Three Spectacular New Golf Courses on the Horizon in Los Cabos

New Layouts Boost Appeal of World-Class Destination at Land’s End

Los Cabos, Mexico (PRWEB) December 16, 2013

 

Situated at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula and home to Mexico’s most top-shelf golf offerings, Los Cabos has established itself as a coveted, world-class golf getaway over the past two decades; and now with the announcement of three new courses on the horizon Los Cabos will continue to rise above the rest.

Boasting nearly a dozen courses designed by the game’s leading architects, Los Cabos commands a unique ocean-mountain-desert ecosystem found nowhere else in the hemisphere. This unusual combination of environments has sparked the imagination of developers-and resulted in the creation of the “Next Great Place” for international golf travelers.

Home to four of the top five courses in Mexico according to Golf Digest’s current ‘Planet Golf’ rankings, Los Cabos plans to raise the stakes in 2014, when the two best-known figures in the sport, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, will unveil new creations at Diamante and Quivira, respectively.

“We could not be happier to welcome these three courses, designed by some of the best in the industry, to our destination,” said Eduardo Segura, Managing Director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board, “Already home to some of the best golf offerings in the world, the addition of these courses will truly raise the bar of excellence and take the Los Cabos’ golf scene to the next level.”

Closer at hand, Chileno Bay, a long-awaited resort development fronting one of the most desirable beaches in Los Cabos, will debut its dazzling Tom Fazio-designed course on December 31, 2013. Routed in desert foothills high above the Sea of Cortes, each hole on this beautiful newcomer has graceful, flowing landforms intended to simulate rolling ocean waves. Framed by sculpted bunkers, broad arroyos and feathery “champagne grass,” Chileno Bay builds to a climax at the long par-4 18th, which tumbles downhill to a sprawling green back dropped by the sea.

Diamante, a timeshare development built on massive sand dunes above the Pacific Ocean a few miles north of Cabo San Lucas, simulates the sensation of playing a treeless, windswept, Scottish-style links. As an added attraction, golfers can view whales breaching close to shore during the winter months. Diamante’s top-rated Dunes Course, designed by Davis Love III, offers tee times to prospective property buyers. Love and his design team recently returned to Diamante to replace the inland 12th and 13th holes with a new pair of holes routed in enormous dunes nearer the sea. These holes will debut in mid-2014. Later next year the Dunes Course will be joined by El Cardonal, an inland layout with an “Old California” design motif that will mark the architectural debut of superstar Tiger Woods.

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Adjacent to Diamante at the Pueblo Bonito development is Quivira, a breathtaking layout by Jack Nicklaus that starts at sea level near the pounding surf before climbing to higher ground, where the panoramic views and topographical diversity are unsurpassed. “Our team is working with the canvas Mother Nature has provided to create one of the most spectacular courses in the world,” Nicklaus said of his sixth and perhaps final course in Los Cabos. Marked by windswept dunes, steep cliffs and raw desert, Quivira has the potential to redefine the Cabo golf experience and is expected to rank among Nicklaus’s most memorable creations. The $40 million golf development at Quivira is tentatively scheduled to open in summer, 2014.

With its consistently sunny weather, low humidity and cooling sea breezes, the climate in Cabo is perfect for golf. The corridor’s scalloped coastline, washed by the Sea of Cortes, is home to more multi-starred, “gran turismo” hotels than any other destination in Mexico. In addition, the plethora of activities favored by golfers and non-golfers alike includes fishing (deep-sea and in-shore), surfing, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, whale watching cruises, desert jeep tours, exceptional shopping, eclectic dining, and dawn-to-dusk nightlife.

About Los Cabos:
Los Cabos, located at the tip of the 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula, is home to award-winning hotels, resorts, championship golf courses, rejuvenating spas, world-class sport fishing, and was the host city for the G20 Summit of global leaders in 2012. With a unique landscape of dramatic desert and white sand beaches, Los Cabos is an exotic escape within easy reach of most U.S. and Canadian cities. For more information, images and videos from Los Cabos, please visit www.visitloscabos.travel, follow us on Twitter @LOSCABOSTOURISM and visit us on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

Mazatlan Welcomes 18,000 New Visitors With the Return of Three Major Cruise Lines in 2013/2014

“The Pearl of the Pacific” rolls out the red carpet to kick off its first cruise season in two years, showcasing a new cruise terminal and exciting tourism offerings

 MAZATLAN, Mexico, /PRNewswire/ — Mazatlan announced today the return of the first of three major cruise lines to its port, welcoming more than 1,300 passengers on Holland America’s ms Veendam ship. Governor Mario Lopez Valdez of the State of Sinaloa as well as Dr. Frank Cordova, Sinaloa’s Secretary of Tourism, greeted passengers at a brand new cruise terminal complete with music and dance performances. With the return of ships from Norwegian Cruise Lines and Azamara Club Cruises in December and February respectively, more than 18,100 cruise visitors will have the chance to experience Mazatlan during the 2013-2014 season.

MAZATLAN HOTEL ASSOCIATION MS VEENDAM

“As Mexico’s only ‘Colonial City on the Beach,’ Mazatlan is a one-of-a-kind travel destination, and we are thrilled to share our beaches, arts, history and food with this season’s cruise visitors and the thousands of visitors for years to come,” said Secretary Cordova.

Like the ms Veendam, the Norwegian Star and Azamara Quest will bring visitors to Mazatlan as part of their Mexican Riviera tours. The Norwegian Star will arrive in Mazatlan on December 25, 2013, and the Azamara Quest will make its first stop on February 1, 2014.

Cruise passengers can visit the new “tourism corridor” between the new Port and Old Mazatlan, catch a show at the historic Angela Peralta Theater, stroll through the remodeled Plaza Machado or dine at one of dozens of world-class restaurants featuring all of the dishes that make Mazatlan “The Shrimp Capital of the World.” Visitors can explore these aspects and more by strolling along the beautiful Malecon boardwalk—the longest in North America—or by taking a ride in an iconic “pulmonia,” an open-air taxi exclusive to the city.

For more information on visiting Mazatlan, visit www.GoMazatlan.com.

Mexico Unveils “Live It To Believe It” Campaign at the Tower of London

Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism and the Mexico Tourism Board yesterday unveiled the country’s new 2013-2014 advertising and promotional program titled “Live It to Believe It” at the Tower of London.

Mexico Unveils "Live It To Believe It" Campaign at the Tower of London

The campaign aims to take destination advertising to another level and to portray Mexico as a destination of diverse and unique experiences. Through visual imagery, it powerfully showcases the country’s wide diversity, culture, nature, flavours, history, innovation and state-of-the-art destinations, in the form of memories.

“Live It to Believe It” challenges the world when considering Mexico as a destination. It is aspirational, elegant and created to evoke memories through visitors’ experiences.

The destinations showcased in the first phase of the campaign are: Vallarta-Nayarit, shown together as a single destination for the first time; Mexico City, depicting the exciting cosmopolitan, vibrant and modern city, with its strong sense of history; amongst other destinations like Yucatan, Los Cabos and Cancun-Riviera Maya.

Mexico’s new promotional program incorporates a robust media plan geared, for the first time, towards the consumer. It includes all media communication platforms and was officially presented to more than 300 representatives of the national and international tourism industry, travel agents, associations, hotel chains, tour operators and special guests, hosted by: Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Claudia Ruiz Massieu; the Embassy of Mexico to the United Kingdom; and Rodolfo López Negrete, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board.

Volaris launches four new routes from Cancun to San Luis Potosi, Hermosillo, Mexicali and Veracruz

  MEXICO CITY, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Volaris, the airline with the best airfares and deals in the country, launched 4 new routes from Cancun, Quintana Roo to the cities of San Luis Potosi, Hermosillo, Mexicali and Veracruz.

In this way, Volaris establishes its leadership in one of the most important touristic centers in the country, with 15 domestic destinations from this city. The routes San Luis Potosi – Cancun, Hermosillo – Cancun and Veracruz – Cancun, are now operating, while the Mexicali – Cancun route is scheduled to start operations on December 12 th.

Enrique Beltranena, Volaris’ CEO, pointed out that Cancun is one of the top 5 touristic destinations in the country, this is why it is important to expand the routes to and from that city: “With our point to point travel strategy, we offer the possibility of more cities traveling nonstop to Cancun and more people enjoying all the attractions of the city at excellent prices”.

Beltranena added: “We are committed to offer our Customers the best traveling options in one of the youngest aircraft fleet of the Americas while delivering the outstanding service that distinguishes us. By having the best airfares, Customers will no longer have to spend hours on a bus to get to Cancun”.

Customers interested in flying between the new routes, may do so in the following schedules and frequencies:

San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi – Cancun, Quintana Roo. Wednesday and Saturday.

  • Departing from San Luis Potosi at 11:00 hrs., arriving to Cancun at 13:20 hrs
  • Departing from Cancun at 08:00 hrs., arriving to San Luis Potosi at 10:35 hrs

Hermosillo, Sonora – Cancun, Quintana Roo. Wednesday and Saturday

  • Departing from Hermosillo at 17:35 hrs., arriving to Cancun at 22:15 hrs
  • Departing from Cancun at 13:55 hrs., arriving to Hermosillo at 17:10 hrs

Veracruz, Veracruz – Cancun, Quintana Roo. Thursday and Sunday

  • Departing from Veracruz at 15:25 hrs., arriving to Cancun at 17:20 hrs
  • Departing from Cancun at 13:05 hrs., arriving to Veracruz at 15:00 hrs

Mexicali, Baja California – Cancun, Quintana Roo .
(From December 12 th, Thursday and Sunday)
     Departing from Cancun at 18:00 hrs., arriving to Mexicali at 21:00 hrs
(From December 13 th, Monday and Friday)
     Departing from Mexicali at 01:50 hrs., arriving to Cancun at 08:00 hrs

Tickets are available for purchase at prices that will make you travel through all of our sales channels: www.volaris.com, our Mexico Call Center at 01-800-122-8000 and authorized travel agencies.

About Volaris
Volaris (BMV: VOLAR and NYSE: VLRS) is an ultra low cost airline based in Mexico. With a highly efficient business model based on providing ultra low cost travel and highly efficient operations to offer competitive pricing and drive demand, Volaris aims to provide outstanding levels of high quality services. Volaris targets travelers who seek competitive prices and who travel for leisure or business purposes, or to visit family and friends in Mexico and specific US destinations. The carrier’s pricing strategy, based on providing a complete offering of ancillary services, enables Volaris to offer ultra low fares and travelers to choose and specifically pay for a wide range of optional services. Volaris’ mission is to provide passengers with the highest standards of quality customer service at an affordable price. Since beginning their operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from an initial 5 to a current 96 and its fleet from 4 to 44 aircraft. Volaris currently operates over 200 daily flight segments on routes connecting 33 cities in Mexico and 13 cities in the United States with Mexico’s most modern airplane fleet. Among other recognitions, Volaris has received the prestigious ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for three consecutive years.  For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com