Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Located directly along Monuments Beach—a world-renowned surfer’s destination—and near the southernmost tip of the Baja California Sur Peninsula, The Cape is the first Mexico property from the sophisticated lifestyle brand Thompson Hotels and a natural partner for the pros, who often vacation in Los Cabos to hit its renowned breaks. Both champion surfers, retreat co-leader Hobgood is a ten-year-plus veteran of the World Championship Tour known for his penchant for tackling high-risk surf, while Curran is also an established singer/songwriter having opened for the Foo Fighters, among other celebrated artists. Servais is revered as one of surf culture’s most prolific and talented photographers, having worked in the industry for 25-plus years.
The Cape, a Thompson Hotel debuted June 26, 2015, and is located in the Cabo San Lucas region of Baja California Sur, Mexico, situated along one of the most desirable stretches of white sand in Los Cabos: the world renowned surfers’ paradise known as Monuments Beach.
The all-new luxury hotel features 161 guest rooms, all with unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez and the destination’s famed icon, The Arch—a stunning natural phenomenon of granite carved into an arch by centuries of wind and sea exposure. The Cape is the first Thompson hotel to open in Mexico and it effortlessly blends the upscale urban aesthetic synonymous with the brand with a distinct 1960s Baja-meets-Southern California vibe.
Guests enjoy two pools, including an infinity pool with swim-up bar and another built within a natural rock formation found on property; a six-story-high rooftop lounge and garden with unmatched views of the city and sea—the only rooftop bar in Cabo San Lucas; an intimate spa and fitness center with a private outdoor cabana for treatments with an ocean view; and a diverse array of chef-driven food and beverage destinations.
One-, two-, and three-bedroom Suites or Villas are available, including four, two-story Penthouse Suites with private rooftops and plunge pools and the premier Surfer Villa—a two-story luxury suite ideal for a luxe vacation, private event, or intimate wedding. Every guestroom on property offers unobstructed ocean views, as well as outdoor terraces—many boasting hanging daybeds for enjoying the picturesque surroundings.
THREE NIGHTS AT THE CAPE, A THOMPSON HOTEL
room options vary; can include, though are not limited to:
The Surfer Villa
a three-bedroom, two-story luxury villa with fully-equipped, state-of-the-art kitchen; gaming room with pool table; expansive, private outdoor patio with a plunge pool and barbecue; and sauna
Deluxe King Suite
featuring a private balcony with hanging daybed; bespoke mid-century, Latin American-inspired furnishings; free-standing, copper-leafed tub and rain shower
SURFING WORKSHOP w/ CURRAN & HOBGOOD
guests hit the waves side-by-side with Curran and Hobgood, where they can test out the pros’ surfboards and experience hands-on coaching; pending surf conditions and open to surfers of all levels
FILM SCREENINGS ON THE ROOFTOP
screenings of cult surf films on the sixth-story rooftop lounge overlooking the Sea of Cortez and downtown Cabos San Lucas; followed by Q&A session with the pros discussing the art and craftsmanship of this niche genre
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT w/ TOM SERVAIS
led by the renowned surf photographer, guests will view a collection of iconic surf images taken by Servais over the last few decades; followed by a Q&A session with Servais on capturing the culture and action of the sport
LIVE ACOUSTIC CONCERT ON THE ROOFTOP
led by singer/songwriter Curran, guests will enjoy a live acoustic show at the hotel’s rooftop lounge
DAILY MORNING YOGA
often a fundamental part of surf culture, each day will begin with beachside yoga classes led by a resident teacher
hosted breakfast at The Cape, complete with ocean views and fresh local produce
guests will receive assorted sporting gear from the pro’s sponsors
Available for booking now, “The Cape + MANSA VIDA Surf Retreat” package is in limited supply and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Packages start at $3,981 for three nights (in a double occupancy suite; single traveler rates are available for $2,921 for three nights). An optional five-night package (in a double occupancy suite) is available for $5,920. Posted rates do not include tax and resort fees; pricing can be adjusted to accommodate larger groups. To book this experience, please call The Cape directly 1.800.508.4322. Or Adriana Silva firstname.lastname@example.org
Damien Hobgood is a professional surfer from Satellite Beach Florida. He is known for having once held the highest two wave grand final score in pro surfing by scoring 19.9 out of 20. (under the current WSL system) at The Quiksilver Pro Fiji in 2004 until Kelly Slater eclipsed it the following year at Teahupo'o in the final with a perfect 20. Damien is the twin brother of CJ Hobgood who is also a professional surfer. Among his notable accomplishments was defeating World Champion Andy Irons for the Quiksilver Pro Fiji in 2004. He suffered a shoulder injury in 2005 but rebounded by winning The Globe WCT Fiji in 2006. Damien's latest WSL victory was against 3 time World Champion Mick Fanning at Teahupo'o in in 2007. Hobgood is part of the Surfrider Pro Team which is sponsored by Surfrider Foundation. Damien has had a long term sponsorship with Globe and was announced as a member of the Fox team. Damien is currently filming a full length documentary with his brother CJ about their lives and competing to be release in 2016.
Photo Credit: Tom Servais
Tim Curran has competed on the World Tour Of Surfing with his highest World Ranking finish being 6th in 1999. During that year he won 2 events, one in Chiba Japan and the other in Lacanau France. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of surfing's "Aerial Revolution" of the late 1990s, and is famous for completing a new maneuver called the Alley OOp, and a full rotation, upside-down flip in two-foot surf at Rocky Point in Hawaii during winter of 2005.
In 2004 Tim opened for the Foo Fighters on their west coast acoustic tour. Including 3 shows at the Sydney Opera House. In 2006 Tim had a music video for his song “Blue Eyes” on VH1 for six weeks. For the past 10 years he has been touring his last 3 independent albums. He is currently working on his 4th full length album set to be released early summer 2016.
Tim has enjoyed working with a number of charities throughout his career, and currently spends much of his time as an Ambassador for The Young & Brave Foundation. Tim's sponsors include: Salt Life, Channel Islands Surfboards, Famous Accessories, Seeker Rods & Vestal Watches.
Photo Credit: Tom Servais (left), Taylor Curran (right)
Growing up in Florida in the early 60’s, Tom Servais spent many days fishing off the piers of Miami Beach, mesmerized by the... view of the surfing from the high pier angle. He soon got a subscription to Surfer magazine and started saving for his first board. In ’73, he drove to California to surf. Not long after, he ended up working at Surfer for 20 years, initially under the guidance of Art Brewer and Jeff Divine who to this day inspire him. Since leaving the comfort of the Surfer office job in ’98, Tom has spent between seven to nine months a year traveling. He’s witnessed and captured some of the greatest moments in surfing and has met some very interesting people. From game parks in South Africa, kava ceremonies in Fiji, camped on a remote island in the Aleutian Islands, to witnessing holiday street scenes in South America, he’s made countless friends and captured magical moments.
Photo Credit: Tom Servais