<![CDATA[Nobody knows how to party quite like Los Cabos does! From small intimate get-togethers, to the largest surf competition in Latin America, Cabo provides the perfect backdrop for elaborate upscale events. There have been many noteworthy events over the last couple months, but here a few of my favorites:
ME by MELIA WHITE PARTY
ME Cabo hotel held their annual White Party on May 20th at Blue Marlin Ibiza Poolside Beach Club. The White Party has become the one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated parties of the year for many Cabo locals. The Blue Marlin Ibiza pool is transformed with moody pink and purple lighting and seating for 1,000+ attendees. Guests dressed in all white posed for pictures and danced the night away to music by resident DJ’s Dumont & Wagener and Jáuregui, followed by special guest DJ Roger Sanchez. Sanchez began his DJ set with a dramatic light and fireworks show for which the crowd went wild! Other entertainment included a lively drumming performance and beautiful dancing girls dripping in glitter and fringe. If you couldn’t make it this year, don’t forget to mark your calendar for May 2018….you won’t want to miss it!
LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF
The 2017 Los Cabos Open of Surf (LCOOS) was a World Surf League Women’s Qualifying Series 6,000 and Jr. Pro Event for boys and girls under 18 years old. The main event was held June 6-11 at the world-famous Zippers surf spot, located near the Costa Azul bridge in San Jose Del Cabo.
The plentiful waves made for an exciting week of surfing that ended one day earlier than expected. Brazilian professional surfer Silvana Lima finally took home the Women’s QS title along with a check for $10,000 USD after three consecutive years in the finals. The Jr. Pro Men’s and Women’s prizes went to Che Allan and Summer Macedo respectively. This year, LCOOS partnered with Alana Blanchard and the Alana Blanchard Foundation to support talented young girls who may not otherwise have the financial means to get to the next levels in surfing. The 2017 Alana Blanchard Foundation Challenge Specialty Heat winner and check for $2,500 USD was awarded to Dimity Stoyle.
In contrast to previous years, there was not a large concert on the beach. Instead, El Merkado hosted an official LCOOS music event featuring rising singer and Willie Nelson protégé Lily Meola, along with DJ and professional surfer Keala Kennelly, and special host Chris Cote. There were also several other smaller shows throughout the week including a performance by local band Totoy on Thursday night. Destino Los Cabos was a proud sponsor of the 2017 Los Cabos Open of Surf!
DESTINO LOS CABOS VIP COCKTAIL PARTY
Destino Los Cabos and Baja Home Magazine partnered with the Los Cabos Open of Surf for their second annual invite only VIP cocktail party at Costa Azul beach. The surf themed party was well attended by Destino clients, advertisers, pro surfers and other influential business owners and leaders in the Los Cabos community. Special guest DJ Chelsea Leyland got the crowd pumped with an exclusive beach house music set. Guests sampled a sea of scrumptious appetizers provided by several El Merkado vendors including Pan Di Bacco, Lateral, Cabo BBQ and La Carreta.
The event wouldn’t have been possible without help from our wonderful sponsors and partners. A special thank you to Del Cabo Event Design for providing furniture and accessories, to La Brisa Mariscos and Bar for serving tasty cocktails and beer and Santo Mezquila for providing their new tequila/mezcal blend created by Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine. Also, a big shout-out to the LCOOS crew for doing a lot of the heavy lifting and cleanup! Charity organizations Red Autismo and Surfers Healing were also in attendance providing information about their therapy programs and surf camps for autistic children. If you would like to learn more or donate to these worthy causes, please visit: redautismo.org and surfershealing.org.