MobiCom 2019

Oct 21-25, Los Cabos, Mexico

Location and Activities

Los Cabos, Mexico is a popular tourist destination at the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Due to its geography “where the desert meets the sea”, Los Cabos offers stunning vistas through its many mountain and ocean views. From hiking to scuba diving, there are many adventures to be had on the land and sea in Los Cabos.



Activities
We have arranged for various fun activities for you to book on your own if you choose. Cabo is an amazing and unique destination with many fun outdoor activities, so we recommend you spend extra time here to take advantage of it. Activities are available on the Sunday and Monday before the main conference and the Friday and Saturday after the main conference.
View and book activities, including camel adventures, desert and beach ATV and off-road UTV, swimming with dolphins, kayaking and snorkeling or just snorkeling, visiting the arch, ziplining, or visiting Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.

Snorkel or scuba dive

The waters around Los Cabos have many varieties of marine life. This led oceanographer Jacques Cousteau to call the Sea of Cortez “The World’s Aquarium”. October is reported to be a great time for snorkeling and diving, with warm waters and the opportunity to encounter whale sharks. Many local tour operators will assist you in finding the perfect snorkeling spots to experience the wonders of the ocean.



Visit El Arco ("The Arch") of Cabo San Lucas

El Arco is a three-story rock formation formed 115 million years ago from natural erosion during the Cretaceous period. El Arco is located at the southernmost point of the Baja California Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean becomes the Gulf of California. The rock formation is a popular venue for tourists and sea lions.



Dining Experiences


Los Cabos has amazing local food delicacies, especially in its preparation of fresh seafood, including shrimp, lobster, abalone, stingray, crab, squid, and fish. The local area has several internationally-reputed restaurants with high class gourmet dishes.

Flora Farms (https://www.flora-farms.com/)



From the Flora Farms website: "Flora Farms is a 25 acre organic working farm in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. Home to Flora’s Field Kitchen, The Farm Bar, Flora Farms Grocery and Flora Farms Celebrations. The farm is also home to the Shoppes at Flora Farms, the Culinary Cottages & The Haylofts, (our hand-built, straw bale luxury homes for the culinary-inclined), as well as The Farm Spa, an intimate spa and wellness experience achieved through nature-based spa services, in a supremely peaceful setting."

Acre (http://acrebaja.com/)

From the Acre website: "Tucked in the foothills of San Jose del Cabo is Acre, a lush sanctuary set on 25 acres of abundant greenery. Featuring elegant treehouses, organic farms, private event spaces, and an award-winning bar and restaurant, connection and celebration are at the heart of what we do."

The Office on the Beach (http://www.theofficeonthebeach.com/)



From The Office website: "Once upon a time in the decade of the 70’s, when our peninsula was a remote and isolated place and a few visitors came to the region, the first —and at that time the only— palapa on the beach was built on the Médano Beach of Cabo San Lucas.

On the virgin beach this palapa with its small kitchen and unpretentious bar, tended to the needs of locals and the few tourists we then had, offering simple fare such as ceviche, fried fish, burritos or hamburgers and the always wanted margaritas, cuba libres and beers besides the traditional water or coffee.

A local character, a gringo viejo —as the writer Carlos Fuentes would say— rented wind surf equipment on the beach and entertained his clients and friends in this same palapa, which was referred by him and others as "the office". The name stuck, and shortly after a blue sign with yellow lettering popped up identifying the place officially as an office… The Office on the Beach."


History and Culture of Los Cabos

Approximately 14,000 years ago, nomadic tribes arrived to what is now the peninsula of Baja California. The three largest populations in the peninsula, prior to the arrival of the Spaniards, were the Pericu, Guaicura, and Cochimi. The Pericu inhabited the southern tip of the peninsula, including current day Cabo San Lucas which as then named Yenecamu (“the place where two waters meet”).

The founding of Cabo San Lucas is generally credited to a time in the late 1700’s when Cipriano Ceseña, his wife Luciana, and their 13 children first settled near El Medano beach. Since then, Cabo has grown and become one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations. Fun fact: part of the early history of Cabo is known thanks to the a book by the japanese authors Maekawa Bunzo and Sakai Junzo

In the mid 1970’s Mexico’s government begun developing the southern tip of Baja California into a tourist destination. Since then, Cabo’s population has grown steadily along with the infrastructure, tourist attractions, hotels, and has helped the state’s economy diversify away from salt mining and agriculture industries, into tourism and eco-tourism.

For more information on Los Cabos, check out these wikipedia links:
Cabo San Lucas
Baja California Peninsula