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About Cabo and The Trip
(edited from Wikipedia) Cabo has been rated as one of Mexico'sTOP FIVE tourist destinations; it is known for its beaches, scuba diving locations, seaside resorts, the sea arch Arco de Cabo San Lucas, and marine life. The Los Cabos Corridor has become a popular vacation destination for tourists, with numerous resorts along the coast between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. Cabo houses a range of wildlife, including rays, sharks, birds, and a range of fish, such as mahi-mahi, and striped marlin. In the winter, pods of whales can be observed in the area. They bear their calves in the warm waters of the Gulf of California after completing their 6000-mile migration from Alaska and Siberia.
Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo are served by Los Cabos International Airport. Clubs in Cabo include the Cabo Wabo Cantina, a nightclub owned by rock star Sammy Hagar, founded originally by him and other members of Van Halen, named after their hit single Cabo Wabo. There is also the Baja Brewing Company, Pink Kitty Nightclub, Mandala, El Squid Roe, Giggling Marlin, Nowhere Bar, Tiki Bar, the Usual Suspects and the Jungle Bar. Restaurants in downtown Cabo include Edith's, Hacienda Cocina y Cantina, Sunset da Mona Lisa and The Office, a lively outdoor restaurant where tables and chairs sit on the sandy beach. Tourists can also ride horses through the desert, charter a boat for fishing, snorkel, and parasail on the beach. The English-language newspaper for Cabo San Lucas, the biweekly "Gringo Gazette", has news on tourist activities in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose. This newspaper is published by ASGA member Carrie Duncan of our Palm Springs chapter.
Depart the USA on April 7, 2019, and arrive the same day in Cabo, then depart Cabo on April 14 and return the same day to the USA. Cabo is on Mountain Time, two hours earlier than Eastern Time. It observes daylight savings time.
This is a 7-night / 8-day Multi-Chapter Trip to Cabo, Mexico for Any Current ASGA Member to attend and includes:
7 nights in an ocean* view room at the Paradisus Los Cabos, located between the desert and the Sea of Cortez in the heart of the Tourist Corridor, 25 minutes from the airport. It's 10 minutes away from San Jose del Cabo and 20 minutes from Cabo San Lucas.
3 rounds of golf (see golf tab at left for details on golf)
Rates for single or double occupancy; rates include all service charges, federal taxes of 16% VAT and 3% lodging tax. Taxes are subject to change without previous notice according to government regulations.
All meals in Paradisus' selection of buffet and a la carte (off the menu) restaurants except the Gastro Bar.
An open bar based on a selection of domestic and imported brands until 1:00am.
Mini Bar (bottled water, sodas, beer, snacks, coffee and tea) restocked once a day (no hard liquors in mini bar).
An endless array of recreational activities; use of facilities including one of the few swimmable beaches in the corridor.
Complimentary wi-fi on property and all guest rooms.
1-hour complimentary welcome cocktail reception (includes open bar and Mexican hot and cold canapes followed by a private dinner and 3-hours of open bar service until 11:00pm.)
20% discount on spa treatments
Program and Pairings Guide showing day-to-day itinerary
Plastic name tag
You may upgrade to an oceanfront* room at an additional cost. Inquire with ASGA.
* we say "ocean," however, it is technically the Sea of Cortés but you can't tell the difference!
CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO ON OUR HOTEL AND SETTING . . .
You may book optional activities and excursions on your own. See link to the left relative to excursion activities.
PLEASE CHECK BACK TO THIS WEBSITE ON A REGULAR BASISto review any changes. We will not be sending emails out each time there is a minor change. At any time there could be special notices or updates to this event. That info will be posted under the "Emails/Updates" link on the left side of this page.
Before You Travel . . . Before You Sign-Up . . .
There are always risks involved with travel, both in the U. S. and internationally. This website is about a group traveling to the Republic of Mexico between April 7 and 14, 2019. Some attendees may wish to extend their trip, adding days before or after. In any case, we ask that you visit http://travel.state.gov and specifically the section dealing with Mexico prior to making plans or departing. You must have a current passport in order to enter Mexico. If you drive, a U.S. drivers license is acceptable. At the .gov site above, you'll see information about pre-trip planning and other very important items.
The American Singles Golf Association (ASGA) is known for its top quality international trips. For most members, these are a trip of a lifetime and as such, we don't cut corners. You'll be staying at a top level hotel and play some of the top courses and have some great meals and make friends that may become lifelong friends.
HOTEL ROOMS & ROOMMATES: You can register at any time, however, when we fill-up our block of rooms, we may not be able to get additional rooms because the public will be reserving rooms as well. So please don't assume you can wait until the last minute to register. Register right away and if you know you'll have a roommate, it helps if both of you register around the same day. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you're the last person to register for this event and we don't have a roommate for you, you may have to pay the "room-by-myself" package, so REGISTER EARLY to keep from being the last to register!
Who's Coming:Over 70 members have placed a deposit on this trip. The Who's Coming page (see left green tab) will be updated weekly as members sign-up and pay in full for this trip.
Based on our past history of international travel with this size group, 58% roomed by themselves and 42% of our attendees had a roommate. So when we reserve rooms for this trip, we use that formula so the hotel knows to provide an ample number of rooms with two beds and rooms with king/queen beds. Under our group contract with the hotel we'll utilize, we have what are called "ROH" or "Run of House" rooms which means the hotel can put our attendees in any of their rooms in the hotel. We do that to get our best rates which hopefully gets our largest attendance. However, we don't have two men or two women in the same bed, regardless! On this trip, all attendees will have ocean* view rooms. Ocean* front rooms are available at an additional charge. Inquire with ASGA.
Airfare is NOT INCLUDED in any package. See the "Getting There" tab at left for sample airline rates.
* we say "ocean," however, it is technically the Sea of Cortés but you can't tell the difference!
Emails / Updates - - Most Recent Emails Posted First
It is our policy to email significant updates to attendees during and after the registration period. If you do not have email or access to email, we rely on you to stay updated on the event by checking-in with this website from time to time. All emails that update, modify or alter any detail of this event will have links to this page for your later review. ASGA is not responsible if you do not read or receive emails once you're registered. Continue to check back to this site for updates.
To make sure you get all the emails, use this form to add your email. Note: Even though you submit your email to us, they may not always be welcomed by your inbox. This is especially true with emails ending in @att.net or @bellsouth.net. In order to have the best chance for our emails to get into your email account, please add these FIVE (5) email addresses to your address book in your email account:
We used to call this page the FORUM page but it's essentially a place where attendees can post questions, offer to be a roommate, or announce that you're looking for a roommate, etc. Motorcoach transportation will be provided for our group travel to the courses and a half-day trip into Cabo San Lucas. Just click on the link below and post something . . . then keep checking back to see if you have an answer.
All-inclusiveluxury resort, member of the Leading Hotels of the World, located on a totally safe swimming beach about 25 minutes from the San Jose del Cabo airport
Lush gardens and terraces with exquisite details offer the perfect environment for unforgettable vacations in Mexico
Elegant suites with awesome views of the Sea of Cortez from your private terrace and all the adults-only Royal Service privileges including a personal butler to attend to all your needs
Delight your taste buds with delicious traditional Basque cuisine at the exclusive Gastro Bar by Martin Berasategui, a world-famous chef with eight Michelin stars. The perfect combination of tradition and modernity. (Not included in the all-inclusive plan.)
After a fantastic day at the beach, recharge your batteries at YHI Spa*. The modern facilities and carefully selected treatments open the doors to a world of sensations. ASGA members receive a 20% discount at the spa.
Sitting alongside a stunning beach with amazing views of the Sea of Cortés, the Paradisus Los Cabos is a recently-renovated, luxury all-inclusive resort. Set on 18.5 acres of land and located in Los Cabos, Paradisus Los Cabos offers world-class facilities, including the adults-only Royal Service with personalized Butler Service, Family Concierge; a unique vacation experience catering to the needs of our smallest guests, YHI Spa, Life Enriching Experience program, and flexible and modern meeting facilities equipped with the latest technology.
Guestrooms and suites include: fully stocked mini bar (refreshed daily, no hard liquor or wine), laptop size safe, 50” flat screen TV and balcony or terrace.
Fantastic Swim-up Suites* provide access to the 3 new pools in this magnificent resort.
Oversized rooms and suites
Large swimmable beach
Seven bars including swim-up bars and beach bar
Royal Service*: VIP adults-only experience including Butler Service and exclusive access to private lounge, restaurant, exclusive pool and beach areas
4 pools, fully equipped gym
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort
Meetings & Events program including outdoor locations for events
We will provide a link on this page to a company that can arrange for a variety of excursion activities for you and your friends. In the meantime, check out this page from Expedia on 140 Things to Do in Los Cabos 2019 to get some ideas before signing-up with our arranged planner.
See itinerary tab at left for starting times each day.
We are under contract to have shotgun starts each day. Shotgun starts work best with large groups primarily because of the transportation situation. Shotgun start means we all start at one time and we all end, generally, at one time.
OPTIONAL GOLF - For the die-hards who wish to play an additional round on Tuesday, April 9, we suggest playing at the Ocean Course or theCabo del Sol Desert Course. (Note: The Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol had originally announced it was closed for renovation effective April 1. After signing with the Questro courses, we then heard the Ocean Course will not close in April. It's pricier than the Desert course.) If interested in playing either course, look at the online rates for the Desert and Ocean Courses and we'll try to put together a foursome or two. Notify Tom Alsop if interested in playing the optional round at Cabo del Sol and which course.
Golf Play Format. We'll play USGA Rules of Golf (play your own ball, not someone else's!) so please "brush-up" on the USGA Rules of Golf.
Prizes. Although we're not on this trip to win prizes or prize money and even though we want to play real golf by the real rules (USGA), we will not have team or prizes based on handicaps. We will have proximity (closest-to-pin) competitions on many par 3s for both men and women. The prizes will be given out at various times we gather as a group throughout our stay or may be given out at the final dinner we have. The prizes will be our $25.00 prize certificates good towards upcoming events, towards your dues or an ASGA logo'd golf shirt. These prizes are non-transferable.
Caddies and Golf Carts. Caddies are very rare in Mexico but if you're interested, please contact ASGA. Golf carts are included each day.
A couple of other things to consider regarding caddies: At a European event years ago, ASGA coordinated getting caddies for players who wanted them. On the day of play, only 75% of the caddies showed-up, leaving some members not the happiest. So we no longer get involved in doing this for you. At some point, we will post contact information on how to reserve a caddie and you can make arrangements for yourself, in writing, via email.
Regarding fore-caddies, the issue here is that you would need to have everyone in your foursome agree to pay their share of the fore-caddie cost. In past years, one person paid it but did not get reimbursed by others. The best scenario is to arrange a fore-caddie once you've met your playing partners at the event (the day before) and then call ahead to the course to arrange for the fore-caddie. This way, everyone can pay their 25% share of the fore-caddie cost.
Golf Club Movement. At present, we have arranged for the motorcoach company to carry your clubs to the courses in the storage area under the coach. You will need to stay with your clubs to make sure they are loaded and unloaded at each movement.
You will be asked to bring your golf clubs after your round to the transportation truck or motor coach where personnel will load your clubs. Please do not leave your clubs on your cart at the end of each round. In the end, every member is responsible for the safe-keeping of their own equipment. Make sure you do not leave valuables, memorabilia, etc. in your golf bag and make sure you understand where your clubs will be returned to if you are renting clubs.
With the cost of taking your clubs to Mexico on the plane, past trips have indicated that 25-30% of our group prefer to rent clubs while on major trips. Questro Golf, the management company for our three primary courses, rents clubs for $55/day so please make arrangements directly with them if you'd like to rent clubs. Go to their website here and submit the CONTACT US form. Be sure to specify what types of clubs you want, i.e. senior shaft, graphite, ladies, men's etc. You will use the clubs one day then rent another set at their other courses later in the week. Note we play golf on April 8, 10 and 12.
If you wish to play the optional round at Cabo del Sol, rentals are a bit higher, possibly $75 per round. Inquire by going to their CONTACT US page.
Note that you are personally responsible for the safekeeping of any rental set of clubs, whether on the golf course, golf club storage and/or transportation of rental golf clubs. ASGA assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged golf clubs, bags or content in golf bags.
Also, note that if you plan on doing any additional golf before or after the ASGA itinerary, any additional rental may be outside of your contract.
Your Program & Pairings Guide will show your final itinerary, dates, times, etc. It will be emailed to you about five (5) days before we leave from the U. S. If you are traveling and do not have access to email, check this website for a copy posted.
In the meantime, here is the tentative itinerary:
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - Arrive in Cabo - Event registration and Welcome reception and dinner at 6:00pm. Sunset at 6:37pm. Be there!
Monday, April 8, 2019 - Breakfast/Morning on Your Own - Golf at Club Campestre San Jose - 1:00pm shotgun - Dinner at Paradisus
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - Excursion Day, book an activity, lay out on the beach, hang with friends (optional golf at Cabo del Sol Desert Course) for those interested. See info under the Golf tab - Dinner at Paradisus
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - Breakfast/Morning on Your Own - Golf at Cabo Real Golf Club - 1:00pm shotgun - Dinner at Paradisus
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - Breakfast/Morning on Your Own, depart at 1:00pm for half-day visit to Cabo San Lucas or stay longer for the optional dinner at The Office on the Beach at 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Friday, April 12, 2019 - Breakfast/Morning on Your Own - Golf at Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club - 1:30pm shotgun (if group grows beyond 52 golfers, we shotgun at 2:00pm) - Dinner at Paradisus
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Excursion Day, book an activity, lay out on the beach, hang with friends, get a tee-time on your own. All meals at Paradisus if you choose.
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - Just breakfast is included this day unless you've booked additional days. Say your goodbyes, give some hugs and return safely to your hometown. If you wish to stay optional days, please indicate this on your registration form. These days are on your own.
By signing-up and paying, you have given us permission to post your name here. If you do not wish your name posted,please email us indicating such or note somehow on your registration. This may not be a complete list. Some members have asked that their name not appear on this public list.
Registered as of 2/18/2019
North Oaks, MN
Joann St. Peter
Ine Van Kersen
Bob Van Poppel
Who's Placed a $100 Deposit as of January 31, 2019?
These individuals will receive a $200 credit towards the final cost of their trip:
Check out this short video on what day of the week to purchase an airline ticket. And definitely, don't buy a ticket on Friday! Go to this link.
Have you checked the expiration date of your passport? You'll need a passport but the "good for six months" is not a requirement in Mexico, just that your passport is good the day you travel to Mexico.
Take this S.T.E.P.
Many people like to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program with the U. S. State Department just to let them know that you are in another country. To do so, go here.
Trip insurance is NOT INCLUDED in this event, however, you may purchase trip insurance on your own. This can cover you for a number of issues, including but not limited to your airfare, your registration fee and other expenses. See policy for details.
If you want trip insurance, you'll need to purchase it within a few days AFTER YOU PAY for the trip. (See red lettering below!)
***** If you want trip insurance, you'll need to purchase it within a few days AFTER YOU PAY for the trip. This is NOT a suggestion, but a requirement of the insurance company. Also, if you paid a $2000 or $3000 deposit AND you want trip insurance, you will have to have your deposit refunded to you and then re-purchase the full trip on a separate transaction. This is due to the insurance company's requirement that you make your trip insurance purchase within three (3) days AFTER you make the trip payment.
The "per day" cost on this trip is pretty close to the "per day" cost for our 2016 trip to Spain where 99 members attended, seven dinners and four rounds of golf and our 2018 trip to Ireland with 60 members.
Airfare is not included to or from Cabo, nor any domestic portion of your travel.
We suggest you purchase trip insurance. See link at left. If you do purchase trip insurance, you must do it within three (3) days of when you register and pay for the event.
You can room with the same person the entire trip or you can room by yourself (more expensive).
On April 11, you can have the included dinner at Paradisus or pay an additional $80 for dinner at & transportation to The Office on the Beach in Cabo San Lucas
You can save 3% by paying by check vs. credit card
Mail checks to: ASGA, 1122 Industrial Dr., Suite 107, Matthews, NC 28105.
Some members paid a $100 "early bird" deposit by January 31, 2019 giving them a $200 trip credit (see the Who's Coming green tab for a list of those members). When you register, you'll have an opportunity to deduct what's already been paid from your final payment. We will confirm your numbers when your registration has been received.
If for ANY reason you want to back-out of this event and you paid a $100.00 deposit, per the promotion, you will receive 16 months' of additional ASGA membership and not a cash refund. Please notify our office manager, Irene Matthews, if you wish to convert your deposit towards your membership dues by clicking here.
Rooming with Another Member - $2,595 per person (All inclusive - includes all taxes and gratuities)
Rooming by Yourself - $3,395 (All-inclusive - includes all taxes and gratuities)
Optional Dinner on Thursday, April 11 at The Office on the Beach (includes group transportation) - $80
Additional Nights (inclusive of meals) - $330 (inclusive of taxes and gratuities) if rooming alone; $215 per person with roommate staying the same additional nights.
For our Terms and Conditions, Indemnification, etc., click here.
To see our complete cancellation policy, click here.
Event Cancellation. There can be no cancellation of this event nor any portion thereof after March 7, 2019. If you find you cannot attend after that date, please email ASGA so that we will not be looking for you. If you need to drop-out, you can sell your registration to another member on your own. Please do not ask ASGA to sell it for you.
If you think something might come-up, you may want to purchase trip insurance. See the link to the left.
All registrations for non-domestic events are subject to the following conditions:
1. Credit Card or Debit Card Payments to ASGA. Any credit or debit card payment to ASGA, before, during or after the event, will carry a 3% surcharge.
2. Exchange Rate.Exchange rate does not come into consideration for this event as the hotel and golf courses eagerly accept the U. S. Dollar.
3. Itinerary Changes. ASGA reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary as needed as long as the attendee receives the other item(s) with the same value. In other words, if a golf course needs to be changed because we don't have the requisite number of players or if we have too many players, then a comparable course (dollar-wise) will be substituted. If the alteration is major, such as deleting the number of days in the trip, you will have the option of accepting the alternative arrangements or receiving a full refund. No refunds on golf if there is rain UNLESS the course is closed and the course provides a refund to us.
4. Airline Reimbursements. ASGA shall never be responsible for reimbursing you for your airline and/or travel expenses in getting to or from this event.
5. Emergency Contacts. ASGA asks that you provide to ASGA an emergency contact number in the instance you are personally injured, can't be found, or any other emergency situation at the time of registration. By signing-up for this event, you release ASGA of any liability for any loss, damage or injury while partaking in this event, unless ASGA is found negligent in any manner.
According to the U. S. State Department's website, 911 is the number to call in Mexico if you have an emergency. In case of emergency, we will at our discretion offer advice, guidance and assistance. By signing-up for this event, you permit ASGA to contact emergency contacts given to us in your regard.
6. Force Majeure. ASGA accepts no responsibility for and shall not be liable in respect of loss or damage or changes caused by force majeure events such as strikes, riots, political unrest, war hostilities, or threat of war, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, fire, flood, weather problems or similar events beyond its control.
7. Website Description. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of descriptions and information. However, we are not always able to control all components of the arrangements and it is possible that an advertised facility may be withdrawn or changed, due to weather conditions, lack of demand or for maintenance, renovations etc. We will advise you if we become aware of a major change.
8. If You Have a non-ASGA-related Complaint. Should you have any complaint not related to ASGA, you are urged to discuss it at the time with the airline, hotel, course or car rental company. If your complaint is not resolved or if you believe ASGA can assist you, please notify an ASGA representative as soon as possible and we do our best to assist you with your concern if it is within our ability.
9. Group Travel. This event is considered group travel, meaning you enjoy the event as part of the overall group. Our group may travel together, typically in a motorcoach at certain events. If you miss your group transportation on a given day, the group shall continue on its schedule without regard for your situation and it is up to you to find your way to meet up with the group ahead of you. Motorcoaches depart our various locations at stated times so make sure you're on the coach. We will wait no longer than ten (10) minutes for you on any motor coach departure. As the saying goes, "if you're on time, you're late!"
Please note that the group leader has reserved the front right two (2) seats on all motorcoaches we utilize each day.
ASGA is not responsible if you miss any group transportation, group events, golf, dinners, etc. and there shall be no price adjustment unless the fault lies with ASGA.
10. Food. ASGA understands that some individuals have special dietary needs. It is not up to ASGA to seek you out, but you must contact ASGA and notify us if you have special needs at least three (3) days prior to the event in which food is served. For more details, see the green tab on the left side of this page under MEALS.
11. Golf Cancellation Due to Weather. If the golf course closes due to weather, we believe the course will refund our golf costs. If the course is open and there is rain, there is no refund on golf fees. Please be prepared to have rain gear, umbrella, etc. in your bag.
Transportation - In your package, certain transportation to and from our various venues is included. But occasionally, you may want to wander out on your own or with friends. You are on your own so please use caution. Be very aware and extra cautious!
Car Rental - At the Cabo airport, there are a number of car rental agencies. A recent six-day visit to Cabo by Tom Alsop cost $135 (U.S.) for an intermediate-size car, plus gas. There is no cost for valet or self-parking at the Paradisus.
Do you have an interesting link about Cabo that you think would be beneficial for our attendees? Please forward it to Tom Alsop by emailing the link to him here.
In order to attend, you need to register for this event. You'll need to make sure that you are a member at the time of the event. To see when your dues expire, go here.
To renew your dues, or if you're not a member, annual dues are $79 up until March 1, 2019 then dues increase to $89 annually. Go to www.SinglesGolf.com/join to become a member and enjoy this trip with savings you would not get without an ASGA membership.