Aces, Beach, and Cabo San Lucas: Why You Should Clear Your Calendar for the Los Cabos Open

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Photo Credit: Abierto Los Cabos

Any true tennis fan knows there’s an open or tournament to watch basically every week—but there’s a difference between watching a match on the television and watching it in person. So which tournament deserves front row seating to see the action live?

The Abierto Los Cabos—held this year from July 30 to August 5—invites you to #LiveItLoveIt, and with a beautiful destination, great access to players, and truly unique experiences, this is one tournament that you will definitely want to grab tickets for. Since it’s located in the heart of Los Cabos, the tournament offers so much more than matches. With sweeping views of the jewel-tone ocean, mouthwatering cuisine, and luxurious accommodations, the Los Cabos Open is just one more reason to visit the Baja Peninsula.

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Photo Credit: Abierto Los Cabos

There’s a unique juxtaposition between the relaxed and carefree atmosphere of Cabo and the passion and excitement that permeates the stands come game time. Each tennis match begins just before sunset, which not only makes for cooler temperatures, but also for a picturesque background. While every player gets their fair share of love from the crowd, there’s no denying the fan-favorites. For instance, during the doubles finals the stands echoed with cheers for Miguel Reyes-Varela, a Guadalajara native, who won the cup with his partner Marcelo Arevalo. Reyes-Varela was the first to win an ATP title in the country in 23 years, after Leo Lavalle did in 1995. The elation and eruption of applause for Reyes-Varela made it a moment that could only be experienced live.

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Photo Credit: Abierto Los Cabos

Of course, this epic tennis tournament isn’t the only reason to visit Cabo. Because the matches take place later in the day, that leaves you with plenty of time for excursions and exploring. Baja’s southern tip provides idyllic places for snorkeling, paddle boarding, fishing, and even riding camels. You might even catch the tennis stars alongside you as you head out on an adventure – after winning the cup in the singles final, Fabio Fognini told reporters how much he enjoyed fishing and sightseeing during his free time.

Fans can also hobnob with superstar players like Juan Martín del Potro, Sam Querrey, and Taylor Fritz, at autograph sessions and after parties. ATP also hosts events like pool parties and taco challenges to give tennis lovers greater access to their favorite stars.

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Photo Credit: Cabo Adventures

If you choose to adventure on your own, you’d be remiss to pass up on a snorkel tour with Cabo Adventures. The waters around Cabo’s iconic El Arco are excellent for seeing colorful fish up close. And Santa Maria Bay is just a short boat ride away, offering unencumbered encounters with a variety of sea life. Once there, the tour group gives passengers the choice to continue snorkeling or try their hand at paddle boarding or kayaking around the bay.

After a morning out on the water, you’ll likely build up quite an appetite. Thankfully, once you’re back at the Marina, Cabo Adventures provides a treat of fresh ceviche and refreshing drinks. If you’re looking for more substantial nourishment, head on over to The Office, a beloved restaurant that has been serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner right on the beach since the 70’s. You can’t go wrong with a freshly-caught seafood dish, guacamole, or a traditional plate like enchiladas or fajitas.

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Photo Credit: Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos

If you're staying at Le Blanc—which we highly recommend—your pre-match activities might just put you at the height of relaxation. The luxurious adults-only, all-inclusive resort offers amenities like an infinity pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, five bars, and eight different restaurants, including Mezzo, the only Lebanese restaurant in Cabo.

While the cuisine and property are both five-star, it’s the service that makes this place truly spectacular. With a personal butler designated to every 10 rooms, your every whim and fancy can be met with just a phone call. Need another bottle of the resort’s exclusive tequila for your room? Check. Car service to take you to the tournament? No problem. How about aromatherapy and a lavender-scented pillow to help you unwind after a night of excitement? They can take care of that as well.

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Photo Credit: Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos

With so much attention paid to bring guests comfort, it’s no wonder the resort’s spa is also exceptional. BlancSpa—one of the largest and most indulgent in all of Cabo—boasts 19 treatment rooms and an exquisite hydrotherapy center. Upon entering the spa, you’re greeted by a butler, who will walk you through each part of the “water journey.” You’ll begin by detoxing in the sauna, energizing your body in the ice room, then relaxing in the steam room with a cool aromatic facial towel. Before hitting the pools, take a minute to recline on the tiled chairs as you sip tea or chlorophyll water, and enjoy a relaxing scalp massage from your butler.

As relaxing as the hydrotherapy is alone, you don’t want to miss out on a treatment. The spa’s signature service—the Pericu Massage—is a four-hand massage that incorporates many of the ancient rituals of the regions ancestors, the Pericu Tribe. The 80-minute experience begins with a chakra cleanse and ends with you feeling more rejuvenated than you probably have in a long time.

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Photo Credit: Solaz Los Cabos

If you’re looking to travel to the tournament with children in tow, Solaz Los Cabos is the ultimate option. The resort, which opened September 1, 2018, is a nature-inspired refuge that marries the arid desert of the region with the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez. Being family-friendly, Solaz plays host to many of the tennis players’ families and even has the Cabonauta Kids Club for little ones. With 147 units—along with Master, Presidential, and Imperial suites—the high-end accommodations offer a secluded paradise fit for any size or type of party.

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Photo Credit: Cabo Adventures

Whoever you're with and whatever adventure you decide on, Los Cabos offers the perfect destination for luxury dining, relaxation, and unrivaled experiences. In tennis, a love might be zero, but Abierto Los Cabos and the accommodations and activities available in the city, will surely win your heart’s set.

The 2019 Los Cabos Tennis Open will be held July 29 to August 3, with tickets on sale in April.

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