Diamante Cabo San Lucas Introduces Direct Booking For Vacationers

Diamante Cabo San Lucas Introduces Direct Booking For Vacationers

Sep 20, 2017

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Diamante Cabo San Lucas, a master-planned luxury resort community, now offers direct booking for stays in their vacation residences. Set on 1,500 acres of stunning Pacific Ocean coastline and magnificent dunes, visitors can call one of Diamante’s luxuriously appointed residences—ranging from studios to six bedroom villas—home for their Mexican vacation. While staying at Diamante, visitors will enjoy amenities ranging from award-winning golf courses and a 10-acre Crystal Lagoon to incredible dining options and a full-service spa. Reservations can be made by visiting https://diamantecabosanlucas.com/accommodations/. “We look forward to welcoming visitors into our wonderful, private community,” said Ken Jowdy, developer of Diamante Cabo San Lucas. “We’re certain our guests will find everything they’re looking for in a vacation here. We have a perfect mix of amenities that will appeal to the most active individuals and also to those looking to truly relax.” Diamante is a members-only resort, but allows non-member guests residing in homeowners’ residences to have access to its amenities and experience the Diamante lifestyle. Accommodations Diamante offers accommodations ranging from fully appointed studios with kitchens to luxurious six- bedroom villas. With such a diverse array of vacation residences, Diamante is a perfect retreat for a couple, family or extended family, or group of friends. In-residence amenities vary by residence category, but may include full kitchens, private infinity pools with swim-up bars, media rooms, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and Jacuzzis. Upon booking a reservation, guests will be contacted by their personal concierge. The concierge can assist with stocking residences with groceries including fresh fruits and vegetables from Diamante’s four-acre organic garden, golf tee times, spa appointments, catering and staffing for any on-property entertaining, and more. Golf Diamante is home to one of the most spectacular golf course facilities anywhere in the world, hosting three world-class golf courses, multiple clubhouses, private driving-range hitting bays, indoor golf simulators and refreshment bars. The Dunes Course by Davis Love III is a world-renowned golf course and is ranked #1 in Latin America and #36 in the world by Golf Magazine. The 18-hole course is known for the links style of golf featuring rolling terrain and sand dunes similar to the...

“Treasures of a Lost Galleon” arrive to Mexicali’s Museo del Sol

“Treasures of a Lost Galleon” arrive to Mexicali’s Museo del Sol

Sep 18, 2017

More than 1,500 archaeological artefacts, mostly of Asian origin that never reached port, have been recovered by INAH researchers from a sunken boat stranded on the Baja California coast, which are now being exhibited at the Museo del Sol in Mexicali. Julia Bendímez Patterson, a delegate from the INAH Center in Baja California, mentioned that the exhibition “Treasures of a Lost Galleon” (Tesoros de un Galeón Perdido) was first opened in February 2011 at the Ex Aduana Marítima de Ensenada and five years later at the Museo Caracol. She emphasized that the investigators of Underwater Archeology of the institute, have worked since 1999 in this shipwreck that is dated between 1574 and 1576, according to the analysis of several fragments of porcelain retrieved from the boat. Because it is a shipwreck, the delegate emphasized that only fragments of different objects have been obtained. The ship was bringing these objects from the Far East, with the port of Acapulco as final destination. “The remains include numerous fragments of porcelain from the Ming dynasty, vessels for food storage, fine species containers, and some metal pieces,” she added. Bendímez Patterson detailed that fragments of fine porcelain, wax blocks, figurines of Chinese dogs in bronze speak of the extensive connection in the Pacific between Chinese, Japanese and other nations that converged in Manila, Phillipines with different types of cargo. Finally, she indicated that the content of the exhibition showcases the importance of the economic activity generated by the transpacific trade between the Far East and New Spain for more than 250 years, which began at the end of the 16th century and ended in 1815....

Tijuana animal-rights lawyers win one for donkeys painted like zebras

Tijuana animal-rights lawyers win one for donkeys painted like zebras

Sep 16, 2017

Only real estate — not living beings — can be considered part of Tijuana’s cultural heritage, a federal judge has ruled, revoking an earlier decision by the Cultural Heritage Council of Baja California declaring zonkeys to be part of the city’s cultural patrimony. Zonkeys — donkeys painted to look like zebras — have become a widely recognized symbol of downtown Tijuana. They were declared part of the city’s cultural heritage three years ago. The ruling came from a judge of the second federal district court, according to a September 13 story in El Sol de Tijuana. The story did not identify the judge. The decision was issued after a group of animal-rights attorneys sought an injunction prohibiting the designation on the grounds that the law recognizes only real estate as eligible for the designation — not living beings or a species of animal, El Sol reported. Luis Hernández, the attorney who brought the case, told the newspaper that the zonkeys can still be used along Avenida Revolución but may not receive any resources from the state as a consequence of a cultural heritage designation. Hernández said animal-rights activists are not opposed to using zonkeys as a symbol of the city, but prefer that living animals not be used. Instead, he suggested, a representation of a zonkey could be used instead and placed in commercial plazas or used at cultural events. Animal-rights activists made the same suggestion several years ago, arguing that the zonkeys should be replaced by fiberglass replicas because using live donkeys is a form of animal abuse....

Expat Living in Mexico celebrates anniversary with “I Love Mexico” video contest

Expat Living in Mexico celebrates anniversary with “I Love Mexico” video contest

Sep 16, 2017

The Expat Guide to Living in Mexico Invites Readers to Show Why They Love Mexico in 3-Minutes or Less to Win Prizes MORGAN HILL, CA (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 Expats In Mexico – The Expat Guide to Living in Mexico – is celebrating its first anniversary by launching an “I Love Mexico” video contest today, Mexico’s Independence Day. Expats living in Mexico, aspiring expats who want to make Mexico their home or people who love visiting Mexico are invited to register at the online magazine’s http://www.expatsinmexico.com/love-mexico-video-contest/ Website, and then produce a 3-minute or less video showing why they love Mexico. The winner of the “I Love Mexico” video contest will win a $300 Amazon gift certificate. The second place winner will receive an Amazon $200 gift certificate and third place will receive a $100 Amazon gift certificate. “Mexico is home to over 1 million expats and is the #1 destination for Americans moving to another country,” said Robert Nelson, the online magazine’s co-owner. “There seems to be increasing interest in moving to Mexico lately, often spurred by political turmoil in the U.S. A recent survey conducted by online expat community InterNations ranked Mexico as the third best place in the world for expats, while the U.S. was ranked just 43rd out of 65 countries overall, 17 places lower than 2016. The contest begins September 16, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. October 15, 2017. Winners will be announced on expatsinmexico.com and through Expats In Mexico social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Created for expats living in Mexico and aspiring expats who are considering or planning a move to Mexico, The Expat Guide to Living in Mexico provides information, resources and tools that expats can use to help them get the most out of living in Mexico at expatsinmexico.com For more information go...

Events calendar positions San Luis Río Colorado as tourist attraction

Events calendar positions San Luis Río Colorado as tourist attraction

Sep 14, 2017

San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, September 6, 2017.- The annual calendar of events has influenced favorably in positioning the identity of San Luis Río Colorado as a destination that attracts regional and international tourism, as considered by Marisa González Esquer. The director of Municipal Tourism highlighted that during the second year of this municipal administration the promotion of the annual calendar of events has continued featuring several tourism activities that have resulted in a greater number of visitors. The municipal official stressed that the arrival of visitors to San Luis to attend these events has reflected a rising trend in hotel occupancy and an economic spill for tourism service providers. The head of tourist promotion for the municipality highlighted that the events that are already part of the San Luis Río Colorado traditions are the following: C.O.D.E race Halcones del Desierto Tierra Sonora Festival Maiz Festival Beer Festival Taco Expo Festival del Globo, Festival del Dátil Jazz Festival San Luis-El Golfo Cyclist Ride Biker Fest Desert Gladiators International Sonora Rally Race Marisa González Esquer said that in order to attract more visitors to the city and to these events, a strong promotion of San Luis Rio Colorado has been carried out in both regional media and nearby cities of the states of Sonora, Baja California and Arizona on the other side of the border. The director of Municipal Tourism said that there is also a strong promotion of nature destinations such as the Gulf of Santa Clara, El Pinacate and the Ciénega de Santa Clara, ideal spots for adventure and eco-tourism....

Director of the Music National Conservatory performs Mexican composers’ pieces in Mexicali

Director of the Music National Conservatory performs Mexican composers’ pieces in Mexicali

Sep 13, 2017

Mexicali BC, September 11, 2017.- With a complete sold out, Maestro David Rodríguez de la Peña played “Four works for piano” giving an outstanding performance where the audience could enjoy a recital full of emotion and musical integrity . About 300 Mexicalenses witnessed the professionalism of Rodríguez de la Peña in front of a piano in a program that lasted more than an hour. A night of tributes to Mexican composers was lived in the Salvadora Caldera Theater of the House of Culture of Mexicali, where the audience listened to melodies of Aniceto Ortega, Manuel M. Ponce, Jose Rolon, and David Rodriguez himself. The concert featured works such as “Romanza sin palabras”, “Elegía”, “Un pensamiento”, “Amor e inocencia“, “Three indigenous dances from Jalisco”, “Lola Flores” and “Luis Barragan” a homage to the famous Mexican architect that featured contemporary dancer Inés Herrera Campa. David Rodríguez is the current director of the National Music Conservatory, has participated in numerous occasions as a soloist with the Cincinnati Philharmonic Orchestra, Baja California Orchestra, Coahuila Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra of the Center for Music Studies of the Autonomous University of Baja California, among others. He is also a collaborator with the municipality of Toluca, State of Mexico, for the conformation of the recently founded Toluca Symphony Orchestra. The concert “Four works for piano” was possible thanks to a combined effort by the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) and the 22nd Municipality of Mexicali through the Municipal Institute of Art and Culture (IMACUM). For more information about other cultural events and activities carried out by IMACUM, call  554 8333, Communication area, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or check out the Imacum Arte Cultura Facebook...