PGA Tour Swings into Baja's New Playground in Los Cabos

From dengue fever's surprise encore to the PGA Tour's switch to Los Cabos, this Mexican paradise is abuzz. Turtle power is on the rise, and Cabo San Lucas gets ready for a fiesta. With pristine beaches and a construction boom, Baja California Sur has it all.

PGA Tour Swings into Baja's New Playground in Los Cabos
Tee off with the pros at the PGA Tour in Los Cabos. Golfing dreams come true.

Ladies and gentlemen, gather 'round because Los Cabos has some news hotter than a sun-soaked beach towel. From the unexpected rise of dengue fever to golf's grand tour, and even a burgeoning construction scene, this place has got it all. So, let's dive right into the sizzling potpourri of happenings in this captivating slice of Mexican paradise.

Baja California Sur has a “fever” for making headlines this year, but it's not the kind you're thinking of. Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne malady, has made an unexpected encore appearance. The stage is predominantly set in the picturesque municipality of Los Cabos, where 102 out of the state's 113 cases have decided to throw their feverish fiesta.

Dr. Ana Luisa Guluarte Castro, the Director of Health Services, warns us that dengue fever is as unwelcome as that sudden rainstorm when you're lazing on the beach. The good doctor also drops a truth bomb – this disease is like the unruly neighbor you can avoid. It's the mosquito's version of a house party crasher, and it can mostly be prevented by people themselves. So, remember to keep that bug spray handy!

The PGA Tour Swinging

It's been 17 years since Mexico became a playground for the rich and gifted of the golf world, known as the PGA Tour. This year, Mexico hosts not one, but two events – the World Wide Technology Championship and the Mexico Open at Vidanta, boasting purses that would make your eyes pop.

The tour's 17th edition will swap its usual haunt in the Riviera Maya for a new turf – the El Cardonal complex in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. And this isn't just any golf course; it's Tiger Woods' brainchild. The World Wide Technology Championship will be one of the season's grand finales, featuring 132 players and a purse of a cool 8.2 million dollars, with approximately 1.4 million dollars reserved for the victor.

So, if you ever thought golf was just about gentlemen in funny pants, think again. It's big business and even bigger thrills.

ExpoCon Construction

The third edition of ExpoCon is here, and it's a one-stop shop for all things construction-related. If you're in the market for construction products, architectural finishes, installations, or related services, you're in for a treat.

With 63 top-notch companies, ExpoCon is set to showcase products from across Mexico and even the United States. It's all about keeping up with the construction boom that Baja California Sur is experiencing. With 1,500 people expected to attend over three days, it's going to be a construction-lover's paradise at the Hotel Hacienda del Mar Los Cabos Golf & Spa.

Playa El Chileno

We can't talk about Los Cabos without mentioning its stunning beaches. Playa El Chileno, with its calm, blue waters, is the very essence of relaxation. Whether you're basking in the scenery, taking a dip, or trying out some water activities, it's got you covered. Plus, it's got Blue Flag certification, so you know it's as pristine as it gets.

Golden sands and azure waters at Playa El Chileno – Baja California Sur's tropical haven.
Golden sands and azure waters at Playa El Chileno – Baja California Sur's tropical haven.

Turtle Power in La Ribera

Turtles have a new ally in Los Cabos – a turtle hatching pen in the Costa Palmas tourist development. In 2023, the numbers are in, and they are impressive. A total of 824 nests were safeguarded this season, along with a whopping 84,000 eggs. That's double the numbers from last year, making this a tale of turtles that's bound to bring a smile to any conservationist's face.

The Pandemic's Silver Lining

While the pandemic's grip may be loosening, some protocols in Baja California Sur continue to stick around like the last guest at a party. The good folks there are still urging mask-wearing, healthy distancing, and the use of antibacterial gel, even though they're no longer mandatory. It's all in the name of keeping contagions at bay, so consider it an act of kindness towards your fellow sun-seekers.

Fiesta Time in Cabo San Lucas

Finally, if you're looking for some local culture and a dash of artistic flair, the Traditional Festivities of Cabo San Lucas are just around the corner. With karate exhibitions, folkloric ballet, and live music, it's a celebration worth joining. Plus, it's in the enchanting Amelia Wilkes Plaza, so you'll have that ocean breeze as your companion.

So, whether it's swinging clubs, battling dengue fever, or just basking in the glory of Baja California Sur's beauty, this place has something for everyone. Just remember to pack your sunscreen, your golf clubs, and maybe a mosquito net – it's a wild, sunny ride down here.