In recent years corporate events have been staying domestic. Company leaders in cold weather climates have opted for warm winter trips to places like Phoenix and Orlando. But now it’s time to dust off the ol’ passport and brush up on your Espanol, because Los Cabos, Mexico has emerged as a premier, cost effective destination for corporate and other events!
Here are our top 5 favorite reasons to pack up your laptop and head south of the border:
1. The Price
Los Cabos is an approximately 2 hour direct flight from many US cities. Depending on your departure city and dates, round-trip flights to Cabo can be found for less than $300 USD. Flying to Mexico is no longer more expensive than flying domestic and excellent deals can be found on accommodations. The coast of southern Baja is lined with hundreds of hotels and resorts offering discounts and packages for groups. I’d like to propose a toast to my favorite Baja bargain… $2 beers on the beach!
2. The Food
Baja California used to be a place to eat street tacos 24 hours a day. Don’t get me wrong – you can still do that. But if you’re in the mood for a steak and lobster, pasta, sushi, and especially gourmet Mexican cuisine, Cabo is the place. The last five years have welcomed an influx of award-winning chefs, bakers, and culinary whiz kids. Many of our favorite Cabo eateries are equipped to entertain large groups and provide other corporate services.
3. The Vacation Experience
It’s not that I don’t love Phoenix; I do. But corporate events in places like Arizona don’t exactly scream, “Relax, rest, rejuvenate, and drink a margarita!” One of the many purposes of a company retreats is to re-energize the team, and how better than with a real vacation experience? Blue skies, sweeping beaches, and the famed Arch of Cabo provide the perfect backdrop for a truly rewarding experience. Employees will return to work refreshed, clear-headed, bursting with creativity, and with a killer tan to boot!
Cabo is host to many activities perfectly suited for corporate trips and other groups. The area boasts premier golf courses, surfing, sailing, diving, snorkeling, tequila tasting, cooking classes, sweeping organic farms, architectural and historic tours, and some of the best fishing in the world! You can visit one of the many spas or spend your day shopping in the art galleries and bartering with the beach vendors. And if after all that you’re still looking for more to do, Todos Santos and La Paz are just a short drive up the coast. These lovely towns offer travelers even more options for restaurants, accommodations, art, and entertainment.
5. The Forecast
Perhaps the most desirable thing about planning your corporate trip to Cabo is the predictably beautiful weather. The sun shines here more than 10 months out of the year with a short rainy season in parts of August and September. While many Americans and Canadians are digging their way through snow and ice, Cabo visitors and locals are digging their feet into the sand on a warm day! Leave the overcoats at home and spend your next company retreat or other event in your flip flops… We’ll keep some cervezas on ice for you.