Following a more than two-month quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic, hotels, golf courses, beaches and other non-essential businesses in Los Cabos each have re-opened based on a positive change to the destination’s COVID-19 alert level.
Pueblo Bonito Golf & Spa Resorts’ key properties, including Pacifica, Sunset Beach, Montecristo and Rose, each have re-opened and will operate at 30 percent capacity as per current state regulations.
“We are delighted to welcome guests again, and are very encouraged that reservations are picking up for the summer months,’’ said Enrique Gandara, Pueblo Bonito’s vice president of sales and marketing. “For us it is a significant vote of confidence that our guests trust Pueblo Bonito´s safety protocols enough to book a visit. We fully understand how crucial it is to establish new standards of cleanliness, hygiene, and social distancing.’’
Pueblo Bonito is offering a limited-time promotion entitling guests up to 38 percent in savings and a spa credit up to $75 USD if reservations are booked using https://www.pueblobonito.com/.
The Los Cabos Tourism Board has been working with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to obtain its global safety stamp of approval recognizing safe travel protocols. The specially designed stamp – awarded last week – allows international travelers to understand which destinations around the world have adopted global standardized health and hygiene protocols.
Golf, recognized as a safe ‘social distancing’ sport, is a prime amenity for guests of Pueblo Bonito Resorts, who have exclusive access to Quivira Golf Club, a great Jack Nicklaus Signature course set across a ruggedly beautiful site at Land’s End. Quivira’s design, marked by sheer granite cliffs, massive windswept dunes and rolling desert foothills, offers ocean views and breathtaking drops from tee to fairway.
According to Antonio Reynante, director of golf at Quivira Golf Club, the golf course benefitted from the shutdown.
“We didn’t slow down during the mandated closure,’’ Reynante said. “The maintenance crew aerified and verti-cut all the tees and fairways, and then top-dressed the entire golf course. They did a phenomenal job, and we are very pleased with the results. The course looks sensational, and playability has been enhanced.”
The greens, Reynante said, will be aerified in September. Comfort stations are open, with each golf and service staff required to wear face masks while on property. The staff also practices physical distancing with all golfers as well as other employees.
Tee times are scheduled 15 minutes apart to encourage social spacing. Safety policies and operational guidelines will be in effect during the current Level 5 classification.
Photo: The fifth hole at Quivira Golf Club (Pueblo Bonito Golf & Spa Resorts)