A Grand Finale to A Grandiose Affair

The management and staff at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit, who are still reeling from a glamorous Grand Finale to their exclusive Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival, have already begun plans for a third edition of the highly anticipated event.  The exclusive festival, which came to a close on April 29, 2017 left guests, local officials, and celebrity chefs so enamored that they couldn’t wait to begin plans for what will be another spectacular event.

The Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival, held at the AAA Four-Diamond resort, exposes guests to sensational talent, supreme entertainment, and once in a lifetime experiences while allowing them to mingle with some of the world’s most celebrated chefs.  The Grand Finale of the 2017 Cuisine of the Sun Festival proved to be a grandiose affair, with high-ranking government officials, celebrity guests, and esteemed members of the Villa Group family in attendance.  Partygoers were treated to a sensational show as live music, fashion models and millions of dollars in diamonds took the stage in an energetic and entertaining tribute to the chefs who made this year’s event such as success and the culinary flair the region has become known for.  Guests were also treated to a delicious array of food and spirits, prepared by celebrity chefs and mixologists, including Penny Davidi, the festival’s curator, two-time Michelin Star winner Gilles Epie, Food Network celebrities Rahm Fama, Chris Kyler, Pat Neely, Davina Thomasula, Michelle Ragussis, and Martita Jara, in addition to Dakota Weiss, Israel Diaz, and Cloyce Martin who celebrated his birthday right on stage.

Those in attendance could clearly feel the excitement of the evening as they danced and dined the night away on the resort’s beach, overlooking the sweeping vistas of Banderas Bay and the swaying palms in the distance.  Individual booths, featuring the gourmet creations of each of the chefs, and the multifaceted runway enclosed the venue creating a fun, yet exclusive feel to the evening.  The culmination of excitement came with a fantastic fireworks display, which added the perfect touch to what was an incredible four days of food, entertainment, and luxury.

For those who missed out on the splendor of this year’s Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival, there is always another opportunity next year.  The third edition, as will all of the Villa Group events, promises to be an experience that will far exceed your expectations.

Relaxing at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos

It is not uncommon for travelers to feel like they need a vacation from their vacation.  As successful individuals, the tendency to overbook and over-plan every minute of one’s life can sometimes be overwhelming, especially if you have specifically planned a luxury vacation with the objective of finding time to relax.  While there is always more than enough to fill your days with entertaining activities when staying at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos, there is also an ample amount of opportunities to unwind.  The soothing ambiance of the world-class resort, the dedicated service provided by the professional staff, and the luxury accommodations and facilities all amount to an incredibly relaxing experience.

Mesmerizing Views

Guests looking for a serene vacation in Mexico can spend their days admiring the sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez and the El Arco rock formation that astonishes visitors to Cabo San Lucas each and every day.  Glorious sunsets, parasailers on the horizon, and the boats as they set sail all make up part of the experience.  Guests can truly get lost in the mesmerizing views in both Villa La Estancia and Cabo San Lucas for hours on end.

Luxury Accommodations

There is nothing more relaxing on a luxury vacation in Mexico than coming home to a private space all your own each and every night.  The comfort and elegance of the one, two, and three-bedroom suites at Villa La Estancia adds to the soothing experience of being on vacation.  Each of the 156 deluxe all-suite Villas are furnished in an elegant Spanish Colonial and Hacienda-style, and feature spacious well-appointed accommodations such as private balconies, fully equipped kitchens, and spa-inspired bathrooms. The suites are designed to emulate the home away from home feeling that can make one’s stay incredibly relaxing.

World-Class Desert Spa

Those who truly want to indulge during their Mexico vacation can spoil themselves at the Desert Spa, a 31,000 square foot space dedicated to relaxation, rejuvenation, and revival. The professional staff at the world-class Desert Spa has created an elaborate array of spa therapies and treatments, in addition to a hydrotherapy circuit, all designed to help you sooth your senses.

Gourmet Dining

One of the best parts about being on vacation is being able to indulge in the ambiance of fine dining and gourmet cuisine.  At Villa La Estancia Los Cabos, guests have two spectacular dining options to choose from, La Casona and La Parrilla.  La Casona is a signature cuisine & steak restaurant that features a unique layout with an impressive open kitchen and an enchanting outdoor dining area.  The romantic and elegant space will help you to relax, as your evening becomes an extremely memorable experience.  La Parrilla offers a chance to savor the exquisite tastes of gourmet cooking, while dining poolside for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  The extensive menu and convenient location offer the perfect setting for a breezy meal, savory cocktails or even a simple snack.  Each of the resort’s restaurants, in addition to those of Villa La Estancia’s sister resorts, will allow you to relax while satisfying your most demanding cravings.

Fly Me to the Moon – A Destination Wedding Package

Just as the lyrics to the famous Frank Sinatra song go, the Fly Me to the Moon destination wedding package available at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos promises to give brides and grooms-to-be a chance to play among the stars and fill their hearts with song. The sensational wedding package goes above and beyond the standard inclusions offered by most resorts on the market, giving loving couples an opportunity to have the wedding of their dreams in an idyllic destination in Mexico, accompanied by the best service, a loving atmosphere, an exclusive suite, and a gourmet experience.

The Fly Me to the Moon destination wedding package, available at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos, includes everything one could need for a memorable affair. Imagine inviting your guests to an exclusive resort in one of the most popular destinations in the world. The luxurious Villa La Estancia Los Cabos has the perfect one, two and three-bedroom suites, with stunning ocean and garden views for each of your loved ones. In addition, the resort features two gourmet-dining options, a beautiful freeform pool, and a world-class spa where guests can indulge in the most innovative spa therapies.

For the bride and groom, the Fly Me to the Moon package means so much more. It provides the peace and mind of knowing that a professional wedding coordinator, who will make sure every moment of the big day is simply perfect, will handle all the details. The package includes a wedding ceremony set under a beautiful canopy or gazebo on Medano Beach overlooking the Arco rock formation in the distance and the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez. The bride, with her stunning bridal bouquet, and the groom with his boutonniere will be whisked away by the supernal beauty of the moment, and a professional photographer will be there to catch all the details.

The Fly Me to the Moon wedding package also includes before and after amenities that will make the overall experience that much more enjoyable. The bride and groom will be treated to exclusive extras, including special romantic turn-down service on the wedding night, an indulgent spa treatment before or after the event, a private candlelit dinner for two on the resorts golden sand beach, and breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding.

Planning your big day at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos is an opportunity to experience the incredible joy that comes with a fairytale wedding and the excitement and satisfaction of a luxury vacation in one of Mexico’s most beautiful destinations. An experience such as this comes along once in a lifetime, why not make it as glorious as you have always imagined?

Life’s Greatest Luxury – Vacationing at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit

Close your eyes for a minute and breathe deeply. Imagine yourself lounging in a comfortable chair on the private terrace of your Presidential suite. All of your senses are alive with the enchantment of your surroundings. The scent of the ocean’s salt air, the sound of the waves as they roll onto the white sands below, and the coolness of the breeze as it blows gently by leave you enthralled. Imagine the palms heavy with coconuts swaying softly in the breeze while the whales in the bay breach and play with their young.  Somewhere in the distance you see the sailing boats beginning their day as they hoist their sails and cruise out to sea. What will you explore today? Will you sail to the islands or shop in the local markets? Will you partake of the luxurious massage or spa treatments at the resort? Or will you simply enjoy the warm air and sweeping vistas that stretch out from the terrace of you Three-Bedroom Suite at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit?

A visit to Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit will revitalize you and give you an opportunity to celebrate life. Whether you are planning a family vacation or a romantic get-a-way with your special someone, Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit is the perfect choice. The AAA Four-Diamond Resort has two categories of suites, each cloaked in the luxury of the ultimate accommodations, which will make all of your vacation dreams come true. The Three-Bedroom Suite Ocean Front and the Presidential Three-Bedroom Suites are an exclusive opportunity to live life’s greatest luxuries.

Master Residences – The Three Bedroom Suite Ocean Front

The Three Bedroom Suite Ocean Front is a Master Residence built for pure enjoyment.  Imagine over 3,300 square feet of heaven all to yourself.  The accommodations include not one, but two master bedrooms, each boasting a marble shower, whirlpool bath and an unbelievably comfortable king-sized bed. The third bedroom, not to be outdone by the master suites, has two Queen-sized beds and it’s own spa-like bathroom. While easily accommodating up to 8 guests, the Master Residence also has a large chef’s kitchen that includes everything you might need to prepare a gourmet meal, or brew a perfect cup of coffee. If you don’t feel like cooking, you can have amazing meals prepared in your suite by your own, personal, accomplished Chef.  The living areas in this Master Residence are rich with furnishings that are pleasing to the eyes, and will drown you with an easy elegance that will make it hard for you to leave.

Sunset Residence – Presidential Three-Bedroom Suite

Taking luxury to a whole new level is the Sunset Residence, which is perched at the top of the resort, overlooking the stunning views of Banderas Bay.  This Presidential Three-Bedroom Suite has 4,316 square feet of space, flawlessly designed to make guests feel like royalty. The unit contains three generously sized bedrooms, four large spa-inspired bathrooms and a spacious kitchen that opens up to a dining area, living room and wraparound terrace. Aside from the luxury inside the Master Residence, the views from the windows and terrace complete the dream. Guests can start their day watching the sunrise and ships sailing out to sea and end it admiring the pinks and reds of the sunset drenching their terrace in the twilight. Behind the scenes, personalized Butler assistance makes sure all the details are attended to, ensuring an incredible stay. Services include wakeup calls with flowers and daily papers in bed, in-suite breakfasts, turndown services at night, and packing and unpacking services. Even the kids are treated like royally with an in-suite camping experience that is available to those who request it. A stay at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit will provide you with everything your heart desires, in the lap of luxury and in the middle of a tropical paradise.  Set your spirit free. Come stay with us and let us give you the pampering that you so richly deserve.

Special Sales at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos

Taking a vacation should not mean having to break the bank.  That is why Villa La Estancia Los Cabos has a number of special sales throughout the year so that guests can revel in the magic of a Cabo vacation without having to spend a fortune.  By checking Villa La Estancia’s website, travelers can easily see the promotions available to them at any given time, making it easier than ever to take advantage of exclusive deals.

Currently, Villa La Estancia Los Cabos is offering the Springtacular Sale, a promotion that offers guests up to 45% off their stay with the additional option of having kids stay and eat for free when opting for the Full-Board meal plan.  This exclusive offer, available until June 14, 2017, allows guests to travel to Villa La Estancia Los Cabos throughout the year, until December 21st.  Guests looking to take a Cabo family vacation will definitely benefit from a spectacular sale such as this.

For travelers looking to take a last minute Cabo vacation, the Luxury Residences promotion gives guests up to 50% off their stay and $600 USD in resort credit per room when booking a vacation within the next 30 days.  In addition, this enticing promotion gives guests the opportunity to bring two children free per paying adult.  The Luxury Residences sale is the idyllic plan for Cabo family vacations or a last minute getaway that is as luxurious as it is convenient.

When booking through the Villa Group website, travelers can rest assured they are receiving the best rate guarantee, a promise that the resort’s agents will provide guests wishing to make a new reservation with the lowest possible price.  The Best Rate Guarantee is just one more reason it pays to check the Villa Group website before booking your next Cabo vacation.

Visit http://www.villagroupresorts.com/resorts/villa-la-estancia-cabo/promo for more information about the stellar sales offered at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos.

Group Getaways at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos

Booking a group reservation at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos can mean a spectacular vacation for you and your travel companions.  Whether planning a fantastic destination wedding, hosting a work meeting or conference in Cabo, or simply planning a week away with a group of friends, Villa La Estancia has everything you need for a successful group vacation and more.  The luxurious beachfront resort is equipped to handle small gatherings of 16 or large conferences of up to 400 attendees.  The impressive meeting facilities, stunning beachfront venues and spacious suites, are idyllic for the best of group getaways.

Villa La Estancia has luxurious banquet and meeting facilities, beautifully designed to suit the needs of diverse groups. They are equipped with the latest in sound and lighting technology, and include indoor and outdoor catering equipment depending on the group’s needs.  In addition, a team of highly qualified professionals is available to handle the needs and wishes of group leaders, whether it is for important meetings, special events, or even large conferences.

There is no better way to create a successful event than by inviting attendees to stay at a luxurious resort, where they can relax in comfort and dine in one of the top restaurants in Cabo. Villa La Estancia Los Cabos has a plethora of spacious suites available, including deluxe superior rooms, one, two and three bedroom suites, in addition to a Presidential three-bedroom suite.  Each suite is draped in luxury, the finest bedding and linens, ample amenities in both the spa-inspired bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens, and an extended living space on the outdoor balcony or terrace that overlooks the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez. In addition, guests can dine at La Casona, the number one rated restaurant in Cabo, according to Trip Advisor reviews. All of this and more come together to create the ultimate group getaway.

The Restaurants of Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit

With the closing of this year’s Cuisine of the Sun International Food & Wine Festival, an event hosted by Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit, and the highly anticipated Vallarta Lifestyle’s Restaurant Week just around the corner, there is no better time to get acquainted with the fantastic dining options available at Villa La Estancia, a AAA Four-Diamond Resort that has as much pride for its delicious cuisine as it does its sophisticated and spacious luxury suites.  Guests staying at the ultra-luxe resort have four gourmet restaurants to choose from and the Palmita Deli and Market, where one can find everything they need and more during their Mexico vacation.

La Parrilla, the resort’s casual poolside dining option is open from noon to 5:00pm and serves up a delicious selection of burgers, sandwiches, wraps, Mexican ceviches and seafood specialties. The laid-back ambiance and idyllic location create the perfect setting for a late-lunch or a poolside snack.

La Casona at Villa La Estancia is an eclectic Mexican steakhouse that offers more than just delicious dishes.  Its multifaceted menu is perfect for guests with even the most discerning of palates and its indoor and outdoor seating provide for a versatile dining option.  In addition, La Casona, as well as La Parrilla, offers a wellness menu designed especially for those seeking to maintain healthy eating habits on their Mexico vacation.  At this gourmet restaurant, the stunning views, gourmet cuisine and sophisticated ambiance create a combination that is beyond your average dining experience.

For guests staying at Villa La Estancia, dining out while on a Mexico vacation becomes even more special, as the resort offers two additional restaurants for guests to choose from that are located right next door.  El Patron at Villa del Palmar Flamingos, Villa La Estancia’s sister resort, offers a selection of contemporary Mexican cuisine that will please your senses with its exquisite flavors and delightful aromas.  Trattoria, which is open for pizza from 11am to 6pm and dinner from 6pm to 10:30pm, serves up a delicious assortment of classic Italian fare and oven-baked pizzas.

The variety of fine-dining options at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit is part of what makes the luxury resort so popular.  Guests have so much to choose from that satisfying one’s cravings is a blissful experience.

Restaurant Week 2017

Every year from May 15th through the 31st, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit convert themselves into the ultimate gastronomic destination for Restaurant Week, a culinary event that pampers your palate. The two-week festival, established by Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group, puts a spotlight on some of the most coveted restaurants around the bay. Both visitors and locals alike can delight in the delicious menus put out by over 40 restaurants, all at a discounted rate, giving patrons an opportunity to try a little or a lot of the fantastic food that the region has become known for.

Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week 2017 invites guests to try from a variety of three-course meals, each course having at least three options, so that patrons can cater their meals to their own tastes and cravings.  The menu created by each participating restaurant is provided at a discounted rate, sometimes lowering prices by up to 50%.  The restaurants that choose to participate in Restaurant Week 2017 do so with the promise of offering a variety of their very best meal options at either $269 or $399 pesos per person. The discounted rates and special menus make planning a week of dining out both more accessible and much more exciting.

Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit’s Restaurant Week is a highly anticipated event, with foodies from around the world planning their vacations to the region during the last two weeks of May.  For some, Restaurant Week 2017 is an opportunity to try the restaurant they have always been craving, while for others, it is simply an excuse to plan an evening out with friends, family or that special someone.  Whatever the reason, Vallarta Lifestyle’s Restaurant Week 2017 is sure to be a memorable event for all those taking advantage of the special prices and mouth-watering menus.

If your staying at the luxurious Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa, in Riviera Nayarit, this May, make sure to check with the concierge for details about participating restaurants and their special menus. Or if this year is not in your plans, it is never a better time to book your stay at Villa La Estancia, as next year’s Restaurant Week makes for an extremely attractive time to visit Banderas Bay and the AAA Four-Diamond Villa La Estancia, Riviera Nayarit.

Spotlight on San Pancho

Cradled by the shores of the Pacific Ocean, just an hour north of Puerto Vallarta, is a majestic town called San Francisco, or San Pancho for short.  Kindly referred to as the “cultural heart of Riviera Nayarit,” this small, picturesque Mexican town is a breathtaking escape from the faster pace of the surrounding region.  Its palm peppered shore, golden sand beach and quaint cobblestone streets create a refuge for those wishing to jump back in time to the feeling of “old” Mexico. While relaxation is inevitable in the quaint fishing village of the past, there are also a number of other activities one can indulge in while visiting San Pancho.

When spending any amount of time in San Pancho, it is hard to miss the spiritual feeling of the town and its people. There truly is a connection between human life and nature, and the union can be felt in most of the activities found in town and on the beach throughout the day.  Among the most popular land activities for visitors are walking, hiking, bird watching and horseback riding. The rugged terrain that surrounds the picturesque beach creates the perfect escape from the heat and an amazing opportunity to explore the flora and fauna of Mexico’s Pacific coast.

The beautiful stretch of sandy beach also provides ample opportunity for a number of aquatic sports, including surfing, swimming and fishing.  While the waves can sometimes limit surfing to the experts, there are multiple points throughout the small cove that are great for swimming and playing in the water.

In addition, San Pancho has a vast array of relaxing things to do, including perusing the myriad boutique shops that line the center of town, dining at any number of the small, locally owned eateries that have garnered a reputation over the years for their delicious cuisine, or simply mingling with the people who call San Pancho their home.  The small town is loved by so many that it has become a refuge for Mexicans and foreigners alike.  Working together in synergy, the people of San Pancho have created a unique culture all their own, where friendship, a love for nature and an appreciation for life prevail.

Cuisine of the Sun Essential Events

The luxurious Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa in Riviera Nayarit is enthralled with the upcoming edition of the Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival.  From April 26th to the 29th, 2017, the AAA Four-Diamond resort set in the beautiful destination of Riviera Nayarit will invite guests to the ultimate gourmet experience, as national and internationally acclaimed chefs showcase their talents, dishes and libations at a myriad of essential events throughout the four-day festival.  The grand affair features a variety of entertaining activities that are sure to tempt your palate and keep you engaged from beginning to end.

Opening Ceremony with Chef Betty Vázquez

The Cuisine of the Sun Festival begins on Wednesday, April 26th in a big way with celebrity chefs meeting and mingling with guests during a Mexican themed party alongside Villa La Estancia’s pool deck.  Guests can indulge in the fantastic two-bite hors d’oeurves being served, while sipping on wines and tequila and listening to the local and international music that will permeate the air.  The star of the night, Chef Betty Vázquez, will provide the highlight of the evening as she puts on an outdoor demo and introduction to the Mexican culture and its cuisine. As Riviera Nayarit’s Ambassador, her creative techniques and personal flair are truly a treat for all those who will be in attendance.  Ending the evening will be a spectacular firework show that will light up the sky and the most outrageous display of chocolates and desserts guests have ever seen.

Thursday’s Trio of Essential Events

Thursday April 27th promises to be an exciting day filled with a trio of events guest won’t want to miss. The morning begins at 10:30 am with Chef Cloyce Martin, Chef Rahm Fama, and Mixologist Davina Thomasula putting on separate cooking shows and a Mixology demonstration. Guests can learn a few tricks of the trade during the entertaining and informative sessions at La Casona, Villa La Estancia’s eclectic Mexican steakhouse, before heading over to the Chopped Challenge at 2:00pm.  This second event of the day, sponsored by Alaska Airlines and SugarFoods will be held on the terrace of El Patron, where Chef Penny Davidi and celebrity guests Michele Ragussis, Martita Jara and Chris Kyler battle it out for a chance to move on the next round.  The limited array of ingredients, pressure to perform and competitive tone will contribute to the excitement of the days Chopped Challenge. Rounding out day two of the Cuisine of the Sun International Food & Wine Festival is a Chef Dinner Under the Stars with Davina Thomasula, Cloyce Martin, Rahm Fama, Dakota Weiss and Martita Jara.  Guests are invited to dance the night away, while enjoying exquisite cuisine, sensational music and great mixology in the company of various celebrity chefs and mixologists.

Friday’s Fun-Filled Schedule

Guests choosing to purchase tickets can join the stars for 2 hours of hot topics, great demos and a heated question and answer session at La Casona, as the celebrity chefs put it all on the table.  In this Talk Show and Cooking class, participating guests learn a few tricks, while Penny Davidi, Michele Ragussis, Martita Jara and Chris Kyler show off their talents. Following the morning activities is the second round of the Chopped Challenge, sponsored by Alaska Airlines and SugarFoods, and another Chef Dinner Under the Stars with celebrity guests Chris Kyler, Michele Ragussis, Gilles Epie, Penny Davidi and Mixologist Davina Thomasula. Between the great music and captivating entertainment, guests will have the time of their lives.

Saturday’s Grand Finale

On April 29th, the final day of the Festival, guests will be tantalized by an early morning cooking class, the grand finale of the Festival’s Chopped Challenge, and a closing ceremony that will outdo every other event of its kind. Guests can join in on the most spectacular beach party in Mexico where all the chefs prepare their signature dishes and Chef Pat Neely prepares a delicious BBQ dinner.  Participants can dance under the stars as local bands entertain the crowds and the finest lingerie, swim suits and diamonds steal the show, in a spectacular event that features international models, draped in millions of dollars in jewels.  Closing the event is a fireworks extravaganza that will blow away any 4th of July party!

Villa La Estancia Los Cabos’ Full Board Meal Plan

Villa La Estancia Los Cabos just launched their new Full Board meal plan, a unique meal plan designed with the needs and desires of guests in mind.  The new Full Board plan, available exclusively at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos, presents guests with an unlimited assortment of mouth-watering cuisine and non-alcoholic beverages at all of Villa La Estancia Los Cabos’ restaurants, including the number one rated restaurant in Los Cabos, La Casona.

The Villa Group’s choice to offer such an exclusive plan came after an in-depth analysis of the all-inclusive meal plan previously offered at the resort, which included feedback from owners, guests and online reviews.  After careful consideration, the luxury resort in Los Cabos developed the new meal plan option hoping to please guests by offering a more personalized service.  Full Board includes meals, snacks, soft drinks and water at any of the restaurants at Villa La Estancia for $85USD per day per adult.  As an added value, guests choosing this option have the unique chance to dine at any of the delectable restaurants of Villa La Estancia’s sister resorts, Villa del Palmar and Villa del Arco, which are located within the same resort compound.  This exclusive opportunity gives guests purchasing the Full Board meal plan at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos ten unbelievable restaurants to choose from.  No other resort provides such a wide variety of dining options without requiring that guests leave the comfort and accessibility of the resort grounds.

The owners of The Villa Group and the management of Villa La Estancia Los Cabos hope that in addition to the European plan, which is based on consumption only, the availability of the alcohol free Full Board meal plan will better suit the diverse desires of their clientele. Travelers choosing Villa La Estancia Los Cabos’ Full Board meal plan will no doubt be on their way to an unparalleled vacation experience.

Los Cabos Open of Surf 2017

June is promising to be a spectacular month in Los Cabos, Mexico as locals, visitors and surf enthusiasts prepare for the Los Cabos Open of Surf 2017.  From June 6th through the 11th, men, women and children will be shredding waves in a competition reserved for some of the most talented surfers on the planet.  This annual event combines surfing talent, the music of the hottest bands and the beauty of the legendary Zippers surf break at Costa Azul, a surf spot near San Jose del Cabo.

The World Surfing League (WSL) event in Los Cabos will feature the QS 6000 Women’s & Jr. Pro Event, a spectacular display that was added to the docket in 2014, making it one of the most important competitions for the women’s division in the country of Mexico. Now in its fifth edition, the Los Cabos Open of Surf is set to be even bigger and better than in year’s past.  Between the four-day surf competition and the live music scheduled each day, the entertainment is sure to keep all those visiting Los Cabos enthralled from the moment they arrive until the very last day.

For travelers looking for a bit of excitement on their Mexico vacation this June, the Los Cabos Open of Surf is the place to be.  Book your stay at Villa La Estancia during the second week of the month and enjoy the luxury of staying at a world-class resort, while attending one of Mexico’s most important sports competitions. Villa La Estancia Los Cabos is far more than your ordinary resort.  The spacious accommodations, featuring one, two and three-bedroom suites, delicious dining, and superior hospitality make it a leader in Los Cabos’ hotel industry.  The stunning resort, set on the shores of Medano Beach, has been the recipient of numerous awards over the years, including a 2016 Traveler’s Choice Award, a 2015 Certificate of Excellence, the GreenLeaders Bronze award for its eco-friendly ventures, a Thumbs Up Badge, and a Rave Reviews award.  In addition, the resort’s top restaurant La Casona recently received a Certificate of Excellence and is currently rated number one among 457 other restaurants in the area.

Cuisine of the Sun Travel Packages

It is the time of year again to start planning for the Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival, an exquisite experience hosted by Villa La Estancia Rivera Nayarit. This year’s edition, which promises to be even greater than the last, will showcase the talents, flavors and personalities of some of the most well known chefs and mixologists in the business.  Villa La Estancia, a AAA Four-Diamond resort nestled in the private residential neighborhood of Nuevo Vallarta, has a plethora of interactive events, swanky soirees and beachside gatherings planned during the four-day affair, which will run from April 26 – 29, 2017. Those looking to participate in the Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival alongside famous celebrity chefs and foodies can acquire a package with special pricing or can choose from the a la carte menu for a more personalized experience.

Special Cuisine of the Sun All Inclusive Package

Guests looking for the ultimate experience can opt for an all inclusive package, which includes lodging at Villa La Estancia and access to the Cuisine of the Sun Festival for $380 per day. The all inclusive option provides guests with the unique ability to dine at an array of restaurants, including those of sister resort Villa del Palmar Flamingos. This unlimited access to gourmet meals and a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages makes dining while on your Mexico vacation a stress free experience. In addition, guests choosing the all-inclusive plan may utilize the luxury resort’s fitness and recreation facilities and participate in the activities and entertainment of Villa La Estancia free of charge. Rounding out the exclusive package is unrestricted access to the hydrotherapy circuit at the world-class Tatewari Spa. This divine water experience includes a Eucalyptus Steam room, dry sauna, relaxing shower massage, a cold plunge pool and Swiss showers for the ultimate experience. Enjoying your Mexico vacation has never been easier when combining the luxury amenities of Villa La Estancia with the superb talent and incredible entertainment of the Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival.

Special Cuisine of the Sun Room Only Package

The Villa Group and Villa La Estancia know that the ability to cater one’s Mexico vacation to their unique tastes and desires is more important than ever. For that reason, the luxury resort in Mexico has provided a special Cuisine of the Sun Room Only package, that allows guests to stay at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit, while still attending the events included in the International Food and Wine Festival. This package, which is reasonably priced at just $247USD per day, includes lodging and one day access to the Cuisine of the Sun Festival.

The second annual Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival is shaping up to be an extraordinary experience. The star-studded event gives guests the opportunity to meet and mingle with celebrity chefs, enthusiastic mixologists and masters in their trade.  The four-day affair, which is sponsored by Alaska Airlines, SugarFoods, Riviera Nayarit and the Mexico Board of Tourism, is an experience you will not want to miss.

Cabo San Lucas Golf – A Green for Every Golfer

What would a world-class destination be without a series of ultra-luxe golf courses for every type of golfer? In Cabo San Lucas, seasoned veterans, those just beginning and everyone in between can find a golf course to suit their tastes and needs.  Pros like Jack Nicklaus, Davis Love III, Tom Fazio and others have lent their talents and expertise to creating some of the top courses in the world. The impeccable greens, challenging fairways and diverse courses have made golf in Cabo a world-class affair.

Cabo Del Sol Ocean Course

This Nicklaus’ masterpiece is one of the most renowned courses on the planet, earning rankings time and time again among the top one hundred golf courses in the world. Well-known for its stunning desert, mountain and ocean views, in addition to its diversified holes, this course stands out among Cabo golf courses.  At 7,075 yards, the course plays long and offers a number of different changes in elevation, rolling hills and challenges for both novice and expert golfers.

Palmilla Golf Course

Coming in second among top ranked golf courses in Cabo is Palmilla, a course designed by world-renowned golfer Jack Nicklaus. As one of three courses in the area to rank among the top 100 courses in the world, this Cabo golf course is truly something special. Offering three 9-hole options, the Mountain Course, the Ocean Course and the Arroyo Course, and five sets of tee boxes at each, the Palmilla course is perfect for every level of golfer.

Diamante-Dunes Course

Ranked #38 of the top 100 golf courses in the world is the Diamante-Dunes course, created by Davis Love III.  Featuring 7,300 yards of supreme golf, this course caters to experienced golfers looking to tee off overlooking the azure waters of the Pacific on their next Cabo vacation. In addition to its championship-level holes and sweeping ocean views, the Diamante Dunes course offers a resort style clubhouse, convenient course side comfort stations and the assistance of professional caddies.

Querencia

Designed by Tom Fazio, this 18-hole course is nothing less than impressive. The course itself is laid out over 300 acres of beautiful landscape, which highlights the ancient cacti and lush palms that blanket the region.  The challenging course is ideal for those looking for golf in Cabo without the crowds. Not only is it one of the top golf courses in Cabo, but its unique location, stunning views and demanding holes put Querencia on par with some of the top courses in the world.

Three Ways to Create Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Moments at Villa La Estancia

There are two special days every year set aside to honor the one’s who have given us life, shown us unconditional love and who have dedicated their time to ensuring our lives are as wonderful as can be. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are days celebrated around the globe and with each celebration comes unique opportunities to shower our loved ones in moments especially designed to show them just how much we care. At Villa La Estancia, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are especially extraordinary, given the vast array of services and amenities meant to pamper and spoil guests of the world-class resorts.

Indulge in the Exclusivity of a Unique Spa Experience

Both the Tatewari Spa at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit and the Desert Spa at Villa La Estancia Los Cabos provide an ample array of services designed to relax and refresh the mind, body and soul. This Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, reserve a space at either spa and treat your loved one to an indulgent experience. Signature services, deep tissue massages, full-body wraps and the like are ideal gifts for both the men and women who have given us so much.

In-Suite Dining

One of the perks of staying at Villa La Estancia is the chance to have one of the resorts’ top chefs prepare a meal for you right in the comfort and privacy of your luxury suite. When planning a spectacular Father’s Day or Mother’s Day in Cabo San Lucas or Riviera Nayarit, treat that special someone with a meal they’ll never forget. When choosing in-suite dining, you and your dinner companions can learn a few tricks of the trade, while watching and conversing with a top chef, who will cater the menu to your personal tastes and desires. In-suite dining is a great way to spend the evening honoring Mom and Dad.

Family Photos on the Beach

What better time to grab family photos than while vacationing in Mexico on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? When staying at Villa La Estancia, you and your family will find a plethora of idyllic backdrops for a family photo session you’ll love showing off. Whether snapping photos while frolicking on the beach, posing among the tropical flowers and lush gardens that adorn the resort grounds, or taking group selfies while lounging around the pool, the photographs you take and the memories you’ll make will serve as the perfect gift for mom and dad.