Mexico: PUEBLO BONITO RESORTS AND QUIVIRA GOLF CLUB REOPEN Safety protocols and operational modifications remain in effect

Safety protocols and operational modifications remain in effect

Following a 76-day quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic, hotels, golf courses, beaches and other non-essential businesses in Los Cabos reopened on June 15 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, have all reopened and will operate at 30% capacity as per current state regulations.

According to Enrique Gandara, Pueblo Bonito’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, “We are delighted to welcome guests again, and are very encouraged that reservations are picking up for the summer months. 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.

Gandara also noted that Pueblo Bonito is offering a limited-time promotion entitling guests up to 38% in savings and a spa credit up to $75 USD if reservations are booked using 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 enjoy exclusive access to Quivira Golf Club, its epic Jack Nicklaus Signature course etched across a breathtaking site at Land’s End. Quivira’s bold risk-reward design, marked by sheer granite cliffs, massive windswept dunes and rolling desert foothills, offers exquisite ocean views and breathtaking drops from tee to fairway.

Quivira recently received a 2020 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award in the ‘Best Mexico & Central America’ category. This is the fifth consecutive year the club has been singled out for recognition by the sport’s most widely read and respected publication.

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. 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, he said, will be aerified in September. Comfort stations, he added, are open, with all golf and service staff required to wear face masks while on property. The staff will also practice physical distancing with all golfers as well as other employees.

Golfers, for their part, will follow specific guidelines to ensure safety. 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.