Los Cabos, Mexico –  The Los Cabos Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced its participation as the Official Destination Sponsor of the 2009 IGFA Offshore World Championship, scheduled to take place in Cabo San Lucas May 10-15, 2009.

The IGFA Offshore World Championship, often referred to as the Olympics of Sportfishing, has become one of the most prestigious blue-water fishing competitions in the world. In only six short years, the event has grown to host over 70 teams from 30 countries around the globe. The tournament’s strict format has proved to be successful, as all participants must win one of the more qualifying tournaments around the world in order to receive an invitation.

The Los Cabos Convention & Visitors is thrilled to be the host and official destination sponsor for this prestigious tournament, says Gonzalo Franyutti, President, Los Cabos Convention & Visitors Bureau. Los Cabos offers competing anglers the best fishing conditions in the world, along with exceptional accommodations and one of the world’s largest fleet of charter boats available.

Known as The Marlin Capital of the World, Los Cabos is ranked among the top five fishing destinations in the world. The azure waters of the Sea of Cortes are brimming with marine life, including black, blue and striped marlin. Anglers from around the world venture to Los Cabos to experience what many claim to be the best sportfishing of their life. These ideal conditions make Los Cabos a perfect location for tournaments and the destination hosts several throughout the year, including the annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament, and the annual Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournament.www.igfaoffshorechampionship.com.www.visitloscabos.travel.

Accommodations for the IGFA Offshore World Championship will be provided by the Hotel Finisterra in Cabo San Lucas. For tournament rates and additional information, please visit

Families, honeymooners, mature travelers, golfers, eco-tourists, artists, photographers, sightseers and others find what they are looking for when they visit Los Cabos. Located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos offers travelers an exotic escape within easy reach of most U.S. cities.

With non-stop flights or convenient connections available from Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco and Sacramento, California; Houston and Dallas, Texas; Portland, Oregon; Kansas City, Missouri; Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York/ Newark, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Seattle and more, Los Cabos is both accessible and exciting. For more about Los Cabos-and a copy of its informative travel planner, call 1-866-LOS-CABOS or visit