is considered one of the five largest marine ecosystems of highest productivity and biological diversity in the world.

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A scenic drive from Cabo San Lucas to the North, taking the main road from the tip of the Baja driving along the Pacific Ocean, this is an extraordinary road trip that we always enjoy.  You will be amazed by the powerful contrast between the sea, the desert and lush oases, just some of the extraordinary things in Baja that never cease to amaze us.

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What you can’t miss in La Paz:

  • Visit one of the beautiful beaches of La Paz, recognized by its calm and bright colors.  The most popular are Balandra Bay (my favorite), El Caimancito, El Tesoro, Pichilingue, and Tecolote.  Balandra is a stunning and peaceful bay with fine white sand, famous for the turquoise waters and the “Mushroom stone”.  Thanks to its calm sea, this place is perfect to practice stand-up paddle and kayak.
  • A walk on the popular boardwalk “Malecon”.  The 5 km long El Malecon is a favorite place for locals and visitors alike, great for long sunset walks by the sea, bicycling, roller-blading and other recreational activities.  A boardwalk is full of local restaurants, bars, shops, parks and beautiful art sculptures; you can enjoy a delicious ice cream, or a “raspado” a typical Mexican treat.
  • Local restaurants.  You have to try some of the local food and live the experience of flavors.  La Paz is a place full of traditional Mexican food places and famous for their seafood dishes, like fish tacos, sashimi, clams and more.  Some of our favorite restaurants are: Nim, Azul Marino, Buffalo BBQ, El Rancho Viejo, Tres Virgenes, El Bismarkcito and some others.
  • Visit a cultural and/or historic place.  For travelers seeking to learn more about the town, we recommend a visit to the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de La Paz (Our Lady of La Paz Cathedral), an important part of Mexico’s history.  It was founded in 1720 as La Paz de Airapi Mission marking the work of evangelization developed during the era of New Spain.
  • Enjoy the sunset.  La Paz is known as “The City of 365 sunsets”, so don’t forget to take a moment to enjoy at least one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see.  The boardwalk makes it a perfect spot to admire this natural spectacle full of natural lights and colors.

After a lovely beach day and a perfect evening delighting in local cuisine, it’s time to go back to Cabo, where your private villa is waiting for you.

For more Baja travel tips, transportation and vacation ideas, don’t hesitate to send us an email to  info@luxuryvillacollections.com, or visit our website www.luxuryvillacollections.com for Los Cabos vacation rental recommendations.

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Pet Friendly Vacations in Cabo San Lucas

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What to do with your pet when you go on vacations?  Bring it with you of course!  If you own or have ever owned a pet, you know that they are part of your family, and it’s very hard to leave them behind.  The key for traveling with your pet is finding the right destination for you and your little friend, a place where you will be in total comfort, enjoying the place, the attractions and activities as much as possible.

We’re happy that Los Cabos, famous for its spectacular beaches, the cuisine, and its golf courses, is also a good and very caring pet friendly vacation destination.  And for us at Luxury Villa Collections it is very important to make your vacation enjoyable for the entire family, including your beloved pets.

Our Casa Oceano is a comfortable and elegant pet friendly home, located in the beautiful community of Palmilla in San Jose del Cabo.  At this luxury private villa you can enjoy spectacular views of the 5th fairway of Jack Nicklaus’s Palmilla Ocean Golf Course, and a large private terrace with entertaining area, a BBQ, a palapa covered dining area, lounge seating and of course a beautiful pool, with a low ‘pet friendly area’, and a deep one for you!  It is a perfect Cabo vacation villa for you and your loved ones.

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Beside the villa itself, Los Cabos has a bunch of pet friendly attractions for both of you.  If you plan on traveling with your dog, you can take him/her with you almost anywhere!  For example popular restaurant Mango Deck, located at El Medano Beach is a good place to hang out and a good place for your puppy; they have a “mascota” seating area in the sand with umbrellas to keep them out of the hot sun.  Among other pet friendly places in Cabo San Lucas, we also recommend two places (that we regularly visit with our dogs) at the Cabo San Lucas marina: Captain Tony’s restaurant and Tiki Bar, where dogs are welcome.  After a nice walk around the Cabo Marina, there’s nothing better then refreshing at any of the pet friendly restaurants with your pup and enjoying a cold margarita or beer, while he gets his bucket of cold water and a treat.  San Jose del Cabo has a lovely pet friendly marina as well, and it’s very easy to explore the historic downtown with your pup. If a picnic is on your mind, we totally recommend you to have a lovely morning at the Organic Market of San Jose del Cabo.

The extraordinary beaches of Los Cabos and Baja are a good option too, most of the beaches welcome dogs, except two Blue Flag certified beaches at Chileno Bay and Santa Maria. Beaches are a good place to enjoy the sun, play in the sand or take a little walk.  Just don’t forget to bring some extra shade and water for your puppy.

Photo via http://www.supercoolpets.com

Photo via http://www.supercoolpets.com

Last but not least, we would like to highlight these pet travel tips to make sure your pet doesn’t have any problem during your vacation:

  • Check the Airline Requirements for your pet.
  • Make sure to not forget the collar with a name and emergency contact info.
  • Get a Veterinarian checkup before traveling.
  • Pack toys, special items and blankets from home, so they don’t miss home too much.

Take your pet to Los Cabos and they may never want to leave this paradise, we assure you’ll have a nice and excited vacation this summer and, of course, lovely family moments, together!

For more information on pet friendly vacations in Cabo San Lucas, or vacations in our beautiful paradise in general, please contact us at info@luxuryvillacollections.com.

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