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...

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....

Airlines cancel flights due to Hurricane Irma

Airlines cancel flights due to Hurricane Irma

Sep 8, 2017

MEXICO CITY — Mexican airlines flying to destinations such as Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Florida in the United States alerted passengers to cancellations and itinerary changes in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Excelsior reported. Volaris reported that this Saturday, September 9, flights 976 and 977 between Guadalajara and Orlando and Orlando and Guadalajara will be canceled. While for Sunday, September 10, the company canceled flights 980 and 981 Mexico-Orlando, Orlando-Mexico. The flight numbers 997 and 996 correspond to Guadalajara-Miami and Miami-Guadalajara flights. In addition to the flight numbers 994 and 995 correspond to Mexico City-Miami and Miami-Mexico City flights. “Due to the forecast of the hurricane’s course, some flights and nearby destinations could suffer additional damages, so we recommend to be aware of possible route changes, delays and / or cancellations,” Volaris said. The airline said customers with flights booked to and from Florida between September 6 and 10 will be able to book these same routes without additional charges during the next 90 days. Passengers flying on September 6 to and from San Juan will be able to rebook in the next 60 days. In addition, you can find more details on the airline page www.volaris.com. Hurricane Irma over the Caribbean Islands (Photo: Excelsior) For its part, Interjet, reported that for Friday, September 8, these flights have been canceled: 4902 Cancun-Havana 4903 Havana-Cancun 2902 Mexico-Havana 2903 Havana-Mexico 904 Cancun-Havana 905 Havana-Cancun 2900 Mexico-Havana 2901 Havana-Mexico And for Saturday September 9, they have canceled these other flights: 2900 Mexico-Havana 2902 Mexico-Havana 4902 Cancun-Havana 904 Cancun-Havana 4903 Havana-Cancun 2901 Havana-Cancun 905 Havana-Cancun 2903 Havana-Mexico 3950 Mexico-Santa Clara 3951 Santa Clara- Mexico. Interjet will support all passengers who were affected by cancellations by offering the following options: grant protection on the next available flight, and cancel the charges for change and difference in rate from September 10 to 30, 2017, considering that the change must exceed the validity of the ticket. People attending their fligths (Photo: SIPSE) While in the case of flights to and from Miami, which could be affected, the company recommended its passengers to check the status of their flights constantly to be informed of possible changes. Travelers can consult the website www.interjet.com. Aeromexico corroborated...

“Casa de las Ranas” psychedelic sanctuary in San Miguel de Allende

“Casa de las Ranas” psychedelic sanctuary in San Miguel de Allende

Sep 6, 2017

The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people since 1888, its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, as well as the promotion of environmental and historical conservation. Award-winning freelance photographer Bob Krist shot his first assignment for National Geographic in 1980. And today, February 24th, 2016, thirty six years later, Bob delivers this one of a kind story about a magical place near San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, called “The Chapel of Jimmy Ray”: A charming Spanish colonial city with a UNESCO World Heritage designation, San Miguel de Allende, located in the central highlands of Mexico, is a mecca for all manner of creative types. In a place where scores of art galleries cluster in and around a vibrant centro histórico, you’d hardly think it necessary to make a trek three miles out of town to see one more. But if you don’t, you’ll miss what is arguably the most interesting attraction the area has to offer—not to mention one of its most colorful characters. Assemblage artist Anado McLauchlin lives on a fantastic 2.5-acre compound called Casa de las Ranas (House of the Frogs). The clear focal point of the property is the Chapel of Jimmy Ray, a gallery that showcases Anado’s work, which he describes as “an irreverent gumbo of the creative, joyful, sacred, profane, dangerous, and adorned.” The American expat (Anado’s given name is James Rayburn McLauchlin, III) was raised in Oklahoma and spent significant periods of time in New York City, India, San Francisco, and the Sacred Valley of Peru before relocating with his husband, Richard Schultz, to La Cieneguita, a small village on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende in 2001. McLauchlin describes Casa de las Ranas as “a life project” he and his husband are creating together that’s meant to be an “homage to the outlander viewpoint, visionary and purely original.” The gallery, house, and gardens all reflect Anado’s eclectic vision, which combines indigenous secular and religious influences with a sort of freewheeling psychedelia. The genial artist, whose work sells around the world, shares his vision with people who make the pilgrimage to see him… provided they have an appointment. But for those who can’t make the trip, this video by National Geographic Traveler contributing photographer Bob Krist offers a peek inside the Chapel of Jimmy Ray...

Mexico City airport offers travelers capsule comfort

Mexico City airport offers travelers capsule comfort

Sep 5, 2017

Inside Mexico City’s bustling airport, weary international travelers seeking some peace and quiet can now roll right into bed. The airport has joined a growing global trend, offering a pod-style capsule hotel for frugal travelers like Alonso Gutierrez. “Staying in any other hotel, with the same comforts, would have cost about $110 to $170 USD a night. The prices are very, actually quite reasonable here,” said capsule hotel guest, Alonso Gutierrez. For about $30 a night, you get not only a bed, but a bathroom and a locker for your luggage. And at six feet long by three feet wide, the capsule fits most travelers. The concept started in 1979 in Japan. That’s where hotel manager Jose Martin says his capsules came from. “We had to make significant changes because the capsule hotels in Japan are very oriented to their own customs and not so much to tourism. This (Mexico City capsule hotel) is designed for the times and necessities of those travelling in a plane,” he added. Necessities that include a good night’s sleep before taking off for their final destination....

Baja Duty Free opens Diageo store in San Ysidro

Baja Duty Free opens Diageo store in San Ysidro

Sep 3, 2017

US/Mexico border store operator, Baja Duty Free and Bloommiami have opened a bespoke Diageo store at the retailer’s store on the San Diego/San Ysidro border; which is supposedly the busiest land border crossing in the world. The Baja Duty Free store offers imported and domestic spirits, beer, fragrances, cigarettes, confectionery, accessories and gift items. Baja Duty Free was established in 1989 and currently operate 10 duty free retail stores along the US/Mexico border. The stores are located in the United States on the border crossings in San Ysidro, Tecate, Otay and Calexico, California, as well as Eagle Pass, Brownsville, Laredo and El Paso Texas. The new Diageo store-within-a-store, designed and built by Bloommiami (a retail-focused design and production agency) opened this month and features Diageo’s most popular brands including Johnnie Walker, Buchanan’s, Bailey’s and Captain Morgan, as well as the brand’s luxury division, World Class. The store design boasts ‘attention-grabbing, disruptive design elements’, insists Bloommiami. US/Mexico border store operator, Baja Duty Free and Bloommiami have opened a bespoke Diageo store at the retailer’s store on the San Diego/San Ysidro border. “Bloommiami created a branded retail experience that brings to life marquis Diageo products in a high traffic location,” said Darin Held, partner at Bloommiami. Diageo has created an app that customers can explore on instore iPads. “The store-within-a-store concept has become very popular in the retail industry because brands can control the environment and incorporate specific brand touch points without incurring the expense of a stand-alone store.” In a bid to create memorable experiences for consumers, the store’s main counter serves multiple purposes operating as a tasting bar, a multi-tiered product display, and a ‘digital media learning centre’, employing the use of iPads where customers can review drink recipes, flavour profiles and learn about the different brands. As the busiest land border crossing in the world, the San Ysidro Port of Entry sees tens of thousands of people cross the San Diego-Tijuana border each day.  ...