The Scene – LCM 44 Summer 2016

Los Cabos’ vibrant social scene means there’s never a dull moment


Los Cabos Magazine never misses a party, and we’re giving you a peek at some of the most exciting events in the Los Cabos area during recent months—from fundraisers to surf competitions.

Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Now Part of Sheraton Grand Collection

The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort has been named to the Sheraton Grand tier, it announced earlier this summer. The announcement was followed by a grand celebration. The Grand tier is the new category for Sheraton’s top destination hotels, those that feature distinguished designs as well as unbeatable service and guest experiences. The newly renamed Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar, is the only Sheraton property in México to hold the distinction. Learn more about the 270-room property—home to De Cortez and Pitahayas restaurants—at

Paella Festival Wows

Eleven chefs from 11 Los Cabos hotels participated in a June Paella Festival, which was organized by the Rotary Club of Los Cabos and benefited its scholarship program. Held at the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar, the festival featured live music and an exciting look at the chefs at work. Local personalities judged the competition, each tasting all the paellas and scoring them based on flavor, presentation, and originality. The home chef—Manuel de Luca of the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar—was crowned the winner. One of the most emotional moments was when the children who participate in the scholarship program went onstage with the participating chefs and Rotarians.

Los Cabos Open of Surf a Success

The world’s surfing community turned its attention on Cabo for the Los Cabos Open of Surf in early June. Billed as the best professional surf and music festival in México, the Los Cabos Open of Surf debuted in 2013. This year, its dates were June 7–12. In 2014, it started as an ASP 6-Star Men’s event, and in 2014, it became the country’s first Women’s ASP 6-Star competition. The main event was held at Zippers, a world-famous surf spot. For more information, go to

Don Sanchez Holds Mango Fest 2016

In late June, chef Tadd Chapman’s Don Sanchez restaurant in San José del Cabo hosted the inaugural Mango Fest featuring eight of Los Cabos’ top chefs: Sabrina Lopez, Paul Zamudio, Emanuelle Oliveiro, Armando Montaño, Javier Galindo, Volker Romeike, Tadd Chapman, and Abraham Tamez. Guests enjoyed a welcome cocktail, six courses, and folkloric dance performances. For more information, go to