Whether you remain on-site at the resort your entire stay or venture off into other parts of Mexico, please be safe and aware of your surroundings at all times. Remember to stay in groups and always tell others where you are going so they are aware of your plans. We understand you may have concerns about the tainted alcohol incidents in Mexico that you may have heard in the news lately, and we have been assured by Melia Hotels International, the parent company of Paradisus Los Cabos, that this will not be an issue at the resort. They adhere to very strict food & beverage policies and treat their guests' health & safety as a priority. Additional steps are being taken to reaffirm their commitment to keeping their resorts and its guests safe at all times by additional more surveillance cameras and implementing additional audit and safety procedures for alcoholic beverages. The hotel staff is also trained to recognize and immediately respond to situations where guests show symptoms of excessive alcohol consumption and other health-related issues. Please click here to read the letter we obtained from Melia Hotels International.
Mexico is a huge vacation destination for U.S. and international travelers alike because it has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and fun things to do while there. So, not only do we hope you leave with lots of new knowledge and friends from the conference, we hope you also enjoy yourself! We've put together some details about what you need to know before and during your travel to Mexico. Please read through these items so you are prepared ahead of time, as well as what to expect when you arrive!
About Los Cabos, Mexico
Los Cabos is located 900 miles southeast of San Diego, California, and is unique in its striking desert landscape, dry climate and great outdoors unspoiled beauty. Visitors are surrounded by a dramatic backdrop of endless cactus desert, cinnamon-colored mountains, miles of white sandy beaches and clear, azure waters. It is one of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations.
The two main tourist areas of Los Cabos are Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. "Cabo" is different in many ways from other "Mexican Riviera" counterparts along the Pacific Coast. Because of its geographical separation and isolation from mainland Mexico, the Cabo tourism industry has developed closer ties with the U.S. (mostly the West Coast) than to the rest of Mexico. A conspicuous "north-of-the-border" atmosphere and attitude give the area an appealing cultural duality.
This is one of the very few "Tropical Deserts" in the world — only 7 inches of rain a year, and no rainy season, virtually a sun-guarantee, with relatively low humidity compared with other tropical areas due to the absence of rain, and the influence of cooler Pacific Breezes. This and close proximity, more than anything else, has been the reason for Cabo's popularity.
The average high temperature in November in 86 degrees, and the low is 67. The weather should be perfect during our conference!
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. For more information, click here.
Los Cabos International Airport (SJD).
The following links contain a wealth of information designed to ensure that your trip is smooth, safe, and enjoyable.